Monday, 29 June 2009

well the workshop went better than we could have hoped! Tracie Hudson's classes were awesome as always!
Everyone was really complimentary about the food - which was a relief - me and Claire were like deers in headlights at lunchtime - worried, not only that it would be edible, but that there would be enough - it was a first attempt at mass catering for both of us!
All the ladies who came along to join us were lovely! I hope we'll be meeting up again with them all soon!
Despite the sore feet and aching joints today I would definitely do it all again! Just not until I have recovered though!

Camera is still poorly but has been diagnosed and the prognosis is good - so watch this space!!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

well I have layouts finished that I was going to post but my poor baby (aka my camera) is poorly at the moment - hoping it's nothing serious - the last repair cost £80 .......Russ is on the case and has taken it to see the camera doctor today - I'd hate to be without it at the weekend - talking of which, I can't believe that it's nearly here, our first workshop! I'm a bit nervous but really looking forward to it!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

I've been playing with some photos - I have way too much time on my hands lol! I do love messing around with images though to see what can be done - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't (I'll leave it up to you to decide which this is!!)

Been a busy weekend here - so much still to do before the summer workshop, but things are moving along nicely so I haven't reached 'panic mode' yet!

Managed another LO last night, this one is using old K&co embossed papers that I have had in for ages, glad I finally got around to using them and am fairly pleased with this one.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Been playing again today...the photo doesn't show the colours very well though.

Spent a thoroughly enjoyable two hours with 3 of the grandkids tonight - took some cute photos so got some more scrapping planned!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

For a long time I have been a great admirer of the work of Carrin Sofies Verden (apologies if I have the name wrong!!) I scraplifted this masking technique from one of her fabulous layouts - I am so in awe of her work and recommend you pay a visit to her blog!! here:

I don't have glimmer mists so I made my own version of them using pearlex powders, gum arabic and water. I will definitely be playing some more with various masking techniques, it's so much fun!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

I'm on a mission! I really must use up some of my old stash - I've decided that even difficult to use papers can work if I use just small parts of them (like this basic grey one-gorgeous paper but as I don't have any surfers to scrap it's sat in my studio unloved and unused until now!) .......don't know how long it will be before I cave in and buy some new stash but until then I shall attack my old stash with gusto!!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Here, especially for my lovely mate Sharon (and anyone else who may be interested) are the instructions for the 'Butter wouldn't melt' LO

Crafty Stash May kit
Ribbler or embossing folder
White doodling pen
White acrylic paint
Craft knife, metal ruler and cutting mat

1. Dry brush white paint around edges of pp (Rebel tracks reverse) set aside
2. Dry brush white acrylic paint to frame, chipboard piece and two of the medium sized stars. Set aside
3. Rip a strip from along the bottom of the rebel grunge pp, distress (I screwed it up and sanded it)
4. Rip strips evenly along top edge, making some longer than others, then roll the strips back
5. Attach strip to LH edge of main paper
6. In bottom RH corner cut a slit just under an inch from the edge 5” horizontally and 5” vertically
7. Distress edges and hold back (attach corner to main page)
8. Cut two corners from remainder of rebel grunge pp, one 5”x5” and one 4.5”x4.5”
9. Distress edges and attach to back of fold (largest first) roll back and attach as before
10. Use remainder of paper to fill in the hole
11. Doodle around the edges
12. When frame is dry run through the ribbler or embossing folder, distress with ink if desired
13. Add screw-top brads to frame and attach photo
14. From the chipboard piece stamp your title, cut into squares and doodle around the edges Attach to LO
15. Use remaining chipboard to make two brackets add brads and attach to LO inside the square
16. Use two star rub-ons on the painted stars and attach below photo using foam pads.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

This week my team on UKS are hosting the weekly challenge - this is my effort
loved these photos of my son and his girlfriend at the waxworks in Blackpool - not that I condone dinosaurs eating my loved ones but if it's in the interest of scrapping then I'll make allowances!

Thursday, 4 June 2009

I've finally started to scrap the slides that Hilary converted for me! Loved these new My mind's eye papers and thought they worked really well with the colours in the photo and how perfect are the ticket stubs for the theme?!!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Back to the gym this morning and I am achy and tired - having a break from it is definitely not a good idea! My compensation is to give the darling housework a miss and spend the day scrapping (yes I know that's what I do every day but this time I've got an excuse!!)

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

had a restful(ish) day, scrapping away to my hearts contect .... and only managed one LO!!

Ah well, tomorrow is another day......

Monday, 1 June 2009

these are the classes I did for the Exhall crop yesterday using the May kit from Craftystash, the crop was fab again - wonderful company - it was great to see some new faces aswell as our lovely regulars! Tired and aching today but it was well worth it!!