Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I'm ready December- Bring it on!!

I seem to be getting more intense in my album making and creating more hassle and work for myself by having ideals in my head and wanting only that. This was a precut album that I won from a competition at GBCE from Crafting Ireland, it was just a plain chipboard cover and I snipped pages out and added some new ones. Used some spare bits I had lying around so it's a bit mish mash but think it will work for what I need!
Youtube video of the December Daily

Saturday, November 24, 2012

1st of the Christmas Cards

So I really am not feeling the Christmas spirit card wise this year or more so because I've put a ban on buying new stash and feel bored with what I have so I have to get inventive!
The stamps are PTI and TH deer die. After teaching the Montessori kids about the northern lights it inspired me to brighten up the sky a bit. Really wish my handwriting looked like that stamp!

Monday, November 5, 2012

One does ponder

One does ponder... About ways how he can make us laugh. He's a funny guy always throwing himself about or insulting people by calling them smelly, I think he think its how you say hello. The other day I was at my craft corner, did I mention I got my craft corner *sigh and I heard his snorty laugh. He came running out and pointed at the telly laughing that he had seen something funny and wanted me to laugh too. Reminds me of the time when he came home from hospital after 3 months & Amy wanted to know when he would get humour because he didn't find her funny. Well... The two of them just scream laughing at each other now, funny how something so small can make you forget the bad.

Close up, with faux stitching, my gorgeous washi tape and without distressing because Eli hid my distress tool, somehow think its in D's shoe. Well we will find out soon enough!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Graphic 45 Curiosity Shoppe Album video

Graphic 45 Old Curiosity Shoppe album

* Disclaimer*
I am not a fussy cutter hence why the butterflies have no heads and the pigs have no tails but it was such a lovely paper pack I bought from CreatewithKate at the GBCE I knew it needed a special project.
WARNING- Photo heavy post with video to follow
Tim Holtz Stamps (Hello Charles!) skeleton and Halloween stamp. Cut out bottles from the 12 x 12 pack and glossy accents them. Stamped some Waltzing mouse stamps onto the bottles but don't think it worked too well.

Derek had to nearly pick me up off the floor when I was finished adding glasses to Charles. Frames are cut out of the pack and extras added. 
Pockets on the side and bottom, photos can be added to photo mat 
Double tag embossed with a paper belt (the word escapes me right now..)

These...these bad boys are so fricking cute. I fussy cut some bottles from the pack and cut slits in them, backed on black card and then slid in little insides of the bottles

                               Needed some plain pages to fit larger photos, the left side folds out into a double page. On the right there is a small album inside the pocket made from one 12 x12 sheet
Again I needed more pages for larger photos so made the lady page to fold out into a another double page

Trinkets on the outside of the album

PIGGIESSSS! I felt so sad after cutting off the tails of the pigs but felt worst when I caged them!

I felt the last page needed some empty space so I might add a few
 bits after but right now I like it as it.
I don't think I understood the undertaking of this album and it KILLED me not to be able to finish it in one sitting. Anyone who knows me knows I craft fast so I was nearly shaking trying to get it done. If I made it a larger project and a page a day I would have added more techniques but as it was the album was just on bursting point!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Introducing my new scrap corner woop woop!

Finally got it installed yesterday and still trying to get all my bits straight but ohhh look at it in all it's glory!
I decided to go the Besta range from Ikea, with 3 overhead presses and one tall press. The desk is the 120cm from the Besta range. 

My Helmer which I LOVE it fits all my accessories like all my dies in one drawer, inks in the other etc but it's so dinky. Shame Eli has learned how to open it and so far I've found his bottle and a cow in one of the drawers.

Th presses are very spacious and the flexibility allows me to move the shelves around to suit my needs.
How cute are the spice jars filled with buttons? I did it by colour, I don't even have that many buttons so I have a jar of thumb tacks just to fill it up!

I heard from a reliable source that the desk marks easily so with some oil cloth I had left over from our kitchen table I slapped some on top! (Look at the matching red bin...seriously I'm in love)

With under press lights and a lovely big desk light even at night time I will have enough light so I won't have to squint or temper drag the table under the only light in the room.
So that's it, the place where my heart can settle and create to it's little desire. So so happy :)