Tuesday, 28 December 2010

It's All Over.....

Finished double page layout!

I love Christmas once it's all over, the 6 week build up drives me mad! I love the time off work at home at Christmas time. A chance to catch up on scrapbooking and walks with the dogs! I have finally finished the pages I started a while ago for Luna! I had treated myself to a new Cricut cartridge "Songbird". I jusy love the font and the shapes, so cute the wellington boots!

I've had some packets of pearls for a while but havent got round to using them.....I think I made up for it on theses pages! I also used my pearl scrolls that I got from the Craft Den ages ago, I think they look scrummy!!

Luna is growing strong and fast. She is becoming quite a handful but we love her. Puppy classes start in a weeks time, oh how much fun they are going to be...not!

My favourite way to spend Boxing Day, walking in the Peak District with the dogs. It was snowing hard when we set off but it soon stopped. It was totally white over on the hills but not too deep to enjoy a walk.
I am back at work tomorrow but making the most of my time at home, I've got another layout on the go of our last foster Angus. It's alway productive when you can't see the dining room table...lol!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Xmas cards....Dogs, Dogs and more Dogs!

A spot of creative time....just what I needed. I've made a few cards to send to my doggy friends and foster families. The paper is from Tesco's, what ever next! I was gob smacked when I saw a lovely 6x6 pack of scrabooking paper on the shelves!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Snow, snow, snow!

 Daisy and BJ enjoying the snow...BJ hates it really, it's too deep for him to walk through!
 Our road....where?

 Daisy and Luna keeping warm!

Sorry not much crafting is going on here...I think the weather is effecting my creativity! Lol! I just thought I would share some snowy pictures. I had 3 snow days last week as they had shut our place of work. I still didnt achieve much on the creative front. I have started another layout for Luna but its just not coming together!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Let It Snow....

 The challenge on Anything Goes this week was Let It Snow.....I could resist this digi stamp with the cute dog! That would be Daisy up to mischief, she would knock the head of the snowman and hide!
I often send christmas cards to my foster dogs and their new families so I can see me making a few of these! Ive had a great day today, shopping with the girls, then saw the Christmas lights being switched on in Chesterfield.
Here is my Mum, Isabel and my sister Rachel.
 Isabel and her Daddy enjoying the rides
Im working away again for the next two weeks so Ive cleared all my craft stuff away today, I really missed home last time. Kathryn, you made me chuckle with your comments, the OH knows he is bottom of the pack, lol!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Week 24...Emboss It! Over on Anything Goes!

Over on Anything Goes Challenge blog this week is emboss it! I have tripled embossed a snowman cutout using Blonde Moments Ultra Thick Pearl White embossing powder, which I have stamp a christmas sentiment stamp into for added texture. The paper is the  free Craftwork Cards paper from inside last month Creative Cardmaking magazine.
 To finish add some Card Candy and gold Pearl Paint to decorate the edges!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Glad to be back home......

What a week! I missed home loads! I have been working away and hated every minute of it, so glad to be back. Just before I went away I was blog hopping and found a great site with digital images Delightful Inspirations Ive never used a digital image before but have seen so many of you blog about them. Im hooked! The site as got some great doggy related ones for Christmas. I have painted the image with Distress Inks...dont look too close! Im still practicing!!!
It was my monthly sewing class this Saturday, we made a great envelope bag which I  going to use to take my basic craft stuff to classes. A kind friend had some hand made pottery buttons which went great with my seaside related fabric, thanks Ann, and to Sarah for showing us how to make it. It is very clever little bag with lots of pockets, it is made from one wadded square of fabric.
Here's Luna, I was amazed at how big she had grown whilst I had been away!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

I hate goodbyes....

