Skip to main content

I'm so bad

I have neglected my blog a bit this week, my busy weekend last week turned into a really busy week. Firstly I had made some goodies for Craftwork Cards using the Spellbinders and Candi, but sometimes I don't like what I make. I was not happy with some of my cards. These projects are going with Sue and Julie to CHA in America next week along with all of the projects from the rest of the design team. The stand at the show will be based around all our efforts and I wasn't too happy with everything. Then at the 11th hour I came up with some ideas and two scrapbook pages and I was back in the game.Sneak peeks only I'm afraid at the moment.
I will post everything once we get the go ahead, I'm excited to see what the rest of the DT create and to see what sort of reception the projects get. 
I then had to go down to London for three days with work and by the time I got home I was worn out, not a thing has been done over the last couple of days and here we go its the weekend again. Time to catch up on everything and prepare to go back to London for two more days work.This morning I decided I was going to get all of the house work and washing out of the way and as a reward I could have Sunday as my crafting day. Well with a reward like that I got everything out of the way and felt a need to purge my craft room of 'stuff' that is just there and has been for some time, perhaps shifting some of this might inspire my creativity again. Not such a good idea I'm surrounded by it all again,so its all going back and I'm going to do one box or cupboard at a time.
So while I am busy with that here is a page for you to look at, this was one I made recently when my scrapbooking buddy visited, I used one of the sketched from this fabulous book as the basis. I also used my Sarah's Cards kit from February, I love the colours.
My 'featured' thing at the moment seems to be cutting out flowers from the patterned papers. I have had some beautiful papers recently that all called out to be cut up this way. Right I hope I am now forgiven for neglecting you, I'm going to do the ironing then my craft room will need me.


kath said…
I'm sure your samples will be gorgeous as always...I had some doubting moments too..can't wait for the full reveal...hugs kath xxx

Popular posts from this blog

Vine Tutorial

On Monday morning I took part in the UKScrappers blog hop, who would have predicted the response to the flowers I had made for the layout. In particular the rose vine. I was flabbergasted, but promised I would let everybody know how I had done it. If anybody does make one of these vines please could you credit me and if posted in a blog I would appreciate a link back to me.
I was absolutely inspired by the gorgeous Prima vines, I have purchased many but due to the cost they remain in my stash, I am too frightened to use them because they are not cheap. They fall into the category of  'waiting for a special projrect'. This made me challenge myself to see if i could make something similar.
 Firstly you will need to gather your supplies
Florist wiresflorist paper tapepaper flowers - they need to have a 'tail' on them, I used these card stock to make leaveseither a leaf punch or die to cut leaves, I used these distress ink Cut as many leaves as you think you will need and ink …


Over the last few years sources one of my favourite sources of inspiration and a 'go to' for getting your creativity going again has become Pinterest. I think I use it almost as much as google. I recently saw this layout and knew I wanted to lift it. Here is the result

I loved its simplicity and I was able to use a photo that is almost 30 years old. See those scrabble type tiles, Ive had them years and was happy I could use some on here.

Guest Designer

Over on the Scrap Addicts Blog I am the last guest designer for this month. There has been a series of layouts posted this month based on the theme of large photos. My 'go to' photo size is the standard 6x4"but I also favour 3x4" for layouts with multiple photos. 
When I do use larger photos I like them to be at a stage in my scrapbook that shows a change in topic or location, almost like a new chapter.
I chose a very large photo 8 x 10 for this layout, with a large image like this all of the decorating can be lined up on one side but to make everything link up I like to overlap onto the photo.
I had the layout all planned in my mind but by the time I finished it I had taken it apart and then put together again three times! It was almost finished and i dropped glue onto the photo, so I had another photo printed and when I stuck it down the torch and arm had been cropped off the image. So third time lucky getting the photo right.
Playing the America theme I painted strip…