Saturday, 30 July 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge Week 18

Head on over to the Simply Stampin' Challenge Blog where the theme this week is Photo Love.
I chose to decorate a plain wooden photo frame from Tesco that I painted with cream acrylic paint before decorating.


Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand
Stamps: French Foliage, Artistic Etchings
Chipboard: On-Board Alphabet Soup
Designer Series Paper: Elegant Soiree
Tools: Spritzer with Soft Suede Marker

Thanks for looking...x


Saturday, 23 July 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge Week 17

Don't faint!! I am back in blogland after a long absence. There has been so much going on in the past couple of months that I just couldn't juggle it all and had to drop the crafting for a while. The good news is that I now have a full time permanent job!! I had an interview in June and was successful!! I am going to be teaching in the same school that I started at 19 years ago. To be honest it feels like I have never left though as I have worked there on a temporary basis since giving up my full time job in 2000 when I stopped to have family. I love teaching and the timing is perfect for going back. I am soooo excited, it felt great spending the first week of my holidays getting my classroom organised and set up the way that I want it.


I know I am a bit late in posting this week's Simply Stampn design team entry but I was in the mood to be creative today and had the time too.  This week's challenge is a colour combo and uses the colours Poppy parade, Real Red, Certainly Celery and Whisper White.  Now I would never have thought of using Poppy Parade and Real Red together but guess what?
 I love it!!
 
 
 
I also got a chance to play with my new favourite stamp set French Foliage. I love the script, ink blots and Paris stamp which are perfect for creating an aged and distressed look.
 


Cardstock: Real Red, Poppy Parade, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Certainly Celery (paper stack)
Speciality Paper: Vellum
Ink: Real Red, Poppy Parade, Certainly Celery
Stamps: French Foliage
Sizzix Dies: Beautiful Butterflies
Embossing Folders: Vintage Wallpaper, Square Lattice
Ribbon: 1/2" Real Red Poly-Stitched

 
Thanks for looking
xxx