Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Round in circles again

I have dug this out as its another of my fave scrapbook pages that I did for the In-laws Album. its a circle theme as before, must of having another stage in my crafting, some of the photos are not the best, could not resist getting Marks dad asleep in the top one, best not tell him I have blogged it for all to see :-)

thanks for taking time to look at my blog xx

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Well Tagged Yet Again!!!!!!!!

well I never this time Dan has Tagged me, thankyou my friend, He does know to that I am blog stupid and then goes and tags me, shock horror, here are 7 more random facts about me and not very interesting ones at that, I have dug these out thats for sure.

Number 1- I once won a competition at an Anne Summers Party ( thats rude stuff) we had to see who could eat the yolk out a creme egg the fastest and I sucked it out in one scoop as quick as seconds LOL

Number 2- I once did an April fool on my nan when I was 16 and told her I was pregnant, poor nan I though she was going to collapse on the spot and had to quickly tell her it was an April Fool

Number 3- on my husbands 21st Birthday I dressed in my underwear and suspenders and nothing else( better figure in them days) I put a coat on and walked across a huge field to his house to give him a suprise, good job nothing happened to me on route.

Number 4- I once worked a small while as a nanny in Canada

Number 5- one of my mums friends wanted to adopt me as a baby and of course mum said no

Number 6- I had my tonsils out at 18 and have to say this is yuk I still have them in a jar

Number 7- I have always wanted to go on the Orient Express and hope to one day fulfill my dream

Monday, 28 April 2008

Mini Collage

This Mini Stampbord Collage is done using four pieces of 2 by 2 Inch Stampbord pieces, I decorated the backs with inks and alcohol inks, then stamped various images and did some scratching out, the black background is a chipboard piece that has been coated in black dabber, then god dabber script dotted about on it. bad description here as usual, sorry about that.

hope you like and thanks for popping in to look xx

Sunday, 27 April 2008

One Tag Two Sides

Well I am at last ahead of the game, this tag I have decorated both sides of it for my Hels Angels May swap, the theme being oriental.

the first side has been stamped and then masked, I did distress inks in strips across the tag, then stamped some script and other oriental stamps and finished it with a little quote. the next side of the tag might look familar as I did a card like this just a while ago, I have stamped the flowers and coloured them in with chalks then the lady stamp ( Imperial Cargo Stamp) is stamped on homemade glossy paper and matted on Gold Mirri Card and the word for that finishing touch.

Hope you like this Tag and I did three tags almost identical for the swap, thanks for taking time out to look at my Blog xx

Friday, 25 April 2008

Gothic Arch Cat

I was not to sure about this card but though I would blog it anyways, I did this when I did the other Arches thats why the colours are the same, the cat stamp is from Lost Coast Designs and the script from Artistic Stamper, I also added gold krylon for finishing touches.

thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Just Sew In Love

I bought this stamp at Ally Pally and thought it was great for a variety of cards, I have made 2 cards almost the same and thought they would be great Anniversary Cards.

I have painted the stamped Image in with Watercolour Pencils, then matted it on black card, the matt at the back of each card has some of Paper Artsy heart stamps on, then the words are printed from the computer and also on a matt.

hope you like these as I see I am having a cute moment right now, not sure how long that will last, thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Family Scrapbook Page

I did this page last year for my In-Laws Album, it was not easy getting the childrens pics on tiny chipboard circles, so thats why some photos look bigger than the others, but I loved this page and wanted to share it, in the middle photo is hubbys parents, his brother, his brothers wife and me and hubby, then all around are our children and marks brothers children and my In-Laws great grandchildren. ( totally confusing to you all) the writing were rub-on letters that were painstakingly hard work to put on, then prima flowers and gems added.

hope you like this LO as much as I do and thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Little Ellie

This card is a direct copy from a stand at the Ally Pally, I bought this Penny Black elephant stamp whilst I was there.

I stamped the image then watercoloured it in and also used my prismas, the flowers have been decoupaged, the quote is also Penny Black which I to bought whilst at Ally Pally, I photographed the card they had as an example and copied them as I thought it so cute, the only thing I am missing is some tiny hearts around the card. hope you like it and if you think you have seen it before then you could of been where I was xxx

Monday, 21 April 2008

Sunday Stamper Challenge Faces

Here are my cards for this weeks Sunday Stamper Challenge, which was set by Tina as its her Birthday ( happy birthday Tina xx) and the theme is faces.

