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 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)!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Ribbons...Anything Goes Challenge

Over on Anything Goes Challenge this week is Ribbons!I had great fun crafting in my PJ's! I decided to decorate the plain blue 12 x 12 paper to give it a bit of interest! I spritzed the background through some star sequin waste. I also stamped it with some textured background stamps that I've had for ages from Lakeland....when they sold crafting stuff! My PJ's came of worse...I wasnt watching which way the spray was facing...oops!

I stamped and embossed some hearts from my Fiskars clear stamps Punch Love which are stocked at the Craft Den. I have used 3 different variations of ribbon. The brown ribbon is from The Minds Eye range. Then I wrapped voile and lace ribbon from my stash round the squares.
To finish the page I have added a stamped journal block from my Papermania Signature Stamps and added some hydrangea flowers and pearls all from the Craft Den. The LO is part of my wedding album so the paper is from the Tim Holtz range Vintage Shabby range which can also be found at the Craft Den.

Monday, 11 October 2010

I love Sunday mornings.....

How productive do I look.....can you see my dining table under all of this?

This is the finished result. Another double page LO.....I had great fun. I dusted off the Big Shot and the Cricut machine. I have used Blonde Moment papers and my new Tim Holtz Angel Wings, which I love! All goodies can be purchased from the Craft Den.

 I added a few gemstone brads and some jewels to the crown.....Hey Presto!
 The title is taken from Isabel's dress.....

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Christmas Comes Early on Anything Goes......

 Over on Anything Goes this week's theme is Christmas Come Early.....

Im not very good at Christmas, Im really Baa Humbug! But thanks to the Anything Goes Challenge I ve had a go. I like the non traditional colours so I bought a great pack of 6 x6 paper last year from the Craft Den. My design is very simple and quick. Im hoping to make a few over the next few months!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

I have made a start....

I have a 12x12 album, and a large stash of Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper. Its about time I made a start on the Cyprus Wedding was back in May! Hey, it's still 2010 so Im in the right year lol!

My inspiration came from the free greeting stamp on the front cover of The Craft Stamper, see page 6! They had completed a LO which used the stamp. It had a great title "Here comes the Girls" which is so appropriate for the 1st page of my Wedding Album. My brother Gavin came along for the Hen Night, he's a great dancer and a real party animal. He got so much stick from the lads too but enjoyed every minute of it!

I used some great stamps from the Craft Den by Scrappy Cat and I also dug out my Inkadinkado clear alphabet stamps to complete the title.