Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Something for nothing....Stickers

Shimelle's online class on Friday was to use up some of those stickers that everyone has in their stash. You will be please to know I don't have too many but I did use a whole pack up on this page!Since George passed away I have been back in touch with the rescue group that we got George through just to let them know. Well...they rang me last week to say a stray bull terrier had be handed in to the Council Pound and if no one came to collect him would I collect him so the charity could try and rehome him. All I knew about him was they thought he was 12...thats old for a bull terrier! I collected him on Sunday. He is a very old friendly dog, they had named him Billy.
Meet Billy.....
We are off to the vets today to get him a health check, he is going deaf and he is very wobbly on his feet. His favourite pastime is sleeping! Here he is enjoying the sunshine on Sunday afternoon.
Do you know anyone that would take on a Golden Oldie? Its not the right time for him to stay with me :-( x

Friday, 26 March 2010

March 25th

March 25th....the last day in my 25th Book. It was a boring work day so I thought I would use my weekly craft class at the Craft Den as the highlight of my day! We were given some creative freedom last night and challenged to use the items above. I love the white felt flower! Here is my finished page....

I cut the petals of the flowers into hearts shapes and inked the edges. I made a fabric yoyo to layer my button on then I added a few cross stitches to finish. Thanks Ladies for a good evening, here are the pictures I took at the class, how busy do we look??? LOL!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Shimelle's Sunday challenge

Sunday's challenge was to use whatever item of my stash I choose, to create a layout or project that uses no fewer than ten of that item: ten brads, ten pieces of ribbon, ten patterned paper scraps, ten buttons or so on.
I managed to use 10 brads and 10 patterned paper scraps. The picture is me and George chillin' on the beach in Anglesey back in 2008....Good times!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Shimelle's Friday Challenge

The challenge....can you use metal, cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon on the same project??? I was inspired by Shimelle's colour scheme on Prompt 3, red, black and white. I also had just the photo that I took on "a stay at home day" in January.
The red patterned paper is out of the very 1st pack of scrapbooking paper I ever bought (over 7 years ago)! The red metal beer bottle caps are also nearly as old! The black shaped cardstock so needed to be used up.....
I feel very proud of myself....Im using very old stash up. Did I mention I went to the Harrogate Papercraft show yesterday and bought more......I will never learn!

Today's challenge is to truly bust some stash! Whatever item of my stash I choose, I have to create a layout or project that uses no fewer than ten of that item: ten brads, ten pieces of ribbon, ten patterned paper scraps, ten buttons or so on. At least ten -- I get bonus points for lots more!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Card making....

Yey...Ive use some more of the circles, as you may remember I ended up with 109 circles when I made "My Dogs" page, I only used a small portion of them on there.

I am relatively new to card making so I thought I would have a go making a card. I help a dog rescue charity who rehome Bull Terriers. I am please with the card and think I might make a few and let the chatrity sell them to raise funds...what do you think?

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

More paper scraps...

I am loving Shimelle's Something for Nothing class. I have made finished my other page using more scraps. I didnt use as many circles as I planned so Im going to try and make some cards, watch this space!
The picture was taken last summer, I just love how happy George looks, he had a great smile xx

Monday, 15 March 2010

Something for Nothing 2nd Prompt

Do you have a way of storing your scraps of patterned paper after completing a scrapbook page or card?? I just wedge them in a 12x12 clear plastic pocket, they are not organised at all, in fact it is overflowing! Why am I telling you this?? The Shimelle's second prompt is about using up your scraps of paper, there are lots of inspirational ideas to get you to use them up...punch circles, mix paper and fabric, make something old into something trendy, and go with a grid. I was inspired to use up some of my scraps. I loved the "Go with a Grid". Since working on the 1st prompt, I though I would keep up the Metal theme so added more brads and some metal snowflakes! My stash doesnt look smaller though! Here is a sneek peek of my next page. I have gone with the Circles theme...thank god for Cricut machines! I have cut over 100 circles from some lovely paper scraps. I will post more once it is finished.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Something for Nothing

I've joined Shimelle new online class. Each class focuses on different scrapbooking supplies and offers a range of ideas for putting those supplies to work. Its all about using up your old stash, which I have quite a bit of! The first prompt was to add metal...eyelets, brads, frames, bottles tops! Im sure we all have some of those buried in our stash...I daren't tell you how long some have mine have been buried!

Here are my layouts...

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Creative therapy....

Thank you all for your kind comments on my sad news. It has been a hard weekend, a huge part of my life has gone. My bond with George was very close, he was my cuddle monster! He had a number of long term ilnesses which we cared for on a daily basis. I miss him so much xx
I didnt make it to the Craft Den class last week, thanks Mary and Lynne for thinking about me, they brought the Class kit home for me. I knew straight away that I had to do a page for George but I didnt want it to be sad. It has helped me to gather my thoughts whilst being creative, I even enjoyed cutting the flowers out??? I know, Im not feeling myself at the moment!
I loved the sparkly feel to the page just by adding stickles to the lovely Bo Bunny paper. I have hidden some journalling behind the main photo, it was very therapeutic to write my feelings down at this stage but didnt want people to read them now.

Friday, 5 March 2010

My heart is broken....

R.I.P George, you will be missed more than words can say.

George was only with us a short time, you can read about George's story here

Night Night Georgey Fella, you were the best!

Monday, 1 March 2010

My Winter Wonderland

I have been planning this double layout for 2 months...LOL! I bought the lovely Bo Bunny paper from the Craft Den Sale just after Christmas with plans to get the layout completed in the break between Christmas and New Year. You can see what thought did!!!
Time has just passed so quickly since Christmas I can't believe it is the 1st of March today! In between watching Dancing on Ice last night I managed to lay my design out on the table, thinking I would experiment with some different techniques on this layout but no! I decided on less is more for this one so ended up with a basic layout! I think I had over thought this one which was my excuse for not getting it done until now.

Hope you like it?