Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Sharron's Album

Well it's been a while since I last posted... just been a busy girl with no time to craft :(

I thought I would post the last of the pages to Sharron's Album so that I can move on... Sharron has said it was the best present she's ever had... which is quite a statement to make... I still look at the photos and think I could have done this better or if only I could have had a bit more time I would have done....
I have so much I want to do now that I have my craft time back.... just need to find the time to actually sit at my craft desk which at the moment looks like a bomb has done off... I seriously need a good tidy up and re-organising before I get to play... I need a little crafty fairy to clear up after me LOL!!

More Of Sharron's Album

Afew more pages from the album....

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Scrapbook - Done! Yippeee!!!!

Well after 6 months in the making... mission complete... the 40th scrapbook was completed for Paul's sister with about an hour to spare!!

I took Thursday and Friday off to complete the book and I wet through all the emotions... I was so stressed that firstly she wouldn't like it and secondly about having the rest of Paul's family seeing my work... Not the most confident of people at the best of times and I'm the kinda person who is happy to being un-noticed in the corner rather than being in the spotlight! At one point when it was all going horribly wrong I wasn't going to give it to her!

Anyway after all the stress and worry for months and 40 pages later....Sharron opened the album and she was totally blown away... there was tears and a lot of laughter and she told Paul that it was the best present she has ever seen... so I think she liked it... phew!

So anyway here's another pages of the album, I'll eventually get round to showing every page!!
Papers are fancy pants, the frame was made using my nestabilities and the alphabet is Doodlebug stickers using glitter.
I've had a wonderful day today with some new crafty friends, I went to an all day crop and had really great day.... It was nice to actually chat with people who share the love of Stampin Up, papers and stamps!! I have so many crafty friends but not many are local to me so it's great to find local people who craft! Looking forward to the next one!
OMG I was in crafty heaven... gorgeous stamps.... beautiful strokable cardstock and loads of alphabet dies.... ooooh I could have quite happily moved into the craft room and lived in there with all the stash! :)
I only managed one layout today, but I think I found it hard work going back to 12x12 after spending so long on 8x8 album... Next time I need to be more organised with photos and papers to take as I took my wheelie tote full of stash but still managed to forget basic things like glue and basic cardstock!!!

Friday, 12 June 2009

My Loving Nans Layout

I really loved this photo when I saw it, two very proud nans, look at Sharrons little moheacian!!!
I wanted to keep this very simple so I made a heart template out of scrap cardstock and used pearls spaced out equally to make the heart shape.
Pink cardstock is Bazzill Bling - I love this colour and have held onto it for a while! The alphabet is Doodlebug Loppy Lou stickers with glamour dust over to make it sparkle!

Summer Time Layout

Well it's the last full day I have left before I hand over this album to it's owner.... gulp... I have one page left to do.... I've almost made it!
Not too sure who makes the paper, I've had it in my do not use pile for a while now but I wanted something stipey and felt this paper was the best I had and I love the matching flower paper!
Swirly corners are a Sizzix Sizzlit die and the border down the side of the flowered paper is one of the new Fiskars border punches.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Two Today Layout

Scary how time flies by.... looking at these photos it doesn't seem that long ago when Bradley was 2... he's now 14!!! Love these photos... he was such a cute looking boy!
Paper is Bo Bunny, alphabet is Cuttlebug Hippie Chick which is cut using Stampin' Up real red cardstock and then glittered with glitter!

Christmas Day 2000

This layout is inspired by a magazine I read recently and off hand I can't remember which one.. LOL sorry!... it's kinda on a present theme, backing paper being the present with the ribbon stictched around the present and the little tag with the title.. hopefully you can see where I am coming from!!!

Paper by sandylion, ribbon from paperchase, tag is an old Sizzix die.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Bon Voyage Layout!

This photo captures a great memory for Sharron, this is the family leaving UK to start a new life in Lanzarote.

The backing paper is an old Karen Foster paper, see I have been trying to use some of my stash up! The journalling is a basic grey stamp which I have left blank for Sharron to fill in, the little plane eyelet was kindly given to me by my friend Jenny. Alphabet was personally cut by the lovely Clare which is Quickutz Roxie.

Sharron & Rob's Wedding Day

This page was a hard page for me to do, I wasn't aware of it at the time of starting the album but since starting it they have decided to go their seperate ways.

I’ve spent ages trying to decide whether to do this lay out or not but I came to the decision to do it because no matter what has happened this was Sharrons special day and one that should be added to the scrapbook I've just tried to keep it quite plain and simple so not to upset anyone. It’s not what I had in mind to do when I started out but I just felt I had to keep it very very simple.

Paper is by Imaginisce, wedding stickers are old K&Co stash, nestabilities labels one, alphabet is Sizzix Sizzlit die.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Shep Layout

Well it's the final countdown now.... 6 days to go until this scrapbook goes to it's new home... scary to think I have been working on this for the past 6 months in my spare time.... I have 4 pages left to do and then I am done hooray!!!

I’m quite happy with this layout, I am sooooo loving the brown co-ordinations cardstock, I just love the distressed look it gives. The paw paper came from DCWV paper pack which was actually the cat set but paw prints are paw prints!!

I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edge and managed to achieve this without stitching my fingers together LOL!

The title is cut using the cuttlebug Hippie Chick alphabet set with just a little bling to finish it off.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Team Capture The Magic! Race For Life

This year team Capture The Magic will be taking part in Race For Life, myself, Vikki, Alison, Shirley and Steph basically if you have come to see us at the Capture The Magic's stand at Ally Pally you'll know who we are!

It's on Sunday 28th June in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, fingers crossed it will be a sunny day and no rain! I think I'm going to be OK... I've never done it before but it's for a fantastic cause... I've not been out training but I assumed that if I can walk round craft shopping all day at Ally Pally then just over 3 miles is going to be fine... not sure about the running though!

So if anyone viewing my blog wants to sponsor us please click on the link above to our fundraising page or click here any donation gratefully received!