Tuesday, December 21, 2010

So much to do so little time!!

Well it is Christmas week and with 4 sleeps till the jolly fat man arrives I still have lots to do, but one less thing are some gifts, finely have almost everything made and if needed sent, still have one more canvas to do but ill do that to night I think.

Deistic goddess training has gone out the window till after Christmas but on a good note I am cleaning the house from top to bottom over the next couple of days so I will have a clean slate come new years.

And on to the stuff I have made

3 canvases, 10 CD teacher gifts and a Santa sign

Canvas for my sister. Pic of her kids.

Canvas for my mother in law.

Canvas for my Mum.

CD decos for my kids teachers.

Santa sign, very simple but since its hanging outside didnt want to add to much to it

thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sorry, How Many Pics Did You Say??

What is the most amount of pics you have even seen on one scrapbookig page??

well can you bet 34!! I'll say that again 34!! Now this coming from a girl who thinks 3-4 is pushing it...lol

my latest page made for a online crop hosted but craftytart on facebook.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this LO I think its awesome even if I do say so my self :)

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Scrap Style and two new LOs

This week I asked some friends of mine Tracy, Danice and Nic what they thought my scraping style was and I was a bit surprised at what they said. They all saw something in my Los that I didn't. I had always thought I had a rather mixed kinda style but all agreed on linear, tidy and contemporary. I have never looked at all my Los together at once before to see it, but they are so right!!!

The reason I wanted to know my style was not so I could change it but expand it, learn, try new things, try new ways to set the paper e.g. ripping paper something that I'm not a fan of.

Not everything has to start up and down and tidy all the time, buttons and flowers can be used in more or less of groups of three, not everything needs a matt around it and I don't need to use the whole paper sometimes less is more. These are just a few things I am going to try and work on

So a question to you. What is your style and how can you build on it?

And now for the Los

This first one was from a very girlie sketch and I wanted to make it as a boy Lo just to see if I could.

This one I did after the whole what's my style question was asked. I think I did rather well the paper is off on a angle and the buttons are not in groups of three. Its a working progress baby steps.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Altered Canvas

Its been a while since I made a altered canvas but over the past couple of weeks I have made 2. While visiting my best mate Tracy I was looking around her house and well there are nice little crafty things all over the place and it got me to thinking, for a crafter I really don't have much craft stuff in my house!!

So I have decided this has to change, and so far canvases are the way to go. First one is of my little miss Annabel to go in her room, isn't it pretty!!

This one has found a home sitting on top of the fire place mantle, rather pleased with how this one has turned out. Btw do you know how hard it is to get 4 kids to sit still and look at you at the same time. I took about 20 photos and this one was the best of the lot...lol

Thanks for looking

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Domestic Goddess Reality or Dream.

My very good friend Tracy asked a question on her blog the other day that got me thinking, domestic goddess reality or dream.

Well for me this has always been a dream and never the reality, Sigh.... I have always been very envious of these women you see always dressed awesome make-up done, house spotless with not a thing out of place and kids well manned, tidy, lovely and clean all the time, dinner made on time and not just eggs on toast kind either. Where at my house the story is very different, there is no dressing nicely, there is getting up putting on the trackys and what ever T shirt is around, there is no make up; that's laughable, the house is a mess 90% of the time, and the kids, well they bath everyday but they are always filthy, they are loud and messy and dinner is often a rushed job never really been planned out, more of ‘oh bugger its 4- 4:30 what on earth am I going to have for dinner.’

So the question has been asked can I change this? Can I become the domestic goddess I always wanted to be? I’m not talking 1960 house wife here but more of the 2000 version , I’m thinking getting up and making myself at leasts presentable to the world, my house tidy 90% of the time instead of the other way round, my kids organised and well a bit quieter wouldn't go a miss either, and dinner to be made nicely 5 nights out of 7. Do you think this might be a bit to much to ask? Keeping in mind im very lazy and have a terrible time getting my big bum off the couch and the laptop...lol

So today I will be writing up a schedule and a list of the things I need to get done and will report in a couple of days how I’m getting on.

Wish me luck!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Photo of the week

Well to get myself to use my camera more and try and get some different shots I have decided to start a photo of the week. Kinda self explanatory, Every Friday I will post my favourite photo I have taken.

This week its a photo of my little miss Annabel. I just love this pic!!

Thanks for looking :)