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Monday, November 30, 2009

Year of Studio Calico - November

Another page for my album. Sadly there is only one page left to go next month & the album is full. But as I enjoyed every second of creating this, I have an idea for another one in the New Year.

All materials from my Studio Calico kit - Market Place.
Background is Jenni Bowlin Calendar page from the Dec 08 kit.
Patterned Paper- Cosmo Cricket-Earth Love-Remember
Basic Grey-Nook & Pantry-Pear Tart
Cosmo Cricket -Earth Love-Repeat (covering house)
Mini Chipboard house - Maya Road
Title - American Crafts Fabric Alphas -Delight- Leaf Green
Chimney smoke -AC dots from alpha pack coloured black with acrylic paint.
Red Tissue for house window.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Karin's Oriental Birthday Piece

It was Karin's birthday at the weekend and after our usual birthday game on the forum, I can now show my piece. Instead of a card I went with a hanging & just made an ATC for a tag. The background was one of my "happy" experiments & at the time I made it all I had in my mind was rich opulent summer colours. I actually made this in July but kept hold of it for Karin's birthday. My favourite part was adding the beading at the bottom. It took a bit of fiddling but eventually I got there.

Close up of beading. (Can you tell Im proud!)

Making it proved easier than photographing it!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Page to Share

This was a page I made during my time on the mojoholder DT. It was one of the lifts we had lined up but never featured. The original page was done by a dear blog friend, Christiane Muller.
The photo was supplied by my sister from her holiday to France. I just added stamping to the page along with the gorgeous map flowers from one of my Studio Calico kits.

Friday, November 13, 2009

safe HAVEN

This layout was made last weekend and it has been terrible trying to get a photo of it. Im still not 100% happy with this one but it is the best of 10!! The picture was taken a few weeks ago during my stay with my sister, Tracy. This is her home & I love it! Im on a half day holiday from work today so thought it might be the perfect to try one last time to get a photo while it is daylight. After all I am never normally home until 5.45pm and daylight is just a memory by then!

Materials list; Studio Calico October 2009 kit Yearbook and Add on Fall Festival
Patterned paper;
My Mind's Eye-Abbey Road-Lucky Me "Sisters"/Forever Rings paper
Basic Grey-Indian Summer-Acorn
Bo Bunny-Delilah-Circle Scalloped
Bo Bunny-Delilah-Here's 2 u
Embellishments;
BG Indian Summer element stickers (bird, leaf trail border, journal block)
American Crafts Fieldhouse Blue Skies (felt tree)
MME-Abbey Road (spotted orange brad)
Fancy Pants Orange pom pom trim
Title;
safe (white letter stickers ASDA)
Haven (Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend chip alphas.
Kraft cardstock base.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Apologies to my blog friends

due to some rather suggestive comments left by a sex site, it is with regret that I have had to put comment moderation back onto my blog. It is hoped that they can not then link to your blogs too. I am disgusted that Blogger allows them to get through to be honest. I have enough to do out at work all day without having to patrol my blog.
Anyhow, finally I have a photo of a layout I made about two weeks ago! It is a very old photo taken during a very difficult period of my life but I remember this as been one really nice day. We were all dresed for winter but it was gloriously hot. We were friends & step brothers & sisters back then.
I made it bright & cheerful even though that time of my life was miserable & dark. All the same the photo holds a memory that I have of sun, laughter & holidays. The girl at the very front was a friend I met up with each weekend when we stayed in our caravan. Photo taken around 1978/9.
Materials used from Studio Calico September 2009 kit Cotillion, with the odd few embellishments used from older kits. I thought this Basic Grey paper screamed 1970's. Names printed onto blue dymo tape.

Monday, November 02, 2009

October page for my Year of Studio Calico

I have had a week off work from 24th Oct until today and I went away to visit my sister, Tracy in Newcastle for a very long weekend. Bless her, she had got Swine Flu and despite nasty hallucinations from the Tamiflu drugs, she looked a lot better by the time I got up there and we had an amazing girly time together. I had the pleasure of relaxing, listening to the sound of silence interupted only now & then by the sound of cash tills as we shopped. :) :) Once I got back home I decided on a total break & spent my hours home making. I love burning scented candles while reading in a corner wrapped in fleecy blankets. I find it the only way to truly recharge my batteries. The home making bit was defrosting the freezer & cooking to fill it up for the winter months ahead.
I took some lovely photos while up at Tracy's and this one of the hens waltzing into the house to see what she was doing just begged to be scrapped.

The materials are all from the October SC kit- Yearbook and the add on Fall Festival. (Another page will foloow once I can get photos) I only got this kit when i got home as the postman left it with my designated safe place but we kept missing each other the whole week.
It was great to get it & have a few days to sit & decide how to use it.
Jenni Bowlin calendar page (Dec 08 kit)
Paper - Jillibean Soup, Lentil Soup-Vegetable broth.
American Crafts Remarks Garden Walk journal block.
Sassafrass Lass Paper Whimsies Beatnik Buds.
Prima Flower centres.
Title both stamps from the kit.
Paper edges & calendar distressed & inked with Versamagic Chalk ink in Gingerbread.