I have been busy, last weekend I went to a local crop. I really enjoyed myself and will defiantly be going again. I have also discovered a new craft shop, however it will be closing on December 15th- I can't believe I had not discovered it before. I bought this Rusty Pickle Halloween kit from the shop. I am pleased with the outcome. I have stolen the pocket Idea and made my own book up.
I have joined a team on UK scrappers (Brazzill Nuts) They are a very friendly bunch. I have taken on one of their challenges set by one of the team members. It is all to do with breast Cancer awareness. The Journelling reads...
Jess, We don’t know what life holds for us. In years to come I will show you this page. When you were little it was me who looked out for your lumps and bumps. Now you are older and they have grown whether they are big or small I don’t know, only time will tell. All I ask is that you now check for lumps and bumps and keep yourself safe by checking out any little lump. Love Mummy
I really wanted to take part in the UK Scrappers Birthday crop, there are such fantastic classes. I have never done one before and wanted to have a go. However, I am still in the middle of my Christmas cards and didn't want to get distracted from the task in hand. I therefore have used the class from Banana Frog and used this idea to make a Christmas card. I am not sure if this is allowed but I still gave it a go. The card has been scanned and as a result has shown all of its imperfections.
Had a great weekend away. It did however take us four hours to get there! Time spent on the beach and the lake (rowing and looking for pirates) No craft done this weekend - so here are a few photos of the weekend.
Well it is fair to say I have spent more time on the computer than craft.
I posted an opinion poll on UK Scrappers about Peel-Offs. I suggested that they looked tacky and the main consensus is that they do. However, saying that I have seen some excellent examples of peoples work where they looked great. I still feel that without a lot of faffing they look cheep. So with that in mind I went on the hunt for an alternative quick and effective way of wording. I came up with a fantastic find. On http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/ ( Sorry for some reason when you click on this link, it is one of those websites that won't let you use the back option, it may be better to open it in a new tab - I find it so annoying) there is a video that shows how to make your own transfers using your printer and a sheet of acetate. So this is what I have done. Sorry about the pictures, I am still getting to grips with my new camera (Nikon D40 ).
Well it is now the evening and I have achieved something - I tidied and rearranged my craft table down stairs. I have come to the conclusion that I need to come up with some sort of device that tells me what to create and how to crate it. By this I mean I need something to say weather I should make a card,do a scrapbook page etc. and what supplies to use e.g. stamps, buttons, ribbon.
Well it's Monday again and I feel exhausted after the weekend. Owain is under the table at the moment terrorising what he can find that has been discarded, I think I will have to type this later on. I have been doing a fair bit of craft but have not managed to get round to putting it on my blog. I have even got my sister and Rich involved.
I made this decopage card topper the other night, however I don't think I will be using it as a card topper it is far too thick. I used to wrong sticky pad things. See the side photo to see what I mean.
I have discovered my lettering stamps - loving embossing at the moment.
Feeling a bit better now. It is a good job Rich had a PTA meeting because it gave me time to calm down. I have straightened my hair which has made me feel a whole lot better, I think I need to go on a clothes shopping spree. However, when I spend money on clothes all I can think about is what I could have got if I spent it on craft - so I think it will have to be e-bay.
Well after having discovered that the car needed an MOT ( 2hours later and £55 ) I managed to do a few cards. I am persevering with the papermania box, but have moved away from the traditional design to the designer box, I find the colours easier to work with.
My dining room table well!!!!! Please bare in mind that if this was all the craft stuff I had it would be fine but I have a whole room dedicated to my Craft upstairs. It is down here at the moment so if I have a spare few minutes between children stuff I can pick up my glue stick.