Friday, 29 March 2013

Gorjuss Friends

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Easter Egg Bear

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Wellington in Aqua and Apricot

Well, the aqua didn't come out quite right!  I think a ProMarker splurge is in order but I'm deliberately putting it off until my new studio is ready so I can make a new storage case to hold them - my old one's full :)

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Easter Duckie

I love this image, he's so cute going for the little worm.  The pre-shaded image makes coloring a breeze but I think it's come out a little on the grungy side for these very defined dots and stripes papers.

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Assorted Buttons - Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels
Ribbon Bows - Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels
The Best of Just Inklined 2012 CD ROM
Centura Pearl Paper - Ivory
Cards & Envelopes 6 x 6 Inch White
Bleedproof Marker Pad
ProMarkers Burnt OrangeGingerMustardButtercupSandstoneSaffronIvoryPastel Blue.

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Crafts and Me Challenge #125 - Buttons and Bows
Creative Inspirations Challenge 206 - Spring Colours!
Noah's Ark Challenge - Easter
The Paper Shelter Challenge 104 - Let it be Spring
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 261 - Easter Parade
Crafts 4 Eternity #116 - Egg-cellent Easter
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #159 Easter Eggstravaganza
Cutie Pie Challenge #40 - Cute Easter
Fetch a Sketch Challenge 46
One Stop Craft Challenge 221 - A Recipe

Friday, 22 March 2013

Brewing Notes Book - First Page

Feel free to raise your eyebrows but I'm actually quite proud of the fact that I appreciate a good ale. Preferably one brewed from the waters of the River Aire, although since moving further west I have discovered that the beers from the Wharfe and Ribble are just as good.

OH shares my passion, not surprisingly for a northern bloke!  So it was only a matter of time before we started brewing our own.  I bought him a kit for his birthday and we were off!

I haven't done a batch in ages while I've been renovating but my lovely loft is now finally compete for want of light fittings.  I've very deliberately left a little space next to the loft hatch that's just the right size for a couple of barrels.  I finally have a (very) micro brewery!

It can be a challenge keeping track of the various barrels, when things need adding to them and most importantly when they are ready to bottle and drink!  So I've made a little brewery note book to hang on a peg next to my little brewery.  I've yet to fill it in as I've still to retrieve the sterilizer from OH's house where it's been spending the winter neglected - he's not good at keeping on top of such things - his talents lie in drinking the results!  So now I'm itching to get started!

Here's the first page of my little note book all ready for the first batch of notes, complete with tags for the obligatory tasting notes!

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Papers, gems and toppers free with Creative Cardmaking Magazine Issue 51
Papermania Bare Basic Album

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Fab N Funky Challenge #163 - PINK, GREEN and BROWN - sorry the pink gems and roses aren't showing up well in the photo but  they are a very pale shade of pink.

All Aboard!

Why is it that some cards just don't come together like they did in my head!?

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Easter Bonnet

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Brads included with Carousel

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Jolly Santa

I love this sentiment, it's so cheeky!   Just the thing for a lads card.

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Krafty Mermaid

I'm going for an impression of sea, sand and sky here by way of the colors I've chosen.  Hopefully you get the idea!

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Crafty Boots Old, New, Borrowed OR Blue - New Blue Papers, Old Digi
Papertake 1-2-3 - 1 image, 2 buttons, 3 layers

WOW - A Wow Card I'm Happy With!

I'm not good at WOW cards, they always look so well, rubbish.  But this one I'm really pleased with.

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Flower included with Carousel

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