Wednesday 23 February 2011

What's on your desk

Just for fun, look what i found on my desk today.

I seriously need to get in and tidy my craft pit.


Sunday 20 February 2011

jUSt bOYz

So now Rebecca is coming up to 15 weeks old and has stopped with the colic so we have her in a nice bedtime routine going now. As a result i am able to get a bit more crafting done in the evenings and DH likes to look after her on the weekend as well.

So i made a LO this weekend for the monthly challenge. First one since October i think. We had to use a sketch and use fabric or fibres.

Here is my attempt. These are the only pics i have of Alex as a baby due to DH loosing them off the pc before they were backed up.

I challenged myself to use old stash again, so 3 year old Prima, Rusty Pickle And Love Elsie



Thursday 17 February 2011

Bubbly wednesday on a thursday

Well i am late posting this project as i have been internet less since Sunday. We had a power cut on Sunday and the net went off. After a day of the provider saying it was our laptop, (what 2 laptops, a pc, a xbox and a pS3) i dont think sooo. So then they say our modem must have been fried with the power surge and they would send us a new one. Then on Wednesday afternoon, i just happened to glance at the laptop to see it was online, all by its little self. So i thought i was good to go, but noooooooo, another power cut today. The electric was off for 3 and a half hours!!!

But better late than never. This week i made a little heart shaped trinket box

and i showed how to make beautiful paper roses.



Friday 11 February 2011

One of my favourite crafty people has a etsy shop that is a year old. And to celebrate Leeann is having a little give away. Here is what she has to say

happy 1st birthday to "the chip chop shop"...
Oh i am really excited that i can celebrate this little shops first birthday!!!

thank you to everyone that has supported me and made this possible for me to celebrate.

"the chip chop shop is 1 today" come on over and celebrate with me...

i have 3 birthday presents to giveaway
- do you want to win one?

Present 1 draw: Blog me

Present 2 draw: facebook or twitter me

Present 3 draw: place my blinkie on your blog

you can entry all 3 draws...

make sure you leave a comment here with a link so i can place your entry in the box's

prizes drawn and announced Monday 14th FEB and shipped out Tuesday 15thFEB

good luck ...miss wally

Got to be in it to win it.


Wednesday 9 February 2011

Mixed media folder journal.

So this week i made a loverly mixed media mini journal from one sheet of 12 x 12.

You can find all the info HERE, including a video of the original project.

Below are a few pics but the rest are on bubbly



Tuesday 8 February 2011

Just U

So i have managed to scrap! Started on sunday at my crop and a little done yesterday and the rest today. This LO is for the simply create challenge. See here for more info. Just a few more days left to enter to be in with a chance of winning £100 of stash.

Close up

Sorry about the pic quality. Light is poor up here in Scotland at the moment.

I was inspired to use old papers after my teamie Alix was being ruffless in her craftroom and was getting rid of stuff that was no longer used. So i think the basic grey paper in the background has been in my "collection" for about 4 years. I am also pround of myself, as i made the little heart lace paper myself on the silhouette.

Here is a shot of my crafting space. This poor dinning room table will once again have plates on it. 4 years of laptop and university text books, now swapped with changing mat, nappies and baby togs.

So i craft in this tiny space at the moment

And like something out of batman, at the flick of a switch its transformed back to this.

To be quickly occupied by little miss smelly bum, lol

Anyway back to my speed scrapping as Rebecca is on a nap, phew



Sunday 6 February 2011

And so it begins

So all the christmas goodies have finally been polished off so its now time to join weight watchers. I was really careful as to what i ate when i was pregnant as being bigger anyway, i had excess to spare, lol. So after birth i was exackly the same size as pre pregnancy. I lost a bit more in the first few weeks with lack of appertite, energy, mobility etc but then weeks of being snowed in, christmas and babe disrtubing the eating routine have meant i have piled it all back on again.

So off i went to WW on thursday. Imagine my shock when i realised i had put 2 stone back on in the 12 wks since Rebecca was born. So its a good job i bit the bullet.

So far all is going well. I have been cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Here are just a few pics.

A chicken Chow mein

Breakfast sausage and mushroom muffin

Will post some more soon and weight loss!"££%^^&*&(*^&^%^*(

Thursday 3 February 2011

New Challenge

The loverly Jaqui at Simply Create has a new challenge going on the blog. Here's what she has to say

New Challenge....

So the arrival of more white stuff today, has made me seek out some colour so here's a new challenge for you. Don't forget this is a sticky and will stay at the top of the blog...please scroll down for further posts...x

Using the inspiration board make something with paper or fabric reflecting the colours and what this board suggests to you. (I found this on a blog, who knows where all I can tell you it was a gorgeous blog and it was a wedding blog - and no I am already married so nothing to report). The best entry will be judged by my Mum and will win £100 of stash and this challenge is open to everyone, design team and staff. All I ask is that leave a comment, become a member of the blog and link to the challenge on your side bar. Happy Crafting!!!

So go on, have a play. And the arrival of more snow today has inspired me to have a craft day.



Wednesday 2 February 2011

Z fold album part 2

As promised, HERE is the second part of the album. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Crate Paper collection so much. ITs so me, bright with a slight vintage feel.

Photo overload

Check out the link above for more pics, a technique for making your own "tissue tape" and how to use sketches in a mini album.



Tuesday 1 February 2011

Sneaky sneaky

Just had to share as i love this new bubbly scrumptious project so much.

Full project tomorrow.