30/10/2010

seeing clearly!

I just love transparancies,but do not often use them. So when I found the box of old BG 12"X12" doilies at work, I knew exactly what I would do with some of them!

I backed this one onto clear acetate first so I had a good base to stick bits to, and to make it more sturdy. The stitching around the edge was nerve-racking...had to make sure my sewing machine didn't have one of it's tempers half way through and mess it all up! I also needed to ensure the stitching underneath would not show through!

You can't really see the Prima Crystal Swirl but it is gorgeous! Sorry about the poor photo...tis night time here but wanted to upload asap!






I love that you can just about see through it, and the acetate gives it a bit of a sparkle as you move past it! It does look so much better sitting in front of me so maybe I shall try some pics out in the garden tomorrow! :D

28/10/2010

Out of my stride...

Having been a bit poorly lately, which is really not usual for me, I have tried to rest more than usual in the form of doing more scrapping :D However, I have found that the constant need to get warm drinks and painkillers has slowed my creativity, and I don't seem to have that natural eye for the design of my pages that I tend to find comes easily. In fact, it has been hard work and my final pieces are 'less than satisfactory' (ever have that in your school report?!)

Still, since I have pondered for hours over these two pages, especially the first, I thought I would share them anyway...







For this one I was trying to use up some of my old stash that has been forgotten!

Well I have been to the doctors and he has confirmed I have an infection in my windpipe :( but it should clear itself in a few days...so much more scrapin' and relaxin' is on the cards!

24/10/2010

Hi all! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

I am so excited to have been anounced as Papermaze's new DT member this week. Obviously I knew about it before then, but still, to see it up on the blog is fab!

I gave you all a sneek peek of this LO, which was my very first as a DT member.

I used the new Lost and Found Papers from My Minds Eye...absolutley gorgeous! They totally suit my scrapping style! Pop over to the Papermaze Blog for close-up details of this one, and loads more gorgeousdesigns from the rest of the DT!

17/10/2010

3 LO's in 6 hours!

Yesterday was the best day in the month for me...the Papermaze Crop at Otley.

I made a lemon sponge the night before (which went much quicker than I had expected!) and managed 3 whole LO's. All bar the stitching which I needed to come home and do!




This page was really simple, and quick to make. I used an old sheet of prima, both front and back, and a plain piece of cardstock put through a cuttlebug. I have wanted to do a page with these colours for a while!




This one was my 'not sure' page! I love the photo, and liked the placement, but I think I didn't quite have the right alphas and letter stickers, and prbably went a bit overboard with the butterflies!




Now I am not usually into halloween, and do not have any halloween photos but I just loved these papers from the Girls Paperie when they came into Papermaze and had to domething with them! The cobwebs are stitched with yarn for a slightly worn, fluffy effect, ratherthan proper thread which would give much cleaner lines.

I also have a couple of sneek peeks for you...firstly, in Scrapbook Magazine soon will be this...


and keep an eye out on Papermazes blog for my two favorite pages latetly...


10/10/2010

a few bits...

I actually got to sit and scrap for a little while yesterday, and so here is what I created.





The Monster page was made with the 'Monster Stew' papers from Jillibean Soup. I spent around half an hour cutting all the shapes out!




This box was a last minute pressy for my daughters friend (Eek, almost forgot about the party she had to go to today!)

The box was £2.99 from a discount store and I so wish I had more time to decorate it but fingers crossed, Aliyah won't mind!


08/10/2010

finally a couple of pages...

As I said, I have been doing very little scrapping for myself lately, but these two are ones which I have managed.

Ruben Joshua
This was made to frame and give to our friends who have recently had a babe. I was nosing around their living room the other day and I notices that everything is quite modern and the colour scheme is cream and red. So I decided that a flowery, babish page would not fit,hence the more grown up, masculine style. I hope they like it!





Happiness

These pics were taken when we went away last weekend. Each of the flowers besides one is handmade, using three different techniques. It is really busy with such a patterned background, but I love the colours.








(Not sure what happened to the first photo...will retake next time I am photographing LO's!)

05/10/2010

Update...

Normally within a post like this I would ramble about how I have still been scrapping but been too busy to post, along with a promise to blog more often. However...I have not really been scrapping much, and certainly very little for myself, so I thought I would update you on what I have actually been doing instead.

Well...


On the August Bank Holiday I held a stall at a local-ish craft fair. With the dismal weather, numbers were low but the feedback from those I did chat to was very encouraging.


Then in September I had my birthday. We had a lovely weekend to ourselves, topped off with a great night out.

At the end of September I had to surrender my position on the Sarah's Cards DT. This was sad but it is because I am now working for Papermaze in their shop...Yippee! I have worked two days so far and am loving it!




This last weekend we went away to Surrey for a birthday meal in a hotel. We had a lovely time but unfortunatly Oliver decided to wake up in the night and walk into a wardrobe,resulting in a rather large gash above his eye and half a day trying to get a doctor to see him! :(


Finally, at the end of November I shall be teaching at an all day crop/scrapbooking day in Henley, Suffolk called 'The Big Event'. It promises to be a good day with many other classes, shops,refreshments and a kit to buy which the classes are based around. If you are local enough, then check out all the details here http://www.yourcreations-event.blogspot.com/


I have a few pages I have finished lately but I have not gotten around to photographing them. The weather doesn't really make me want to go out there with my precious paper pages and camera anyway!

So along with:

  • Ear infections
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Car puntures
  • Grandad in hospital
  • Three friends having babies
  • Bathroom tiling
  • Dress making
  • Childminder hunting
  • Parent's evenings
  • Computer/internet problems
  • Fence erecting
  • Water coming through ceiling

it really has been quite an eventful few weeks!