Birthday Card

First and foremost, I must thank SANDY for a lovely award, which I’ve uploaded to the side, but will include below.  I’m a little taken aback, since I haven’t been blogging too much recently, but I really appreciate it, Sandy.  Thank you!

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I’m supposed to tell you something about me you don’t already know – h’mm, not too sure about this one and will have to think about it.  I’ll award this to some of my favourite peeps as soon as I get chance to browse a little.
I recently got a new phone and I’m hanging my head in shame cos all those years I told my kids off (said kids now WELL grown up, lol) for being phone obsessed and guess what?  It’s taken over my life!!  I’m spending WAY too much time playing silly games, in particular Angry Birds, Sudoku and Word games – SAD!!  The good thing is I get my emails on it – usually (it’s decided not to update anything today for some reason, so need to check it) – AND I’ve been getting full use of the GPS with having to trudge all over Liverpool!  Believe it or not, I really do NOT know Liverpool well, despite living only half an hour away – it’s HUGE and like a maze.  Worst of all, loads of the streets aren’t signposted!
Anyway, my closest friends have birthdays this week – some of them BIG – so here’s the first of the cards I’ve made.  Only two more to go – agghhhh!!
20 February 2011 WEND

It’s masking again, so will go into the KCUK files and the colours I’ve used are Wend’s favourites.  It looks WAY off kilter but it isn’t – a little out – unfortunately, I stamped the music background (Wend’s a music teacher) crookedly and the iffy lines make the rest of it look off.  Hey ho.  Tough 😉  Will be back soon as I can!

Bit more stamping…

This is the remainder of the cards I made last week. Yep, I did have fun 😀  Most of em were very clean and simple – which, to me, means no background and simple one or two stamp stamping. They didn’t take long but I do like CAS cards – I think they’re classy and straight to the point.
Hope to get to do some more later this week, before the mad rush begins…

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MORE STAMPING

The reason I had ‘permission’ (from myself, that is, he, he!) to stamp was because I’d just set the current month’s challenge over at KCUK – MASKING.   Here are my samples.

On this one, I only masked the inside of the magnifying glass.  The text is part of the stamp.
cherry pie mask 1
You’ve seen one of these before – it’s one of my favourites 😀
I just masked for the moon.
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This last one was for a bit of fun.  The ladies were masked before I created the background with pigment inks and various stamps.
if you never did mask

Chunky pages

Had no PC this week because a neighbour cut through our phone line, while pruning his tree.  BT didn’t rush to fix it because we have a SKY account, so weren’t a priority 😦 Still, it’s back now and I had a little free time because of it, so I did a bit of stamping.
Here are two chunky pages I just assembled and finished off.  Too late for the swap but I can add them to my own book.

It’s taken me two and a half hours to post this, after two failed attempts in the last two days – all because my phone’s signed into another Google account!  They won’t let me change my email address because I have another Google account with it.  What a nightmare!  Their customer service say nothing they can do 😦  Must try to sort it all out!

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Time out…

Just took half an hour out to play with a new stamp from ISC.  Isn’t it lovely?  I’ve used Distress inks – ?? Moss, Tumbled Glass and Wild Honey and the background is all a shimmer with misty wotsits.  I don’t often use yellow card cos even though I love it when other people use it, I find it oppressive.  This time, however, it worked best!! 
I was supposed to be masking something for the KCUK challenge but I’ll just have to get back to that, won’t I, lol?  Have a great week!

01 February 2011