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

Sunday, 19 September 2010

My first SVG file

As I posted below my weekend has been experimenting with the Sure Cuts A Lots software for my Cricut. I will admit my Cricut has been under used lately, but now I have had another move around it is easier to use.

As you may have guessed from the title of my blog, I am a fan of Hello Kitty. I know that Provo Craft do have 2 Hello Kitty Cartridges but with everything being on a budget at the moment, new cartridges are not an option right now. BUT with my new knowledge via YouTube I can create my own from images found on the internet. So here it is my Hello Kitty cut, the font I used is called Creampuff and is a free download.

The image was taken via my iphone as lost the cable to my camera, hence the fuzziness.

Have a crafty Sunday evening


LSNED Day 18

I spent the day playing with my laptop and Cricut and the Sure Cuts A Lot software , which enables you to cut images from your computer on your Cricut. I even learnt how to use the Inkscape software to make my own cut files, very exciting. So that was my lesson for the day.
The Cricut bug on my page, I created the cut file for, I also learnt I should use my Cricut more!!

Hope everyone has had a productive weekend, I even got a LO done!!


Saturday, 18 September 2010

LSNED Day 12-17

Another group post for LSNED, I have been keeping up with my album, just not with my posts, I am happy that I am keeping up but need to find more time to do some scrapping.

Day 12 - Getting up early and hunting out a bargains is always relaxing.
Day 13 - That is felt ok going to the gym after a 2 month break
Day 14 - It ok to want better form myself in life my job and my circumstances, and I should not feel guilt for this.
Day 15 - Risk assessments are never fun.
Day 16 - Working with the kids I do it is interesting what you can learn from them.
Day 17 - After a week of the gym and some healthy eating options I lost 2lb

I also completed a title page for my album describing what the whole project was about.

I also have now put all the tabs into the pockets in my albums, I am loving the overall effect, so far and am looking forward to it being completed.

Well I have made it past the half way point so fingers crossed that I can get it all completed.

Have a great weekend

Sunday, 12 September 2010

LSNED Day 5-11

Well I really have fallen behind in posting these, and also doing any blogging, it has been such a manic week at work, feels like the kids have been back ages.

I have created my pages for the LSNED, the album is coming together nicely and I am happy that I am still keeping up with the class.

I am hoping to get some scrapping done this week as I now have a colour ink cartridge for my printer so can print out all those photo I need to.

I am off to catch up with the blogs I follow.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Bramford Crop LO

Well this Saturday was the Bramford crop, it was a year since I started going, it really does not seem that long. We had a challenge kit this week, we had a bag of stash and had to use everything in the bag on a LO. I learnt that it was best to check everything in the bag otherwise you come to nearly completing your LO and find elements that need including.

I only had a couple of photos with me, as my printer has run out of colour ink, so annoying!! I have loads of photos I want to print to get scrapping too! The picture I had was one taken of my lovely man issuing the hipstamatic app on my iphone, so it was a square print, so I decided to run with the theme.

I am really happy with how it turned out and it is quite different to my normal scrapping style, and I must thank Karen who was sitting next to me, helping me figure out how to use all the bits and lending me punches and dies, oh and also my first experience of glimmer mist. I am thinking glimmer mist and kraft paper is on my shopping list, oh and also small pins(thanks again Karen)

Well I am off to get the chocolate chip muffins I have made out of the oven, thought a treat for my staff on their first day back to work.

LSNED 4th September

I actually have learnt a non work related lesson hee hee....but it was the weekend and the day of the Bramford crop. I did get one LO done which I will share later.

Yesterday I had been going to the crop for 1 year and have been scrapbooking for 14 months now. It is crazy how much stuff I have accumulated in that time. I am in between sorting all my stash out again, as I had a catastrophe where my plastic draw unit collapsed during the night, my Cricut was on top too!! I have found a filing cabinet and another draw unit so now need to reorganise all my bits and pieces.

So my lesson learnt is that chatting can get in the way of creativity...but that is OK.

Hope everyone is having a creative weekend

LSNED 3rd September

Well I am still up to date with this project but we are only a few days in!! I have finished sticking my pages together and printed all my tags out so I have my mini album ready to go everyday, this is going to become more of an issue next week when I am back at work and the stress and long days resume!

The lesson today was work related but it boosted me, and was a good end to the week. I learnt my ideas were respected and sort out by my superiors and that I am seen to be passionate and a creative thinker. This coming after 2 weeks of stress and tension at work, where everyone was feeling negative.

I am still only using my scraps as well.

Happy Scrapping


Friday, 3 September 2010


Well another page completed for the shimelle class. Yesterday I learnt that I can only ever hope people are as organised as me at work. I had 3 days this week to catch up on all the prep, finalise the timetables, and to get my staff up to date and lets just say frustration overruled all my good intentions. I already know next week is going to be very manic, and I have 28 new kids to sort out!!

I am pleased that I managed to use more of my newly organised scraps to make this page, I also completed my journalling tab for the pocket too.

Hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend, I am off to a crop tomorrow so must sort my stash out and print some photos out.


Thursday, 2 September 2010

Making Gifts

Well I had this post written a while ago but had to wait for my mums birthday to pass, to post the gifts I made her. I am really skint at the moment so it was handmade gifts all the way, but my mum loved them.

I made these different variations of felt flowers brooches, I am really happy how they came out and it was worth the effort. I followed a tutorial found here. I stitched mine and did not rely on glue as I was worried about the durability.

To package these gift I used my Cricut to cut a milk carton box and decorated a tab. I am super happy with this box and will be using it for Christmas gifts.

I am planning on making a few more of these for a few friends who like them.

Hope everyone is having a good week so far.

LSNED 1st September

Well I have begun this class and been absorbing the prompts and forums for ideas and created my first page. I am happy with how it went. I have added tags to my mini album and found a great free download from Linda Tieu .

I am now doing my pages back to back to create a pocket to store the tags in, I am loving it and it is only day 2!!

The lesson I learned on the 1st was that it is ok to compartmentalise your life/things/time but only sometimes. I have been so stressed lately with my partner being unwell and work pressure getting to me, that it all kind of crashed and burned last week but I learnt by only letting one worry concern me at a time that I can function in some kind of normality. I don't think what I learn everyday will be so emotional led, but I am glad I am recording something I would not had done otherwise.

I have another 3 blog post in draft and will be posting them soon as my blog has been a little neglected lately other than WOYWW.

Happy Thursday to you all