Friday, 13 February 2009

Scrapaholix this Saturday...

This Saturday is my Scrapaholix class, which I always look forward to. The gals have become friends now, so I always feel a little guilty taking their cash at the end of the day! We have a great time tho, and usually learn something new which we can all put to use in future projects! This month we're using glitter and flock... (I know I know -  don't even want to think about the mess)!
Here's what I've done with my kit...

But that's not all, I also managed to make a cute little notepad, a magnetic bookmark and two cards from the leftovers... and I've still got lots of card-stock left!

So, after saying that I wouldn't ignore the kids through the hols, I guess I've spent enough time at the computer. Time to drag them to the park!

Got to get better at this!

Ok... so I've only had this thing for a few days... and already I'm forgetting to post!  It's been a fun week, getting ready for Valentine's Day (my kids say they're too old for cards from me now, but I've made them these cute treats instead!), and of course, getting ready for half-term, which started today!
I try to do as much as I have to do craft-wise before the school hols, because tho Oli and Con don't moan, I feel a little guilty spending hours at my desk when they're around... that's not to say that I don't succumb to temptation occasionally!

Had a really fun time at the Normans'  Stampin' Up party on Wednesday evening, made a lovely card, which I can't show you 'cos it's still in Richard's pocket! Spent FAR more than I meant to, but oh well, money is for spending, isn't it?!

Monday, 9 February 2009


Just got back from St Peter's Hospice, where I volunteer every Monday. It's one of the most important days of the week for me, as it reminds me of just how lucky I am. The people I teach there are just like you and I, only they have the misfortune of being unwell with an illness they may not recover from.
Their weekly visits to the hospice mean a lot to them - a chance to be with others in the same position as themselves, to see the nurses and doctors for medical care, to be generally pampered by the volunteers and, of course, to make something out of paper that will impress their loved ones at home!
Often the craft-room is filled with laughter and gaiety... a fact that surprises some people. Today there was much hilarity, as all attempted to follow my instructions on making a magnetic bookmark... with VERY tiny magnets and VERY sticky tape... but the end results were fab! Here's my teaching sample...

For my sample I used a beautiful paper made by Prima marketing - called Heavenlies. I stamped the crown, making it sparkle by heat embossing it with Stardust embossing powder. the words are from a rubber stamp by Elusive Images, which I printed out on a textured card. cool huh?
Well, everyone else is doing it... so thought it was about time I joined in! welcome to my blog!