Saturday 23 July 2011

Teachers Notebooks

Evening all!  What a busy week!  My lad had graduated from nursery this week and is off to Big School in September, wow!  I remember having him and working out what year he'd start school and 2011 seemed so far away then but its come in no time.  He's well prepared for it and knows exactly whats what and is ready, several times a day I'm getting "Am I going to Mrs Parry's class today?"  Its kinda like Are we there yet??  Only another 6 weeks to go lol!

For his leaving prezzies I made all the staff little notebooks and he made a card.  Here they are below with some destructions!  All were coloured with promarkers and have added lots of glitter and bling to them.  Most of the papers are by Bearly Mine

Gina did a tutorial for these previously but heres a quick and easy one.

Use the notepads from asda and remove the front cover so the top lined sheet shows.  Cut a piece of card 19cm x 13cm and score at 2", 2.25", 5.5", & 5.75".  Decorate then glue the pad inside.
To decorate I just minus 4mm so for the front panel which is 2" by 13cm I cut that size and take of 4mm and thats it!  The pieces are 13cm x 2" (2 of these), 13cm x 0.5" (4 of these) 13cm x 1.75" (2 of these) and 13cm x 3.25"

Image was a printable colouring page.
Image is by Wee Stamps
Image is by Victoria Case
Image is by Wee Stamps
Image is Forever Rose by Crafts & Me
And one for Claire his favourite teacher.  Ethan thought this image by The Greetings Farm looked like her, does a bit too!

And Ethans lovely card which is 2 of Mo Mannings digis merged and I added the extra writing on the wall.  These two remind me of Ethan and Molly so much lol!  I cant believe I let him loose with my promarkers eeeek!  Ahhh well he did great :D

Monday 18 July 2011

Encaustic Fairies

Theres a new challenge this fortnight over on The Spotlight Challenge and we're looking at Artist Trading Cards or ATC's for short.
For this I went a bit mad and made 14 of them lol!  They're in 2 series, one using the larger set of 3 fairies from The Stampmans Aspects of Desgn 59 Starburst Fairies stamp set and the other series uses the smaller 3 fairies from the set. 
The backgrounds are done with Encaustic wax using the iron and stylus tool on some.

Here's a couple of the set..

Number 8

Number 10

These are AVAILABLE TO TRADE, leave me a message or email me to arrange a swap, they are numbered below the card.

Would lke to enter into...

Thursday 14 July 2011

In the Summertime...

Evening All!  Gosh we've got a mix bag of weather lately haven't we?!  Woss goin' onnnnnn??  I never know whether to wear a jumper or a t-shirt and usually get it wrong and overheat or freeze lol!

I've been having one of those paper shuffling weeks this week, you know where there's so much you want to do but you cant decide what to do first then before you know it its bedtime?!  I think its coz my desk was messy so I've sorted that out now and much happier :) 

Got one to show you today and its for the new challenge I'm hosting over at Crafts & Me and the theme this week is Summertime.  For this I went completely away from my usual style as I'm practicing with CAS cards lately only I usually do them with a digi background and flat so this was my brave step into WHITE SPACE eeeek!  For someone like me who loves colour and papers and sparkly fings this was actually a difficult thing for me!  I printed the image which is May by Sara Burrier central onto card with the sentiment and trimmed it down square leaving white space then coloured with promarkers and sakura stardust pens, adding glamour dust to the wings.  I felt something was missing and I remembered seeing someone using multi coloured dots instead of a solid outline around the image - I *think* it was Chelsea I saw it first so I added that with promarkers and sakura stardust pens then added stickles around the edge dusted with more glamour dust then simply mounted it on plain orange and yellow card.

I think normal service shall resume shortly lol!  I like it but its not really my style, I prefer them busier even if its plain and simple with a digi background I dont think I *do* white space!

Would also like to enter into...

One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Clear it Out - Wings
Papertake Weekly - Hot colours
Bunny Zoes - Fun in the sun
Crazy Challenge - Summer
Creative stamp friends - Summer
DDH - Summer
House of Gilli - Sparkle
Paper playtime - Summer
Stamping Scrapping Central - Simple
Dream Valley - Summer
Lollipop - Anything goes
2 sisters - Summer fun
Allsorts - Anything goes
Catch the bug - CAS
Crazy for challenges - Summer
One stop craft - summer
Totally gorjuss - Summertime
Gingerloft - Make it sparkle
Crafty Purple frog - Summer fun
Dutch Dare - Summer fun
Meljens - No more than 2 layers
Stamp Insanity - Anything goes

 Originally I'd planned to use Poppy by Sara Burrier and left it out to start along with my box of promarkers which Molly has learnt how to open and decided she was going to do some colouring in whilst I wasn't looking!  You know you can't get mad as she was so proud of herself and even put the pens back, even if they were upside down she put them back!  Little monkey!

Saturday 9 July 2011


Evening all!  Back from camping, kids had a great time and I caught up wth my old mucker Loopy over on Barry Island, lovely hot day wth nice sea breeze too, fabulous!  Here's Miss Mookins with every kids favourite beach accessory!
Lovely warm water that day too :)

And yes Carol I made Boerewors lol!

I've got a windchime to share with you today :)  Saw one over on Elana's blog and had to have a try!  I got a long windchime off ebay with about 20 chimes on so I can make several out of it.  I contructed it with tiger wire and beads running through the centre of the doiley (2 stuck back to back)  The image I used is Petal Melody coloured with promarkers, added flowers to frame her and 5 chimes and punched some butterflies out of various sparkly card and stuck them onto the wires.

Hope you like and thanks for looking!

Would like to enter into...

Bearly Mine - Anything goes
Charisma - All about flowers
Stamps r us - There was a little girl
Gingerloft - beads
Bling it on - anything goes (flowers are glittered, beads are ab coated and some super bling swarovski)
Creative craft - blossoms