A scrappy life!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

So, what can I say!!

It has been three years+ since my last post!! So I'm guessing that this blog has gathered some dust! I thought it was time to come out of blogging retirement. Unfortunately, crafty endeavours are still limited as my lovely stash is stashed away since the birth of my twins back in January 2008.

The little rascals have just turned three and really acting the part!!! So I am now living in Morocco!! I'm teaching English at the very pretty Al Akhawayn University!! I hope to start crafting at some point soon when I can get my hands on some crafty bits and pieces!

Or maybe its time to go back to basics before the advent of Craft Robos, or Die Cutting or stamps or brads ...back to glue and scissors and that kind of thing!

Well watch this space as I hope to maintain thisblog a bit better!


Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007


Its all going so quickly! Thanks to everyone who left a comment. Unfortunately this week I wasn't able to get back to anyone but I really read all the messages and really appreciate them all too! Its been hectic with appointments and scans and goodness knows what else!

Well anyways here is today's dare, set by Jo

Getting Corrugated...
Hi all :) This week it is Jo here to set the dare...
I seem to have developed a little bit of a fixation with old cardboard boxes....! My dare this week is to use some corrugated card on your card - it could be corrugated craft card or an old box etc. taken to pieces :) You could make the card blank from it or die cut shapes etc...

And this is my card:

This was fun, I cut out one inch squares from a really old pad I have, the tulip is a sizzix paper sculpting die, stamp is purple onion from a Self Addressed kit!

Don't forget to pop by the dare a look at all the fab cards!

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Joys Of Twin Pregnancy!!..And DCM day!

Well its Friday again! I managed to miss last Friday and only got my dare card up mid week..shame on me!!

I'm now at 27 and a half weeks! In lay mans terms that's about 6 months...and I tell you I'm feeling it! Back ache....sleeplessness....intense breathlessness....exhaustion...sensitivity...wierd numbness in my left leg..feel life a beached whale... oh and of course an octopus beating me up from the inside! I say octopus seeing as there are 4 arms and 4 legs! Its actually kind of weird as there is so much movement compared to when I had Ibrahim!

On the up side DH is being super nice! And I have been baby shopping for a few essentials!!

SO on to today's dare now I have got that out of my system! Today's DCM dare has been set by our own Tracie who is only a couple of weeks behind me so maybe if we ever get together our girls can play together!!

The card for this dare can be any theme but must have an element of hand cutting in it!

I hand cut the card base and the papers, also hand cut the greeting.
Papers are K&CO Amy Butler collection, the pink is a scrap of BG which I ran through a cuttlebug embossing die. The stamp is from a super cheap Papermania set. Prima blooms and some buttons!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy Birthday DCM

Today is the Daring Card Makers birthday! WHooooooooooooooo. Where have all the weeks and dares gone! Wow it has been so fabulous. All the great dares set by the DT and the fab cards made by the dare takers! We have also made some amazing new friends along the way so it seemed fitting that we come full circle back to our original dare which was 'friends' this time though it is entitled 'Circle of friends' as you need at least one circle there too!

What a year we have had, with lots and lots of ups and a few downs, marriages, births, tough times, sponsorships and magazine publications! Its been great and here is to many more years of our great friendships...of course as well as more babies....hehehe

So this is in honour of all the friends I've made this year and the friendships that have deepened! For all of you who have taken part in the dares and for : Jane, Kathy, Rhi, Tracie, Lythan, Jo, Kel, Debbie, Gillian, Keryn, and Lynne..you girls are the best!

Here is my card this week. BG papers, primas, and my friend Mr. Robo! I cut our the white card and layered it over coloured BG papers. The butterflies which I love are wizard dies, probably the die I use the most!

The great quote is from Raplh Waldo Emerson!

So be sure to take a peek at the amazing cards the girls have made this week! They have all really out done themselves! And please take part and make this one of the most successful dares ever!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Oh my word..enough Paisley!!

Well I think I am now on paisley overload!! I made these cards last night and today and gave myself the extra challeneg of using every colour in the DCVW pad I have had for ages! I also used all eight See D stamps in a collection I have also had a long while! The love stamp I think is a Do-Crafts stamp. Anyway here they are..I am pleased with them but need a rest now!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Paisleys again!

Well it seems I'm on a role! This is a piccy of me I think maybe around ten! Dressed in folkloric Persian clothes for a fancy dress party. I kind of went mad with the bling! Took forever to stick down each seed bead and sequin but it was very therapeutic! The title and the journaling spot are cut on Mr Robo. What the pics don't show is what I attempted to do to the title. I cut it out then stamped it with a text background stamp using versemark then used some pink embossing powders just to bring it out a bit.
Papers are K&Co pad. The little blue sequin flowers are from Iran!