Thursday, 25 March 2010

Fruits of my labour!

So you would like to see the projects I did at the weekend. In truth it was not a lot - on Friday and Saturday I coughed my way through the time- I gessoed and painted a small plaque - cant show you that as its a gift. I gessoed and painted a large letter N for a project for The Stampman - not finished so cant share that! and made 3 cards - 2 of which have already gone so here is all I can share!

This card is for the lovely Marie whose birthday it was yesterday. On the retreat Emma had shared with us how to two step stamping using a thingumjig oh sorry no a stamp-a-ma-jig a stampin up tool. I now think this will be my very best tool (after my cropodile, fiskars trimmer and pokey tool of course). It works sooooo well . Perfect placement of the image every time!
So I stamped a cake using adirondack and archival inks to match the papermania V&A papers. Stampin up border punch, ribbon and card stock from stash. So thats it my weekend labours. I have to say my fellow retreaters were much more productive - 2 altered mirrors, an altered chest, 50 save the date cards, lots of scrapbook layouts, lots of cards, 2 exploding boxes and altered notebooks.
The altered note books were the warm up project everyone decorated their own notebook so they then had a place to write down hints and tips they had learned or any info they wanted to remember. This went down really well. It was also a place to swap contact details and add info from the mini demos/ workshops.
So there you have it - sorry its not more pics - I was really not very well at all and so not with it - I promise to be more on the ball at the next retreat!


  1. I have that stamp set and love it!! The Stamp-a-ma-jig is genius, definitely one of my best tools too! Hope you're feeling better. xx

  2. It's a beautiful card Janet - I think you did well to attend rather than retiring to bed. Love the altered notebook idea.
    Sue xx

  3. Hi Janet

    I've just been having a lovely catch up with all that you've been up too. Your retreat sounds fantastic, although what a shame you were poorly. Just not what you want when you want to enjoy yourself. I didn't make it to Harrogate this time, will save myself for September, although from the sounds of it, I'm glad I missed the pushing and shoving!!!!
    Your card is just lovely, that image is so unusual.
    Hope you are feeling better now.


  4. This is so lovely. I think this stamp-a-ma-jig ( lol) is a must have .. maybe for my next order after the NEC ..


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