Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Hi Blogland. I hope you had a good weekend? I know I certainly did! Well, at least I think I did! It was my mates Stag night on Saturday. And, although I can remember very little of the night itself, the fact that all involved made it through the night relatively unscathed, even the Groom!, should stand for something. Although, there was a visit to A&E for one of the group... He doesn't know how or why, we don't know how or why, but if it was going to be one of us, it was going to be him! But, what goes on on tour, stays on tour!! Let's say no more about it shall we...! Cuttlebug Tuesday Today and this week’s theme is.... Something fit for a Queen... Here in the UK we certainly have a lot to celebrate for the next few weeks! OK, let's forget about Eurovision! The Olympic Torch has arrived on our shores from Greece and is whinging it's way around the country, ready for a pretty much once in a lifetime event! The Olympic and Paralympics Games are coming to London. How many people can say that the biggest show on Earth is being held less than 30 miles from their front door? Well, quite a few I imagine but it's still a pretty big darn deal for me! Anyway, we are still a few weeks away from the Olympics razzmatazz, but there is still cause for us Brits to celebrate this weekend. The Queen, affectionately known in our house as Liz, is celebrating 60 years on the British Throne. No mean feat! She's had her up's and down's but it really feels like it is a time when all the country is pulling together to celebrate such an Historic occasion. You just have to take a look around here at Barleylands and see the amount of Red, White and Blue there is!Cuttlebug Blog Spot to see what my fellow Design Team Members have created with this week’s theme... Another little bit a news for you, this bit is not craft related in the slightest but is for all you Holly fans out there!Pinnacle Crafts Club Members. Sale starts at 10am on Saturday 02nd June 2012 thru Tuesday 05th June 2012 ending @ 4pm... Come and grab a bargain.. See you soon.. Andy..
Posted by Pinnacles at Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Hi Blogland. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful springtime/summer weather we are having here in the South East at the moment? After all the rain we have had over the past few weeks, it sure does make a pleasant change, even if it is a little too hot for some...Sizzix Framelit Die, Ironworks (657556) in Black and Gold Mirror Card.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Hi Blogland.. It's a Cuttlebug Blog Spot Challenge Day today... And we have a 1,2,3 recipe challenge for you.. Use 1 Button, 2 Ribbons and 3 papers (one of which should be embossed). I'm sure, like a sketch, that the recipe is open to interpretation?! Well, I hope it is!...Wonky Rectangles (S4-306) onto some Blue Vellum (Paper #1)Cuttlebug Blog Spot to check out what my fellow Design Team Members have been creating with this week’s theme.. Thanks for checking us out. See you soon. Andy.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Hi Gang, how's it going? I hope you all enjoyed your Bank Holiday Weekend?, despite the weather!... Never mind if not, there'll be another one along very soon.. I've been asked by a couple of people if I could go over the technique I used on this project.. It's one of the ones I prepared for our Demo day a week or so ago now.. I was in a bit of a rush to get those cards made, that I didn't take my usual step by step pictures, so my posts may have seemed slightly different from the norm.. But, with plenty of time to "play" over the weekend,Catalina Wreath (98189) onto a medium weight card stock.Stick and Stay Spray, I placed my die cut shape into the centre; this will form your mask..Mica Powder and, with a Paint Brush, cover all of the exposed, sticky Acetate.Bitty Blossoms (S5-086). Now, with my chosen sentiment, I guess it would be wrong not to actually add a Butterfly or Two!Vivienne Butterfly (98265) in Gold Mirror Card.
Friday, 4 May 2012
...not a leaf?Marianne Designs Cretables.. I doubt that I will ever use it as a leaf as to me it looked like it would work perfectly as a Peacock feather....Vintage Cosmic Shimmer Mists (Egyptian Blue, Antique Green & Tarnished Gold).Anja's Leaves 3 (LR0228)Floral Ovals (S4-356) in some Light Green coloured Mirror card and the largest die from the Spellbinders Set Classic Ovals Large (S4-110). This was cut in White card stock and then coloured with... what else.... "Peacock Feathers Distress Ink" which is part of the new Spring set of Distress Inks...Anja's Corner (LR0200). Note that the Die only cuts only two of the edges,