Thursday, 24 June 2010

"Celebration time"

Like buses today my posts.  Here to share with you are my designs for the Celebration Time kit from the Scrapbook Kit Club.

The kit contains 2 textured Bazzill cardstock (vanilla and pink), 1 Striped patterned paper by Junkitz, 2 double sided patterned papers by Fancy Pants, 1 sheet full of rub-ons (Fancy Pants Celebrate line), half sheet of Celebrate die cuts, 1 pack of colourful buttons (Yabo) and 6 paper flowers by SBK.

 I've added some kraft cardstock, my little shoebox and american crafts letters to complete this layout along with a couple of puffy stickers from my favourite shop - paperchase.

Thanks for looking!

Caterpillars, fingerprints and hearts….

Life seems to be throwing some interesting turns at us at the moment and that means that I’ve had an abandoned blog, again.  It’s about time I shared a few things with you, don’t you think.


This wee beastie, along with a few of his pals, has taken up residence in a “bush” outside my front door.  Absolutely beautiful to look at and has a liking for the flowers, as you can see from the photo, he’s quite happily munching them away. It’s become a ritual with Rosie to look for them whenever we go out.  After searching around I’ve discovered that he doesn’t stay so exotic looking….   Such a waste don’t you think, all that finery and you get a plain brown Vapourer Moth at the end. 


In a total change of direction now, silver jewellery.  I’ve had no where near as much time to work making more jewellery as I would like, but here are two pieces to share with you.  

FP001chain This one has Jamie’s fingerprint on it, with his name and date the fingerprint was taken inscribed on the reverse.  I just love to touch it.   I have one with Rosie’s fingerprint on still waiting to be finished.  I will get to it.  If you’re interested in me doing one for you, drop me an email and I can let you have the details.

FP002 And here is a pendant that I have made.  I wear this such a lot.

DuoHearts  I’m off in a couple of weeks learning some new techniques and hopefully, if all goes well will have a couple of rings to share with you.

As for scrapping, I’ll be back again when I get a mo to take some more photo’s. I recently completed another week in the life project.  This time I thought about it much more and did loads of prep first.  I’ve also got a couple of layouts to share from up coming SBK kits.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

In case you hadn't heard...

...the lovely Steph over at Indigo Mill is taking a well earned long summer break and closing the shop down from July until the end of September.  There will be a sale at the beginning of July so keep your eyes peeled.  You can find more information here on the Mill Pond.

I'm busy scrapping another "Week In The Life" at the moment, and if I do say so myself it looks better than the first one I did. I hope to be back soon with some photo's of that, but first Chris & I have a kid free weekend to enjoy as the kids are off to Grandma's for the weekend. Can't wait....

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

It's not often....

I get excited, but an email from Waterstones this afternoon made me hot foot it to their website and place a preorder, for this book....

The eagerly awaited 4th novel in the bestselling Conqueror series, continuing the life and adventures of the mighty Khan dynasty. Genghis Khan is dead, but his legend and his legacy live on. His son Ogedai has built a white city on a great plain and made a capital for the new nation. Now the armies have gathered to see which of Genghis' sons has the strength to be khan. The Mongol empire has been at peace for two years, but whoever survives will face the formidable might of their great enemy, China's Song dynasty. The great leader Tsubodai sweeps into the west: through Russia, over the Carpathian mountains and into Hungary. The Templar knights have been broken and there is no king or army to stop him reaching France. But at the moment of Tsubodai's greatest triumph, as his furthest scouts reach the northern mountains of Italy, Tsubodai must make a decision that will change the course of history forever.

Roll on the 2nd September when it's published!  Sorry, did I mention I'm a tad excited!