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.