Friday 22 April 2011

Designed by Orla!

Happy Easter everyone! Just want to show you what Orla Kiely has designed for me! (Well actually for anyone shopping at Tesco) I was so pleased to find this by the tills.

It's great for taking my craft stuff away with me and sooo pearshaped!

Looking forward to getting out and about this weekend with family and hope that you all have the same opportunity.

Thanks for looking, Chris.

Thursday 14 April 2011

Good things coming in threes?

Two very important young people have birthdays this week one is going to be 6 and the other is going to be 9. They are my two lovely grandsons and I have made them special cards.
The youngest is dinosaur mad so I have made him this....

I found the little plastic stick ons in a £shop ages ago and kept for the occasion, just made a landscape from a photograph paper stack I've had for a while, some wallpaper, computer generated speech bubble and it was done.

My eldest grandson loves(and I mean loves!)Eddie Stobart trucks.He can spot an Eddie coming in the opposite direction on the motorway from about quarter of a mile ..IN THE DARK!!!!

I hope he likes this. I found a picture on the internet then made a background using printshop and a sentiment with tyre marks around it.

I hope he enjoys his morning at an ES depot (he is a member of the Eddie club and this was a special request)

I'm now off to get my head round a card for hubby (do other people have birthdays that come in threes?) His birthday is on St Georges Day ...hhmmmmm...Knight in shining armour?LOL

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Some journal pages

Hope you are all warm enough today,what a change there's
been in the weather.
While I was away at the weekend I finished off a couple of journal pages(and started a few more)

This is one I started months ago at Lindsay Mason's first journaling workshop, but didn't know where to take it then "voila!" saw a programme about Paris(the best place I have ever been!)and there it was! I added Stampotique fairy and toadstools which I coloured with promarkers, I tried to keep the words paler but not sure whether to go back with a sepia pen.

My next page was just a thought.

I had some cosmic shimmer paints and some other shimmery paints(forget what they are called) and I just used them to paint blocks, sprayed some of the ink across the page then just added a bit of Lost and Found paper, Elusive Images stamps, Crafty Individuals text stamp. I stamped the flower twice, once with Brilliance ink and then with Dusty Concord distress ink. I love the shimmery look and will definitely use the same paints for backgrounds again.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday 7 April 2011

Thanks for waiting!

Here at last are my 365 journal pages for March and April. See Kate Cranes blog - The Kathryn Wheel for further details.

First is March completed

Here is my started April page,lots of smooshing and I used Elusive Images stamps and some Kaisercraft background stamps, it now has more detail on but you will have to wait for that. It has taken longer than usual as we now have a new computer and 'stuff' had to be loaded in(don't ask me - hubby did it all!)

As you can see I hadn't stuck down the last few days of March and there was still a lot to add to April's pages and a lot has has happened since thenLOL
Thanks for looking, now I'm up and running with this -well give or take a few hiccups I can get round to looking at what everyone has been doing with their pages.

Monday 4 April 2011

OOOer missus!

This is all very strange - I've got a new computer and as you can see I've been playing but don't for one minute think this is it!
As yet I have no photos as hubby (sadly I have no idea!)needs to load in some stuff!! I can't begin to tell you how fantastic it is not to have attempt start up 3 or 4 times and how quickly everything loads in. I have just spent a happy hour visiting blogs and now I'm on my way out, hope to be back soon with pictures of my 365 journal pages.
Love and happy, happy day to you, Chrisx