Wednesday, 27 August 2008

ATCs galore

I've been terrible over the past few months with not getting my ATC exchanges out early enough. That's all going to change now seeing as I'm (hopefully) going to have an extra day a week to keep on top of things!

In May it was 'anytheme' and I chose to make 'tea for friends' and sent an extra one 'harmony' as I was late in sending. These went missing in the post :(

So I created 2 more for Julie one was butterflies and flowers and the extra was wise words.

Then July had the theme of Fairies so I used green and white (flower print) hand made paper as the backing with the idea that it would look like grass. The fairy is a silver peel off on hand made paper with foam pad backed flowers. On the white flowers printed on the green paper I used 'snow' glitter. I also made a buttons extra because I was late in sending (again!)

Then back on track for August with Tracy's holidays ATC. I used bronze backing paper (to represent a sun tan), a patchwork of vintage holiday pics and postcards then a sunbathing vintage lady on top. I'm not completely happy with it but I think that's because I wanted it to be bigger LOL

I'm doing really well in keeping my crafting diary. I think I've got the enthusiasm to keep it going and it'll be a good thing in the long run :)

Some finishes and other stuff!

These are a couple of UFOs I've had hanging around since last summer so I decided to finish them while I had some time! I'm still working on my exchange gift, should have it and the card finished by the end of the week.

In my last post I said I would tell you about the order I got. Well I thought I'd try a couple of goody bags from I ordered a Christmas one and a general one. For £4.99 each I recieved a couple of large scrap booking/card making papers, 2 lots of ribbon, a stamp, some peel offs and some toppers. I've had a play with the Christmas stamp (a bauble) and will post some pics of the cards when I've taken them LOL

I had a mad few days last week of decoupage cutting and making. I really don't know where it came from I just had to cut and stick! I've already used one on a niece's birthday card

Here are some of the others. There are some Christmas based and Winnie the Pooh. I will probably make them all into cards, but would eventually like to have a go at decoupage to go in a box frame.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

A crafting diary

I have wanted to keep one for years. I started keeping one, but it tailed off after a couple of weeks. I tried normal, everyday 'diarying' in my younger years and couldn't manage it then. I tried again in my twenties and sort of managed it. I reckon I was writing too much, I got bored with it. So I'm going to try a craft diary again. If it's anything like me and a blog I stand no chance LOL It'll just be the date and either what I'm working on or what I've completed. I can but try!

I'm working on an exchange gift at the moment, so can't say too much about it incase it's seen by the recipient :) I need to make a few ATCs as well after I've sorted my craft room out later this afternoon.

I've just had a lovely few minutes ordering a birthday pressie for a friend as well as a few goodies for myself :) More details when they arrive!

Sunday, 10 August 2008

I'm back.....

It's been a long year....

Having been gone a year.....

I've been gone a year....

Hard to believe I know, but life's been busy! It's all come to a stop now that the holidays are here and I'm going part time at work in September!! All the more time to keep on top of things at home.
So many pics in this post of some crafting I've done over the past year or so LOL

some recent cards