Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
So that's what I've been up to this weekend! I also got my next DT project done for the Fiskarettes blog - these autumnal cards:
Friday, 24 September 2010
Finally (blimey, I had a lot to show you today), my layout for my second Fiskarettes DT project:
I shall try and post a couple more LSNED pages tomorrow! xx
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Saturday, 18 September 2010
On Thursday night Rosie came round to make some mock-ups of her wedding invitations, which was lots of fun (click to enlarge):
And we also made this super yummy chocolate cake:
Me and my daughter are going away with Rosie for the weekend, to visit Rosie's family, snoop around her wedding venue, and go for some nice walks. So our bags are packed, my daughter has her hair in bunches, and we're ready to go:
I'll be back on Monday! xx
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
As the sponsor this month is Gauche Alchemy, I decided to go with their ethos and try to use lots of upcycled items. I met Rosie when we were on a literature and writing degree, and now we have a business running creative writing workshops, so a lot of the items were book related! I particularly like the Alice in Wonderland playing card, which is from a card game I bought about 7 years ago and have never played, so I decided the pack would be put to more use if it was integrated into my stash:
I feel a bit drab when I'm with them, they always look like movie stars!
This was my first DT project for the Fiskarettes blog, you can see details on how I put the layout together here. The harlequin style diamond pattern was made with a brand new punch they sent me - not even available to the public yet - makes me feel special! It's a magnetic punch that can cut windows anywhere on the page. It will come in really handy for aperture cards.
I have a lot of LSNED pages to show you, I'll post them tomorrow. I'm going shopping in the morning with Rosie, to find a few bits for her wedding next year, very excited!
Friday, 10 September 2010
First I need to show you the page I made for the Fiskarettes monday challenge this week - to create a project using paint or mists. Here's my finished layout (click to enlarge):
You can see my post on the Fiskarette's blog here if you want more details on how I put it together.
Me and my little girl did go out to Corfe Castle with our friend Rosie on Wednesday afternoon, but I couldn't afford to pay to go into the castle itself. So we went for a walk instead, and spontaneously decided to try and get to the top of one of the hills which overlook the castle. Did we choose the hill with steps and a clearly marked path to the top? Of course not! We scrambled up a steep track on the other hill, climbing past gorse and blackberry bushes to reach a great view from the top:
Little one wasn't as impressed with the view as she was with the abundance of rabbit droppings though! Every step she took she said 'oh, more rabbit poo!'. But I loved seeing the castle from a different angle. And I chose the walk as my lesson for the day (click to enlarge):
I took my inspiration for the journaling from the Robert Frost poem about going the less travelled route, as though other people do walk up this hill it's less popular than the other walks around because it's that little bit more difficult - and that makes it feel more like an adventure! Though it was also a little bit scary coming back down on the steep, slippery slope (okay, it wasn't that steep, but I'm a wuss when it comes to walking down big hills, I always worry that I'll slip and roll/slide the rest of the way down). You can probably see that I used old map paper to make the hills, I painted them with green acrylic paint and then while it was still wet I wiped some of it off with a baby wipe so the map could be seen through. I like the effect, I'll have to use it again.
Finally, I made a card today for my Grampa, who turns 80 tomorrow:
I hope he gets it in the morning, I mailed it first class so fingers crossed. We're going to a birthday party tomorrow, but not his - he's not having one. It's one of my daughter's friends who's turning 2. We're hoping for good weather as it's supposed to be a garden party!
Have a great weekend! xx
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Today we're having a chilled out morning. We're planning to go out this afternoon with Rosie for a walk around Corfe Castle, but for now my daughter is painting:
And I'm working on a page for the Fiskarettes Monday challenge this week: to use paint or mists on a project. I'm using this photo and some carstock which I've spritzed: