Saturday, April 30, 2011

Crafty Day

I've had a crafty day today, after a quick dash to the supermarket this morning, and a visit to the arty shop to get some white Fimo and another clear ink stamp pad. Very relaxing and I'm ready now to get a glass of wine, cook some dinner and watch Dr Who! This card is for a birthday, it's a bit pink, but it's for a girl who likes pink!
I started my mini album of the recent INYB shows, the cover is my usual concoction of mounting board, acrylic paint, pva glue and assorted decorations! I made the cover last week and put the book together, today I started on the pages.
I played with my new embossing and die cutting machine, still waiting for the dies I really want to arrive in the post, but this one did for a start! Got messy with the chalks too..........and used my new 2" circle punch. Thanks to Jackie for the inspiration for this one!
I've also been playing with UTEE and getting very messy - wow it really does get everywhere if you are not careful! This little embellie was made with a cookie cutter and a pic from the latest Sky magazine. I read about it in a blog and as I don't have a melting pot thingie, I improvised with a tin can over the gas stove! Definitely something I'm going to mess about with some more.
I also played about with some Bake'n'Bend and made some new moulds from an owl charm off a necklace and some new stamps. The brown owl should have been white too...........I managed to burn the Fimo!! Still, I think he will look okay - my next plaything is some Goldfinger, which I managed to find the other day, so these guys will be getting painted very soon.
A lot of my ideas are stolen from Lou who (as well as Jackie) is a constant source of inspiration to me, and I'm stealing a 30 day challenge from her as well. I have a list of items and for each one I am hoping to make a crafty something, card, LO, whatever - I plan to start tomorrow, the 1st May, and so by the end of May I will have 30 new projects completed. I hope!


  1. You were so busy Lisa!! Those owls are so cute :) We should do a swap of moulds, I have a lovely fairy one. Great idea with the utee, looks like polished glass you get from the see. Might try that next :)

  2. thanks Lou! The owl turned out really well, I was pleased with it :) Swap sounds good too!

  3. That looks like on productive day! I really like Buzz Lightyear. I think I've seen people melt UTEE in a foil container just using a heat gun. I keep meaning to try it, because I'm sure you could just leave the UTEE in it. Maybe something like a mince pie tin? I know when I try using Versamark and several layers of embossing to build it up, I often scorch it.
    The owls are cute - looking forward to seeing more of your projects throughout May.