Thursday, 1 April 2010

A productive day all round :)

Considering it is the holidays aswell LOL. But seeing as the weather has been so dire, the planned outings have been postponed until a later date ;) I managed to get the food shopping done though....

Onto crafty things... I had a bit of a craft boom yesterday, Mark took the kids to Tang Soo Do, so I had a couple of hours to play before tea. I had started this layout a couple of days ago, and managed to get it all finished before cooking tea LOL
I used a PageMap from December 2008.
The cardstock is bazzill, and the papers are JillyBean Soup and Scenic Route. The panel to the right of the photos is actually fabric, from Love, Elsie. The die cuts are My Minds Eye, and the alphas are my trusty Thickers. The photos were taken at Avon Valley Park near Bristol, in the summer of 2005, when we did a grand tour of the country.

This next LO uses photos that I adore. *sigh*, as they get older you almost forget that they were really cute once upon a time... Jemma, aged 2, sat on the doorstep of our flat in Gibraltar. With a cat mask she made at nursery. And bunches. So adorable. What happened to this sweet girl? That's right, she grew up...

I based this loosely on a PageMap from July 2009, the one that I used for the Jedi layout in this post here. The papers and alpha stickers came from a Sarah's Cards kit - they are BoBunny Flutter Butter and American Crafts stickers - and I made a couple of paper roses, and used some shop bought paper roses as well. I used a couple of Martha Stewart punches too - a border punch, and a butterfly punch.

Before they headed out to Tang Soo yesterday, we had a bit of an Easter card making session. The kids had the peel offs and felt tips out, whereas I hunted out some Pink Petticoat images I had printed off last year and never done anything with, and got out the Promarkers LOL. Tom had to be persuaded that eggs and chicks were better suited on a card rather than a picture of "Jesus lying dead on the ground" - no kidding, this is what he wanted to draw on his card. After re-enacting the Easter story in assembly at school, he is very matter-of-fact about the story, and as he said "Connor (the boy who portrayed Jesus in his assembly) had to pretend he was dead, that's what happens to Jesus at Easter"... erm, true, but not really greetings card material, son...

Anyway, here is my finished card LOL

After the kiddos were safely tucked up in bed, I went up to the craft room to get Jemma's birthday card made. She will be 11 in a couple of weeks. I used my Promarkers to colour in the image from Greetings Farm, and I made it quite gothy, as she isn't really a girly girl ;) I used a sketch from the Sugar Bowl sketch library - it's the sketch for challenge 23. The papers are Scenic Route, and Making Memories, and the number buttons are Doodlebug. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

Well, that's all folks. Off to work in a jiffy, so doubt if there will be any crafting from me tonight. Hoping that the weather improves over the Easter weekend, so that we can get out and about. Mark is wanting to walk up Ben Rinnes again, but I am not so keen....

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