Well, this blog is now just over 1 year old and we are 3 weeks into 2012 so I thought I had better update it a bit :) I'd love to be able to keep up with daily updates but a) my life is too boring and b) I don't do enough crafty things to keep it updated. I am still doing swaps over on UKS and also 3 circle journals, so they keep me busy enough. A few swaps that I am in at the moment are ... 'Little Book of Secrets' and 'Chunky ATCs' - I am also in the January anything goes ATC swap but the date is fast approaching and I still need to do them *oops* sorry Helen lol !!
If you don't know what Chunky ATCs are, check out Google Images and you will be amazed ... if you would love to have a go but don't know where to start ... ie, 'where do I get my blocks of wood?' ... they are readily available on Ebay at a very reasonable price *nudge nudge, wink wink* lol !!
A few pics that I am going to share are for the above swaps, actually, one set of pics isn't for a swap partner, but made as a 'just because' - I just felt like doing it and was intrigued by the theme. If you are reading this, you will know who you are and it is currently en route to France :) :) Hope you like it.
First up ... my first ever 'Chunky ATC' ... a few teething problems though - it was supposed to have a few roses on the top but for some reason Mr Holtz's tattered floral die would not play ball ... well the die did, it was the stupid bits of paper and card that came out afterwards that wouldn't !! then again, it could have been the person trying to make them ! so the ATC ended up with one ... and a candle, never mind - it looked great in my head lol. The skeleton head was hand drawn by moi and then painted with acrylics and decorated with bling and paper flowers, one side was painted and had flowers stuck on and the other side, I decided to experiment with my alcohol inks ... it seems to be ok (ish) oh and the glass bottle??? that was an Ebay buy and I thought they were going to be dainty little things !! OMG lol they are huge ! haha ... right - enough waffle and on with the pics.
Sorry ... Picasa is being a pain in the bum and won't let me upload the others, so here is one for now. I will add the other 4 or 5 tomorrow.
Hopefully it will let me upload the next batch ... which is the 'Little Book of Secrets' swap. This is a book with hidden compartments for you to store secret supplies and trinkets :) I have already received one of mine (huge thanks to Jacqui aka Kellmorris :) I put my name down to make 2 (glutton for punishment that I am !! and my 1st one that I have completed is for .... *drumroll* .... look away now if your name is Jolene lol ! I have completed the book and just need to fill the 'secret compartments', I have a few things in mind but am sure i can find some more items :) Another huge thank you goes to Rebecca ... she sent me a load of things over from France to help me along ... lots of lovely rubber stamps on the theme, and also, lots of other little bits which I have used on the pages and will also add to the secret compartments ... some of you will notice the deliberate non use of their proper name lol ! Right - here goes, lets see if Picasa decides to behave :)