My Little Pad

Friday, April 30, 2010

Pall Mall and Property Ladder

Two more classes that I did at last weekend's UKS cybercrop were Pall Mall by Angela from Angel Crafts and the Property Ladder by Di Oliver who owns Tando.
Both projects use Tando chipboard and of course I just love Tando chippie!!

Pall Mall
I bought the kit from Angel Crafts for doing her class and followed it exactly.
I just adore the finished wreath. I have had my eye on buying these for a while so am just delighted with it.

Property Ladder
Di's house is absolutely fantastic and she very cleverly created a hidden mini concertina album inside it. I also love how she used the swing from the tree as a handle for accessing the album. Her one can be found here.

I decided that as I have so many lovely halloween papers that I would use them on this project. I can't stroke the papers forever and by using them on a home decor project they can be admired for a lot longer than in an album LOL

Papers and Die cuts are all My Minds Eye from the Boo To You collection.

I painted the house inside and out in black acrylic paint then I sprayed with a pearl mister that was made using one drop of Distress Ink reinker (Broken China), water and Blonde Moments pearl pigments (Jay's Champagne).

The roof was painted in lettuce Adirondack Dabber then stamped with a Stampin Up polka dot stamp. The scallop trim was punched with a Stampin Up border punch.

I filled the mini album with photographs taken when we went to Mickeys-Not-So-Scary-Halloween-Party in Florida last October and also from Hallowen at home.

My one can also be seen on the Tando Creative blog here.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bow Street and Angel Islington

Two classes that I did at the recent cybercrop on UKS were Bow Street by Gertie and Angel Islington by Angie

I thoroughly enjoyed both classes so thanks to both designers for creating fab classes. I was thrilled when Gertie picked my layout as the winner for her class too - that was totally unexpected.

Here are my layouts.

Bow Street
Papers used are mainly October Afternoon.
Die cuts are October Afternoon.
The Lucky rub-on is by Rhonna Farrer.
The Cherish stamp is Creative Cafe.

Angel Islington
Papers used are Scenic Route and Bo Bunny.
CS is Kraft.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Monopoly Cybercrop

This weekend was cybercrop weekend over on UK Scrappers and as usual I had a great time. I especially liked that so many of my fellow Scottish friends took part too - it was fun having the banter between classes.

My canvas class Mayfair, was well received and I was thrilled that so many took part especially as it was the last class (last street on the board LOL) and that it was a time consuming class.

I will be back later with photos of the classes that I took part in but for now here is my class and instructions.

A PDF fle with instructions can be downloaded from UKS here.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

How Could I forget.....?

Can't believe that in yesterday's post I forgot to mention that in the midle of March I organised a small weekend retreat in Elgin, Scotland!

Like last year it was fabulous, great company, loads of laughs as well as plenty eating, drinking, chatting with some crafting too.

I will be back later with photographs.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Who Pinched March??

Oh my goodness March has just whizzed past in the blink of an eye! I have been overwhelmingly busy and am hoping that April is much calmer and slower paced!!

The main thing that has occupied my time in March is that my husband and I have decided to build a new house at the edge of our town. We have chosen a plot of ground that we like and have almost picked a house design. I will update my blog once I have new news.

Yesterday I came back from a week's holiday in Tunisia which was amazing. We had a very relaxing and wonderful week and came home last night. I am still feeling "floaty" today as it usually takes me a couple of days to get back in to a routine etc. Lots of washing to dry and typically it is raining!

Just before I went on holiday I was invited by Scrappy Bunny over on UK Scrappers if I would design a class for the upcoming Monopoly cybercrop. Time was very tight for me as it left me three evenings to design, make and photograph it as well as write out the instructions, supply list etc but I managed it!! I am overwhelmed at being asked, excited but also very nervous too! I hope that peeps like it.

The April challange for Vanilla Sugar went live whilst I was on holiday too. The theme for April is Birds and Birdhouses.

I made a gift box for holding Easter treats in the shape of a birdhouse. It is approximately 13cm high and 11cm wide with a depth of 4cm. It is made from cardstock which I stamped (base) and embossed (roof) in a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The window was punched using a circle punch and then acetate was added inside to stop the eggs from falling out. The front was decorated with a Prima paper bird, ribbon and a sentiment. This is a quick and easy gift box that I am sure will be appreciated by the recipient.

I am having to work from my laptop just now as the main PC is getting upgraded however when I get it back I will scan the template I made for the birdhouse and upload too.

Oh and very sheepishly I have to admit that I failed miserably with keeping up with the month of March for the 365day art journalling challenge. I think I did about 7 days but I didn't make the background either. I did however do February's but I have not photographed them yet. Hopefully I can pick up in April and I might just do a summary for the month of March seeing as there was so much to write about too!!