Tuesday, 24 August 2010

My family.....

My Family!
  • Basic Grey June Bug paper 
  • Ric Rac
  • Paw border punch and flower punches
  • The rest from my stash!

I am slowly coming to terms with the lost of George, my family seems small now. He played a big part in it, some time I think he had the lead role as I miss him so much! Daisy and BJ have formed a close bond since George passed away, they play together now which is great fun! We are hopng to have a new permenent addition before Christmas, we are just waiting on news of his arrival.....watch this space!

Friday, 20 August 2010

What is stopping you?......

Here's what I made at the Craft Den this week. I thoroughly enjoyed the class, thanks Lynne. I can feel a few more of these being made ready for christmas!
I haven't done much crafting this Summer, I've lost my motivation. I've been very busy I suppose but I have given myself a talking to! Does anybody else do that....or am I going mad? I put my coaching head on and asked myself the question?

What is stopping you from scrapbooking?

  1. No time to be creative....

  2. Havent got the right stash.....

  3. My stash is so disorganised......

  4. Im not creative enough....

  5. I will never catch up......
Some of those answers made me chuckle, "Have n't got the right stash" lol! I dont always have the most up to date stash but I have lots of it. So last weekend I spent nearly all weekend tidying my craft room! I havent quite finish it but it's getting there. I will post some pictures of it when it is finished.

The next one that really bugged me was "Im not creative enough" I have always been creative in some way or another, right from getting my Art GCSE. I have realised I am making it too complicated, so I have gone back to basic.
My key ingredients are:

  1. Grab your favourite paper from your stash....Papermania Retro Floral

  2. Take a photo or 2 from the 300 or so waiting to be scrapped, thats 2 less then!

  3. Distress everything, all that sanding was good therapy!

  4. Take some letters from my letter/words box...Im organised now!

  5. Keep it simple, 30 mins later....DONE!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Anything Goes Challenge

Over on the Anything Goes Challenge, it is Week 12 and the theme is Using Layers

I love to do double page layouts. Here are my Race for Life photographs. I have used papers from the Bo Bunny range which are available from the Craft Den

My title and embellishments are made from 3 layers. The title is made up of punched circles, stamped letters using clear stampd from Inkadinkado and my final layer is glitter. A girl can never have enough glitter!

The floral embellishments are made from a Cardology fabric flower, a cut out paper flower from the lovely Bo Bunny papers and finished off with Card Candy.
I have added my medal too to complete the layouts. I hope you like them and have the time this week to join in with the Challenge.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Summer Time Blues

I think I need to introduce myself again....Im Joanne. I enjoy crafting lol! It has been so long since I have done anything creative, so I treated myself to a class at the Craft Den last night. I really enjoyed it, we made a lovely handbag tag holder, with some great Bo Bunny papers and it was also good to catch up with everyone.

My Summer has been taken up with helping Dog Rescues and training for another Run. I ran on Sunday to support my Friend Duncan who was running for Epilepsy Research. It was a family event I ran it with my twin sister and twin brothers.

A few weeks ago I help this little fella get back on the road to a new life, we named him String Bean as he was so thin but I know his foster mum has called him Cass. He was the most flea bitten scruff bag I have evr seen...you should see the pictures now. He is coming on a treat!

Bye for Now x