Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Kirsty was fab with Clare in the Papermania hour! Loved those samples and the idea to use an acrylic album to store clear stamps, might just get me thinking!!!! Just remembered I brought some acrylic back from France! Now where did I put it??????? Lol! TFLx
Monday, 29 September 2008
Sunday, 28 September 2008
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The baking tray is used the wrong way up so there is a recess on the back to store the daily embellishments.
I held a draw for two of my vintage bingo cards from France as they went perfectly with the Sassafrass paper in the main kit. Am waiting to send the lucky lady her haul! Trying to find and sort out numbers in Random.org at 5am proved a little difficult, but it did the job! Here is what i did with mine! (Blank album ready to fill with photo's, available in my Etsy shop.)
I had a little crafty play yesterday afternoon with fabric and my sewing machine. Finally cut into my Cath Kidston Polka dot fabric, somehow it takes courage!!! I am making a sewing box. It will be another job that takes a few days, but willl be worth it in the end!
Just in the middle of making an apple pie for tea, using apples from my dad's fruit trees! It's going to be yummy, may post a picture later!!! having roast chicken for tea DS2's favourite!
Talking of ds2, he only went and got himself a saturday job yesterday! You gotta love him! He got a job in the posh chocolate shop!!!!! High class choccies all round for christmas!!!! He is just sooooooo like me!!!! Bang goes my diet!!! Lol! TFLx
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Karen (Naturemomm) please email me you postal address and I can get two of these bingo cards in the mail to you! Enjoy!
(For those who missed out and who are deparate, there are a couple of sets in my Etsy shop!)
vintageadvantage.etsy.com! Link on this page!
Saturday, 27 September 2008
Here it is! Hung on the wall with a few of the magnets in place, the rest are hidden in the recess on the back! Clever hey????
Off to have a play now, hopefully do some sewing. DS1 and hubby gone to watch football, DS2 out trying to get a saturday job and then getting his hair cut - thank goodness!!! Just me and Barney! See you later TFLx
Friday, 26 September 2008
I don't know what made me think to alter a sailboat in the first place, but everyone seems to love it! Sassafras included! It was April at Studio Calico who suggested I email them a pic of my altered items and sure enough they were interested! My Ikea drawers are in use all the time, so is my wine box full of embellishments, with my handmade dividers from recycled packaging. They are asking for more of your Sassafras altered items, so if you have any please show me too!!!
It's funny, if you were to go back to the message boards at SC ages ago, when we first got the Sassafras 'fawned of you' paper, I posted on there that I didn't know what to do with it!!! It just wasn't me! Now look at me, I can't get enough!!! And these are the papers I am choosing to have around me in my craft room on items I use everyday! That's what I love about Studio Calico, it has introduced me to papers I would not have chosen myself, but am now enjoying using thoroughly! Who knows what you could create Lol???? Stepping outside your comfort zone can be adventurous and rewarding! Thank you Sassafras! Keep up the great work!Off to do a bit more work on my advent calendar, it's coming along nicely! Will give full instructions on how to make one once I have finished it!!!!! TFLx
Thursday, 25 September 2008
With PVA coating drying!!! making the things to hang on it everyday now! I could be a while! It's called playing!!! Will post detailed instructions nearer the time if you want to have a go.
Off to get my hair coloured today and then back later for tea with my parents, it's thursday again already! Have a crafty day! TFLx
P.S. Did you watch Who do you think you are? last night with Jodie Kidd?? It ended up she was from Yorkshire stock, about ten miles up the road from me, from a place called Rowley!!!! can you believe that! The reverend from that church sailed to the new world to settle in "Rowley" we say row as in row your boat here in Yorkshire, they say row as in having an arguement! Well I never! Wish I'd seen her when she was here filming!!!
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
A few puppy Tubo's and an album for his owner including the afore mentioned stuffed sausage dog! With photo's of the album taken far more professionally than I could!!! (of course darling!!!!) I am glad you liked it! P.S. need to email Nigella about her banana choc chip muffins, her oven setting was far too high! I nearly needed the fire brigade!!! Was going to have another attempt until I saw I had used all the chocolate, (or was that eaten???) anyway, day off tomorrow, so may have another batch on the go! I can recommend them! (In her express cookbook, under banana butterscotch muffins!)
All two days of work over, so that's me done for another week! I can sure get used to these five day weekends! I never have trouble filling them! Off to the hairdressers tomorrow, to banish the grey, then a bit of light housework (possibly) followed by a soupcon of crafting in the afternoon before parents arrive for tea! Friday, more crafting and a little e-bay work with my friend although, that is a dirty word in this house at the moment, and has been the source of much angst and not sleeping in the last 24 hours!!!!! Put DS1's moped on ebay, uk buyers only, to find it had been bought by someone in Cyprus?????? Hello????? UK BUYERS ONLY!!!!!! WHAT ARE YOU NOT UNDERSTANDING??????? Anyway, we are not talking about it, well, just shouting actually, but not talking!!!! Off to drown my sorrows in Aero and a Dolce Gusto coffee then have a bath and put my feet up for "Who do you think you are?" on TV. Been working 'til late on my baking tray project, still not finished!!!
Apparently there is a new Cath Kidston eco bag out at Tesco, I may just have to call in tomorrow. It's a green one with roses!
Just thought I'd share a couple of pics I took for school last week on my dog walk with Barney, for our lesson on texture! I stood under this giant oak tree and looked up and suddenly it felt like it was raining!!! I looked around to see waht was falling and it was acorn cups! There were two squirrels at the top of the tree feasting and the cups were raining down on me!!!!
