Friday, November 27, 2009

Recipe book

A book I made it with the bind it all. I have a tilda stamp that I was going to put on it but it didn't look right I will try it with the other one I made. I see lots of Christmas presents being recipe books!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

D's Birthday card

Men's cards just don't do it for me, no flowers or pink hmmmph
This is a spinner card and has an image either side, which would have been fine if I hadn't stuck it on upside down first and then pulled it off in a panic so it's a bit warped... don't think he will notice!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hair Dying 101

Meh I've nothing else to scrap and it's been a while...

Congratulations card

As gaeilge... umm hmm can't speak a word so I could have said anything on it and not have known!
I heart all things mini at the moment, like the lil scroll, how cute is that!! I ordered a mini baking set on ebay for the recipe books I'm making and they can't come quick enough 3 hours 45 minutes since I paid for them...huuurrry!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Notebook orders

There must be another Twilight movie coming out, tis very popular!

This lil piggie went to market

So we had our first day at the farmers market and ta se fluich! ( I can't get the fadas!) Between trying to hold the stall down and stop everything getting wet we didn't sell much but Phil wants to give it another go.... yahhh *insert sarcastic smiley here

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas goodies

I made some cute lil bags of reindeer food (just mixed glitter and porridge) and a bottle of christmas cheer (glycerine and glitter to make it look like a mini glitter globe) with a small greeting on it like Christmas isn't a season it's a feeling. Hope to sell them at the market tomorrow!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Altered albums with the bind it all

*insert proud smiley! Made it allll myself :)


A few cards I made for some friends,I wanted to do something special for a pregnancy card so I kinda made it like a trifold card...kinda lol

Whoo ate it

My love for garlic is well known and my garlic pot is rarely empty so when this happened I had a lil panic attack.
The journalling reads: I knew my garlic obsession had reached its highest point when I had a panic attack because the garlic pot was empty and one lone solider was all that was left
D questioned me putting the owl on and I was like "You know...whoooo ate it" Ya he says "still doesn't make sense" Ohh any excuse to use that die!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Creative Scrappers Sketch 78

I love this blog, it gives me so much inspiration and their new sketches come out on Sunday which just happens to be the only day I can scrap, coincidence I think not!
I used an idea I saw from Kathy, where she cut really thin strips of paper until it looked like curly fibres, mine aren't as curly as hers were but it just proves a point I can't curl anything!

Rafia Attack

Every time I see my rafia I remember how much I love it on cards! The thank you stamp is a Hero stamp that I embossed (sparkle face again today!)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

2nd Calendar tutorial

* 12" x 6" Strip of thick cardstock or cardboard
* 5¾" x 4½" cardstock front cover
* Photo mat - approx 3½" x 4"
* Patterned paper and scrapbooking embellishments
* button or brads plus extra embellishments
* adhesive - glue stick or double sided tape
* paper trimmer, scissors or craft knife
* Calendar months printed onto paper (not thick paper or cardstock)

Take your strip of cardstock. Score a fold at ½", 1½", 2½" and 7¼" down the length of the strip.

Fold the strip to create the base of our calendar as in the picture below. Use double sided tape or a glue stick to adhere the ½" tab inside of the back cover.

Once you have the body assembled you can put it aside while you create the calendar front.

Take your 5¾" x 4½" calendar front cover and embellish with a photo mat and the calendar. Lay the months on top of each other on the calendar front and use a piercing tool to pierce a hole or two through the lot. Use brads or a button to attach the calendar to the cover. When the month is over you simply rip it our ready for the next one.

When you have finished embellishing the calendar front attach it to the Body.
I can't put the one I have up because it is my sisters christmas pressie (you aren't getting a sneak peak Amy!)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Some personalized cards and Christmas cards

I've been making a few personalized ones lately and yahhh I got to put a joke in one of them lol
Got a forever friends stamp in Docrafts Creativity magazine and its so cute! I've started using watercolours and I seem to be able to colour inside the lines better with them :)

Monday, November 9, 2009


is what I turn into after a few... still to this day don't know how I fitted the glass in the bag and getting home without breaking it....

Sunday, November 8, 2009

2 quick Christmas cards

Inside of the card

I was testing out my new paper artsy stamps, man I love these stamps might take up shares in them!

Altered Albums

I found a much easier way to do this! 2 notebooks for Christmas presents
Some beautiful embossing if I may say so myself :)

Fairies of Idune

These cheeky lil Fairies wouldn't stay still long enough for me to take a picture of them! Phil is making them to sell either as Christmas Tree decorations or to make a fairy scene like she has in her fairy glen loo as we call it! Just some branches and fairies and Voila, fairy-tastic!

Amazing the difference a few months can make

and when you learn some new techniques, I redid some of my older LO's from the wedding and because the photo quality is so good its hard not to do a good LO!
This was the first LO I did with this photo

And this is the one I did yesterday, it's pretty much the same sketch just some new elements in it like the journalling tag

*thinks twice about re-doing her whole wedding album

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Desperately it in the mood to scrap and I don't want to make cards for a while again, they just don't make the inner core happy! This is an old photo(well 2 years) that was taken in Dublin Zoo when we couldn't find any animals to take a picture we saw a rare pandasaurus. The journalling reads: A friendly creature that lives in bushes, defensive when frightened, loves broccoli not peas, doesn't have sugar in tea when having a biscuit...
Used my new owl die cut (aint he a cutie) and some other bits I have lying around, embossed the stamp at the bottom, its another (new) minds eye stamp, I love their sayings!