A scrappy life!

Saturday, December 30, 2006


I will write a longer message soon. Just wanted to apologise for being a bad bad bad blogger! Thanks to everyone who has left comments for me!! Sorry I have not replied. I started a new job in November and have also me sick for the last three weeks. But will try to get back on track. Tomorrow is Eid so I hope to have so nice eid family piccies to share.

Hope you are all good


Friday, December 08, 2006

Stamping with a twist....DARE 8!

OOh yay..its that time of week all tooo soon! The new dare from theDaring Cardmakers! This week was Keryn's turn to set the dare and did she come up with a great challenge..although to see the work the girls have produced you would never guess they felt at all challenged..hehe Keryn wanted us to stamp using anything other than commercially bought stamps..so there was plenty of scope for the imagination!

So here is my rather..erm..psychedelic card.... I was really stumped but even though nothing matches and the colours clash, I think they are miss-matched and clash in a good way? Well I started ou by trying to find something to stamp with. Well it just so happens that me and Ibrahim bought some cookie cutters (see my previous posts) so I got out the the star. I used brilliance ink in a purple colour and stamped the BACK of the cutter on to some cream card. After cutting the star out I embossed it with versemark and clear embossing powders and of course added some 'blingage' with my yummy blue gems! I used a purple card blank and masked of a checkered pattern then again just used my versemark ink pad all over. Next (are you still with me?) I covered half the card with a piece of BG romany paper GORGEOUS STUFF IT IS!!! and also a bit of Crate paper I got from a magazine! I stuck down the star with my usual foam pads. The greeting is a bit of twill ribbon stapled on to a teeny bit of chatterbox papers mounted on card then stuck down with FPs. I then hand wrote the extra greeting and stapled so ribbon on too. Et voila!! Thats it! PLEASE go check out the blog if you haven't yet as it rocks...whohoooooo


Sunday, December 03, 2006


Here is the Bette Midler song for my card down below!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Master chef!

Well today was 'baking with mum day'. We have a points scheme for Ibrahim, we try and do a bit of work with him everyday, maths, spelling etc. We give him points for how well he works etc. Once he reaches 10 points he gets to pick a prize form the prize tin, kind of a lucky dip. Its full of things like 'play monopoly', 'go to the museum', 'trip to the bookshop' and today was a day baking with me. So we got a book from the library and he decided he wanted to make tarts and merangues (sp?)

So a trip to tescos and he was kitted out hehehe and we set to work! Here are the fruits of our labours...I just thought I should have photo-ed the merangues never mind! I have to say I have never liked tarts and these were no different..TOO MUCH JAM, I think next time I will try a nice cherry or apple fruit filling, they are just tooo sweet with jam or lemon curd......and of course here is a pic of the chef taking a bow!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Time for a song...dare 7!

Today was Kel's turn to set the Daring Cardmakers their challenge. The card had to include Lyrics from a song and NO Happy birthday was not acceptable!!

Here is my go! I used Bette Midlers 'wind beneath my wings' I love that song. Now with this card I thought I would try a bit of stamping and chalking which I haven't done in ages and ages. On white cardstock I used some Hero Arts stamps with Versemark inks then chalked them! The butterfly is a wizard die cut from vellum and brushed with some perfect pearls. I used some alpha stamps using the same technique. And then just embelished with some little metal sparklies from Iran!!