Saturday, June 30, 2012

June Scrapzville Swap

Hallo ladies.
June is over and it has been a busy month. 
Last weekend we were in Dublin to see Westlife's farewell concert.  It was excellent, the atmosphere was brilliant but boy was it cold.  It felt more like November than June.  It was my first time in Croke Park and I was very impressed.  We did a bit of sightseeing as well and I am delighted to say that after all these years I finally visited the Book of Kells and Trinity College. 
My little girl celebrated her 7th birthday yesterday so that was cake and presents!

Now back to crafting.  June's Crafting Ireland/Scrapzville Swap had a vintage theme and my swap partner was Aideen.  We completed our minis in good time and they have been swapped so here are the pictures of mine. 

It was a lovely theme to work with.  I made envelopes with kraft card and lots of interactive bits.  As usual the mini got too bulky and my bind-it-all wires wouldn't do so I had to use ribbon.  Aideens mini is absolutely fabulous and it was such a coincidence but we both used the same paper!
I am working on a mini to send to Aideen as a raffle prize.  She is organising a two part raffle of crafty goodies and once off makes to help raise money for her cousin in England who needs surgery.  All details of the raffle are on her blog.

Bye for now. Ann.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Welcome Back Scrapzville Swap

I decided now that Felicia has us working again that I really should try to contribute something to my blog.  Its not that I haven't been crafting, I am just very lazy about blogging.

Last months swap had the theme of summer colours and my swap partner was Kristine from America.  I used kraft card and made my own album from it.  I like using A4 card as it has lots of possibilities for pages and pockets.  Here are some photos of Kristines album.

 I hope you like it.  This month my swap partner is the very talented Aideen and the theme is vintage.  My album is finished and I will post some pics later.

Off now to make my Father's Day card. 


Saturday, August 27, 2011

TP Mini Album

Summer holidays are nearly over and next week it will be back to routine ugh - I hate the thought of it! My crafting will have to take a back seat! At the moment we are doing a makeover outside our house, changing our driveway, re-setting our lawn, tearing out all the hedges that died during last winter and generally making a mess. I'm sure it will be better when its finished but at the moment, its doing my head in. I am also victim of a cold which is making me very cranky so the family are avoiding me like the plague!

Here are some pictures of a TP mini album which I made with Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden paper. Sorry the pictures aren't of great quality but with the lighting I just couldnt seem to get them right. The TP minis are great because they are so quick and easy to put together.

Have a good weekend.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Paper Bag Mini

I know that I ain't the most computer savvy person around but when I try to upload photos and text to my blog, it seems to take me forever. I get my photos all mixed up and end up with huge areas of blank space. Help.

Here are my photos of the paper bag album which I made following Kathyortas You Tube tutorial. I reckon it would hold about 100 photos of varying sizes and it had loads of different page constructions.

Its a big one!!

Thats it for now - hope you are inspired to try this one. It is a series on You Tube.

Have a good week.


Busy Crafting

Hello ladies, hope all is well with you. Autumn is really making its presence felt, the evenings are getting dark and its much cooler, so it lends itself to doing a bit of crafting. I just finished a mini with Graphic 45s Domestic Goddess papers which I have for ages but couldn't bear to cut into them (I know I'm sad). I made my own version of the G45 kraft envelopes for this mini and am quite happy with the result. Here are some pics. (Sorry I got carried away with the photos)

Thats it for this post. I have pictures of my paper bag mini designed by Kathyorta but I will put those up separately or otherwise trying to upload them to blogger in the correct order will totally frustrate me.

Bye. Ann.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Im still here

I am sorry for being such a lazy blogger. Its hard to believe tomorrow is 1 August this year is just flying by. I have been busy crafting over the last few months but finding the time to share my work is almost impossible.

I have become a huge fan of Kathyorta (you tube name). What she does with paper is absolutely amazing. Her mini albums have so much interaction, there is tons of space for photos and for journalling and boy, does she use up paper. She is helping me to get through some of my stash but apart from a very large bonfire, I don't think I will ever reach the end of it because I continue to add to it. I will share some of her projects that I have done later.

This is a mini album that I made for my husbands niece who celebrated her 18th birthday in April.

I used 6 X 9 envelopes and lots of girly papers which I dont normally use. It was fun to do and she loved it which was good.

It was also one of the first mini albums that I filled with photos as I went along. I was very happy with it.

This is another mini I made using the Graphic 45 Curtain Call papers which I fell totally in love with. I particularly like the fact that the tag on the front advertising hot chocolate included my husbands name. What a coincidence.

I will be back later in the week with some more projects. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.