I had enough of receipts all over my handbag and unable to find a piece of paper to write things down on so made a shopping organiser. Made it plain on the front as it was going in the handbag and would catch on everything if I had decorated it. Took me a long time NOT to do that, cause I love to embellish things.
Have had a play day, as I was soooo excited I had water for the first time in two days, the pipes decided to freeze on me, suddenly the water came back on due to the temperature rising, yuk not much fun especially with the snow ruining your trousers with the salt content.
So exicted I had to play so made Tami White's pop up ornament, it is sooo much fun to make and so easy.
It first looks like this:
You then pull the bead up and hey presto it comes out like this:
oops done it again, forgot to lift my craft mat to prevent the light shining on the surface. One of these days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have been enthralled with Following the Paper Trail blog. Laura is sooooo talented. I did not have the configuration boxes waiting for Scrapadabadoo to send it, albeit from USA but looking forward to my stash when it comes, so made little boxes out of heavy card.
I was feeling down in the dumps and decided to play with my crafts goodies [it always makes me smile at the mess I get into - yes Mum I did tidy up!!!!!] Hmmmm 55 years old and still being told off - your always a wee one to your parents.
Anyway all of a sudden I started to sing Joy to the World, let Earth receive her King. I just love the meaning of Christmas, it should be all year round, not the bustle and shoving, and greetin' of folks but the love, the kindness and the sharing. Jesus is so good we need to spend time with Him more, [talking to myself here as well] cause His love gives you peace. Keeps me sane as well! Ok so as sane as I will ever get!!!!!
So made a stationery box, as usual when I make something new it goes pear shaped [what I call artistic creativity] cause there are no mistakes in crafting - only new ideas, this time though I cut the tip of my finger aaargh and guess what blood drops went onto the card, oh the joys of designer paper to cover it up. I will keep this one for myself unless Mum wants it!
Please excuse the photography, my main light bulb went as as I have vertigo will have to persuade someone to come and put one in! hint hint Tommy, and you can see my laptop. Anyway used the two lamps on my desk.
Bashful blue card
Elegant soiree designer series paper
Bashful blue ink
Baroque motifs stamp set
whisper white satin ribbon: frayed at the edges for the note book
A lovely wee bairn was two on 11th November (Remembrance Day) and absolutely loves trains, Thomas the tank engine, Chuffington any of them [takes after her great grandpapa!!]
So the card was just for her.
Pretty in pink card
Rose Red Ink
retired WOW flowers stamp set
hand drawn and cut out train shape
some ribbon I found in a drawer
I have just been to the Hobbycrafts show at the SECC and spend humungous amounts of money - I bought the Bigshot Pro machine which has arrived today and I cannot wait to play with it. I also got a hotfix jewel gun and lots of jewels, saves me trying to fiddle with the tiny ones with glue, some nestabilities so will be playing with them and I also got a Tim Holz Sizzix die the one with butterfly. Ooooooh ttfn away to play.
I have a reputation for not throwing anything out, as testified to the paper flower from the packing you get when your Stampin' Up! comes in, it really cruches up very nicely. As you can see I am not the greatest in taking photos but you get the idea.
Love doing craft things, anything with paper/card- construction, mini albums; lace, shabby chic, beads/pearls, stickpins, gilders paste, altered art, and also love needlework - embroidery, goldwork, tapestry; kumihimo braiding, quilting