Saturday, 22 August 2015

What I've been up to and some flowery notelets

Hello Crafty Friends, here I am back from our short holiday.

It's funny not having blogged for a couple of weeks. I rather missed it, but it has been nice to return from holiday a little bit more refreshed, having made use of grandparents and sister for some baby sitting. It's a win-win situation for all involved! 

I managed a bit of colouring and got into the groove of drawing lines over at Kathy Racoosin's Pop Up Colouring Challenge. Here are my attempts:

Pre-Challenge Day - 13th August- Pitt Artist Pen and Zig Clean Color Brushes
 Day 1 - 14th August - Pitt Artist Pen and Zig Clean Color Brushes
Day 3 - 16th August - Help from Anne with Spectrum Aqua Markers
Day 4 - 17th August - Stabilo Fine Line .88 tip

I rather like the result of the boat on the ocean and the abstract railway lines/ladders, so I may frame them for the craft room.

Keep checking IG and The Daily Marker for more details of the upcoming 30 Day Colouring Challenge in October.

So, what else did I get up to crafty wise on holiday. Not a huge amount other than the challenge, as I tried not to take too many supplies, but when you're on holiday and you don't have children running around you, you tend to buy things....

I bought a new camera. A Nikon P530. It's a refurbished model that I found in a camera shop in Ayr. A friend of mine has since told me it's a good model to start with, and it has taken some nice pictures so far. Now to think about editing software!

I enrolled in an Online Card Class. It's the Copic Markers for Card Makers. It's going to take me some time to get round to doing any of the sessions given small children, but I love that I can dip in and out. I also need to think about which markers to buy, as I finally understand the numbering system!

I also bought a new printer. I decided it was time to get one that would also be good for crafty downloads and pictures - it definitely helps with the card class. It's the Canon PIXMA MG6450 - ours is white. It has WiFi connectivity - I feel dead modern!

The die set I'd been waiting on from Simon Says Stamp came back in stock, so I did a bit of an order to them too..... I'll share with you over on Instagram when they arrive. If you're not on IG, and you are a crafter, think about joining. It's a lovely crafty community.

And I finally got round to finishing off a commission from my mother in law for some more notelets. This time it's a set of 6 3.5x3.5 inch cards, with images from my favourite CB stamp set heat embossed and coloured using pencils. I went the whole hog and made a little box for them using my WRMK Envelope Punch board - it took me several attempts, but I finally did it! 

[Supplies: CB Miniature Florals stamp set; Kraft pre-cut card blanks; Versa Mark Ink Pad; WOW! Bright White Embossing Powder; Derwent Artists Pencils; Bazzill Basics 12x12 card; WRMK Envelope Punch Board; Double-sided tape; Docrafts Papermania Heat Tool; Anti-static Pad]

So there you are, a round up of what's been going on craft wise in the past couple of weeks. 

Thank you as always for reading and any comments you may leave. It really makes my day! Happy Crafting!


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! You have been a busy girl Ruth! Lovely flower note-lets and I love the little boat on that wavy ocean you have created! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx

Marika said...

Beautiful colouring, Ruth! Great to have you back and crafting.

Leigh Penner said...

I love those sweet floral notecards! Very pretty!

Kelly Latevola said...

Wow. That's a lot of shopping girl! Good for you :) Love the cards!

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful sweetie love the colours too hugs Pops x

Vicki Dutcher said...

You have been busy - I missed you visiting my blog :) -- sounds like a fun holiday [especially the tools you bought] -- looking forward to you being back~ your cards for mil are wonderful!

Aileen (mum) said...

Ruth, I was just looking at these again and wondering why I didn't comment at the time that I saw them. I could have sworn I did but it must have been in my imagination. They look brilliant, bet your MIL loved them too. Just wanted to say if you are planning to get copics that there is a list that is worth looking at that covers a good selection of colours and also a PDF that you can print up and add your colours so you can check at a glance what you have and what goes with what. Let me know if you want to know any more or if you have it covered. You really are doing brilliantly you know, your a natural at this blogging business.

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