A Very Merry Christmas to All

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I WON!!! I WON!!!

I am so excited. I never win anything. Remember I posted a pic of the "Captured Frida" bottle I made? It was for a challenge over at Gauche Alchemy.
I checked there on the 9th because I thought that's when winner was to be posted. When I didn't find anything I wrote to several of the Alchemist but never got an answer. I wanted to know who to congratulate, since I was sure it wasn't me LOL
One of the lovely women I met through that site notified me this morning by way of Congratulations!! What a happy surprise...
Meanwhile my time has been spent with the worry over selling my house, missing my Rosie and trying to catch up on swaps.
The theme for this was "Winter Blooms" of course Poinsettia's come to mind. I thought about cutting up some old Christmas cards, but then decided to make my own using  book pages and copper ribbon.The red Austrian crystals really sparkle and the copper trim over the paper lace trim really makes it pop. As always pictures really don't show it very well.
Then I have my charm group. I love Halloween so I had to join. We also had to include a Moo card.
I made the skulls from transparent clay and then stained them with walnut to give them that "once buried" look. I set ruby red Austrian crystals in the eyes to give some sparkle. Hey, I have to maintain my status as "Glitter Queen". The back part of the same charm is a spider web I painted and then punched out a wee little spider. (I knew that tiny $1 spider punch would come in handy)
The Moo card is a head under glass I titled "The Dreaming". Hows that for spooky?
I also managed to make a tutorial video for the Mystery challenge.
Now I have to work on 6 Christmas Tree Shoppe Cards for Ravens Christmas village swap. Something made from a zipper for my own "I Dare You Challenge" and finish up my Fan for a friendship fan swap in Mixedmediastudio@yahoogroups.com  . Oh and let us not forget the continuation of the mystery challenge.
I'm thinking I should get busy instead of writing here. Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations again on winning the Frida challenge :)

    Sounds (and looks) like you're keeping super busy. I hope your house sale goes smoothly. As one who is also missing a Rosie-dog of my own I know that it will take some time before that ache subsides. Hang on in there and wait for that day when you can remember her with a smile rather than tears.