Tuesday, 29 March 2011

March Blog Hop

It's almost the end of the month and time again for the Banana Frog Blog Hop. It's almost scary how quickly they roll around!! This months theme is birds so I've come up with a little something using the Shake Your Tail Feathers tadpole set. They are really simple, just stamped (and coloured in in the case of the peacock) and cut out..... I used beads threaded on cotton to make cute dangly legs. They can be used for loads of different projects, cards, embellishments for layouts etc.
But I think mine look cute just dangling away on the shelf above my desk :-)

Leave a comment to be in with the chance of winning some Banana Frog stamps and then move on to the next blog which is Audrey's

TFL xx

Ooooh check out the frog blog for last months winners too xx

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Into The Woods

I'm back with a couple of LO's that I've done with this months Studio Calico kit. This kit is so yummy! First I did this page of Sarah and Sam messing about with a didgeridoo!! It did not sound good!!
Next I did this page of Wes at Kerries 21st. He couldn't really dress up cos he was only staying for a little while then going straight to work!
I used the chipboard stars as a mask and then added some bee stamps in brown.
TFL xx

Friday, 25 March 2011

That Friday Feeling

On Wednesday I was super organised and took and uploaded photos which I was going to blog and schedule straight away.....well surprise, surprise it didn't happen! So now I've got a quiet half hour with my feet up I thought I'd share with you.

I know by now you are probably sick of my Peter Kay photos but here's another! This time it's Kerrie with her merchandise tea towel!
I used my sparkling new Emma's Shoppe collection from Crate (have also got Toy Box and Portrait, coming to a layout near you soon!)
Lots of layering, some cute alphas that I've had for donkeys and my gorgeous SU 'Bliss' stamp.
So this weekend is starting off with an evening with my bestie, followed by two days of catching up with some uni work, working on the 80th book and watching the first GP of the season (excited about that!) Just deciding whether I am a big enough fan to set my alarm for 7am on Sunday to watch the race??
Back with more pages soon xx

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Sarah's Cards Sketch

Just a quick post to let you know I haven't dissappeared and to show you this layout that I did for the Sarah's Cards sketch challenge.
It's quite different to the sketch but I like it!! I used a Heidi Swapp mask to ink the heart onto Glazed CS and outlined it with machine stitching.
Back soon with a couple more layouts xxx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Banana Frog POTD

Pop over to the Banana Frog Blog to check out my DT post and find out how to make these......
Happy Sunday xxx

Friday, 11 March 2011

Stash Busting

Last week I was sorting through my stash, I keep my more recent purchases beside my desk in bags according to collection so they are ready to go, so anyway I was going through them and I found the Mix and Mend that I bought at the Getaway, there was virtually a whole sheet of banner stickers left as well as some letter and shape stickers but only a couple of scraps of paper. So on my day off when I was a bit short of inspiration I decided to challenge myself to use up some of the stickers. This is what I came up with........
Looking back at it now I think I should have done the same misting at the top but mirrored (IYSWIM!?!) but it's too late to do anything about it now!!

All in all I'm fairly pleased with the outcome plus it feels really good to use up some old stash.

TFL xx

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Document 2011 February

I can't believe it's March already.....this year is going far too fast! So I'd better share my document 2011 pages for Feb before another month rolls around!

My pocket page is pretty packed this time......
A ticket from Calendar Girls, party invitations, and a sorry letter written by a little boy in school who was rude to me....I just had to keep it, it did make me chuckle!
My focus page is of three of my nephews at my SIL's bday party. Dan was actually the DJ but Jake and Max were desperate to help him and Max was soooo funny having a lil boogie with the headphones on, bless!
Lots of things in the pockets.....busy month! Tickets arrived for Hairspray in April, my Aunty's bday, and a family lunch.
My SIL's party, puppy sitting, choosing the bridesmaid dress and working hard!
Am a bit worried at the moment that March is looking a bit sparse so far but there's plenty of time yet!
TFL xxx

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Bit of A Twist

I thought I take a break from my weekend of essay writing to share a layout that I did a couple of weeks ago. I've had this photo of me and my niece on a half finished layout for AGES and it became obvious that it just wasn't happening so I took it apart and waited for fresh inspiration to strike. When I saw this months SC kit it finally came to me.

There were loads of pretty papers and one sheet with baubles on it, so it kind of became a Christmas layout with a twist, not your average Christmas layout!

So here it is......
Lots of pretty detail and the title comes from 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' which is from my very fave Christmassy film, Meet Me In St Louis.
Just had news that my new SC kit has been dispatched so fingers crossed it'll be here by the end of the week. Now to clear my to do list so I have time to play with it!

TFL xxx

Thursday, 3 March 2011

4 In One Go!

On Friday I had a day of crafty fun planned with my sis and our lovely friend Kirsty. I was pretty tired after a busy half term and thought I would get nowhere.....how wrong was I! The first layout went slowly but after that they just started flowing out of me and I completed two and a half by the time the others went home then I went on to finish the third and start a fourth in the evening! Not bad considering I had thought I had no inspiration!

These aren't in order but I did this one with my feb gogo kit. It's my niece Hannah when we went to the CIA to see Peter Kay.......
This one was with the SC Dec kit, also a photo from the same night! You have to love those scribble stickers!
A third layout of yes, you guessed it, our Cardiff adventure (I have managed to get so many layouts from that trip!) also from the SC Dec kit.
And finally my Dad and BIL messing around at a fancy dress party. Used Feb SC kit for this one....
Good job I got loads done as I am so snowed under with uni work this week that I've got no hope of scrapping much any time soon!
TFL xx
ETA the scribble stickers are by KI Memories, I got them in my December Studio Calico kit so don't know if you can get hold of them in the UK

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Blog Hop

Just to let you know winners from the Blog Hop have been chosen so keep an eye out on the Banana Frog Blog to find out if you have won a set of stamps. Thanks for all your lovely comments xxx

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Feb A Month In Numbers

For a while now I have enjoyed Julie's posts on her 'Month in Numbers' I have quite fancied having a go but have only just got round to having a think about some numbers! So here it is:

My month started with 1 surprise trip to the theatre after my cousin bought matinee tickets instead of evening! Calendar Girls was awesome. 2 tickets for Hairspray also arrived in the post!
February was a month for celebration with my brother turning 45, my SIL 40, and my Aunty 50 so there were 2 big parties!
We had a big family lunch where my Mum cooked for 17 of us!
My half term consisted of 13 hours working on a project, spending £90 on a bridesmaid dress, and spent 7 days with this little bundle of fluff......
And wrote 2252 words on my first essay in 5 years!
So that's my month in numbers, what would your numbers be??
And don't forget to check out Julie and Claire's posts for their Month in Numbers.

TFL xx