Monday, October 26, 2009

chopping and changing ...

Not a whole lot of crafting going on here! I still haven't really got back in the flow. I started this lo the other day ... moved things around ... cut things up, but it just wasn't working. So I left it for a while and then came back with a fresh perspective ... made a few more changes, moved some more things around until finally I had a page I was happy with! I live such a complicated life :) The photo is of Dec with Oisin on his first day of first class and it's one of my favourites. Not that I'm biased or anything ... but I have such handsome boys :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

progress ...

at last!! I finally got around to a few crafty projects this week! I did two exploding box albums which I'll probably give as Christmas presents, though only one is completely finished. The green one was done using BG Lemonade and the red using BG June Bug. The photos below don't really do them justice as they look a lot nicer IRL. Oisin thought they were really cool so we made another one for him which he decorated and gave as a present to Daddy :) We had great fun making it and Oisin told me I was a fantastical artist :) He really makes me laugh sometimes!
And I even got a lo done. This one was done with a Studio Calico kit I treated myself to this month. I had to stop my sub quite a while back as I just wasn't getting to use the kits while I was busy with other projects. I really really love those corrugated letters by Jillibean soup.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

scrap at singing

I'm so glad X Factor is back! I'm a self confessed addict but isn't everyone?? And oh how I wish I could sing. And I guess I really mean ... sing well :) I love to sing and am always singing along to the radio in the car, with my ipod in the house and while I scrap. But alas it's probably not a very pleasant experience for anyone within earshot! I'm also really enjoying the Apprentice and I'm so glad they decided to do an Irish version.
I just wanted to say thank you too for all the good wishes on my last post. I'm hoping the nausea and tiredness will pass soon so my scrapping mojo will reappear. I'm also looking forward to starting my Christmas craftiness soon and ordered my BG Eskimo Kisses today. (oooohhhhh it's lovely:) So as I still haven't got to do any new los I thought I'd leave you with a couple of pages that I haven't posted here before, that were in some of the recent(ish) DoCrafts magazines.