Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunshine Lollipops and .......

Just a short post to announce that the new challenge is up at http://candyshoppedesigns.blogspot.com/ - they are weekly now. For this challenge you need to use some lollipop flowers on your layout, card, project, whatever. I used some Bobunny paper, 2 kinds of thickers, and homemade lollipop flowers from paper scraps and buttons.
It's been a busy and tiring week but I did finish my Tuscan Olive wrap - I wove in the ends and added the beads on Friday. I am very pleased with it. Yesterday I wound yarn into balls in preparation to start my Blade scarf or Frond shawl.  I am thinking of knitting the Blade first as a practice piece. I will show some pix later.
I have been playing with some other art techniques and will be presenting a tutorial on the Galblog on Tuesday on something that is fun but very different from the normal types of stuff we all do for scrapping or art journaling.
I also received some happy mail this week - a super vintage style wall hanging from Amy (I won it on her blog). Amy, thank you so much - I love it!
Gotta go finish the laundry and read some more in my book, A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin - I really enjoy her books. Her main character is a female doctor who is a specialist in forensic medicine (like Kate Scarpetta) but the kicker is she lives during the Middle Ages so there are lots of complications.  Tonight Miss Marple starts on Masterpiece Mystery - it will be The Mirror Crack'd and stars Joanna Lumley - you know, Patsy from Absolutely Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved that show!

And be sure to check out the incredible kit giveaway on Lilibee's blog http://lilibeescrap.blogspot.com/2010/05/liberty-kit-and-super-giveaway-kit.html - it even has some Liberty fabric in it - and you know how much I love Liberty fabrics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also be sure to check out the Creative connection http://www.thecreativeconnectionblog.com/blog/2010/05/our-next-featured-artists-is-dara-dimagno.html#comment-6a0120a62d53b6970c013481802356970c - they have a fabulous giveaway of 3 Dara Dimago necklaces (gorgeous!) and info about the Creative Connection Event.

thanks for reading
ttfn
Chris

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I loveeeeeeeeee this Chris!!!! I love love love all the flowers...and a book like Scarpetta????? I am ALL READY in love with that idea!!! Got your CARD YESTERDAY!!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooooooo much....it is BEAUTIFUL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Amy Muffoletto said...

I LOVE your lollipop layout. Soooo cute. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs,Amy

Jenneke said...

Gorgeous Lollipop layout, Chris!! I decided to play along with you and am working on mine at this very moment!

XXXJenneke

kim c said...

sounds like a great book chris and i can't wait for your blog post...sounds intriguing!

deana said...

Oh, how CUTE & FUN is that?! Who is Kate? She is a doll!

Hope you have a GREAT week, Chris! :-)

EverydayMe said...

this is just sooooooooooo winsome.... It's so engaging with those lollipops!!! tfs!! Have a wonderful week! {{hugs}} Michelle

sarah said...

those flowers look like lollipops and it's just perfect with that title! :)

glad you finished your wrap! yay! :)

hope you have a fab week.

hugs,
sarah.

Jeanet said...

Your lolipop LO is simply beautiful!Loving those colors and all the lollipop flowers with that buttons...gorgeous!You are so busy!!!
And I love Absolutely Fabulous too...such great humor!That book sounds cool!!!Have to check that out at the library ;)