Monday, 29 November 2010
Have you got any snow yet? We have had a flurry here in Hailsham, but nothing much,yet literally just a stones throw away there is plenty! The girls are so jealous and just keep wishing for it here ( I have 2 classes to teach later this week so don't really want any yet thank you!)
Anyway, here is a layout I thought I would share. Its been made using Bo Bunny papers from the Mama Razzi range. I just LOVE working with Bo Bunny, such wonderful quality, superb colours and designs.
The photo is of Dale and Chloe, taken on a trip out over our Devon holiday back in the summer ( gorgeous part of the country, so beautiful....and we definately want to go back again!)
Quite a lot of distressing on this page and sewing with satin ribbon. I really like the word strips on one of the sheets of paper from the range, plenty of different sayings to work with, being double sided there was lots of choice.
Saturday, 20 November 2010
I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far( even though the weather is pretty pants!) I have been busy making a good start on 18 flannel reindeer that I am making for my Nephew and Neice's school Christmas Fair...they are filled with yummy chocs....just got to finish putting bells onto their antlers and they will be done! ( need to get some more bells though)
Also I have been doing a fair bit of knitting too. I made this scarf a few weeks ago and thought I would get the girls to take a couple of photos so I could scrap them at some point. I am so NOT a knitter LOL( I knitted lots of small squares several years ago and sewed them together to make a jumper.....it was more like a sleeping bag!!!), but I must admit I am thoroughly enjoying creating these ruffly scarves.
I fell in love with these Websters Pages papers a few weeks ago and ordered some after being totally and utterly inspired over the past few months of looking at the lovely blog of Jo's
She is a fantastic scrapper and superb card maker( aswell as being a lovely, lovely blogger) and she has used Websters a lot in both crafts, please do pop over and enjoy some time floating through her inspirational posts.
I am totally in love with the colour Teal ( you may already know that lol) and on a trip over to Crawley recently I found this beautiful trim in a fabric shop, it would have been so rude to come out without buying some wouldn't it! I also had the sequin trim in my stash, which I thought went well with the page.
Out came my beloved Ice Stickles and I spattered them EVERYWHERE lol.
I had some large creamy coloured paper flowers and wanted to match a couple to the papers
I used 2 sheets of the same Hollywood Vogue papers and made the large circle using the reverse side and cut out and Stickled the other elements and then layered them up with foam pads. I then just added some fancy pins, crystal sprays and some gold dots
Monday, 15 November 2010
its called E is for Embellishment and its a beautiful layout that we have been lucky enough to lift. Why not pop over and have a look and join in.
Its well worth a try I can promise you, just check out this months fabulously perfect prize that once again has been very kindly donated by our lovely friend Jill of Cardinal Colours
This lush set of 10 Promarkers could be yours.....so what are you waiting for? You have till 4th dec to enter this months challenge, we would love to see what you create.
Right, well I have a layout here to share with you. I have used the pink Paislee 'Queen Bee' range for this and 2 sheets of bazill cardstock ( Auckland and Bitter chocolate)
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Well after having a totally brilliant day out at Jill's monthly crop yesterday with a super special bunch of friends, I came home to smallest daughter wanting to go for a wander up the road to see some fireworks...hhhhhmmmmmm.....there arrived our first problem! We appear to have missed them all lol. we went for a wonder through the centre of our estate and saw literally 2 tiddly little rockets go up, I think they let out a little spit and a half hearted fizz and 3 pink stars and that was it!!! We could hear lots going off in the distance though. So we hung around in the dark for a little bit, then Chloe said she wanted to go home andhave some sparklers....so thats what we did!
After the sparklers she decided she would put on a little light show of her own and cracked open a tube of the snap and glo sticks and activated them....and the show began!
Can you see the ghostly outline of her face up in the top right hand corner of the next photo?....almost spooky eh!
Chloe bent one of the electric bluey violet wands to activate the chemicals and make it glow......and it did inndeed glow.....and splatter....and dribble....all over her hands AND sprayed over the carpet!!!
But LOOK....its really rather pretty and looks a bit like some strange new star formation!
And I am pleased to say that tonight it appears to have cleared ok as there is nothing glowing in the lounge or on youngest daughter!!!
Here is the card that I made for our lovely Linda for her birthday , which was friday, but I saw her yesterday :) Lynn made her THE most awesome birthday cake, it was all vanilla, choc and pink marbled sponge inside, covered in white chocolate and then peppered with hundreds of hot pink smarties....and tasted delish!!!
I made the card on a 6 x 6 card blank from craftwork cards and the paper was from the Bo Bunny Peacock Lane range , I coloured the image(by Miss Anya I think
) with Promarkers and finished the card off with Stickles, organza ribbion and Prima e-line crystals and pearls, all from Cardinal Colours
Well, I am climbing up the wooden hill in a minute as I am back to work tomorrow after having nearly 2 weeks off.....jeeeez I don't feel much like getting up in the morning at 3.30....especially as there is already ice covering the car :(
Friday, 5 November 2010
Firstly I thought I really must post my mum's Birthday card that I made for her.....or rather Birthday Explosion Box Card.
Its made in basically the same way as a normal explosion box, but I have cut the corner sections off at an angle and then added flowers and a little Magnolia figure in the centre. I have seen these boxes in my travels round other blogs in the past, but i am sorry I can;t credit which ones as I never saved a link :(
Its very sparkly in real life and rather pretty( if i say so myself...hope I don;t sound big headed though lol) The flowers are all edged with Crystal Stickles and there are Stickle dots on the paper too. The little girl is coloured with Promarkers
I guess I really should have taken a photo of the box with the lid on....oh well...maybe another time.
These were then hung from a long ribbon going from the top of the door to the top of the broom and then it was held high so the doughnuts dangled temptingly ( is that even a word??) infront of the girls. They had to try and eat the whole doughnut as fast as they could....without using their hands!
Holly was quite good at it!
Ok, so now we are moving onto the not so good.................Fail Bake!!!!!!!
Soooooo......I had another go....and followed(read) the instructions....he!he!he!
so when they were cooked ( to perfection I might add) I also popped in some ham and cheese....yummy yum yum! The seagulls did NOT get any! I don't think I will give up my day job though.
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
This month we have been inspired to scraplift this beautiful layout by Cindy Schneider, who we found on Scrapbook.com. This is a digital scrapbook page but we have all made layouts with paper and glue!
Here is my version of the original, which I decided to take the sketch and flip onto it's side to create my page with.
and here is the sketch of the original page that Lynn very kindly drew up for us to work from, thanks Lynn.
The crinkly flowers were made by using my Retro daisy punches in various sizes and then I misted them with water to make them more flexible,before twisting and scrunching them and leaving them to day.
Once dry I just layerd them up and added a crystal centre. I dabbed the white doily with my teal coloured paint and then gently sponged on 2 different mettalic paints to and some shimmer.
Not handmade I know, but I scattered several of my mountain of brads randomly all around the edge ( it felt good using up old stash that has been gathering dust and being saved for 'just the right page' LOL)
And I finished the whole page off with stitches here and there. Of course, my fave thing about the page is the gorgeous little man on there ;)