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Thursday, 22 September 2011

4 or more edges at Just for Fun

I only had today to think about this challenge as tomorrow I have to apply my brain to packing for our holiday-we go on Saturday.

As I won't be here next week I have made 2 exhibits for this week's challenge. I have a lovely pair of red and bluey Green hands that I could also enter for the challenge but I am sure everyone has had those so nothing new there.

I did make a cuter version of this yesterday but not what you want at Just for Fun for sure. I got the idea for this easel card from a blog.

This I made up as I went along. It was going to be a hanging ornament then I got the idea to add some shapes to the bottom so that it would stand up as a card. It is three ovals folded in half and then stuck to each other. Not very easy to photograph. I used my new toys that I just got. They are sponge daubers and are great with the distressed ink. I had hoped they would mean less ink on my hands but no chance of that:(

Vic's new jumper

I started knitting this just over a week ago when the World Cup Rugby began on television. I just love watching sport but like something to do while I watch it. I don't knit very often but Vic wanted a jumper for the winter so here it is finished and with him in it :)

Now he wants another one in a different colour as well.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Shades of Green

This week at Just for Fun the challenge is to make something with 'green' as the theme. I am trying to play catch-up with cards so I thought I would get another card off the list by making one in green for the challenge. I have lots of small squares and circles in a box so sorted through for the green ones. Then I used a green stamp pad to embellish the background and the circles. The thank you was also stamped in green but I had to go over that with a sparkling green pen as it didn't show too well with just the ink.

Beautiful samples as as always and nice to chose Sam's favourite colour.

I need lots more thank you cards as I am hosting an atc swap and like to send everyone who joined in a thank you card

Friday, 9 September 2011

Timeless Vintage

I seem to have a mental block at first with this challenge by Neet and then I went here and found this free digital stamp so felt a bit inspired. I used my new Big and Juicy ink pads and new brayer and had a go at the background then printed the digi stamp onto it. Finished off the stamping with  a rubber stamp that my daughter gave to me--I love the leaves that made corners.

So I got there in the end by adding a touch of colour to the dancers and the leaves.

Great samples from the team at Just at Fun and from the Guest Designer Sandra

Friday, 2 September 2011

Words

Thursdays are so exciting cause that is when I find out what the challenge is at Just for Fun. The samples are always inspiring and this week Von has chosen 'Words' which meant my imagination could run wild lol.

We went to the carboot sale yesterday and I had this challenge in my head and ideas kept popping up. I saw the frame for 20p so that was a start. Then we bought a really big bunch of artificial flowers--some for the bathroom and some for the kitchen and some for me to use for crafting--all of them for only £1 :)

The leaves were from the bunch and I used them to decorate the frame. Now to the computer to make a piece of artwork to fit in the frame. I used a picture of me and messed about with effects to hide my wrinkles and made various things for the background. Then added the words 'Autumn of my Life' because the last couple of weeks I feel that is about where I am in my life.:( The words on the frame I have had for ages and didn't know what to do with them lol.