Monday, 12 November 2012

Bye Bye Gremlin! Heart and more...

Hello friends
I think he's gone...the Gremlin!  He has left behind a few little problems in that I have to use two 
different search engines now but at least I feel I can blog properly!
 Wonderful to read all the comments yesterday, an insight into how Sundays are spent up and down the country and abroad.
It's the beginning of the week - what do you have in store?
I've consulted my diary and list(s) and I've got a busy week ahead but with some pleasant things too.
On Tuesday I'm off to Barleylands Craft Village in Essex.
 I was there to take my photography class a while back and made friends with a lovely lady
so we've organised to meet for lunch.  
While at Barleylands I will be calling in to see another lovely lady...Marion Emberson
(no relation!) she owns Sugar and Spice Crafts.

Today's crafty offering is a Christmas heart.
I purchased a galvanised heart and used alcohol inks to colour it (and my fingers, desk, coffee cup!)
 Cut/embossed plenty of layers of Layered Poinsettia from some patterned paper,
(yes, hard to believe it was patterned!)
assembled and then liberally sprayed with shimmer mists 
(again, over my hands, desk etc!)  It was a messy but fun project! 
I stamped Labels Twenty-Two for the little tag, inked the edges and added a red pearl.
 Lace bow and ribbon completes my festive heart.
Talking of festive...have you written your Christmas list yet?
In case you are a little undecided it might be a good idea to mention these.....
Available in £5, £10 and £20.  Redeemable against classes, kits, products and Amazon shop.
Just a thought.... email for purchasing details.

Before I go - I must send congratulations to Anne on the birth of her fourth grandchild - a girl!
 Happy Monday dear friends - pets tomorrow!


scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, love the heart, bet you got messy with this project, glad you have banished he gremlins. You have a busy week ahead,enjoy.

Wilma x x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

What a lovely project. I don't have any of the alcohol inks and have never used them, doesn't mean I don't get messy though! I was using the festive berries ink pad and had red fingers for days, I have since bought a scrubbie to get my hands clean...

You have a busy week, today I am doing the dreaded housework, not lucky enough to have a cleaner, Tuesday I go to a craft group, it's my turn to do the project this week, took me ages to prepare 22 lots as there was a lot of embossing and die cutting involved. Got a couple of meetings with friends for lunch in the week and a couple of evenings out then its Fri-die again lol...xxxxx

Linda said...

What a beautiful creation
hugs Linda

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, this is so pretty! You've a busy week, just as have I, but hoping I get some crafty time in between work commitments! Carole Z X

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, what a brilliant project, you never cease to amaze with your ideas. What a coincidence the other crafty lady is called Emberson - creativity must be in the name!
Great you have got rid of the Gremlins - where do they come from?
I am crafting with my friend tonight - we are finishing some wedding invitations.
Have a wonderful week.
Elizabeth x

Elaine said...

Morning christine the heart is gorgeous and i just love the lacy ribbon ! Have a great day out

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This is such a pretty heart.
You do seem to have a busy week. Enjoy your day out.
Looking forward to pets tomorrow
Your gift vouchers are a really good idea,must drop a few hints to the family. Take care. x.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Love this heart and the poinsettia just keeps reappearing and looking deliously different every time.

I usually have busy weeks but I'm a bit hampered at the moment as I've torn the tendons in both arms and apart from it being v painful I've been told to just sit and do nothing for a month. Sooo difficult to do!

Val in Spain xxx

Janice said...
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Janice said...

Hi Christine
What a lovely project you've made, and so different!

Funnily enough I popped over to Barleylands yesterday with a friend for their Christmas weekend. It's a five minute drive from my house and is a lovely place to visit whatever time of year. Marion wasn't in her shop as she was at the NEC but it was busy there without her!

Hope you have a lovely time there with your friend.
Janice x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Such a beautiful project, I love the heart and what you have done with it. I have been getting inky recently, I have a male 60th birthday card to make, much prefer making 'girlie' cards ha ha.
I hope you have a good time at Barleylands and also when you see Marion, I loved seeing her when she was on tv, a really lovely lady.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What a lovely project. Do you enjoy getting messy?
Congratulations to Anne on the birth of her granddaughter.
Have a good day.

hazel said...

Morning Christine love the heart decoration and the poinsettia i so love this die xx hazel

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, beautiful project today as a xmas decoration, i also get in a right mess using alcohol inks but i do love them. Good luck for your week. Emma

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Sending Congratulations to Ann on the birth of her granddaughter.....

A very nice project ,i think the poinsettia is beautiful ,enjoy your day sounds like it going to be lots of fun.

Elaine H X

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
many congrats to Anne on the birth of her new granddaughter.
Now this project is superb as usual for you. I love that heart.
So glad you have given the gremlins their matching orders.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine, Love the heart creation today. My week consists of Volutary work delivering for 'Meals on Wheels' to the elderly on Tuesdays. Watercolour painting on Mondays and Thursdays. Free time to ourselves on Wednesdays and Fridays. Sorry missed your blog on Sunday as we were in Carlisle visiting our Daughter and Grandaughters. Hope not too late to enter you giveaway!
Val C x

nmty said...

hi Christine

love the heart, it is absolutely fantanstic, are you going to put this on your xmas tree? pleased you have managed to banish the gremlins - nothing more frustrating than a computer that doesn't behave!

busy week for me at work, but hoping to do something nice on Friday (day off)as it is my birthday.

Great timing for the gift certificates, i have passed the details onto my son, in the hope he gets the hint - you never know i may get a 'surprise' for my birthday.

hope you enjoy your busy week.

lv norma

Redanne said...

Thank you Christine, they have decided to call the baby Evie Olivia Rose which I think is beautiful. Going to see her later this week so that is my week wrapped up (how lovely!).

Your heart is stunning, a truly beautiful make. Love the idea of the Gift Vouchers, great idea for presents for Christmas for crafty friends. Glad to hear the gremlins have finally gone too....

Crafty hugs, Anne x

Planetsusie said...

I love this project Christine - as it involves using alcohol inks which are totally super! Gorgeous Poinsettia, so much so that I am having a go with this die right after this comment is posted!!!

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Carolyn H said...

Hi Christine, I'll start again - hope that gremlin hasnt decided to visit me! I was half way through writting when ALL dissapeared without a trace!!!
Love the heart project today, your a very talented lady.
How lucky you are tohave such a special craft centre by you, have a lovely day with your new found friend.
Very quiet week for us as they go apart from visiting my Mum tomorrow, I shall be catching up on a few things at home, hopefully I'll find a little time to craft and perhaps organise my Christmas List!
Crafty best wishes, Carolyn x
PS Going to have a go at sending my pet photo - fingers crossed. x

Craftychris said...

What a gorgeous heart! It was worth the inky mess you made its fabulous. A friend came round for coffee today and am off to the hairdresser on Thursday and of course some crafting. Not much I know but M.E. rules my activites. You could say its my annoying little green gremlin! I am glad yours has gone! xx

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