Thursday, 26 April 2012

Finding Fun with Carolyn Phillips

My lovely friend, Carolyn Phillips, is starting a FREE craft series called Finding Fun. It begins TOMORROW, and looks like great fun. Check out her blog - bookmark it or add it to your blog reader - and join us for the fun and games.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Photo Of The Day - 1st April

Been a while since I posted one of these too!

I love this photo I took of John & Laura at church this morning - I think candid shots are often more meaningful than posed ones.

Tittivation was done on - very similar to Picnik which is no longer available, so it looks like this will become my new photo editor of choice (at least for basic stuff).

Falling a bit behind!

I can't BELIEVE it's really 1st April already! The past couple of months have been really hectic - hence no crafting :-( I've fallen behind with all my projects, so today I'm hoping to re-activate my crafting mojo ... even if it only goes as far as filling in my Log Your Memory diary (not added anything since January!)

The decorating of the living room is taking a lot longer than we had hoped - not helped by a couple of months of me being a bit low healthwise. My crafting kit is pretty much packed away in boxes still - not that this is any excuse for NOT filling in my diary! All that needs is a pen! So, I'll be printing off April's sheets tonight/tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I'm currently sitting here with the kids watching the Kids' Choice Awards and getting VERY concerned about how much I'm screaming lol. I must spend FAR too much time watching the kids channels.

In my defense, the celebrities aren't ALL under 21! Robert Downey Jnr is coming up soon!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Wedding Album

Last February I made a Wedding Album for Ian's cousin - and it's just occured to me that I never got round to sharing it with you all!

So, here it is .... better later than never, as they say!

Pictures are a bit blue - I really do need to get the hang of the White Balance lol.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Doodles Unleashed Week One

So, as we move into week two of the Doodles Unleashed workshop at Strathmore Artists Studio I've finally got around to having a play with the week one technique. Not entirely sure this genre is for me, but I did have fun.

The page is going into my Scrapbook*Life*Journal as a reminder of my One Little Word for 2012.

I'd love to know what you think - honest views welcome as I'm not sure if this is an artform I want to continue working on or not ... to me it looks like something my kids would paint.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Ten on the Tenth - January

So, it's the 10th of January ALREADY! How did that happen???

Reading through other blogs I came across posts about Ten on the Tenth - something I think Shimelle started. What a great idea! So, my 10 for January is a list of tools I'd like to own by the end of 2012:-

1) Sizzix Big Shot Pro Machine - I just love the idea of being able to die cut up to 12x12!

2) We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon Sets - what a great way to add ribbon borders to projects!

3) We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Punches to add a bit of pizazz to my layouts

4) We R Memory Keepers Corner Chompers - I'm sure there was only one last time I looked!

5) We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile III - Main Squeeze - I love corners and tabs.

6) We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II - Big Bite I use my Crop-A-Dile to set all my eyelets, but it would be great to be able to get into the centre of a 12x12 layout.

7) The Imaginisce I-Rock - I find adhesive gems slide out of place on cards so it would be great to fix them on more permanently.

8) Completing my Promarker collection - there are still a fair few colours to get and I LOVE THEM!

9) Ultra-Fine Nibs for each of my Promarkers to make them even more versatile

10) MDF Stands for my Promarkers - these on Ebay look fab!

There are lots of other tools I'd like ... but 10 will do for a start!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Another Early Birthday Present

I've been such a lucky girl this year for early birthday presents - only problem is I don't think there is anyone left to give me a present on my actual birthday lol.

This birthday pressie was from Ian - and I got it on New Year's Eve! Stephanie Ackerman over at Homegrown Hospitality is running a year long class called Scrapbook*Life*Journal (details are towards the end of the post) - so far there are over 200 of us all over the globe taking part and having a ball. Registration has been extended through to the 31st January, so there is still time for you to join us (I know some of my readers are already taking part!)

Each month has a different theme throughout the year - January is Being Honest With Yourself - and includes a monthly doodle page to colour and embelish, journalling prompts, calendar page, verses, techniques and loads more.

Below are some of my January pages - I'm having SO much fun on this class and using up long hoarded stash in the process (much to Ian's delight!). I'm also spending time on ME - although this month is hard as it's all about being HONEST. You'll see from my Honesty page why that is hard for me!

So .... on with the pages so far:-