Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A real quickie

Hi all, just a very quickie. Another busy week, as we are busy painting Emma's room, which is taking waaayyyy longer than anticipated so not much craft going on. Last Wednesday at Craft Den we did some watercolouring with distress inks. I really was not getting on well with it and I get bored if I can't do it, but the last one was not too bad - dont look very closely....!

I have made a card for my friend Emma as she has invited us to a Halloween party to celebrate her new patio (it makes sense if you know her, lol) so I will send this card to accept the invitation, she won't be critical about my watercolouring!

Back to the painting tonight. I need to get Emma back in her own bed as soon as possible. She is sharing with me at the moment and she is the biggest duvet hogger and bed creeper ever. I wake up every morning clinging onto the edge of the bed, with Emma, almost on top of me, snoring away and absolutely no duvet covering the vast expanse of bed on her other side. It's a king size, she does well to travel it all in one night!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge # 17 'Cute'

Hurrah, I have made it for the Anything Goes Challenge this week!! I also saw that we have 100 followers, hurrah again!

This week the theme is cute and I can do cute! While I absolutely love the grungy look, I really have to try hard, but cute comes much more easily!

I have made a House Mouse card. Some time ago Lynne very kindly lent me a couple of her House Mouse stamps and I stamped half a dozen of each to colour later on and here is one. How cute are these little fellas having a shower to wash off all the yummy berry juice. I have used a mixture of copics and promarkers to colour the image and added glossy accent details on the water and the berries. The punches are all MS, bo bunny ribbon and bazzill cardstock, all from Craft Den. The flowers and basic grey paper are from stash.

THE album is finished, duly presented on Sunday and enjoyed. What a relief, mum was really pleased and she took it with us to the lovely family meal we had to show it around to everyone. We had a good lot of my family there, aunties, cousins, family friends etc so it was a really lovely afternoon and time rushed by. Mum had a lovely time as well, which was the main thing. She is going to write on a piece of paper who is who in each layout in her album and put it behind the pages so that Emma knows who they all are in years to come. I am not one for journaling on my pages, but I never thought to put anything for Emma in between each page to tell her about the photo, where it was, what occasion etc. It's a really good idea so I'm going to make a start on that myself as well. Well I have nothing else on at the moment, LOL. Plastering all done, just four rooms to decorate now! Christmas cards started as well. I would sleep if I hadn't caught the crafting disease some years ago now.

Hope you like, K x

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wahey!! at last!! it's finished!!

Well nearly, I have a title to add on the last page, but I collapsed on the floor at 11.50 last night as I stuck the last picture down!

I am talking about the album I have been making for my mum's 60th and it has really been a labour of love and hate in equal measures. She had better like it!

Here are a few of the 34 pages! Hope you like them. I am treating myself tonight to a night on the sofa with Dan watching a film. I will probably nod off!

Sorry for all the pages!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lovely pressies

Hello, I just wanted to share the lovely pressies my sister bought and MADE for me this weekend!

Here is my lovely shabby chic dress iron dress form. Isn't she lovely? I haven't decided what to 'do' with her yet, but I'm quite happy for her not to do anything and just sit there looking pretty next to my jars of flowers and buttons.

BUT... here is the best one....

My sister Liz, who does not like scrapbooking and only did it the other weekend to make some pages for the album for our Mum, this same person MADE me a scrapbook page! She went along to the craft shop with the photo, bought everything she needed, including adhesive and made it for me, how lovely is that?!

no comments on my hair please....

I have just realised that the last time I blogged was 2 weeks ago. We are having stuff done on the house, it's constantly in a mess at the mo, Dan is laid up with his knee after his op, and I am desperately trying to finish the scrapbook album for my mum - just 3 more pages to go for Sunday! Last night I made mum's card so that's a weight off. So sorry I have been awol. I have only just realised I missed the DT for the challenge last week, I am mortified, must get my head down to do the Oriental one tonight, it might be a quick tag, lol!

Here is the card for my mum.

off to get Emma and hopefully fit in another SB page tonight.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mum's album pages

Here are a couple more of the pages done so far for my mum's album.

I did the first two and me and Liz did the second two this weekend. After years of 'er, no thanks' to scrapbooking she actually enjoyed herself , came up with loads of ideas and said she felt like she wanted to scrapbook something Monday night! I'll make a scrapbooker of her yet, lol.