Monday, 27 August 2012

My First Attempt at a Wire Work Ring

Hello Everyone

Happy Bank Holiday to those of you in the UK who've had the day off today - and hasn't it been typical bank holiday weather today - it really feels as though autumn is coming, cool in the evenings (and we haven't had many summer days this year), and the days are drawing in so quickly :(

Back to school next week - Andrew is starting secondary school (I think I'm much more nervous than he is LOL!) - where on earth does time go, and he'll soon be as tall as me, his feet are already larger than mine (that was a shock for me to cope with!).  The summer holidays are absolutely flying by.  Good grief aren't things for school expensive - I've spent £170 on shoes and trainers for my two in the last week, and we've still got to buy Andrew some football boots yet.  I'm going to have to think of a way to earn a few extra pennies me thinks - have to do a boot sale to get rid of some of the toys and clothes the children have grown out of!

Sorry I haven't been around much lately - Mr Mojo has been missing.  I've bought birthday cards and presents again this month.

Anyway, enough waffle.  I've made an attempt at wirework jewellery making today, and made my first ring.  I haven't got a proper ring mandrel so used a thick glue pen; the ring is a bit big but I don't like anything too tight!  The ring matches the jewellery set I made in June, shown here.

Ooh, if only my skin didn't look so old and wrinkled, I could apply to be a hand model LOL!

Back to the ring, I've used 0.6mm wire to make the flower, which is made with black shell and a rose quartz - the shank of the ring is 1mm wire.  This is OK for a first attempt - I need a lot of practice before I can make one for someone else though I think.

We have something exciting happening this week, and I'm very nervous about it - I'll tell you about it when it's over though, so keep an eye out in the next few days ;)

Thank you for looking, and I'll see you soon.  Have a fabulous week.

Love, Andrea xx

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Another Monster!

Hello Everyone - and a Happy Saturday to you all.

Oh my goodness, is anyone else getting v-e-r-y emotional over the Olympics? - the sobs are catching in my throat every time someone wins, or doesn't win - tears are welling and I get a lump in my throat.  I'm a complete wreck LOL!  And don't the medals look so awesome!

Despite being hooked to the TV, I have managed to make a card for another nephew whose birthday is today - using a monster image from Digistamp Boutique.  I've coloured him with Promarkers, and decoupaged the cake up again.  A simple but fabulous sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

I would also like to enter this card in the Digistamp Boutique Monthly Challenge and Crafts and Me Challenge which is green with envy.

And here's the card:

I've got a nasty headache today, so I think I need to get to bed now.  I hope to see you soon.

Love, Andrea xx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Boy's Birthday Card

Hello everyone - just a quickie to show the card I made for my nephew who recently turned 5.

This is another Digistamp Boutique image - I coloured the image with promarkers, and decoupaged the cake up.  The sentiment was from the digi set too.

I'm not entirely happy with this card - I think the sentiment is too big, and the papers make it look too busy.  But a 5 year old boy wouldn't think about things like that would he???

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Delightful Sketches - Birthdays
Kaboodle Doodles - Birthday or any Special Day

I hope people are enjoying the Olympics - it's fantastic to see GB winning medals now.  I'm not really a sports fan, but I am getting hooked on some of the Olympics, especially the swimming, rowing and canoeing, and I was watching the archery last weekend - it is amazing how the archers manage to hit the centre from sooo far away!

See you soon.

Love, Andrea xx