Saturday, 17 September 2011

A BIT OF A BLOG HOP....

So I don't know if you remember a while back I posted a link to Kirsty from Curiouser and Curiouser...basically she made these little embellishments which she sent out to everyone who posted a reply on her blog and I was one of them....I have never taken part in a blog hop before so lets hope it works ok...



I decided to use mine as an embellishment on one of my wee hoosies as I had had a slight malfunction with my Cricut, the mat wasn't sticky enough so the chipboard moved and ended up cutting the house shape a little shorter than normal...


I really love the embellishment, it's so sweet and dainty...and I really love making these houses...they always sell really well as I think people like how each one is different...



I was using the Dymo machine to do the 'sweet home' part but it's quite hard to get black tape without getting red and blue with it making it quite expensive so I had a bit of experimentation with some printing it out on card stock and some Ranger Crackle Accents which worked a treat...

So I am hoping that if all this has worked you should have come to me from Katy and I should be sending you on to Kate....I am out all day at a fair over in Finzean today so if you are in the area pop along and support the school while they try to raise find for new play equipment....and thanks for visiting on your way thru the blog hop....


This weekend it is my good friend Sonja's birthday(I won't tell which one...lol...) and I thought I would make her something...well that did not exactly go to plan as I was going to decorate a paper mache letter 'S' but after a couple of disastrous attempts I gave up and ended up doing this box which has been sitting on my desk filled with buttons since I won it in some blog candy from the Artful Splodger a while back...


This didn't exactly turn out the way I wanted it to either as I was just going to stamp the whole box but of course the first stamp I used didn't work properly (one of the words was slightly indented so missed half of it out) so it was onto plan b... The box is coated with Distress Stains and then I stamped the Stampin Up Hydrangea onto the lid using Stazon and added a couple of pearl brads with the legs removed(hope they stay stuck!)...



I cut some paper from a brilliant Lost and Found pad that I bought the other week(bargain@!) and used it to cover the outside using ModPodge to seal...



and did the inside with more distress stain and put in some of my vintage style buttons that I got over at Simply Create and a stamp that I had a pair of....





This is the bottom...





and this is her card....






I did take some piccies of her blowing out the candles on the cake I had made at the Old Post Office Tea Room in Chapel of Garioch (thank you Christine - it was divine) and anyone local who hasn't been up yet I would thoroughly recommend it...anyway my camera is being a funny thing at the mo and keeps losing photos...would so like a digital SLR but I think I will have to save really hard for one of those...






So that's me for today - I do hope you will join in with the blog hop and I hope it works as it should do....



TFL



Kirsti



xxx