Cards one and two are using the same ingredients really but laid out differently, I have stamped the Crafty Individuals Stamp on red card, I also stamped on 1 inch pieces of stampbord some of the girls faces and went round the edges with gold krylon and stuck them over the top to give the 3D look, on card one I matted the image on gold mirri card and on some time paper, the wording is a stamp from Artistic Stamper, card two I put a gold mirri strip, red and black then put the image on the top and again stampbord pieces ( well you can see what I have done as its hard to explain )

card three is the same main stamp done on Alcohol Inked glossy paper, I then restamped it a few times and cut out sections to decoupage it, though it does not show well in the picture its actually effective, the childhood dreams stamp is from Artistic Stamper.

thanks for taking time to look at my work and I sooooooooo apologise for my awful descriptions xx

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Been Tagged Again HELP

Help!!!!! I have been kindly Tagged by Nicky ( this is the person who did not want tagging herself ) thanks Nicky I enjoyed reading yours xx I have to give you 7 random facts about myself, now this is soooooooo difficult you would not believe. so here goes as I have no idea whats classed as random !!!!!!!

number 1 - I have an abnormal rib cage that sometimes pops out, one sides different to the other and its yuk
number 2- I once had my belly button pierced at 38 years old, not now though, think it was a crisis point.
number 3- I could eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I were allowed.
number 4- I used to ride a motorbike in my younger days before I passed my driving test.
number 5- another body issue, I have broken my right arm 4 times, my left arm once, my ribs and my nose ( very accident prone)
number 6- I have a brother older than my mum (work that one out)
number 7- I have a collection of TY beanies thats just madness,

See said it was hard to do, I am sure you have found these facts rather boring, but something to read on a cold Saturday morning LOL xx

Friday, 18 April 2008

MTTCC Gothic Arch A First

Well these are a first for me, have been itching to try a Gothic Arch for ages and finally have, not sure if they are meant to be like this, I do not have a clue ( nothing new there then) the picture to the left is just an arch and the one to the right is a card.

I have made these for the MTTCC which was frames this week, I have used Lost Coast Designs stamps and the Frame Stamp is a new set from Paperbag Studios, Linda and I did a little online shopping together by the phone and internet. the script is from Artistic Stamper, I have used Distress Inks and Gold Krylon for added detail. the card is my homemade Glossy Cardstock done with Alcohol Inks and the same stamps as the Arch on its own, there are a few odd words and a quote, also on the first Arch I added a Stamped Party Hat, I just could not help myself, I really enjoyed trying these and hopefully will try more, hope you like and thanks for looking xxx

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Family Sunday Stampers

Here is my card for this weeks Sunday Stampers Challenge, I bought some fab paper at Ally Pally so this is a first, I used some LOL

I have stamped Family Values stamp from the Artistic Stamper on my new paper, I painted in the word Family Values and the word order with a dabber and paint brush and used pearl, I have cut the other words and numbers from Tims doo dads and glossy accented them and put some other weird film stuff on ( another great description from me) I matted the image on brown card and used brown brads in each corner, the word Family is using what looks like scrabble tiles. then i stuck a metal heart on the side and hey presto finished.

hope you like it and thanks for taking a look xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Credit where its due

Firstly a great big huge THANKYOU to Linda-E, Linda kindly made me a 16th Birthday card for a boy in the same sort of theme as the card above, it was Black and Silver instead of the Red and Gold. so I have completely copied Linda but done for a girl instead and used the Stampotique girl for the number one, the number six is from Linda to, as she kindly mailed me the template all by E-Mail ( the wonders of technology) I think that the design Linda came up with are Brilliant for teenager cards and for that I am so thankful to Linda for being so very talented, if you wish to view Lindas Blog its A fab Blog it is to.

hope you like and thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 13 April 2008

How Proud Am I

Well you may think this is odd, but I am so proud of my Hubby and Son, George is 9 years old, He had a homework for this school holiday to make an outfit for an old fashioned peg, yes a peg, he chose to do a Soldier and I think that between the two of them they have done a fantastic job, so I just had to blog it.

