Sunday, 26 September 2010

Oh - I've kinda fallen off the blogging radar...

Sorry folks - had a lot on at home of late but will be updating you on the paperbag class I did and hopefully have some piccies to show too!
Love Jak

Sunday, 12 September 2010

I'm going to a paperbag book class today!

Now, this is a wee project I've been interested in doing for a while now. It's being hosted/taught by Louise at Kitty Krafts (is the kettle on Ross?) and I'm keen to show it off once it's done as I have a couple of friends who are very intrigued by the sound of it! I think sometimes non crafting peeps kinda wonder why you would use these odd things to work with but they are always amazed how they turn out! It's gonna be fun! Yay! The only thing is, while I'm gone the kids (and Leon) will be unsupervised(!!!!!) - so, what will I be coming home to? Watch this space!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Oh and I'm making this now...

Found an old tin kicking about the house and thought it might make a nice little altered memory thingy, so I'm in the middle of making a wee book to go inside it and using up some not so interesting snaps of the girls by tightly cropping in on just their faces. Using some K and Co papers and Grand Adhesions to decorate oh, and dug out some vellum flowers to pretty up the pages too! Not quite sure how I'm gonna decorate the lid though...any suggestions anyone?

A thankyou card for the office

I thought I'd try out my new purchases and put them to good use by making a thankyou card for the office. Thanks again guys!

Then I came home to this...

A shantytown in my back garden using every throw/blanket and clothes peg known to man(daddy)

...complete with a makeshift animal shelter for the homeless - except those cats are my next door neighbours and not in need of any shelter but we're not the kind of folks to turn anyone it would seem!

Where to start....

First of all, this lappy is on it's last legs and is getting v tempremental so I'm gonna take the opportunity to lump all my pics/posts on together. The bloomin OAP of the computer world kept crashing (badly) last night and needed to rest up for the remainder of the evening. So here goes...
Went to Perth on Saturday to spend the lovely birthday vouchers I got from my collegues at work. This is what I bought. Yay! Those are some beautiful PaperArtsy stamps which were quite expensive but I felt no guilt as they were a gift, hoorray! Of course I had to buy a coupla of wee extras to make the journey worthwhile. A big thankyou to all in the 3rd floor editorial office - now I have new stuff to play with. Thank you card to be posted later...OAP lappo permitting!
J :-)

Thursday, 2 September 2010

I like this free stamp...

The flowers on this LO are made with a free stamp in the last but one issue of Craft Stamper. It's makes a really nice crisp image when used with a good old Momento inkpad!

Here's a close up of the flowers...