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Friday, 11 June 2010

Something Completely Different

Over at Something Completely Different it's time for our 2nd week of skinnies (3"x5") & I've been lucky enough to choose the theme! Hope you like it!


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I've used a piece of cardboard box & torn some of the paper off to reveal the corrugated bits underneath & given the card a couple of coats of Gesso.

I wanted to use some Distress crackle paint but didn't have time so I stamped the background with a lovely crackle stamp. The cat & words were free on the cover of last months Craft Stamper. MS punch for the leaves & my secret recipe flowers as thought of by my DD! & gems from my craft box.

Thank You for all the lovely kind birthday wishes from everyone visiting my blog this week. They are very much appreciated. Thank you for being so kind & thoughtful & for the lovely emails too. xx

I promise to call & say Thank You properly to you all & can only apologise for no blog hopping this week. Many of my lovely blog visitors know I have been struggling with Plantar Fasciitis (a painful inflammation of the heel & by jingo is it sore!) . I started yet another course of antiflams on Monday & 48 hours later started with an upset stomach & must say I am feeling very sorry for myself at the moment!

Sending you all my love & hope to be around soon. Have a lovely weekend. Gez.xx


  1. Hi Gez!

    Happy (belated) birthday to you, hope you had a lovely day - and also that your heel is not so painful now.

    Love your black cat card - the crackle stamp and black and white theme works really well.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend - sun forecast for Saturday - yay!! xx

  2. Great skinny! Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Love this, the use of corrugated cardboard, gesso and crackle, right up my street

  4. Love this and the theme is purrfect!!! Great use of the box and that free image. Have a great day. Anesha

  5. fantastic love it all, havent used my little cat yet, hope your heel clears up soon sounds painful.
    Have a great weekend.
    Christine x

  6. This is fabulous!! I just Love the monochrome look!! Hugs Juls

  7. oh really love this hun I really must try and get one of these made,as I have a stamp perfect,for it,yours is just awesome hun as usuall and such inspiration,too love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxxx

  8. Awww HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND !!! I hope you had a lovely day and you were pampered something rotten !!! I love love love what you have created !!! I have never tried crackle products but I think I would love to. I love the kittie you had done a fantastic job !!! HUGS

  9. This is just gorgeous Gez...love the corrigated card underneath that lovely cat! Hope you feel better soon my lovely HUGS XXX

  10. aaaw - you poor sweetie... I can't pronounce what you have but know i don't want it... :O( How do you get that then?

    Love the cat - I bought the craft stamper for the first time last month... and didn't get round to reading it properly yet - but took the stamp of and filed it straing away!!!

    I have quite a collection of cat stamps getting.

    Hope your heel so heals...


    Paula x x x

  11. Very classy Gez - now stay off that heel and put your feet up! x


  12. I love what you've done here Gez - I like the idea of skinnies - a bit like "scraplings" for cards and great fun to do. But I think I'll leave the cat stuff to others! hehehehe

  13. I suffered from PF the year before last, just before we went to London! Lots of walking involved - so my doc gave me a cortizone injection into the most tender spot and it worked a treat. Lasted 3 months, then the pain came back again, so another injection and haven't suffered since!

    Love this skinny - excellent use of the free stamp.

    Have a good weekend.

  14. Happy birthday toooo yoooooooouuuuu ! *jumps out of a cake*, hehe :D Lovely skinny btw, i have never tried them myself i must say, but i just may now ;) Thank you btw for all your comments, you are way too kind ! And i fixed the links, i had not yet noticed they did not work O.o Good job !

  15. Beautiful Skinny Gez, love it all :-)
    Anne xx

  16. Goodness what a time you have been having this year and just when its all sorted wham so sorry you are in pain and feeling so under the weather. Belated Happy Birthday hope you got some respite on the day.

    Thank you for this weeks theme at SCD Cats what could be better :) Love what you have done with the corrgated card great piece of work. xx Zoe

  17. That's so classy Gez, love the black and white.
    Hope you feel better soon xxx

  18. That's so classy Gez, love the black and white.
    Hope you feel better soon xxx

  19. Sorry to hear the antiflams are causing you problems - worth asking the doc for one that includes something to ease that. Love the cat skinni - that crackle background stamp is fab x

  20. very nice , I really like the black and white theme...the crackle background is so nice ,gives so much texture..and your flower is fabulous...

  21. Ooo i really like that gez :)
    hope you feel better soon xx

  22. totally gorgeous skinni Gez - really love the black and white theme!

    Sorry to hear about your heel still giving you probs - those anti-inflams sound like the ones I had for my foot! didn't work tho!! hope you have more sucess.

    Take care, xx

  23. Well hello to a new concept for me:'skinnies', what a cute idea! Love your skinny... black and white AND featuring a cat - simply my kind of wonderful! Jo x

  24. 天下沒有走不通的路,沒有克服不了的困難,沒有打不敗的敵人。..................................................

  25. Hi Gez - wow I love this to bits. so effective. Love the cat, the background the text - everything.
    Hope your anti-inflamm start to help your heels and that they leave your tummy alone. :)

    Sorry I haven't been to visit for a while.



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