The one thing I have done is finished my cross stitch bow (as in the above picture)... I am really please with it.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
The one thing I have done is finished my cross stitch bow (as in the above picture)... I am really please with it.
Friday, 27 November 2009
Love the sketch... the samples are lovely... love an excuse to use some of my lovely flowers. I have tons of them, I think I got a little carried away at some point and bought shed fulls. They never seem to go down either.
I am a total stash collector... I love to build a collection of something... which is why I have too much paper, lots of ribbon, shedfuls of flowers, and now I am starting to buy stamps for my cards for next year. I want to get a collection of promarkers too. Ssshhhhh! wouldn't want OH to hear that! He never says alot about my crafting stuff, unless I leave a mess out which isn't very often... but he gives me a 'look'.
I want to get myself organized tonight as the kids are going to a disco and OH is on nights... gives me a couple of hours to play...
Hope you are having a good day.
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
I am hoping to find something adorable to put in it and give it to my sister for Christmas... they are most definately her colours!
What a great blog... what wonderful samples... and what an inspiration... I am so happy to have started this blog and keep at the various challenges to complete my cards. It's great to find inspiration to have a go at other papercrafts too.
My take on Mojo Monday's Sketch #114 ...
Having started writing my cards, I discover that I am quite a few short, so need to get making some more... am hoping to post them all by a week on Friday. I need to get a move on.
My little boy has had a high temperature, and he has been off school. He has fitted in the past due to high temperatures from colds and flu type virus's so it is always a worry when he gets anything like this.
Hope you have found time to craft.
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Here are my little boxes... I love these... They are from Project Tuesday ... they made Peek-a-boo boxes... I will probably make some more of these for over Christmas... I literally grabbed the first double sided PP I could find to make these... and I have no goodies to fill them with!!!!
Well, I didn't get any time to do any crafting yesterday... but we did go into Preston to see the christmas lights being turned on. I have never done this before but the kids quite liked the idea after hearing someone mention it so we braved the weather and the crowds. It was fun actually. Jamie from the X-Factor was there. Kids thought it 'weird' seeing someone from the tv in the real... my little boy said 'he looks normal'... he was happy about this, don't know what he expected! Aren't kids funny!!!! My photos weren't very brilliant but it's all memories isn't it?
Also there was Santa and the cast from the Cinderella panto...
Friday, 20 November 2009
Last night I had a play at making these open boxes... not quite sure what I am going to put into them yet, but I had a lovely time making them.
I used some papers and embellishments from an Anna Griffin kit I got from QVC last year I think it was... such pretty papers but have never really found much of a use for them... I think they worked perfectly on these.
Only thing is I have lost the link for the 'how to make' for the boxes and appologise... I need to seriously find time to organise things on my laptop more... I have so many useless links which is how I lose useful links...
Anyway, must get on with the housework... am hoping to play again later. The children have a special assembley today for the children in need day which had them all excited this morning... dressing in their own clothes is always fun and they dressed their teddy bears up too.
Hope you have a good day,
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Believe it or not, I have had that really bad cold return this week and felt worse than ever so have done no crafting for a few days... I get withdrawal symptoms, when I don't get to play with paper, do you know what I mean?
Anyway, here is my take on Mojo Mondays Sketch #113... what a fun sketch... the DT samples are brilliant this week. Thank you for the inspiration.
I have actually started to write and address my Christmas cards now. I am slowly organizing my Christmas shopping. Hopefully it will all come together a little earlier than usual...
Hope you find some time to craft today...
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
I didn't get as much time as I would have liked to do much of the Cyber crop on UKS, but I totally enjoyed what I did manage to do. I have printed the classes off to have a go at the others this week.
This one was my take on the 'Twister & Shout by RAchel (Taniwha) and PaperArts... really enjoyed making this ... used some Basic Grey from the Two Scoops collection.
Then I had a go at 'Dare to Dream by Tracie (traciedoodles). I don't tend to doodle and don't know why after doing this LO, it was fun!!!
Wish I had had time to do more but 'life' has a habbit of taking over ... just grateful I got to do these. I love the glitter thickers alphabet... aren't they wonderful?!!! I am so glad to have managed some LO's hope my scrapbooking mojo is back now...
Friday, 13 November 2009
Well, I really was the early bird this morning... due to lack of sleep the night before I went to bed early last night... so I ended up really early this morning. And I made a Christmas card... using Friday Sketchers #78 Sketch... what a great sketch it was too.
I really enjoyed making it, I think it was because I was so relaxed that I didn't have anything that I should have been doing instead, do you know what I mean?!!!
Need to get my stash sorted today for the CC on UKS. Hopefully I will find some stash I've forgotten I have and my scrapbooking mojo will return.
Have a lovely day...
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
I found the sketch #23 at Sketch and Stash very inspiring... The samples are wonderful too.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Am planning to craft this eveing... make some cards and little boxes, I think... I wonder what will come along to make me stop... something usually does when I have a whole free evening!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
The weather here is still dreadful. Very depressing.
here are the promised pictures of my Christmas Diary for 2009... I am still working on it... I am encouraging my children to pick embellishments to go into it too and it still needs more tags...
I have left room for me to add photos, and I will write on tags and journal squares...
Last night I discovered Project Tuesday. What a great challenge blog... I really enjoyed playing along.
I have been playing around with different ideas for teaching gifts and these are perfect... I am going to fill them with some nice choccies... wonderful idea and easy to make... Thank you for the inspiration!
Here is a link for a 'how to' guide if you fancy having a go.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
This is my Christmas take on the Mojo Monday Sketch 111. Is it a sin to admit I used a peel off? I couldn't find any silver ribbon...
