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Monday, 27 August 2012

More of my SplodgeAway xmas cards

Another little project that I did to demonstrate the SplodgeAway Words.  It didn't get to be on TV, understandably - I am learning! But I personally still like it, a little rushed so could have been better!?  The SplodgeAway wording masks are great.  I have always said to Tom that crafters just can't get enough wording in stamps, embossing anything and he has certainly come up trumps.  Just a quickie tonight as I have put lots of splodge work on Facebook etc from our blog but this is just for my crafting blog - its just more of an impersonal scrap book page really!  I enjoyed doing this but would have worked on the layout more if I hadn't been doing it last minute. Bye for now, Sam

Thursday, 23 August 2012

TV Famous Cards

Yesterday was a good day for SplodgeAway and a good day for me personally.  I had three cards on TV and one made an appearance twice as an extra show was put on at 6pm.  This restores my faith in my work because I know my cards wouldn't be shown if they weren't good enough.  I am trying not to get all excited about this like a teenager, but it is very hard to contain myself, in fact I think I may have already not been cool about this.  I have thanked Maria about three times in various places on the web for mentioning my name, and I sat all night checking Facebook and the blogs for any glimpse of a conversation about our DT cards appearing on the TV.  Soo - Hungry for fame? maybe in the past, hungry for Praise?  ALWAYS!!  But to console myself I don't think I am alone in this, I did notice a few comments on facebook, by the other DT members, seemed to have been written with a rye smile on their face.

I sat half the night wishing I could put the "Most Famous" card on my blog but thought I should wait to get the go ahead.  Then I noticed Karen had already put hers on and so PM'd her "are you sure we can put our cards on the blogs now"!  Yeh sure go ahead and blog away" so I quickly updated my SplodgeAway blog just to realise that actually I was probably the only person still up and checking, apart from Karen off course.  Never mind - the buzz hasn't quite gone yet!

So what do I do with this Card fame now?  Nothing? Wait and see what happens?  What do I want to happen? Oh I don't know, I will just enjoy the fact that the dream I had a year ago of getting one of my cards in a Magazine on the "Over to you" page has been completely topped by getting (in all) four of my cards on TV.  I will just enjoy the moment and then get up to my Craft Room to do the weekly DT project that I was supposed to do yesterday!!  But I would like to thank Tom & Sue and Annette for putting me on the DT in the first place. and would like to thank Tom, Annette and Maria for all the classes of theirs I have attended which have brought me to this level of crafting - and still lots more to attend.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

I promised you Tags

It started with this image
Turned it blue on IPhone Like this.
This took 10 mins!!
Spoilt this with spray?
Speak, See, Hear No Evil

My first ever Tag- Take the time to do it properly!
Hi there I'm back already, I promised you Tags so you shall have Tags!  Not fantastic tags by any means but Tags - I am still working on it.  You see I have done some Twinchies "2 by 2" and I have done some mini tags i.e tiny folding card type that you put on presents, but TAGS as in here is just a completely over the top decorated beautifully tag, well I haven't done many of them.  In fact to speak of I would say I really have only produced ONE!  Now I didn't even realise this myself, I LOVE tags, I blog hop all the time just to see some of the gorgeous tags that people are producing, you should look around, it is unbelievable the work that is out there, especially anyone who has a bit of a Tim Holtz inside them the images they are useing are amazing.  So back to mine, the main problem? 1 - I get an idea stuck in my head and even if it is not working I find it hard to give up on it!  2, there isn't a lot of space on a tag so positioning is harder than you would think if you don't want to centre it.  Mind you, I thought I would never be able to do much with the Twinchies but the one I did useing the Clarity Stamps was highly praised by the Twinchie Challene DT Member, and I was quite surprised by it myself.  I am starting to see the effect of the clarity classes I have done with Annette and Maria creeping into my other work.  Soooo, I am not enthralled by these tags, in fact I have added the first one I did to remind you (it has visited this blog before) of what it looks like because I think it was much better than these.  But not all work has to be your best, I use pieces like this to learn from them - I already have another Tag drying upstairs with Gesso paint and Distress Inks sprayed all over it.
Comments good bad or constructive are welcome! Please- otherewise I will think I am talking to myself again! Bye for now, Sam

Friday, 3 August 2012

Bit of a Dry Spell

Hi there, To start with I would like to welcome Bernice as my latest follower, thank you.  I appreciate all my followers.  Well after having a couple of weeks of producing all sorts of different cards and various tags and things, I have gone through a slight dry spell, well in terms of crafting that is.  I have been writing poetry but I will come back to that another day.  Do you ever get those moments when you have a new stash so you quickily run to your craft room and spread it amongst the shelves so your Hubby doesn't have time to realise how many things you have bought?  Well I found a few of these stashes a few days ago, so I got them all out on my Craft table, then proceeded to tidy all other items away to give me plenty of space to play, then I tidied my ribbons, and papers before I set up my cricut machine, got my Spellbinders out, my heat gun was put in place and I put new batteries in my glue gun - then it was bed time?  Sooo the next day I looked at my craft room all neat and ready and waiting and decided to just quickly check my emails, then feed the kids, then take them and the dog out for a day trip, the same the next day - and tonight? well why didn't I just get myself up to that room? I have a plan - I will Make a Plan, list what I want to make and stick to it, then I can concentrate  on one tag, one card, one up-cycled item instead of sitting staring at my stash with so many ideas that I don't know where to start. I will pick up one stamp, one item to make and 1 (or 3 ?)  inks to use.  There, that feels more organised, I will show you the result tomorrow! Am I the only one who gets days when they want to get to the craft room, and could go to the craft room but just doesn't get there for some reason?

In the meantime as I have nothing brand new to show you, I will show you what I currently have on our  site I normally keep this blog and splodgeaway seperate as I use my samshomecookeddesigns blog and my main GBlog for that, but just so you have some visual I will break the rules! Right I am off to make a Tag! Good night.