Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Summer Holidays

Well I dont know about anyone else, but on the 3rd day of the summer holidays I already feel exhausted. I love my boys to bits but they are so full of life and energy its hard to keep up!!!
On the 9th of august I will be teaching a class to the Barn Crafters, Droitwich Crop.
I have been busily working on a mini book that folds out to make two 1
2x12 layouts, with a travel theme.
If you are taking this class here is some info on it.
This mini album folds out to make two 12x12 layouts. Mine is a travel journal, somewhere to put all my memories and memoriabelia from my trip to Rome last year. I would like you to gather together photos, maps and receipts (if any of you are like me you will have a bag full of leaflets and fliers too). If possible I would really like to to bring some maps of a place you have visited so we can pinpoint these in our mini books. I used free ones that were available to all tourists. I have even used boarding passes from the aeroplane in my album.

Photo Requirements
The space in this mini book makes using regular 6x4 photos difficult as there are many score lines.
I have used twelve 3x2 photos (but could easily fit more. landscape ones are best)
I have also used 20 ish index print photos
I have also used two 4x 5.5 ins photos (odd size I know think they were from snapfish) but you could use regular 4x6 and trim them down.

What you need to bring for this class
White acrylic paint and paintbrush (I will bring my own incase anyone needs some)
Red, brown and yellow ink pads (again I will bring my own incase anyone needs some)
Double sided tape
regular adhesive
Foam pads
Paper trimmer
paper scorer
Craft knife

The kits will contain
5 sheets Cosmo cricket 'Sunshine' range patterned papers
2 chipboard covers
Cosmo cricket chipboard alphabet
1 sheet white cardstock
Red lace
Brown ribbon
Teal ribbon
Text paper

If I think of anything else I will let you know
If you have any questions please e-mail me

July kits still available on my shop blog
Anyway I need to get back to my train track building boys:)
Have a good day

Monday, 21 July 2008

Loonnnnggg overdue post

Hey, well I have been up to some mischief with my mate Rhiannon (well lots of fun anyhows) She came to stay with us this weekend, which was fabarooney!!!!!
On friday night we decided to stay in and watch a film - a bbbbaaaaaaaad film called 'Black Sheep'. It was the worst but also the most entertaining the three of us had watched for a long time. - The plot basically about Killer mutant sheep in New Zealand!!!!!! It was a great film- so if you want a good laugh and I mean a real belly laugh watch this film!!!!!!

On sat we went to the modscraps crop on sat and Rhiannon made her first ever mini book!!! We had a laugh as usual with Jayne, Debbie and everyone.
We then went up to the park with my boys for a picnic tea and a bad game of tennis!! (I am not very good at the game!!) And felt sill as my 9 year old could beat me hands down!!! Oh well I never was one for sport. We had a yummy takeaway from the curry centre and watched Sweeny Todd ohhhhhh how I love this film the music the costumes and the actors!!! Oh sigh I love that film!!!!!!!

On sunday we ventured down to the arnolfini art gallery where they had paper fruit to make which could then be swapped for real fruit. So we split into teams of Team apple (myself and Evan) Team banana (Rhiannon and Aeron) and Team mango (James and Calann)

Team apple (Evan wouldnt pose and I was taking the pics)

Team Banana (Aeron with team apples apple on his head!!)

Team mango (Cal doesnt smile for photos)

We then went upstairs where they had a table of broken crockery and glueguns to make things, it was fab!!! Here is my lil dancing crockery lady!!!!!!

Afterwards we went to asda and bought a dress each - naughty I know but it is asda!!!
Rhi decided that hers needed to be altered and got started straight away, which then prompted me to 'decorate' mine with buttons and lace!!!! I didnt finish til 11.15!!

