Monday, May 6, 2013

I'm a winner

So chuffed, doing the happy dance.

Last week before I headed home to Bonnie Scotland for the summer from my other home in the Sandpit (Awali, Bahrain) I joined in the birthday blog hop over at Ribbon Carousel.  Today the winners were announced and I was one of the winners.

I won over at Handmade Creations by Stephanie and the prize was sponsored by Unity Stamps.

Looking forward to playing with my prize.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ribbon Carousel - 2nd birthday

Part of the celebrations at Ribbon Carousel's 2nd Birthday Party, there is a blog hop with all the crew members offer some fabulous prizes.  To be in with a chance of winning, hop over to Ribbon Carousel blog for all the instructions.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Today's card is one for one of my fellow Canasta galpals.  Unfortunately due to a prior committment I can't attend the celebrations, so the least I could do was a card.
Have seen a few cards recently using paper piecing, so thought I would give it a try.

Card Recipe
Card Stock
C6 White Card Blank from Craft UK Limited
My Mind's Eye - Nostalgia Designer Paper Pad
Digistamp - Digistamp Boutique - Dress & Mannequin
Sentiment - Anita's - Happy Birthday
Flowers, Brads, Ribbon - my stash
Equipment Used
Nestabilities - Mega Ovals Large
EK Success Border Punch - Diamond Scallop
Pink Gem - Gem of a Challenge

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Monday, March 4, 2013

New Addition - 2nd piece

As you all know I have a new addiciton - beading and jewellery making.  Having managed to successfully complete my bracelet, I decided I would do a necklace, using the latest technique that I learnt at the class.  I was quite pleased with how it turned out, although I wasn't too sure about adding another twisted strand to the necklace.  However, after letting the girls at the class today see it, they said it was prefect as it was, as was the bracelet that I had done to accompany it.

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Mixed Batch

Don't know where my head has been recently - all over the place, lol - I didn't take much not of what I used to make up my cards for last week.  So instead will just show what I did last week.


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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

March Celebrations in Scotland

I have been a busy bee this week, what with working on my new addiction and trying to get the Race Day programme finished, I wanted to get two cards done for two very important people in my life - my Mam and Dad - for Mother's Day and Dad's birthday.  So relieved to get them all finished so that I nip next door to my neighbour, Fran,  who is heading home to Scotland next week and has said she will post my mail for me when she gets home.  Fingers crossed, all my mail should arrive in plenty of time.
For my Mam, I thought I would do a simplish card.  All the elements were from Cricut's freebie for this week, called Creative Cards.  Well apart from the letters, which were die cuts using my cuttlebug and the brads and pearls.

Cards for Dad are now a bit more difficult, since he lost his sight.  Do I do something very plain or do something with an image. After thinking about it for a day or so, I decided why should I not put in the normal effort, as Mam can always describe the card to him. When I had a look through my digital stamps and came across Cecil, I knew that I would be using him. 

The final card, that I have done this week, isn't one for posting.  It's for a good friend's birthday and will be hand delivered.

One more card to do for the beginning of March celebrations, so better go and get cracking.

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Ladies Day

I have been working on a project for a competition back home for the Buchan Group of the SWRI.  My contribution is a programme for a Ladies Day at the Races.

My image, coloured with promarkers, is Abigail from Just Inklined.

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New Addiction

My name is Linda and I am addicted to jewellery making, lol, thanks to my buddy, Linda J (aka Pinklilacs)
So under the instruction of Dana at Celebrations of Art, the craft shop that can be found in one of my favourite cake and coffee shops in Bahrain, I make this bracelet.  So chuffed with how it turned out.  Now working on my second piece - a necklace.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Stella Time

Have three cards to show today all with a 'Stella' theme.  The first one is a 60th birthday card for a good friend and I know it will appeal to her sense of humour and the sentiment is very apt just now!!!

The next two are ones that I did at a copic colouring class (although I use my own promarkers/flexmarkers) that I have started going to, to help me hone my colouring/shading technique.  I have to say that with the 'I see the F*@K-up Fairy' sentiment allowed me free rein with the colours and embellishments.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Here Come The Boys

This card should have been done before I left Scotland at the New Year to celebrate the birth of twin boys.  But my mojo had gone and it only when I saw the nappy pin brads that it seems to re-appear.

Card Recipe
Card Stock
Card Base - C6 white card stock from Craft UK Limited
Scraps of double sided card stock (I think from Papermania)
Nappy Pin Brads - EyeLet OutLet
Letters - bought so long ago I can't remember where from
Equipment Used
Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities - Large Deckled Mega Rectangles
Distress Ink - Old Paper

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Monday, January 14, 2013

A Year Long Project

This year I have decided to take part in a year long digital scrapbook project over at MyMemories called Cover to Cover 2013.  When it came to deciding what the theme of my project would be, I came up with a few ideas -
  1. As I turned 50 (shh) in November last year, I could do something to mark my 50th year.
  2. Hubby is turning 60 in June, could I do something to mark his 60th year
  3. A year in the family.
After a bit of thought, I plumped for - A Year In The Family - calling the project - FAMILY FUN 2013.  Got the cover done, well apart from a wee tweek, inserting our names and then need to start working on the pages for January.

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Classic Motor Cycles

The next birthday on my calendar is a one for a motorbike, Harley Davidsons in particular, daft friend and which needs to be in the USA next week, I resorted to a Kanban card kit.  This one was called Classic Motor Cycles.  I used the card base, an image and decoupage and a ribbon that came with the kit and et voila a card ready for posting.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Remake of an old card

For today's card, I took an existing card that I had made, trimmed it down to make a new topper and matted it on a new base mat layer.  The base card I inked the edge with Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spun Sugar.  Made a new sentiment topper again edging the top layer with Spun Sugar.  Nestabilities were used to make the topper - Large Deckled Mega Rectangles and Mega Ovals Large.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

First Card of 2013

Now that I am back in my wee crafting corner in 'the Sandpit', surrounded by all my crafting stuff, I settled down to make the first card of 2013. A birthday card for my favourite aunt and a fellow cardmaker.
I think I must have left my mojo back in Scotland and it is coming out 'the Sandpit' by camel caravan, so ended up doing something fairly simply.  Just before I headed back home in September 2012 I had ordered some new goodies from Cropstop - Stamping Gear from Inkadinkadoo, so thought I would have a little play.  It took a few attempts to get a design that I was happy with - think it is going to take a bit of trial and error to make the most of Stamping Gear.

Card Recipe
Card Stock
Card Base - 5 x 5 white card from Craft UK Limited
Lasting Impressions - Sugar Plum and Wisteria
Flowers, ribbons, gems and brads from my stash
Equipment Used
Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear and basic stamp set
Happy birthday stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Dusty Concord

PS Happy New Year to you all and hope 2013 is a great year for you all.

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Been AWOL for a while, but hopefully I'll be here to stay for a while. From the middle of 2012, my plans went a bit pear shaped but slowly getting back on track, although a bit wary about making plans too far in advance.

I ended being home in Scotland for the last quarter of 2012 and as a result had limited access to my crafting goods. A good excuse to get some more stuff, lol. But I still managed to get a few cards done and here's a wee selection
 Mum's Birthday Card
A Purple and Silver lover's 50th birthday
Kid's christmas cards
Last but not least, hubby's christmas fairy!!!!!
(no not a self portrait, haha)

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