Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Amazing Birthday

Wow once again it has been ages since I posted, lots going on.

Firstly here is one of the cards I made for my cousin when she got engaged earlier in the year. I made the envelope from some wrapping paper and then added then gems. The idea from the design came from Pinterest. Slightly addicted to the site - been busy making some covers for my new phone also from the site using scrapbook papers :)

Supplies: Cream card, Black Fineliner, Gems, Kraft Wrapping Paper

It was my birthday almost a month ago now - eeek how scary. Had a lovely time with the family round at the weekend before my birthday then a meal on the day and a trip to the Trafford Centre the day after. And then the week after we went to Florida as one of my presents!!!!  I got to go to Walt Disney World

At Epcot I got to meet Mickey Mouse as well as Minnie, Pluto, Donald, Goofy, Daisy, Stitch, Chip'n'dale, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Can't believe I actually got to go there, didn't think I'd ever get to go.

We did really well for timing when we got to the Magic Kingdom, got to see the street party, one of the shows, the main parade, The Fireworks and the Electrical Parade. Got to see the castle too...

Wishes Fireworks

And got to go to Islands of Adventure to Harry Potter World, which was amazing the ride was fab and the castle and village are just fab. All the details and everything.

Got to get a couple of cards made this week so I should have something new to show you on the next post. XOX

Monday, 3 September 2012

I'm still here....

Been a while - had a week at my boyfriend's helping him, then I don't know where the time has gone, we've had some evenings out to catch up with friends and have been down to college to enroll for my second year of my AAT course - looking forward to it cos I enjoyed last year other than the exams - had forgotten how stressful they are. 

I have been crafting in between everything though - I'll put them on soon and I'm in the process of making a dress. Yes a dress - think it's been about 10 years since I've made a dress and have only ever made 2 eek - funny how some bits have come back really quick and have really struggled with other bits. We've got 3 weddings coming up next year and not much money - so the idea is to make dresses for them and should be able to save a bit of money rather than having to spend a fortune. So up first is this poppy cotton poplin - I love it and thought it would make sense to start with cotton as it doesn't slip as much as some of the other fabrics.

Anyways this is the work in progress - I still need to do the arm holes, the hem and put the zip in the back but not too bad for a 'first' attempt - going to add a little black jacket and some black heels and make a black fabric belt rather than the elastic one to dress it up a bit more but am really pleased with it.

This has basically taken 3 days so far but that included making a muslin of the bodice which I'll have for the next dress - I think I may have lengthened the bodice a bit too much (or not used enough of the seam allowance up) but I want to wear this with a belt, to break up the pattern, anyway so I just need to remember for the next one. Also altered the back from the pattern into a scoop - really like the back of it now - something different rather than just the usual scoop neck or high neck and high at the back. Anyways zip and neatening up the inside (I'm not a tidy sew-ist) in the slightest tomorrow and then it's on hold till my mum or auntie can give me a hand with the arm holes and the hem so I don't have to try and pin it while wearing it myself lol. I'll try and get some better (camera rather than phone) pictures once it's done. But just wanted to show that I have been doing crafty things, I'll stop waffling now you'll be pleased to hear.


PS the pattern was Cynthia Rowley - Simplicity

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Summer Days

Right this is the last post I promise and won't be on here for atleast a week so you'll get a break from me then lol, just thought would get everything on while I've got time and got things to post. Something to do while I watch the Olympics.

Anyways this is the scrapbook page I completed today, from start to finish I might add!!! I can't claim all the credit though I had a fab sketch to follow (see below) the pictures are from a week away in Llangollen we went down to the river nearly every day so we could keep cool cos it was a scorcher of a summer and got a bit warm in the caravan lol.

I added the mist just to the main paper to break up the pattern a bit, the finer bits of the mist haven't shown up on the photo very well but it's not as patchy in real life lol.

I love the little mini alpha stickers I've used them as part of the title as I didn't have much space and to add the place and date too. The flowers and words came in the pack of paper and the scalloped border was hand-drawn and hand-cut.

Supplies: 'Punch of Colour' Papers by CG Essentials (free with Scrapbook Magazine), Thickers by American Crafts (from Scrapagogo Kit), Mini Alpha Stickers by My Little Shoebox, Black Ink Pad, 'Meadow Lush' Cosmic Shimmer Mist

 I would like to enter this layout in the following challenges...

Sketches with a Twist August - Twist use mist or paint

Right thank you for bareing with me through all those posts I will leave you in peace now XOX

Grown-up Shoes

This is one of my favourite layouts - I scraplifted one of my layouts for this one, the circles and photo and title placement are the same on both layouts but for this one I added some swirls for decoration - I used the negative that was left behind from a Cosmo Cricket Die-Cut Sheet to draw the shapes and then cut them by hand. I inked the edges of everything to age is a little. Love the way the colours work together especially as they're not my usual colours.

Supplies: Paper by Me and My Big Ideas, Black Card by Doodlebug, Cream Card by Papermania, Gold Paper by The Paper Shop, Rub-ons by WHSmiths, Foam Letter Stamps, Black Ink Pad, Bronze Ink Pad

I would like to enter this in the following challenge...

Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 167 - Going Around in Circles

Right onto my last post (it will the last one I promise) XOX

Penny Black Bears are Back :)

It's our friends' little girl's First Birthday in just over a week (I think - best check that lol) I'd meant to use my Penny Black Bear Blank Stamps for her new baby card but I couldn't find them at the time so I made sure that I found them in time for her first birthday card. I was just going to put the number '1' in one of the squares but that meant only using one of the bears and he would have been lonely so I spelt the word instead so he could have a friend on the card lol. 

I found all the free papers that have come with my craft magazines over the years - I had a folder full of them so I've been trying to use some of them up, the colours of this paper was perfect for a girly card, reminds me of raspberry ripple ice cream lol.

Supplies: 'Bear Blank 2' & 'Bear Blank 3' Stamps by Penny Black, 'Simple Pleasures' Paper by Kay Miller Designs (free with Scrapbook Magazine), Promarkers, Paint Marker, Raspberry Ink Pad, White Ribbon

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge....

Penny Black Saturday Challenge August - Double the Trouble (use 2 different Penny Black Images)

Right two more posts to go... XOX

Down on the Farm

I was made up when I saw the title of the challenge on the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog...
We used to go away in our caravan for lots of weekends away when I was younger and one of my friends from uni also lived on a farm so I've got albums full of farm pictures, but I had to use these pictures of triplet lambs that needed to be bottle fed, they were named Miss Piggy, Kermit and Gonzo - AKA the Muppets. I had rather a lot of close up pictures of them so had to find a way of getting lots of them on a layout without having pages and pages to do, then I noticed my square punch - not used that in a while but i will def be coming out again soon to do a similar layout.

Supplies: Cardstock by Doodlebug, Pink Glitter Cardstock from The Paper Shop, Rub-ons by Doodlebug

I would like to enter this layout in the following challenge

Sorry but that's not the last of me for today...XOX

Time to take it easy

Yay the sun is finally out (well it was lol), managed to get some crafting done this morning including a scrapbook page from start to finish - now that doesn't happen very often so am very appreciative when pages just seen to come together without too much work. Also managed to get this card done for one of our friends. I kept the colours quite simple but couldn't resist adding a bit of glitter to the front of the high-tops.


 And a close-up - I love this stamp - it just reminds me of summer, probably from travelling round Australia lugging my backpack round lol. But also of kicking shoes off at the beach or the park

Supplies: 'The High-Top' Stamp by Ladybug Crafts Ink, 'Serendipity' Papers by Hot Off the Press (free with Scrapbook Magazine), White Ribbon, Pink Ink Pad, Sugar-Coating by Doodlebug

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...

Right will be back in a mo with some more creations... thought best get them all on while I've got the chance because over to my boyfriend's for a few days next week and will probably forget to post and will miss the challenge deadlines so I will apologise in advance for boring you with so many posts in one day lol XOX

Friday, 27 July 2012

Birthdays 2

And layout #2 before I get distracted lol. my 25th Birthday this time - going backwards (if only lol) this time with a home made white chocolate cheesecake covered and I mean COVERED in chocolate curls. Been trying to get more up to date with my scrapbooking but everytime I get a recent picture scrapbooked I seem to find an envelope or box full of old pictures that I 'need' to do lol. BTW sorry the pictures aren't much good had to use my old camera - should have photoshopped them but wanted to get them on before decide need to do something else instead.

Supplies: 'Anna Sophia' Papers by Bo Bunny, Bronze Ink Pad, Foam Letter Stamps, Ribbon, Brads, Brown Pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenge...

The Happy Scrappers Challenge 3- Birthday Celebrations

Right off to decide whether to attempts another layout or do something else... XOX


Hello, sorry been a long time since I've posted, been meaning to update for ages and something just seems to come up each time... Anyways the theme for this month at the Happy Scrappers is Birthday celebrations - so I've got 2 layouts - they've been half finished for a while and the other one needed reworking a little bit but they're all stuck together now...this is me celebrating my 26th birthday a few years ago (I really need to get up to date with my scrapbooking)

Supplies: 'Blush' Papers by Basic Grey, Ribbons by KI Memories, Black Ink Pad, Black Paint Marker

I would like to enter this layout in the following challenge...

The Happy Scrappers - Challenge 3 - Birthday celebrations

Sorry this is just a short post - thought I should make the effort to get something on here while had a bit of spare time, cos I've been VERY naughty about updating my blog lately. Got another layout to put on too so gonna do 2 in one day cos otherwise I'll end up putting it off and won't get round to posting again for ages... XOX

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Sketch Book

Should be busy revising but instead have been busy drawing sketches of some of my favourite scrapbook pages into my new notebook, have then just printed and cut out the photos of the pages to make my own sketch book. (Was getting fed up of having to get all the scrapbook albums out to find which one it's in or put the computer on to find the picture of it). Yay. Photos to follow once I've decorated the front cover :) That probably will have to wait till after my exams though lol XOX