Sunday, 23 November 2008

Some LO's and Christmas cards.

I've gotten a few LO's done since I've been to Caroline's crop last weekend. I got the class LO done but must find a picture to put into it. I know what picture but must try to root it out. I'm going to do an album for my mum for Christmas so I want to put in a picture of her and her sister when they were young and I know we have the picture in a frame somewhere but we're painting downstairs so everything is dumped in one room and I haven't managed to root it out yet. I also got another 2 done for the album, one at the crop and one today but I must ask my Nan for some details for journalling and titles so I haven't taken pictures of them yet.

This is the other one I got done at the crop. It's my nephew Matthew (surprise, surprise!) having a little snooze. The papers are October Afternoon I think, they're from one of the Scraproom kits.

Here's another one of the little man, using papers from another Scraproom kit, this months one I think.

Ok yet another. This was his first time wearing his munster kit. I must find out about the match that was on that day so I can do some journalling on it.

This is one I did a good while ago. Thought I took a picture of it for the last post but I hadn't so here it is. The papers are Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl. I love these papers so much. It's the one collection pack I've probably used the most.

This card is one of those tri fold triangle ones, and I used the word circle tutorial posted over on CS. Used the craftrobo to cut out the cricles and scallops. BTW, Its straight IRL.

I did this Tilda for a challenge. I wanted to do something a bit different with Tilda. I sent it to Kiki for her birthday.

I've been making some Christmas cards over the last while too.
Think this one could be a bit plain.

Think this is missing something.

So that's about all I have to show,
TFL, Jan

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Can't believe its been over amonth since I blogged.

Although actually maybe I can. I've been so busy with stuff the last while. I thought I'd have loads of time over the mid-term but you know when you have time off and you plan things and when you back to work you're nearly worse off than before the break. Today i felt like i was chasing my tail all day and tomorrow is going to be busy too. But at least I've Caroline's crop on Sunday. Really looking forward to it because I missed the last two.

Anyway I've done a few cards and layouts in between the busyness.

These two baby ones were for an order.

This one was using a sketch that was posted over on Craftsupplies.

This is a card I made for my BF's aunt. She has Down's Syndrome and goes to a group called CASA. They meet every week and her 'boyfriend' there makes cards for her every so often. My BF's mum asked me to make some for her to give to him the next time so this is one I did
I've done a few LO's too but this seems to be the only one I've taken a photo of.
Will try to photograph the rest and post them, shortly hopefully.
TFL, Jan

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Even though I haven't blogged in a few weeks I have been doing some crafting.
I got an order for these 2 wedding cards (I know they're both almost the same but the couples don't know each other)

This Christmas card was part of the same order.
I like how it turned out, but can't believe I've made a Christmas card this early.

October is busy in our house because both of my brothers and I have our birthdays and Mum and Dad's Anniversary is coming up too. Here are the cards I made for the two boys.


I did this photo frame/LO type thing for my oldest brother too.
It's in one of those 'frameless' glass frames IYKWIM.
Have done a little bit of scrapping too.
I've been wanting to scrap this photo for ages and finally got it done. I like the LO but not 100% happy with the journalling. It's stuck on with repositionable Herma though so i might change it yet.
I had this LO almost done when I saw Sketch 20 over on Creative Scrappers. It really fits the Sketch so I must post it over there too.
Have another LO done too but no journalling on it yet so I'll hold up on posting it 'til it's all done.

TFL, Jan

Saturday, 27 September 2008

A few bits

Got absolutely no crafting done this week but here's a few bits I did manage to do over last weekend.

This is a LO I did using some papers from a 3Bugs Kit.
I think this picture is just so cute.

Then I did one using these papers from September's Scrap-Room kit. I was trying to go with 'white space' but i think it may look a bit bare. Not sure what I should add to it.

I've did a batch of 50 of these cards and I'm just waiting on more card blanks to come in so I can do around 30 more. The blue is a bit more vivid IRL, especially in the stamped bits and the picture is whiter than it looks here.

Then it was my BF's birthday during the week so I made this card for him using leftovers from the Prima papers I used for the LO in the last post.
So that's about all at the moment,
TFL, Jan

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

2 LO's

I managed to get 2 LO's done this weekend.
I just love this picture and am so glad I got it scrapped. I think the papers are Prima, they're from a kit from one of Caroline's crops.

This might just be my favourite LO of all the LO's I've ever done. I'm just so pleased with how it all came together. The photos are of my nephew and th PP were in last months ScrapRoom kit.

