Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Challenge time

This has to be one of my favourite recent pieces. Shell and I set up some new challenges for the girls on the 3Cs forum. We each in turn have to find a sketch then make a card, an atc and a LO using that sketch. We can make various stipulations for each item as we chose.

Well the first one to set the challenge was Carmen. This is my LO from the sketch. I stuck pretty close to the sketch and really like what i created. (Always a bonus lol)

Paper is K & Co - Mira collection, We had to hand make flowers, so I cut mine out of more Mira paper and added some glitter stickers from the same collection. The embossed word stickers are .... yep, you guessed it, Mira too. Buttons are BG, ric rac from Papermania and alpha stickers are Chatterbox.

Here is my take on the sketch for the card This one had to have a stamped image on in place of the photo.

The ATC had to have at least one of the Dottie or George downloads - (available to buy from Charmed Cards and Crafts - and reated by the very talented Lou Brigden.)

If you haven't already done so, check out her blog she is amazingly talented.

Other items

I have been hard at work on other projects too. It's been a long time since I blogged. (Sarah will agree here lol.) First I had trouble getting things on there, then I was caught up in what I was doing and then DH was on 2 weeks holiday. You try getting pc time in those 2 weeks. It would have helped if I had my photos in the shared folder so I could access them from my laptop but I hadn't. Lately though DD2 has been grabbing the pc during the day and then DH claims it when home from work so no chance.

Tonight I've been kind to DH and let him watch his film in return for me having the pc. So now all I have to do is find some of the things I have created and add them on here. Off for a rummage.

Other items

More baby album

Here are a sample of the LOs I have created for the photos to be just placed in. I tried to follow the standards as in the standard baby albums I had when my girls were born. (Wish I'd had something like this now)

I won't bore you with all the pages as there are 19 pages, so 38 LOs. Lol. You get the idea though from these. There are all sorts of ways for recording journalling - squares, tags in pockets and mini envelopes, even around the photo mat and a concertina booklet. It took a long time to do. (Thank heavens for the summer holidays.) The girls reckon she'll be in tears when she sees it. Hopefully they will be tears of joy. I'll tell you when we give it to her. Lol.

Should say that papers are a real variety in the album. Lots are the Dovecraft collection, also the HOTP baby collection but there are also some grown up papers (for family shots) like K & Co and Doodlebug. Embellishments include, ribbons, flowers, gem stones, threads, stickers and buttons mainly.

Baby album

Here is the front cover of an 8" x 8" album I made for DD1's head of year teacher (last year) DD2 might well have her as a teacher for part of this year, and I worked with her for part of last year. She is expecting twins and so thegirls and I thought we'd make her a book ready to take some photos.

Papers are Crate Paper - Baby Bee collection with some of the co-ordinating tags and rub ons. Additional embellishments are some craftime buttons and Doodlebug alpha rub ons. Ribbons were from Charmed Cards and Crafts.
The back cover is also Crate Paper - Baby Bee collection (photo at the bottom)

This is the inside front cover. Just love those elephants. She doesn't know what sex the babies are and doesn't want to so I have had to go fairly neutral with the pages, I know these have pink on them but I couldn't resist. Papers are Dovecraft.
The inner back cover is the same collection.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Ooh dear

Well it's been a while since my last post. I'm a bad blogger but I have been busy. School ended 2 weeks ago already for us. (Only 4 more weeks holiday lol). DH has been hogging the pc everytime I wanted to upload things and during the day I have been busy crafting to get things together to show here and elsewhere. Those are my excuses and next I will try adding some bits to share with you. (well when it lets me that is !!!!)