Wednesday, 29 July 2009

June LO's

So, i bet your thinking - June LO's - doesn't she mean July?
No. See i never blogged for nearly 2 months, what with one thing and another and i haven't uploaded any of the work i managed to complete, so as my previous post explained - i will hopefully try and catch up as and when i can and since the kids are now happily eating lunch i will grab 5 minutes to show you the LO's i done.

First up is the LO i produced with the July Cleo Craft kit, but of course i got the kit a month earlier. It was a range of papers from Basic Grey, Lime Rickey collection. On first appearance i was a little worried as i am not usually a bright and bold person - so it did take me a while to think about what to do.

After a few hours searching i found this photo of Liam when he was much younger with his new bike, i believe he was about 4. As the photo's had the same colours it was a perfect match, i got to work and i was very surprised at how quickly the LO actually came together.

I have kept it fairly simple so not to try and detract attention from the photo. Decided to do a little stitching and just added some orange puffy Thickers and that was my LO finished.

My next LO i achieved was from my scrap box. This seems to be growing by the day. Because i scrap in the smaller size of 8.5x11in and always use card stock as my base layer i never ever get to use a whole sheet of 12 x 12 - so you can imagine how much left overs i have!

For this LO i pulled together a piece of Pink Paislee, Basic Grey and American Crafts - the colours matched quite well. The mermaid stamp is one i got over a year ago from the Bad Girl Kit club.

I turned the photo into black and white to match the papers - i love the peacefulness of this photo, it's actually Hannah day dreaming in the sea in Galveston, TX. I added a bit of stitching to this LO too, not something i venture into doing much - but i like the effect it has given, added some making memories shimmer letters and bling gems.

So there you go 2 very different LO's, although enjoyed making both of them.

So we are now 1 week into the summer holidays and the children are bored. The typical summer weather really isn't helping and somebody at work told me this weather was here to stay :0(.................................. so much for picnics and beach days!!

Tomorrow we are hopefully going to London for the day, The kids want to see the sights of London, Big Ben, The London Eye, Tower Bridge and a few more - how much we do is dependant on the weather. I really hope it stays dry.
I am of course armed ready with my camera ready to hopefully get some good snaps. What ever we do - i am sure it will be a fun day.

Will be back soon - with an update and photo's of our day out hopefully.
Take care


Monday, 27 July 2009

It's reveal day

So reveal day is finally here and i can at long last show you my project i created with this months kit from Cleo Crafts.

This kit for me was awesome, i loved the colours, content and the versatility of the papers which helped me decide what i would make.

At the moment i seem to be making a few little books, don't think i have actually done a LO for awhile!

I decided to alter the K&CO letter box (from the many that i hoard) and make a little book to fit inside. I am rather pleasd with the final outcome and think i may make some more!!

So here are all the photo's, sorry that there are so many.

Products used are:

Cosmo Cricket:
Carbonation, Beach Towel and Snorkel Boarders
Blooms, Gems and chipboard from own stash

Hope you like my project.

Have a lovely day and take care

Sunday, 26 July 2009

July Final Sneaky

Well it's that time again, pizza boxes will soon be on their way.

Which leaves me time for one final sneaky. This is a very important part of the project i have completed with the July Cleo Crafts kit, don't worry you will not be recieving an empty box (lol), this is what i have altered this month and really have enjoyed the process.

I have given you an even bigger hint as to what the papers are this month in the photo's - but i know some of you have guessed already.

This kit was awesome to play along with, my favourite to date - just love Cosmo Cricket!

I hope to be back with the final reveal either later today or tomorrow and i hope it has been worth the wait.

Have you all have a lovely Sunday and as always, thanks for stopping by.

PS: Thank you to you all who have left comments about the new blog look - it is still being altered a little but think it is looking way much better.

Take care


Monday, 20 July 2009


Well hello all.

I thought it was about time i seriously started keeping this blog up to date - i mean whats the point in having one if i never write anything. Some people have asked if i am still alive, i sure am - but with one thing or another other things seem to prevent me from entering the blogging world.

Instead of recapturing the last few weeks i will just start from today and over the next few days work my way backwards with projects, LO's and such.

So what have i been up to this week?

Teachers presents!!! I have thankfully only had to make 2 this year. Instead of making all the helpers in both Sam and Hannah's class i have only made for their direct line teachers, 2 is alot more manageable than 9.

For Sam's teacher at playgroup, where he has just left i made a little 4x4 book with a couple of photos in it. I used the October Afternoon Fright Night collection. It turned out quite well, and more to the point it only took me 1 afternoon to make. His teacher 'loved' it, even making her tearful.

I can't quite believe he has left playgroup and now we are counting down the days to BIG school. He has had 2 induction afternoons with his new teacher at school and he 'LOVED' it. I have been a bit worried about him going, probably because he is my baby but Hannah will be at the same school to look out for him. It is unfortunately a very small school with only 6 classes, 2 per year so its not too daunting for him.

For Hannah's teacher i have been thrifty. I gave money towards the school collection but i always like to give a little something extra. I always feel that teachers must be sick to death of wine, chocolates and flowers so i have decided to alter something that she may like to use.
Hannah and i hit Asda's at the weekend and we came across this note book and pencil holder - now i think it is very drab looking (i forgot to photograph the note book, but was covered in the same paper) - so i have been busy covering it all in the mini kit i purchased from Cleo Crafts on the retreat earlier in the year. The papers are from Bo Bunny and are the Alissa collection. I adore these papers - i could use them on everything.

I am really happy with the final outcome, having never done anything like this before and more to the point Hannah is happy to give them to her which at the end of the day is all that matters.

As it is almost the end of July it will be time for me to reveal my latest work done with the Cleo Craft August kit in a couple of days. This has been an absolutely fantastic kit to work - so be sure to check back towards the end of the week when i should be able to reveal all.
So this is all i will leave you with for now - i have loads more to share, but will share as soon as possible.
Hope you are enjoying the holidays - mine finish tomorrow for a long 6 week break, but hopefully will leave plenty of scrapping time.
Take care