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Sunday, 2 October 2011

The A-Z of ME!

I was blog hoping and stopped by a friend at "Ink Blots". Hi Siobhan! Loving your work! Only to find that she had answered a questionaire on herself, that she had found on Dyan Reaveley's blog, from AFTH fame. I thought this was a great idea and a lot of fun so went straight to Dyan's blog and had a read of her answers. It's such a great way to get to know a little about someone, and I gotta say I am a huge fan of Dyan! So I thought I would give it a go and see what I found out about me! Just changed one question as I'm not a huge fan or either rhubarb or custard! So here goes..........................
A. AGE? 40
B. BED SIZE? King Size
C. CHORE THAT YOU HATE? All of them! But especially the bathrooms!
D. DOGS? Not at the them but can't have any as hubby allergic!
F. FAVOURITE COLOUR? None! Cause as my daughter would say, "I love them all"!
G. GOLD OR SILVER? Gold please!
H. HEIGHT? 5' 11"
I. INSTRUMENTS YOU PLAY? None. Used to play recorder and guitar very badly...does that count?
J. JOB TITLE? Staff Nurse
K. KIDS? 2 stepsons Alistair 16 and Ian 14 and daughter Georgia 4 1/2
L. LIVE? Edinburgh, but dream to be back in the sun and warmth of Oz! That's Autralia not the land of OZ as in "The Wizard of Oz"
M. MUST HAVES? Everything paper crafty! Especially by Tim Holtz!
N. NICKNAMES? Rita or Reet
O. OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAYS? Two many to count, many admissions as a child, not as many as an adult, and my daughter.
P. PET PEEVES? Bad service!
Q. QUOTE FROM A MOVIE? "Ompaa, Lompaa..................." the song from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the original one.
S. SAVE OR SPEND? Spend, spend, spend! Much to my husbands dismay!
T. TEA OR COFFEE? Coffee, absolutely! Can't abide by tea.
U. UNDERWEAR? Not a pretty thought! But love a matching set!
V. VEGETABLE YOU HATE? Pumpkin! Yuccch!
W. WHAT MAKES YOU RUN LATE? The family! I hate being late!
X. X-RAYS YOU'VE HAD? Wrists and ankles, used to be a clumsy child!
Y. YUMMY FOOD THAT YOU MAKE? Smoked salmon! Can't get enough of it! YUMMMMY!!!!!!!!
Z. ZOO ANIMAL? Elephant and giraffe, but not in a zoo only in the wild where they belong!

So........what do you think? Why don't you have a go too and leave me a link and I'll come and learn a little about you too.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Resist with Rollagraph

Today I gave a wee demo on the Rollagraph and put it through it paces, so that my ladies could see just what it was capable of, not just rolling in a straight line in one colour of ink!

Whilst I was prepping for this demo (or at least while I should have been prepping for it) I went for a wee blog hop and stopped in on one of my favourite peeps, Hels Sheridan and her blog "Ink on my Fingers" and guess what.............she was hosting a challenge on Sunday Stamper for resist techniques! And low and behold I was making a card using the rollagraph and versmark ink to create a resist background. And I have to confess that "Simply Irresistable" was one of my favourite songs n the eighties!

Now, I know it isn't as aristic and beautiful as Hels but I don't often do "clean and simple" as I love to ink and distress, so for me this was a nice change of pace and direction.

I restamped the image a few more time coloured with promarkers and spritzed with Prefect Pearls and used Glossy Accents and glitter on their centres to create the embellishements and cut the card blank and mats with my new Grand Calibur and Go Kreate dies! Woo Hoo they are fab!

Hope you like it.