I love all the different colour schemes that make up christmas cards these days... There is so much choice these days in Christmas paper, it is hard to make a decision on what to buy. I'd love some new ones for my Christmas scrapbooking pages this year but I honestly can not make my mind up which I like the best... does anyone else have this problem? I just keep browsing and browsing!!!!! And then I find another new one....
I am hoping for a crafting evening tonight... I still have this dreadful cold... I do feel a bit better, but my head is killing me... the painkillers I have taken haven't touched it this morning. I am one of these people who try to ignore it and hope it goes away... not happening today though!
Hope you find time to craft today...
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Here is a blog that you should visit: http://jacquesmagnolias.blogspot.com/2009/11/papilio-and-some-sweet-stuff-for-you.html
The prize looks like great fun... the blog is even more fun and inspirational to look around. Some of the most beautiful holiday things I have seen...
Here is my take on Sketches 4 U -38.
The sample on the blog are lovely as usual and I love the sketch.
I haven't made cards over half term... before half term I managed to start my Christmas Diary... When I have done some more to it I will take some pictures. Unfortunately, I didn't quite finish last years, and ended up sticking photo's on the days that I didn't get to write in... I am hoping this year as I am only leaving small spaces to right, some pockets and small spaces for photos so that I don't have to spend so much time on it, this way I may finish it!
Anyway, having made a proper list of who I need to make cards for now... I need to get the rest made!
Hope you find time to craft.... oh, and that the weather is better where ever you are... it's dreadful here today.
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
This is my take on the new Mojo Monday sketch... These are some things I had left over from a kit I got last Christmas ... it's Anna Griffin... I love it when you find things in the cupboard that you forgot was there...
I really enjoyed making this card... I love the use of pink for the holiday cards... lovely!
Thank you for the inspiration... look forward to next weeks sketch.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Here is my card inspired by Kazan's Sketch 37... It's a very simple card using some images that my mum picked me up 'Fairy Doodles' by Buzzcraft. As we have such a large family, she thought I could use some images to help me get the cards done before the end of October.
All the cards on the 2 Sketches 4 you are so lovely...
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
On a good note... today was yellow box day... yes, I have the gogo create kit each month... only had a small glimpse through it but it looks like fun!
I am currently stitching a Debbie Mumm Front Door Bow called 'Peace, Love, Joy'. I am almost done on the actually cross stitching now. I am actually going to hang it on the living room door. I am trying to get my christmas crafting sorted earlier this year... I don't want to be finishing things off as I need to hang them, like a do every christmas normally. I am determined to be organised.
I want to make a planner. There were some good links to printable pages on UKS last week, just need to get the BIA out and I can get started.
And of course there is the Christmas cake to make... due to tummy bugs being in the house, I have put that on hold until next week now.
Hopefully I will have some pictures for next time I am on.
Friday, 9 October 2009
Well, my little ones are ill today... they have some kind of bug... suppose I'll catch it too... the worst of course, is when Daddy gets it - he is worse than any kids! I am hoping that I can settle them down early and do a bit of crafting, but I won't hold my breath! Off to check on my babies...
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Here is some amazing blog Candy... http://crafterskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/09/amazing-blog-candy.html I would so love one of these... go check it out!
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Didn't she do well?
My daughter is so proud of them that she wants to make a picture for her bedroom and stick the flowers on to it. I love that she likes papercrafting.
She now wants me to have a go at crochet flowers... mmm... can I remember how to crochet???? It's been a while...
There was a thread on UKS this week where ladies were leaving tips for saving money and making the most of the crafting stash you already have... When you are watching the pennies more as stash does seem more expensive, it does actually make you more creative, I think. I have always bought my embellishments and fancy papers already made. Now I question whether paying that more for the glittered version is actually worth it!
It all adds to the fun!
Have a lovely day,
Friday, 2 October 2009
I have had hardly any time to myself this week and have only been able to get my crafting out today... this is my take on the Kazan's Sketch 36...
Sunday, 27 September 2009
The weekend seems to have flown by... I'm working on some little gift bags for 'teachers gifts' for christmas believe it or not... My children always want to send to every teacher they have anything to do with... this kind of adds up! So I am going to make gift bags, decorate them with the kids and fill them with sweets/chocolates...
When we have done a couple I will post a photo...
Anyway, going to watch the X Factor...
Friday, 25 September 2009
I actually want to find some lettering to put a family greeting on it... I need to plough through my stuff, I know I have some rub ons somewhere... I hate it when I know I have something I want to use but am not sure where it is, it's amazing how often I don't actually find it in time to use on a project, then months later it shows up in the most unlikely place. Shows my crafting stuff needs a good sort out! It all looks pretty tidy but believe me it isn't!!!
Today, I had some wonderful new Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour Paints arrive... they are just so pretty. Unfortunately I am not going to get to play with them probably until next week, but it gives me something to look forward to. I also treated myself to the My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow Decoupage pad of flowers... I am looking forward to doing something with those too.
Well, off to make Apple Tray Bake for this little ones to munch on ...
Have a lovely day
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Just couldn't find the time to make any cards yesterday... Here is my take on Thursdays Sketch.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
My first card today was inspired by Rosie-Dee's Challenge - the theme is Stars & Stripes, which is perfect for Christmas cards...
Luckily my OH has gone fishing this afternoon, which gives me more crafting time, I am organized with dinner for a change... so the afternoon is mine! It always goes to quick though!
Hope you are able to find time to craft today too.
Monday, 21 September 2009
I am plodding along with my Christmas cards with the help of some wonderful challenges... I found the Friday Sketchers Challenge through a link somewhere and thought I would have ago.
I love this snowman face... isn't he cute!!!
There are some lovely cards on this blogg... if you haven't checked it out yet, it's well worth a browse!