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

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Blog posts like London buses.......

None for ages... then 3 in one day!! lol!! I made this card for Mark's nephew's birthday. I found the idea for this style of card (a stand-up card) online- but unfortunately I can't remember where (so apologies to whoever's idea this was, and thank you!) I adapted a Magnolia image (he normally carries champagne) with a Papermania Clare Curd clear stamp of beer.... much more to his taste!! lol!!

Used more Basic grey paper here, and some rather wonderful Martha Stewart punches. Hope you like the card... thanks for looking. x

More cards....

Time, as always, flies... and several days ago, our eldest, Ethan, celebrated his 11th birthday. He loves police cars and fire engines... so I made this card for my Mum to give him.
This one's from me and his Dad: Ethan loves cars too... and it HAD to be a green one!! lol!! The image is by Elzybells, and the cardstock is part of the Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo range.

The final card I made for Ethan was from his brother. I used another Elzybells stamped image, coloured with Promarkers. The cardstock is part of the Scenic Route Metropolis range... part of a very old Scrummy Stash kit!
Unfortunately, as I've been poorly, we weren't able to go out for Ethan's birthday, but his Dad took him to the Lego shop to spend his birthday money (which was rapidly burning a hole in his pocket!) and he opted for a chinese takeaway, which we all enjoyed together.

A light at the end of the tunnel....

I've been a bit poorly again, and, as ever, crafting has been my sanity saver.... and when I've felt able to, I've made cards. Today is my niece, Natalie's, birthday. (HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAT!) I made this from me and the fellas, using a Magnolia image (coloured with promarkers). The patterned paper is from the Wisteria collection by Basic Grey.
I made this card for Natalie from my Mum. I used my Art Institue glitters, which, up until now, had been sadly underused, and the papers are again from the Basic Grey, Wisteria collection.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Been having fun making cards again....

I made this card for my Mum to give to my niece for her 22nd birthday (which is today - Happy Birthday Carly!). It's called a trifold shutter card and I learnt how to make it using a great tutorial here - although I altered the measurements to use A4 card.

Just a short post today... as i'm off to work tonight.... and as always running short of time. More cards to follow tomorrow. Thanks for looking!

Monday, 18 January 2010

The Bad Blogger is back!!

Helloooo!! OK... no excuses, I'm a bad blogger! I'm hoping, along with some dear online buddies to blog on a regular basis this year. I've not made any New Year's resolutions... 'cos we all know what happens to those... so let's call them Lifestyle choices/changes, shall we?!

Another hope is to craft lots more... so yesterday I spent some time making a "never-ending card".... to be honest it felt never ending when I was making it, but in a good way, as there are soooo many surfaces to decorate!! lol!! I got the instruction from an issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft Mag (just checked, it was July '09)

Here are the piccies, would love to hear your comments... Thanks for looking. (especially after all this time!! lol)