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Friday, 24 September 2010

The Stampman Blog Hop and Altered Challenge

Well here is something different, or should I say altered??!! Isn't this fun??? If you came here via Kay you are in the right place, if not then go back to Jill on the Stampman Challenge blog and start again... If you are just looking, thanks... but there are prizes to be had, so why not join in anyway??!!

My letter was "T", obvioiusly amd it just cried out to be made rusty and grungey!!! I used acrylic paints and lovely moon glow inks, then topped off with Tim Holtz metal bits and acrylic pieces called fragments, all of which you can get from Jills fabulous website at The Stampman...

Ok, the prize I have on offer is

                        Hero Arts CL233 Let it Snow

- lovely snowmen ... this will be so useful for your Christmas cards, if you have not made them yet!! (hey, I have not even thought about it until now, after my birthday this last Tuesday, which was a biggy, being 65!!!)

This is what you need to do then and you have 2 weeks to do it, should you choose to take up the challenge!!!

1. Display the Stampman Blinkie on your blog
2. Create a post on your blog and link it back, directly to the Stampman challenge blog
3. You MUST leave a message on each blog you visit to qualify, and take note of the letter for the anagram

So now you have a T to add to your letters of the anagram and the next person to find is Debbie... Good luck and ENJOY!!!
Frankie and the DT team

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WOYWW 2 for me... More of my Jewllery Efforts and a Sale!!

So here I am again for another go!!! Thanks to all those of you who visited and left me a message... I tried to spy on all of you but I failed I'm afraid, as the weekend became quite hectic!! So above is part of my desk for the work this week. Below are two pictures from the beginnings of a piece which was discussed with a lady in my local chemist shop!! She had admired my own one last week... I had already made these blue and gold beads on Monday, from Viva Pardo clay. I baked them in my halogen oven, which saves so much on heating up the large one!!!
Below is the finished piece, with all it's beads and chains etc. I finished it off Tuesday (yesterday as I write) which was my 65th birthday, and it became the first day I sold a piece of my jewellery!!! YES she bought it from me and was delighted with it!! WOOO I was, and am, so excited because my daughter has also secured some more commissions for me at her school, and there is the prospect of a table to sell some pieces at their Christmas Fayre!!


Below are a couple of other pieces I have made. On the left is a necklace based on a Tim Holtz chain and several Leandra beads. After the first dip in UTEE, I dotted with Pearlydoodles in gold and blue, dipped again then wrapped wire before dipping again. Another couple had silver and gold flakes embedded.  The one on the right, I only made the five main beads, and threaded them on to a chord.

Julia, of WOYWW, was very kind to visit my desk last week, and implied that I would need to show those bits of my desk that I had witheld last time... (tee hee, not really as menacing as that sounded!!) So I have gone round my space to the left of where you are in the top photo... below you can see the shelves

and here you can see the beginnings of the cupboards... this room once belonged to my late husbsand for his model making, so there are LOADS of drawers and shelves etc. HE kept it much tidier than me... there are still things here that belonged to him which I can't bring myself to move out and some that I am now using - for example, he had lots of wires, tools and cocktail sticks, which I am using in my jewellery making... thanks Pete.

If you have got this far, thanks very much. Have a great WOYWW, and I hope to get to your desk very shortly, after I have posted my tag challenge on my TIO blog