Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WOYWW 163 - the current mess!

WOYWW again and I thought I would share my current workspace - the dining room. My office/craftroom is being decorated and I can't wait for it to be ready and to start putting all my things back up there, and creating a relaxing working and crafting space, but in the meantime my crafting is a bit reduced as I can't find much to craft with!!

Anything Goes Challenge - Lavender and Lace

Here I am again. The novelty will wear off again soon I'm sure. It's easier at the moment as I'm camping downstairs while we decorate the attic/office so I can take photos in my 'photo place' in the kitchen quite easily and quickly. Taking photos is usually the thing I never get around to.

Anyway, Anything Goes have a new challenge this fortnight - Lavender and Lace. Here is my entry, a simple little card, which I think I'll save for my MIL as she loves flowers.

Bye for now K x

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Baby Card

I know, here again. Just having a quick break from my lunch hour spent scraping old paint from door frames!
My cousin Jilly had a lovely little girl a couple of weeks ago, called Betsy Willow. I didn't have chance to make a card before we went to see her, so I got a shop bought card in the meantime...... Now I've had a chance to make one, which makes me much happier :-)  Hope you like. Back to the doors and then back to work. K x

Monday, July 16, 2012

Scrap our Stash Challenge - Stars and Stripes

I have finally made an entry for the Scrap our Stash Challenge this month. I'm a very bad DT member :-( Groovy Deb has taken over the helm and has come up with this fun challenge.

My Stars and Stripes layout is of, Emma, on a pony ride at a fair last summer. The photo is not brilliant, it was taken on my phone, but it’s a lovely memory to share. Dan was leading her up and down, an experience for him as well as he’s not used to horses!

The papers are Bo-Bunny and I’ve raised the stars and the banners on pinflair glue to create a bit of depth around the photo. You can just make out feint stripes I think under the picture in a starburst pattern. My first layout in a long time with no flowers or butterflies on it! See, two posts in two days. A flood after the drought!
Right off to paint. Not the fun kind on paper, but on walls. Doing up the attic/spare bedroom/craft room/computer room and in a right old mess!
K xx

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hello everyone again!!

Well, after my first 'hello again' in January, I disappeared again for 7 months!! Oops!
Busy, busy, busy - there are never enough hours in the day, but I have missed visting my blogging friends and so here I am again.

Just a quickie (best not overdo it!)

I am sharing a card I made this week for my father in law's birthday. I am not good at men's cards, but I saw this in a recent magazine and thought it would be good for a chap's card. My advice here - don't attempt it! LOL! Cutting and sticking those tiny little strips of paper for the beach huts drove me round the twist!! The comments I had back were worth it though!

See you soon I hope and not in another 7 months! :-)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year to all!!!! It's been a long time!!!, I hope you all had a lovely time with your friends and families and best wishes for a lovely 2012!

Well, it's been 3 months since I last blogged. Work has been very busy as I've changed my job and I don't know what I'm doing, lol. Home is always busy and I found I wasn't doing much me crafting, so I decided to have a wee break from blogging.

So I thought I would share my first project of 2012, a card for my Dad, whose birthday is this month. He's an old rocker (he got an air guitar for Christmas. Yes you can buy them, that's not a joke, I know they are supposed to be invisible, lol) so I thought these old stickers I have had lying around for a while would suit him perfectly!

The papers are K & Co, Sera, Sera, bling and sequin waste from stash.
It's also my lovely Mother in Law's (Wendy) 70th Birthday this month as well and I have made a Tilda card for her. I can't remember what this Tilda is called, but she's doing a lovely 'hurrah' in the air, so she's lovely for birthdays. We are off down to 'Naarfek' (Norfork to normal northerners) this weekend for some lovely celebrations. That's me back off the diet, Wendy feeds us too well! Short one today, don't want to overdo it straight away! Have a lovely week K xx

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge #51 - Die cuts and Punches

Here we are again, these challenges come round so quickly don't they?! This time our theme over at Anything Goes Challenge Blog is

Die cuts and/or Punches

I do believe I have one or two of these, LOL and I am betting that most of you do as well!

I have made this card for my daughter, Emma who is 5 on Friday - wuh?! where did that time go? I only had her last saturday! Well she has asked for enough toys on her list to fill the past five years of birthdays anyway, I groan everytime the toy adverts come on, she wants everything!

All the Marrianne Design dies are from Craft Den, together with the 8x8 card, bo bunny cardstock, bling, paper roses, stickles, and a great selection of Martha Stewart punches, with some lovely snowflakes just in. The image and the lace are from my stash. At this stage I am still making Emma's cards to please myself, she hardly notices cards when she is opening presents! When she asks for a Hannah Montana card I will give in and buy one, lol. Although she is more likely to ask for Batman..

Please come along and join us at Anything Goes Challenge Blog. We had an amazing amount of entries last time, over 580!! Apologies if not everyone recieved a comment, we were overwhelmed, and very chuffed!! Thanks for all your amazing entries!

I realised I didn't post any of my recent scrapbook pages either for a while, so here goes :-)

This was my September entry as DT member for Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog, our theme in September was Grids. I don't really do straight lines in my scrapbooking very often, so I softened the background grid pattern with bunting and flowers and curved edges to my photos.

The theme for October is 'Using a favourite Quote'. Come along and join in!

Here are my last few Craft Den scrapbooking class layouts.
This layout was free reign so we all chose our own papers and went in our own directions. I used the Prima Springtime collection papers for a photo of Emma when she was just about 9-10 months old in a huge dining chair at Granny and Grandpas. The lovely flower border along the bottom is a Martha Stewart border punch, which we have worked out how to double punch to make this border. I cut flowers and fairies from coordinating papers and added Tim Holtz grunge board letters coloured with versa magic ink and glossy accents. This layout is using more lovely Prima papers and a corrugated card and ribbon heart and frame design designed by Lynne. I have had these Disneyland Paris photos for a couple of years just waiting to be used and I thought these papers were perfect for the fairyland atmosphere of Disney. Yes, that is me wearing Piglet ears. I love Piglet...

The last was another free reign with an option to copy Lynne and use these lovely Bo Bunny papers. I completely copied Lynne, as I loved her layout with the trees and birds! Emma is running around my mum's garden with string for my mum's cat Millie to chase. She absolutely loves Millie and thankfully Millie is one of those lovely compliant and well natured (and quite stupid) cats who put up with an lot!!
Thanks for looking, see you again soon! K xx