Monday 30 November 2009

Rusty Pickle is coming to Scotland

What is going on i here you say, two blog posts in one day after weeks of inactivity, lol

Well i had to spread the word. Lance Anderson AKA Mr Rusty Pickle is coming to Europe in the next few weeks and whilst he is here he is planning a trip to Scotland.

Here are all the details.

Rusty Pickle Workshop With Lance Anderson
Tuesday 8th December at the Queens Hall, Charlestown, Nr Limekilns, Fife. (Directions available on request)

14h30 - 17h30 Fall Splendor Album £30
18h00 - 21h00 Christmas Shazam £35

Cost includes all the materials needed to create these fun albums and Tea/Coffee/Juice and cakes.

If you would like to book a place please email me, Beckie Dreyer, with which workshop/s you would like to do!

Many Thanks and look forward to seeing you soon

You can see a great video of the christmas class and find Beckie's email details on her blog HERE

So if you live near or in Fife or fancy a road trip down to fife, why not take advantage of the opertunity to have Lance teach you a class, guaranteed laughts and craftyness all around.


Crafty me time

I took some time out on Sunday from family and college work to go to my crop. I took 3 projects with me and half completed just two. But i did finish one when i got home.

I made a christmas wreath for Ribbon Oasis. I know there are lots of them out there in cyber space but i am just too lazy to cut hundreds of circles out or make tiny flowers. THis one is supposed to be made with 100% ribbon cut at 4" lengths but i am not parting with that amount of my precious ribbon, not even for Santa!!!!

So i gathered all my gold, blue and brown PP and CS from my scrap box and cut into pieces about 4 inches x 1/2 inch. You will need lots. I tried to make about 6 pieces of each pp or ribbon with the bulk of the circle being filled in with mainly blue pieces.

My ring is 10" in size.

To make the circles, you put them together as if making rings for old fashioned paper chains, overlap slightly and puch a straight pin from the inside out through the paper/ribbon. And thats it. I made most of my rings first and then attached. I also put most of the paper rings in first then went around and slotted in the ribbon rings later.

I dangled a christmas decoration in the middle, £1 from Tesco's for 12, bargin.

So here is mine

Hope you like, any questions, just ask


Thursday 26 November 2009

A few recent projects

I have a few projects to show you that i have made for Bubblyscrumptious.

The first is a Maya road christmas album and the second is a paper bag book, thats right, you thought they'd gone out of fashion didnt you.

PLus i made a quick set of cards to match

And here is my Thanks giving paper bag book.

All the instructions are available on bubbly scrumptious and you can get the kit i used from the shop as well.

Hope you like them and i would love to see your own paper bag books if you get a chance.



Monday 23 November 2009

this blog will self destruct with lack of use!!!!!!

I promise i will be back soon with a post about UTAH and a catch up with some crafty projects but i am catching up with college stuff from my week off.


Saturday 7 November 2009

Design Team Call

Caroline is looking for a few DT members for the Bubbly scrumptious Challenge blog.
You can find info here and see the blog here

For the Bubbly Scrumptious Challenges Blog we are looking for a further two or three DT members.

Someone who can commit to producing a project each week to fit in with the challenge theme. Challenges are every Sunday - with a bigger challenge first Sunday of the month where participants can win a prize.

Someone who is happy to work with their own stash and on occasion work with products sent to them from Bubbly Funk. Most of the time it will be working on a project to a specific theme with your own stash, but there will be times when it would be nice to highlight certain products from the shop, which will be sent to you in advance.

You will need to promote Bubbly Scrumptious Challenges on your Blog and any Forum you visit. We will send you a blinkie to add to your blog.

The DT position will initially be for a period of three months.

Applications welcome from UK and International.

* * * * * *

~ Email me (link in right hand column) with three images of your best and favourite work. A variety of projects is good!

~ Let us know if you are a scrapbooker, cardmaker or into altered art/home decor. You can include different types of projects, but let us know what your speciality is.

~ Why are you interested in being on the Bubbly Scrumptious Challenges Design Team.

~ Let us know if there is anything else you think we should know about. Are you on any DT's for instance.

