Tuesday 20 November 2007
Monday 19 November 2007
Here are the rules
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 name (linking to them)
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs
Right, here goes....
1. I hate using the telephone.
2. I don't like lifts - lift doors closed on me once, and I lost my Smarties :(
3. I don't like stickers being stuck on me - sticking them to paper is fine though :P
4. I trained as an Occupational Therapist, but had to give up work due to ill health.
5. I have walked down the pit lane at Le Mans.
6. I am scared of heights.
7. I once won a competition in Smash Hits magazine.
So, who to tag....
Stacey, Amanda, Tinks , Tracy, Anne, Paula, Erika
Here is the latest LO I have done....
Another Tree Adventure photo (and yes, there are more yet to come LOL) and again, using Scenic Route papers!! The bazzill, Scenic Route papers and journalling spot, Tinkering Ink alphas and prima birdie all came from a Scrap Studio kit, and the ribbons came from the Little Silver Hat November ribbon kit.
And this is the first card I have made with my new Sugar Nellie stamps which you can get here at Funky Kits. This is Luca (I think) and he was coloured in using my Aquatone watercolour pencils. The patterned paper is (wait for it) Scenic Route, ribbon and large bloom from Little Silver Hat, a prima flower, a brad, and the sentiment is an Art Warehouse stamp.
The paper mache-ing continued yesterday, and now the balloon looks more like Santa (I think) so all that needs to be done is the painting bit - and both Mark and I have said that there will be no more paper mache in the house for at least a year if not more...
Saturday 17 November 2007
This is the journalling book I have been making for my Gran.
I made it with 8x5 plain index cards (which I printed the questions on) and the covers are made from mount board, covered with paper from Pink Petticoat. I cut a question mark from Bazzill, and them embellished with prima flowers. I bound it all with my Bind it All :)
I also completed another LO - more photos from Tree Adventures in New Zealand (I did take loads of photos here LOL), and another LO using Scenic Route products...
The Scenic Route papers, Bazzill and felt all came from the Metropolis Scrapbooking kit from the Scrummy Stash Cafe (love the name of this shop LOL). There are also some Basic Grey alpha stickers on there, and some Scenic Route chipboards alphas too. A few Paper Mania buttons were thrown in too for good measure...
I have been really busy this week doing the Christmas shopping - the kids are just about sorted now, we are waiting for a few web purchases to come... I need to get the rest of the family sorted now, most have a little crafty gift, just need to get a few extras. Hope to get it all posted the first week of December, so I can really enjoy the build up to the big day, and also to have time to do Shimelle's "Journal your Christmas" class. I did this last year - and finished it - and I love the book I produced, and it really made me think about what Christmas means to me, and how as a family we celebrate it. It made me realise that we don't have a lot of "traditions" like I did when I was a child, and this year I am trying to remedy this, by trying to start a few...
I have also spent this afternoon paper mache-ing balloons - Jemma decided she wanted to make a Santa sweet holder that she found in an old Art Attack magazine, and so we thought we would give it a go... The kids lasted about 2 minutes with the newspaper and watered down PVA... so Mark and I ended up doing it LOL. As I type, the newspaper clad balloons are hanging on the washing line... Step 2 comes tomorrow, if they are dry...
I have also been tagged, by Linda, but forgive me as I have to actually think of 7 facts about me first, and I must admit I have not really come up with anything remotely interesting yet... But I will be back, with my list and my list of taggee's...
But when it will be I have no idea, cos I took delivery of some gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamps this morning, and I am itching to do some stamping and colouring in....
Tuesday 13 November 2007
Here is hubby in all his glory, with his ever present sunglasses! The photo was taken at Landmark near Aviemore, and I was half way up the fire tower - he was sat waiting for me and Tom to come down. I hate heights, and so I am so cautious when it comes to climbing up and down high things ;)
The photo has been played with in Photoshop CS, it was turned to black and white and then, using a history tool (?), the colour was put back in the sunglasses and a bit on his bodywarmer. (Not quite sure of the actual terms etc, seeing as Mark did it LOL)
Used bazill card, Scenic route papers (again, but I LOVE them!), Tinkering ink alphas and a prima birdie - all from a Scrap Studio kit :) - I then added a few prima flowers and I made the journalling spot from a lined index card.
