Saturday, 31 May 2008

New projects

Well it's the last day of May already and as today is the first Saturday that I haven't had a demo for 8 weeks, I have been relaxing. I had a few hours in my craft room and decided to use some of my new Basic Grey and Doodlebug products. I bought a little 'build-it-yourself' bird feeder from 'Poundworld' and before building it, covered the walls with Basic Grey Archaic cardstock, covered the roof and base with Doodlebug crushed velvet cardstock, added a couple of large eyelets with my Cropodile and some Basic Grey Fibres. I screwed it together then adorned it with BG Chipboard hearts, flowers and a butterfly. I am quite pleased with how it's turned out and am thinking of hanging it in my craft room filled with cotton wool balls to use with my chalks. Obviously it can no longer be used as a bird feeder outside because it is no longer weatherproof! Even Basic Grey card gets soggy in the rain!
You will also notice the scrapbook page showing my 'American' niece after eating chocolate ice-cream. Once again I have had some fun with the BG and Doodlebug products. They are gorgeous and almost too nice to use!
The photo is a bit dark I'm afraid as my sister sent it from her phone, plus it was snapped in the shade under the sun canopy at their house in California which makes it a little darker too. Anyway, it seemed to be appropriate to use with the BG Cupcake papers, chipboard stickers and Doodlebug letters.
Have to make a card using these products now. I usually do a card first as that's what I make most of but I just fancied a change and something a little different.
Well now it's time for a brew and a breath of fresh air in the garden while the weather's nice. Be back on here in the week. Cheerio!

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Still can't get into...

updating my blog on a regular basis!
My friend Nikki from my craft club told me off last night for not keeping my blog updated every few days. I do forget about it and I have been busy doing lots of little jobs here and there plus I have been smothering my little cat with cuddles after she suddenly went blind last week. Poor little cutie can't see a thing and bumps into chair legs and door frames etc. She is getting better at finding her way around but it will take a while till she totally adapts I think.
Anyway, a quiet evening at craft club last night but still fun and enjoyable with the crazy, laughing girls who's humour lifts everyone's spirits. I want to thank them massively for their continued attendance at the club every week and look on them as my friends now rather than just 'the ladies at the club'.
My dear friend Clare has been on the road for two weeks with the Do Crafts team travelling the country promoting the lovely new range of Papermania/Anita's products and the yummy Basic Grey, Doodlebug and We r memory keepers range too. Can't wait to get using these products! And, can't wait to catch up with Clare and find out what it's like on the road with the Do Crafts team. Sounds like fun but hard work.
Well better get out of my PJ's now and go to pick up my mum. We are off to Cardcraft Plus in Preston for a mooch and a spend.
Hope to get back on here more regulaly from now on.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Hobbycraft demo samples

Here are some cards I made for my Hobbycraft demos a couple of weeks ago. I had to make four samples from an instruction sheet which I was sent from Do Crafts. During the demo, I had to reproduce the same 4 cards varying the colours and layouts slightly but only using the Papermania products.

I am rubbish!

Well it is nearly a month since I did anything on my blog so yes...I am rubbish! There aren't enough hours in the day to do everything. Been busy with Do Crafts demos and my craft club and I had a couple of days away as well. Today though, before I do any card-making, I have got to cut the grass. So I am planning to do that first thing before it get's too warm...back on here shortly though with some new cards I have made.