Tuesday, 28 April 2009

A few cards as promised.

This is one of the wedding invitations i made for a very good friend of mines wedding, she had asked me to make a sample card and this is what i made.She and her partner loved it so i was asked to make 75 of them.I used Delish papers and the card insert with the information on is able to be pulled out.

Sorry forgot to turn picture around, a few more colour variations.

I work in a special needs school as a senior teaching assisstant and every july when we break up for the summer holidays, i make a card and gift for each member of staff that works in my class as a thankyou for all their hard work in the term, as we may not be working in the same class the following year. I used my new boo bear go-create die to cut out the bears with different shades of brown for the bear, and then i ran card through my new cuttlebug with the glorious swiss dots embossing folder, then used a sizzix embossing folder-from the thankyou set- and adhered to the card. I raised the bear on foam pads. I think they are quite cute and will be making one for myself !!!! Hopefully the staff in my class will!!

I have just got to think up of a present to make, my sister niki-known as nikig on uks- came up with the idea of making small notepads by cutting a a4 plain and written pads into shapes and making a chipboard cover then bind with the trusty old bind-it-all. I think this will be the present to make unless i find anything else- so any ideas welcome..........

Well off to my craft room to have a play and hopefully make something for a special friend of mine who at the moment is going through a pretty rough patch, i saw a link to an amazing book on uks so am going to have a try and will show when done-fingers crossed i can give it a go. Now i am not sure on links yet so if i just say voodoo vixen linked to shauleans book called SHE and left me completely blown away- then if you go over to uks you will see what i mean. I am hoping its ok to attempt to make a version of it.

Monday, 27 April 2009

don't you just love free photo editing sites!!!

This is my fave, so funny!!!

I couldn't resist putting myself on these pics, especially on good old DB- i hope posh won't mind!!!

and just what everyone needs in these times of the credit crunch.................. your own money!!

oooooooooohhhh so serious!!!
mirror mirror on the wall who's the seriousiest of them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

love this one.

loving this too!!!!

well i have had some fun on photofunia.com this past week, its a website that lets you upload your photos onto different pieces of art or photos. very fun, go see.It was great to do and i have printed them out to scrap, so that will be lots of fun.
I went back to work after the easter holidays last week and it was a hard week, it just shows what two weeks off work does . back to the hard grid!!!!!!........................and counting down the days to next half term lol.
Its NSD on may 1st and i am thinking of having a bit of a scrapbooking day, and to get lots done.
I am coveting the new fiskars punches, i have the threading water and new crest but have lots on my shopping list.
I am also looking for more of the go create dies as i am loving boo the bear, i have made a few cards with him on, i will show tomorrow.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

all ally pally-ied out!!

Here are my Tim Holtz masks, stickers and labels.Also blending tool and soare foam pads, and a pot of glossy accents.
This is the back of the packet just to show you what they look like.

I found these on a stall-can't remember which one, and got talking to a woman -again can't remember name-she was a shopper though- and she told me that these are the same nearly as nestabilities and you can use them in the cuttlebug and bigshot. I have used them this morning to try in the cuttlebug and hip hip hooray they work.I will be getting more of these.

My cuttlebug embossing folders.

Lots of lovely alterable stash to play with, tags and gotta lurve those tiny clocks.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh now these i love love love, stamps at the top of pic with two packs of screens underneath.

Stamps stamps and more stamps, birds swirls and owls.love it.

I have been looking for 3&1/2 inch book rings for so long, i found some yippee-happy.Stamps only pound each-one of the chair stamps is pictured upside down-sorry!!

Fiskars border puch, large black and white ink pad and funky corners.

More stamps,owls,swirls, birdcage and deer.

Bo-bunny edgy books-gotta love those edges.

Thickers to add to my ever growing amount.

Heidi swapp stamps-mixed alpha,chandalier and heart.

Twit-twoo stamps-at last, and more bird stamps from Autumn Leaves. Can you feel a theme coming on??

