Sunday, 24 January 2010

A rather productive Sunday

I have had a really productive day today, not only have I made Apple Crumble Muffins which I will definately be making again (they tasted amazing and are not going to last until tomorrow) but i have also managed to put finishing touches to a project that I have been working on for a while now. I am really into making mini albums at the moment, I find them much easier to dip into (when I don't have much time in a day for anything crafty) and find I can use up small rub ons, stickers etc that tend to be too small to use/somehow loose their impact on a big layout.

This book started life as 2 blank chipboard sheets that I covered in fablon (the sticky sheets that come in a roll designed for covering kitchen drawers/cupboards etc). Fablon is great as it comes in a variety of designs, including some great woodgrain effects, and can be wiped if it gets dirty which is really good as mini books tend to get handled alot. There is a mixture of solid and clear pages and I have used mainly October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket papers, two of my favourite companies.

Sorry that this is rather photo heavy, TFL x

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Finally something finished!!

I have had lots of projects on the go over the past few weeks and today I finally managed to sit down and complete a couple of things I have been working on. I bought a template a while back to make 'Take out' boxes as I thought they would be a nice way to package a small gift. It is a colleagues birthday tomorrow so I thought it would be nice to fill a small box with chocolates as a little birthday treat. The box is so simple to make, I used a sheet of bazzill cardstock and some leftover pieces of cardstock from the October Scrapagogo kit. There is a little tag that says 'For you' which is finished with some apple green gingham ribbon but in true style, i forgot to take a photo of it!

The other project is a layout using the Scrapagogo November kit which is just perfect to use with photos of boys. I have a growing collection of punches that i need to make more use of so i decided to go with the circles theme.

I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, tfl x

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

A little ray of sunshine on a cold and wet winters day

This photo makes me smile everytime I look at it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the snow and we have had our fair share of fun playing in what little snow we had, but I look forward to the days when we can enjoy the freedom of the beach, build sandcastles and splash in the sea. I plan to spend more evenings at the beach this year with the boys now they are a little older. It is all to easy to take what is on your doorstep for granted, I have lived a couple of miles from the sea all my life but you see it through fresh eyes when you have little ones to share it with.
The winter weather has however given me time to start many 'crafty' projects but in true style, i tend to start and not finish projects so have nothing to share just yet. I am waiting on a couple of parcels to arrive full of pretty things which should hopefully give me the push I need to get some of my projects finished.
Check back soon to see what i have been up to, I promise I won't leave it so long this time!