Tuesday, 30 September 2014

At last....

I have cleaned, tidied and  unpacked the first shipment and finally made it into my albeit sparse craft room.  Not much to use at the moment as I didn't really think things through properly when I was packing a small stash to go in the air freight.  It's my nephews birthday next week and I only have stamps which are suitable for ladies!!  Oh well!! 

I did however pack my small collection of JOFY stamps and with my welcome home present to myself (so far the only one, but I am feeling the urge....) a lovely big box of inktense pencils.  I thought I deserved a little play this afternoon.  I started with a blank tag and randomly scribbled just two colours of pencils across the tag then got my waterbrush out and applied a touch of water to the pencil marks.  

It didn't look too great so I added some stencilling with peacock feathers and weathered wood distress ink. Then out came the Jofy stamps.  Quickly followed by more pencilling and a wetter brush.  The final result is this.....

As always do let me know what you think and hopefully soon the rest of the shipment will arrive with the contents of my craft room and the playing can commence


Monday, 15 September 2014

I haven't completely vanished off the face of the earth........

Hi All, apologies for not posting anything for the last couple of months.  It's been a bit manic as we were packing up the house we were living in, in Shanghai to come back to good old Britain.  That of course meant packing up all of my craft room.  Dividing up a small amount of stuff to go in the air shipment and the rest to go in the sea shipment.  This is not an easy task and is made harder by the fact that no liquids can go in the air shipment.  Even the smallest bottle of glue and seal - you know the little 5ml bottle was whipped out of my craft bag!!  

However I did manage to get my beloved distress inks and I think my box of flex markers with some Paperartsy, Tim Holtz and a couple of other stamp sets in.  So now all I have to do is wait!!  The air shipment will be arriving today. So hopefully will be able to make hubbies 50th birthday card before Friday!!  The sea shipment isn't arriving until next month so won't be able to do too much.  I will try and dig out some old pics that I haven't posted before in the meantime.

Sorry no pics at the moment as getting ready for shippers to arrive and unpack some boxes!!