Saturday, 20 March 2010

Edwin playing the guitar

It's my gorgeous hubbys' birthday tomorrow - 21 again, of course!

I coloured in Edwin earlier in the week and have just been sat looking at it till this morning - trying to decide exactly what to do with it!  Anyway, after a couple of hours playing, this is what I ended up with:

I really struggled with the finishing touches.  It is just so much easier for girlie cards. In the end I resorted to staples.  I have admired lots of projects using staples - but never had the courage to use them myself - till now.  Who better to test it on than hubby :-)

Right, better get on with the rest of the day - the washing is sat in the machine waiting to be hung out (oh the joys!) xx

Carlyann's mega candy!

Carlyann, Sweet 'N' Crafty, is celebrating nearly reaching 100,000 hits on her blog with a super blog candy - you just have to go and check it out.  I love her work, everything is just gorgeous, and there are lots of Tildas too.

Anyway - here are the rules to be in with a change of winning the fab candy:

1. Become a follower of her blog, Sweet 'N' Crafty
2. Post about her Candy on your blog (or a link on your sidebar)
3. Leave your name & blog link, on her blog, with MR Inlinkz
4. Leave her a comment

Candy will close on the 30th April (forgot there's not 31days in april lol) and winners will be annouced shortly after!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Copic class

I went to the Introduction to Copics class on Saturday and had a really lovely day.  Wendy from Stamps and Memories took the class through the history of copics and we started at the very beginning.  It was great to have a whole day to play, as well as look at all the lovely goodies that Wendy had brought along.  Stamps (there were hundreds!) copics, papers, cards, nesties and more.

We were taught about inks, paper and card, and all the different ways of blending.  Here is my effort at colouring properly with my copics ;-)

Wendy is running classes all over the place! (you can fill in a form online to say where you would like a class), so check out the Stamps and Memories site.

The day just flew by so quickly.  I met some lovely new people and I was very happy coming away with my goodies (there were four copics in our goody bags). 

Problem is that I just want to sit and colour now :-)

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Happy Mothers Day

Morning all and a very Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there.

My dear daughter is very busy in the kitchen as I type this, making me breakfast.  There are flowers on the table and she has made me a throne (chair covered with a throw and a cushion).  I even have a red carpet to walk on to get to my throne (two tea towels) :-)  What a dear little thing, she is so sweet.

Better go - breakfast is ready x

Friday, 12 March 2010

Confused and copics!

Right - I have been having a great time catching up with all the great blogs that I follow (well, not all - but I am getting there) but now I am a little bit confused.

I was overjoyed to see that I have some new followers, and I wanted to check out their blogs - so I tried clicking on their names - but it wouldn't let me through.  So I thought I would send a message - to ask what their blog addresses were - but when I tried that it said that I needed to be a member of my blog!  Anyway, so now I look like a bit of a 'sad o', as I am now a follower of my own blog!!!  Oh well - one way to boost the numbers I suppose :-)

I am really excited tonight, as tomorrow I am off to an Introduction to Copic Ciao class in Exeter.  This is being run by Stamps and Memories.  I have been using my copics for a while now, but feel that I could do with some pointers - I have watched a lot of tutorials on YouTube and love colouring with my copics and promarkers, but I am still not totally happy with the results.  So, lets hope that I learn lots tomorrow.

Anyone got any ideas how I can label my copics?