Friday, 29 February 2008
The closest I'm ever getting is the starting gate.
And here's Gina taking part in the skiddoo pushing championship!!
Tonight was also the last night that 3 of the guys were with us as they'd flown Saturday to Saturday. So of course we had to go out for dinner and a great night was had all round with plenty of wine flowing and the evening being finished off with a bizarre drinking vessel, which is a local tradition. It was brought to the table with a flame and then you had to cover 2 holes to drink the hot liquid! The things you have to do on holiday!
Thursday, 28 February 2008
Nick, Rich, Dunc, Steve, Pam and Tracey.
Mike, Lynne, Guy, Anne, Gina and Steve.
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Me, the other side of the Matterhorn.
Monday, 25 February 2008
Here I am ready to go - I know I look like an extreme skier but I'm not really. The helmet came about after coming back from France a couple of years ago with 3 stitches in my head.
Sunday, 24 February 2008
So all that was left was to enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine. What a great start to the holiday.
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Monday, 18 February 2008
This first card includes the rolling penny technique, so the little car spins up and down the slot. This one is using twinkling H2O's on acetate - you need a special spray which you can get from http://onceuponastamp.co.uk/ - thanks Rob and Gord xx Oh and the wonderful fairy stamp is from http://www.laviniastamps.co.uk/ . Aren't their stamps gorgeous, thank you to Tracey and Kevin x
Doodlebug and Easter a match made in heaven.
Sorry about the bad photo quality of this one - I must have had the shakes! I do love stamping and this card is made with 2 different stamps and used the masking technique.
A matching tag.
Sunday, 17 February 2008
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Friday, 15 February 2008
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Pretty bag and good wine - what more could a girl ask for?
Delightful felt flower tag. Is it wrong to get excited over the packaging!
A little more love. We've been invited to my other half's, brother's wedding. Here's the acceptance card, that I made and we sent. I used the Love CD and matching stamp set from Crafter's Companion. It's brilliant as it has everything to match. The card is made from using the backing papers and an insert, along with some silver paper. The hearts are stamped onto shrink plastic, coloured in with Sakura Stardust gelpens and then shrunk using a heat gun. You get an intense glitter effect as the ink shrinks but the glitter particles don't.
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Sorry it's not a great photo but I didn't have my camera with me but refused to miss an opportunity, so used the one on my phone.
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Here's what we had to eat:
Fat Buddha Deluxe Platter
Filo King Prawn, Vegetable Spring Roll,
Duck Samosa & Satay Chicken
Thai Tom Yam Prawn Soup
Monkfish Fillet coat w/Tang Yang Sauce
Egg fried rice
Me - Lemon and lime cheesecake
Debbie - some kind of banana dessert - I couldn't look, I don't like bananas! But she tells me it was very nice.
Thank you for letting me stay - your sofa is very comfy.
Monday, 11 February 2008
As I'm not sure how long the interview will stay on the DoCrafts website I thought I'd record it here:
UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT
'do crafts' Sian Melonie puts freelance designer Claire Hamer Under the Spotlight.To not being tidy, to adoring all things bling...read on to find out what inspires Claire.
When and how did you get into crafting?
I needed a 60th birthday card for my Dad and couldn’t find anything suitable in the shops, so I decided to make him one. I was hooked!
What do you enjoy most about papercrafts?
I love trying new things and I’m always excited about new products.
What would you say your preferred style is?
This is always changing from very simple, to altered, to textured and many things in between.
When was the last time you crafted?
Today of course!
What gets you inspired?
Anything and everything. Music, décor, fashion, lettering and craft supplies.
If you were given £500, what would you spend it on?
I think I’d have to spend some of it on storage. I’m never tidy. I would also have a spending spree, with stamps at the top of my list.
How much do you spend on kit and supplies each month?
I daren’t think about it, especially with all the essentials like glue.
What have been some of your favourite projects you’ve created?
A gorgeous tag book for my sisters birthday, in zesty oranges and the wedding invitations and place settings for my sister-in-law, it was great to be part of the wedding.
Is there are a particular craft/ or craft trend you would like to pursue?
I’d love to do some jewellery making.
Where would you like to be in ten years time?
I’d love to own a great big studio where I could run workshops and have an organised workspace.
Do you have a nickname?
Yes most of my crafting friends know me as Ginger or MGC (Mad Ginger Claire)!
Self adhesive stones - I love a bit of bling and all those colours.
Jewellery, especially anything homemade.
Only dull women have immaculate houses.
Rubber stamping. I love all the different ways you can use them and all the different effects you get.
What can't you live without?
Friends and family.
What can you live without?
Your basic essentials?
Trimmer, scissors, adhesive, white card.
Your biggest bug bear?
People who don’t appreciate handmade cards and gifts.
Who makes you smile?
Describe your perfect lost weekend.
A weekend away with my crafting buddies, with nothing to do but card make and scrapbook, with the odd glass of wine.
What’s the best gift anyone’s given you?
A conker on a beautiful ribbon.
Ideal way to spend a Sunday?
Crafting with someone else cooking me a Sunday lunch.
On what would you spend your last £10?
What's top on your wish list?
Adhesive gems, so I never run out.
Who is your style role model? Why do you like his/ her style?
Anna Davenport, I love the way she works with colour.
Watching my sister graduate.
Your top tip?
Use the markings on your cutting mat when your sticking things together to get them lined up.
Sunday, 10 February 2008
The action shot
It's worth the hike up the steps to see such a beautiful view, and no I on't mean me and the dog!
Saturday, 9 February 2008
Thursday, 7 February 2008
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
In the frying pan - just Fry Light - no oil.