Tuesday, 29 September 2009

words from a brave man

i emptied the hoover last night as it was full of lego and rice crispies. I emptied it into a box from one of bekahs' birthday presents that was waiting to be put into the bin. When Richard saw it he said .....wait for it ........ " barbie must have taken up scrapbooking, she's let the housework go a bit. " oops, fair comment ?

Sunday, 27 September 2009

My day out at Exhall

I have had a great day out today at the Exhall Crop organised by Claire and Tracie ( check out their blogs via indigo mill ). Everyone who was there was not only hugely talented but also really friendly and i had a really relaxing time with a tiny touch of retail therapy. Some homemade goodies were made and shared and thank goodness that the main food groups were covered - chocolate, cream and chocolate !! thanks ladies. x

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

sketch challenge

Heres my take on a sketch challenge from Nic who is part of the indigo mill design team. I have never done a layout from someone elses sketch before, it was a real challenge. I loved doing it but the layout i am not sure about. it's a bit like when your hand goes to sleep and even though you know it's still yours it feels like you are touching someone elses hand. sort of a emma/nic hybrid. will have another go next month to see if i can used to it as it's such a good way to have a change and get refreshed.

Monday, 21 September 2009


aaargh what to do !!??!! i have a truly inspirational kit to work with from indigo mill ( checkout the peek on their blog ) but the weather is good enough to go to my allotment for a good sort out. do i make hay whilst the sun shines or get creative with my photos and that great kit ? how can i do both ?

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

jam as the new all purpose adhesive ?????

Another day of mad activity has passed and determind to find a crafty activity during the day that was suitable for kids to be present during, i made jam. Yes, jam. better than nothing ? and then i waited patiently for the kids to be asleep and did a layout, hurrah !! A very super quick one because i am trashed.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

where does the time go ? have now got 2 children at school so should be more relaxed hahaha ! already got little man off school poorly. what's a crafty lass to do ? i cannot get to my desk because someone (the big man ) has put his work stuff on my desk . is this a conspiracy ? I will get to the scissors and glue this week in order to prove that nothing can stop me making a mess and avoiding essential jobs around the house.

Monday, 7 September 2009

The only type of papercraft that i do reluctantly is card making. I make them for for family and friends but very dutifully. my fabulous little girl is six in a few days so i have pushed the boat out and voila ! not really a card though ,eh ? it's just cupcakes from scraps and some pegs altered to look like candles all hung out on some cotton tape. now for an envelope ???!!!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

i feel like i am stalking myself on my blog. is that possible? can you post too much ? anyhoo look at me all interthwebby, there is no one more pleased with me than i am, it's about time i stretched my brain to do something other than have photographic knowledge of the whereabouts of EVERYTHING my family have ever touched, played with or needed.
So another layout this time of my little girls new trainers which are a bit 'bling' to say the least. How kind of Ruby rock-it and lelli kelly to come up with co-ordinated shoe/scrapbook ranges. Get the papers whilst you can at Indigo mill also the ATC die cuts which have handily turned into a stencil too. Easy and quick to put together - hurrah! when time is as short as my free moments kits are great.
this bracelet is made from some white wooden beads and inbetween these are threaded some small pieces of felt that i needle felted from the most delicious coloured roving wool. the small pieces were just cut from a large piece that i made for my birkenstock layout to colour match my new shoes. is there any better way to motivate a paper junkie than shoes? maybe just more paper. talking of which the lovely indigo mill has also done splendid work with colour and put together some beautiful scrapbooking kits which are also a bargain. Aaargh who can resist a "deal" ?