So - why do we care??? - well get down to Asda and get all the stationary bargains - that why! Hay - glue stick is glue stick - who ever had their name on it. I usually pick up loads of glue stick and highlighters and note pads etc - lasts me through to next 'back-to-school' sell off
I was really fed up because hubby had booked a wedding away over the Dentdale show weekend, and it's one of the few 'biggies' that I can afford.
Hubby phoned to double check the arrangements before getting his train ticket - and it's off (thanks for telling us!!!)
I suppose I should not really be chuffed that a wedding is off - but it means the old goat won't be going away for 4 days - and we get to spent the weekend together at a show. The guy is going to fit us in 'somewhere' - should be interesting.
I did do you a witch card - but it's on the bench - and I am in bed catching up - so you will have to wait until tomorrow for me to scan it in. Don't seem to be able to go more than a day without a 'Copic fix'
so - cheats-ville - party invitations - one I made earlier - I have a Halloween invite - bit early - but it is just so great
- Cut the pumpkin shape - draw the black lines on it - stick it onto black card so you can cut the cat's head and tail - add paws and pumpkin's face - add a white circle on the back for your invite details
You don't have to add me to the challenge - just sharing :-)
Have been doing another study section of the Suzanne Dean class - seriously guys - if you want to really learn Copic techniques - get over to her classes - she is just amazing. Breaks all the rules - right up my street :-)
So this is the homework for 'wood'
The brown one was the technique as given.
Then I thought - we paint our sheds don't we? So I use the same method with different colour groups.
I love it when something new arrives. I have plans to add a bit of stock to the shop, so I bought a few balls of Crochet cotton to add. It's great for book binding and stitching on cards - adding bead tassells. I got a really good wholesale deal so can sell it much cheaper than the shops.
Starting to feel a bit brighter - have got loads sorted out in the shop - new section added so I can sell on some of the books I don't use anymore. It probably sounds daft to add them to my web site - but most are craft books and I can easily list them onto EBay from my website. The guys wrote this cool gadget that uses the listing direct from the site at the touch of a few buttons - and it all intergrates to the order management in my site too.
There is loads of work to do on the site - I keep starting things and getting distracted, wonder off and forget to finish it. Still have the party designs to finish and I started that at least 18 months ago.
Going to get cracked into the money voucher section tomorrow - it's just such a cool idea!
Not been into the office today - did not even go and have my nails done - - - that's how rough I feel.
I am not too bad if I sit still - as soon as I try to get about I get all hot and dizzy. Trying to cook a roast chicken dinner at the moment - sounds grand, but it's all frozen and tins (except the gravy - I do still make that)
So what do I hope to gain? - More experience - make me think of different ideas - make me do things I would not normally do - push me to stretch myself - discover new things - that enough to start with!!
I have posted this openly so that you can all have a look at a couple of new site you may not have seen before
A card 4 u is closing down - everything is half price - so get over there and get a bargain. Just spent £30 - so that's £60 quids worth. A Martha Stuart punch - some relaay useful bits and bobs - and a chunk of papers and card stock.
I have finally started to make my own Copic 'swatch' ring
The idea is - you can lay the coloured tag over you paper and get the closest match to work with. Now that I have a decent collection I think it may help get a neater look. I don't know how many colours I have - but it looks a lot!
You cut loads of Little tags and colour them with the ink.
I used the Cuttlebug tiny tags (the rectangle one) - because I did not want to 'waste' loads of ink.
Some people make lines of 1 - 2 - 3 swipes of ink. I don't think that really helps - once you have blended - it's blended - all you need to know the solid colour that you are working with - so I saturated the paper tag with the colour.
When I tell folk - 'this was a class lesson' or 'this was a designer brief' - I am sure they think I am mad
- but this really is 'homework' - for Suzanne Dean's 2nd leval copic class - lesson 1 - fabric folds. Her examples always look so wonderful - and mine - well - - - - - guess that's why I still study with her!!!
I am really pleased with the overall result - I think it all pulls together really well