Sunday, 22 February 2009

Here I am again................

......... I'm well impressed with myself - blogging this much in a week has got to be a first!!
Anyway, I got some of the new BG Porcelain from Sarah last week - I played with it yesterday & I must say that this collection has got to be one of my favorite to date! The rub-ons are to die for & are such a pleasure to use.
Here's what I did, it's my gorgeous DGD Olivia last week, I love this photo of her, she looks so innocent!

I posted a close-up to show you the detail on the bird cage paper which I handcut & 3D'd with silicone glue to embellish my page, I curled the edges of the paper with my knife handle.

I'm busy playing with my DT goodies for the March kit over at Sarah's I absolutely love this kit, the colours & patterns are perfect for both my subjects this month (DGD & DGS).

Well that's it for tonight, I'm in a creative mood so I best make the most of it!

Thanks for stoping by, see you soon, love

Friday, 20 February 2009

Hi again..........

............ as promised I've come back sooner rather than 'later' - as I usually!

Here is a photo of the birdhouse that I altered using the new Backyard collection from Sarah. I've really loved using these papers etc & might just have to have the rest of the American Crafts goodies from her!

I also used some chipboard shapes from an old AC collection - they went rather well I thought!?

I'm going to spend most of the day scrapping tomorrow, I need to use up loads of the stash I've had for a while now so I can make space for all the new CHA goodies that are winging their way into the UK and hopefully right into my craftroom! LOL

What are you up to this weekend? ............. whatever it is I hope it's enjoyable!

See you all soon, love

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Hi there everyone.................

....... thank you so much for visiting & sending me lovely comments re my previous post, it made me feel so much better! :)
I'm getting a bit stronger each day - thank God, but I'm still quite jumpy whilst in the house alone, not that it's been much over the past week, I've never had so many people wanting to spend time with me! LOL

I got my hands on the new American Crafts Backyard collection last week & can't believe how lovely it is in real life, the rub-ons are gorgeous & the papers are just so cute - I also found that some of the accents from past collections from AC went really well with these, notice the chipboard birdies on my 'Laugh out Loud' page! ........ I thought they were perfect!?

The rub-ons are transparent too, see how you can see my photo through the 2 little birdies sitting on top of the letter 'l', I thought that was so cool!

I'm in the middle of altering a bird house with my left overs so I'll upload photo's as soon as it's finished.

Well that's it for today, I'll probably be back some time tomorrow with another update!

Thanks again for coming to my little cyber-place,

Sunday, 15 February 2009

How dare they?????

First off, please forgive me for not blogging lately!
Sencondly be warned of the loooooong post!

Last Tuesday someone had the cheek to smash through the back door of our home with a pick axe!!??
I was snoozing in the chair in the lounge at about 2:45pm when I heard what I thought to be a leaflet through the letterbox, a few moments later a distant thud followed by a crackling noise, initially I thought it to be something falling over in my craftroom - maybe an album or a box of embelishments! I thought 'I'll check on that in a minuite!'
A few minuites later I heard an almighty bang & smash, my thought then was that the oven door had blown because I'd had it on making Lee some jacket spuds for his lunch.
(A few years ago we had an oven door do just that & the noise sounded just like then!)
I immediately jumped up & ran from the lounge into the hall & thats when I saw a man reaching over the island in my kitchen and grabbing my handbag!!!
He ran when I shouted very loudly 'B*****D'!! Instinctivly I ran towards him & was horrified to find the pick axe on the patio outside the back doors!
I didn't really get a good look at him, he just looked like the 'run of the mill' THUG!
The police & CID seem to think he was after the keys to Deans Focus ST which has been on our drive (for safe keeping) since he left for Kenya at the begining of January.
I was in shock for a couple of days but I'm feeling much better now. Mick has been busy putting up a side fence & gate & some more security lighting & we're off tomorrow for some camera's ............ there's not really much more we can do to keep them out & build my confidence back up!

O.K. on a much happier note .............. have you seen all the new goodies over at SARAH'S ..... OMG I have got my hands on the new BG Porcelain papers & goodies & the Jillybeans Kraft collection, not to mention the AC Backyard papers & rub-ons - WOW!! I'm in scrapbooking heaven!

I've also been busy playing with the AC Amplified 2 range from SARAH'S it was one of the collections that I wasn't drawn to but really enjoyed creating with! If you have ever fancied playing with Amplified 2 then get yourself over there quick, there's a massive SALE on right now & things are going so fast!!

I'll upload a few photo's in the next couple of days of what I did!

Thanks for visiting me, please come back soon, love