A condition we all suffer with I believe!!
Karen's Sonic The Hedgehog Badge
Actual Pic of Sonic
Lynda's Pixie Powder backgrounds on Kitchen Paper
More Pixie Powder Backgrounds on Watercolour card
Margaret's Cross Stitch Sheep card
Good Morning Ladies,
Here we are agian, don't these Saturdays just seem to keep getting closer together, do you know its appoxiamately 17 weeks to Christmas, wow where has this year gone??
We should arrive home later today and then we start rusing about getting the girls things ready for Sixth Form, we did organise most things before we left but there is those last minute things to sort, they state that they don't have a uniform in Sixth Form but the clothing restrictions are that tight they may just as well have a uniform and be done with it, it would be a lot cheaper and easier, they basically want the students to wear business suits, but don't say that, they cannot wear anything that has been made using T shirt material, which cuts out quite a lot of tops, some of which are very smart, so basically its blouses and jumpers for the girls, well we had a nightmare trying to find smart but trendy blouses that the girls would actually want to wear, nothing can have a logo on it, which cuts out most of the girls jumpers/hoodies, (I wouldn't let them go to school dressed in scruffy jeans and hoodie anyway, nor would they want to)! Matt and Becca both attended this Sixth form too but the rules were completely different then and it worked! Anyway Rant over, Soapbox stowed in its ususal place!!
Onto todays amazing crafts.........
Karen sent me the poster about ADCD, I believe I suffer terribly with this and I am sure a lot of you do too, not so much different crafts but certainly projects, I get an idea in my head, start to play with bits to create the idea but then get bored and start something else, ususally something that the first idea got me thinking about, this results in several boxes of PHD's (project half done), if I sat and finished off all of the things that I started I would have enough to blog for a year I think!!
Karen made this Amazingly Accurate Badge of Sonic the Hedgehog for her Son many years ago,
Sonic was the main character of one of the first Game Console Games 'Sega', I think that there were also the Maria Brothers too, theses characters are still used in games today, I can't believe how accurate your badge is Karen, I have added a photo of Sonic so that you can see how fab the badge is! Thank you so much for sharing Karen, I know that these little trinkets must be very precious to you, xxxxx
Lynda has been playing around with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders, Sue and I bought some at Ally Pally earlier this year but even after attending a workshop that showed us different ways to use them we still don't pick them up and have a go, If I am totally honest i don't think I have used mine since the day of the workshop! For me it was a little bit too messy, I think maybe I like to use things that I know what the end result will be, these can turn out so differently to what you expect, having said that they do make beautiful backgrounds, my main problem is how they are dispensed, at the workshop they told us to keep them upside down and just use the powder that it is the lid, but the amount in the lid can vary, I tried putting some on a dry paintbrush and flicking it onto the wet paper which worker quite well, I think it just isn't accurate enough for me, it was hilarious at the workshop that Sue and I did as some of the ladies were over the moon with their results but Sue and I just sat and looked at each other trying not to laugh, I few found their way into the bin if I'm honest! I think that they are great to watercolour with and use mixed with water to Spritz.
Lynda has made some fantastic backgrounds while experimenting the top photo using Kitchen Roll to spritz onto the bottom was watercolour card, some using masks to spritz through, the back two have been sprinkled on and I have to say Lynda you got a much better result than Sue and I, I would happily use yours as backgrounds, it is fun having messy craft time though! Lynda I look forward to seeing the cards you make with these backgrounds, thank you for sharing xxxxx
Margaret, oh I absolutely adore the Cross Stitched Sheep card that you have designed, the pattern is just so beautiful, the colours are my absolute favourites, I would love to see this 'in the flesh', it must have taken you hours to complete, I guess the pattern could be used for many different things but the sheep is just genius, I think this is my new favourite of all of your Cross Stitched cards Margaret, she is just adorable !!! Thank you so much for sharing, this one put a huge smile on my face xxxxx
Well thats all for today ladies, we should be boarding our ferry at about 4pm today, all being well, I am hoping that we missed the busiest weekend which was last weekend (fingers crossed), as previous years it has been chaos as the port is so busy!! Hopefully it will be a smooth crossing.
have a lovely weekend ladies,
Love and Hugs