they made the clothes from old material and a bendy wire for the arms, the helmet and boots are play doh, its certainly a far better job than I would of made, hubby says me being the crafter should of done it, but I can assure you it would not of looked this Fab, hope you like it, cos I love what they did, thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Awesome Scrapbook Page

I have Titled this LO Awesome as the views from the top of the Mountain were just that. this page is one picture to many for Lesleys Challenge, but I might sneek it on anyway LOL

I have plain blue cardstock, matted the two main photos on Silver Mirri Card. the smaller photo is on a Tag that I inked and put script writing, then did the wording in strips printed from the computer. the Stars around the page and the Title are Tims Grungeboard, the Title has been crackle painted slightly then done with a Silver Dabber, as have the Stars. the wording are just some quotes I have mounted up in my Stash.

I hope you like this page and the Photos are a little difficult to see due to the fact it was rather sunny on that Mountain, thanks for taking time out to look xx

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Sew Scrummy

Firstly I wish I could take decent photos of my scrapbook pages, so sorry for the bad picture.

Well yet again another scrapbook page ( Lesley will be proud of me LOL) this 12 by 12 layout is for the stitches My Time To Craft Challenge.

I have used a plain piece of DCWV for the main and some daisy D for the ripped piece, Stamped three buttons on the bottom and sewn cotton in them in green, then stamped some stitches stamps around the layout, the flowers have had a button sewn on the middle of each and attached to the photo, the" Sew Scrummy" Title is using Tims Chronicles Stamps, then lined with some sticky stitches, words are from DCWV also.

I really need to learn how to descibe things better but you get the idea, hope you like this and thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Mans Best Friend

Well I am a little late with these, they are for the My Time To Craft Challenge, it was furry friends, me being me had to make two almost the same, these were simple but effective, well I thought so anyway. they are using Linda Luckin Stamps and I water coloured them in, matted them, a few brads and a quote stamp and all done. all stamps used can be bought from hope you like them and thanks for looking xx

Monday, 7 April 2008

Journey And Vintage

I have made this Tag for Hels Tag swap for April and Journey Sunday Stampers Challenge, the Tag Swap is called Vintage this month, I have used Tims new stamps for the car side and some old vintage music paper for the background, I have distressed it with Tools and distressed the edges, the Lady looks Vintage to me and I masked her and did script behind, as usual I have used Distressed Inks, as usual my description is rubbish, I hope you like this tag and thanks for looking xxx

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Anything For A Laugh

Well where do I start, firstly at Lesleys Birthday Party, we played pass the parcel (it was fab fun and made me fel 5 again LOL ) organised by Linda, in each layer were gifts some nice and some she called her forfeits, well the forfeits were stamps ( that Linda no longer wants) the above being one of them, Linda said we had to make something using the stamp then Blog it. somehow she managed to get out of playing by being the person stopping the music, now I wonder why she chose to do that !!!!!!!!!! well anyway my Fairy is all coloured in with crystal laquers and fairy sparkly dust, the backgrounds a leaf stamp from Artistic Stamper.

So I apologise for my effort but the condition was we blog what we made, now Dan, Hels, Lesley and Tina better follow suit else I am going to feel an idiot, or more of one than I already am, I would like to add we did have the most fantastic fun that day, so thanks my friends xxxxxxx oh and we must let Linda play next time as she must of hated missing out on using such fab stamps.

hope you have enjoyed my effort and thanks for looking xxx

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Scrapbook Challenge and Party Hats Challenge

I am being very naughty here and sort of combined two Challenges in one, sorry as thats naughty of me. I have done the two photos on Gold Matt and Stamped the party hats on red card and gold embossed them, I cut them out and stuck them on the boys heads. the word Cherish and the hearts are Grungeboard. I have added a vellum quote and put it on with Gold Brads. the two challenges are Lesleys Scrapbook one for April and the Sunday Stampers Party Hats ( sorry its late Linda and hope this is ok )

Hope you like this page and thanks for looking xxx
by the way to see the boys hats better you may need to click on the photo x

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

More Alterables

Here are some more of the Artistic Stampers delightful Chipboard, have done much the same as before and used all Jennies Stamps ( ) but this time I used some extra bits like Crackle Accents, Gossy Accents and fine nibbed pens. hope you like them and thanks for looking xx