Tuesday 30 November 2010

Eiglas stepping down from StitchyBear Stamps shop

I've decided to remove my images from sale at StitchyBear.  I wish Stitchy and the team the very best of luck for the New Year and their new initiative but Eiglas, sadly, cannot board that particular ship.
Don't know what I'll be doing in the New Year, apart from meeting my new grandson, training my new puppy and doing some serious crafting! 

I will, if and when I get the time, draw more images and hope to get Eiglassing back up and running so watch this space!

See ya soon!

Friday 26 November 2010

Signing off for a while.......

Well folks, the inevitable finally happened!  I've totally run out of steam.  I don't mean mojo, or the desire to craft, but the energy to fit it into my life just at the moment.

I knew I was in for a busy period but thought I'd manage a bit longer but as well as the full time care of my adorable (...but very energetic..!) little Granddaughter, Ada, my new(-ish..) canine companion Charlie and the prospect of Christmas on the near horizon and NOTHING at all done towards it I also have my daughter Bev's impending new motherhood in the New Year as well as the usual day to day commitments. Add, then, to this scenario, a litter of six puppies (...Izzy's the mum and Charlie the dad...) which I suddenly had to take respopnsibility for ten days ago (...little poo-machines they are...!) one of which I am keeping (!) and you start to get the picture.....!

This is actually history repeating itself as thirty-four years ago when my eldest son Matt was about 18 months old and I was expecting my second som Michael, my Afghan Hound bitch Kerry had her litter. My Hubby, Nic, was away at sea then, so I was completely alone on this journey, morning-sickness included, and then my queen cat, Blackie, decided to join in and deliver six kittens!

I managed fine then, but I was only 26 years old and relatively fit!  I am now quite a bit older and not at all fit! LOL!

So I'm not saying goodbye, just see ya later - probably closer to Christmas.
Thank you for all your support and I look forward to getting back into the saddle when I get a minute to myself again!

Monday 15 November 2010

Crafty CardMakers 34 - Card & Gift

This week at CraftyCardMakers we're making a matching gift and card, which is a super theme to have just before Christmas as it's an opportunity to have another Christmas gift out of the way whilst simultaneously feeding my crafting addiction!

A great sponsor and fab prize are awaiting your entry over at CCM so pop over there and have a look at our DT's fabulous projects for inspiration - you'll love them!

Also, this week at CCM, we have a fab new Guest Designer and........

....great minds must think alike, it would appear, for both myself and our Guest Designer, the lovely Claire AKA HopeJacare,  have independantly made a journal/notebook and card, albeit in very differnt styles!

Mine is a Christmas themed book made with my BIA.
The inner leaves are also denim blue and interleaved with glassine, so it could be used for photos as well as journalling.
The face-paper is Papermania Winter Wonderland and the mirri board and pearl card overlays cut with my Nesties.

Hope they're okay - I'm offering them to the first of my lovely followers to leave a comment saying they want them!

Monday 8 November 2010

Crafty CardMakers - Spotlight on Dry Embossing

I've been very remiss lately and actually had to remove a spiderweb from my embossing box! That's how long it is since I've done any embossing LOL!
So I was very pleased that the theme chosen at Crafty CardMakers this week is Dry Embossing - it got me back actually using this lovely, if sometimes tricky, technique.

I could have got the Big Shot out - I've just bought Tim Holtz's embossing folders - but I thought I'd have a go at the original technique on vellum with a couple of ball-tools and I've also added some paper-pricking too!

The backing paper is K&Co Winter Wonderland and the flower is Petaloo from 'Across the Sea' set. The colouring is with Copics and the holly leaves topped with glossy accents. Red adhesive gems were popped onto the berries to give a little accent.  The holly border is Martha Stewart and I've embossed some leaves too.

You really need to pop over to Crafty CardMakers to see the wonderful projects by my team-mates and our sponsor is the fab Prairie Fairy!

Look forward to seeing all your entries!

Lots going on at Chez Eiglas... ;)

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