Sunday, 30 August 2009

my mojo is back at last

hooray, my lovely creative mojo has come back after quite a while of going in hiding.
i suspect it went missing because i have been very busy at work, in august i went on a works holiday with 4 kids, see bottom for pics
here is a 5x7 canvas i made today, i used sassafrass papers, flowers and gold gems. it is going to be hung in my lounge when it has been decorated.

above are a couple of pictures from my holiday, i could quite easily have stayed up there, the scenery was to die for, the people were all friendly and the homemade pork pies were divine.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

leeds castle minibook

i had such a lovely time at leeds castle with steve, yazmin and nic that i thought i would make a minibook to keep some of the photos in but what to use to make the minibook. not enough mountboard left to make a book ( note to self, remember to go to lovely framers to pick up some free mountboard) but then i spotted a cardboard box that a parcel had came in, so i got to work cutting it up to make the pages for my book, tearing some of the top layer off to reveal the corrugated part of the box. i was going to bind it using my bia but the cardboard was too thick for it so i used my cropodile instead and used bookrings.
i used left over papers, the frame on the front page is actually a magnetic frame from poundland, 6 for £1.00, bit of a bargain i thought.

here are some pics of said book.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Tutu tantram

Below is a pic of my daughter, Yazmin, dressed in her party outfit, all her friends were going out to celebrate one of their 18th birthdays and the theme was coloured tutu's. I made the tutu after she said she wouldn't buy one and asked if i can make one for her, yeah no problem i said.... ha. Luckily i turned out ok and her friends loved it and one of them even said she didn't believe that i had made it, she thought Yazmin had brought it from a shop, now thats a compliment seen as i only finished it thursday night and they went out on friday night.

shopping expedition

today i went shopping with my sister,kath. she asked me the other day and yesterday we arranged for her to pick me up at 10am, well i set my alarm for 7.30 thinking thats enough time to bath, get dressed and do some housework before i leave, no chance, i woke up at 9.15, rushed for a bath, got dressed had my usual coffee and cigarette then it was time to go.

we went to the sugar and spice shop, pinnacle crafts and artbase, all i can say is wow, i felt like a kid in a sweetshop, never been to any of these shops before but am hoping i will go again. they were all overflowing with gorgeous stash which i will admit i bought loads of, it would be rude not to i thought.

below are pics of all the lovely stash i bought.

this is all the lovely stash i brought from the sugar and spice shop which was the first port of call. bargain of the day was the pack of 20 sheets of the whitewash 12x12 card, half price at £4.99 and a huge pack of scallop card in lots of colours for £9.99.

this huge and very heavy pile of stash was bought in pinnacle crafts, the bargains in this shop were the 3 packs of co-ordinating kits for £9.99 each instead of £19.99 each, i got then in pink, teal and blasck and white, they are full of papers, card and loads of embellishments. ohh and a huge pack of patterned paper for £9.99, ideal for layouts and cards alike.

and last but not least was this pile of stash from artbase, note the basic grey stamps with the birdcages on, i had been looking out for them everywhere and now i am the very proud owner of a set, woohoo.

what a great day i had and a huge thank you goes to kath and her boyfriend andrew who drove us there.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

more cards

here are some cards i made today in my new craft room, with my new stamps and coloured in using my promarkers.

my lovely craft room, small and compact

here are some pics of my new craft room, its small but its all mine. i still have to sort some stash out but i am enjoying crafting in my own room.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

couple of cards

here are a couple of cards i made, i used stamped images that my dear sister niki done for me, i coloured them in with my fantastic promarkers, the backing papers are dcwv blossoms and butterflies .

i havent done much of anything over the last couple of weeks due to working too hard but i am going to be scrapping and making cards until my heart is content during my week off work at the beginning of june.

it also looks like my DS will be moving out for real this time which means i get a craft room, if all goes to plan i will post piccies of said room.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

golf and pub dinner

myself, steve, yazmin and her boyfriend went out this afternoon and we went to a local golf club to use the driving range, i hit quite a few over 150 yards, quite good i thought for someone who is left handed but was playing right handed.
we then went to a country pub for dinner, really lovely food.
next weekend we are doing something else then going to another pub for dinner.

blog candy

here is a link to some fantastic blog candy, she is celebrating getting over 50,000 hits on her blog and if you visit it you can see why. loads of inspiration there i can tell you.

Monday, 27 April 2009

catching up on blogging

its been a while, hasn't it.

my promarkers arrived and i love them so much that i brought some more. i now own 41 just another 52 to buy until i have them all. i have been colouring in images to make cards with, i will post some cards once i get the time to make them up.

tomorrow i will be doing the ukscrappers april week 4 challenge and i will post a pic when its done.

i have had a go on with a couple of my lo's, pics are below.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

awaiting postman

i am eagerly awaiting my postman to come banging on my door with my orders of stash and my gorgeous scrapagogo kit, the other parcels are for lovely papers, and my first but not last batch of promarker pens. i have heard such good reviews about these that i had to get some to test for myself. hese might get me using my new stamps that have not seen much of the light of day but i think this will change once i have these in my hand.
i will post pics of my creations once they are done.
off to bed now so i can get up very early to start the stalking.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

blog candy

this link goes to a fantastic blog with gorgeous creative work on it, i have spent a long time looking at the l;ovely work on this blog, take a look for yourself and enter for the blog candy she is offering.
here is the link;

Thursday, 19 March 2009

3d exploding boxes

today i made 3 3d exploding boxes after seeing a blog with some on. anyway i found them really easy to make and i must say i really enjoy making them too.

i have been off work for 2 days and i seem to have wasted them again, i have all good intentions to get loads done but on the day before i go back to work i realise i have done nothing, i then cram in as much as possible before i go to bed.

here is one of the boxes i made today, it won't be the last either.

Monday, 16 February 2009

scrap place

well i am joining the gogo crowd and blogging my scrap area. its in my living room as i like to still feel part of the family when i scrap, obviously my thinking will change when my son eventually moves out and i get his room, lol.

here is the view of my space from the hallway.

it takes up one wall but i could take over the whole room if i had my way, who needs a living room anyway.

here are some ikea drawers i use to store alphas in.

here are my shelves of buttons and primas.

here are my jars full of my gorgeous ribbons.

here is my cake stand full of my paints.
here is my chest of drawers that hold all my cardstock.
here is my cutting area with my beloved cricut.
here is my stickles storage.i hope you liked the little tour of my scrapping space.