Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Happy Birthday Miss Albaeda Nell Gwynn...here's to another 7 years together!
Monday, 21 September 2009
We had a great day out at Whirlow Hall Farm, Big G came second in the Dog Show for the Best Rescue Dog. Daisy had fun on the agility course, even if the instructor said she needed to lose a few pounds!! She takes after her mum. The weather was amazing, there wasnt a cloud in the sky all day. I took these pictures when we got home, George is showing off his rosette!52 weeks to make cute Pinwheels. I could'nt resist them so Ive put them on a page for Isabel....I made the OH eat two Lollipops just to make this page! LOL!
Sunday, 20 September 2009
My best friend Norma has been helping me trace my family tree. She is a whizz at it...I now know I am related to the Rowley's and the Else's. I think we are going grave stone hunting next week. I cant wait!
In preparation for tracing my family tree I raided my Mum's old photos. This photo is taken in 1952, it is my Grandma and Grandad Thompson's wedding....unfortunately neither of them are with us now. My Mum identified all the relatives so I could show Norma and put a face to all the names she has been working with to follow my family tree.
Craft Den last Thursday....It was lots of fun! As always I scrapped my Niece Isabel! And as usual Ive crammed as many phots as I can on the page...LOL!
Better get off as still in my PJ's and we are having a day out at the Whirlow Hall Farm Fayre...hope the weather stays fine!
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Sunday, 13 September 2009
This is the back I decided to keep it simple!
My crafting friends made up for me not spending much at the craft show...They bought some new cartridges for their Cricut machine but as they are going on holiday this week they kindly let me have a play with them first. It was great fun, I love the lettering and flourishes on the Storybook cartridge. I got out my scrap box of paper and starting playing, the next time I noticed it was past midnight! I couldnt let them go to waste so I have completed a layout with them on.....
The picture is of my Mum and Brothers taken over 10 years ago. I must find out where, I can see the pier and the pebbley beach, it must be down South????
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Yesterday I attended a class at Craft Den to make an altered box frame. The class was great, Lynne guided us through the process clearly and by lunch time we had the frame painted and ready to decorate. Everything was laid out for us to decorate our little frames. I was like a big kid in a sweet shop, there was so much to choose from. I especially like the clock handles and the cute little crowns! The girls kindly let me take a picture of their finished frames so here goes.......
I must say a big thank you to the girls, for their great company and for being so helpful. I was a bit overwhelmed at working in a small scale. I think I followed Sue around for hour learning how to use alchol inks, I ask too many questions!
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
I have painted the canvas with Claudine Hellmuth semi gloss acrylic paints. You can get them from the Craft Den, they have some scrummy colours! I have used Classic Teal and Sabel brown. I have printed with bubble wrap on top of my base colours. Here is a close up of BJ, he has a circle of bling around him!
Monday, 7 September 2009
Norma's neighbours called round a few times, we had all the papers laid out on her kitchen floor drying, they must have wondered what the hell we were up to!
These are my final set of papers, we coloured some tags to match and stamped on some pages out of an old book to use as embellishments.
Friday, 4 September 2009
Here's my finished page from last night's class at the Craft Den. Lynne kept us very busy with this page, it was thoroughly enjoyable though! I have added a chipboard letter title. I painted the letters with Claudine Hellmuth paints Classic Teal, it matches the papers perfectly, then I inked the edges with black ink.
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
I went to an evening craft class at the Craft Den tonight.....when I walked in they all commented "we've just be looking at that face" My first though was what have I done now! They replied...."You are in the Crafty Stamper magazine!" Im on page 30 (bottom left)!
I'd forgotten I posted one of my scrapbook pages that had been inspired by the magazine's sketch challenge in July. It was a lovely surprise. I am thrilled to bits, it was the first time I have sent anything into a magazine so it is great to be published. This is the original page.....
If you want a copy they are selling like hot cakes from the Craft Den...I promised it has got nothing to do with me being in it...LOL!