Sunday, 30 November 2008

A poinsettia card

I received my Stampin Up stash this week and inside was a kit Joanne had put together as a make and take. I was super excited and couldn't wait to play so I put together a card. I then got an email letting me know that Joanne had posted an image of the card the kit could make on her blog.

I checked it out and found that mine was pretty similar. I only used some additional gold card to make a scalloped border on the bottom (I got the punch in the stash and couldn't wait to use it).

Anyway here it is.

I also roughed up the edges of the petals a bit with a nail file.

DIY Disaster...

Wow! A week of work and I've busier than ever. I thought it was a good chance to do some diy and get the house winterproofed. So I filled gaps around windows and fitted heat reflectors behind all the radiators that were on the outside walls. It was really messy work I used (for the first and last time) the expanding foam that comes in a can. Ugggh! It gets away from you and turns into an ever expanding mess!! I should add that I only used this on a particularly large gap in some woodwork that was letting a draught in. Well I filled the holes and it kept on coming out up over the top and onto the woodwork, so I tried to scrape it off with a spatula thing and it covered the spatula and the handle and my hands and then it got in my hair!!!
Well now the thing to use according to the back of the can is acetone, yep nail polish remover! Now I don't wear nail polish even on special occasions, but I thought I had some remover somewhere and after a frantic search I found it! So I then had to soak about 3 inches of my hair at the front in nail polish remover and then wash it out.
Now nail polish remover stinks I can tell you and when your hair is soaking in it you get a noseful every time you breathe. So after washing, rewashing and conditioning my hair I go back to take a look at how the foam has got on. Yikes! Despite all the scraping it still overflowed, but now it's set. I had to use a stanley knife to cut it off. Horrible stuff I can tell you. I threw over half a can of the stuff out and I'll never use it again.
On the up side my room is very cozy and there are no more draughts.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Christmas is coming.. so I'm making cards.

I always say that I'll start making christmas cards really early (like August or something), but yet again I am only just starting. I am however feeling very festive and as I have a week off work (woo hoo!) I hope to at least get a little crafting time to make a few more.

I have so many projects that I want to try... cinnamon dough ornies... snowball baby ornies... some memory bracelets for my aunts; and my mum and I are making birthday books (with accompanying cards) for four of my relatives, so I know I'll have plenty to do to fill the time.

Anyway I was buying a gift with the two boys that I look after for their mum's birthday, when I saw some lovely ribbons and at a lovely price. I snatched them up and had to make something with them. So here is a card with a ribbon tree that allowed me to use two of the ribbons from the set and some of my stash of buttons.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Venturing into the World of Blogging

Welcome! If you have just stumbled upon this blog then join the club as I just stumble along and create it.

I have, at last, taken the plunge and decided to join the world of blogging.
I intend to post the odd ramblings and hopefully, some sane comments, as well as crafted items I have made.

Not too sure how this will work as I was absolutely useless at keeping a journal as a child, but I do love to craft so hopefully there will be some things to share.

Oh well onward and upward!