Thursday, 31 July 2008
Above, shows you the card on another two angles and close up views of the card!
Cambiel (Chris) on the CB Forum is running a challenge where you have to create a Fairy creation of any sort in order to win a Bowmaker! Above is my entry using the beautiful fairy creations designed by Caron Vinsin! I LOVE her fairy decoupage designs and can not get enough of them to be quite frank! The butterfly paper was attached onto the card using metallic thread and I threaded on a transparent cupped sequin with bead to each corner.
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Ava slept quite a bit this morning as I was on here for a few hours. Growth spurt I think! Got some washing done for Josh and cleaned and tidied my beautiful kitchen, which I just adore! Had an appointment with the doctors this afternoon about my toe but, not wanting to talk about that incase it puts anyone off. Get two lots of results so, I'm to be prepared for waiting on these as they take time for the type of tests they are doing in the Lab! Nothing to worry about though! We then went onto the Post Office to post 3 RAKS and something for DH. While in RSMcColls I noticed they had my regular Papercraft Essentials so purchased it as it was a MUST. Have that to read tonight in bed. Before heading home, I treated myself to a lovely scrumptious looking fudge cream doughnut, mmmmmm yummy it was too!
This evening not done much, dealt with the kids and they are both in bed sleeping so off to make a card or two and think about what I'm doing for the Bookmark swap, Tag swap and Baby Card Swap! Amongst producing RAKS for people on CB Forum. Shall post piccies tomorrow!
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
I have been quite busy doing a lot of Decoupage cutting out, in preparation for making some decoupage cards. Just as well I have been cutting these up as Chris (Cambiel) Pollycrafts is hosting a challenge on Fairies, where we have to make anything using this theme. So I am at the ready to get this done for her now. Above and below are designs I have been cutting out recently. I am very fond of these Fairies and witches! More the Fairies though. There is one of a horse decoupage design which I plan on making for a good friends' DD. As I have been cutting out these my son, Josh, has got out his own paper and scissors, sat down, and cut out along with me as he likes to do the same as you whatever you are doing....it's rather funny!
Monday, 28 July 2008
As I went through these I got inspired again. So many lovely projects that you completely forget about. More things to add onto my Project List. Below, is a picture of a Scrapbook that I bought for my DS down at RSMcColls. Josh just Loves to cut out like me! I thought he would like this to cut up and to draw on (he scribbles really) and stick things onto, like his stickers (another thing he loves doing). £1.19 it cost me and it is A3 size. thought that was rather good and especially when it has so many different colours inside.
Yesterday I was looking after both the children and it was good but, Josh was being ever so silly and his problem right now is He just does not LISTEN! It makes me very angry because he looks at me as if he is listening when really he is not and he makes no response whatsoever! It's soooo infuriating! Anyway it came to dinner time and he started it fine. But then, he was playing around on the seat and all of a sudden he fell with the fork in his hand and cried! I asked him if he was okay and he said he was fine and we had a cuddle to settle him. Then for some reason he just wouldn't eat the rest of his dinner. I asked him to eat up goodness knows how many times and chatted to him about not listening and ignoring me......still nothing.....I got rather angry that I told him to go to bed and that I didn't want to see him.....he just went and did so. I really didn't expect him to but, it just showed me that he LISTENED THEN! He woke up around 21:30pm and sat with us for an hour and boy was he funny! He told Daddy what had happened then he started cutting up paper at his cutting table because he wanted to cut like me ( I was cutting up my decoupage designs you see). So, that was funny! But, DH chatted to me as I am too soft on Josh and he said tht I need to learn to be more tougher with him. The only thing is I find it really hard!
I got myself to bed with a good old cuppa and lay there reading to my hearts content. There were so many interesting and inspiring projects and even. A couple of projects I really particualry enjoyed were the Shop & Go handbag (pictured above), isn't this just remarkable? all made out of card and paper. Really fancy trying this out at some point! Just don't know when that will be!
Then there was this "beautiful" Welcoming House sign that caught my eye staright away! How adoreable and different is that? The colours used are just lovely too. This make is definately going on my Project List.
This was my first card made this afternoon, one I had started yesterday but, just needed finishing off! This turned out to be a little different than expected! As I had not planned to put on the punched flowers. But, now I am pleased they are on as they just frame the centre piece and adds a touch to the background base. Below is a close up view using my glittered flower paper for the punched centred flower.