Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge # 21 'Black and White'

This week on Anything Goes, the theme is Black and White.

I have made a scrapbook page of Emma playing in the snow last January and I have gone a bit mad with the glitter.

I punched a piece of Bo Bunny paper with MS deep lace edged punch down one side, added liquid pearls and crystal stickles, then layered a small strip of Artsylicious foiled detailed paper underneath. I have covered the doily, the edge of the BB paper, the felt flowers, the letters and the poinsettias with glitter/stickles. My face is covered, my laptop is covered (if it breaks I'll have to plead ignorance at work), the table is covered, my clothes are covered, if you look closely, it's also stuck all over the photos and I can't get it off, lol... I have used glamour dust, which is fabulous (but gets everywhere) and some crushed glass twinklets. You might just be able to see the acrylic poinsettias underneath, which I have edged with white Stazon.

Hope you like it and that you can join us at Anything Goes this week. The paper, glamour dust, liquid pearls, stickles, glossy accents, large paper poinsettias, crystal swirl and acrylic poinsettias are all from Craft Den. Lynne also has some similar doilies in stock.

I have also finished the Craft Den layout from last week, using the lovely Bo Bunny Olivia papers, the new Doo Hickey Magnolia dies, MS and retro flower punches and some lovely velvet/organza ribbon now in stock. I have stocked up on every colour for my traditional Christmas cards, and it looks lovely pleated under a paper strip on this layout. I have added a title with letters from my stash. The photos are a bit dark, but it's Emma on her first birthday looking intently at the contents of a box she has just unwrapped. I can see the lovely clear floor space in the bay window behind her, lol you can't get to the window for toys now!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Who, me?

Dan thought this cartoon in the Metro this week was me (even down to the blonde bob haircut)and thought it was extremely funny! Can't see myself in it really.....

Monday, October 11, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge # 20 Ribbons

Wow, week 20 already, time flies when you are having fun!

This week the theme over at Anything Goes is 'Ribbons'. I have been playing with the lovely Bo Bunny Olivia papers and the coordinating dotty cardstock (checkout that gorgeous petrol colour) and ribbons from Craft Den. I have even made some of my ribbon flowers, which I haven't done for ages. I had to get the glue dots out.

The layout is Emma last week on her 4th birthday. I collected her early from nursery with the new bike in the boot and we went to the park. It was very funny as she can peddle but not steer, so Dan had to launch himself after her quite a few times as she was heading for a tree while looking at a squirrel! She had a play in the playground as well and made these silly faces as I was taking photos, she's in that stage at the moment! Then we went to Pizza Hut, her favourite, for tea.

Under the pictures you can just see tucked away a journaling tag with ribbon pulls ready to pull out. Bo Bunny papers, cardstock and ribbon from Craftden. Letters and buttons from stash.

Hope you like and come and join us at Anything Goes this week. Who can resist ribbons, lol!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blog award - thank you Lynne!!

I got this lovely blog award from Lynne at Craft Den - thank you Lynne, I am very pleased you thought of me, only my second one ever!

It's 11 o'clock at night, my visiting in laws are in bed, Dan is fast asleep next to me and as I can't get into my craft room, aka my office, aka the spare bedroom, I am sitting up with my laptop, with the slowest connection ever visiting WOYWW sites!

night night!

WOYWW - hello!

I have not done WOYWW for a long time, as my office is also my crafting space and unfortunately my employers seem to expect me to work every day for my salary, lol! But last night I only had a few things out to make some Christmas cards. I have stamped a lot of my Christmas images ready for colouring but that's as far as I got last night.

You can also spy another project I have just finished on the left. I have shamelessly copied Gez (check out her lovely version) and decorated a tub for Emma to use to trick or treat for Halloween. I have made mine more 4 year old friendly!

A mixture of Bo Bunny 'Boo' and Graphic 45 Alice in Halloween papers to decorate.
A MS iron gate punch for the top of the paper
A lovely crotcheted black ribbon round the bottom, and a selection of ribbons tied round the handle.
Prima flowers, stickles and confetti shapes and some great Halloween die cuts that Lynne gave me last year
Everything from Craft Den, except the crochet ribbon and the flowers.

Now I have to decide if I can bear to let Emma use it as no doubt there will be rips and tears by the end of the evening!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge # 22 Halloween

Well what else would the theme be this week!

I have been rather happily making Halloween cards for a few weeks with some Bo Bunny and Graphic 45 papers from Craft Den. The Bo Bunny papers are actually from last year, but they are so yummy I bought extra to use this year as well.

Here is my challenge entry this week:

Pop over to Anything Goes to join in.

Anything Goes Challenge # 19 'Christmas has come early'

I missed last week's challenge as I was too busy decorating, but the room is almost ready now and I have a bit of time this week to do some crafting.

This week on Anything Goes Challenge Blog the theme is 'Christmas has come early!'

I have made a Christmas card with a LOTV stamp I bought at the Harrogate paper fair in September. She is very sweet and easy to colour, which for me is the main thing!

I have used my copics to colour her, added stickles (of course !), and teamed her with the new Bo Bunny Christmas papers. Aren't they just lovely colours? I have cut her out and mounted using nesties and then added poinsettia and twinklet details, also a purchase from Harrogate (birthday money was gone in a flash, lol) Everything but the stamp and flowers from Craft Den.

Why don't you pop over and join us this week and get into the festive spirit!!

Also pop over to Lynne's blog as well to see the details on this month's ATC swap, the theme this month is Autumn.

K x

Emma's card

Hi, just had a lovely, but busy weekend at my mum's. First we whizzed over to a 10th anniversary party on Friday night, seeing some friends that we had not seen for ages. Then we all had a trip out to Blackpool on Saturday. We went in the tower, looked at the aquarium, a dance show in the ballroom, a very strange 3D dinosaur film and then the circus. It was very good, but a bit long and not really aimed at children (it was Chinese acrobats) so Emma got bored after a while. Then we tried to do the lights but by the time we managed to get onto the promenade it was already 8.30. After 45mins of crawling along, Emma was bored and we decided to call it a night, so it was disappointing in the end. Never mind, we will forget the circus and start the lights earlier next year to see a bit more.

Emma is 4 this Thursday and I made her a card last night with some lovely disney chipboard princesses that I got ages ago and some old daisy bucket papers I still had in my stash. The 4 is a Tim Holtz grungeboard number, inked with a versa magic ink pad and sprinkled with glamour dust. I punched some coordinating flowers from the same papers with retro flower punches. Everything except the princesses are from the Craft Den.