Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
I have LOADS of old photos of both my parents that I am keen to put into acrchival safe LO's.
I LOVE the above photo of my Dad at 9 months with my Grandad. My sister Rachel and my Dad are very similar in character - and I love that Dad and Rach were both grumpy babies!
It really does capture the "gentle" man my Grandad was - In fact I tried to add journalling and got really upset! So a fairly simple LO from me with it.
I have so many more pages to do and have decided that Dads album will be in 6 x 12 format because well, I like it!
Hope everyone has had a good weekend - back to work for me tomorrow and I will be counting the days as I finish on August 31st ...............
Love n Hugs
Friday, August 10, 2007
Wow the weather here really is GLORIOUS.
I definately picked the right week of the year so far to be off work.
I hope it continues through the weekend - then by Monday I will be back in the office - BOO.
Anyway, this week I have stamped up LOADS of images ready for making cards.
As some people will know my mate Sue has HUNDREDS of stamps and I am constantly borrowing them to play with.
Well - I am moving on September 1st back to my home town of Leigh on Sea so I have been stockpiling a HUGE stash of stamped images. I have also been sorting out stuff ready to move as I will be working full time up to the day I leave.
I have also started changing all the contact details labels on my stock cards - naff job and is taking AGES!
Busy Busy life this end - I am looking forward to a bit of R&R at the end of the month!
Right back to the craft chat
The stamp in the card above Sue claimed not to really like - so I borrowed it and made about 10 cards with it. Sue now likes it and wants it back - suppose I will let her lol. I think it is a great stamp - sadly I am not clever enough to do any jazzy techniques with it and have used it in the simplest form.
So I have used this as a sample for a very simple challenge over at the forum.
Folks deserve a little easy one every now and again!
Have a great weekend all x
Thursday, August 09, 2007
And for the record - the 3rd circle is a circle gem on the flower on the dress.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
I have been having a good old sort out of all my craft stuff (and cleaning - heaven knows why!)
I found this little doggie die that I have NEVER used so challenged myself to use it.
AGES later and this is all I could come up with.
I did have a lot of "Essex" sayings making me laugh like "You look Ruff" but I wasn't sure they would sell!
So here is doggy and he has been put in the folder again probably never to be used as he is far too fiddly!
And I did try to make it to the Template Challenge Sue set over at Just Bex Forum.
Well it is no where near it but I will enter it anyway cos I am the Boss and Sue ALWAYS cheats
I am giving up on crafting for today and am instead going to retire to the lounge with a big box of cards that need packaging - BORING JOB - got to be done though,
Hope all are well
Love Bex xx
Saturday, August 04, 2007
So, what is happening in the world of Bex?
Well it sure has been busy this end. Work has been totally frantic and I am really excited to have the next week off! YEY this means I am on day 1 of 9. 9 Blissfull days at home.
So of course along with the many jobs I have got to do this week I am crafting!
I have SO many challenges to catch up with over at the Just Bex Forum.
I am gradually working through them though!
Here is the first set my the totally gorgeous Lisa - It is to do a LO that makes you laugh.
OK so this won't make you laugh perhaps - but it has an element of humour and I hope Lisa agrees and gives me the point!
My sister has high visions of actually being an angel. She has recently claimed to be growing wings I believe ........... well this LO is entitled BAD ANGEL
The second I have completed was set by Esther - to make a card using "Tantalising Tangerine" which otherwise translates to orange!
I love Esthers colour challenges as they really do focus you to use things you may not normally put together. Here is my effort!
So now I am about to do some of the boring jobs that need doing and will craft again this evening
Love and hugs to all