Tuesday, April 29, 2008

D is for dictionary

The D page for my A-Z journal , the challenge was to use distressing so I ripped up the d section of an old dictionary and built up layers with glazes and paint then added crackle medium and more paint. Found an image of a dictionary on the net and added the definition of dictionary from the dictionary and finished it off with the letter

Joanna Scheen CDrom card

I have just bought my first Joanna Scheen CDrom to give my card making a different edge, now I am hooked ! They make great cards and lots of other things I am sure once I get going, there is a huge list in my mind as I type ! Here is just one of them I have made in the past weeks

Scrapbook party Layout

My Friend Sue has just started doing Scrapbook party's and so I had a couple of neighbours and my sister round this weekend to have some afternoon tea and scrapbook. None of them had done any scrapbooking before so they were a bit nervous at first but Sue soon put them at ease and we had a great time with lots of laughs and stories and in the end all finished a beautiful 12x12 layout, well except me who had to sit down after and stick it all down ! But I blame that on hostess duties ! I am really pleased with my layout, great afternoon Sue , Thank you.

Skulduggery book mark

My Nephew lent me the copy of Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy we gave him for Christmas the other day and I noticed as I read it, great book by the way, he turned the corners of the pages down !!!!! So of course I had to make him a bookmark, to thank him but also to remind him gently NOT TO DO THAT !! Skulduggery made such a great subject, being such a good looking chap. If you have read this you would also agree he knows that all too well !

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April ATCs

Had great fun with these ! I found a suitable image and then painted out there hair and replaced it with mad hair !! Stamped a crazy background and there you have it , Mad Hair !!! Must do some men too !

C is for the combustion engine

The challenge for the C page was to use collage so here is my page, my Grandad or P op stood with one of his many great cars he had over the years.I just love the shape of those old cars !

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Handmade Book swap

I have entered a handmade book swap on Alternative.Three books out and three books back.I love to make books, as you might have noticed, and so really enjoyed making these.The covers are made with tissue paper crumpled and stuck onto card, then painted. I made the buttons using coloured ultra thick and then stitched the book pages into the book. Hope they like them

Dr Who DVDs

I have a nephew who is completely mad on Dr Who ! In the Sun newspaper a couple of weeks ago they gave away some of the DVDs and so we collected them and I made a book with my Bind-it-all machine and some clear plastic DVD covers for him to keep them in. He loved it !