Friday, 12 May 2017

I even broke out the paints!

I am not a mixed media person. To be honest I have no idea what I am doing with mists and sprays and paints.

I have been criticised in the past for not using mixed media on my pages.....so I decided to take the plunge.

So I basically sat there and watched the queen of mists and sprays Missy Whidden. I have watched every video she has ever created....and Then I panicked ha!

I don't have mists and sprays but I do have oil pastels and paint...so I broke those out and had a try.




I don't have any mists and I really wasn't ready to add water colour on the background using the packaging technique just yet.
I did some strips of paint and added some white gesso over the top to calm the colours down. I then also added some washi tape over the top as well.


I am happy with my first try...



Well its a start and I will see where it leads me!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

All pretty in pink...

I have tried to make this page so many times recently. It has looked very different to this a few times. But then I made this and decided that I finally like it.

I only used the 6 by 6 paper pad from pebbles , the tealighful  for this one. I usually only buy this size and then only buy a few of the 12 by 12 papers. I tend to only use small bits of the paper so buying it in this size makes more sense as I get all the papers.

I cut out the letters on my cameo and backed them with the pattern paper.

It is very pretty in pink....

Here are some of the details on the page...



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Monday, 24 April 2017

Quirks and weirdness...

Having a 13 year old son means he doesn't really like his face on my scrapbooking pages. So....I am starting my own 'all about me' scrapbook.

And the first lot of pages that I want to make are quirks and weirdness that is me!

Here is the first page that I have made for my new book.


I do have a real problem with my socks. No matter what size I buy, no matter the price ( believe me I have tired expensive socks as well. They always twist round!




So for now I will continue to be the crazy sock lady and have annoying socks all day every day!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Cameo in the house!

SO....I sold my cameo about a year ago. At that point I really didn't intend to ever get back into scrapbooking again...EVER!

I didn't miss scrapbooking, didn't look at the new products coming out, didn't look at any scrapbooking websites. I still took photos thank goodness, just not as many.

Since getting back into scrapbooking again, this is the one thing that I missed using. Love it before and missed it.

So...after lots of thinking about what sort of machine to buy I decided to jump back into the world of cutting machines.

This turned up a few days ago!


I thought a lot about which one to buy...I had the full size cameo last time. But to be honest I can't see me ever using or creating something that would need the mat to be that big ( you wait, famous last words huh)

As the portrait one is half the price of the bigger one I went with the portrait.

I downloaded all my old files...I had nearly 3000!!!!!!

Made these the other day..now just to make a page with them huh!



Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Learning to love myself and not give up.


So while I have not been at work this week I have made another page. I have been pinning lots and lots of sketches to use. I have been finding my pages all moving in the same direction of late and I see sketches as a way to make me not do that and think differently. I chose this one!


I loved the hexagons....but as I don't have an Cameo ( which I am hoping will change in the next few weeks) I had to cut out the shapes and the outlines myself.

Here is what I came up with...

I have a few 12 by 12 frames in my room and I am putting this one on the wall permanently to remind myself to breathe and just to learnt to love myself everyday...no matter how hard the day maybe.

Here are some of the close ups....

These little hexagons were made by myself. I used some children watercolour crayons from work onto the hexagons and then stamped a flower image on. I added some highlights with other colours and a white pen.





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Friday, 24 March 2017

The one with all the hearts and no Cameo....

One of the only things that I regret selling is my Cameo. I sold everything else and was happy to see it all go...but now I am regretting letting this one item go.

I have spent a lot of time looking through galleries over the last few weeks and I have seen an increased presence of pages that have been made using the cameo.

Lots of lovely ideas to use or put away for a rainy day. Just not useable because the cameo has been used for most of the layout.

But one that I kept seeing pop up over and over again was the cameo shape with all the outlined hearts connected together. LOVE THIS!

Knew I wanted to have a go at recreating this. But knew I wouldn't ever be able to get it to be the same. So I opted for just using the hearts as a starting point.

Here is what I came up with....a page about my love for dogs!

Now this was a page that took me an entire day to make and you can guess which part took me all that time huh.


I don't work as many hours now so I have lots of days off to fill up and hey....you can't do housework all the time huh.


I cut out lots and lots of these different shaped hearts, and then cut out the centre of them.And just when I thought I wouldn't need anymore...BANG I needed more!



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Monday, 20 March 2017

We love you...


