Monday, February 28, 2011


Its Monday and after a weeks holiday the boys are back to school. The house is quiet with just me and the dog and I am not liking it at all.

I have lots of emotions running around this afternoon and am trying to be positive. Hopefully later today I will be more enlightened and more in control.

Didn't manage any crafting yesterday as I went to watch george play rugby in the morning and then de-virusing my laptop in the afternoon and evening. Thankfully it is sorted now ......grrrrrrr!

This is the second card I made using alcohol inks - loved the colours!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Just playing

Ok so the TSV I ordered on Tuesday night arrived on my door Thursday morning - hows that for service?

Now I have used alcohol inks a long time ago and really enjoyed it so decided to just have a play and see what results I get.
Oh boy I had so much fun and I really do think I need more colours.
The stamps were fantastic to use and I even had a quick go on the shrink plastic (hence the little car on the ribbon) and it was so easy.

It always goes to show you should try something new and don't get stressed about it - just go with the flow and see where it takes you!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Rock Star!

I really can't believe it's Friday and the boys week off is nearly done :(
I love having my boys at home and this week we have chilled, played and done our own thing but still been together.

Harry's first big night went well last night - one down two more to go. With 10pm finishes each night he is going to be shattered!

As I was working yesterday (yes I know eurgghhhh!!!!) no cards were made but I do have this one from the other day which will be George's card to Harry.

The image is a Sugar Nellie stamp coloured with promarkers and the sentiments from a Cuddly Buddly download. The papers are various old ones from my stash.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I have got a card to show you but it can wait untill tomorrow as I wanted to show you this pic of my eldest.

As you all know H loves abit of AmDram and recently he has been busy rehearsing for a local production of Carmen the opera.
Obviously he is playing a street urchin (he has that look down to a tee) and here is a pic of him fully costumed.

Last night was the final full dress rehearsal with performances being done the next three nights.
To say he will be shattered by the end of it is an understatement but he loves it so.

So good luck Harry! Your Dad and I are so very proud of you xxxxxx

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Trying to look outside the box!

Now people who know me well know that I don't do frou frou. Don't get me wrong I like girly things....afterall I am a girl!
Quite a few years ago I won in a raffle the Bookatrix board. I have used it a couple of times but to be honest thats it really.

Whenever I have seen the Glitter Girls demoing I like the ideas they give but really the whole glitz, tons of glitter, and overload of mirri board just don't do it for me and when I look online for inspriation it really is glitz!!

I do like the idea of the book type card especially if you have a special occasion coming up. So with my close to being 13 boy in mind I set to work yesterday on this card. I wanted something which could be displayed easily so came up with an idea of combining a Bookatrix card with an easel format and hey presto!!!!!

I also used up some Basic Grey stash which I have had hidden in a box for ages - my resolution is to use what I have before i buy more. As Harry loves dinosaurs a little the Archaic set was perfect :)

Just to also add that I did cave on the buying thing yesterday and Tim Holtz's TSV somehow ended up being ordered - not sure how that happened????