Wednesday, 29 May 2013

ten minute tuesday...erm on wednesday.

Good afternoon! 

A little late, but here I am. Sadly I have nothing much to report creatively this week. My time when I've been at my desk has been sorting and cleaning brushes. I am so bad at looking after my stuff.  Brushes sit forever in jars of water. I've been lucky in that so far I haven't totally wrecked them, which is probably why it's a habit I find hard to kick. 


I guess this week has been more about prep. I've purchased some credits (on offer) at Photobox and my next job to start wading through a gazillion photo's to get some ordered. Then maybe I can do more Project Life pages, or even scrap our holiday from two years ago. 

Let be honest, even ten minutes needs some sort of prep before you get results.  Hopefully, even though I'm suffering from halftermitis this week I'll have something to show for all my prep next week. 

Until then... Happy Creating!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

a truer word....

 or is it just me...?

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

ten minute tuesdays

well hello again, welcome and apologies. 

Apologies for not showing up last week.  Events of the week over took me and before I knew it I was elbow deep in small children for my daughters birthday party. I figured I might as well just wait until today to do a catch up post. 

If you are an Instagrammer you'll have seen what I have been getting ten minutes with, but I know not everyone is.  I have to admit to loving it. If you're interested you can find me here

I've started a new journal! 
everyone say whoooo... 



I usually work in a Moleskine, but as we sell the Dylusions journal I thought that I really should give one a go. It's a nice big journal, loads of pages, but I am finding that as I use such wet media I need to tape the pages (not a big fan of leakage) and leave things to dry properly before I try and carry on. 

Last time I shared the first page I had started.  Since I've popped lack to it adding layers, stencilling and a little sanding.  I promise that it's all been in ten minute bursts. It just needed more colour. 


I've used two stencils on this one, Tiny Circles and Dashed Lines.
Dashed line was used with a texture paste and then lightly sanded back when I'd finished adding all the layers of paint to it that I wanted.  So there you have it the first page in my new journal.


I have an almost finished double page. 
This one has been a real bob back to page, almost addictive as I've built it up. 
I'm just searching for a phrase to finish it off. I just want some simple stamping to complete it. 


The clouds and raindrops are from some utterly gorgeous tissue paper I picked up in Paperchase, the "flowers" are by my fair hand and coloured with Inktense pencils.



Right, that my round up of ten minutes for the last couple of weeks. Something tells me I may spend more than ten minutes finding that little saying to finish off this page. 

So, have you managed to squeeze ten minutes creative time in recently?  Do share! 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

ten minute tuesdays

Welcome to another Tuesday, and what a glorious one it is as well!  
does anyone else feel like we went to bed and it was winter, then woke up to summer? 

hope you had a wonderful sunny bank holiday weekend where ever you are, or just a great weekend if you weren't blessed with either the sun or a bank holiday. 

It's been another funny old week here, with very little time for getting creative. Today's ten minutes is currently sitting drying.  I'm at a bit at a loss, mojo wondering, or wondered off is more like. 

Maybe something will come to me when I next come back to play.. 



...or maybe not! 
no pressure, just the first page in a new journal...LOL. 

How's your mojo this week?  
say hi, leave me a comment and let me come and have a nose around where your ten minutes has taken you. 

tatty bye for now... I'm going to go enjoy the sun for ten minute!

Friday, 3 May 2013

Magda has Candy!


In case you're not sure, Magda is one of our very talented design team members for the store,
 and she has candy on her new jewellery studio blog

Go take a peek!