I had a few things to open this morning, these are my cards.
These are presents from Chris which she gave me at Port Sunny.
And she also gave me these from Linda too.
Fabulous cards from Alison, Neet, Chris Slater, Helen, Emma, Tracey, Chris Cresswell and Lesley. Thank you, they are fabulous and all so different.
And these are what was inside Chris's packages, the piggy money bank has skulls on it, looks pretty cool - thanks Chris, much appreciated.
And this is what was inside the packages from Linda R, love the pens and the yarns and fibres will be great to powertex, thanks Lin
Two Seth stencils and a peg from Lin Shields which she got and gave to me at Port Sunny - thanks Lin, can't wait to use them stencils.
And this set of fab Seth stamps are from Lesley, again, can't wait to get stuck in and have a play - thanks Lesley, very kind and much appreciated.
The die and fab set of stamps and circle die, again designed by Seth, are from Emma. We were looking for them at Port Sunny, but unfortunately Leandra's order hadn't arrived, but we managed to find them elsewhere - thanks Em, can't wait.
This was also from Chris and Linda, Chris got it whilst at Port Sunny as she saw me buying the innies, this is the outies stencil, again designed by Seth - thanks Chris and Linda.
And finally I treated myself with some of the money I knew I'd be getting. Mum and sister obviously don't know what to buy in craft land, so I always end up getting something for myself.
So no need to ask what I'll be doing later after I've been out for lunch. As you can see, I've got lots of new Seth goodies to play with and as they all interlink with each other I really can't wait to have a play.
Thanks to everyone for the lovely cards and presents I've received and all the birthday messages on FB and twitter. They are very much appreciated and I have some lovely friends out there xxx
I needed a couple of male birthday cards for later this week and I thought Seth's dies would be perfect for that male touch. Layered up lots of shades of fresco paints in blues and browns. Lightly stamped some of the images in Seth's solar system set in blue and brown stazon. I coloured the brown set of dies with french roast and the blue set are actually double embossed using blue wow powders, I don't have any in brown!! But, can you spot the deliberate mistake probably not on the photo, but on the right card, I meant to put the die cut with the 'x' on the bottom and the drips over the top, but I stuck the drips one on first by mistake!! Not to worry, it still looks okay!!
As I had lots of black powertex left in my dish from the vase, I decided to make another ghoul. I haven't taken any photos before this stage, but if you would like to know how I got to this stage, check back here.
And this is he from the back. I used cotton scrim to wrap around this time.
This is after he has been left 48 hours to dry including being put in the airing cupboard.
And from the back after being left to dry.
I decided to use the green on the cotton scrim cape and red on the main body and the headgear.
And to bring out the colour a little bit more I decided to use the metallic gold pigment over the red to enhance it.
I also decided to put clear type crystal gems in the eye sockets.
And again the sun came out for a rare moment so I took advantage.
Hi I'm Sam, 45, birthday in October - Any piece of art gratefully rec'd - Thanks. OH, Martin, been together 25 years and still no plans to get married!!! We love spending time with our pupster, especially when the weather is dry and we get to take him to the woods. I love any sort of crafting and would say that I am adventurous with new materials. We love going skiing in any winter resort, but mainly the States or Canada, they have better snow!! We lost our first beardie, Max, August 2006 at a ripe old age of 14 and 1/4. Since then Frazzie has come along, he is now 9 years and 0 months old and is still a little Bugger, Bugger!!! Unfortunately in December 2008 we lost Alfie at 14 months old after only having a short time of 7 weeks loving and caring for him. He found a good buddie in Fraz and loved him to bits.