Monday, 28 February 2011
.....so I thought I would show you a little sneaky peek of my page for March....and all I will say is it is a lift of my MOST favourite scrappers work....she is totally and utterly 100% inspirational and each and every page of hers is stunning( well I think so anyway)
Sunday, 27 February 2011
I can definately recommend diving into your old stash and making something...it made me feel like I had got some new stash to play with lol....go on, have a look see what you have got squirrelled away.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Saturday, 26 February 2011
Cannot believe where those years have gone already.....so fast!
Happy Birthday Wee Man( that is meant affectionately as in small....not as in wee wee lol), hope you have a lovely day, lots of pressies and laughter and we will see you later ok.
Lots of Love Aunti Neek, Uncle Dale, Lauren and Chloe..xxxxxx
Friday, 25 February 2011
and i found this fantastic blog that belongs to a hugely talented lady called Tracie
She has created the most gorgeous layout using some really old stash ( Scenic Route) after being challenged by a friend of hers to break out some old stash.
And she has thrown the challenge out to everyone else to do the same. Seeing how my mojo has been little and not very often at the mo it really inspired me to go and have a rummage through my old artbin.....and this layout is made from some of the papers i found.
The papers are from the old Cosmo Cricket collection called Jitterbug. Now I guess I must have liked them at the time that I bought them originally....but to be honest, when I first saw them yesterday again they didn't really * do it* for me LOL. Which made it even MORE of a challenge to use them. But ya know what? I really rather like them now they are chopped up a lot smaller and inked.
I used an old A4 thick manilla type envelope to punch out and die cut somebutterflies and added some crystal beads, some Sassafrass and AC thickers letters for the title...oh yes and a little wooden flower.
the photo is Chloe and her cousin, Holly...taken at the playpark end of last summer.
Thanks for challenge Tracie :)
Warmest wishes Anita..xxx
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Hello there :)....I have found myself in a strangely creative mood today ( most bizarre as of late my mojo seems to have left the building!!!) Anyway, I thought I would strike whilst the iron was hot...
I have actually managed to make 2 cards and 1 and a half layouts!!! So tonight I thought I would share the cards with you.
The first one is for my Nephew, who is going to be 5 on Saturday. The stamped image is one from the Greeting Farm, coloured with Promarkers and lots of the Promarker blender pen and the papers are from K&Co, with a CC greeting and a glittered chipboard No 5. I just finished the card off with some Liquid Pearls around the edges. The scalloped bazill square was cut using one of the large Spellbinder Dies on my friends Grand Calibur ( cheers Sue.xx)
The second card was made really just to use the scraps of paper from the first card. I used another scalloped square of Bazill, some Stickles, a cabochon rose bead and a SU stamp for the sentiment( thanks Zoe Hun.x) The butterfly was an image I printed from the internet and then I added Liquid Pearls along the wing edge and then coated the whole thing with Glossy Accents, and when dry, I cracked it. I sprayed the whole card with Spray and Sparkle Silver glitter spray
Hopefully i will get a good photo of one of the layouts tomorrow and can upload it, its for a challenge on a fab blog that I have found and its a challenge to use old stash....so watch this space.
Warmest wishes Anita..xxxx
Saturday, 19 February 2011
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Thank you Debbie, what a thoughtful thing to do, I am so chuffed :)
This award, is aimed at bringing unknown good blogs to light and in accepting the award I have had to agree to the following conditions:
1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? Yes please, thank you!
Then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo. Done :)
2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept. I definately accept, thanks again Debbie!
3) Choose 3-5 of your favorite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.
As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody who already has a ton of followers....
I love blog hopping and have come across some awesome blogs with lots of inspiration! I'd like to pass this award onto:
Please check out these lovely bloggers and some of their wonderful layouts and cards! Oh, and don't forget to hop on by Debbie at http://debbiesinkysmudges.blogspot.com/ while you're at it- thanks again for the award Debbie!
