Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Well here we are at the very end of the year .. I hope you all have had a great Christmas & are looking forward to a creative & exciting New Year !
I've had a Fabulous Christmas which is not yet over (nearly a week later) .. tonight we are gathering with DH's family & exchanging our gifts so the kids are very excited about the 'next' christmas as well as the New Year !
I have taken a photograph of the Tags that were the base creations for the 12 tags of Christmas workshop ... the next workshop is being held on Saturday January 31st & it's a beginners guide to scrapbooking .. I'm really looking forward to this class, it should be great fun :)
Since I was last on here I have invested in a new Camera .. wow I love it .. I now have so much that I want to scrapbook !
So I shall leave it here & again wish you A very HAPPY new Year x

Friday, 19 December 2008

Not the best photo's in the world But these were taken at the most recent workshop 'The 12 tags of Christmas' on December 11th 2008.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Well here we are in December .. have to confess that the christmas cake hasn't even been marzipaned yet ! much for getting it cooked early, I'm no better off now than I normally am lol :o)
Had a great 12 tags of christmas workshop last week, met some lovely ladies & we all had a great laugh & they created some beautiful works of art .. I have some photo's on my camera ..will get them on here tomorrow.
We've altered our date for the Beginners guide to scrapbooking workshop in January to Saturday 31st ..Places are going quick so make sure if you want to join us that you get your name down soon.
I hope your all getting in the festive mood, I love this time of year & am as much a child when it comes to christmas as my kids & yes I always get a little disapointed when i peep through the curtains & there's no snow .. though a good white frost is quite acceptable on christmas morning ;)
I shall be back here tomorrow to add the photos ...Oooh speaking of which I have just purchased a new Canon camera & zoom lense ..LOVE IT already !! ... it's making me want to get scrapping NOW ! see you tomorrow x

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Into November now ... fireworks night has been & gone & it's now that my thoughts usually turn to Christmas :)
I love it ... I've actually done about 1/2 of my 30-40 strong present list, & I've just taken my Christmas Cake out of the oven , Mmmmm smells lovely :D
I've also got a Creative Art & Craft evening coming up a week on Thursday, where there will be a team of us demonstrating different products & techniques .. got a lot of work to do before then in preparation !
The workshop in December for the 12 tags of Christmas has been filling up nicely ..still a few places left yet though.
I've altered a mirror I have had lying around for an age from Ikea .. I used fancy Pants alphas from the cuttlebug, Silver kingspan tape & alcohol Inks & did my own take on Tim Holtzs version that he did on one of his DVD's.
& I'm in the process of altering a 'Bare elements' Mannequin ..will post a pic when it's finished :D
Also took delivery today of my new Cropadile Big Bite with 340 Gromlets .. me thinks I need a play !
I've posted a few new pics today ... thanks for taking the time to catch up with me :D x

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

I know, I know it's 2 weeks since I last blogged .. how bad am I lol ? Oh well !
I have done some scrapping & am just putting together a tag book made from all sorts of tags off clothing so it will be quite random in shape & texture .. but I like that :)
I will post a picture when it's done. I've got a couple more lo's done using a new range in at artist trading post .. it's the new recycled range from K&Co ... I can't believe the quality for the price you pay .. it's only £3.35 for a pad of 12x12 plain toning double sided cardstock, £3.35 for their 4x6" matting pad with 24 double sided sheets, & only £3.35 for a box of co-ordinating alphabets (5 of them !) .. all in a whole range of colours ... they're fab ! again .. i will post some pics as soon as I can. I saw the prices & had to buy a set lol :D
I've also been playing with my alcohol inks again, stamping images on them & then using glossy accents to hi-lite ... I'd better get my camera out & take some pics to post hadn't i lol ...catch you soon :D

Monday, 6 October 2008

Well we're into October already ! I have made a start on the Christmas shopping & all is well in my world :)
I have been playing with Utee again .. I have done the microscope slides though a bit more practise may be required lol .. but I was quite pleased with them for my 1st attempts .. they will make great embellishments on the front of board books etc as well as being unique pieces of jewellery or card toppers ..infact with so many potential uses I'd better get making some more :D ... (Any excuse !)
I've submitted a LO to a magazine for their readers gallery .. see if they like it, I've never tried to submit anything like that before ! still I won't hold my breath blue really doesn't suit me.
I'm also supposed to be getting some work done & adding more classes to the workshop schedule so between that & housework (booo) that's my day sorted i suppose .. oh well catch you soon

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Went scrappy shopping yesterday ... i love finding new things to play with & it might sound a bit wierd but I am so pleased that my microscope slides have arrived this morning .. all ready for collaging a la Tim style :D ... infact think i might just fire up the melting pot as we speak (well as I type anyway) ...there's on now :D ... better go & get some slides decorated & ready to dip ! will post some pics when I've got something to show you :D

Monday, 22 September 2008

Been very busy today, trying to catch up with the housework so I can 'play' uninterrupted :D Have been getting some LO's ready for a competition .. must get them posted off this week, & have lot's more idea's of things to do ...
Just need the time & energy lol :D
Just going to upload some pics & will post them on here shortly

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Well today is 'let's re-paint the studio day' I have been planning to do it for a while, but today is the day ! with soft cream & vintage powder blue walls's starting to come together ..I can't wait to make some new 'art' to decorate my space ..speaking of which I recently ordered the book " Where women create" .. I ordered it off amazon & have had an email to say that its been despatched .. I am so looking forward to being inspired by it !

Friday, 5 September 2008

"Live the Life you have imagined"
Don't you think that is a wonderful thought ?
It's one I want to aspire to & be encouraged by.
After all, anything is possible

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Just how cute are these pictures .. I've just come across these pictures of Tarka when he was a baby .. thought I'd share them with you :o) (they're down at the bottom of the page)

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

I have just purchased a product from Letraset, it's called Safmat & is a clear adhesive film that you can print on .. I discovered it at a local crop where a friend was using it .. she makes beautiful layouts with all this lovely journaling & I decided that I NEEDED a go with this stuff ! .. so I ordered it yesterday & it has arrived already ... so guess what I'm going to be playing with :o)
I'll post a picture when I've done a layout with it .. see what you think !