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To live is to craft and to craft is to live-plus more homely bar room philosophy from a former barmaid and library assistant

Monday, 1 July 2013

The sleeper wakes-or Sleeping Beauty (LOL)

Yes I took a picture that I wanted to post on here but it's so long since I blogged that I can't find my camera lead and it's late and I'm cross with myself and my fuzzy noddle. Anyway I'll tell you all about it.
Tomorrow is new catalogue launch day and us demos have had access to some goodies for a month to play with and I've had a play with the great Simply pressed clay.
Since Friday I've made little flowers and buttons in the lovely silicone moulds and it's so easy. Well the buttons were a bit harder but I found some tips on You Tube and all I need to do now is make some cards to go with them.
That's what I love about Stampin' Up, if you have a problem you can bet someone else will have found the answer. It gives me the confidence to have a go. Years ago I tried with paper clay but my results were rubbish now I'm just itching to play with the stuff. I've coloured it with reinkers before I used it and I've coloured it after it's dried as well by painting with a waterbrush and ink from an ink pad. I've painted crystal effects over to give a shiny finish and I've dipped it in dazzling diamonds before it dried. Will have to buy a new lead and make an effort. Think the sunshine is giving me a boost of energy. Early to bed early to rise makes a girl ready to get an order in as soon as the website is up and running for the new catalogue.
 Oh yes she's got it bad folks but it ain't half good.
And it's tomorrow now and I've uploaded the photo by putting the SD card in the side of my laptop 'cos I forgot something yesterday-I use my DH's old laptop now which is more whizzy than mine-so feast your eyes on these little goodies. TTFN

Thursday, 7 February 2013

New Year and new beginning

Well folks don't hold your breath but there might be some action on the blog front. Think I will search out the ole' camera and get taking some shots again. Everything needs updating including my header so will have to buckle down.
Remember back in September I said we were waiting for a wheelchair-well we got it and it's not as easy as it looks.
I was struggling to shop too but that's sorted 'cos it's all done online now and a lovely delivery driver brings it to my door. Woe betide him if there's anything they can't supply.
Everyone tells me if you do your grocery shop online you save money-well not this lady-oh no. It's fantastic to be able to sit down with a cuppa and just amble around the pages looking at all the goodies and wondering what you can cook with them-not that you could call me a cordon bleu chef or even a little chef ha-ha.
Talking about cooking that's another thing that's happening too on the food front-cutting down. There's a wedding taking place in June, number one son is marrying his lovely partner and said partner and I are determind to look our best on the big day so it's no to biccies, no to puds and no to crisps and spuds (well not quite no but a lot less).
Since Monday I've been walking tall because despite being umpty stones overweight the Wii fit tells me my Wii fit age is seven years below my actual age so underneath all that wobbly stuff there's a fabulous body determined to get out.
What about crafting-yes I'm still crafting and loving the new Stampin' Up sale-a-bration goodies so must get something on here as well as updating all my Stampin' Up info. I'm also head over heels for the Tea For Two DSP in the Spring/Summer supplement the colour combo of Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink and So Saffron is just gorgeous. That's something I love about Stampin' Up-the way you can use the colour combos in the DSP to guide you how to coordinate the colours in your projects so everything gels.
Like I said, don't hold your breath but Spring is coming and maybe a bit of change is in the air.