Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Hi all

I just wanted to stop by and wish you all a Merry Christmas. I am currently have a few personal problems so will not be blogging till after christmas.

Keep safe in the snow and have a brilliant christmas


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

JYC Day 5-7

Been delayed in posting these pages,but I am still up to date, I have still a bit of journalling to do for each page as well. I also have cut some envelopes on the Cricut (similar to the beautiful kraft maya road ones) which I will put some extra journalling in.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 4 December 2010

JYC Day 4

I decided to differ from the prompt today and feature a recipe that I tried out today. It went down very well with my mum and dad who I took it over too. It is the first time I had ever done anything with fresh cranberries, and I am thinking of stocking up the freezer with some more.

Hope everyone has had a productive day.

Thanks for Looking


Friday, 3 December 2010

JYC Day 3

Today's prompt was about cards, this one had me stumped for a while, I still need to do my journalling, I like the idea of listing who I am sending cards to this year which has been mentioned on the forum.

I have shown examples of the cards I am sending to my work colleagues including the fairy motif and some of the cards I have received. I made my title to look like a string of cards and am pleased how it turned out.

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SCD Tag Challenge

Well with my second SNOW DAY in full force, I decided to crack on with the SCD tag challenge this week. I love having time to catch up on all the tv I have recorded and to spend the day crafting.

The challenge this month is tags and the theme is: TREES

I decided to go Christmas themed of course, and am going to include this in my journal. I coloured the background with DI's and marbled with water and diluted glimmer mists. I stamped over a Papermania Christmas tree in brown archival ink. The tag was from a free download from misscutiepie which I embellished with some twine and a pin, and a button. I then highlighted the edges with some bronze embossing powder.

Thanks for looking.

JYC Day 2

Well after a my Snow Day yesterday(I have one today also) I got to take lots of photos and they fitted in great with weather prompt.

I still have the journalling to do am going to try and cut some envelopes on the Cricut today to fit this in.
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Thursday, 2 December 2010

JYC Day 1

I have had a snow day today so spent it crafting and catching up with the tv I have recorded. I am still enjoying this project and have taken lots of photos today of all the snow. I am loving my pogo printer as they are just the right size.

Here are my pages for the first day...
I was very happy to go in to work and see all the blooms had opened on my Christmas cactus. I don't have a garden at home but I have my window sill at work full of plants. I thought it would be something good to record as they bloomed on the 1st...I know a bit early for Christmas!!

The next is a page about a festive treat I had for lunch.

My album is starting to shape up nicely. I have include Shimelle manifesto, and also a lovely freebie from SJ over at Little Musings.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

JYC Manifesto Page

I have started as I mean to go on and have been crafting away on the Journal Your Christmas class. The first prompt was to create a manifesto for the project and what you want to gain from it.

I have used a mixture of supplies from my stash and some from the Shimelle kit. I am really happy with it and think I am going to enjoy the format too.

My Manifesto...

This is the first year of me tackling the Journal Your Christmas class and I a

m really excited, it seems that we have not had a proper Christmas since we moved in our own place. It should be a time for me especially to get the house decorated and sorted but things get in the way. First year after moving out I had my bad back, second year we moved in to our current flat and nearly had no heating. This year after the many stresses and strains I am looking forward to doing Christmas my way and creating new traditions.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 29 November 2010

JYC Cover

I have signed up for Shimelle JYC class, as I said previously I have a lot of new Christmas stash. I am using an album from Paperchase and have decorated the front of it and lined the inside and am waiting for the class to start on the 1st December.

I am going to try to keep the blog updated with the progress of this project.


A break from paper!

Scrapbooking has been over ridden in the past two weeks by a little commissioned project I have been working on.

My mum sings in several choirs and one of the smaller ones were looking for something all the members could wear. I made my mum one of the felt brooches for her birthday, they liked them so much I was asked to make 25 of them. I kind of put them off, being asked in August and the fact they needed them for the 2nd week in November . I suddenly realised it was the start of November and I had not made a start 200+ petals cut out later and all sewn on they were done and delivered off.
I used instructions from here, but altered the way I constructed mine, preferring a stitched rather than stuck effort. I also added a variety of buttons to the centre.

I am looking forward to seeing the choir all wearing them for the Christmas concert. But my fingers are glad for a rest, I need a thimble for sure!!

Thanks for looking

SCD Challenge

Well the them this week at SCD is SNOW and blimey am I fed up of the stuff already!! I mean it looks nice but the kids(at work) go mad and cause havoc and travelling is a nightmare.

But in terms of crafting it is a good thing as I have had a spend up on Christmas stash and am now getting in the mood. I have started the prep for my JYC album and finished my Christmas cards, organised a staff Christmas dinner and nearly finished my Christmas shopping.
I decided on making an ATC for this challenge, I used a pale blue card and stamped with a Paperartsy stamp using weathered wood DI. I then drew out a little snowman on the same blue card with a black gel pen, I distressed the edges with DI. I added a chipboard crown, coloured with DI, and some bling.

I have just realised I have done another SCD challenge with hat/hair lol!!

I am going to try and get back in a routine of blogging as I have lots to share.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 21 November 2010

I am still here!!

Well I can not believe it has been so long since I last blogged, November has been a crazy month, lots of changes at home and also damn illness!!

Well I am now getting over a chest infection, which has knocked me out for a few days, still been struggling to work, as it is a mad house, and I seem to be the leader of the madness. Only 5 weeks till Christmas as well! I am getting there with the gifts and organising what and where we need to be for Christmas.

I am planning on creating my JYC album this week ready to get crafting at the start of December. Treated myself to some new stash to which I am looking forward to getting crafty with.

