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Thursday, 26 June 2008

More blog candy

Becky's giving away even more candy. Just tell her your fav celebration to be in with a chance of winning

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Heres my card for this weeks challenge - Friendship.

Its a very plain card for me, but I just fancied doing a touch of watercolouring and thought it is such a lovely image it doesn't need much fuss. I have put a drop of crystal laquer on the 2 ladybirds and a tiny fabric daisy on the main flower. Unfortunately the photo doesn't do this card justice, it really is quite pretty.

Blimey he's 10 already !

Here's the cards I have just made for my son's birthday tomorrow. As you can tell he will be 10, he seems to be growing up so fast, I can't believe how fast this years gone. The number card is from me and his dad, and the cool dude is for his sister to give him.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Blog Candy

Becky at Becky's Happy Crafting Place has got some great candy to give away. Check out her blog for details.

Also Caz over at A Stamping & Chirping Corner has some candy to give. Heres where you'll find her blog

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

Thought I'd enter my mini book in the Arty Girlz challenge 'Hint of Pink'

My 1st Mini Book

I was looking around some crafty sites at the weekend for a bit of inspiration and saw a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for what they called a meander book. They used the Bind it all machine to hold together. There is also a video demonstration on docrafts for a maze book which is very similar, but tied closed with ribbon.

This is my 1st attempt and I am rather pleased with the finished mini book. It is made with one sheet of double sided 12x12 paper, I used a sheet from the K & Co neopolitan range and two 3x3 squares of pearlescent card for the front and back covers.
I made a few tags that either slot in the top or the side, out of another sheet of the same K & Co paper.
I decided to use ribbon, threaded through holes punched through every layer using a crop-a-dile to hold it all together.
The majority of embellishments are again from K & Co, along with lots of ribbon.
The last page has a pull out list of words that describe my beautiful daughter.

I think its quite fun and when I showed it to her she said "mum this is really cooool" so I think she liked it and she can't wait to show it to all her class mates at school.
After I showed it to the girls at work they all said they will get their photos together and asked me to make one for each of them. Looks like I'm going to be busy for a while.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Blog Candy Quiz

Make sure you check out Nikki's Card Creations she is giving away the most gorgeous blog candy.Heres a link Nikki

It's great to be back

At last I have managed to make a few things lately, fathers day cards and grandad cards, forgot to photo them though. Never mind they were all well received earlier today. I have also been decorating some jars that I keep my flowers in. I used co-ordinating papers and ribbons and decorated the tops with one each of the flowers they contain.
I have a few more to do but I am pleased with them so far. I am planning on decorating some pots and jars to keep my pens etc in and I might attempt some boxes too. I haven't done anything like this before, its quite addictive once you start. Oh dear another addiction, still could be alot worse. Anyway I'm off to raid the recycle bin for empty jars. Bye x

Monday, 9 June 2008

The Craftroom Transformation Challenge Day 12

Finally finished, YIPPEE! Everything back in, not properly sorted and labelled yet, but I'll do it little by little once my new labelling machine arrives.

I'm back at work tomorrow, (well actually in about 6 hours) but I'm really pleased that I completed my craft room transformation challenge within my 2 weeks off. I even got to spend today in the garden, sitting in the sun and playing with the children.

Looking forward to crafting again. But for now I need to go to sleep. Good night all.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

The Craftroom Transformation Challenge - Day 10/11

Yesterday did the finishing touches to the revamped furniture and secured all the shelves in place. Next job set up hubby's computer desk and reconnect everything for him, unfortunately I have to share the spare room. Got my modem, broadband and telephone reconnected so I'm back online again. I'm really pleased with how the rooms looking and today I have started to put my craft stuff back in. Still need to sort out, label and decide where to put everything, but I think I'll just put stuff in and then once I start crafting again I can figure out if its handy to use and I'll jiggle things about a bit. Can't believe its taken so long to do such a small room, but on the plus side, I've found stash I'd forgotten all about and hopefully it will inspire me knowing where everything is and having it all close to hand.

Monday, 2 June 2008

The Craftroom Transformation Challenge - Day 8/9

Yesterday I gave my craft desk an undercoat and the wardrobe a coat of crisp white gloss, then the whole family took a trip to our local Ikea. I told my husband my idea for shelves across the whole wall and we decided on a range that you buy each piece seperately and build up your own design. We worked out what was needed and when we got it home my dear hubby assembled the frame work and screwed it all to the wall.

Today I gave the wardrobe a final coat of paint and the desk a couple of coats of gloss. Then me and the kids went back to Ikea (hubby is back at work today poor thing ) I bought loads of brackets and shelves and some new door handles to bring the old painted furniture up to date.

The Craftroom Transformation Challenge - Day 7

It took me all day to paper a 9x9 room, thank goodness it wasn't a patterned paper. Still thats another job finished and the room is looking lovely, its a shame to put anything back in and mess it up again.

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