Sunday, 14 August 2011

New Items Up In My Folksy Shop

Altered Domino Necklaces, Boxes and Hanging Decorations... As shown below:

My Folksy shop is called Storm Crafts and the addy is:
Thanks guys.
Have been thinking of tidying craft room so fingers crossed I'll do that soon!!
Michelle x

Friday, 8 April 2011

Just a little update...

...On what I've been upto... I've actually been crafting again :oD yippeeee!!! It's so good to be making and creating again :o) One thing I've made is pictured below and was for my Dad's birthday present...

I originally wanted to paint the frame brown but I discovered it was plastic and not wood... And I couldn't find my sandpaper - not surprising considering the state of my craft room!! Check out one of my latest videos on Youtube (Wentworthsgal) as I show some of that mess! So instead of painting it I decided to try the old stamping on masking tape technique. Naturally I would have LOVED to have been able to use Tim Holtz's tissue tape but that is soooo expensive here in the UK so I decided to make my own :oD took a bit of playing and I the only ink that I tried that seemed to stick onto the tape was Stazon ink. I had wanted to use brown but I only have black so I used that lol. I tried tinting the tape with Vintage Photo Distress ink and heat setting it slightly then rubbing off any excess with a flannel. Didn't turn out so bad and I was happy with it :o) I inked the edges of Ayse's photo to add to the ye olde feel of it. I think the other techniques used I mention on my youtube video so check it out if you like :o)

I was hoping to catch Rachel's Ustream tomorrow (RachO113 or Rach0113) but I'm going out for lunch with a good friend of mine - she's treating me to lunch as a birthday treat :o) we're gunna have a Chinese buffet so it's all you can eat :oD I'm gunna be stuffed!! I'm hoping to be back by 6 for her start time but we might go for a drink or 2 after so who knows lol! I'm hoping to get her round for some crafting soon too!! Introduce her to 'the bug' :o) fingers crossed she'll get hooked! Lol :o) I love to impart some crafty addiction hehe :o)

A big shout out to all the UK craft youtubers :o) I love you all!! I'm coming across more and more it seems which is great :oD I doubt we'll overtake the Americans lol but it's good to have more and more videos to watch from this side of the pond :oD especially raks :o) hehe.

Anyway big hugs to all

Take care xx

Sunday, 27 February 2011

My poorly ear :o(

After getting an earring back sucked out of my ear canal I now have a sore ear :o( I had no pain whilst it was inside - just a crunchy sound when I yawned or squeezed my eyes shut. The ENT doc decided to damage the lining and made it bleed - sob sob. But... Earing back was out - eventually!! This was a week ago... Now, my ear has swollen up inside and has been very painful this weekend :o( and today it started weeping... It lessened the swelling but still hurts. Going to the docs first thing - see if I can get an appointment or something. I phoned up today to use their automated booing system but their first slot wasn't until the 10th March!!! I can't wait that long - my ear could get worse!

This sucks :o( I don't recall ever having problems with my ears before now.

Oh well, painkiller and sleep now I guess... It is gone 2am afterall!!

Night night, sob sob xx

Monday, 31 January 2011

Errr... Hello?

Ok I should probably start by apologising for not blogging for about 2 months... Sorry! Things just seem to have changed lately. I'm not Youtubing like I used to. I used to watch my craft videos every day without fail! I've not crafted for ages. I've even gone back to buying gifts this year :o( Perhaps I should just watch one video from Arlene and Bona and I'll get back on track... Who knows.

I am reading more tho which is good - I'm currently reading The Morganville Vampires Series which I'm enjoying. Ooh the next series of Vampire Diaries starts tomorrow in the UK!!!! YEYYY!!! True Blood has started back up too :oD Oh how I love the Vampire saturated months. Gunna be boring again once they stop :o( ah well...

I've taken up modeling again too... Had about 4 shoots since December and having a great time! Not doing too well with dieting and exercising to get rid of the belly tho hehe!! I'm just too lazy and love food!! But hey, I'm honest... :o) It's a good trait to have lol. If you wanna see some of the pics check out my Facebook page: I'm loving the airbrusing of my skin on the latest two! Great photographer - Bobtheboulder on and I hope to work with him again sometime :o)

Anyway, take care all, I do miss you...
Michelle x