Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Anniversary Card & New Vernon

Its been a little while since I've made any cards so I had a good excuse to get all my stash out when my mum casually reminded me that its their anniversary on Sunday! I had forgotten but dont tell her that!

For my birthday back in June my mum & dad gave me the docrafts goodie bag which was out at the time. It includes the lovely Henbury Lane kit which even though it is beautiful and summery is not what I would use for my scrapping, but it has come in very handy for the anniversary card especially as my mum loves butterflies.

Yesterday I went with Ian to Market Deeping as he wanted to go to the bike shop there to have some brakes bled. While we were waiting we wondered down to the antique and craft centre there. Its a fab place made up of seperate units where people can sell antiques and bric-a-brac, you can spend ages having a good look plus theres the added bonus of a large craft shop at the back! As we stopped at one unit selling toy cars I glanced down and on the bottom shelf was another Vernon the Turtle from Over the Hedge! We love Vern, ours goes everywhere with us even up Snowdon, so we had to buy him plus he talks!!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Christmas LO in August!

Just a quick post to show a Lo I've just finished for both the weekly challenge on UKS and the mini challenge in the Twilight addicts set this month by Ali. When I saw this photos my dad took at Christmas I couldnt believe how dark my hair was, I look like Morticia Addams! So when I went to the hairdressers a couple of weeks ago I had it lightened up!

For the weekly challenge we were asked to use pink and/or blue so I used pink card and blue patterned paper. To use 3 of something so I used 3 diff Martha Stewart punches to make some fancey edges. Use a celebration theme, thats an obvious one lol! Finally hang some bunting, I've seen this on a number of Lo's recently and have been eager to give it a go I love bunting anyway!

For Ali's challenge she asked us to again scrap a celebration; use more than 1 pic; and to include some sewing which I cheated with by using doodled stitching as I'm not a sewer sorry!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Foxy Birthdays & a box of goodies

Get me I havnt been here for ages now 2 posts in one day! Lol!

This is a mini book I made for keeping all the birthdays and address's for the Crafty Foxes in. I recently brought a card magazine which had some papers from My Minds Eye as a freebie so used these, the pages are all the different papers but for obvious reasons I've not taken pics of these. The mini book was a gift from our Foxy leader Amanda

When I checked the internet on Thhursday I noticed Sarahs Cards were doing their fab grab boxes again. Basically you get £75 worth of stash for £25 and each box is different. This is the contents of my box which came yesterday, there are some lovely papers, some gorgous flowers from Prima and some transparencies which I've never used before so looking forward to giving them a go

CJ ready to go

Let me dust off the cobwebs from my blog! Sorry for neglecting it things have been hectic since I started my job (wish is great btw), plus we've been staying at the inlaws while they are away in their camper so have not been able to use our lappy, for some reason we cant get it to connect to their network! But anyway...while I've been up there the newbie CJ on UKS has been given its own thread so we start on Sept 1! So I took all my crafty bits up to the inlaws and took over the kitchen table to finish my journal.

This is my title page

My intro explaining what my theme is and my requests

This page leads onto the layouts. Originally I was going to start mine on the back of the requests page but silly me brought different coloured card for the pages and the OCD in me didnt want to have one purple page and one red! The little badge is from a set I got from Paperchase

This is my "dream destination" or one of them!

As before I had a page leading into the sign in page as I wanted it to match!

I've also made a mini book for the Crafty Foxes brithdays but I'll show this on another post as blogger wouldnt let me add anymore pics! xx

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Exciting week

Another week has gone by time for a catch up. As I said in my last post mum & I were doing a carboot on Sunday, we had a really good morning and made £82!! For all the Skelly fans he went to a good home, hes going to be in a teenagers room somewhere.

On Tuesday I had an interview for a shop in town called Teatree Bay selling surfer, skate wear like Roxy, Quicksilver and Animal, very similar to what I sold when I worked in Mayhem a couple of years ago. Well the good news is... I got it!! Its 21hrs a week which is better than nothing. I had my first day yesterday and I came home with my head spinning, everything will sink in eventually I hope!

Today I managed to pick myself up a bargain from the shop where my mum works. The box below will come in handy for storing some crafty bits, I havnt decided what yet, and cost the princely sum of... £1!!

I've also done some scrapping today. This Lo is for this months Twilight Addicts challenge set by Judith. The challenge followed the wedding saying "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue". For old I used some letters I brought when I first started scrapping; something new is the Bo Bunny diecut paper; something borrowed (something we dont associate with scrapping) shells from Shell Island; something blue my cardstock. Photo is of Ian fishing off Barmouth Harbour just before he caught an eel!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Sizzling Saturday

Phew its a hot one today, one of those days when its too hot to do anything. Saying that I have managed to make some cards. I had a pack of Papermania flower shaped cards hanging around so decided to have some fun decorating them, I'm not the best at cutting put but have to say they've come out ok.

These are my favourite ones, I love the bright colours and the dolls are so cute. I might save one for my aunties birthday next year as she collects Kimmi dolls which are v similar to these

Tomorrow mum and I are having another go at having a carboot, we tried to have one last week but after packing the car up and heading out we got to my old school to find a tiny note saying it had been cancelled! So tomorrow we'll be going to the footie ground to one which is on every week. This picture is what the spare room has looked like since last week, hands up who wants my brothers old skeleton cd stacker!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Vintage Vogue covers

I was having a browse through the internet the other day and came across these covers from old issues of Vogue its a shame covers arent still like this really