Friday, July 31, 2009
One of the girls who attends the crop asked if I could make up a couple of classes using fabric - I used Hessian as a background on this page - I painted it with acrylic paint first and then piled on the die cuts from Rusty Pickles Lucky collection.
The second page is drying right now - I'll share that over the weekend.
Talking of the weekend.....
Wanna have some fun?
Then why not head on over to Shimelle's place, where I promise you will be guaranteed a weekend of non stop creativity :D
I'll leave you with a sneak of my page for this weeks Pencil Lines layout which will go live at 8pm on Sunday night.
Have fun and thanks for popping by.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Today I've watched movies with the guys whilst trying to catch up on a gazillion emails - we watched Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging - which really made me laugh out loud.
Its currently showing on Sky, so do try and catch it if you like UK films and wanna be whisked back to your teenage years!
After I'd seen to my mails I snuggled on the sofa and grabbed a few beads to make this little lot.
26 inches long - silver coloured chain filled with an assortment of beads.Aqua Lime
20 inches long - silver coloured chain filled with an assortment of beads - hung from a lime green leather thong and fastens with a silver coloured clasp.Apricots and Cream
18 inches long - silver coloured chain filled with an assortment of beads - hung from an apricot leather thong and fastens with a silver coloured clasp.
A friend of mine has asked me to make up some pieces to sell at a local craft event - but I dunno - I'm not sure what to charge for each necklace and I doubt that anyone would buy them!!
What do you think?
Thanks for popping by.
Monday, July 27, 2009
I returned from my trip up North and bought back something that I really could have done without. The Midlands is rife with the outbreak of the lurgy and unfortunately I was unlucky enough to contract it and bring it back home with me :(
From late evening on Monday 6th July I started to go down hill fast - Hubs called the GP who diagnosed Swine Flu and for the next couple of days or so, the days kinda warped into one.
Hubs acted as my "Flu Friend" and collected the Tamiflu tablets for me and really I thought I was starting to feel a little more human by the Thursday night.
I was hoping that I would be well and fit enough to travel up to W.G.C as I was teaching a day long workshop for Crafty Stash on the following Sunday.
Unfortunately by the Friday I took a turn for the worst and ended up with a really nasty chest infection which had the GP convinced that I really needed to be hospitalised as I was suffering from Pneumonia.
Sadly my classes at W.G.C had to be postponed until a later date - I was so upset that I couldn't make it as originally planned, and I'm ever thankful to Sue and the ladies who attended the crop in July for being so understanding......I'm looking forward to seeing you all on the 16th of August - just a couple of weeks time when I will be guaranteed lurgy free and fit and raring to go :D
Three weeks on and I've turned the corner and normal service has almost resumed.
I couldn't have gotten through the past three weeks without the love and support of my man - thank you Hubs for being there - for tending to my every need and for holding my hand when I was scared half to death and convinced that my time was up! I love you more than you will ever know.x.x.x.x.x.x.
So thanks to the piggy lurgy, there has been very little scrapping going on - in fact there has been very little of anything happening here as Ive not had the energy to do much at all apart from concentrating on getting myself better.
Real life can be a PITA at times - but it happens!!
I'll leave you with a few projects that have gone live in my absence from cyber world -
Prima's new releases are simply divine - I love all the new fabric blooms and patterned papers.
The Prima Homespun Bittle flowers are by far my favourite.
Wanna win some Prima goodies for yourself to play with? Then take a look here.
Pencil Lines sketch 144 saw the talented Kimmy making a return to Pencil Lines as a Guest designer, with sponsorship from Upsy Daisy - who currently happen to be running a DT call.
Whilst sorting through a box of old papers I came across my dear Uncles driving licence from when he lived in Ghana. I didn't want to throw it back in the box for it to lie there unforgotten - so I scrapped it!
The lime green of the licence cover just happened to match perfectly with the green of the papers :)
I also whizzed together these little key chain's - using shrink plastic and Banana Frog stamps - you can read more over on the Frog Blog.
and last but no least - a couple of sneaks of pages created for Sassafras using their new funkilicious felties and papers....check here to see more lushness from Sassafras.....and maybe win some for yourself too!
The school holidays have begun and my boys plan on doing lots of this over the next few weeks -
no wonder I am going grey!!!!
Thanks for popping by.
Monday, July 06, 2009
Its been a crazy week with lots going on as the end of term fast approaches.
The guys have kept me on my toes and to be honest I'll be glad when the holidays start and we can all wind down for summer - almost 7 weeks of chillin' out is just what we need :D
We have enjoyed the sunshine that the UK has been blessed with over the past week and have made the most of the warm evenings by firing up the barbie, whilst indulging in a few get together's (all washed down with a bottle or two of Pear Cider :D )
I have scrapped lots this week as CHA is just around the corner and I needed to get some work done and dusted - whilst I scrapped the guys spent every spare minute they had out on their bikes practicing for the Devon Youth Games which took place in our home town this past weekend.
On Saturday I taught a couple of layout classes at my local crop, as well as a quick and easy beading class. The ladies all loved the necklaces they made and good fun was had by all.
I trotted home to an early night as we needed to be up bright and early for the guys to head off to the event.
The weather stayed dry long enough for them to do their bit - and then the heavens opened!
I am pleased to report that our team were the overall winners and both my guys came home with a Gold Medal for their efforts and determination :D
Despite tough competition, J won the under 14's category and Bobs the under 16's :D
Diane Vickers and Ruth Lorenzo (last years X Factor top ten finalists) came along on the day and performed as well as handed out the trophies......
I was a HUGE fan of Diane Vickers when she was on the TV show, but thought she was far better on TV than she was live - Ruth Lorenzo was pretty good and performed an amazing rendition of Purple Rain - which was very apt as it was persisting down at the time!
Tired, sore and soggy we headed off home with two smiley men clutching their medals in the back of the car.....and no one was going to prise them outta their hands for love nor money!
I'll leave you with my layout for this weeks Pencil Lines Sketch which features papers from 3ndypapir which were designed by this weeks Guest Designer - Gudrun
Oops!!!! I forgot to upload last weeks sketch layout here too!
Papers and product are Signs of Spring and Mommy and Me from Prima with American Crafts Thickers for the title.
Thanks for popping by.
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