Grunge Day

Last minute Queen again – just finished my Grunge ATCs for KCUK and made a card while I was at it, lol 🙂  Enjoyed this – used my scratch paper from Saturday night – just added gesso, more inks, stamping and embossing.

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While I remember…

As a total aside (Grunge ATCs tomorrow!)I took a photo of a few of the girls who’d escaped from the NEC for a breather, then some kind soul offered to take another one, with me in it, so here are both.

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For those of you who know her blog, that’s Neet, second from the right hand side at the back – dwarfing the rest of us.  I hope I’m not in trouble now because Carmel hates people to see her photo.

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NEC Stash

At the last minute, I was offered a ticket and a place on the coach to the NEC, with some of the girls from Stamp Club and I got more stash!!!!  Here are a few of the results of my Saturday evening playtime at the kitchen table, using some new Distress inks, Alcohol inks, Paperartsy, Inkadinkado and Penny Black stamps and a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

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secret garden

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embossing close up

On another note, I heard my first chiff chaff yesterday, at Moore Park, so Spring is officially here – even if it doesn’t feel that way!

Birthday toys…

Couldn’t resist having a VERY quick play with my Birthday toys in between friend and family visits, so grabbing whatever was nearest (stamped at the kitchen table with whatever I could find from my ‘stash’ hidden underneath) – anyway, here are a few of my new toys – including Crushed Olive Distress ink (I like this colour) from the lovely Lottie and some fab new stamps from Dot, Mary (second Mum) and Aunty Mary.

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Thank you VERY much, peeps!  I’m overwhelmed by the fab cards and bits I opened today – will get photos and upload (both here and to KCUK) ASAP.

Simple birthday wishes

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The background is stamped in Versamagic inks – scrummy, spring like pastel colours – using Hero Arts Shadow stamps and Text stamps.  The other two stamps are from Stampin Up and make really good, quick cards. The Flowers are embossed.

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I love this background – watercolours on watercolour paper, gessoed then sprayed with Gold webbing – so I decided to keep it pretty simple.