Saturday, 19 July 2014

MFT square grid - Craft Mojo DT

Happy Saturday :o)

For this week's Craft Mojo DT card I've used some of this month's fab new MFT goodies, along with a couple of older favourites...

I cut the square grid die twice, stamped one with the linen background and one with the birthday background, edged the pieces with white ink for definition, and then popped the birthday squares into the linen grid... Love this effect and will be playing with this die lots!

I'm away on our little holiday in Norfolk now, so hopefully this scheduled post popped up as planned!  Hope you have a lovely day, and enjoy the weekend :o)

Friday, 18 July 2014

Princess Evie - Sugar Nellie DT

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my Sugar Nellie DT card, using another of those gorgeous ScrapBerrys girls... loved colouring this one, her dress is fab!

It definitely needs more 'stuff' adding, but I went blank so I'll have to add something later!

The boys finished school today, and it was Morgan's leavers assembly... oh, how I sobbed... especially when some of the children (Morgan included) started to cry.  We're going to try and meet up with a couple of his best friends in the school hols, as they're going to different secondary schools and will really miss each other.  It's such a shame, and I feel bad for 'taking him away' from all his friends, but actually the school was his choice lol!  Things would have been easier if he'd chosen the local feeder school, but he didn't want to go there.

We're off on our holiday tomorrow, and my blog's having a week off too, as I just couldn't fit it all in!  There'll be a scheduled post tomorrow and next Saturday, but that's it... this has taught me that going away the first week of the school holidays doesn't work for me!  Will plan better next year!

Hope you all have a lovely evening, and have a great week too!  See you when we get back :o)

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Teachers gifts - clipboards

Hello everyone :o)

I've sent the teachers gifts into school today, so I thought I'd show them here... I almost lost the will to live while making them though!  Actually 3 of them came together fairly easily, and the last one just wouldn't play nicely... I might have said a naughty word or two.

They're quite simply decorated, as I wanted them to be usable without too many lumpy bits.

I've used mostly older papers, as I haven't bought much in 12x12 for a while... they started as plain MDF boards that I found on Amazon HERE.  This was much easier than last year's attempts, because I didn't have to work around a clip... I used mod podge to adhere the papers, left that to dry, then added borders and stamped the names, then another coat of mod podge to seal them.  Then I just had to hot glue the clips into place at the back.  Which all sounds very simple, but for some reason the papers on the last one kept bubbling up and lifting... I ruined two boards making that one!

I went on Dex's class trip today, which was very silly of me really as there's still so much to do, and we go away on Saturday!  But he looked so hopeful when he asked me, I just couldn't resist... So we've been on a 'travel' themed trip - a walk, then bus trip, then a tram, then a train, then a vintage open-topped bus that took us to the transport museum... all good fun, but SO very hot today, so I'm a bit limp now!

Thanks for popping in... hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

School Ted set - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I've used a cute new set from DigiStamp Boutique to make Dexter's teacher thank you's...

The other card is similar, but with a red patterned strip, so I didn't take a photo of that.  Dex was very particular and kept getting me to remove and change things, so it's his design really lol!

Tonight I think I'll be staying up to make the thank you gifts... I'll learn one day and get a bit more organised!

Hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Monday, 14 July 2014

Flight of Fancy

Hello everyone :o)

I've used one of the gorgeous new sets from Clearly Besotted for today's card... couldn't resist this one, I do love butterflies and the sentiments are fab too.

Just a simple one, as I'm still trying (and mostly failing!) to get everything done ahead of our holiday.

Thanks for popping in... hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 12 July 2014

MFT flower - Craft Mojo DT

Happy Saturday :o)

I'm here with my DT card for Craft Mojo, using some of my favourite MFT dies.

I cut the flower from some fabric my mum brought me - she works for a small family-owned company making window blinds (she does all the stitching, which is quite funny when you consider that I still haven't got to grips with my sewing machine after about 4yrs of owning it...), and they let her bring me the leftover pieces of fabric and trim.  She's also brought me a load of thick tubes that the fabric comes on, and I'm going to make them into copic storage... but that's a project for another day.  Anyway, the point to all my waffle is, the fabric is quite thick and the dies cut through it no problem... I'll be cutting more of these!

We drove to Elvaston Castle country park today and had a lovely walk... it was soooo hot though, and Dex complained a bit... quite a lot really lol, although an ice cream helped to cheer him up for a while, until he got stones in his sandals, and then Daddy dropped him while trying to sort out said sandals... sigh!

Thanks for popping in... hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Friday, 11 July 2014

Enjoy Your Trip - Sugar Nellie DT

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my DT card for Sugar Nellie, using one of those fab ScrapBerrys girlies... love this one!

I did a bit of tidying up in the craft room today, and moved my bin to a space under my desk... I've spent the whole day throwing rubbish over to the other side of the room where the bin was before, and then having to retrieve it lol.  Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have got used to it!

Ooh... and my new laptop arrived today!!!  My old one's dying... it's very slow, and it keeps randomly switching off.  I wanted one with a matte screen, but hubby's been searching and couldn't find anything suitable, so he's had one built for me.  It has been taking a very long time just to leave one comment, so once it's all set up things should be a lot quicker... yay!

Thanks for popping in... Hope you have a lovely evening :o)