Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I haven't joined in WOYWW for ages ,,, Wednesdays are a busy day for me and I don't usually have the time ,,, but I intend to make it a point every week from now on ,,,, :-) I do love having a snoop around other peeps crafty places and know that I am not the only oine who lives in a complete mess !!! My excuse is that if I tidy up then my mojo goes too ,,, well ,, it MIGHT !!! ,, so not gonna risk it !! :-)

Well ,, my new bit of fabby kit is right there ,,, an air compressor !! I LOVE it ,, I was REALLY brave and turned it on although I did use a copic that I had 2 of just in case I blew it up :-) Can you see what I am about to work on ,, can you guess what challenge that will be for lol :-) oohh and my fabby new ATG gun !! no more cards falling to bits !! YAY !!

Do you like me new mug ?? , it says 'HOLLYWOOD' on it ! ,, I bought that in the gift shop at the hotel we stayed at for the CHA ,, It is HUGE and perfect for my tea :-)

OK ,, have to make a card and then will come and have a snoop around your desks soon too :-)

bye for now :-)

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Anything But A Card :-)

Good Morning all :-) Hope you are all well and ready for a new theme on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

We have some fabby news ,,Kathy Racoosin who is also a designer for Penny Black has agreed toi join the team !! Woo Hoo !! It was so lovely to get to meet her when I was at the CHA,, please pop by her blog to say hello and see her wonderful creations,,The Daily Marker. Welcome aboard Kathy :-)

THANK YOU for all your entries last week !! We had over 600 entries !! Woo Hoo !! Now I know that the theme this week is a little more tricky ,,, but lets face it ,,, how many more cards do we need stuffed in boxes !!! Make something else for a change !!! How about a nice wall hanging for your room or a little gift for someone special :-)

This week we would like to see ANYTHING BUT A CARD and the Design Team are featuring Tim Holtz so if you have any Tim Holtz products we would love to see them.

As usual our lovely boss Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 spree to her Simon Says Stamp store and with all the goodies arriving soon from the CHA there will be loads of brand new goodies to choose from too !!! TIP keep an eye on the All New Just In Pages !!!

Tim Holtz made this tag at the CHA as a demo using Distress Stain, his new Papillon stamp set,an ideology Plaquette and a Pen Nib the Ribbon is from Tim's ideology range too. This is my keepsake and I will be popping it in the album :-)

For my creation I decided to make a scrapbook album of my trip to the wonderful City of Angels ,,, Los Angeles !! :-)

It was so nice to get down and inky with my Tim Holtz goddies ( edited ,,, goddies ?? was that a Freudian slip !! lol ,,, GOODIES !! ),,, something I haven't done for AGES but I am going to keep it up !! I REALLY enjoyed myself . The basic album was made using an old Bind -It -All machine but I saw the fab Cinch from We R Memories at the CHA and LOVED it ,, much easier to use.
I used fab paper from a Tim Holtz Lost and Found Paper Stack, Tag, Distress Inks, Die Cut Grungeboard Elements. I inked these with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then embossed with Vintage Photo Distress powder,, they look rusty eh !! I also used Timeworks Mask, ( this covered up an oopsie !! I had made 3 black pearls in the bottom right corner with Enamel Accents, then leaned over and smudged it all over my cardi !! what a mess I made ,, I tried to remove the splodge and it went from bad to worse !! ,, don't look too close !!! :-)) Mini Ornates Stamps, and Weathered Clock stamp Game Spinners, Film Strip Ribbon, I stamped CHA on that :-) I used a Bottle top and epoxy sticker, a brand new range that will be available to buy in the Simon Says Stamp Store ,, I was lucky to get a couple of samples ,, I did beg the nice man on the Bottle Top booth :-)!! I used a 1" punch to punch out an angel from a Tattered Angel catalogue and topped with a clear epoxy sticker.! I almost forgot ,, all the edges were inked with distress inks and distressed with a Tim Holtz paper distresser, fab tool :-)

Challenges :

Simon Says Stamp and Show ,,,,, Embossing ( waves to the lovely Linda who I met at the CHA too :-))

The DT have made some fabulous creations for your inspiration ,,, BRILLIANT !! so please pop over to see them all and visit their blogs too to leave some love :-) We all love comments !! :-)