Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Copic Marker Storage

I just wanted to share with you what my clever man made for me this week.  I have been after a  way to store my Copic markers and get them out of the old decorated baby formula cans (which are about 20 years old now as that is how old Felicity is!)  and make it easier to select the colours I need.


If you fancy having a go yourself (or like me have a handy man!) the cabinet is 328mm wide x 215mm high x 162mm deep and made from planed quality softwood.  The shelves are tilted back slightly to  stop the pens falling out if I need to move it onto the dinning table aka my craft table.

And here it is all filled up and with plenty of room for a few more!  I have now done a very rough sketch for a revolving ink pad storage container and given Paul another challenge - watch this space!

Papertrey Ink July 2012 Blog Hop

"This month's inspiration is all about pairing up beautiful summer colors as this wonderful season begins to come to a close".

I think I managed to get all the colours in with this one tonight!  Sorry about the poor photo - it's late here and the sun has gone down for the evening.

I got the trusty Rosie Posie set out for the card and stamped in berry sorbet, summer sunrise, melon berry and chartreuse inks and the sentiment is from Simply You.

Thanks for stopping by - enjoy the hop!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Lovely Layers Thank You

A quickie post before I head off to bed - some little 4.25" x 4.24" thank you cards using the Lovely Layers stamps and dies.

It's fun to mess around with different colour combinations!

A very busy crafty weekend but a good one!

First Hexagons

Before all the Stamp a Faire festivities I broke out the Happy Hexagons and the cover plate die.   I think this is the most fiddly card I have ever made and it took ages - but I like it now it's finished and when I have a few spare hours I will make another!

I used plum pudding, winter wisteria, hibisbus burst, autumn rose and simply chartreause inks and the sentiment is from another new set to me called We Go Togther.  Thank goodness for Nichole Heady's placement guidelines - it did take the guess work out of where to put each patten!

The latest challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey this fortnight is anything goes - so here goes!

Stamp-a-Faire Closing Ceremony

What a day!  Although we were halfway around the world from most of our on line friends we had a ball! 

Betty we all missed you and hope you had a good trip!

After all the eating and drinking, chatting and watching tutorials we managed two cards each - not sure if that is a good total or not but it sure was fun and a BIG thank you to Pam for hosting us in her home in the beautiful village of Bourton - on - the - Water in the Cotswold's.

We didn't get a parting shot of us all or the messy table but I'm putting up this card this afternoon as I did manage to finish it this morning.

This is my take on Betsey Veldman's card for the ribbon challenge - minus the ribbons!  I did try making loopy ribbons today but they didn't work, no way, too big!  So I used a little butterfly punch with some bitty dots paper.

Many thanks for popping by this weekend - I know the girls would really appreciate any love you would like to leave them!  Didn't they do good??

Stamp-a-faire Closing Ceremony - Pam

   Here is Pam's pretty card that was made for the ribbon techniques challenge but she decided that buttons would look good instead - she and I having reservations about them fiddly ribbon flowers!

Pam used a winter wisteria card base with orange zest and chartreuse inks and the sentiment is from the  Daydreamer set.

Stamp-a-faire Ribbon Techniques - Julie

I think Julie may have found a new hobby!  Check out these pretty ribbon flowers which she made after watching Besty Veldman's tutorial.

Julie used a spring moss card base with accents of berry sorbet and turning a new leaf leaves.

Stamp-a-faire Ribbon Techniques - Mary


Our next challenge was the ribbon techniques and after looking through the videos we chose besty's ribbon flowers.  To say we struggled with them was an understatement - well apart from Julie who you can see above!

Mary used plum pudding with fresh snow ink, lemon tart card and her little purple striped ribbon for the flower.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Morning Make and Take - Julie

How is this for the first time Julie has ever stamped??   Talk about a duck to water!  This gorgeous card was made by stamping Pretty Peonies in Raspberry Fizz ink and outlined in Plum Pudding.

So talented!

Morning Make and Take - Mary

Mary has gone bright and bold with her beautiful card using Simple Sunflowers.

Mary used summer sunrise and raspberry fizz with a little new leaf - love this card!

Morning Make and Take - Pam

This is the lovely Pam's creation and she has used Pretty Peonies in Hibiscus Burst and Winter Wisteria and a die cut peony to add that final bit of omph!

Very elegant Pam!

Morning Make and Take - Chris

Well we have spent so long chatting, eating lunch and messing around we have just got around to photographing our creations!

Here is mine ....

I used Rosie Posie with a think big favourite and a few raspberry fizz buttons.

Thanks for dropping by to look at what we have done today - we are having great fun!

Stamp a Faire 2012

Meet the Cotswold Crafters all ready for Stamp a Faire!

We have had our breakfast of crossaints and coffee and are all ready to rock and roll.
We have all come down to Pam's in the beautiful village of Bourton - on - the - Water.  Mary is on the left from Catshill in Bromsgrove, Julie on the right from Rubery in Worcestershire, Pam is behind at the back our host for the day and little! old me in front.

Looking forward to having lots of fun!