 Today, Angus our old fella went to his retirement home, in Brighton! He will be missed, we loved his character, the oldies are so much fun. We wont be fostering for a while now we have Luna, I definately got my hands full there!
Ive been having a play with the Big Shot this week, Ive discovered what that tan rubber mat is for! Its amazing what you learn when you read the instructions...Lol! I cut some snowflakes out of a cereal box then used them to emboss my back ground before triple embossing them.I had great fun, I only made one card but played for a few hours! I am working away this week so up early tomorrow, I'm not looking forward to it, I will miss my gang , Daisy, BJ and Luna x

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

B is for Bell

This is my card for this week's Anything Goes Challenge.The challenge is the letter B...for bell! I have decide to take a break from the Craft Den Design Team due to my hectic home life at the moment but had already made this at the weekend.
 I have triple embossed a wooden bell shape with Blonde Moments Ultra thick embossing powder, then stamped into it with a christmas sentiment stamp. I have also stamped a poinsetta and added some gold pearl pen to finish the card off.
Finally I added pearls, punched foliage and a home made paper flower....best get a move on I now have 4 dogs to walk!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Our new additions.......

Meet our new arrivals...Angus (left) 12 years old and Luna (middle) 12 weeks old.  Angus is our lastest foster dog, his owner has died so he finds himself looking for a retirement home. He has a lot of energy and love to give. Now Luna is our new addition, she is deaf in one ear so her Breeder was looking for a special home for her and we are it! OMG what have I let myself in for!
 Angus is a sweet old boy, he is nearly identical in looks to Daisy, which causes some confusion, so if he is up to mischief, we often shout "stop it Daisy", to find out it is the Old Fella!
 This is Luna, she comes from a very famous breeder who was looking for the right home for her as she is deaf in one ear so he wouldnt breed or show her. Daisy's puppy mum put us in touch with him so we are really lucky as she was free to the right home. She is a stunner! They called her Una, cos of the deafness in one ear! We had an amazing full moon in Sheffield last weekend so we extended her name to Lunar! We are spelling it without the r!
 This is her up to no good in the garden this morning! She loves to chew all the shubs, its a good job Im not a kean gardener!
 I have completed Luna's, 1st scrapbook layout! I have used some great stamps from the Craft Den to stamp the Puppy title, they are by Scrappy Cat, if Lynne has any left they are a real bargain. I have also used some left over scraps from a Blonde Moment paper.

Woof is the new bark....is from some cute wrapping paperI bought when I visited New York some years ago, Im trying to use my stash up, so I can buy more! Well I think I am going to be very busy over the next few months, this house training stuff is hard work!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Happy Halloween.....

I love Halloween, ever since we went to America, around Halloween time. I love all the decorations! Here is my little wallhanging that I have made. Sorry not a scrap of paper in sight!

I have neglected my other hobby for a while. It was good to get the sewing machine and fabric back out. I love applique, my sewing machine has a great button hole stitch, so makes it really easy to complete. Hope you like it?

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Saturday is Dabble Day at the Craft Den!

I've had a great day at the Craft Den, it was Christmas Dabble Day. Lots of brilliant projects with fun techniques
 I had a go a triple embossing with Ultra thick embossing powder, which I stamped into. I loved this one!
 We used some lovely Martha Stewart punches. Lots of stickles and glitter with a charm to finish!

 I have been off work this week with the flu, so Ive had some time to concentrate on my other hobby, patchwork and quilting. Here is a sneek peek of my Anything Goes Challenge ready for next week. Can you guess what the theme might be??

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

This week on Anything Goes....

 My Black and White LO's for this week's Anything Goes Challenge

I have used some great Daisy Bucket papers from the Craft Den, they have great names "Black Tie Affair" and "Dinner With Friends" and are double sided. The flowers are made from the same paper using the "George" cartridge on the Cricut. I have inked them with Distress Ink, Black Soot. I have added buttons, glittered chipboard accents and used a foliage punch from my stash. To finish I have used the cover stamp from last month' Crafty Stamper!

The photographs were taken on the very first Hen night of many, we had a girly weekend in Cardiff. We saw Michael Ball in Hairspray The Musical, he made a great Edna Turnblad. We had never been to Cardiff before, I would totally recommend it, there's a brilliant shopping mall right in the centre of the the city. The top left picture below is us stood outside The Millenuim Centre, its very impressive at night! The inspiration for the pages came from an amazing piece of architecture in the city (top right)!