I know the journalling is soppy, but Mark features so rarely in my pages that when I do a page about him, it normally turns into something quite mushy :) I take the poor bloke so much for granted sometimes... hopefully this will show how much I appreciate him, and that I do realise how much he has done for me, and that I really couldn't be without him ... As we never know what the future holds, there's no time like the present, eh?
I shall stop wiffling now,(as I am sure there will be someone out there in cyber space reaching for a sick bag), and also there is tea to make, and other such interesting household chores to attend to....
Sunday 11 November 2007
This LO is for my Book of Me, and was a prompt on UKS from Roz -
"Your prompt for this month is to get a photo of yourself doing something that makes you feel liberated and carefree, it can be anything you want, just so long as its a photo of you and you explain what it is your doing in the picture and how it made you feel."
Thursday 8 November 2007
Really hope the next few weeks don't whizz past, I really want to get to grips with the christmas shopping etc, and with Mark swanning off left right and centre over the next few weeks, I am going to have to be organised...
Not alot of crafting has gone on in these four walls this week - I was working 2 days this week, then a busy morning in the craft shop, plus I managed to do myself a mischief this week by getting something in my eye and I think I have irritated it, cos its still not right :( So all in all a pretty craftless week LOL. Good thing crafting it isn't my job, or else we'd be on bread and dripping for the next week...
I have managed to mat 30 images tonight for my Christmas cards though, although I think I may have to go back and check them tomorrow when I can focus properly! I think I have just about got enough cards done now, which is a relief, as I have a few other bits I need to get started/finished too. I made the decision early on that I am not doing any craft to sell this Christmas, and I am concentrating on gifts for the family. I have been guilty in the past of getting myself bogged under with orders and production lines, and I just get so exhausted, and too tired to enjoy Christmas :(
So the Snowman soup is a stocking filler, all the cards are going to be sent to friends and family, and most of my family will have something made by me, well that's the plan anyway...
It's time to give my eye a rest... sorry for any spelling mistakes :P
Saturday 3 November 2007
I went to my LSS just to get bookrings (for Mark) and came home with a bag full of stuff and a Cuttlebug - not bad I say :P I want to do some Christmas cards using my Take a Bough stamp set from Papertrey Ink, but on close inspection of my ink drawer, I was seriously lacking green ink... But now I am all stocked up on green! And I just couldn't resist a bottle or two of the teeny weeny prima flowers.... Fatal to my bank balance, going in my LSS...
I never got to finish off the journalling books, a job for another day... Tonight is the local fireworks display, and I will be taking the camera - although how successful I will be at taking a decent photograph of fireworks is another matter, and I am NOT taking the tripod lol... It took about 6 attempts to take a non blurry photo of the pumpkins I carved for Halloween.... But you never know, I might surprise myself, and I have done that once or twice!
Thursday 1 November 2007
This is my first Tilda card - Tilda and cake... I loved the colouring in bit, using my fabulous Derwent Aqua tone watercolour pigment pencils. The backing paper is Pink Petticoat, and the card is bazzill. And I just love my new concave corner rounder thingy LOL. I put some stickles on the cake for a bit o bling!! And as 30 or 40 of my childhood photographs prove, little girls can only wear red shoes...
Snowman soup has begun production as well - some hot choc, a candy cane and a few marshmallows - in a DL card bag, tied up with red organza ribbon, and a cute little tag from PCcrafter.com. I found the poem on the web :)
I have been making little journalling books today - with lots of questions in that I got from Mel (thanks hun xx). I printed them onto plain index cards, and made covers and binded it all with my bind it all ! I just need to add some finishing touches, and then I will share :P