Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Three posts in a month????

Yes, I'm blogging AGAIN!! lol! These pictures show a "never-ending" card that I managed to make in 3 hrs last night. My dear hubby informed me that it was a colleague's 30th birthday TODAY! (and could I pleeeease make a never-ending card, as they're his favourite!) So... not to be beaten (and again, still needing to be creative to keep me sane) I rose to the challenge.
I used some My Minds Eye papers that I'd had in my stash for some considerable time and some vinyl and flock thickers for the greeting and her name. The following 3 pages feature more My Minds Eye papers and I used lots of flowers and bling from my stash too. The bird label and the butterfly stamp are Stampin Up.
(Unfortunately the colour is a bit "off" in a few of
the photos, I'd say picture 2 shows the best idea of the colours.)
I really enjoyed making the card, but I'm guessing now I've met hubby's challenge, i've let myself in for a few more "last-minute" requests! Oh dear! lol

Monday, 16 May 2011

Here's some pages I made earlier....

Today has been a rough day, my MS symptoms have been driving me bananas!!.... so, in an attempt to keep the sanity intact, I've been looking back at the scrapping that I did at the end of April.
I was determined at the time, and still am, to really USE my much loved, and hoarded stash!
The first couple of LO's were done using the Sarah's Cards April Kit , which features Echo Park, For the Record papers.
The boys look very smart in this first LO, don't they?
Then.. their true personalities came, rockin' on out!! lol!!
This year is the first time I've subscribed to the Basic Grey Page of The Month Kit, through Kate at Cre8tive Online. (Thanks so much to Sarah and Michele, who recommended them to me.)
The first kit I did was the March kit, which features the Life of The Party papers and embellishments. The bunting was a little challenging for me to cut out, but the LO was soooo much fun to do... T'was a rare LO about me too!
The April POTM kit, featuring Hello Luscious papers and embellies, was perfect for a LO of our Great Niece's dedication...Now to look forward to the next kits, keeping my mind busy, and chasing those MS symptoms away.... Here's hoping! TFL. x

Sunday, 8 May 2011

So... me thinks we've established that I'm NOT a regular blogger!

Hello there... well yes, I know, it's been a while! lol

I kept myself busy yesterday, in an attempt to keep sane... the old MS seems to have reared its head a little, and I have fizzy legs and bum. (sorry if that's TMI!) Anyway... as I said, I kept busy, and here's what I've been up to:

I got the idea to do this from my dear buddy, Jules, who decorated her printer tray at my house a while back. I bought the printer tray on ebay. Mark cleaned it up for me, and I've decorated it with Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 papers. (I just adore Cosmo papers! Don't you?) Once my yellow ink cartridge has arrived in the post, (she says, impatiently tapping her fingers, itching to scrap!) I'll be adding some family photos and memorabilia to it.

To keep the theme going, I decorated this too:

This was also done with Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 papers, and the words were inked and covered in diamond glaze, to make 'em nice n' glossy. The base kit was a "Tando Creative" kit, and a gift from another lovely buddy, Jane. Thanks hun!

I've done a fair few scrapbook pages recently too, but need to get busy with my camera, before I can upload piccies of those too. Thanks for looking! xx

Monday, 25 October 2010

True Stories :: Putting Pen to Paper

I'm starting this class today. I'm hoping that it improves my scrapping journalling, but also that it encourages me to express myself better.... Since my MS diagnosis, in 2007, I've found that putting my thoughts on paper help a lot... and if done regularly really helps how I feel about things, but, unfortunately, I'm just not very good at keeping a regular diary. Fingers crossed this is the encouragement that I need! No pressure!! lol!

Dance in the Rain!

I've been wanting to make this canvas, ever since I bought the set of Tim Holtz sentiment stamps, which includes this message. Yesterday I finally got round to it!! The embellishments I used came from the May Scrapagogo kit, and I used Versamagic inks for the background.

Thanks for looking!

Overdue blog again!

This double page layout, was made a few weeks ago, for a challenge on UKS. The challenge was to use scenic photos, stamping on the page and to "mix up the lettering" in some way. When we were in Lyme Regis in August (on an extremely wet and windy day) I decided to take lots of photos - with the intention of doing just such a layout!

I enjoyed using my new Bazzill jewel templates... plus some rafia type ribbon that I'd had in my stash for a verrrry long time!!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Regular posting.... erm, not exactly!!

Hi y'all.... well, I actually scrapped today... for the first time in ages, so I thought I should celebrate, by putting a piccie on my blog.

It was for the weekly challenge on UK Scrappers... The challenge was to use pink or blue, bunting, 3 of something and to have a celebration theme. I've just joined a new team on there, called "Mojo Hunters." I thought getting more involved would be good for my motivation!!

I've also been doing a lot of cross stitch lately. My Mum's 80th birthday was in June, and I made this for her....

It was challenging to do, to say the least, but well worth it. Mum loves it. :-)

I've finished a couple of other cross stitch projects, but one's waiting for framing and the other to be made into a cushion for no. 2 son!

Thanks for looking. x