Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Christmas countdown

Okay so Christmas will soon be here & I cant wait! I love Christmas. Our Christmas tree goes up on the 1st of December. Even working in a card & gift shop doesn't spoil it for me .... though I must admit by the last week leading up to it I'm ready to stop listening to the same old songs on the DVD player!!!

I loved doing the 'tag books' & I decided to make something similar for myself but with Christmas in mind. I searched the internet & found instructions for making a Christmas countdown at http://www.makethemomentlast.co.uk/ which fit the bill. Its only half of their project but I decided I didnt want my countdown to be fixed to anything. It was a very easy & enjoyable project using allsorts of bits & pieces already in my stash or freebies printed off the internet - I have already made another for a friend & I have plans to make one for my niece & her 2 yr old daughter! I love the childishness of the 'sleeps til....'

Just Testing!

I’ve just downloaded the Windows Live Writer as recommended by a fellow blogger in the ‘Blogging for Scrapbookers’ class and this blog is hopefully my first of many!!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

I won a raffle!!

I went my local scrap crop at Broseley on Friday night & spent a very pleasant couple of hours with other scrappy ladies. Not a lot of scrapping gets done because we natter so much! We all get entered into the raffle automatically when we pay our 'subs' & there are usually 3 or 4 prizes to chose from. My number was the first to be drawn so I chose a kit from CraftyStash that Liz had purchased online from their website. Its a lovely collection of papers & embellishments and it also had instructions for a layout to follow - so I did & this is what I made

I had great fun cutting out the trees from one of the papers! The photo is of me & my Gran taken circa 1965 in Manchester where my grandparents lived.

Hope you like it! xxx

The tag book

This is the 'tag' book that I made for mum while she was in hospital recovering from her major hip replacement/leg fracture"!! I found the instructions on the scrapbook-crazy website & it took just a couple of hours to do.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Sample pages from LSNED book

These are just an example of the pages in my LSNED book of September 2009

LSNED completed book

OMG! its October already?!!

Okay . . . . so I knew I would have trouble keeping this blog updated but August & September were completely ignored! I do have a good excuse though - My Mum broke her hip then decided that wasnt painful enough & fell again this time breaking her leg under the new pin in her thigh! She is finally at home recuperating & my Dad has become quite efficient at looking after the house & the cat & himself!!
My other excuse is that I joined an online class called 'Learn Something New Every Day' at Shimelle.com - We made a page for each day of September & showed what we had learned on each day. The pages were then put together to make a brilliant book to keep & look back on. I also made a lovely 'tagbook' of photos for Mum whilst she was in hospital which she loved (the nurses were very impressed too!!)