Sunday, 29 June 2008

Reading Glasses

Well I just can't believe its Sunday already, where does the weekend go?
I had such good intentions yesterday to settle down and do some paper scrapping and that's as far as it got...So today I have spent a few hours playing with my digi stash again and done another me LO. This Lo is using some more photos my friend Tracy took, but this time wearing my new reading glasses. I asked her to take these pics as I also plan to use one of them in my A-Z book of me. Again I have used different free elements from the Shabby Princess site.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Digi scrapping

I have a had rather a stressful week and thought I needed to do something to help relax other then watching the TV I just hadn't the energy to go up stairs and start going through my stash. I always find paper scrapping hard at night when I come home from work. I love it at weekends when I have time to spread out my stuff and know I have a full day to play.

So I did my other favorite scrapping... Digital I really enjoy digi scrapping its great knowing you can never run out of your favourite paper and all those embellishments that cant disappear off your desk and lay hidden in the carpet till you don't need them, at which point they seem to always end up stuck in your foot.

all my digi stash is free downloads mainly from Shabby Princess. Most off the stash on this layout is from the PROMISE collection which is Shabby Princesses newest free download.
The Photo is the same one I have used as my blog profile pic, its one that my friend took using my new digi SLR camera and one of the very few pics of me I really like.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

I have been tagged!

by the lovely Tracy - thanks Tracy.
The "rules" of the game: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

Ten years ago: I was Doing the same job (supporting students with severe learning difficulties) but in a different educational establishment. Oh and hating the fact I was 31 (so old lol.)

Five things in today's 'to do list':
1. Put petrol in my car
2. Pack stuff to go to my Mum's tonight
3. Make sure Heroes is going to be recorded
4. check weather as I'm off to Blackpool Pleasure Beach Tomorrow with work (Im going from my Mums as she lives close)
5. Put windscreen wash in my car.

Snacks I enjoy: Meat flavoured crisps, Olives and houmous .

Things I would do if I was a millionaire: Buy a loft space in New York, Buy a house with room for a very large scraproom fully kitted out and go on lots of Hols.

Places I have lived: I was born in Bury Lancs and lived there till I was 2/3ish and have lived in Manchester since, but in 3 different areas and I could say I have lived in 3 counties... Lancashire, Greater Manchester and at the moment Cheshire.

Now i will tag, Cal, Toni and Edwina. sorry there's only Three, as I'm quite new to this Blogging I haven't really established a blog network.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008


Well last night my friends son had a tribal tattoo done on the top of his arm and this got me thinking...
Tattoos come in some fantastic patterns especial the tribal and celtic ones and you can find hundreds of designs in Google images.
As well as having them on your skin wouldn't they make great templates for doodling? When you are stuck and fed up with doodling the same thing, they could be a great source of inspiration.
You could draw them free hand on to your LOs or they would make fantastic overlays by tracing them on to acetate with a permanent marker or putting the image into a word doc and printing on to acetate. I'm definitely going to use this idea for a mini album I'm going to start in the next few weeks. If you have already tried it or you have ago after reading this then I would love to see it.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

No pics just waffle today!!

Well I know it's only Tuesday, but this week seems to be dragging. I think its because I'm counting down to the end of term and the end of another academic year. The thought of having all that free time to scrap or at least think about scrapping.
I spent last night doing a DLO in a circle journal that will soon be finishing. cant wait to share with you my "fairies album" when it returns home in 2mths.
I haven't any pics to show you, to brake up my monotones waffle. So think I should leave it there for today.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

A scrappy weekend.

Well I have done some scrapping this weekend. I started the mini books last Sunday at the Northwest Warrington crop. We always have such a good time at the crop and its great to catch up with everyone and even get some scrapbooking done!

I was asked to make this 6x6 album for a work colleague who is going to be 50. It is blank inside so we can all wright a quote or a memory of him. I have tried to create an aged masculine look and think I have managed, even with the ribbons I added to the binding wire.
I discovered the wonders of crack glaze while doing this album I have used it on the letters and I think it looks really effective and helps to create that aged look. I bought it from Sarah's Cards, she also does a fantastic flat varnish that leaves no brush marks or shine. Just perfect for protecting my work.

Here is a close up of one of the crackle glaze letters

I have also finished the covers for an A-Z album of ME. It is a gate fold design that came to me one night while I was trying to get to sleep. The right hand side is 8x4 and will have the a LO for each letter, the left side is 3x4 and will have each letter on it working my way through A to Z. I have started my list of things to do with me each starting with a consecutive letter of the alphabet. So I'm almost ready to start doing the LO's.

Friday, 13 June 2008

I have found a scrapping essential!!!!

today I thought I would share with you the most wonderful scrapping essential I have found to-date... I don't mean paper, glue, card, tools or shiny things.

No today I discovered the delights of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Oh yes they are delish and fresh and heavenly and would keep every crafter happy. So took a photo of them with my phone and plan to scrap it very soon, but you can have a quick drool over them first.

Dont they look yummy?

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Oh well here goes!!!!

I really felt I needed to get myself sorted and give this blogging thing ago, so I have spent the last few days making my Blog look nice mainly to avoid having to write anything!! As this blog develops you may notice that writing is not my strong point, so please forgive me the grammar and any spelling mistakes I make.

Well my crafting is at a stand still till the weekend as my scrap space is undefinable at the moment due to all the stuff piled on the desk and on the floor around it. It should look a little like this.

I wouldn't even put you through the shock of how it looks at the moment.
I do have a couple of projects on the go and will hopefully be able to give you more details and pics soon.

Well thanks for reading my first post I hope you will come back again.