Monday, 28 January 2013

OK now your probably thinking twice in one night!! Well yeah I can't believe it either but I realised that I have not posted the 2nd of the January challenge's that my mum and I set each other as did this the day mum went home after Callums birthday.  

The challenge is from scrapbook magazine on page 50 - it was the Gesso whitewash

Sorry the picture isn't fantastic as was taken from my phone rather than the camera 

Anyway I am going now I promise!!
Hi all I just wanted to do an quick blog post to show what I have been up to this weekend.
I missed the first week of the craft barn alpha challenge with all that's been going on travelling up to mums for dads funeral but I still wanted to have a go so here is my V!

I wanted ton do some thing that would be a challenge and something that I could remember dad with so my V is for valuable.

My photos of dad are very precious to me at the moment and as I have said in the journal page they can't be bought or replaced with money!

Anyway what else have I done well whilst up at mums I took a couple of Kate Crane DVD's to show mum as she has not done any art journaling before (but she is a fantastic watercolor artist even if she won't admit it!!) We watched them all one day as we needed to relax after a hectic stressful few days - she has now bought some acrylic paint and can't wait to see what she comes up with!

Anyway here is what I have started this weekend will post the finished items when they are done

Have an enjoyable and crafty week xx

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

I just wanted to share the birthday card that I made for my Dad, it was his 67th birthday on Saturday which he shared with my youngest son Callum I planned this at the time as what better present can you give your dad than a grandson!

Anyway he sadly passed away tonight unfortunatly I did not travel up to see him as my eldest son Mak and I have been suffering with novo virus, so I said my goodbye over the phone.

I feel guilty as mum came down to me at the weekend to share Callums birthday when he was not well, and would like to thank my sister in law Dee for being with mum when she only buried her own mum Beryl yesturday.

Anyway here's the card

 Rest in peace now Dad I loved you loads and will miss you xx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Here's what I have done today - its the first of the 2 January projects with Mums challenge  I have done the craft artist 2 - we decided that the projects this month would be from Scrapbook magazine Issue 69 so I have scrap lifted the Christmas traditions from pg 73

Yes its a piccy of me!! well several - another of my new years resolutions was to do things I'm not comfortable with - I'm normally behind the camera and don't have that many taken!!

Anyway enough from me today - Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Happy New Year!!

Firstly I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

One of my New years resolutions is to post on my blog more often!! - I know what you are thinking this will be an impossibility!! well I am going to try!!

I have set myself a few challenges this year:

1. Is to keep up to date with my monthly challenge with Mum - we did 2 A4 scrap pages a month - I did finish last years (only just before the end of last year!) and I will post the pictures to show what we did, and will be sharing what we do this year.  It is still going to be A4 size, one page will be a digital page (we both use Craft Artist 2 which we are still learning and don't know how to use to its full potential but we both love it!  it is so quick and easy to use!) and the other will be a normal paper scrap page - we are using our existing stash as we both have so much (well I have to much!) and hope that we will push ourselves to learn new techniques or use papers we wouldn't normally use.

2. I am going to do a 12x12 page every month to create 2013 in a year album

3. I am going to try and craft more often - last year my husband got fed up of me taking more and more of the dining room (which is also linked to my living room) it was always messy so let me take the space of his old shed - I had a fantastic new craft room built (I will do a blog post on this with pictures at some point BUT PLEASE DON'T GET JEALOUS!!!!) Anyway I didn't do as much crafting as I would have liked so I now have full internet access, my own telly with dvd player, a portable doorbell and a walkie talkie to keep in touch with the family when I am down the garden so I don't have any excuse as to why I should not craft!! (my family may not see me but hey I'll be happy! LOL)

4. I am going to do the scrap365 blogspot monthly Sketch challenge as an 8x8  - I have decided that I will be doing this on craft artist 2 as this can be done in the house and they don't tend to take to long to do 

Anyway I have typed so much and you are probably getting bored with me now so here is my first picture of the new year - it is the January sketch for scrap365 blog ( )

My youngest was 7 yesterday (well it is now the early hours of Sunday morning) and he had his first ever birthday party (I know we are bad parents - but loads of screaming kids in your house making a mess just put us right off!!) 

Anyway we decided to have a bowling party - they do everything and we just turn up and don't have any mess to clear up afterwards!! so used some of the pics for this! 

Anyway I hope you like it! I think I have written a long essay today but PROMISE they won't all be this long and will be many more to come this year!!!

Have a crafty time whatever your up to this week!!