Saturday, 29 December 2007
Thursday, 6 December 2007
Papers are the double sided from K & Co Dollhouse scrap pad to go. Embellishments are a little sticky stones for bling and Prima flowers with brads.
This card is so much nicer than the one I had originally made for another friend's birthday next week so she will be receiving this.
Wednesday, 5 December 2007
This one is from work and was made by Sharon
This one is from Lea.
All of them little works of art. Thank you all.
Saturday, 1 December 2007
Here are the 2 pages in close up.
Papers and the embellishments are K & Co.
Sunday, 25 November 2007
I still have my card to make. What the heck I'm doing beats me. Might have to wander over to Lou's or Juliet's and see what they have been up to. Bound to find a great idea there.
Most of today has been taken up with shopping in town and the 'H' word *eek* wth just a bit of crafting with the girls. This evening it was writing out loads of price labels ready for the school Christmas Shop at school on Tuesday. (Not to self - I am NOT doing this next year.!!!!!!!!!!) Still have to stick them on all the things yet. Oh well at least my back is feeling a bit better, typically in time for my doctors appointment about it tomorrow. Oh well. I'll tell her what went on and see what she says. My money is on the family 'disease' - sciatica. I can't be the only one to not get it after all.
The papers for this LO really deserve a tropical beach, but this was DD1 on Ryde beach (the Isle of Wight) - not so tropical. It's again using a sketchfeatured on the Craft Diner forum.
Papers are from Crate Paper Crush collection, Sand and Island. Island is the pretty orangy one. I have really found a love for these papers recently. They are double sided and textured. So nice I now have quite a few in my stash collection. The stickes I used are from Creative Imaginations from the tropical set by Pamela Woods. Journalling stamp is out of a set from Lil Davis.
This is one of the LO's I created using the new craft forum Craft Diner. There is a thread there showing sketches. I've used pencil lines before for the challenges we did on 3C's forum and enjoyed working from them. So I decided that I'd have a go. With all the thinking done for you these kind of LOs take no time at all.
The background for this is a nice festive green Bazzill Bling C/S. Papers are Doodlebug and the die cuts are K & Co Peppermint Twist. (What you can't see on them is all the glitter. Hmmm! Oh well.) This ws DD2 a couple of years ago before we went to a party. She was only 6 then but looks much more grown up than that. Scary.
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Monday, 19 November 2007
The CJ this time was entitled Life's A Beach and was about your most tranquil place. I chose the beauty in Yosemite for mine. The journalling is tucked away in a mini folded origami style album. (don't know the real name for the type of album lol) Papers are from BG and dress it up buttons and K & Co word stickers form the main embellishments.
DD2 went for the beach. This one is in St Pete's Beach, Florida at sunset.
Friday, 9 November 2007
Here is the cover (before I altered it) Look at the lanterns and you will see that they are defying gravity.
Friday, 2 November 2007
Here's the start of the tagging.
1)If you could have 100.00 pounds worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments,which would you choose?
Embellishments (I think) I have so much in the paper line atm, althoughI have lots of embellishments too but I think I could do more with them right now.
2) If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons which would you choose?
I have some stamps and a few pads and pens but I use more rub ons than stamps so I have ot stick with rub ons.
3) If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts ,but could only do one for a year which would you do?
Layouts, it's where I began and what I still feel I'm better at (most of the time lol)
4)would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home (cant have both,lol,) ?
Hmm well from somebody who has to use the kitchen table to craft on, a room of my own would be fab but to have a store would be even more fab. All those supplies at myfinger tips and floor space when the customers had gone. Ha!
5) And the last but not least ,what is your current cardmaking or scrapping style?
No set style. Sometimes I used sketches and others I just go with the flow.
I'll find others to tag soon, honest.
