Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge # 27 'Congratulations' and a go at a man's card!

Here we are again, week 27 on Anything Goes. Lots of great entries last week for Animals, I have not finished getting round them all yet.

This week the theme is 'Congratulations'. Dan's cousin has just had a baby girl and I was planning a card for her so this theme came in handy!

I have used a Sugar Nellie image and the lovely Prima papers from Craft Den, my old faithful nesties for the frame and some sequin waste underneath. I double tied some coordinating ribbon round the paper and added some blingy bits of course. MS punch for the butterflies. Everything from Craft den except the buttons from stash.

I also made an attempt at a man's card this week for my uncle. I used some graphic 45 paper, a Tim Holtz embossing folder, Paper Artsy bird die and a Maya Road flourish, painted in gold dabber paint, with a Tim adage ticket. I don't normally do grungy, but I am quite pleased with this, I hope my uncle likes it. Everything from Craft Den of course!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge #26 - Animals

The theme at Anything Goes Challenge Blog this week is 'Animals'.

I have made a page of my cat George, sitting and looking pathetic by his food bowl. I scraplifted the idea for this layout from a lovely layout posted on Tracey Jackson's Running with Scissors blog recently. She makes some lovely things. I thought the bubble shapes were perfect to put George's thoughts into. It reads: 'Please feed me, I am wasting away!' George weighs around 17lb and is in no danger of wasting away anywhere. He is very greedy, hence the begging by the bowl and he is very lazy and doesn't really move very often, except for when I walk in the direction of the kitchen and then he is up and running to his bowl. In fact this last week, he has had trouble getting through the catflap and I've had to set up a litter tray in the kitchen. I am hoping that if he can't get out, then he's not visting any other catflap resturants for a while and he might shift some weight. Otherwise its a gastric band and liposuction! Or being made into a pair of slippers as Dan threatens! He loves him really.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Craft Den November ATC Challenge

The theme this month for the Craft Den ATC challenge is 'Let it Snow'. I have made a little image with some Basic Grey christmas papers and a lovely craft individuals stamp. I gave her a quick colour wash with copics, I didnt want her to look very precise, and added glossy accents to the poinsettia and her hat and boots.

I am really struggling with taking good photos now as the light is so rubbish so I hope you can see her. There is a strip of lace down the right hand side, which is not very easy to see. The tiny snowflakes I punched with a free punch which came with one of the card making magazines this month, I cant remember which one. I added a dot of viva pearl pen to the centres.

Everyhing at Craft Den. Hope you can join our swop this month!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Have I been scrapbooking, or what?...

Well yes I have.. I have been a busy bunny and have completed 5 scrapbook pages this week! I have been on a roll (actually 6 but one is for the next AG challenge this Tuesday!).

I hope you like them, I had serious fun this week making them, AND the house is clean, LOL!!!

This is Emma and one of her famous grumpy faces. I love my dad's face, he is finding it very amusing. I completed this at the lovely crop we had at Craft Den on Thursday night. The papers are Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice. The very big flower is a gigantic punch which Lynne has just got in, in the retro flower range, love it!.

Here is Emma playing with Dan's headphones this summer. The papers are Bo Bunny Olivia. I have used Tim Holtz tattered rose Sizzix die for the flowers, which is fab. and some bling of course!

This is Emma in her 'grandad jumper' as we called it pulling funny faces. She's about a year old here and soo cute. The papers are Bo Bunny Peacock something, can't remember exactly. Can you see a theme here, lol! The butterflies are from a craft fair about 2 years ago so its about time I used some and the colours matched beautifully here.

'A Grumpy, Little Fairy' is the title of this one. Can you also see a theme concerning Emma's facial expressions? Lol, she is a one. These are Basic Grey papers (phew not Bo Bunny this time) Jovial range and they are just devine. The mega punch has come out again for this page!

Last but not least this is Emma at about 18 months playing with my mum's cat in the garden. These are Prima papers and they are soo lovely. Lynne has some new ones in last week. I have used the mega punch again and a sizzix die I got in their sale last year which I love as the huge leaves in this page.

Everything from Craft Den as usual!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge #25 - Let it Snow

Another week in Anything Goes land and this week it is 'Let it Snow'. We had 140 entries for our theme of 'Emboss it' as of 2 minutes ago which is very lovely.

I have done another scrapbook page for my entry this week. What with one thing and another, I have not been to scrapbooking at Craft Den for ages and I have this major urge to fill my house with layouts. It will pass but I'll be busy scrapbooking in the meantime!

Here is the lovely Em, playing in the snow last Jan and the sign I bought for her to go in the garden just to make sure that 'you know who' didn't miss her at Christmas. It was quite easy when she was much smaller, she had no concept of Christmas, never mind Father Christmas. Now we have to make sure he visits and he knows what she wants. She is very worried about how he will come down the chimney. We just tell her that he is magic, which all 4 year olds accept without question. The threat that he is watching and she has to be good is also quite handy!

I have used the new Magnolia papers just in at Craft Den and Bo Bunny Winter Joy paper. I created the edge by simply cutting along the criss cross pattern and punching a hole with my crop-o-dile. The snowflakes are cut from glittercard using a new MD die, again from CD this week. I love it, the snowflakes are just yummy. I finished it with some textured and starry ribbon and some letters from stash covered in stickles. Everything from Craft Den, except the letters.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge #24 - Emboss it and a wet pumpkin

Here is week 24 again on Anything Goes Challenge Blog. I am extremely late this week as I had to go away for work, but better late than never.

The theme this week is 'Emboss it!' I visited Lynne this afternoon to get my mojo back and I really enjoyed doing the page so I think it worked!!

I have done a scrapbook layout of you know who. The patterned paper is Magnolia. The big stars are wooden shapes dabbed with silver range dabbers and then embossed with a silver and white glitter embossing powder. The small stars are cut from mirri card with a sizzix die and then embossed (the pink ones) and debossed (the silver ones) with cuttlebug embossing folders and the title is made using Tim Holtz embossed grungeboard letters, bought from Craft Den this very afternoon. (I have three packs now, every time Lynne puts them on offer I buy them. I love them!)

I have put a bit of pearlescent pink/white sequin waste underneath the photos to add a final depth.

The paper, wooden stars, embossing folders, dew drop ink, Tim alphas, mirri card (silver) all from Craft Den, few other bits from stash.

I also did a page last week of Trick or Treat this year. Well, it was a washout wasn't it. Emma was drenched, me and Dan were drenched, but Emma didnt seem to mind, she was getting sweets in her new tin. She did get a new attack of shyness this year and so mummy spent most of the time talking for her, while she launched herself straight at the sweets on offer. The papers are Bo Bunny Boo Crew, which I love and I had a second helping from Craft Den again this year and a Bo Bunny Dot cardstock and a Bazzil swiss dot purple cardstock. I just love these colours. I am not really one for muted tones...

The spiddies, ghosts and boos were a sizzix die I bought in a bargain bin years agao and forgot I had last year. I coated them all with glossy accents to make them shine and the letters are a mixture of some blank chippies, left white and glossied as well. I used an MS punch to create the wrought iron fence look on the strip across the middle and colour my world templates for the shapes.

Everything from Craft Den except the Sizzix sizlit die..

Hope you like, K x

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge #23 - The Letter 'B'

Here we are again, I know everyone says this, but where did last week go? I only just realised last night that I was late with posting my entry for the Anything Goes Challenge this week. Last night blogger was mean and wouldn't let me post anything so here goes again.

The theme this week is The Letter B

I am having that kind of week again. I have been to the vets today with my poorly boy (he is now nearly 17lb, I hardly feed him, he must have a vast network of catflap restaurants he visits in the minute amount of time he spends not sleeping), been to the lauderette (because of poorly boy, nuff said), had the roofer around again to look at our leaking roof, which he described as 'one of those jobs' sigh, he told me to give him a ring if it leaks again. "I have you number now, I can ignore it!!" Nice... I hope he was joking... and been to one garage now to get a quote on the damage to Dan's car as one of our neighbours hit it while we were away for the weekend. Roll on Saturday..

Anyhoo, here is my entry for this week. I have 'had a go' at grungy look. I love grungy, I love looking at it when someone else does it, but I find it soo hard. In my core I like pretty things and bright colours I think, but I hope you like it. Just loving that butterfly die.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cutest little pumpkin!!

Just a quick post with a couple of piccies of Emma dressed as a pumpkin and trick or treating last night. I bought her a new spider costume but she wanted to wear last year's pumpkin outfit, which was a bit of a tight fit! It was also bucketing it down and we were drenched so we did not stay out as long as we did last year. Her new trick or treat tin was full anyway, so she's got enough sweeties to last for a while!

Anything Goes Challenge #22 Halloween - try again blogger!

I have just realised that this post was showing waayy down the list for some reason as if I had posted it at the start of Oct, not sure what was going on with blogger, gremlins for Halloween! Here it is again!!

Well what else would the theme be this week on Anything Goes Challenge Blog!
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:

Come and join us, you know you want to!!

PS Just had the busiest week EVER and have seen that I have missed loads of lovely blogposts, I will be catching up on everyones lovely things soon!