Thursday, 26 July 2007

My Scrapbook Area

This is where I craft from, which has to be tied away every night, (unless we are getting take away and then its plates on trays on knees), as it is our kitchen table where we eat our meals.

The big grey container is where I keep all my glues, foam tape, double-sided tape, etc. The toolbox is my toolbox I keep all my scissors, pens, pencils, piercing tool, etc. The baby wipe box is my table top rubbish bin. The colourful boxes I robbed from Chloe when she was finished using the crafting materials that came in them I use them to store my precious inks, Tim Holtz, Brillance, Cats eyes, dew drops, etc. The little containers with lids hold some of my brads and eyelets. My craft mat is a glass chopping board that I robbed off of the kitchen side (I bought another for the kitchen.

What is your crafting space like, are you lucky enough to have an area all to yourself that you don't have to tidy away all the time, my biggest wish a little craft room all to myself, wish those damn numbers would come up in the lotto. Don't need a lot maybe one million, see I'm not too greedy. LOL


First School Photo

This is the Page that I am putting forward for Tracey's sketch Challenge on Paper Paradise Forum
I am also going to enter it in a challenge on

I couldn't find Rusty Pickle's Blackboard Paper, so I made my own using Bazzill Black Paper, Sakura white pen, (all bought at Paper Paradise)ruler and emery board. First I cropped the paper down to the size I wanted, then drew full straight lines and dashed lines alternatively 10 cms apart. I then drew in the letters freehand. Good for a first effort I think. I then rubbed an emery board over the whole page, it gave the white writing a bit more of a chalk feeling.

The flower I used was inked totally with Brillance dew drop red rocket, I got the flower in a charity shop which I stripped from a larger bunch of flowers. The heart die cut was in one of the £1.00 lucky bags that I bought at the Pink Rose Appeal Auction held by Paper Paradise a few months back.

The blackboard and books are from Crafty Bits, the colouring pencils are buttons all these were got at Boyles.

I wrote Aimee's name on the school books, can't see it on the photo of the page, tried everything to avoid flash, on the Aimee's face and because the book has a shiny surface it also got flash. I took this photo by turning off the flash sorry the photo is more clear, cause of the material that the books are made of it is very hard to take a photo, also it is very small.

The ribbons were got on the market. Papermania eyelets and Woodware gold brads. I can't remember who makes the swirly heart brad.

The title was made by getting a free font from DA Font (thank you Lazy Kay), printed out, putting an sheet of lined paper over it and tracing the letters with a black pen. (my witting would never be as good as that). I also used 2 gold brads to look like thumbtacks.

I think that's it.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask :)