Sunday 30 September 2007

One I forgot

Here is a LO i did using a sketch from blog till you drop. I have had this sketch for over a month but was taking my time to finish the LO as i was not happy with it till now. Still not sure on the colours as not my usual but they match the boys T shirts.

Also a few pics of my bind it all projects. I am binding everything in site at the moment.

Christmas journal

ATC size journal

Off to sunday lunch now at mums, roast beef and yorkshire pudding, yum

Bye for now

Saturday 29 September 2007

Quick update

Just a few pics whilst i have a break from study

My new recipe album/ journal

A quick christmas LO from Alex's nativity play, just took me 10 month's to scrap it.

Off to cook the tea now as i have just spent a few hours cooking cakes

Bye for now

Saturday 22 September 2007

laugh of the day

My friend sent me a email recently with this in it. It is a long read but keep going. I chuckled so much i thought i'd share it.

The following questions were set in last year's GCSE examinations in Swindon, Wiltshire. These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)

Q. Name the four seasons
A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar

Q. Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink
A. Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists

Q. How is dew formed
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire

Q. What causes the tides in the oceans
A. The tides are a fight between the earth and the moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins the fight

Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on
A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed

Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections
A. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election

Q. What are steroids
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs

Q. What happens to your body as you age
A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty
A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes
A. Premature death

Q. What is artificial insemination
A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour
A. Keep it in the cow

Q. How are the main parts of the body categorised (eg the abdomen)
A. The body is consisted into 3 parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels:
A,E,I,O and U

Q. What is the fibula
A. A small lie

Q. What does "varicose" mean
A. Nearby

Q. What is the most common form of birth control
A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium

Q. Give the meaning of the term "Caesarean section"
A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome

Q. What is a seizure
A. A Roman Emperor

Q. What is a terminal illness
A. When you are sick at the airport

Q. Give an example of a fungus. What is a characteristic feature
A. Mushrooms. They always grow in damp places and they look like umbrellas

Q. Use the word "judicious" in a sentence to show you understand its meaning
A. Hands that judicious can be soft as your face

Q. What does the word "benign" mean
A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight

Q. What is a turbine
A. Something an Arab or Shreik wears on his head

Doing lots of college work this weekend so not got anything crafty to show you yet. Of to my crop tomorrow so will be back.


Thursday 20 September 2007

More NSD prize LO's

Here is another LO using the kit won from Carolinez craftz.

I used it on this winter LO as the tiny little flowers and sparkly bits reminded me of snow.

Short of sweet entry tonight as i have to take the boys to their swimming club and i feel pants still so dont want to go!!!!!!


Tuesday 18 September 2007

More stuff from the NSD kit

I have done another LO with the kit i won from carolinez craftz kitz. I was saving this piece for something special.

I decided to use it in my new BOM LO. This month's prompt from Roz was to scrap sometthing somebody had said about you. This was going to be hard as i have been a cow to live with over the last few weeks. Stress with college, change in lifestyle and finance, plus the added worry of grandad being ill in england again.

I asked the boys for something nice about me and got from Alex"ask dan, he likes you better" I then asked mum and dad and got blank faces. They then preceded to real of a list of my short comings before eventually giving me some nice things.

I used the red cardstock to highlight my negative side and the girly pinky/ orange for all tye nice things. I added the words with a journaliing stencil which give it a sort of abstract look.

The little checked paper was K & Co and the B & W strip and text paper on the flower was by elsie.

Off to do another one with some more tonight, I am on a roll.

Saturday 15 September 2007

Cadbury Gorilla

Check out this link. I love this advert as it is so bizare. You certainly remember is is for chocolate!!!!

My first ever art journal/mini album

I decided i wanted to make a art journal after seeing some loverly journals over on 2 peas. I wanted one that i could leave hanging aroung on the coffee table so i could just pick it up and doodle away.