And today well all the boys were at school and nursery so me and Rhi ventured down to the shops of bedminster and had a good rummage with little luck and then decided to go to the windmill (local pub with yummy food) for lunch which was very yummy!!!!!!
We came back to mine and wanting to show off our new dresses paraded around my garden like a fashion show (well not as co-ordinated or syncronised!!) and these were the photographic results!!!!!
Be warned Pure silliness!!!!

Anyhows I have had a fab weekend and am now exhausted!!!
Have a good day!!!

Monday, 14 July 2008

Julys Sunshine nostalgia £10.00

So are you ready to learn how to make this fun mini book by just paper folding. These gorgeous sunshine papers from cosmo cricket are perfect for a folded mini book of nostalgia
Contents include

Full colour instructions

5 sheets of Sunshine double sided papers

A4 ish Sheet of chipboard

Cosmo cricket rub-ons

1 pack of Clear ocean buttons

1m brown grosgrain ribbon

½ m of white lace

1 skein embroidery thread

Foam pads

Text paper

Small note paper

All this costs just £10
Available to buy from My shop

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

You want a sneek peek?

Julys kit is one of my folded mini books made with gorgeous Cosmo cricket (Yes Cosmo cricket again!!) papers. These papers are just beautiful!! Kits will go on sale on monday 14th July on my shop blog - Get ready :)

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Meet Mr Bin

For Nicola to see our bathroom!!!

I know its silly but I couldn't resist just to see the look on my family's faces. I took a very plain boring white bin, and dressed him up in a waistcoat with buttons, a bow tie and some eye buttons and this is the result!!! All I need to do now is find him a top hat !! He now resides next to my sink :) Calann rolled his eyes when he saw it!! Aeron and Evan laughed and James well James is used to me by now!!!

Myself and Evan went to the zoo today to meet up with an old friend of mine and his family. We had a lovely time except from the old silliness and running off from Evan!!! Terrible 2s - no terrifically terrible 3s more like!!! we got a few good snaps tho!!
The human monkey

Hanging around

Look at the tummy of this Lima :)
Tommorrow and thursday are now free for me to get on with many projects that need making , but you should see all the fab stash that is surrounding me!!!
Have a good day:)

Wednesday, 2 July 2008


Yup Ive been decorating and not in the fun art kinda way but the boring (but much needed) bathroom kinda way!! I have hated my bathroom since the day we moved in. We had orange pine cladding from floor to celing on everywall - I mean even for the splash back on the bath- nice and rotten. The ceiling had been woodchipped and painted turquoise. and a turquoise mushroom covered carpet - mmmmmm yum!!!! believe me this combo did not work!! I cant believe that it ever did work but hey each to his own. The bathrrom was stripped bare and painted lilac and some simple lino to freshen it up- which was ok but I still hated it!! now 3 years down the line enough is enough, time to do the job properly. One thing that (luckily)was ok was the suite plain white ceramic, in reasonable nick. So sunday morning was spent sanding cleaning and de- jarvising the bathroom. I chose a colour called oxygen (very pale green blue) which is very fresh. We bough 8 boxes of plain white tiles and off we went trasforming our dark, dingy, small, (our bathroom is about the width and length of a bath - SMALL) smelly bathroom into a light and airy bathroom. Dont get me wrong its still small but the difference is huge. Keeping everything simple and light seems to do the trick. We still havent finished so this weekend will be spentslaving awaybut it will be worth it!! I cant wait for a shower now!!!


July kit will be available from the 14th of July this month, There will be no August kit as I dont think it will be fair on my children- we are going to be having fun this summer!!! with no arguements (well ok maybe just one or two!!)
A sneek peek of the July kit will be up sometime in the next week - so keep an eye out (not literally- that might hurt).

Here are a few pics of the class I taught on sat. It was a very simple folded mini book that is quick and easy. I used lots of text paper for this project and handed out lots in the class. Now what I didnt realise was the content of the book - lets just say it was a little rude , but gave us all a real giggle!!!
Any hows I have a q forming for the computer- kids eh!!!

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