Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I've been tagged.....

I've been tagged by Em.

Get ready for it - i'm at work so it's not going to be very exciting reading LOL

1. Find the nearest book
Just behind me on the shelf
2. Name the book & the author
Step by Step microsoft Access 2000 (yyawwwwnnn)
3.Turn to page 123.
okay, i know the excitement must be killing you by now LOL
4. Go to the 5th sentence on the page & copy out the next three sentences onto your blog.
Access 2000 works with ASC11 text, MS-DOs text, PC-8 text, plain text, and windows based american national standards institute (ANSI) text files that use either fixed-width or delimited fields. (well, you did ask :) )
5. Tag 3 more people.
I tag Bex, Lou & Melissa (mel hasn't got a blog so i'll post her results here :)

Friday, February 23, 2007

Altered Canvas

Hi All

A quick one from me. I wanted to make an altered canvas so i thought i'd make one with a clock on. Thought i ought to to make the "queen of tart" one this time.

Hope you like it Em xx

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

My First DT Kit for Sarahs Cards

whoo hooo - finally i can show you the lo's that i made with the first kit from www.sarahscardsltd.com

I really was out of my comfort zone with this kit because it wasn't the sort of papers that i normally would use - but it just shows thats it's good to come out of your zone because i was really really pleased with the results.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The 4th Scrapbooking Challenge CBC

Here's the details for the CBC Challenge (www.craftsbycarolyn.co.uk

It was my turn to set the challenge this time and this is what i came up with.

This is a challenge that will suit everybody from complete beginner upwards.

For all of you that dont keep 12x12 sheets - this should be right up your alley

There are 2 points to this challenge

1. To use A4 as a base

2. To keep the layout in the "simple" style

Here's one that i've created:-

Saturday, February 17, 2007

UKS Challenge - part 2

Took some more piccies with the new camera today :D - thought i'd update my blog with the new ones of my uks lo

[it's okay, i must be feeling bored LOL ]

Thursday, February 15, 2007

whoo hoo, i got a new toy!

ooooh, we've just bought a new camera - a fuji finepix S3 pro [or summat like that!]

Haven't got a bloody how to use it yet but i'll work it out in the end

Anyhoose, took a couple of piccies of Patchey that im quite pleased with :D

CBC Challenge...

After a few days of the pukey lukeys [as my husband calls it], i finally managed to get my lo done for the cbc scrapbook challenge.

Not really much else to say for myself today.......ZZzzzzzz [i'm sooo boring hehe]

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Entry for UKS

wow, 2 posts in the same day - i must be bored LOL

Here's my entry for the UKS House Challenge

Had to be something to do with a nursery rhyme - i changed the wording slightly LOL

The wording reads

This little piggy went to work
This little piggy stayed at home
This little piggy had chocolate
and this little piggy had none

Quick update

Hi Everyone

Only a quick update. Patchey is way better now, she's been eating turkey all weekend [no, not bernard matthews :D] and has been running around like a lune so thats a big PHEW!

Finished my last piece for www.sarahscardsltd.com design team today so can't wait for that to go up into the gallery.

Finished my entry into a cj that im doing - really pleased with how it turned out EXCEPT! the huge big whopping typo that i made and didnt realise - must remember to check before i stick!, oh well, its too late now :(

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Poor old Puppy....

Not really that much to report this week. All of the things that i've done is things that i can't show yet :D

Poor Patchey was poisoned this week - we're not sure how it happened but it must have been whilst we were out walking on sunday afternoon.

She is still playing it for all its worth...but, she seemed to have found an "inner" strength so to speak to play in the snow today [cheeky little madam]

Friday, February 02, 2007

Blossoms & Ribbons Drawers

As promised - here are the instructions for making the ribbon and blossom drawer.

Have fun but if you get stuck, drop me a message and i'll try and help.

I'd love to see any that you make :)


Bloom & Ribbon Drawers

To Make The Drawer

It is better to use as thick card as you can.

You can either make a 3 or 4 drawer, it’s entirely upto you.

You will need a rectangle of card 2O.2cm wide by 25.2cm length

Measure in 4cm lengthways and 4cm widthways. You will to take out a little slice [as shown as the black sections on the diagram] so that it is easier to make up the box.

Now score each of the 4cm lines that you have made and fold them over.

Make up into a box.

OPTIONAL - [with the excess card left over from the a4 sheet of card, I cut 2 17cm x 4cm stripe and put them on the inside of the box just to reinforce it]

To cover the drawer – cut 2 strips of 4cm wide from 12x12” paper – i’ve used junkitz as it’s a fairly heavyweight paper.

Make another 3 boxes in exactly the same way.

To Make The Sleeves

From A4 card

Cut 2 strips 26. 5cm x 12cm
Mark and score 4.4cm from each end

Join the 2 strips together to make a sleeve

To cover, cut 2 rectangles 14cm x 8 cm and cover the ends.

You only need to cover the ends on 2 of the drawers because you cannot see the top. You will only need to cover the very top drawer.

Here’s your basic finished drawers

Don’t worry too much about any rugged bits, it all adds to the character of the drawers.

Now it’s down to your imagination – decorate the drawers as you want too.

The skys the limit!

Here's some pictures of the drawers that i've finished.

I had some card left over so i've lined the drawers with brown and pink bazzill

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Birthday, Birthday girl........

I was SO spoilt yesterday it's untrue!

I had loads of cards and Lisa made me the most gorgeous altered mirror (yum yum yum) and Em knitted me one of her world famous scarfs and a stunning altered frame with my ALL time favourite piccie of Patchey in it..

Anne sent me some fabby flowers and a blank album (whoo hooo) and beautiful cards from Sue, Em, Terrie, Sandie & Mel sent me a gorgeous cards

I am SO lucky - thanks girls xxxx

Will take piccies of my pressies at the weekend - just for you all to drool over :)