Thursday, July 23, 2009

been busy...

but not with anything crafty!! We spent most of last week in the fabulous Castlemartyr hotel in Cork for a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The weather was mostly good ... pretty sunny between the torrential downpours! We got to visit Some of Decs family, spent a day at Trabolgan (where we had a hard time getting Ois away from the kiddies go-karts), went to Ballymaloe for a scone and a hot chocolate (yum), swam in the pool, and got to visit Cork Art Supplies (well that one was just for me :) ... and even got to do a little relaxing.
The lo below is the sum of my craftiness for the last few weeks. I thought of doing it when I heard the Baz Luhrman song, Sunscreen, for the first time in ages on the radio ... and the words really rang true. Obviously, it's an old photo of me!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

All done ...

Well all the work is now completed for the scrapbook apprentice ... the last los and cards for the mag were sent in last week, and a card commission, also for the mag, was again completed in super quick time ... I got my package on Monday morning and was done by dinner time that evening! It felt quite strange to be doing Christmas cards in July!
Ois and I went to see Ice Age 3 the other day, and I haven't laughed so much in ages. It was soooo funny!! I'm such a sucker for a good kids movie :)
I also finished Twilight last week and was a little disappointed. Bella was just a little too gushing for me ... I actually preferred the movie (and I don't think I've ever said that before!) But I still think I'll give New Moon a read ... just to see what happens!
The lo below is another from the class with Celine Navarro. We used lots of masking tape for added dimension and painted over it with some acrylic paint.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Round 8 and class layout

Firstly, a big thank you again to everyone who voted for me in the last round of the scrapbook apprentice. It's getting close to the end now with only four people left! Round 8 has now gone live over on the Creativity Life blog so head on over if you would like to see this months projects and you might even think of voting for me if you like what I did. I really like how that birdhouse lo and LOVE card turned out! The projects for the next round (if I get through this one) are going to be in the next issue of Creativity and needed to be completed in a very short time ... I got my pack on Monday and they had to be ready to post this morning!!! After a late night of crafting last night I managed to get it done on time ... quite a feat for a sloooooow scrapper like me :)
I wanted to post one of the los I started at the class with Celine Navarro. For this lo we learned how to do photo scratching ... I'm not sure if it's something I'd do again but it made for an interesting page!