Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Stash Sorting

Over the past month I've been having a good sort out of my stash in my craftroom, which I might add is packed to the rafters! Shamefully I might add, you know the stuff you bought because you might use it! I've managed to sell bits on via ebay, UKS and the Bramford crop. I'm off to Create and Crop on Saturday so hoping to sell a bit more. I've made lots of cards of late as I've got two table top sales I'm doing in November. This has meant I've managed to use up papers, embellishments etc that I've had for awhile...............still has'nt made much of a dent in my stash hoard though. one card I made last week is the photo I'm showing with this posting. It's made from the left over scraps from the Bramford crop November kit Graphic 45 Magic of Oz, I must say I am quite pleased with the result and just proves what you can do with left over scraps.
I had a sad email earlier to say that Papermaze in Otley had a massive fire yesterday which looking at the local papers web site has destroyed a lot of the building and stock. My heart goes out to Vanessa as she definately does not deserve this, thankfully no one was hurt.
Well I've tea to start and a pile of ironing sitting there looking at me.LOL If I get it done today I can then spend some of tomorrow crafting.

Hope you all have a good weekend, I will as I'm scrapping all day Saturday.

Janina x

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Sneaky Peek.

Over the weekend I have been working on two layouts for the Bramford Crop December kits.
Di from Crafts and Candlelight gave me the new Prima Printery collection and the very latest Kaisercraft Bonjour collection to work with. I had a good look at both lots of papers and decided that in each set there was a sheet that could be used to make your own embellishments, so out came my scissors and I set to work on lots of cutting. That'll keep the ladies busy for awhile at the crop on 10th December.LOL................some won't thank me! So apart from the papers the only other thing I used was glue and 3D foam pads to give some dimension to the layouts. I was quite pleased with both results, though the photos don't do them justice even if I do say so myself. Kaisercraft is the fisrt photo.
This afternoon I've also finished off 3 layouts that just needed titles, so all in all I've been quite productive. I'm more pleased I've got the crop layouts done well in advance so I'm not chasing my tail.
It's a night of telly tonight, Strictly Come Dancing is on at 7.25, then at 8 it's the X-Factor(just want to see who's going home), then it's Downton Abbey.

Janina x

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Design Team

Last month I entered a monthly challenge on the Scrapbook Sisters blog, well what a surprise when I was contacted and asked to join their design team! What an honour, did'nt take long for me to reply and say YES PLEASE. This months challenge is One Shape, so I chose Rectangles, check out their blog to see my L/O's and Jeannie@s the other DT members L/O's. Check out the Scrapbook Sisters shop while you are at it, see link at the side of my blog. Why not join in the monthly challenges.............
As you can see I'm slowly trying to sort out my blog, it's trial and error as I'm not sure what I'm doing.LOL I'll get it sorted properly one day.
Been card making today. Made a couple of christmas cards and a couple of birthday cards. Have'nt done much craft wise this week, though I have been in my craftroom every day................tried tidying it up, moved a few bits around and it still looks just as bad. Will try again tomorrow.

Well hope you all have a lovely weekend. It's my weekend off so I'm hoping to do some crafting.

Janina xx