Friday, 26 October 2007
Thursday, 25 October 2007
She loved the whole thing, but had to tell me that a while ago they bought a guest book and she put it away and then forgot about it. It was her OH who reminded her about it. Having discussed it with her OH they thought it would be perfect to put their reception photos in. Hmmmm, just one problem there. It's only 4" x 4" so they'd have to be mighty small. Not really suitable then. I suggested that it could be used for family and friends who weren't able to attend the wedding, so they could send them a message in it. A sort of alternative guest book. That idea went down well so now it would look as if that is going to be it's purpose.
So with the little wedding guest book and box made, I turned my attention to the CJ I have been working on and finished my LO last night. DH has got into watching some silly american police show about the daft things people do in their cars. Yawn !!! seen them so many times before they bore me now. Mind you I can watch my recorded craft shows over and over again and not get remotely bored. I got so many things out to try on the LO and ended up having to tidy as I went. Wasn't sure about the end result last night as I always have quite a full page normally and this is much more minimal than I regularly do. This morning however I looked again and think it is fine. I like it just the way it is. It doesn't need anything else so it is staying that way. Going to get the girls to do theirs next. Can't post pics as it could be seen by Lizzie and that would be a no no until it gets in her hands. Not long now to wait. So exciting to get them back and see everything.
This morning in chatting with my other niece, bride to be's big sister, I might now be making a 2nd boxed album. It is soon to be her 40th birthday. 40! That puts her in my decade again ha! Only thing is that she is having about 100 people to the party she's throwing. Not sure that my mini album would hold enough room for so many people to sign anything but she has thought about doing a book herself so that 2 could go round. Now that work, so long as people only sign the one book that is. Who knows what happens with a bit of alcohol inside some people. (BTW It's a fancy dress party with the theme of childhood villains and heroes. Now shall I be bad or good?) Think I'll go and check out my supplies and have a think.
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Gotta go, got crafting to do and hopefully finish so I can post it here tonight.
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
I thought about it before starting and went through my papers deciding to use my K & Co Bailey papers. Not exactly wedding like but oh so lovely. I decorated the outside of the box before putting it together, but I forgot to decorate the inside first too. Luckily I bought a 2nd kit just in case, so I took a template from it and carefully added it to the first box. With that sorted I was in full flow so I moved on to the book. I decorated each page with more Bailey papers and then added a white square of paper, rounded at each corner, for the guests to write on. Embellishments had to be fairly small so as not to take up too much room. I used peel offs and Prima flowers with adhesive gems mainly, with fibres between the folds. Alphabet letters are from Basic Grey, Mellow Maude.
The whole thing took me about 3 hours from start to finish, in between doing the washing and checking on the girls every so often. I really like the end result and I hope my niece will too.
Photos were taken tonight so aren't best quality. I will replace them with daylight ones next time I'm here.
Sunday, 21 October 2007
Okay then Karen I'm back to finish what you started.
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs
1. I was born and raised in Brighton.
2. Uncooked bananas make me sick (since having DD2)
3. I speak 3 foreign languages. French, Swedish and German. (Sometimes in the same sentance lol)
4. I am a chocoholic.
5. My stash collection seems to grow faster than I can use it.
6. I give up 3 afternoons a week to help out in school for my 2 DD's classes. (I also work at school over the lunch time. Must be mad)
7. I'm a true Sagittarian. If I have money in my pocket or purse I have to spend it. I also love to travel.
Now on the 'tag 7 others' front I don't have that many people I follow that I can tag. Plus those I do follow I think have been tagged already by at least one of the others. So I will have to come back to this bit when I can see who hasn't been tagged.
Saturday, 20 October 2007
I have to find 10 people to award this on to. Hmmm DO I know 10 people who blog? LOL. Well, I'll sleep on it and do something on that tomorrow. (Before crafting. )
Well having looked around I can only find 2 to tag at the moment. So I wil do them .... for now and in no particular order.
Karen (got you back matey)
Just copy the award and post it on your blog along with links to your ten people that make you smile.
I am now itching to get to play with my fab prize of lush Christmas goodies. But for now am happy to look at them and get them out to admire. (Well it is late now) I scattered a box of die cuts everywhere and had a good rummage through. They are so lovely and there are so many options with them too. Ideas are already forming in my head.
The best thing for me is that it's half term next week so I can play all week. Just 'a bit' of housework to keep things under control, but it will be 'Playtime'., and that starts tomorrow afternoon. Yay!!!!
Friday, 19 October 2007
I must admit that I took most of Wednesday off to watch that shopping channel for craft day. Any ideas are helpful I say. I help in my DDs classes 3 times a week now in the afternoons and that means 3 craft sessions missed! Then with the lord and master back, I have to do a bit more of the 'h' word too so I've done nothing this week at all. Nothing for the CC on UKS and nothing for the CJ I have sitting on the table. In fairness though I decided that maybe in all the paper I had, I didn't quite have what I wanted for the CJ. I have now. (Twice over lol) just have to choose which option I'm going for that's all. One set of papers and embellishments have already appeared in the book. Hmmm! The girls are working in this book too so I'm sure they will try to swipe some of my new stash. I will have to hide it or keep my eyes open.
It's off to see my family this weekend, so I lose Saturday afternoon for playing too. I'd better get on with something on Sunday I think. I will find the time for something. Honest! COme back next week to check out if I managed it.
Monday, 15 October 2007
Saturday, 13 October 2007
She chose 3 things from Florida. Jo Jo and Goliath at MGM, the family shot of all 11 of us that went on holiday and the cuddle with Halloween Pooh at Animal Kingdom.
Papers were DCWV, BG letters, Creative Imaginations stickers.
Page 2 of her LO is about family. Including her beloved Lionhead rabbit, Buttons (Buts), a family outing with a fair few of my family and herself face painted at a birthday lunch last year (TGIF are the best inher books)
Papers DCWV, BG letters, flower - craftime, 2 heat brads and sticky gem butterflies -Papermania.
DD2 is absolutely mad about Eeyore so her LOs are entirely about him (/ her in our case too). These 2 pics are from MGM and Animal Kingdom in 2005. She was amazed that she could cuddle a huge Eeyore like that. Don't think it dawned on her that it was just somebody in a suit to start with. Bless.
Papers are DCWV and Sandylion (?) Flowers from MM.
These photos show all of her Eeyore collection (she has more now!!!) along with her absolute favourite and first Eeyore - named Donks as she never called him Eeyore to begin with. We now have them called Fluff E, Cuddl E, and other similar variations to help know who she is on about.
Papers and flowers as before. C/S sticky letters Making Memories too.
Friday, 12 October 2007
This is my LO for the Dotty about you class on UKS CC. I didn't have the dotty doodle template so I used a variety of plates to create my circles and then draw the dots. I coloured them in with a dark pink Whispers pen and placed tiny Dredd it up buttons around the circles. Chipboard letters made the title and for the journalling 'stamp' I drew round a small glass dish as my Lil Davis stamps are rectangular in shape. My friend didn't realise it until I confessed. LOL.
Here is the LO I created for the Always fair weather class. I used a variety of K & Co papers from the Citrus Neopolitan scrap pad to go for the rainbow and sun. A selection of brads, some Prima flowers and a gel pen to imitate the stitching. Sticky alphabets by BG.
This is the True love class LO. Again it uses K & Co papers from the Dollhouse scrap pad to go set this time. Felt in pink, white and yellow used as a mat, journalling pocket, letters for the title and sets of 2 sizes of circles placed randomly over the LO. Each set of circles has a button on top. Prima flowers with tiny star sticky gems in the centres. A Papermania tag and piece of ribbon for the journalling tag finish the LO.
This isn't my favourite LO and I'm not sure I would use so much felt on a LO another time. It was different to do though and out of my comfort zone definitely.
Thinking about it though I will not be beaten, I'm going to switch to a different size. Now shall I go with 11" X 8 1/2" or 8" X 8"? Hmm will need a new album if I go with the first size but does that matter really. Nope, not in my world. LOL. I can then just scan my LOs and upload then as before. Sorted then and I can carry on crafting today and this weekend. Well today after the dog has had her walk. Poor thing is missing her treks through the woods with 'her dad'. She's having to make do with a walk from me when I can fit it in between everything else. Not always easy.
