Friday, February 27, 2009

No waaaaayyyy!!!!!


I'm shocked!!

(seriously though, wtg Nas!!! lol)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Oh. Dear. Lord.

Helllooooooooooo Mr Hordichuk!!

I know, I know, I know - those 6 words hardly constitiute serious hockey analysis, and I do try so hard to keep the inner bunny under control.

But sheeesh, I have a pulse!! (and it appears to be going a little faster than usual!)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

This is what happens....

....when you give a digital SLR to a 6 year old and say "take a nice pic of mummy's new haircut"


Saturday, February 14, 2009

From Alison, to the Charmed ladies (and gent)....

A few months back, a group of you came together to make a gorgeous gift for Alison, who is *still* in hospital - one year today :(

Allie doesn't have all your addresses, so has asked me to pass on this, her thank you note, via my blog

Thanks, everybody, from me too

Happy V-Day everyone

I hope everyone's having a good lurrrrrrve day :)

I've woken in a strop because the curse of Friday 13th cost my Canucks a win in Dallas, but hopefully it will get better as the day goes on, eh?

Here's my card for Ian.....I went for something a little non trad because I'm not really the slushy lovey dovey type, so wanted something a bit different from the usual hearts and flowers. Bah humbug :)

Alison came up with the line "my Valentine makes me smile" (ta bessie! good one) and this is what I came up with

Andy Warhol eat your heart out :D

Am actually quite pleased with this one as it is the first three part stencil I've ever cut, and I really like the look - especially the way everything doesn't quite line up properly so it leaves the odd white bit reminiscent of 1960s litho prints.

I will definitely be cutting more 3-parters.

Here's the original image from google that I based the stencil on:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

OWOH - we have a winner!

It's drawing day for One World One Heart 2009, and the winner of my shrine or necklace (winner's choice) was comment # 97 of 228 - SpiritMama!

SpiritMama said...
Your shrines are so wonderful, I would love to win one!
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!

Waxela (wa-shay-la)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Good luck to the Dancing Queens!

It's my turn again to host the newbie CJ over at UKScrappers, I always enjoy this opportunity to get ten innocent victims hooked on circle journals :)

I am a CJ pusher *insert evil cackle*

This time around the girls have voted to call themselves the Dancing Queens (they were on a bit of an Abba kick at the time...), and so I thought this silhouette of laydeees having a boogie 70s style would be just right for their "good luck, enjoy your first CJ" cards.

Nice easy cards, as I had to make 10 (not sure why I only photographed 9, I deffo made 10), and didn't have much time.... a bit of spin n splash (never get tired of that toy!), some gold card for matting, a couple of gems, a bit of ink stippled around the edge, 'good luck' stamped inside, bish bash bosh, job's a goodun :)

Have fun with the CJ queenies!

nice lady just came round and cut my hair....

I can see again! yay! (my fringe was down to my chin before lol)

I like it, maybe I ought to start getting it cut more than once a year :)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Forgot to take a decent photo ...

... this was just snapped with my phone

A needle felted tree (and somewhat wonky sun) for Alison's birthday card

I hope she likes it

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Fashions change, but ink is forever

This is, I think, my penultimate Tattoo CJ entry. Pity because I've really enjoyed this circle.

This is for Rhian's CJ which had an open theme - ie anything at all to do with tattoos goes.

I thought I'd do something about how each decade has its own signature style, I should know, like everyone else who had a tattoo in the mid 80s I have a Celtic armband :D

The big craze in the noughties is apparently stars, which are far and away the most popular tattoo at the moment, especially for girls. Kat Von D has a lot to answer for :)

The background paper I made for this entry is one of those impossible-to-photograph jobbies, as it's heavy on the glimmer mist and has lots of fairly subtle stamping that doesn't really show up on the pics, but you get the general gist.

It's orange and red distress inks on heavy watercolour paper, with gold, copper, and red glimmer mists on top, and over stamping using red, orange and pink distress inks and rust Stazon.

This CJ is also my first ever attempt at sewing on paper, I haven't done the neatest job but I'm glad I gave it a go.

The title was stamped and embossed with pearlescent garnet EP from Stampendous.

And the dymo-stylee labels were made with my Around The Block label maker using some of their "designer" tape

and that's about it