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Monday, 1 December 2008

Well HELLOOOOO again....

I bet you thought I was never coming back...lol Well just as I thought I was on the mend last week I began to have horrible dizzy spells (and no it's nowt to do wiv me bein' blonde...lol) After a visit to the GP it seems that a lot of people are picking up this virus and the dizziness is part and parcel of the illness. So it's taken me another week to pull myself together enough to feel like blogging or indeed crafting again. Thanks for all of the well wishes and I will be round to catch up with everyone as soon as I can... as well as catching up with the heaps of awards I have received that I haven't got round to passing on ( I have saved them all honest) and thanks to everyone who thought of me :D
Now then... on to the fun bit... I finally got to play with my alcohol inks, my white pen and my new stamps from Scrapz.... whoooooohooooo I am in luv!!!! OMG I totally totally adore them (why didn't I buy some before... what a lot of time I have wasted)
I have admired this Mona Lisa stamp on lots of bloggers creations and decided I just had to have it and because she is my new baby I gave her wings and a crown so she could feel all glam in her new surroundings. The Lost coast design stamps are fabulous and these trees made a fab background with the alcohol inks. The best bit is that I didn't lose the pads off my fingertips like I did with my sharpie pens...rofl (see my altered tin post lower down) and the inks were sooooo quick to use. Only trouble is... I need more... and some distress inks and................... oh I could go on and on... just as well I haven't written my Christmas list yet eh :D

Moving on...WHO CAN REMEMBER..... doing scraper boards at school where you used wax crayons on card covered with a layer of black and using something sharp to scrape your design onto your sheet. I used to love them as a kid and I know that you can buy loads of clever scraper boards now with pictures for you already to scrape yourself... well while visiting my favourite cheapo shops a while ago I saw these... in a pack for kids. So I bought some for DG not realizing how cool they are :D DG had a ball scraping his design into his aeroplane... which at one moment was a "poor plane" but ended up a "cool plane" when he had finished and then he gave one to ME...... whoohoooo
Big girls like to play too... so I got a helicopter and scraped off my own design so that I can use it on a layout of when DG and I shared a helicopter ride... I think they are well pretty and the colours as beautiful as the alcohol inks.

Okay to say thank you for being my blog buddies and for sticking around over the weeks I have been missing I have decided to do a couple of RAK's and if I can find more of these scraper shapes I will pop some of them in the goody bags along with some surprises. All you have to do to receive one is to leave a comment on this post and I will pick some names at random at the weekend to receive some goodies to play with :D You up for it ?...lol
Have a fab evening everyone and I will be back tomorrow with more catch up stuff.
hugs
Chris xx

19 comments:

Julie said...

Oh Chris sorry you've been feeling so poorly, I'm glad you're back and with wonderful creations as always xxx

Karen said...

hahahahaha I used to love these scraper boards as well...didn't know you could get them all ready to play with. I love your fabby helicopter X

Kaz Scrapz said...

Glad you are feeling better now hun - Adore your Mona ATC - gorgeous! and yep I remember those scraper boards too - your helicopter is very cool and funky :)
xx Karen

SuzyB said...

Good to see you back Chrissy !

Dawn said...

Glad to see you back and feeling better Chris - missed the fun and laughs!!
Now how beautiful have you made Mona and that background is amazing = OOh I love Scrapz too!!!

Dawn
x

Kath said...

great job with the alcohol inks and fab stamp....great to see you back...but take things easy...I got caught out and ended back to square one...so don't over do it
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

sharon said...

Now...you know you shouldn't have mentioned those inks to me..and now I've seen them..I NEED THEM..They look gorgeous!!!

I remember those boards!...I didn't know you were planning a helicopter ride?

Have a guess why i wasn't on your blog last night.....sore throat...beechams...bedzzzzzzz,and my ears are hurting this morning, that may have something to do with the amount of time I had the phone to them yesterday....hey..that email made me so laugh though..so much convicition about the link..rofpmsl
Good to have you back.xxxxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Your helicopter is fab Chris as is the 'cool' plane. I bought some of these boards some years ago, think I may still have some somewhere, but I didn't know they could look so good ;) - lack of imagination on my part! Your Mona Lisa is ab fab and yes the trees do make a lovely background :)
Anne xx

Shashi Nayagam said...

So glad to have you back into the world of creations.... You have come back with a bounce I love all your beautiful projects especially the angel. She is gorgeous.

Kristen Hermanny said...

So glad that your are feeling better, I surely missed you. I look forward to seeing your makes. You can get alot of fun stuff in the kid's aisle of the craft store.

xxx-hugs, but no kisses, I don't want to be out for 2 weeks. LOL :)

Linda said...

Oooh I love your Mona SO much! Fabulous work dahling!
Glad to hear you're feeling better now.
Hugs
Linda x

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow these are so colorful.
Truly amazing. I love them all. Hugs.

Diana Evans said...

so sorry to hear you are under the weather....I hope you get back to 120 % of your creative self!!!

Hugs
Diana

Anesha said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. thank you for the comment on my blog. Your card is stunning, fantastic background.
Must play when I am a bit better, managed to spill a cup of tea, thankfully missed the laptop! Been sent to bed:)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a lot of wonderful and colorful eye candy Chris! TFS! Certainly hope your feeling fit as a fiddle again ;) oxo

having a {me} day said...

Hey! Great to see you are back in the land of the living again ;-)
I love your Mona Lisa, but the background is AWESOME! Love those colours! Now scraper boards, hmmmm, I don't know! Some vague part of me remembers something, but I can't quite grasp it! Oh well ... yours are great!
kat

scrappermimi said...

Glad you are feeling better...and the plane and helicopter are so freakin' cool!

Denise said...

Glad to hear you're getting better and can see by your gorgeous card and the fun you're having with the scraper boards that you're well on the way!
Hugs
Denise
oxoxox

craftytrog said...

Glad you are feeling better Chris! Love your Mona, great colours! The scrapeys are great too!