On Friday Neasa organised some Scrappy Bingo over on the CS forum. Myself and two other girls won prizes. I got my prize in the post today and I'm only just thinking I should have taken a picture of it. Ooops! Will take one later coz I'm too lazy now. Anyway I got some lovely glitter paper and 2 other lovely sheets of paper, some stickers and stamped images (i'm ignoring the theme of them for a while). Thanks Neasa.

TFL, Jan

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Thanks Lynn

It was so nice to home to this lovely package after work today.

It was the RAK that I won on Lynn's blog. It had 2 magazines, a BG Rub On Roller and Precision File Set, Papermania Sweet Nothings 6x6 paper pack (which I was admiring in CAS this weekend) and matching chipboard embellishments, a Versamark pen, a gorgeous set of vintage style stamps and some EZ Mount (I was thinking of getting some of this last week when I was stamping with my Bella's so I'm delighted with that)
Thanks so much Lynn,you've made my day.

Monday, 8 September 2008

A Quick Post

I did this card last night for my BF because we're together 8 years today. So sort of an anniversary card I suppose. Not my usual style and I think there's something missing but whatever it is it's not in my stash coz I've tried a few bits and nothing seems quite right with it. Did this LO yesterday as well. It's kinda based on the bonus sketch here
I couldn't think of any title but I actually think I like it without one.

TFL, Jan

Friday, 5 September 2008

A few Cards.

I've made a few cards in the last couple of days.
Another Coredinations one.
I did this one using some Basic Grey PP and a Papermania flower (from a pack that I've had for ages and had yet to use)
I decided I'd better get some use from my Bella's too. I've them a couple of months and only ever stamped them to see what they were like when I got them. SO the other night I stamped a few and coloured them in while watching Prison Break.
These are the cards I did with them.
Made 4 of each of them.
Must use the other few now.

Lastly, thanks a million to Lynn decided to share some of her CardnScrapz prize as a RAK and chose me. Yaaay. I'm thrilled. Thanks Lynn

TFL, Jan

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Cork Crop and Few More 'finished off' LO's

Well Caroline had her August crop last weekend and I managed to get a good bit done. I started off with my Scraproom kit and I did this LO of my nephews Christening. I think the papers are all Making Memories. Then I did this canvas as a present for my BF's mum. The paper and tags are 3Bugs.

Then we had the class itself. Caroline did a fab Lo using Heidi Grace papers. It really suited her sepia picture but because I didn't have that style of picture I used the reverse of some of the papers and a different sheet of cardstock to make a brighter LO.
Then I 'finished off' this LO. I had the background part done (the paper on the cardstock) from a previous crop but never had a photo to suit. So i added this photo, the title, journalling and embellishement to finish it.

When I came home I finished this off. I had it almost all done but I had no title or journalling so I just added those.

This is another LO I did at one of the crops but my journalling stamp went MIA for a while so i had never added the jornalling til recently.

Then I came across this LO that had no photo (again). It was from a crop that Lora did AGES ago but I'd never had a photo to suit. I took this one of my BF when I was doing CJ's Painting with Light photography course a few months ago.

I got my hands on some of the Coredinations cardstock form Cork Art Supplies recently and had to test it out. Here are two cards I did with it. I embossed it with Cuttlebug folders and sanded it to show the core colour

That's about all for now.

TFL, Jan

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Been Busy

Well first off is a first birthday cardI did for my BF's nephew. It was a bit of a quickie. The PP is BG Cupcake (again) and the text was cut on Craft Robo

I've finally managed to getting some LO's of my own nephew done too. I bought a lovely little baby boy album in CAS and I was determined to fill it. So far I've gotten four done, so I'm happy with that.

This one is a scraplift of one that Kate posted on CraftSupplies. I used BG 2 Scoops for this. I even hand cut the flourish on the side, which is a big deal for me. I hate hand cutting anything fiddly.

Next up is one using KI Memories that were left over from Amber's class at Crafteire

Then I did this one, which probably turned out a littlebit girly but I went with the colours in the photo so i can't be blamed. I have no idea what the PP is.I've had it for AGES. It was some of the first PP i bought and I think I gotit on ebay. I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers SketchFest.Kate posted a link overon CS and its a fab blog, definitely worth a peek.

Then I did this LO, very roughly based on Sketch 93 Pencillines
I cut the bubbly bit on Craft Robo and even designed it myself.

Lastly, this is one ofme and BF in Lanzarote last year. I started this ages ago but my white pen ran out and it tookmy a while to source a new one. I finished it a few weeks ago.

I think I'll leave it at that for this post, TFL, Jan