It was so sunny that day the photo's are very light! TFLx
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Monday, 22 September 2008
2. Then I cut some of my favourite papers into 10cm squares and glued them to the hardboard backing frame using PVA. This frame came with a glass back infront of the hardboard back so this will protect my papers from ink and dust. 3. I then assembled the frame and started to fill it with my wooden backed rubber stamps. Just waiting for hubby to put me a secure fixing in the craft room wall, as it is very heavy!!!!
I think it will be great, so that's my wood mounted stamps storage sorted!!!! Larger ones stand on the top. Now for all the clear stamps!!!! Lol!! Any ideas????? If you want to have a go and you can't get a shadow box with intersections, you could always make the intersections from chipboard and intersect them like the first picture. I may use them more now I can see them!!!
Just putting the finishing touches to my painted baking tray for advent, but that's another days story!!! TFLx Merry Christmas!!
Sunday, 21 September 2008
More close ups to follow (hopefully! I have been promised!)
1am Paper Crafting
4am Scrapbooking with Rosemary Merry
7am Paper Crafting 8am Scrapbooking with Rosemary Merry
9am Die Cuts With a View by Nancy Hill
10am Quick & Easy Christmas Crafting
11am Scrapbooking with Rosemary Merry
12pm Prima Crafts
1pm Crafting with Carol and Donna
2pm Simple Steps to Paper Crafting
3pm Creative Card Making
4pm Paper Mania Crafts
5pm Creative Paper Techniques
6pm American Crafts
7pm Crafting under £25
8pm Scrapbooking with Rosemary Merry
9pm Dawn's Favourites
10pm Die Cuts With a View by Nancy Hill
11pm Paper Crafting
Saturday, 20 September 2008
P.S. Never guess what????? Got home and my little prize from DO was waiting for me and it is!!!!....................... Coredinations cardstock 6x6!!!! Thanks Katy for the post.
Ok so this is an epic post - More Like War and Peace!!! I did warn you!!!!! TFLx
Sandwich - check
Emergency chocolate - check
40 eco friendly shopping bags - check
sandalised shoes - check
cash - check
various credit cards - check
cheque book - check
mobile phone - check
sat nav - check
Let battle with the A1 commence! Northern papercrafts Exhibition, her I come! (Hopefully, sat nav permitting!)
In case I go missing for several days, remember, Live loud, laugh long, love much and eat more chocolate!!!!! Will report back tonight, with a full list of the days events!!!! TFLx
Friday, 19 September 2008
Thursday, 18 September 2008
"Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I followed the link from your web page for 'Abonnements Europe Autres Pays', I have paid it via Paypal, but am a bit worried that the email address on the bottom of the receipt says Toutankamon mag!!!!! When I want to sign up for Scrapbooking! Help! Aidez-moi! Je ne veux pas avoir un magazine de Toutankamon!!! Je voudrais du Scrapbooking! J'espere que vous pouvez m'aider!!!! J'aime bien votre petit numero que j'avais achete pendant mes vacances en France! J'ai achete L'hors de serie No1 et j'ai fait ce project sur mon Blog!"
Have you stopped laughing yet?????????? The perils of signing up in a foreign language!!!
You are traditional and conventional.You aim for the best in life, and you're not going to risk not getting it.You are naturally stylish and sophisticated.You feel like you are blending in with the crowd, but your good taste makes you stand out.
I stood on the doorstep and waved as the kids set off in the car!!!!! On their own!!! A moment a mother has, when she realises she has given them the wherewithall to be self sufficient!! A light bulb moment, of which I am secretly very proud, but also a tinge sad - they don't NEED me!!
The new 'batmobile', purchased a couple of weeks ago, as mum here was paranoid that the 9 year old Corsa we had bought had no airbags and in view of the tradgedy I mentioned a few posts ago, the death of a member of one of my craft forums, through someone else jumping a red light, I feel completely justified in my paddy!!!! It's one thing driving the car with your parent sat beside you, its a whole other thing sat there on your own!!!! So I think anyway!!! Although it has been brought to my attention frequently, that he must have met the required standards to pass in the first place! Don't you just love it when they are right????!!!!!!
So, off they go and I nip on the PC to check my emails whilst eating my Special K 'sour' berries!!! (Yuk! Any resemblance to a strawberry is purely coincidental!!!!!) with a spoonful of sugar on to counteract the sour taste! So that must be about 8.30 and then I go to check my craft forums, a few blogs, publish any comments that have been left on my blog (thanks ladies, I do appreciate you read my drivle!) and now it is 9.45 and I am still here!!!! Still in my dressing ground! Not a pot washed, not a chamber emptied! (As my grandmother used to say!!!) Barney has lost the will to live and keeled over for another hours sleep, never hoping to ever get a sniff of a walk before lunchtime!!! Too busy beating up the bin lorry as we speak actually! It's blue bin day today (papers, cans and plastics!) They sure need a good telling off! Earplugs required!
Had a superb little lift via email that has given me the courage I need to tackle the A1 tomorrow! Northern papercrafts, here I come! Ready or not! I have 'sat nav' and I am not afraid to use it! (Well, actually I have not got sat nav but hubby's car does, so he has filled it with diesel and is prepared to let me loose!!!) If anyone spots me in Bournemouth or up a road unsuitable for vehicles, please stop and assist! I will report back tomorrow! If I make it there and back! I am looking forward to it now!!!
*Ican and I will, I can and I will, I can and I will!*
Here's hoping this post works, yesterday I had major errors all day trying to post on here! Autosave wont work either, so not even saved in draft!!!!!
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Anyway, here is a little mini book i made the other night from a Maya Road chipboard book and some papers from my Studio Calico Apple Orchard kit from a couple of months ago. (Mostly October Afternoon papers, with Basic Grey, Scrapworks and Wild asparagus. The fringe and rubber charms and matching ribbons were all in the kit too. Took me all night to get this far, so have not started on the inside yet!!! Need to pick out some photo's!!