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Sunday, 30 August 2009

Too pooped to post!!

You'd think I had run a marathon yesterday instead of crafting for 8 hours!! I was so tired by the time I got home last night it was all I could to to watch the X factor (wasn't Jamie Afro fab!) take the dogs a walk and go to my bed.

We had a great day of crafting, talking, laughing, crafting, eating, talking, crafting, talking, laughing...well you get the idea LOL. There were only 4 of us as a few girls were on their hols or otherwise engaged. The only good think about that was we were able to spread out and had loads more room to make a mess....I mean craft!

We started off with the make & take... I'm a bit worried I'm going a bit overkill with calendars as this is our 3rd one LOL but I think you can never have enough calendars in your life! I borrowed the idea from Heart Prints though I changed it from lying flat to standing. I love the Gorjuss Girls images ...
they colour up so easily and are pretty darn cute! I cut 4" x 4" chipboard then covered with Carolees Stitched Denim Flower pp...rounded the corners with my BIA corner rounder (blue one), sanded the edges, punched 2 holes with my Crop-a-dile at the top of each corner being sure to do the back at the same time. I tied the white grosgrain ribbon around the lower end of the 'coaster' and tied the two pieces together with thinner grosgrain ribbon. I stamped 'happiness' from SU! in black Stazon and stuck the calendar near the top right corner. I decided to introduce another colour to the Gorjuss Girl and what other colour is there but pink LOL!!! I used my Prisma pencils, stumps and Sansador to colour her in and stuck her down with dimensionals so it looks like she's sitting on the ribbon. I think that's could I forget...I glittered up her tights and bow on her dress!

After the m & t we worked on our own things...2 of us made cards, one a perpetual calendar we had made a couple of months ago that I haven't was in my pre-blogging days (will post it soon as it's pretty cool) and another worked on her scrapbook. Quite a mix as usually I'm out-numbered by scrapbookers! I managed to colour in 5 of the snowball images and get the pp and ribbon on the card bases. My wonderful postman Steve went beyond the call of duty when I told him I was expecting a parcel and it didn't arrive as expected on Friday. He rearranged his whole route to deliver it on Saturday before I left for the's that for great service?? He obviously knows what I'm like ... many a time has been laiden down with parcels for me...once he even had them piled in a crate to save him several trips back to his van LOL. Oh the memories....

I brought my little package with me just in case I finished everything else....well I didn't but my goodies were desperate to see the light and it would have been extremely rude if I didn't show the girls : ) Elizabeth at Elzybells got some new products on Thursday and one of them was white ink pads. Now I know that doesn't sound very exciting but these white ink pads are fantastic....they are the brightest whitest ink pads I have ever used and believe me I've used a lot. There's one for card and one for acetate and shiny card. I was desperate to try the one for acetate and can I tell does what it says on the tin... the ink is so white and vibrant and dries almost instantly. Check them out for yourself I've still to put finishing touches to the card but I'll try and post it later.

You know that pile of ironing I had the other day...well I finished that and now it's back again!! A woman's work is never done. I'm off to tackle it so I can play after dinner.

Hope you've had a good weekend,

Catch ya later x


Elaine said...

Had a great day yesterday! I've made up another little calendar but I don't have a cropadile to make the wee holes;-( Wish I'd bought that one in Walmart now!

Anonymous said...

Love it love it love it !!!!! Keep up the great work Annette xxxx