It’s been a couple of weeks since my last blog post, so a catch up is well over due. I’ve had a weekend of crafting and a super fine wedding in Leeds to keep me occupied.
I’ll start with the crafting – 5th of November was the annual Crapaganza for the Bromsgrove Crop organised by Liberty. A full day of crafting, with three classes taught by Ifa Zainon, a kit with the new American Crafts Garden Cafe papers and yummy food. What more could you ask for?
My first project from the day allowed me to try out heat embossing for the first time. Puddle Duck has put a kit on her list to Santa for me, so I’m looking forward to more heat embossing in the New Year. I didn’t make too many changes from Ifa’s original and I still have the journalling to do, but here it is.
I’ve been looking at the plastic doilies printed on my Prima flowers and butterflies packaging for a while now, thinking that I should be able to use them on a scrapbook page. I love this idea of using Stickles to add a bit of bling to them first.
The second page I couldn’t quite get to grips with – I don’t know if it was the photos I’d chosen, but I just didn’t feel the love for what I was trying to do. Liberty and Deb both stayed true to the original and I love both of theirs (click on their names to see what they’ve done), so I don’t know what the problem was.
I made some significant changes and this is what I’ve got so far:
I think I may add some more embellishment and then there’s the journalling, which will go in the bottom left. I think I’ll try Ifa’s doodled clouds another time on a different project.
Last weekend Shimelle hosted an online Christmas Crop, but I missed it as I headed off to Leeds for the wedding of my old friend Paul. It really was a wonderful day and I wish Paul and Kayle all the best for their life together.
Luckily Shimelle kept the party going and Puddle Duck and I have been doing some Christmas Crafting. I was too late sending in the money for her after school club and she didn’t get a place, so I’ve promised her Christmas Crafts every Wednesday evening to make up.
I signed up for Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas last year but I didn’t get too far. I started early, on the 28th November, because I wanted to start with a record of Puddle Duck keeping her advent promise and going to church. I managed three pages, I started the cover and I did the manifesto in the inside cover and then I ground to a halt.
I’m going to try a different approach this year. I intend to customise this old Christmas photo album, which has two 4X6 photo pockets per page.
There are 24 pages of protectors, so allowing a journal card and a photo per day there’s space for up to 48 days. I’ll prepare the cards next weekend, so come 1 December I will only need to take a photo each day and write a card.