I feel really pleased with myself ..........two birthday cards made for yesterday both using images found on PINTEREST. Sorry no pictures of them. Now I feel that my vast quantity of time spent on PINTEREST can be classed as research - straws being clutched here - instead of me just idling away my life. I must start working my way through the large number of tutorials that I have pinned at some point. Need more hours in my days (or more money so less work and therefore more time).
On PAPERCRAFTS.TV's https://www.papercraftstv.com/ special offers today I noticed a Teressa Collins Stampmaker Kit. I was uncertain what this was so put in a search and came up with this :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTX8cfHXH2E Make your own stamps from anything sounds intriguing. And as always on YOUTUBE there is another option http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50mBAKCnEk0&feature=related
I have not tried either of these methods but think the idea of being to create something that is truly mine appealing.
I have spent so time today picking my way through my box of buttons and removing anything that wasn't a button, and then washing the safety eyes and noses for soft toys that have spent several years in an open box getting covered with dust. The joy of this is that I found the two belt fasteners that I purchased in the eighties - Junk shop discoveries. I am not sure how old they are but the yellow one looks a little ART DECO to me.
After watching the last program on British music storming America I am feeling a little bit NEW WAVE so have been listening to The Clash, Eurythmics, Punk compilations and Ian Dury throughout the afternoon. Looking back I can see why some of the bands may not appealed to some. I loved the music of the late seventies and early eighties because finally bands were singing about Britain.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrDK0UoAkfY TUNNEL OF LOVE
Found my decopatch paper so I can do the last touches on the cat and glue his eyes on. It is always nice when something is completed. I also have some really lovely red with a black lace design on it that is now screaming out to be used. I have defiantly caught the decopatch bug. I also think I have figured out what I want to do with the book I am going to alter. Part of me thinks it is sacrilege to damage a book so I found a very dull looking one in a junk shop and I am going to use that. The pages I cut out can be used in card making and similar projects. Lots to do.
I also need to retake the photos of my Etsy items with different backgrounds - mainly so there is continuity in my listings and partly because I do not think some of my photos have done justice to my products. We will see.