Sunday, 25 April 2010

Just scrapping..

Sorry I have not been around but we are having a run of bad luck just now, health wise and with the cars too...
Just been messing today with some photos.. I do not have many good ones of my Welsh grandchildren them my son told me I could download them from his facebook page.. Lol.. How thick am I...
So I spent a couple of hours trawling through the albums and put some onto a "Toggle" and had some printed out yesterday it cost me a fortune but will keep me happy and quiet for a few days....
I had a bit of fun yesterday making soap....I was in the mood to do something different and easy..So I went upstairs and reach down the soap making kit I bought a few months ago.I never thought of taking photos but I will next time I make some... I can't wait for Christmas this year...Lol... at least I'm getting ahead..

The other thing I have been doing is painting some box sets (the ones that stack inside each other) that I bought months ago ready to decorate and make books to go inside...
The picture framing shop got raided by me again yesterday as I was passing. He is great in there as he gives me all his waste... I always put some money in the charity box though..
Well I best hurry as I'm making parsnip and apple soup and do not want it to spoil.....!
Come back and see what I'm up to soon....

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

My tool box...

Just a quick post as I have the worst week ever..
I bought this box at NEC to decorate and have done it over the last 2 days..
What better to decorate it with but my new spring Magnolia Kit...
Anyone reading the H&S posts on Paper Craft Planet will know my head is all over the place just now and did not think about what I was doing properly... I used Gesso on the plain bare wood as a base and then stamped my new images onto the box, then used my distress inks to colour them with. Not thinking about it being waterbased I then covered it in Distress Clear Crackle paint...Lol..
Any normal time I would have thought about it..the next ones I buy will be coloured with my copics...
I am still very happy with the effect I have just that the colours smudged a bit...!
The pictures are not as good as I would have liked either but I hope you get a little bit of inspiration from it..

Lynn xx

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

And some more...

Just a small chat today...
I finished off a few more cards again today and still using my cricut as I have not put it away yet..
There are even a couple of Christmas cards too..! Oh and my first easle card is there it's not very good but will try again..
I have also booked a table at a craft fayre so may get so sell some....!
I have a busy day at work tomorrow and away for the weekend so I may not be back until sunday/monday..
Enjoy your weekend..

Lynn xx

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

I'm so in Love....Lol..!

I'm on a roll with my cards just now and have fallen in love with my cricut all over again after thinking about selling it to buy the Big Shot Pro I have used it loads over the Easter weekend..

The 3 cards today are ones that have had paper and some embellishments on and have just been waiting for an image and finishing off.
I love the green one most. The paper is great and think it is basic gray..Lemonade but not sure..Lol.. the leaves have been cut from my cricut and embossed with the spotty folder which I think has had most use out of all the ones I have..

I am in the middle of making my first easel card too.. I will post it when it is finished...
My craft room is still a mess but I have picked up all that ribbon... ;o)

Lynn xx

Monday, 5 April 2010

Get Well...

Hi there,
I hope you are all ok and not too sick with chocolate....!
I have been good and had some strawberries and ice cream instead..

The missing card is the one in blue and green with Tilda skipping. I love this image and nabbed a few from my friend but will buy her at some point..

In my work I always have Get Well cards ready so made a man one and a lady one just to be on the safe side... They are made with a Shy Bear stamp I bought last year...
As I had no greeting big enough out came the Cricut again and cut some swirls whilst it was out for the lady card... I have had a busy day. ;o)

The last card is a colour combo that I love and created the card before Christmas.. it may even have been 12 months ago, I have added Popcorn Bear and a nice big orange flower.
The gold fancy bit in the middle only had a small hole but wanted to use it so out came my
crop o dile... where there is a will there is always a way......!
but the outcome is a very very very messy craft room.. Lol..
My cricut it out on the small fold up table in the middle of the room my crop o dile has fallen over and for the man card I could not find the ribbon I wanted so turned the box upside down to find it.. I think I will have to close the door later as it is time to start tea... It will have to wait to be tidied until after work tomorrow afternoon. Unless I can get the sound back on my tv in there and watch tv whilst I try and find my carpet...

Hope you have had a good crafting day off work too. call again soon....

Lynn xx

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Why.. Oh.. Why...

How come I made 2 cards and only took a photo of one of them..Lol..
Never mind it will wait for another day. This photo is of a card that had paper only on it a thought that this image was perfect for it, along with the swirls that I cut out on my cricut yesterday to go onto another project but did not look right for it but was right for this card..Why this happens I do not know but we never waste anything do we...!!

My project for now is finished and just waiting for my magnolia 3 magazine to come through the door so that I can send it to them and see if they can use it. It depends on the theme of the next magazine though.. They may still use it just for an inspiration page...Lol.. If they do not use it I as always enjoyed making it..

Just opening a bottle of wine to have a glass and watch a film. Have a great Easter all of you and see you again soon..

Lynn xx