Monday, 16 May 2011


Afternoon lovely Crafters. What a strange weekend with Mr Blogger going AWOL on Friday. He seems to have eaten some of my lovely WOYWW comments from last week too so if you stopped by and left a comment and I haven't visited you back, thank you so much for them and please forgive me. I will try and get round a few more desks before this Wednesday!!!!
I do know that you eagle eyed folk spotted the tin of Science Putty on the table and wondered what it was used for. Sorry, I don't have any mysterious new crafting technique to share, it belongs to DD and is a tin of neon orange squidgy stuff that she molds into shapes and then it gradually goes all flat and smooth again. Very weird but she loves it!!

Also for those of you who are interested, there are some choccies left inside those boxes. I can make chocolate last. My downfall are the sour chewy sweets. Give me a bag of those and they're gone in 10 minutes!!

Now on to more sensible things. We are half way through our Friendship ATC swap at The Stampman and Lisa Sparkle is providing some extra inspiration if you want to join in. I am still find ATC's a challenge but after scouring Craft Stamper for some inspiration here is what I came up with this time.

I printed the Friendship definition off the Internet and then inked up the background with Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord distress ink, using a Tim Holtz Swirl die as a stencil. I then doodled on the stencil swirl and stuck it on as well adding some more doodling in white and black gel pen. A couple of brads and some fibres finished things off.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Monday has got the week off to a good start. If you are in the part of the country with the warm temperatures and sunshine, please can you send some back up North. It's so windy and cold up here at the minute. I don't like having to put jumpers back on after the gorgeous weather we've had.


Artyjen said...

I'm sending some lovely weather to you right now! LOL
Again another lovely sunshine day here ;)
xoxo Sioux

Jill said...

Well, I wouldn't exactly say warm sunshine - its windy, cloudy but not raining and I think we will keep what we have got thank you! DH has been out watering the vegetables all evening, we could do with some rain actually!

Love your ATC, have never really got into them.... yours is so nice though might have to give it try!
Jill x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Lisa, It was strange without Blogging, got so much done though, even got out for the day!:0) Love your ATC, pretty colours and a great sentiment:0)
It's even cold down south today, so sorry, nothing warm except greetings to send your way:0) xxx

Sandra said...

Hiya Lisa! My big boy, Tommy, has a pot of 'Stig stuff' (Top Gear) which behaves like your daughters squidy stuff. It keeps him entertained for ages.
Love your Atc. I haven't made one for ages... I feel all inspired again. Thank you.
Sandra x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i had some putty like that when i was younger .. your oic brought back memories .
Love the ATC.. the friendship quite is fab
Lisa x

Claire Phillips said...

I love your glorious atc Lisa - for a while I was addicted but can really see past a larger format.
Jacob has something similar to the science putty that he bought on his school trip to Glasgow science centre - you push your fingers in it and it makes a farting noise - as you can imagine much hilarity for the boys.....
It's cold here and wet - bah!Cheers Claire x

Lynda said...

Beautiful ATC Lisa and that putty stuff looks like it would get all tangled up in your fingers!!!! Looks like the weather's warming up a little now - lets keep our fingers crossed it doesn't go the other way.

Love Lynda xxx

Emma said...

You always amaze me with your beautiful work and this is another fabulous little creation. It's lovely, Lisa! :)

I hope you don't mind but I've left you something over on my blog: say thank you, for being such a fab blog buddy and for your continued support! :)
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Lisa, Great ATC, something I haven't tried!
Thanks for the info on the StampMan challenge - had wondered if my cards was 'serious' enough!
but I have entered.
Avril x

Lesley said...

What wierd stuff that putty is! I do love your ATC, and it's cold and drizzly down here too! Had to get my winter clothes out again today.

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Loving your ATC .. .. gorgeous colours, stamps and techniques.

I always love visiting your blog as you are always showing something different and inspirational.

Your doodling looks fab!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx