Friday, March 16, 2012

Contained Excitement (almost)

Hi Girls and fellow crafters

DON'T GET TOO EXCITED BUT... you know I am turning 40 this May???  Well.. my gorgeous hubby has decided to be a little creative himself and is... wait for it... (no wait, I'll let you guys read the WHOLE article first before I spoil it... Now, it's not going to happen all at once because we are doing it ourselves so it will be a work in progress, probably over a few months, maybe even a year as we are also fitting it around a monthly budget. But... without further ado, here are the photos of Stage 1, 2 and 3.

Stage 1 -

Chop down silver birch trees in garden, as we had blooming millions of 'em. Well, alright... five at most but there might as well have been millions of them for all the bloomin' seeds that came in the house at the end of the summer months.

Stage 2 -

Have a huge bonfire, burning said trees after giving away as many logs as possible to family, friends and anyone really that still has the luxury of an open fire at home (mostly to mum and dad, bless 'em).

Stage 3 -

and... the final stage (SO FAR). The planning of size (12ft x 10ft), digging out, levelling off and digging up of path that used to be there. Any ideas as to what is going on this space yet???

A CRAFT SHED... just for me. All mine... MY space, just mine, no kids, no lawn mowers, just shelves and shelves of pretty papers, wood stamps and clear stamps among other crafty related things... I am soooooo excited I can't tell you.

Watch this space for regular updates as and when work progresses. It's brilliant. I can't tell you how long I have dreamed for this. I live in a bungalow and share my craftroom space with an almost redundant kitchen. I have to cook for them sometimes but would rather be crafting. Nevertheless, it's happening... YAY!!!


Monday, March 05, 2012

FF Challange: Add a Charm

Hi peeps and Forever Friends Challengers

Here's the latest fortnightly challenge card, which this time is... 'Add a Charm'. 

Remember, you don't have to use a Forever Friends image on your card.  You can either use one of those gorgeous, huggable bears or, you can use any other image of your choice, as long as it is an animal. Now, you're not telling me that you don't possess an animal stamp, digi, decoupage sheet or just an old birthday card that you can recycle and add a charm too... are you??? Thought not!

Now go create a card and take part in this fortnight's challenge. It's a great way to get inspiration, but it's also a great way to showcase YOUR work.

We'd love to see what you create and who knows, maybe you'll even get to win a prize??? Good luck.

Here's my card for the challenge.

I decided to make an easel card (mainly because I haven't made one for a while and also because I like the way charms hang on easels) to which I added the digi image.  I also added a sentiment (freebie) from Create with TLC. I also added a Birthday sentiment from Craftwork Cards to which I adhered my Charm, with a little wire, to the card and then added some colour co-ordinated ribbon as well.

I cut out some letters and spelt 'SISTER', on plain white card and added them along the bottom of the easel 'stopper'. I then traced around the outline of the letters with a gellyroll glitter pen and then added some gemstones to finish it off.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today and good luck!