Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Huge update, long time no postie :)

Hi, well I kind of lost my mojo over the last few months and haven't done much crafting.  I've been feeling a bit down and the house is a mess, plus I'm working more hours and between that and the fibro I'm constantly exhausted and in pain.

Anyhoo, this isn't a pity post, we had a week away in the Lake District which was awesome (slide shows of photos on my you tube My channel ), we did lots of walking and had a lot of fun and it's given me a bit of a boost :)

These are the latest things I've made and or finished off lol!

First up are some cards made using the Portabello Rd collection from Docrafts, I adore these papers, so much so I ended up ordering more lol!  

Portabello Rd papers
Stampin Up card stock in very vanilla
Core'dinations cardstock from the Tim Holtz craft core collection in red and blue
Stampin Up ink pads in not quite navy and riding hood red
seam bining dyed with TH distress ink pad tea dye
Roses and hear stick pin  from Wild Orchid Crafts
brads and buttons
Tea pot cut on Cricut from an SVG file
Stamp edged mats cut from Ribbons and Rosettes cart

Next up is a card for Father's day for my Dad

Core'dinations cardstock
Image by Bill Holms sourced from internet
Circle shape cut from Accent Essentials cart
Dad plate cut from Plantin Cart using end cap feature
Textured strip made with TH texture fade checker board
Brads, feathers and button

This next card was for my Brother-in-law

Stampin Up card stock in crumb cake, chocolate chip, not quite navy
Core'dinations craft core in No 10
Crackle glaze
Acrylic paint
Bakers twine
Stampin Up ink pad in Early espresso
corner punch
Cricut cart Ribbons and Rosettes for border
Stampin up Stamp set Nature walk and happiest birthdays

Dads birthday card, I wanted to add lots of texture and make this feel seasidey (is that a real word lol)


Core'dinations Cardstock kraft core in No 16 and 10
Stampin up classic ink pad in not quite navy and craft ink pad in whisper white
TH distress ink pads in weathered wood and bundled sage
Bakers twine
Buttons and brads
Image from MCS water colours
Cricut cart plantin school book

This is my first ever mini album :) and I actually started it about 10 months ago lol!  Anyhoo, I've finally said it's finished and now just need to add my photos.  I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out, there are things I would do differently and I've learned a lot of new stuff along the way lol!

Here are most of the supplies I used.
Hero Arts: Large Web #CG234, Bat background #CG385
Inkadinkado: creepy Crawley #98303, All Hallows Eve #98627, Creepy Lane #60-30185
KanBan: Tickets #AS6008
Stampers Anonymous: TH French Connection #CSS278050
TPC Studio: Patterned Borders #ST93455
Stampin UP: Sanded BG stamp (retired)
Clarity Stamps: Small naked pine, remountable set of leaves, small moon shadow
Stampin Up: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper white craft
TH Distress: Peeled Paint
Memento: Tuxedo Black
Stazon: black
Glossy Accents
Versamark: embossing pad
Stampendous: Disco black embossing powder, clear embossing powder
Card Stock:Cord'inations in grey,black,orange, Stamping Up black,cajun craze, lucky limeade, cardstock, Stampin Up Fightful Sight DSP, Create & craft Super Smooth 120gsm paper for digi scrap kit.
Cricut carts: Fabulous Finds, Happy Haunting, /Ribbons & Rosettes
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Fibers, Divine twine orange, HobbyCraft Ribbon

I think I've covered everything, just ask if you don't see it on here.

One thing I do want to mention is the digi scrap kit I used for most of the paper in this album, I don't think the site is there any more and I don't have the files on the computer at the moment as my external hard drive died on me :( I'd love to to give credit, so if anyone knows who made it just leave a comment thanks :)

A card for my Mum-in-law, I love how this turned out :)

Just a silly card I made to try out my new Robotz cart, which I got on Ebay for a bargain price :D

This is the first scrap book page for a new project, I've been meaning to make a scrapbook of our visit to London a few years ago and want to do sections on the Natural History museum, the British Museum and the Science museum, yes we did 3 museums in 3 days lol!  I am mad about dinosaurs so was thrilled to go to the Natural History museum.  I got the dinosaur tracks cart especially for the scrapbook as I took loads of pictures of all the dinos lol!  I've even made up a list of all the dinos on the cart and prited them out ready to label all my photos lol!  I know! I know!  A grown woman getting over excited about a lot of old bones lol!  Sad really isn't it :D

A quick project the other day to cheer myself up, I finally got around to blinging up my expression :D

A quick birthday card made with the sweet treats cart.

Lots of flowers I made yesterday, I was very tired and I've been poorly the last couple of days so I just wanted something to keep my hands busy while I watched tutorials on youtube :)

All cut from the flower shoppe and mother's day bouquet carts.

Well that's me all caught up, having a bit of a rest today, although I did go out and try to cut the hedge a bit earlier, shattered now though so won't be doing much else today.

Happy crafting
Anna xx