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!