Monday, 17 May 2010

My first....

I have been meaning to blog all weekend, but time has just run away with me! Whilst at work today I was thinking about what I should write as I have been trying out some new techniques so thought I would title the post My First..... Then when logging on I found some lovely blogging friends had given me my first blog award, I am so pleased, thanks Kerry and Lynne.

At my last scrapbooking class at the Craft Den, Lynne show us a great embossing technique using Blonde Moments Pearl Pigment Powders so I have been having a play. The painted papers have been though the Big Shot using the embossing dies and then sanded back to show the designs. They are all just waiting to be made into some lovely cards!

I did use one of the papers to make this thank you card. The letters are also made from an embossing die on colour core paper and sanded back again. I also had a go at painting with Distressing Inks on last month's free stamp from The Crafty Stamper magazine. The card is for one of my doggy friends who put us up for the night. I know she'll love the dog stamp.

Whilst we are on the subject of My First....this is my first attempt at an Easel Card. When I go to the Craft Den I see some lovely easel cards which inspired me to have a go! Again it is for another doggy friend so you will see the common theme here!

What more dogs......I couldnt finish without giving you an update on our foster dog Billy the Bullie, he is still with us. He has certainly made himself at home! A week ago we thought we had found the perfect home for him, a retire couple in North Yorkshie...I love North Yorkshire! Unfortunately they had a family emergency so it has all been put on hold, so he is still looking for his forever home.

Volcanic ash permitting, I wont be posting for a few weeks as Im off to Cyprus for my Sister's wedding, bye for now!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Times flys when you are having fun....

Here is last night's scrapbooking class at the Craft Den....
Blogging whats that....My sister wedding in Cyprus is in two weeks time so things have been hectic, what with trying to find Billy the Bullie a new home. Billy is still with us, but Im not complaining as he is a sweetheart!
I have also been busy organising my Craft stash I sorted all my photos last week, then I forgot to take them with me last night! Once I got home I finished my page off with a stamped title using my Elsie stamps. I then added a stamped edge to the page using some great stamps I got from the Craft Den at Christmas, they are from Scrappy Cat.

I have organised my stamp collection! I now have them all catalogued so I know what Ive got. I would certainly recommend it, I never realised I have so many! No excuses now not to use them!

Final finishing touch, a stamped journal block from Papermania!
For the people who go to the class and know Mary, Duncan (in the picture) is her son, he is my best friend! Ive known him since school.