I love most things crafty and have tried a few things over the years, but mainly enjoy making cards & scrap booking.I love spending time creating in my "sad room" as it has been called by my DH.Mum to kitty called Bella Blue, who is adorable.I am happy for anyone to take any inspiration from my ideas,if you think they are good enough, but please do not copy my designs for inclusion into magazines or competitions,etc.
I found this heartwarming story on a blog hop challenge site- Scrap,Stamp & be Merry and thought I would put it up on my blog to see if anyone who kindly takes the time to read my blog would join in. It made me cry when I read Bella's story over on the link to her fundraising blog, and made me realize how fortunate & very lucky most of us are & do not appreciate what we have till its gone. Please take the time to pop on over and read her story, even if you cant take part and make a card to send to her. The link to find out more about Bella is HERE.
Thought would show a few pictures of the new extension we are having built at the moment. It feels like its taking forever, although its not really- its just all the dust I keep having to clear up constantly! It will be worth it in the end, especially as I will get the "Sad Room" all to myself!!!! Once the walls started to go up, it seemed to be much bigger than we thought- mind you the inner walls have still to go up & the wall for hubby's new office. There will be 3 windows in the roof, so we should gets lots of light inside still and hopefully not make the kitchen & dining room too dark. Can't wait to get it all finished- then there's decorating, redesign the garden, planting, new fencing...........!!!
Might show some more pictures later as we get more done!
Its MAWTT 1st birthday celebrations on their blog this week, with the challenge being to make something for a birthday, but not a card!. There is also a blog hop with the DT, who are offering their own challenges as well. The prize on the MAWTT blog is some lovely Gorjuss Girls stamps.
So here goes... for my project I made an Explosion Box , as it happens to be my sisters birthday this week, and this has one of her pressies inside- should be safe to show, as she doesn't look at my blog anyway!!
Bazzill card & sugar coated brads; Quickutz heart die.; mirror card; Basic Grey paperpad; Prima flowers; peel-off stickers & ribbon from stash. The edges were lightly distressed with a brown inkpad.
I went through a phase of making these a while ago... might have to do some more for a SU class....!
Well, must go as the ironing beckons, as does the sunshine- shame I cannot do the ironing outside at the moment, with all the mess from the building going on. Must post some pictures to show how its coming along.
Hope you all enjoy the rest of this gorgeous weekend- make sure you put plenty of sunscreen on and thanks for spending the time looking at my blog.....
I held a small workshop at mine on Thursday afternoon- this is what we made, using SU papers & stamp sets.
The scrapbook page layout was one that I did at Scrap Club, and was created by Mrs Wonka(she is soooo into this DS paper set & stamp set!). The easel card I created to use up odd bits of paper, but decided to make it 6 x 6 instead of my normal 5 x 5. Think it turned out OK.
Items Used: Flight of the Butterfly & Cheers & Wishes stamp sets; Bella Blue DS paper, Very Vanilla, Bordering Blue & Kraft card; Kraft taffeta ribbon; Bordering Blue & Night of Navy ink pads; SU string & stamp-a-ma-jig.
For my other easel card, I used the new Melon Mambo ink pad & card; Hello Again stamp & Baroque Motifs sets; Whisper white card; dazzling diamonds.
This is a picture of my God daughter taken a couple of years ago when we all went skiing. She's not too keen on the cold- so doesn't really enjoy going, only for the hot chocolates she has at the cafes on the mountain!
I thought the new colours matched perfectly with her bright ski jacket.
Hope you have been enjoying this lovely hot weather.. the builders have at last started to build the walls to the extension- so it is finally starting to look like something, and not just a cement patio outside the back door!