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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Bramford Challenge Catch Up

In my lack of posting I have missed posting the last couple of Bramford challenges.

First up is the hanging frame that we were given by Janina.  It was made of a paper-mache like board.  I decorated the frame very soon after getting it, but it then sat on my craft desk being ignored.  I then got around to decorating it but attacking it with some new supplies.

I used some Dylusion sprays and a couple of masks I had, I even got out some embossing powders to make the background.  I then uses some stamps to make the images and the flowers are from a die cut sheet from my stash, which I stamped over with a text stamp.  I am really pleased with the end result.

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The next challenge was one I set and it was to alter a light bulb, I had seen a few on the internet that were so lovely and its not like the Bramford girls don't like a challenge. I decided to make mine in to a person, I had ideas to attach it to a cloth body, but that is for another day.

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The first step was making loads of flowers from old book pages and of course then waiting for these to dry.  In the mean time I had covered the light bulb in tissue paper and then painted over it.  I also spray painted the metal fitting too.

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The flowers were then arranges on as hair and the face began to take shape.  I left it to all dry overnight before I tackled the face.  This was just painted on by hand and I am really pleased how it turned out.  If I do this again I think I will build the face up a bit more with tissue paper to avoid it looking like such as light bulb face.

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The next monthly challenge is a small tray, I need to go collect it from the caravan so I can get started on it!  Go check out the links in the sidebar to the other girls challenge pieces.

Thanks for Looking


Saturday, 29 December 2012

Late Season Greetings

Well I am back at my poor neglected blog, not sure what happened to December, it seemed to go by in a blur and now the year is coming to a close!!  It is also coming up to my 3rd Blog birthday on Monday, I have spent the last  hour going back over my old posts and is it so funny to see how my style has changes and also how much my life has changed in the last 3 years.

I have got organised and got a whole load  of posts ready to go or ideas ready to do posts to bring the year to a close and to start the next year of crafting too.  I though I would use this post to  just summaries what i have been crafting over December and since I last checked in, so I apologies that this post is a bit photo heavy.

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These are the only LO’s that I completed in December and these were both done at the Bramford Christmas Crop.  I have lots of new stash so really need to get scrapping again.  I have  been doing other crafting though just not LO’s.  I have been working on my Journal Your Christmas album and also have been hand making all my Christmas cards too.

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I have also been doing a fair bit of crochet over December working on bits for myself and bits for friends.

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These are some wrist warmers I made for my Best Friend, I love how quick they are to make and also how much she loves them.  I am sure I will be making some more soon too.   I have about 4 crochet projects on the go at the moment too, so very distracting from the scrapping I want to do.

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There is also another reason I have had a bit limited on crafting time, work has been manic, but I have also been travelling a bit too.  I spent a great couple of days in Birmingham and then spent a long weekend in Stuttgart at the Christmas Market too. 

I am now not back to work till the 2nd January 2013, so hoping to spend some time crafting and to avoid looking at the sales to much, as I am saving up for another adventure in February 2013.

Thanks for looking and I promise I will be back again soon.