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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!!!

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

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  5. 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

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

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  7. Magnificant work as always.
    Hugs, Vanja

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

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

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

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  11. 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

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  12. Nothing wrong with this Viv - at all!!!

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

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  14. 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

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