I have also got around to photographing my entry for the challenge over at SCD(passed weeks got no further than my camera), it's theme is NUMBERS and it is a free challenge this week.
I decided on a tag, the photo is not great as it is from my phone in bad light (lost my camera somewhere in the house!) I coloured the background with DI ink and the stamped over with a couple of Paper Artsy stamps . I sprayed over with some red cosmic shimmer. I then used a Mona Lisa stamp which I have had for years, before I was a crafter. I decided to make a crazy hat/hair for it. Then added some bling. Not my normal style but I am really happy with it.

I now have the task of tidying the flat and find my crafting area as I have been a bit lazy on the housework front. I promise I will try not to leave it so long between my next blog post.


Sunday, 31 October 2010

True Stories Inspired LO

After a bit of a heavy weekend(emotionally), I have got around to doing some scrapping and having sometime to myself. This LO is inspired by the first prompt from the True Stories class.

Below is the Journalling Detail:


Is that a new pair of glasses?
some people hate the fact they wear glasses for me it is another accessory that i can add to my outfits. I currently have about nine pairs, they are scattered around the house, the car and also various cases. My favourites are a bright pink pair from ghost.

Is that a new hairstyle?
I change my hair a lot, both style and colour, what can I say I get bored easily!! For 23 years it was long and always in tied up in a ponytail, the colour changed the style didn't. Now it is short and getting shorter and the colour is changing too.

How many tattoo's do you have?
Well I currently have 14 tattoo's but plan for many more. I got my first one when I was 19, after saying I never would get one. It was a flower and vine, my last was Hello Kitty, my next who knows.

A lot of these questions I have come up with have also given me lots of ideas for more LO. I am planning more scrapping this evening to try and shake me out of my negative mood rut.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 25 October 2010

This class started today and I am already formulating ideas for scrapbooking pages, I am thinking this is just what I need to be able to get my mind back in to scrapbooking.

I will be doing blog posts about this soon.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

SCD Challenge

Well this week over at SCD it is another colour challenge this week the colours are:


I created another ATC for this challenge. I used DI to create the background then stamped over in DI to give a background pattern. I then found up some Papermania stamps and stamped a birdcage. I the coloured with DI a Tim Holz bird and added it to the side, I added glossy accents to the wing.

Thanks for taking time to look.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Completed LSNED Album

Well I completed this album within the month, which was an achievement!! I have posted all my pages on my blog.

I wanted to show you the album now it is completed and finished. I finished with the following:
Learn from Yesterday
Live for Today
Hope for Tomorrow

I have just signed up for the next Shimelle class which involves focusing on journalling, it starts on the 25th details are on her blog.

Thanks for looking

Birthday Gifts

Last week it was my aunts 60th birthday. I made her a mini album and thought to put some small gifts in as well I would make a version of the box I made at Carol's class. I love how simple this box is to make, and how good it looks.

I also made a easel card that coordinated with it.

She loved them, even though I had to explain how to display it.

Thanks for looking.


SCD Challenge

Over at SCD this week it is another colour challenge:

Black and Orange

So of course this means Halloween!! I decided to go with an ATC as I am loving this format at the moment. I coloured the background with DI and then stamped the background using Paper Artsy stamps. For the skull I printed it on to tissue paper using my inkjet printer and then pasted this on top with glossy accents and then covered the whole front in sepia glossy accents.

I love the effect and am really happy with it. I am off to play some more

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 14 October 2010

New Stamps

I had my post from they lovely ebay seller who I brought some stamps off. I am getting excited to use them, I am just going to have to spend the time mounting them.....any tips?

I know these are not new stamps out but they are new to me and I got them for a bargain price!!
So once they are mounted I am going to get stamping and make some ATC/cards. I am finding my heart is not in scrapbooking at the moment, I guess happy pictures/times seem a bit far away right now, but a good thing is I have something new to play with.

Thanks for looking, and check back soon.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

SCD Challenge

This week over on SCD the challenge was to use 'Green and Purple'.

As I am in to ATC at the moment I made a simple one using some stamps and DI. The ink on the swirls in more purple in real life, but so hard to photograph in the evening miserable light. I also added the cute stickers from Paperchase.

I definitely see me doing more of these ATC. I have treated myself to a few stamps so when they arrive will be having a play, can not wait.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

SCD Challenge

Well it continues to be a manic household, but on the plus side I am getting some crafting done, just not be able to upload much to my blog.

I have not done much scrapbooking lately, I am not feeling overly motivated with LO, but I have been doing a few other bits. After the class I took at Crafts and Candlelight with Carol, and the trip to Ally Pally I have been experimenting for with the grungey/altered look. I thought the challenge over at SCD would be a good challenge to get back in to.

The challenge is a colour one this time : Orange, Brown and Gold
I used the theme as set at the Bramford Crop as 'wheels' for the topic of my ATC. I used a combination of DI's in the ground, a TH mask and gold perfect pearls. I used a variety of stamps on the background to. I then highlighted bits with a white gel pen. I am happy with the result, this is probably only the 5th ATC I have ever done.

I still hope to get a few more bits uploaded this weekend, and also to catch up with all the blogs I have not had a chance to get around to this week.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

LSNED Day 19-29

Wow what a crazy couple of weeks it has been and time for me to update my blog with all my LSNED pages that I have been creating.

Managed to keep up with the scrapping just not the blogging of them, so this is a photo heavy post guys.

Day 19
Day 20
Day 21
Day 22
Day 23
Day 24
Day 25
Day 26
Day 27
Day 28
Day 29
I am loving how all the pages are random, but they do work as a whole, only one more page and then I have completed a whole project!! I will be uploading complete pictures this week.

Thanks for looking