Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Cute Mosaic Coaster

We made this last night, just me and EJ. Has to be said it took us quite a while particularly finding the little pieces we cut off that flicked everywhere, but we're pleased with the end result and now it just needs a couple of coats of clear varnish to protect it.

Haven't scrapped layouts for a while been busy trying to finish number 2 CJ but I did manage this last week, trouble is now Jay and the boys are on holiday my days seem to be merging into one and I'm spending far too much time on PS3 Home, my new obsession!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Weekly Challenge

Yesterday was the start of Blooming Pages (my team) weekly challenge over on UKS and we thought we'd keep it really simple to encourage lots of people to have a go.
This is my layout I did which features this adorable little bear that was given to me by my parents on the morning of my Wedding some 15 years ago, shh if you say it fast it doesn't seem so long ago lol. She was made up to be an exact replica of my bridesmaids even down to the little bible that she holds, sadly she is looking a little worse for wear nowadays but she still sits proudly on my dressing table reminding me of the day I married my husband.

The challenge is...
To use 'Love' as the theme of your layout
To include pearls
And recycle something, anything, go mad why not.
I also scrapped this layout of the boys at Dudley Zoo which gave me no end of trouble cos I printed the photos wrong but heck I wasn't wasting them so I had to work with my mistake!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

1973 CJ

Well I've finished one of the CJs I'm taking part in, this one is for my team over on UKS that I'm also hosting with an open theme and mine being the year I was born. It hasn't started its little journey yet and I was already shocked to remember there were only 3 analogue TV channels as I sat glancing at my 32" widescreen HD ready TV and my Sky+ HD box lol.
I wanted to keep the papers in keeping with the 70's era and there was only one manufacturer I could think of...Sassafras Lass and yep I still hate the patterned paper, its so awful its actually perfect!
My front cover

Introduction and Rules pages

My entry, no comments...I know what you lot are like

This is an acetate page I decided to do and then wished I hadn't started it. The clouds give little snippets of events like the who the Prime Minister and President was, who died and who was born etc, front and back.

and finally my sign in page, there are two of these but once you've seen one you've seen them all.

So on the 1st August it will be sent on its way and hopefully I get a little book back containing lots of nice history pages about the year I was born, a constant reminder of how things evolve over time and to highlight that my 2nd CJ is going to be 21st Century namely 2009/2010 so I can compare then and now.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Finally Finished

Yeah, I've finally finished the baby blanket I've been busy crocheting for my son's teacher who leaves to have a baby at the end of this term.

I've taken time out to make this blanket because she has been the most amazing teacher over the last 12 months. For anyone that knows me and my DS will know I've struggled at times even getting him out of the house to go to School and she has been so understand I can't begin to thank her enough so I'm hoping this goes some way to show my appreciation. Its been an up and down year, to cut a long story short...his brother left to go to High School last September and he just missed him so much that School was just unbearable without him being close by but with lots of encouragement and understanding from his teacher we were able to get him to go and enjoy School again, I'm extremely relieved that I have a happy 7 year old thanks to a special teacher and her soft approach.

And the card to go with it...

Friday, 10 July 2009

Busy Week

I seem to have done nothing but scrap, make cards, clean the house, tweak the new television, make my CJ and finish a baby blanket off for my youngest son's teacher, thankfully I'm at the tassel stage and will be glad when its finally wrapped up ready to go.

So as you can guess I've made a thank you card to go with the said blanket and took a little inspiration from Card Trends and then added my own twist and it also fitted in nicely with the More the Merrier card challenge which was ABC. I did 'A' for apples, 'B' for buttons and 'C' for Core'dinations.

I've also scrapped two layouts of the London Eye one for each of the boys albums and today I managed to do my teams weekly challenge which goes live on Monday 2oth July and after all that I STILL can't get the television to look right grrrr lol.

Supplies: BG Mellow & DCWV Green stack patterned papers, Prima voile and studded owl, Hambly rub-ons and Doodlebug Loopy Lou alphabet stickers.

Supplies: Bazzill cardstock and In Stitch'x, KaiserCraft What a Hoot patterned papers and bling, Prima bling swirls, BG Mellow alphabet stickers and Sizzix bird die.
Have a nice weekend

Thursday, 2 July 2009

My Guitar Hero

I loved creating this layout of my youngest son rocking hard one afternoon.
He really is my little rock star dude, he has the look, the moves and the little attitude cos he knows he's fanbloodytastic at it...he truly is awesome, OK I'll admit it...I'm terribly biased lol. His favourite songs are Paint it Black by The Rolling Stones, Talk Dirty to Me by Poison and Ruby, Ruby by KaiserChiefs and he was only 6 at the time!!

Supplies: DCWV patterned paper, Bazzill cardstock black and white, Prima photo strip, BoBunny stamps, MM eyelets, snaps and photo corner, Hero Arts black bling and Doodlebug Loopy Lou alphabet stickers. The 'Guitar Hero' title was taken from the box and played around with in adobe, printed onto plain white glossy cardstock, cut out and edged with a clear glitter pen.

Little man you ROCK MY WORLD