Tuesday, 30 September 2014

A bit of scrapbook Layouts

Yesterday I had a play with CAP and came up with the 2 following layouts. The first one is of my dad and my nephew. I was looking through some photos the other week trying to find a specific photo and came across the photo of my dad back in his army days. I was shocked to see how much my nephew looked like him! My dad died in 1976 so wasn't around when my nephew was born. The likeness is uncanny!

The second layout is of my grandson, Leon. We took him out to Washbrook Farm. It's a bit hit and miss getting him to have his photo taken but I managed a few! This will be one for his memory book!

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Hunkydory Kits to the rescue

I have been a naughty blogger and not blogged in a few days, opps!! But here I am now with 2 new cards. Both made using hunkydory kits.

This card was made using a topper sheet from their Hobbies & Pastimes kit. This is the golfing one which has been decoupaged. The backing sheet is from the kit. The backing sheet has been matted onto gold mirri card. The insert has been done to match the front. 

This card was made using Decadent Days kit. It is one of Hunkydory's concept cards. It's a very quick card to make as everything is die cut for you and you just need to stick it together. :-)

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Fab Day at Drusillas

Wednesday is the day that I have Leon, (although I will only be having him in the afternoon from next week as he is going to Nursery 5 mornings a week!) and yesterday was a rarity as Grandad was off work too. We had to go get him some new shoes in the morning but in the afternoon we went to Drusillas (my normal Wednesday place :-) ). It was a lovely day, nice and sunny but quite busy there. Louis Spence was there signing autographs as he is in panto on Hastings (which isn't far from where Drusillas is). Not quite who you would imagine being at a kids play park & zoo but hey ho.

Leon had fun playing in the paddling pool, he loves the water, especially if it means getting me of Grandad wet! Although yesterday he was playing with a couple of little boys.

After the paddling pool we had to have a go on Hello Kitty cars which he went on with Grandad and again with Nanny. I love this picture as it looks so natural. Not sure what was being said though!

Waiting in the queue for another ride on Hello Kitty cars.

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Wedding Anniversary's

Well it's been a week since I last blogged. Not got much to say really, nothing exciting has happened. My car has gone into the garage to be mended and I have a little VW polo courtesy car to drive which is great apart from the name of the garage written all over it! Still hopefully they will fix mine soon. We have been told 6 - 8 days. 

I have been trying to catch up on some card making as I need to get all my cards done for the rest of the year and then need to get family Christmas cards done before I go away in November!  I have 3 anniversary's this month so over the last couple of days that's what I have been making - anniversary cards. 

This card is similar to one that I have seen on Pinterest. I have cut white card and embossed it using swiss dots embossing folder. The bottom has been cut with a Martha Stewart edge punch. The 'Happy Anniversary' has been heat embossed using silver WOW powder (yes my heat gun got it's yearly - or maybe bi annual - outing). The hearts were found in a box. Silver grey ribbon was added to finish it off. I do like the white on white.

This card was made using one of the card kits from Hunkydory Decadent Days & Nights. It's supposed to be a stand alone card but I didn't like it so I have stuck it on an 8 x 8 card. Silver mirri card and lilac backing card has been used to layer and mat the card. Both greetings are from the kit also. 

This card was made using Crafters Companion BeBunni Love paper kit. Layered onto pink backing card. The topper, boarder, spotty backing card and greeting are all from the kit. The topper matt was made using spellbinders nesties. 

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Thursday Craft Workshop

Last Thursday was card workshop day, so off I went to pick Pam up. Pick her up and about a mile down the road from where she lives, I had to stop to let a lorry turn in the road. About 30 seconds later we heard a huge bang and the car was shunted forward, the car behind me decided to use me as a stopping block... she had driven straight into the back of me, obviously not looking where she was going or maybe being on her phone. Luckily for me, my car wasn't that damaged and it was drive able unlike hers (as you can see from the pictures).

Her car!

My car - poor bumper and dented boot!

We exchanged details and I said that I would contact her that evening, then Pam & I continued off to our workshop. Luckily Pam and I were ok, although the following morning I woke up with a sore chest (the seat belt had aggravated an old injury) I'm ok now though!

Anyway as said we did get to the workshop and here is the card that we made. The stamp is a 'stampin up' stamp and we used the 'reflection' technique which is very easy to do. The card has been made to look shabby and distressed ( got my OCD going as don't really do distressed :-) ) but did enjoy doing the card!

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Some male cards & a bit of an accident......

I have had quite a few male birthdays during August and these cards are so great and easy to do so I made another 3. I think I will probably be making a few more of these. :-)

Now my friend called me the other day and asked me to make a card for her brother. He plays a lot of golf so I thought the topper from Acid Drops & Whatnots was ideal. I layered it onto black & white card. Added a peel off 'Brother' which I coloured with a black promarker. As I it was needed the next day I photographed it and put it on my desk ready to take round to her. I went to turn my computer off and accidentally knocked over a can of drink and although I was quick, some went over the card. Trying to clean it I made it worse and ended up in a temper and tore the card up!!! 

So I ended up having to make another one jolly quick! I managed to save the 'Brother' and the greeting from the bottom of the card. I had another topper so I used that. She was happy with it. 

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Great British Craft Fair

As some of you may be aware, it was Hunkydory's Great British Craft Fair at the weekend in the Midlands and my mate Pam and I took a trip up there on Thursday to make a full weekend of it. The Friday was a day of workshops, 4 in total. Here are the projects that we made. 

Melanie Heaton - All the flowers are made from circles of card. This was my favourite workshop of the day. Loved making all the flowers. The frame should have a stand with it but I have left that off as I will be mounting the frame onto a card and putting a greeting the center.

Rebecca Sneddon - These are from one of the Christmas kits from Hunkydory this year. Quite enjoyable to make as everything has been done for you. You just need to basically stick them together. I do love working with Hunkydory kits as they are so easy.

The Dreamees - The hast was cut from a template (already done in the pack) and we had lots of spiral roses and ribbon to decorate the hat as we wanted. I like the hat but this was the last workshop of the day and I was tired and lost the will to live after making all the roses. :-)

Ali Reeve - This was a fun class to do and quite messy. Started off with an MDF frame and a white canvas. Embossed card was stuck to the frame and them painted with blue paint. Brown paint was then dabbed on using a sponge and then mica powders on the top. The 'flower' was made of string, stuck on, covered in foil and the painted.. I do like the effect. 

This is the second year that we have gone and it won't be the last. Not only did we have the 4 workshops, but tea & coffee all day and lunch plus we got lots of freebies at the end of the day.

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