Friday, 28 September 2007
Saturday, 22 September 2007
Then Kenny decided he wanted to join in with the card-making too and made this one for his sister's birthday next week.
Friday, 21 September 2007
Quick stop off in Braehead then Robert took me over to Craftology at Hillington. This is the first time I've been there since they moved from the centre of Johnstone and I was impressed - plenty of space and tons of stock. I got a couple of Penny Black stamps (to fuel my new cardmaking/stamping addiction while I wait for some more Magnolia stamps to arrive) and a gorgeous funky alphabet, a water brush and some twinkling H2Os.
Off to Greenock next to hit the pound shops for party bag treats for Kirsten's party next week, then back in time for Kenny coming home from school.
Today's card offerings....
... I love how the trainers turned out on "cool" edwin. LOL
Thursday, 20 September 2007
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
I can also upload my DT stuff for Angel Crafts now - a LO of my Dad (bless!!!) using BG Periphery papers (love this range so much)
And a mini tag album - bound together using my bind-it-all
Sunday, 16 September 2007
First up was a birthday card for Kirsten's "fiance" - He was 7 on Saturday. DD will be 8 in 2 weeks!
Don't ask - its all very serious. At one point they were going to immigrate to Australia but have now decided to stay in Scotland. They were also going to get a husky dog but decided against that as it wouldn't be good with the kids (crazy!!!!!)
They are both Dr Who daft so I made them into the Dr and Rose for the card. They both liked it - quite a lot :D
Anyway future son-in-law had a ceramic painting party which went surprisingly well - I stayed to help and in fact it was remarkably mess free.
I also attempted this sort of freestylie LO but I am not very sure about it. There was a discussion over on UKS and I realised that I NEVER stick on photos at an angle aka squinty!
Still couldn't do it - but I did cut around the photo for a change!
Also Kirsten started making the invites for her party - you cant see very well from the photo but they are an envelope type card and we will make a tag to go inside each one, when I have firmed up the arrangements later in the week.
Thursday, 13 September 2007
Thank you :)
And tonight we were scrapping our photos from last month.
1 sheet dark brown cardstock
3 co-ordinating patterned papers (the ones in the example are by EKSuccess)
Dark Brown or Charcoal chalk ink
Blue embroidery thread
Paint pre-cut chipboard title (Cuttlebug Olivia font)
using acrylic paint. Leave to one side to dry.
Crop 3 photos to size
(mine are 5” x 3 ½” and 3 ½” x 3 ½”)
Cut a strip of the striped paper approx 1 ½ “ wide.
The length of this should equal the height of your two photos. (eg 1 ½”wide x 7 ¼”high)
Cut dotty paper to fit between top photo and edge of LO (eg 4 ¾” wide x 2 ½” high)Cut flowery paper to fit between lower two photos and edge of LO (eg 2 ¾”wide x 3 ½”high)
Dry brush edges of all photos and paper with acrylic paint and attach to layout.
Using a piercing bug make a row of holes round the OUTSIDE edges of the patterned paper
Sew a zig-zag stitch round the edges using embroidery thread. Secure the end of the thread on the back of the layout using double sided tape.
Write or print journaling on six strips of orange paper, ink edges with black ink and attach to LO.
Saturday, 8 September 2007
Kirsten decided to go for the candy floss - nuff said!Last night we attended a Viking Funeral (hopefully not a real one) and watched as they set fire to a replica of a viking longboat - all this is quite helpful as Kirsten's topic at school at the moment is the Vikings.
Off out again tonight to watch a re-enactment of the Battle of Largs and Fireworks display taking place at the Pencil
Thursday, 6 September 2007
I made a mini album this week based on Shimelle's class at Fiskars TV - I used 3 different colours of cardstock and some scraps of old Sweetwater paper that I had in my scrap box.
The letters are chipboard cut out using the Big Shot Slim Jim alphabet (I glued the paper to the chipboard before cutting so I didn't have to trim round the letters by hand ) - Lots of Autumn Leaves stamps and blossoms from Angel Crafts - then bound using my new Bind-it-all machine
The photos of Lossiemouth and Brodie castle are not mine but were taken from images off the internet.
Then as I was in a mini-album sort of mood I finally got around to making up this kit I had bought from Melodee Langworthy at Scrapaganza - this wasn't a Scrapaganza class but was one she had taught at a Dutch scrap shop a couple of days before. I plan on using it for some of Kenneth and Kirsten's baby photographs but I haven't got around to scanning them yet - I hat scanning with a passion...its just so boring. Hmmm wonder if I could teach Kenny how to do it :D
Each page is made with a chipboard file folder that is glossy on one side. The glossy side was inked with a pale blue chalk ink pad.
Lots of stamping and inking and rub-ons
As always TFL :)
Off to finish off my instructions for the exploding box class I am teaching tonight - will post instructions for that tomorrow probably
Sunday, 2 September 2007
Had a very busy day yesterday that went something like this:
10:30am - visit library to return books. Nip down town to pick up stuff for lunch (from bakers - Saturday treat LOL ) and buy ducks for duck race. Pop in to chat to Louisa on the way up the road
12noon- home for lunch
12:30 - back out to meet Mum and go and watch the duck race. Didn't win!!! Kirsten did manage to fall in the burn helping to retrieve the "also-swams" (sorry!) though.
2:00pm - walk along the front to see the parade but get side tracked by snakes on the prom :D. Kirsten feeling brave and works up to holding one of them.
This is the viking village that is built every year for the festival and is inhabited for the week by "Vikings" who mainly come from Poland it seems - huh?
We didn't go in today because a) it costs £3 per adult now and we've seen it so many times before; b) we didn't have time; and c) Kirsten is going there with the school on Tuesday anyway
The parade was next and at least the sun was shining.
2:45pm - ***whine whine time*** can I just have oooooone shot on the fair muuuum?
(we will go but we normally go on the last Saturday of the Festival before the fireworks) so one shot was all Kirsten had - on this contraption :)
3:15pm - coffee at the Bagel Basket
4:15pm - back home. Time for a quick shower then meet up with friends for a drink
5:30pm - High Tea at the Green Shutters before heading along to
7:30pm -Vikingar to watch Voulez Vouz. (abba tribute band). Front row seats so lots of giggles and dancing.
10:30ish - out on the town for drinks ending up at the Clubroom at Lounge for another boogie before getting home at 2:30am!