My most wanted of the day, the little green cutting machine-the bug. I got a good deal on this from my fav stall- scrap-revolution.
Well what a day it was at Ally Pally. It was very busy on saturday and to get to the stalls you wanted it was a long wait, but well worth it. There were so many people and i was so busy getting to stalls and spending my money i did'nt take any photos. I can assure you it was the busiest i have seen it and this was my fourth time of going. I didn't see anyone famous this year-last year saw Helena Bonham-Carter- but we overheard someone say they had seen Dawn Bibby with JJ. I was obviously too busy spending my pennies.
We left at about 3,30pm and headed onto Ikea, i spent about £70 in there getting a large frame for what will be my art wall in my kitchen- will post pice when done this week hopefully- and i had to stock up on more jars for my ribbons and buttons.
Well i am off to play with all this new stash and make a few pretties.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

getting excited now..............................

These lo's are made using making memories pp and chipboard embellies and my ownhandmade enmellies.This album is my first time scrapping in 81/2 by 11 and i loved using this size, a change from my usual 12 x 12 or mini album.I also used large black and white photos, i think the size of the photos is 8 x 10, i got these printed at boots, not too pricey and good quality.

This photo was taken last year on my sons 16th birthday, i had planned a surprise bar-b-que and he thought no-one was coming to see him on his birthday-hence the grumpy look, i had to snap a few pics, and love this one.

I love this photo of my son Kieran, he wasn't expecting me to take his photo when i did and i just love how it came out.I have scrapped this a few times now too.

This photo is a scan of an old photo taken on a film camera with a black and white film.My son was seven at the time and it was at Newquay zoo in cornwall in the adventure park at the top of the zoo.

Well its thursday so that means only one day to go to the best craft show ever.I am getting rather excited about going to Ally Pally on saturday-its like christmas in my house, i am making a list and not only checking it twice, more like nine or ten times.I will probably do what i do every time i go to ally pally and thats ignore my well organized list with products rated on how much i want to buy them, priced and where to buy them from and just go around the whole show from stall to stall buying willy nilly, spending my money like its going to burn a hole in my pocket well bring on saturday is all i can say.
The weather here is raining and gloomy which has meant i have had to take the pics above inside today, and not in my garden like i wanted to, never mind. There is a bit of glare on some of the photos but not too bad.
I am off to have a shower as this lazy bod is still in me pj's, i am on holidays though, back to work next week!!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

woohoo have now added a clock-i is getting good at this......not yet!!!

with some help from a friend on uks............

These are the layouts i posted about in my last post, this blogging malarky is a bit tricky for newbies...........

but with some help from a lovely lady over on uks i finally managed to do it, now that doesnt mean i'll be able to do it again........so enjoy these pics as they may be my last lol hopefully not.
I really enjoyed using these papers, and cutting out the shapes to adhere to the pages.The small paper flower with the button in the middle is one i made after seeing some made by eve from evealicious on etsy. amazing talent on their.

Well thats it for today as i have actually managed to post with pictures- see i cant be that bad after all, even though i think it was more luck than anything else.........................who knows whats coming next!!

a few photos of layouts.

Today i have cleaned, swept, mopped and dusted till i can dust no more. My house is clean-for now.iT took three hours to do all my house work and it will take about ten minutes to untidy it, but hey ho, never mind.At least i know its been cleaned today.I felt the need to have a spring clean and dust off those wintry cobwebs in time for spring,dont get me wrong i am no lover of the sun- light sensitive eyes + sun = ouch + headaches, but its still nice as it makes everything seem brighter.

So with a clean house i set to work in my craft room, i have made more cards for the birthday box project i am in the middle of for a friend, just to make the calendar pages now then decorate front of a5 file box. i will post pics when finished.

I have been out in my garden taking photos of some scrapbook layouts i did a while ago, they are using very old photos of myself and one of my brothers and one f my sisters. Its the first time i really tried anything like, cutting out elements from a page and also making my own embellishments which i gained inspiration from an artist on etsy--will post a link to her site.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

well here goes.....first post.

well this is my first post and entry into blogland, i have been wanting to do this for quite awhile now, so here goes.

today i have had a friend come for coffee-thanks for the creme eggs lou-mmmmm. and this afternoon i am going into my craft room as i have got to finish a birthday card box that i am making for a friends nans birthday,will post pics when its finished.

I am looking forward to saturday-ally pally here i come, this will be my fourth visit and i am sooooooo excited, i have been saving so hard and have lots of pennies to spend,spend,spend.

I am contemplating buying a cuttlebug, i have a big shot and get on fine with this but feel i need one of these cute little green bugs on my shelf!!!!!

well thats all for now,