Saturday, 30 July 2011

Not doing Art is not good for you !!!

I have been so busy recently, that time at my art desk has been miserably short and when I do get there, nothing, nada   :(

However it is only two more weeks then its holiday time and I cannot wait for the break from the stress of every day life, made worse by Blogger being a real bu**er, couldnt comment, couldnt post, couldnt load photos...........aargh I need blogger, its my down time.

Anyways a while ago I got Kate Cranes DVD's and I love them, this is the first (and only) piece I started after being super inspired by them

and after adding an image

this is as far as I have got, and it is now buried under a pile of other stuff, (well it will keep flat if nothing else .  .LOL)

Also I have been making some birthday cards, both my brother and BIL turned 50 last week, as per norm they get variations on the same theme for their cards, I played with my new die, (tims car) bought specifically for cards of the male kind

and one other card for an aunt

a supa quick easy make, think I need to make a stash of these to save time.

OMG it seems to be working, pictures loading OK, cross fingers when I post it works.

Now Artsycraft have posted their new classes and can you believe my new friends from NI, you know who you are, (yes Gillian and Jeanette. . you) booked to come without even asking or telling me, well thanks guys, so am now trying frantically to get some time off work and find the money so I can come and play too. Now my nose is not out of joint at all, and if I manage to get their I shall snub you both .... . LOL.

Anyways time to go OH wants to go out to Morrisons, yes it is an exciting life I lead,happy weekend everyone.  XX

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Hope this works . . . .

 Last weekend my OH was working all weekend so after being a good wife cleaning the house from top to bottom and also weeding the garden, I went blogging, and on PaperArtsy there was some feeds of their last Artsy Crafts events, so I decided to try and replicate what they had done, I'm afraid mine went off on a tangent and looks nothing like what was produced at the event, but I had a great time and very messy fingers at the end of it.  Hope to get to another one of these events next year.  Here for all to see is my complete entry for the Octopode challenge, see post below for first attempt,

 And finally a picture of the birthday card my DS received this year.

Now as to the title of the blog have been trying to post on here without success all week, have tried Firefox, clearing cache, checking I hadnt used all my data storage, its has been so frustrating, wish I was techy genius, but Im not, so have tried doing it by loading pics onto new Picass aalbum and then loading from there.  If you can see pictures and text then yee hah it has worked.  If not then Im am very stuck as to what to do next.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Octopode Factory Challenge numero uno

Yay the supremely talented Lily of Octopode Factory fame has started a challenge blog, see here for the challenge and here for her fabby blog.

The first challenge is Alice in Wonderland, and here is my attempt

as you can see having major probs with getting a picture on blogger, thought I would post anyway a) to show you I tried to participate  & b) so you could let your imagination run riot over whats underneath, needless to say it is brilliant LOL

Hope the rest of you have better luck.......

Saturday, 2 July 2011

July Calendar Page

Ta dah . . .  July page prepared, another month where I have started off with one idea and veered totally off course.  June is also all finished and I ended up not doing anything else to it, like the simple weathered look of it.

For those that want to know, my monday meeting did not go too bad, but did lead to some restless nights last weekend fretting about it, I am now working in the beautiful village of Cranbrook, the bank is in a timbered old tudor ( I think) building and the customers are very well to do, just like me LOL.  On the minus side the village has lots of little treasure trove shops and I have been out spending in my lunch hour twice so far this week, so this could be an expensive move.

If you would like to see more of this challenge work, pop over to Kate's blog the Kathryn Wheel to see all the other participants, I would encourage anyone to do it, it has been great fun, without being too time demanding.

happy July!!!!!