Friday, 24 July 2009

Free day!




I have today taken advantage of a day free from any paperwork or bowling! Please note I have also taken yet ANOTHER day off from housework too..................... I had one of those ' I refuse to spend my free day cleaning' moments this morning... the moment has lasted all day.
So on to making messy - and boy did I make a mess. I have had three attempts at doing a project as shown in this month's Craft Stamper magazine. It looked relatively straightforward thing but I have struggled so much you wouldn't belive - no matter how hard I tried, I could not transfer all the ideas and colours whizzing round in my head onto the slide mailers! After 2 failed attempts (both of which ended up in the bin!), I finally managed to complete a double slide mailer and a single one. The single one I will post at a later date and I really shouldn't be posting this as I'm probably going to give it as a gift in the future but I was so pleased to have finally finished it (and be satisfied with it!) that I took the pictures and here it is!
I am a little disappointed about how the pictures of the inside have turned out as the colour reproduction is not as vibrant as in real life - surrounding the two stamped images on the slides is a green background which has decided to show up as grey in the pic!
Tuesday Taggers have a theme of swirls and curls this week and as the fibre on the front is curly and there are stamped flourishes on the back I have submitted this for this week's challenge!

15 comments:

My name is CINDY...... said...

Viv it's lovely, makes me want to dig out my mailer stash and make one. And what a great idea as a gift for a trader - especially with the stamps -hope they are LARGE lol.

Jan said...

Made me want to get mine out again too! You may have started something here Viv or (come to think of it) another idea for GAS MAMMA in the future?
A great, novel idea though to add the little pocket for the stamps. Lovely.

Deby said...

I love those "I refuse to do anything I don't want to do" kind of days! So glad you took advantage of your FREE and shared your creativity which is always amazing!!!

nancy said...

'Groovy' project, vv.
I think it looks great.

Pattie said...

WOW Viv you have been busy looks like you enjoyed yourself lol,I love the stamp holder idea,also you just reminded me I have a couple of blank mailers lol......there is just not enough hours in the day for me !!
Love the colours too

Karen R said...

well the final project looks BRILLIANT - I am just about to start the housework (sigh)& wish I could escape from it too

Pia said...

wow beautiful cards

Anonymous said...

Magnificant work as always.
Hugs, Vanja

jo-in-oz said...

Beautiful cards Viv. Thanks for joining Tuesday Taggers. Jo x

Flippinpest said...

There is no contest between crafting and cleaning is there lol? It was well worth choosing the crafting, beautiful work Viv

Clarky J said...

Fabulous viv and do so love the colours! Thanks for joining in with TT again this week x Janet

Michelle said...

Viv these mailers are fantastic. Saw them in Craft Stamper and will def hav a go at them sometime - so much craft and so little time. You've created some wonderful artwork. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Taggers
x Michelle

Maureen said...

Nothing wrong with this Viv - at all!!!

Anne Jagger said...

Viv, this is stunning, I love all the stamps you've used, and the colours. Just gorgeous.
Anne x

Debby said...

I think this is postively stunning! Sorry I haven't visited regularly. I'm desperately struggling to keep up these days. Have a terrific day!

Debby