Thursday, 29 September 2011

Hubby's Birthday Card

Just a quick post today before I start work this afternoon :(  (can't really complain, haven't been in since last Thursday!)  It was my DH's birthday a week or so ago, and this is the card I made for him, inspired yet again by a pin on Pinterest:

Part of the reason for not wanting to go into work this afternoon is that I have re-caught the bug ... you know the bug I am talking about ... the scrapbooking bug!  I managed to created two layouts yesterday, and another one this morning, and you know what it's like, now I'm itching to do more!  Oh well, that's life I suppose, so off to work I go!

Carole x

Monday, 26 September 2011

20 Things About Me

Here is another layout that I did a couple of weeks ago.  I found doing a page all about me hard, it's much easier scrapping about my family and pets!

I kept it quite simple as you can see although with lots of Sizzix action and doodling added to lift it a bit.  I was quite sure that I was going to be frustrated by attempting to type the journalling list on my old portable typewriter (with no correction facility/backspace/delete button), but I surprised myself by managing it first time (must be the Secretary that I was before having kids coming out!)

I don't seem to have managed much crafting just recently, but I am hoping that nothing will stand in my way for a whole day to myself on Wednesday - keep your fingers crossed for me!

Carole x

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

I like driving in my car ...

Last week, I attended my very first Crafty Moments crop!  I was unsure what to expect and was worried about not having everything with me that I might need.  The advice I was given was to put myself together a little kit, so that's what I did during the afternoon ... however, I basically did everything for a scrapbook page except stick it down!!!  Consequently, during the evening I completed my page too early so there was nothing for it except to indulge in a bit of stash envy and admire everyone else's creativity!  The afore mentioned stash envy has lead to a little online shopping (from newly recommended websites!) where some gorgeous new bits and bobs accidentally found their way into my shopping basket (and I totally blame Katy for bringing it with her to the crop and Daphne for subsequently encouraging me!)

Anyway, here is the layout that I made on that day:

I have decided that I like to use song lyrics in my titles, so this title was Cuttlebugged and typed on my little old typewriter, and I used Basic Grey Cupcake papers (because I still have so many left!)

Really looking forward to the next meeting!

Carole x

Friday, 16 September 2011

Happy Birthday Joannie

It was pointed out to me today by a couple of people that I haven't blogged for week or so.  How did that happen?  So, thought I had better get my finger out and do something about it!

Here then, is a birthday card that I made for my little sister Joanne ... another one inspired by a similar card found on Pinterest (I love that site!)

I think she liked it (hope she did anyway!)

Have a lovely weekend!

Carole x

Friday, 9 September 2011

Kitten Love

I know that I have done a few layouts of my boys, but you can't help what inspires you now, can you?!!!

I have to say, I think this one might be my new favourite - it's got loads of typical "Carole" elements, the kraft, pretty papers, punched flowers, and the most brilliant photo of Pickle and Arnold (and I can't claim to be the photographer, this was all down to Alex's patience with two wriggly subjects!)

I also love the sewing!  If it wasn't such a nuisance to get my sewing machine out, I'm sure that I would do an awful lot more sewing on my cards and layouts!  I sewed the border around the whole thing, the circle in the centre and then the strips of paper too!  I also found out that it's not easy to sew a circle ... however, much to my amazement, I don't mind the slightly messy rows of stitches, in fact it might even add a little something (that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!)

Carole x

Monday, 5 September 2011

Something a little bit different ...

Not a scrap of brown paper, nor any of the usual Carole touches here - and I quite like it!  It was also so simple and didn't take long - Yay!  I'm thinking that I might well use this design for my Christmas cards, just using Christmas papers for the stars and an appropriate sentiment - if I ever manage to actually get back into my Crafty Corner any time soon :(  It's been two weeks tomorrow since I last did any crafting - way too long for my liking.

Life should return to normal soon as my children both go back to school this week - Wednesday and Thursday.  However, it isn't good news for my littlest kitten who had to go back to the vet today to have his heart murmur checked out.  Unfortunately, he hasn't grown out of it, and so he has to go for a heart scan on Friday, bless him.  He has however, doubled his weight since his last visit (for his second injection) and he now weighs in at 3kg (compared to the 600g that he weighed when we first got him).

Carole x