Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Been Pooter-less Again!!!

Yes, my faithful old PC died last week :( She's been a loyal and faithful friend for 7 years, but this time, she'd had enough!

So - I'm sitting here blogging on my new (well, new to me) PC with a NINETEEN inch screen!!! I feel like I'm at the control panel for NASA LOL.

And it's arrived just in the nick of time, as we're running a Cyber Crop over at FaithScrappers UK this weekend. It starts a 7pm on Friday, with classes and challenges being posted all through Friday evening and Saturday. Sunday will be class-less, but we will have a Bible Study during the day.

Our CCs are pretty relaxed - there's no pressure to join in with the classes or challenges, you just pick the ones you fancy having a go at. And if you want to do them all ...... FAB! It's a chance to learn some new techniques, create some meaningful projects, chat with other crafters and have fun. The theme for this Cyber Crop is The Power Of Prayer!

Come on over and join us - if you're not already a members you'll need to join. Just register for membership (let me know you've done it babsm316@yahoo.co.uk and I'll approve the membership asap) and then let the herma fly!!!

Monday, 8 February 2010

SEEK - Art Journal Caravan Page

Here's another one I worked on in the wee hours - the parcels of supplies for the AJC are just SOOOO scrummy, I can't wait to play with them. Really should start downloading them during the day instead of the evening though, then maybe I'll get to bed before 2am LOL.

When I saw that the Verb of the Week was SEEK, this verse from scripture sprang instantly to mind. It's one of my favourites, and has a special place in my heart.

All the elements come from Tangie Baxter's Parcel 6 from the Art Journal Caravan. If you love these parcels as much as I do, then join the Caravan and you'll be able to buy each weekly parcel for half price!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Simply ME

I've got a bit behind with everything, as I've not been well for the past week or so, and so it's been really painful to sit (and stand, lie down, walk ..... doesn't leave much does it LOL). Thankfully, things are easing, and I've been able to sit tonight and do my Week 5 page for the Art Journal Caravan at Scrapbook Graphics. I've also managed to put together 5 journaling blocks for a swap over on FaithScrappers UK - can't show them until the swap is completed, but I will post them when it is - promise!

Got a busy week this week, but will try and do some more scrapping when I can .... it's so nice to spend some time just chilling with my laptop, some digi elements and my mojo!

I also wanted to show you my page for the first FSUK - Journey With God's People Challenge. The study this month is on Abraham and there's a bible study and discussion over on the FSUK Forum

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Yummy Mummy Week for CLIC Sargent

I'm so excited - I've just signed up to hold a PartyLite Show and Coffee Morning as part of the CLIC Sargent Yummy Mummy Week in March.

They are aiming to raise £300,000 at events during the week of 6th-14th March to support children with cancer.

This is SUCH a worthwhile charity, and I've always been a sucker for kids charities. It's also the chosen charity of PartyLite UK - so what better way for me to raise money for them!

I'll be holding the show on Monday 8th March - more details to follow, and I'll be donating the Hostess Commission (that's a minimum of 10% of sales made at the event) to CLIC Sargent, plus the proceeds of the raffle with a VERY special prize for the lucky winner (I may even throw in an extra couple of prizes).

If you live locally to Dartford, Kent then come along and have a coffee with me. If not, and you'd like to help raise money for such a wonderful charity, then drop me an email (shininglites@ymail.com) with your address and I'll send you a catalogue.

Help me to help them to help the kids!!!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

I've learnt something new today!

It's been a bit of a morning of discoveries. I was doing my morning blog roundup, when I came across a challenge on The DigiChick Blog using a PSD Template. Well, never having used templates before, I was a bit wary about doing this challenge. So, after resorting to the good-old Google, I found a really easy tutorial on using layered templates at Misty Cato Designs. It was really easy to follow, in plain simple steps which is ideal for me, as I do tend to be a bit technically challenged! After playing around for a while until it finally clicked, I came up with this:-

The glitter on the butterflies came from a freebie at Scrapbook Design Down Under, and the supplies for the rest of the layout came from Jen Martakis' February Kit which I absolutely LOVE.