Friday, August 27, 2010

Be Prepared

At least i think that was the motto of the Girl Guides when i was one, oh so many years ago. With that in mind i thought that i would get an early start on my Christmas cards, so here is what i have done so far.
The idea came from the mini autumn Stampin Up catalogue and funnily enough all the products i have used come from SU as well.
 Now with all of the scraps i made these cute Christmas tags and mini cards.

I love these and the stamp set in particular, it's called Winter Post.

Must dash i have an 18th male birthday card to make which is a month overdue. (not very good for a godmother i know) but i did want to give it to him in person which i will do on Sunday.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Another week has gone by. Gosh they sure are flying by.
On Friday night i had a night of crafty goodness with Susan and Tracey
although not much craft was done, a lot of talking and ooing and ahing over Tracey's
vintage aprons and Susan's lovely needlework.
This card was the only real crafty thing i did.
I did however make this card on Saturday.
and late last night i was sewing the buttons and flowers on my crocheted crochet bag (do you get it) its to hold my current crochet project in. The pattern for this bag is free from the talented Lucy at Attic 24.
Earlier in the week the postman delivered this...Joe and i had been waiting not very patiently for it to arrive.
Our very own SLR digital camera. Yes we are going to share it and as he was home from school and i was at work when it arrived i said that he could have the first play. Very generous of me i thought seeing as i was the one that actually paid for it.
So here are a few shots that Joe has taken.
Our first blossoms from the nectarine tree.
A daisy. (the macro feature is amazing) Actually i think i took this one.

and REALLY the close up portrait feature on this is just way to good.You can see just about every pore on my face.
OK, that's it folks
have a good night

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lots of photos

Hi how is everyone. Hope you are all having a great weekend.
I have spent the last 15 minutes trying to get my photos and text up in this new format so once again i apologise if everything is askew.
OK so far so good. Here is a simple card i made for my friends daughters birthday, coloured with my copics.

and the inside of the card.

and two photos of Joe's stripey grandma blanket. L O V E it. I think that its the colour combo that makes it so eye catching. The minute it was of the crochet hook Joe had it on his bed.
Some Sunday cooking. Gee can you guess what type of jam this is. Cut out with my dear cricut.

I am very short of male cards so i put some thought into it and this is one i came up with. The present is cut by the cricut and all of the papers are from my Cocoa Daisy monthly Kit and i just had to use my ticket die and stamps.

Hopefully this one will pass for a male card as well, it is made from leftovers of a LO which is up next

This was made entirely with a Coco Daisy kit, every kit comes with an acrylic stamp (that sold it for me) and here i have clear embossed it in two corners.
Now the next LO is made with papers that i received from the lovely Tereesa for my birthday and this LO is very very simple but it tells a story and that is how i am feeling right now (no that's not true, how i was feeling on Wednesday) am glad to say that i have got passed that little hiccup, but i thought it would be good to write about my feelings. Click on the photo and you can read it. To me this is the whole point of scrapbooking, the journalling, the feelings, writing something as if i was speaking so that in years to come my family will know how i was feeling as well as how i looked. OK that was pretty deep-have i lost you yet.
so here is the LO

see very simple but quite effective.
OK that's me done.
Enjoy your week everyone..

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

All finished

Yes another quick post, i am just about to finish Joes stripey blanket (working on the border) so no paper projects will be done until thats finished. Here is Caitlins finished 18th album and wait until you see the pom pom trim it cost me an arm and a leg so please admire it.

A cute little paper flower i made and some gorgeous tickets that i made with my new PTI stamps and cutter.

My favourite SU stamp set (i have used it on quite a few projects)
A little pocket to put extra photos in
Paper ric rac made with another new cutter from PTI and here is a glimpse of my beautiful pom pom trim.

This blank space is for journalling bit i will get Caitlin to do that herself.
Ok on to the crocheting.
hope you are all well and happy
bye for now

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A weeks worth

OK i am trying to work out how this new blogging format works so if everything is all over the place i am sorry.
Here is my third scarf all ready to be given to my friends daughter. So far i have made four all for gifts and am a bit scarfed out now.

So far so good although my text is now in the middle.
Isn't this crocheted butterfly just gorgeous. Here is the link where you can find the video it really is quite easy. I have made about 10 so far, some with magnets and some with clasps to go on coats.

Joe did some baking on the weekend and there are my fingers all ready to grab one. They were delicious  but not very diet friendly.
Here is a quick card i made this afternoon for one of our volunteers.
And last but not least is Caitlin's 18th album. Well the front anyway i will post the rest later in the week. I was given this album as a birthday present from the lovely Tereesa all i had to do was cover/decorate it and add the photos. The journalling still needs to be done and Caitlin will need to do that as i don't know the name of all of her Uni friends yet.
OK now my text is to the side mmm very strange. Linking is much easier but i have found putting the photos in harder.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Thanks for stopping by