Thursday, 16 December 2010

Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Well I managed to get loads of annoying bits and bobs done today, so I'm feeling quite pleased with myself.  I didn't manage to get my Aunties all-in-one working properly though.  I really think these printers are made not quite right just to keep us all annoyed with them.  It's all working except the scanner wirelessly. It's time to contact HP, deep joy!

I do now feel that the light at the end of the tunnel is just round the corner and I will be ready for Christmas. It may not be till midnight Christmas eve, but I WILL be ready.  Well actually I have to be, because I've got to cook for 10 this year.  And all in my slimline cooker (eeeks), I hope they all have big breakfasts before they come round, lmao.  It's going to be a squash in our tiny little home but at least we won't get cold with all that body heat.

It was my turn to set the challenge for last Fridays blog post over at Polka Doodles.  The theme I chose was to make a project that would hold a gift of some sort. 

I made a Christmas cracker for my project and  filled it with jelly beans, but you could put what ever you like in it as long as it fits. All the papers and elements are from Jingle Jangles CD. I just love all the whimsical artwork on it. I added red polka dot and gingham ribbon and used a Martha Stewart punch. I resisted the urge to smother it in glitter.
 I had some yummy stash from Kuretake so I set to work on making some samples using them.
Here are the results.
Altered cigar box. I marbled the paper using alcohol inks, then stamped and overstamped using black sparkle embossing powder.  The stamps are by Creative expressions.
 Glass heart. Alcohol ink on the back, Painty pens and an old Basic Grey rub-on on the front.
Alcohol inks on mirri card.  Creative Expressions stamps.
 My marbled paper (I was very pleased with the results). Elusive Images stamps.
 More marbled paper and a Polka Doodles stamp.
 A gift bag made from a C5 envelope, decorated with oriental paper, ribbons and brads.
That's enough for tonight, I need some sleep. Take care all.

1 comment:

Tip Top said...

Just love the heart and the gift bag - they are fantastic!! I'd still be sat looking at the stash wondering what to make!