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Friday 17 August 2012

ABC V for Vanish


Well it’s been so long since I blogged anyone out there following me must think I disappeared off the face of the earth. In fact I have been moving house. What a nightmare experience that is. No wonder they say it’s the most stressful thing next to Divorce. Firstly my IP managed to mix up the dates I was moving and cut off my broadband two weeks before my moving date and despite trying all sorts of tricks they were unable to turn it back on until after I moved. When I finally got this end there were boxes piled high right across the lounge and furniture piled even higher in the bedroom. I had no idea where my pc was, let alone be able to access it. It took me almost two weeks of decanting boxes into any space I could find in order to free up the lounge enough to get a carpet laid.

If anyone out there is about to move somewhere smaller I highly recommend ditching all your rubbish BEFORE you move and not leaving it until afterwards. I guess it would have been a lot easier if I was not trying to decant the contents of a two bedroomed house with dining room into a one bedroom bungalow with just a lounge whilst at the same time trying to fit in the contents of a small craft shop! Ladies, and indeed Gents, I am here to tell you all, we collect WAY TOO MUCH craft paraphernalia. I have been busy cataloguing my craft stash and it has already run into way too many pages and I haven’t gotten past half way yet.

Anyhow before I bore you off my blog, here is my first creation since somewhere back in April! I struggled with this because everytime I had an idea, I couldn’t locate the relevant supplies to go with it. I feel like a novice, lol

So, onto business. Our challenge to you at ABC this time is V for Vanish. We want you to use something hidden on your creation, hidden message, tag, pop up, use the vanish theme with extinct animals or magic, use your imagination for this one!

I have missed a few birthdays since having my life packed into boxes and being unable to access it, so my hidden part is a ‘belated birthday’ greeting on a card for a friend.

The image is Willow from Tickled Pink, who also happen to be one of our sponsors over at ABC this time. With two digis on offer to the winner along with Bugaboo who have 7 digis on offer.

Vanish Tag

I coloured Willow with copics, and trimmed her out with a labels 10 nestie, and edged it with turquoise glitter. The mats are all from a die cut kit I got from QVC as I couldn’t find my patterned papers, or at least the ones I wanted at the time. The flowers are prima and the background card is Kanban. I used the same crafters cord to make a feature around the edge of the first layer as I did for the tag.


The tag is a flower die cut from a Kanban kit, with coloured peel offs.

I hope by the next time I post I shall be a little tidier and have managed to pack a craft store inside my twee bungalow, but I shan’t be holding my breath!

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Crafting For All Seasons – #33 Bright Colours

Crafty Creations Challenges – #183 Yellow sunshine, Blue Water, Green Grasses

Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog – #29 Bling

House of Gilli – #39 Add A Sentiment

Lexi’s Creations – 71 Sparkle and Shine

Love To Create – #28 Sparkle

Marker Pop – #4 Bright Colours

Paper Girls Challenge – #13 Birthdays

Victorine Originals – #40 Bling

Whimsy Stamps Challenge – #50 Lots of Layers

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