Friday, 5 October 2007
It means the only male in the house is the rabbit at the moment and he's not even in the house really. He's relegated to the shed at the bottom of the garden poor boy. But it's dry and warmer than being out in the garden all the time. He's got the guinea pig for company this year. Mind you she's a noisy thing.
Anyway with DH gone away, the girls and I have peace in the house (as long as they don't fight) and time to craft as much as we want to, or I want to that is. The girls have LOs to do in my local friends CJ still. Those will be tackled this weekend I hope. The out laws are going to visit us possibly, but you never know things might change and they will be busy. (Whistle)
I have stacks of photos to get on with but have found it hard to find the time of late. Must do better now I have the chance. Had hoped that today I could spend the day doing what I wanted as I went to the dentist on Tuesday and it is an inset day, but no I have to go back today to the dentist for the work to be done. Whatever he'[s doing. Oh well it's only one day lost.
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
This is DD1's beautiful rabbit. He's a Lionhead rabbit called Buttons. Here he is having a bath after a slight accident. (Say no more !!!) He does enjoy his baths most times and the cuddles after, but I never thought he'd pose for a photo when he was in the bowl. Daft thing.
I have made lots of Christmas cards already but having got the latest Do Craft goodie bag, I found a leaflet and the equipment to make a very nice card in the bag. Well I liked it. It's very simple too which suits me down to the ground.
All the elements are DO Craft related.
Inspired by that I decided to have a go with a similar card from the original collection of designer cards from Papermania. Now this is all my own work, and idea, and I really like it. Especially the holographic glitter tracks. Just need to decide what seasonal message to put on and where to put it. Hmmmm !
In the end I found a small silver peel off saying merry christmas and added it on to the peach strip just to the left of the bottom of the flower. IYSWIM. The blue flower and green leaves btw come from the Papermania christmas flowers range. (also has lilac in the pack) I think they make great alternative christmas colours plus the go with the christmas paper stack I bought too. Yay !!!!
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
Maybe I should have tried to persuade him to do it there and then. Trouble was I said that the pain had lessened and I had the last appointement of the day today. It was me and the staff doing the filing when I left.
Anyway I have only managed to make a couple of things since the weekend. One LO which I need to take a photo of and a christmas card (following a Do Craft make it sheet). Damned proud of the card though and I would make mmore of them for sure. I'll post them later though. Have recorded crafting to watch now as DH is out at karate and the girls are in bed. Ah peace and quiet. Yes!!!!
Sunday, 30 September 2007
4 places I have worked
Alliance Building Society Head Office when I first left school
Barclays Bank various branches on the south coast for 15 years. eek!
Southampton City Council,
Hampshire County Council - school lunchtime supervisor
4 places I have lived
(nowhere else so far.)
4 places I have visited
4 favourite foods
Roast beef and all the trimmings
Chinese especially duck pancakes Yum
4 places I would rather be
New York - shopping
Colorado - skiing
Anywhere with better weather all year round !!!!
And now to tag 4 blogging buddies. (I don't have many so if you've been done already - sorry XX)
Mum on the run
Saturday, 29 September 2007
Did manage to complete my LO in the next CJ to arrive from my local friends circle, and on the day I received it. It wasn't meant to be mine until Friday but I got it Tuesday and began it as soon as I got home. Even whilst I was cooking dinner I was playing with papers and sorting out what I wanted on the LO. By midnight Tuesday it was all done.
The subject was my favourite things and wasn't allowed to be scrapbooking so at first I wasn't sure where I was going with it. I sat and went through my photos and printed out several pages of small photos that were possibles. In the end I had so many for my American holidays section that I had to make 2 mini books for everything. Then the objects / things I put into 2 vellum envelopes on the opposite page. Well the answer is that I have lots of favourite things after all.
Paper from Doodlebug, Prima flowers, BG Gypsy letters, various stickers from colorbok, die cuts K & Co and Papermania sticky gems.