Monday, 18 June 2012

Just remembered

Hi everyone. Sorry to keep you all waiting for something new!

I just remembered I had 'rejected' cards from PaperCrafts that I could have shared with you all. Well, technically just one, because I resubmitted the other one :P

I am totally knackered today. Not sure why but it's not a good sign given I'm on call tomorrow! 

This was submitted for the Nov/Dec issue I think. They were after something clean and classy (something along that line) so I went with the less is better option.

A simple window with embossed images worked rather nicely, except that the plastic warped under the heat. Not sure if I will bother trying again later lol
Anyway, sorry for a short post. I might feel like making a card tonight before bed seeing as I'm not in the mood for cover letters (I've done the two that were the important ones - still deciding how much effort I want to put in the remaining 4-5. They are optional to be honest but better to give myself more chance than not).
Thanks for coming around!
STAMP: [PTI] Stocking Prints; [SU!] Snow Swirled
INK: Versamark
PAPER: [PTI] Stamper's Select White
OTHER: [PTI] Stamp plastic packaging; [Filigree] embossing powder (white, silver); [KaiserCraft] rhinestones (silver)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

No card still... but

Sorry! Still no card!

I'm on call again tomorrow and I'm just knackered when I'm back home these days. And I still have a few cover letters to pump out which I am forever denying the need to (until last minute!).

I just thought I'd share something that arrived in the mail yesterday!

It looks like that card I submitted to PaperCrafts in January and got accepted did make it to the States in one piece! This is rather exciting getting paid for something made for a hobby! So a quick shot of proof. I am dying to see what magic the photographers did to the card in the mag! ;)

And... did I mention we got snowed in last week?

I mean, really snowed in. Okay, maybe this is nothing compared to Canada in winter, but in my 15 years in New Zealand, we've only been snowed properly like this a handful of times. And I don't ever recall it snowing in June either! Usually we get a random decent fall in August/September (Spring) when we do get them.

It literally started snowing as I left home for hospital at 7.30am and just snowed and snowed all day!

This shot's one that made its way to our weather forecast website, MetService. It just got picked as the photo of the week! Well really, in all honesty, I think there were only about 3 photos submitted last week. It was more of a fun thing to submit than anything. No prizes for getting it picked either. I do reckon I should have sent it to TVNZ, then if it did get picked, then our famous weatherman, Jim Hickey, would have had to have a crack at saying my name right! Haha. 

Oh, I forgot to say what the photo was of. This is the Christchurch Botanic Garden looking down from 4th floor of Christchurch Public Hospital (technically the temporary student common room).


The funny thing is that literally every student who turned up to school last Wednesday took a photo of this exact same scene on their phones. I've already seen 3 different, yet the same versions on Facebook! However, I'm now copyrighted since I submitted this photo first lol

Sorry for keeping you all waiting for new cards. I'm sure if I dug around, there might be a couple of cards that I forgot to upload. I still have to upload all the other images that got lost when I got my new phone too. I'll get there eventually.

Have a great week!