Friday, 7 December 2012
Wow...that month went quickly ;) I am such a rubbish blogger! So here is my design for this month's challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy It is definitely worth entering this month, the prize is Bazzill cardstock! HERE...she has just uploaded a couple of videos showing the new SU trimmer.....wow, it looks fab! I don't know how well you can see it on the photos but check out the glittery snowflakes. They were cut on the Big Shot and then sprayed with some Shimmer Paint mixed in a spritzer with some rubbing alcohol. They are so sparkly they almost look embossed. All available from Stampin Up :) Yet again my little sewing machine came into use, how fabby is the stitching round the edge of the layout? I love the pattern of the stitch. It's all been a bit stressful here with my eldest son going to various interviews for University. He has had 2 offers so far and has been asked to go to Oxford to interview next week...for four days!! Scary stuff! Why oh why aren't my paragraphs showing when I publish my blog :( Does anyone know?
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Ooooops...where on earth did October go??? Isn't it amazing how quickly time goes sometimes. October passed me by with a few hiccups. The little free time I had I didn't manage to use very well and consequently completely failed to do a layout for The Cupboard Trilogy this month. There are some really good examples over there so worth having a look and joining in. CLICK HERE to see the latest challenge. The lovely Cal very kindly sent me some gorgeous Stampin' Up! papers to have a play with. Some of you may know that I used to be a SU demo a few years back but had to stop because I couldn't dedicate enough time to it to do what I really wanted to do. I do regret stopping and would love to do it again....maybe one day. Anyway, I digress. Here is a layout I have made with some of the Christmas papers. HERE, have a look over there because she makes some gorgeous stuff and can order these gorgeous papers from her :) By the way, she also has a charity raffle going on at the moment to win the most AMAZING two mini books. You can see the details over HERE. . . . Can you see the stitching on my layout? (Click on it to enlarge the image)....I bought a little sewing machine from IKEA and it's FAB! And a bargain at only £59...let me know if you want a review (leave me a comment if you do and I will do it if there is enough interest).
Monday, 22 October 2012
A few days later than planned sorry! I spent Saturday at Cal's birthday crop....CLICK HERE to see her fabby blog. I had such a brilliant time and made 3 art journal backgrounds and half a layout (don't laugh....that's a lot for me!) I will photograph them soon to share. So.....the winner of my blog candy chosen by a Random Number Generator is: LYN CLARK! Congratulations Lyn! Please send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can pop it in the post to you.
Monday, 1 October 2012
I am thrilled to have been asked to join the Design Team as a permanent member over at the Cupboard Trilogy. The Challenge this month is Wings and here is my offering: Unity Stamps as is the gorgeous little girl stamp on the bottom right corner...I adore her! The beautiful tulle is from the new Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter catalogue...I am no longer a demo myself but I still adore their products and can easily put you in contact with a demo if you want to get your hands on some :) The background is SU Crumb Cake cardstock sprayed with some of the AMAZING Dylusions Crushed Grape Ink Spray, I am dying to use some more of Dyan's ink and stamps on my scrapbook pages. Don't forget to have a look at my Blog Candy CLICK HERE it is really easy to enter and is rather nice (even if I do say so myself :D ) Thanks for looking!
Saturday, 29 September 2012
We all love a bit of blog candy and I have been threatening to do it for a while...so here we go... Ta Da:
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Just thought I'd share one of my most favourite stamped images of the moment....here she is in all her glory, a sneak peek of a project I can't share until next week
Saturday, 1 September 2012
OMGoodness me, where on earth have the summer holidays gone? We have been so busy and I just can't believe that the kids go back to school and I go back to job number 1 next week :( (job number 1 is as a school photographer for the under 5s and job number 2 is a Zumba instructor for those of you who didn't know!) I have been keeping a little secret...I am guest designer this month over at The Cupboard Trilogy Pop on over and have a look on the fantastic challenge this month. Here is my take on it:
Monday, 6 August 2012
Why is it when in theory you have all the time in the world you don't seem to manage to get anything done? grrrrrrrrr Anyway...enough of that. It's my daughter's 14th birthday tomorrow so I made her a real girly card with butterflies, lace, pearls and bling. It is similar to one I made for a friend's wedding but this time I added some embossing to tie it in with the latest challenge over on The Cupboard Trilogy
Monday, 30 July 2012
OMGoodness it has been such a busy couple of weeks ending in a very theraputic scrapbooking session. I haven't done any scrapping for absolutely AGES so really really really enjoyed doing this layout. I feel a bit rusty and need to do it much more often :-) This page is my entry for July's Challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy The closing date is 31st July at 6pm so if you want to join in you had better hurry! It doesn't have to be a layout, you can do a card or other project if you prefer. Let me know if you do take part.
Monday, 16 July 2012
On Saturday I was lucky enough to be able to pop to Doncaster to the Summer Crafting Event. The first person I saw was the lovely Kirsty Wiseman. She was there doing make and takes for Fantastic Ribbons so I had a play while we had a quick catch up and made this: The Cupboard Trilogy, anyone fancy joining me? ~ ~ ~ Don't forget to keep an eye on my blog as I am having a bit of a sort out and there will soon be some candy on here!
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
On Saturday I was lucky enough to be able to pop over to Art From The Heart in Harrogate to check out their sale and take part in a couple of workshops with Dyan Reaveley and Kaz Hall on their preview day.
Monday, 2 July 2012
So.......It's been a while but I'm back! Blogger has changed so much since I last used it on a regular basis, I can see it's going to take me a while to find my way around. Any tips or links to helpful articles will be much appreciated! I am dipping my toes back into the craft world and hoping to share some sort of creation with you all at LEAST once a week (that's me committing to you!). I haven't crafted regularly for years but am desperate to start scrapping again, it's scary when you haven't done it for a while :( Today I am sharing a card I made for my lovely OH....it took me hours I am so out of practise! I took inspiration from the Stampin' Up catalogue. Although I am no longer a demo with them I still adore their products.