Sunday, 31 May 2015

A Little Bit About Me

I have decided to join in with Inspiration Interrogation set by Scrapthology - so here's a little bit of info about my life

1. What was the last meal you cooked?

  I take it you don't mean the toast I have just had for breakfast. If so, it was a couple of large pizzas and some garlic bread when my sister and kids came round for tea. It wasn't home made as I don't enjoy cooking very much.  

2. What's the last movie you watched?

Last night we watched Jurassic Park and Ice Age for the umpteenth time. Looking forward to seeing San Andreas and Jurassic World soon, I love disaster movies!

3. What's your favourite all time present?

My father bought me a lotus bowl from the  sunken wreckage of the Tek Sing . I just love the idea of owning a piece of antique porcelain that sat on the bottom of the ocean for nearly 200 years.

4. You have a free day, where do you go?

As I work full time, a free day would be nice to be spent at home, playing in my craft room without interruption.

5. What was your favourite childhood TV programme?

I am still a big Doctor Who fan and have watched the programme all my life. Last weekend I even bought a Tardis umbrella and backpack and went to a Doctor Who concert at Wembley Arena in London. Doctor Who was first shown 9 months before I was born, so I might have been conceived that day

Saturday, 30 May 2015

A Small Bit of Stash Busting

Sorry for the absence from my blog -I was away in London visiting ComicCon and the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular. However, I have had a chance for a little crafting since then.
These cards were both made with bits of paper that have been sitting in my stash for at least 5 years - I really must stop buying new papers, as I  probably have enough to keep me going for many years yet!!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Book Folding - An Owl

When I heard about book folding art - I just had to have a go!

I bought and downloaded the cute owl pattern from an Etsy Seller who specialises in folded book designs and purchased an old book from a table top sale for 20p

It took about 3 or 4 evenings to complete it and I found it quite relaxing!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Birthdays Galore!

This week is the busiest for card making - as I have my Husband's, 2 aunts, a cousin, a nephew and a work colleagues birthday all within 7 days!

I have to be prepared in advance or I would never manage to cope.

These are some of the cards I made for this manic week -I am off to New York with my husband for our 30th wedding anniversary next month, so had to feature that on the card!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Flanders Scrapbook

I recently took a tour around the First World War battlefields of France and Flanders. I learnt so much from our excellent tour guide and was lucky enough to find the gravestone of one Great Great Uncle and a memorial to another who was killed in the fighting.

I came back with lots of photos, as I wanted to put together a scrapbook and so these are the first few pages - I bought a set of clear stamps from Hobby Art Ltd called Commemorative which are ideal to help illustrate it.

This is still very much a Work in Progress, but at least I have made a start on the scrapbook to keep my memories in. You can read a bit more about the trip and also my  recent craft room injury on my other blog - 50 New Experiences


Monday, 4 May 2015

Very Easy Vellum ...

I don't often use vellum in my cards, I'm never sure if the double side tape will show through! However I have bitten the bullet and yesterday made 2 cards with vellum backgrounds

This zingy green card was made with dies cuts sent over from Laura in Canada

Whilst this card was made for a friends wedding anniversary with a piece of silver leaf vellum that has been sitting in my stash for years!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Daisy card

Today's card matches up some new paper from Making Cards Magazine with some very old die cut daisies that having been hanging around for ages.

I went to a table top sale today and picked up several packets of foam pads and 2 large reels of double sided tape for 50p the lot - bargain!!