Monday, 28 April 2008
We visited all the disney parks including Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon aswell as the Kennedy Space Centre, Busch Gardens and Sea World and I even managed to fit in some shopping too!!! Bought lots of goodies, both Disney related and not, for my scrapbooking and card making which meant we were well over the limit on our luggage allowance (which was also cr*p) which cost us more money!!!
Once the jet lag recedes I will start scrapping and adding pictures to my blog.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Making cards for men is difficult, but making 3 different ones for the same man is even harder.
So to start I made a card from the kids - he is an avid Leeds United fan (well he can't be perfect all the time!!!!! - well he is actually) so
as he shares his passion with his eldest grandson we opted for a football card.
This card uses the Dovecraft masculine papers which I used as a background and border
The stamp is one of the sugar nellie stamps coloured with my prismas/sansador in the Leeds colours and decoupaged.
I hope he likes it.
The next project is to finish off the card from me and my hubby for him which I will upload later and then wait for photos from my mum to go in the card from her.
I know I love card making but it is getting silly when I have to do so many cards for the same person - especially when my "mojo" has gone on holiday
Friday, 4 April 2008
As I have previously done albums celebrating the boy's coming of age (13) my daughter who is only 9 was feeling left out. So this layout was something she wanted me to do.
I have decided to produce an album of my family so that I can legitimately scrap the wonderful pictures I have of my kids (and not so wonderful ones too!!)
This is the second page of the layout and although the picture isn't as good as the first it is taken at the same time.
I have put comments on the tags behind the pictures for her later in life and labelled them Dreamy and Cute which I think gives a good description of the photos.
This is really the first scrap because I want to layout that I have done and is not an album based on one subject, which gave me free reign to do anything, which was difficult for a first time even though I really enjoyed it.
The only problem was that I then found other pictures that I needed to scrap only to find that the one piece of card I wanted to use has miraculously disappeared so it will be off to the craft shop tomorrow to pick up another piece - lets just hope they have it!!!!!
So instead, here I am blogging - but that's fine.
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
This is an A4 sized card (well I needed room to fit it all on) and uses Christina Cole paper as a backing, Lakeland's chipboard letters which I coloured with chalk inks and embossed with sparkly clear embossing powders and various magnolia stamps coloured with prismas and blended with sansador to match. I am really really pleased with the result and I have to ask you to trust me when I say it looks better in real life (I can't take photo's to save my life).
So as it's 1.40am and I have tidied up so think it is probably time to go to bed but wanted to add this to my blog before I tuck myself up. It's funny, but having completed something like this gives me such a sense of satisfaction and satisfies my need to craft regularly. Having been very involved with my scrapbooking over the past few weeks, it has set me back on the road to my card making and I now just have to find the correct balance between making my cards for orders and my scrapbooking for fun!!