New blog

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I have started a new blog, about a specific project I'm working on here. I will probably be posting a fair bit about my scrapbooking and crafty stuff there, so please head over and take a look...

A new LO

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Have finally got organised enough to order a mega set of photos from Tescos and yay can scrap again! Colour cartridge ran out on our printer a couple of weeks ago and the new ones are SO expensive, will have to keep my eye out on ebay for a new one as there's no way we can afford the price of the retail ones at the moment. :(

Anyway here is the first of my new crop of LOs! Based on a sketch from here I used an old scrapagogo kit but I think the die cut paper is MM Paperie. A very cute LO I think and I will use the sketches from The Scrappiest again.

A little bundle arrived from ebay today with this in! Love the fonts on this design card and will be getting my slice out soon to have a play - it's my birthday soon and am also hoping to get a vintage findings card from Jon...

Time for some new inspiration...

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I've been very good this year, trying to use up my old stash and have only bought a few punches and a few bits at the Runways End crop. The only paper I've bought is a Bo Bunny Roughin It collection - we're off camping for our holidays this year and I'm saving that PP for scrapping those trips in 6x6 albums (at least I think, unless I see another size I'd like to try...).

However since I first saw it I've really loved the Crate paper brook collection and this morning I finally succumbed and treated myself to the papers, stickers and chipboard pieces, and somehow this lovely collection (also a bargain) made it's way into my basket too! Can't wait to get working with those...

Am off camping for the rest of the week so no crafting for me, but hopefully a lovely relaxing time with family and friends...

Some LOs (at last...)

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I spent a happy day yesterday at Cove crop - only did 2 LOs and a card but very happy with them both. First this one made with the remnants of an old scrapagogo kit:

It was a scraplift but unfortunately I have deleted the blog post where the original was - if I can find it again will edit to say where it came from... I love the flowers on this...

This was my second:

which I made using a sketch from here. It's the first time I've sewed on a LO for ages but I am pleased with how it's turned out.

Am also cross stitching a present and crocheting a scarf at the moment so it was nice to fit some scrapping in!

Not much scrapping going on...

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...because we've been busy decorating. This is what my bedroom looked like before we moved in:

This was half way through decorating - Jon took out the fireplace himself and blocked up the hole and did a FAB job (there was still some of that hideous wallpaper lingering though!):

And now we are very nearly finished - just got the door to paint and carpets to lay...

And just to prove that I do still scrap (sometimes) here is a LO based on the 1st May sketch from the Stuck sketches blog:

A new obsession?

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I really love scrapbooking but one of my aims this year was to try some other crafts and to branch out a bit. At this year's stitch and craft show my Mum and I had a go at making jewellery for the first time, so tonight I put my scrapbooking stash away and got out this:

All the beads and the wire came from the workshop and the tools are recent acquistions! (and very good value too!). We had made a bracelet in the workshop so tonight I had a go at recreating it and making the matching earrings. These were the finished pieces and I was extremely pleased with them:

The instructions for them are here and I will definitely be having a go at a few more jewellery projects in the near future.

Stuck scrapbook sketches - April 1st Sketch

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So this started off from the April 1st stuck sketch but has ended up being completely different to the original! I have seen lots of LOs recently with horizontal stripes of PP across the page and was inspired to try something similiar. The PPs are all Bella Boulevard Plasticino and the alphas are thickers. I'm not wild about this LO, it makes the photo look really dark when it was taken on a really sunny day and i think I should have cropped some of the sand off from the bottom of the photo, but we live and learn!

Spain mini book