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Monday, 27 August 2012

Pink all the way.


How has your bank holiday been? Mine has been ok. I have made a couple of new baby cards but they arn't Stampin' Up. But shhhh, don't tell anyone. I will show you those later. Thank you for all the lovely comments I have had too. It definatley gives me the confidence to keep going.

I still haven't got around to photographing the projects that we did for the shoebox swap. I know, I should photograph them at the time but I just forget.  OOps!!

We have had some good news this week as Lauren got her GCSE results on thursday. She has done really well and can now go ahead and do the A levels she wants to. I am so proud of her.

Any way, back to some crafting. I want to show you a scrapbook page I made a while back. I got back in to scrapbooking a few months ago. I even got involved in starting a scrapbook group in Otley.I have enjoyed seeing the photo's coming to life.

As you can see it's the monster and me. I have used Melon Mambo as my base colour. I have then used various Stampin' Up pink ribbon as decoration. I used the Boho Blossom and the 5 Petal Flower punch to punch out flowers. The wording is made using the Perfect Alphabet stamp set.

It's quite weird looking back at some of the photos. It seems so long ago.
Any way time to get ready for a busy day at work tomorrow. Have a great week.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Something a little different


How has your weekend been?
Mine was really nice yesturday. I attended our very first Gems Shoe Box Swap. I got to spend the day with my Stampin' Up friends and do lots of crafting too. I will show you my project another time but all the makes were fabulous.

Today I am going to show you something that is totally different for me. I had to get the sewing machine out. Now I can't even think the last time I used it, so much so I had to get the instructions out and read them!!

I saw these bags on the American websites and thought I love them I NEED to do this. These bags are Rag Tag Bags. This was much easier to do than I thought.

I used our Stampin' Up fabric Timeless Portrait. It combines the colours Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla. I used the Scalloped Square die to cut out the shapes and sewed them all together.

I am so pleased with the result I am even doing one in a pink colour. What do you reckon? U like?
Well back to chores again. Have a great week.


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Butterfly Crush


How has your week gone? I have finally managed to come to a stop and have had a couple of days doing absolutely nothing and boy do I feel better for it.

Today I thought I would show you  a project I have made. I know you will have seen many versions of this but me being me, loving butterflies and bling - this was just crying out to be made.

I have used the Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.I have also used various Stampin' cardstock in lots of colours. If you look closely you can see that I have used the Rhinestone Gems for on the bodies.

I love the way this has turned out and it now takes pride of place in my room.
Hope you likey. Have a great week.