Monday, 30 July 2012

I scrapped!

OMGoodness it has been such a busy couple of weeks ending in a very theraputic scrapbooking session. I haven't done any scrapping for absolutely AGES so really really really enjoyed doing this layout. I feel a bit rusty and need to do it much more often :-) This page is my entry for July's Challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy The closing date is 31st July at 6pm so if you want to join in you had better hurry! It doesn't have to be a layout, you can do a card or other project if you prefer. Let me know if you do take part.
Do you remember in my last post I showed you the anklette my daughter was going to wear on the beach? Well on the second day of her holiday I had one of those texts no parent wants to receive....Mummy, please don't worry but I've had an accident.....
Yep, one broken ankle :-( It's a long story and has been a horrible week, let's just say I am very grateful to have 2 of my 3 children safely home with me again. My eldest is working in Spain until mid August so I'm still not truly relaxed. Anyway, hope you like the layout, don't forget to keep an eye out for the blog candy that I will be posting up this week. Thanks for looking :-)

Monday, 16 July 2012


On Saturday I was lucky enough to be able to pop to Doncaster to the Summer Crafting Event. The first person I saw was the lovely Kirsty Wiseman. She was there doing make and takes for Fantastic Ribbons so I had a play while we had a quick catch up and made this:
Now the original design is a necklace but as my beautiful nearly 14 year old daughter is off to Spain this week she thought it would be great as an anklette for the beach. She's so cool! I did promise the other day to show you my AFTH tags when I finished them ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Ta da! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
I still have the Kraft one and a smaller one to do but not quite got round to those ones yet :) I hope you like them, it is quite a new style for me but I really do enjoy it. Am hoping to scrap this week.....omg it has been TOOOOO long! I want to join in with the challenges over at The Cupboard Trilogy, anyone fancy joining me? ~ ~ ~ Don't forget to keep an eye on my blog as I am having a bit of a sort out and there will soon be some candy on here!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

What a FABBY day!

On Saturday I was lucky enough to be able to pop over to Art From The Heart in Harrogate to check out their sale and take part in a couple of workshops with Dyan Reaveley and Kaz Hall on their preview day.
I did buy loads of stamping and art journal goodness but also got a mega bargain as they were selling some of the shop fittings....check out the fab paper trays:
So my 12x12 paper and cardstock storage went from this :
To this:
After a gorgeous lunch in the cafe downstairs I went back to the shop to make a cute bag and tag (cut from a Tim Holtz die) with Kaz
And the other side:
Made using the amazing Dylusions Ink sprays and stamps. If you haven't tried the inks I urge you to have a go. They are amazing and so easy to use and produce incredible results. I loved making this and still have the inky fingers to prove it 3 days on :) We made these technique tags with Dyan, again using the Dylusions products and an very clever faux bleaching technique. Dyan has promised to make a video for it so I will post a link when she does (no pressure Dyan!).
These aren't finished yet so will post the finished, decorated tags when I do them!! I had such a good day and came away feeling like I had made some new friends, learnt some new techniques and realised that I need a third job to support my hobby!

Monday, 2 July 2012

So.......It's been a while but I'm back! Blogger has changed so much since I last used it on a regular basis, I can see it's going to take me a while to find my way around. Any tips or links to helpful articles will be much appreciated! I am dipping my toes back into the craft world and hoping to share some sort of creation with you all at LEAST once a week (that's me committing to you!). I haven't crafted regularly for years but am desperate to start scrapping again, it's scary when you haven't done it for a while :( Today I am sharing a card I made for my lovely took me hours I am so out of practise! I took inspiration from the Stampin' Up catalogue. Although I am no longer a demo with them I still adore their products.
The photo was taken on my mobile so not the greatest quality I'm afraid. I hope some of my followers from my other blog will find their way here and egg me on a bit....please leave a comment to say hi, would love to see your blogs too. See you soon! *promise* :)