For my first attempt i decided my theme was going to be the boys. I made lots of tags. I found a bargin in asda recently, lots of different coloured index cards and a mini holder. I got the lot for £1.40. The index cards went in as journal pages. I added lots of daily dose cards from my minds eye to capture little daily bits of there lives. There is one about the contents of your pockets which is apt for dan especially since last weeks trouble at school. I decorated the front and back with DCVW rubons. the patterened paper inside was a mix of K and Co and the elsie range. I even cut into the self adhesive clothe 12 x 12. I am glad i did as it is so effective.

I also added some photos to break the journal up a bit and add interest. I added a paper bag for extra photos and an envelope for little things they make or bring home from school. Already got in their dolphin award cards fro yesterday that they came home from school with (merit scheme for the oldies like me!)

I am really pleased with this my first attempt. I bound it all together with my new toy, the bind it all. This could be the start of something beautiful, lol

Here are a few pics. NOt great shots as either i need new eyes or a new camera!

Front cover

Back cover

Inside pages

Lots of pictures i know but i love the finished result.

TFL as always

Friday 14 September 2007

another scrap attack finished item!!!!

I have finally managed to finish another class from the big even a few weeks ago. This was a christmas tag book using all the loverly red and green blonde moment papers. I just added some pics and my own bits and it looks great. Such a simple project and hard to beleive that a set of tags would turn out so great. I am doing these as christmas cards for the immediate family but with bind it all fixings instead of book rings.

Forgive the quality but they were so lumpy and hard to scan.

I have some brighter pics on the camera that i will add to the post once the battery is charged.

Off to finish my mini book/journal as it is coming along nicely
See ya later

Thursday 13 September 2007

Great alphabets

I found these on the net whilst looking for some ATC inspiration yesterday.

They look so elegant and i am sure i can do something crafty with them.

I may not be back for a few days as i have lots of college reading to do. I am also in the middle of another little mini book/ jouirnal of the boys and i still have to do my BOM LO.

Off to meet my DH for a chat and some lunch i think before back to another lecture and then home to take the boys for swimming lessons. I hate it as we are there from 4.30 until after 7 and it is so hot in the swimming pool.

Bye for now and TFL

Cute little mini book and decorative tin

This the the little mini book and tin i made at the big scrap attack event a few weeks ago. I finallt got around to finishing it. It is perfect to give away as a present but i thing i am going to keep it and just take it out for a drool every now and again.

The book itseld was made with the new bind it all machine which i have now ordered, (just think of the christmas presents i can make with it!!! That's my reasoning)

The tin is a maya road blank.

The tips and techniques taught by Dyan have made it easy to reproduce aa similar mini book quickly and they look just so damn good as well.


A long post is due i think!

I have alot to update with as i have not been very frequent.

Firstly i did not make it thru to the next round of the masterchef competition over on sprinkles. I am absolutely gutted as i gave it my all this time. I went out of my confort zone and embraced the use of paints, inks and stamps to creat something quite different to my usual style but something you couls still tell was mine. I wanted something that i was happy to enter with and would not be changed once the comp was finished, I was pround to put the finished LO into Alex's album. I will certainly use the techniques used again. I was disapointed to be booted out as i am a active menber of carolines and would have loved to have been on the DT especially as i have a lot more spare time on my hands now with no work. My mum did say that my LO's are complicated and would not be easy to reproduce but that is tought. I scrapbook for me and if i dont like the page i have done then what is the point. I am not comprimising my style for anyone. It seems that in this case my style was obviously not what the DT members were looking for. I will continue to enjoy my self doing what i do for me.

Here are a few pictures finally of the projects i made using the NSD kit i won at sprinkles. These projects are made with just half of one kit.

The first is a hand bag book that was in the goody bags foe the scrap attack event. I made one up for dispaly to show what could be done with it. I also sent it to MIL for her Birthday this week and she shed a tear apparently.

Next i made some cards. I used these for one of the challenges at the big event.

and finally a little maze book. I took so many non humans pictures for one of the masterchef rounds. They were mainly the flowers in my garden so i decided to put them in a little mini book. I chose all the flowers that were bright and matched the patterns of the kit.

And here they all are together.

That's the mamouth post over i think.