Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Hi, back again.  How's it going?  I'm having a pretty good half term. Quite relaxed but feeling in the creative mood.  So far I've managed to make a couple of cards and complete one whole layout as well as finish four others for Emily's 18th album.  I'm starting to panic about the album to be honest.  Emily's birthday is in four months and I still have such a lot to do.  Today I had a real good look at it and made myself a plan, listing the events I MUST put in and suggesting other things that I will do if there is time.  It's really difficult to encapsulate 18 years into one memory album.  I'm going on another Scrapbook retreat after Easter so I must, must, must achieve a lot over those three days.
I finally managed to watch the new Bond film, Skyfall, last night.  We never got to the cinema to see it, much like The Hobbit and Les Miserables, which I am also desperate to see.  Anyway our DVD arrived yesterday so we had a film night, complete with popcorn!  The film was phenomenal and I can't recommend it highly enough (although you've probably all seen it!).
Today's card has been made with some of the wonderful Sale-a-bration products from Stampin' Up.  I've used the Vine Street embossing folder to create a panel in Pool Party which I then mounted onto Rich Razzleberry.  The banner across the middle is cut from the Sycamore Street DSP.  The sentiment is from the fabulous Itty Bitty Banners set (not in the promotion), and the little heart icon is stamped with Pretty Petites (in Tangerine Tango) and cut with the Petite Curly Label punch.

I'm not sure how I feel about this card really.  In my head it looked different, which is a bit weird I know.  I love the embossing panel - can see that I will use the embossing folder a lot. And I like the cut-out motifs from the DSP - just not convinced it works really.  Oh well, it can go in my box of ready made birthday cards.

Thanks for looking in, I'm really appreciative of your comments.

Take care and wrap up warm!

Michelle x

Monday, 18 February 2013


Well, apologies for the absence.  I won't bore you with all the details, but we have been a very poorly house recently, so crafting and blogging have taken a very large back seat.  I'm slowly getting round to visiting other blogs and leaving comments.  I feel like I have missed out on seeing lots of lovely inspirational work.  I've even had a box of new goodies from Stampin' Up sitting on my living room floor for nearly two weeks without barely giving it any attention at all.  Inside are all the lovely Hearts a Flutter stamps and framelits, as well as the More Amore DSP, intended for Mark's Valentines card - well that didn't happen!
Anyway, I'm back on track.  It's half term and I'm feeling crafty!  Robbie Williams is on the CD player.  I've set myself a goal to spend the morning scrapbooking and card making and then catch up on other stuff in the afternoons.  I'm having a little break to write this post - and feeling rather virtuous as I have completed a scrap book layout for Emily's album this morning.
I would like to share a card with you that I made a few weeks ago before the lurgy struck.  I've copied it from one I saw in Pinterest, so I can't take any credit for it at all, and all the materials are from Stampin' Up, apart from the gems.
The stamps used are from the Best of Everything stamp set, which I really love.  The colour scheme is dictated by the paper - a retired hostess set called Cheerful Treat - Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush and Melon Mambo.  I've used some matching stitched ribbon and a couple of gems for the middle of the flowers (punched with the flower punch  from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack - a very versatile punch).

So that's me for now.  I'm going to delve into that box of SU goodies and see what I can come up with.  Hopefully there won't be such a long gap until my next post.

Hope you all have a good day.  Thanks for dropping by, and as ever I really appreciate your comments.

Take care

Michelle x