Having a teenager now means that the times that I manage to get a photo is getting rarer and rarer. But if I ask him nicely he will every once in a while let me take a nice photo.

Here is my current favourite photo. And after photographing it I suddenly realised that I didn't add any journaling! I will have to add that after.

Anway...here is the page that I made... and again The photo is fuzzy...I really need to get a proper camera!!!!!

Here are some of the details...














Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Getting old!

 I have had these frames in my drawer for a few weeks now. Planning out a page that I was going to do with them. I just needed the correct piece of paper to complete the look...And her is the page that I made.

 I didn't realise until afterwards that I had put being forty instead of being over forty. As I am clearly 41 as you can tell by the numbers that I added to the page...I am still blaming my tablets for my muddled brain..not sure how long I can pull that answer off for though lol!!!

The quote I used on the page is ' Don't begrudge growing old. It is a privilege denied to so many...It was this quote that stopped me in my tracks and made me less worried about the wrinkles and the obvious memory loss!!!



 These frames were not expensive. In fact they came from The Range and you get 3 in a pack for £1!!!!



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Sunday, 12 March 2017

My Scrapbooking room...

When I sold all my stuff a few years ago i did hold onto a few bits, but only a few. 

I currently don't have many supplies in fact I actually ran out of pattern paper! I still can't even get my head round the fact that I ran out of pattern paper...but I m moving on with that awful situation and bought some more paper.

CAN I EDIT THIS TO SAY..I HAVE SET UP MY NEW SCRAPBOOKING ROOM...I MAY HAVE MORE STUFF THEN I THINK! OOOOOPS

A few months ago I bought a desk...which everything fitted in to...then slowly I needed a box and then another box....I will not go on, your all scrapbookers you totally understand huh? Of course you do. Especially as I work in a place that sells such lovely stuff some times!

And then I kind of convinced my husband that as we didn't really use the conservatory ( who does?) I could turn it into a scrapbooking room. It doesn't have any actual heating...but when it is cold I have a portable heater that works just fine. 

Now.... It is a huge room...I don't have a lot of stuff...so a small amount of stuff in a big room is a bit silly but hey as all of you know it will fill up fairly quickly? OH YES!

I have spent as much time as I can on it , between sitting down ( I have a rheumatic illness...the doctors are still not sure what it is but my whole body hurts most of the time...good thing I have something to do when I need to sit down huh)

Anyway, here is my current room...I am sure it will change and grow over time. My computer is acting funny today and has edited all the photos a bit weird...it wouldn't let me change them and I really couldn't motivate myself to go back and re photograph them all again!!! ha!

Here is my drawer unit...



I bought this shelf form B&M for £10...it was perfect. I loved how it was all on different levels and sizes. And I love how bright and colourful all the different paints make it look.

 This is the other side of the drawer unit.

The boxes hold my scrap paper and card and the top one holds my gems...They are really empty at the moment...but ready for when I have more to put in them.

And well...washi tape has to be on something pretty huh.

The drawers underneath mostly have sewing stuff, material, felt, cross stitching. But the top smaller ones are where all my embellishments go. I scrap by colour..so I keep all my embellishments in colour as well. I did this last time I had a room and it worked brilliantly so I just did that same again.



I have a book case next to my drawer unit...which holds lots of different things.


My pattern paper packs...


Some of my paints and bits and pieces for painting.


And who doesn't need pretty feathers on show...never sure how I am ever going to use them...but I found them at work and had to buy them.

We move onto my desk area next...I like where it is so I can see part of the garden...the rest of the garden goes down the side of the house. Sitting here with the doors open in the sunshine as I have been doing today is just wonderful!


My white metal drawers that I got from Ikea...It holds my wooden embellishments and my sticker letter and my thicker like letters.





My cart, that I love that I got from Ikea ages ago...It holds my stickers on the top shelf, middle shelf has stamps and inks etc and the third shelf are my only punches that I held on to when I did my big throw out.







And my desk...it is fairly small..smaller than my last one but it does the trick..I have all my pens glues etc on here.


Along the other wall is most of my things that are electronic.



It holds my tv, big shot , printer etc...only thing I hate is the fact that you can see lots of wires.... I bought my big shot from a friend from work the other day.


And here is the rest of my wash tape in a little house thing that I again bought from work....Not entirely practical but it looks pretty...I never threw any of my washi tape away.


Again sorry for the funny colour photographs...my computer is doing weird things today...I think it needs to be looked at by my husband! I have no idea about computers!

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