~ A link to your blog.

~ Contact info - name, address, tel no., email address.

* * * * * *

Submission dates:

Send project images and above information to me by 14th December 2009 (email link in right hand column).

Successful applicants will be notified by 18th December 2009 with a start date for the Challenge on Sunday 4 January 2010.

Any queries just ask!

Go on you know you want too.........


Friday 6 November 2009

And the winner is........

I have made the draw using

And number 6 is Wrightsboysmum. Congrautulations Sonja. Well done.

If you could email me with your address and I will get the parcel into the post later.

Back to my baking for the school coffee morning.


Wednesday 4 November 2009

Bubbly funk day

Well as you know wednesday is my day for a Bubblyscrumptious post. I showed you the sneak peak earlier in the week but here is the finished LO.

Its made using the beautiful Autumn Leaves christmas collection. I love them, so bright, modern and funky. I have more to come over the next two weeks whilst i am away with my rusty girls so keep watching the blog as the loverly Caroline will be posting them up in my place.

Dont forget to check out the bubbly funk shop as judgeing from the goodies i received today in the post you are in for some inspirational treats.

Dont forget the RAK on the post below, leave a comment to be in with a chance to win. Bargin.



Tuesday 3 November 2009

Shimelle's Blogging for scrapbookers

I know i said i was abandoning the blog for my essay but i forgot i signed up for the class so i had better make use of it. I have decided its going to be my coffee break time out project each day.

So the prompt was little or no time which just fits perfectly with how my life is steam rolling along at the moment. I have to tell you i overslept this morning. the first time ever. I don't usually need an alarm clock as i wake at 7am on the dot each day and switch the alarm off. But not today, i woke at 8.25am, OMG, shock horror. I was rushing the kids around and the school bus just sailed past the house. We frantically drove to school and got their with 5 minutes to spare. Just shows how frazzled i am and how i must of needed that sleep, lol.

Anyway here is a photo of one part of my desk, piled up with books for a module i am taking. I am designing a wildlife garden with children and biodiversity in mind!!!! Daunting i know.

With the boys being off yesterday i took advantage of a study free day and made 4 dozen pumpkin cupcakes (Thanks to shimelle for the recipe) they are beautiful. I also made a few little Halloween candy pouches with my newly arrived Thriller collection from RP.

You can see the full collection of Thriller on the Rusty Pickle site. And to celebrate the delivery of this wonderful stash, i have one set of thriller papers to GIVE away as a RAK. Just leave me a comment by Friday 9am and i will randomly pick a name and get in the post that day. And i will also chuck in the unclaimed RAK from the Rusty pickle blog hop as the person who won didn't bother claiming it despite me leaving plenty of messages. So here is that RAK as well.

It features the new panama jack collection and a class kit. I don't think either of these collections are available in the UK yet so grab em while you can.

Happy blogging


Monday 2 November 2009

Bubbly scrumptious sneaks

Well i am about to abandon the blog for a bit as i am frantically trying to finish, or should i say start a 2500 word essay on renewable energy for college. I like the subject but i have hurdles being thrown at me all over the place like children on two Weeks half term and days like today when there is no school due to the bad weather and floods here in the NE of Scotland. Arhhhhhh

Anyway i have been supper organised and made my next 3 weeks worth of scrumptious challenges and Wednesday projects in advance, with all my instructions typed as well, arnt i good or is that just hysterical energy i am using. Now i can concentrate on the essay and DH can pack for my trip to UTAH next week, lol. I will have certainly earned this holiday.

Anyway here are a few sneaks. The first two are for this coming Wednesday and the last one for the week after.

As always, thanks for dropping by


Sunday 1 November 2009

Weekly challenge time

Its time for the weekly challenge over on bubblyfunks challenge blog. This weeks challenge is to use the Proverb ‘a thing of beauty is a joy forever’ somewhere on your project.

Here is mine. I struggled with this as i wanted to use purple to match little sarah's dress but i only had a bout 5 pieces of purple, lol

Also forgive the pic but my camera is broke and i usually borrow my mums but she has had the check to take it away on holoday with her!!

TFL Sarah