Warmest wishes Anita..xxx
Monday, 14 February 2011
I chose to use some Echo Park papers for my page and scrapped some VERY old photos of me and my Mum....see I was kinda cute once!!!LOL
This is the sketch we worked from, very kindly drawn by our lovely Lynn.
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Today I have been out with my best friend and her Mum and we went to the Brighton Centre to the hobbycraft and stitches show.
So i thought I would share a few pics.....unfortunately I am a bit of a numbnuts and have posted them back to front in the wrong order LOL, never mind eh!
So, here we are at the end of our day out.....enjoying some delish Krispy Kreme doughnuts **dribbles at thought of them**. I had a Chocolate Dreamcake and Sue had a Lemon Meringue Pie one, they were absolutely delish and I was glad I had made it back to her house with them in once piece still after being on the bus.
And we were very good and thoughtful and bought one back for Dale too. I was very well controlled at the show and hardly bought a thing.
We came across a fab nail stall and they were selling these nail art pens.....superb fun! So we had a little play and are well impressed with the goods.
This one is my thumb that I did.
I was rather pleased with my first effort....what do you think?
I saw this gogrgeous Clock Tower on the way to the bus and it looked so beautiful against the sky and just had to take a quick snap.
There didn't seem to be much in mind for the scrappers in us at the craft show, except a few VERY old sheets of PP and lots of MS Punches. mainly the stalls were for cardmakers, needleworkers or knitters.
They really were exquisite.....all the ladies are just soooo talented. I am in awe of their patience and skills. I just would NOT have ANY idea where to start with fabrics and sewing. There were loads more, but I was suddenly made aware that apparently we were not supposed to take any photos....whoops!
Thursday, 10 February 2011
I can show you a piccy now of what I made out of some bazill cardstock from Jill ( I didn't want to blog it until I had given it to her lol). I was totally inspired by this blog post
when I stumbled across it whilst bouncing around different blogs. Although it was easy to make it was quite time consuming, but i am happy with the results :). I made 2 different length garlands for Jill and when I left the shop today she was hanging them in her window :) ( which,by the way, looks totally fabulous with lots of lovely reds, pinks and shiny things and lovely hand made cards, layouts, jewellery and other goodness)
Some of the hearts were straight cut and others I used fancy edge scissors :)
My uber talented and very lovely Sister popped round for a visit on tuesday and bought along some more of her cupcakes for me to sample( its a tough job, but someone has to do it lol) Just feast your eyes on these little beauties....and I can assure you they tasted every bit as scrumptious as they looked. I suggested she try a cake recipe called Red Velvet....and she did!
AND i thought I had died and gone to heaven!!!! They should be made ILLEGAL, they are just utterly evil and tempting and fanblinking tastic!!!!!
Monday and tuesday were quite eventful days.....Monday saw a trip to A & E with Lauren ! She was playing footie at school....with the boys....and she was in goal.....the good news is she stopped the goal going in....the bad news is.....she dislocated her thumb in the process!
Sunday, 6 February 2011
So, this is a heart I decorated with goodies mainly from Cardinal Colours. Jill has the fab polystyrene hearts, pink gingham ribbon, beautiful irridescant and pearlised sequins, prima blossoms and all colours of Stickles in her bricks and mortar shop in Polegate....I just added some other little blossoms, a bow and some feather fluff from my stash.
Can't wait to see them altogether.
I am working on a little something else at the mo too and hope to have that ready in the next couple of days to take to her....hope she likes it. All i will say is it's made from just Bazill cardstock in various shades of pink. Now if YOU need any cardstock at all...in ANY colour....then Jill is the person to visit, she has an AMAZINGLY LARGE collection of Bazill in every colour you could dream of and every style, be it Bling, Swiss Dotted, Metallic, Embossed,In Stitchez, With an edge and many other styles. She does of course sell lots and lots of other 'needful' things too.....if you are in the area I can highly recommend a visit....and if not, well her website is easy to navigate and Jill gives excellent customer service.
Warmest wishes Anita..xxx