Saturday, 29 August 2009

My 1st Mixed Media Art Canvas

Instead of doing the grocery shopping, housework, baking and rearranging our bedroom like a good little Mis... I created this. Much much much more fun!!

Unfortunately though, now the shopping, housework, baking and rearranging our bedroom still needs to be done... sometime...

Do you like?? Isn't the little nicho for the bird gorgeous? And isn't that sweet little bird so cute in her happy nest! I've been hoarding it {the nicho} for months knowing I had to create a bird nest from it, but not quite knowing where to start - today I got the alcohol inks out and finally decorated it. Can't wait to do another one.

Until next time, take care of you.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

More 52Q Tags... all up to date again!

as always I'm yet to journal on the back... not sure why I haven't been for a while - maybe I'm not happy with the answers! Will get there soon though as they're just not quite finished without the journaling.

Until next time, take care of you.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

I created pretties...

and we know how I love pretties!!

I am so happy with how this turned out... of course nothing like what I had imagined, but sometimes projects have their own minds and call to be decorated 'their' way and not mine!

Isn't that birdy sooo cute!

If you like it, go check out Scraptivate... that's where I got mine from. It's a Twiddleybitz Hanging Bird Cage, they have Pedestal Styles as well... my lovely friend Jen made one of the Pedestal ones, she's such an inspiration with her OTP creations... she see's things in amazing ways! In fact... everything to create this I bought at Scraptivate... hmmm guess where Missy spends her money!

I never thought I'd be able to create an effective Shabby Chic style... but really it's just 'grunge' in Pastels. Now to try it on a layout one day!

Until next time, take care of you.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Well scrapping has been slow, living slow, work slow enough {phew for that one}... getting bored with slow though!! Time for some excitement in my life I think... oh well tra la la, I should just be grateful with slow after craving it for so long.

I went to a crop with Dizz on Friday, a lovely night as always. Chatted to a lovely nutter {Fiona} who is a speedy gonzalez scrapbooker, hope to see her more... I love meeting new peoples! Looking forward to scrapping on Friday again, might take my nichos and see if I can get started learning how to decorate them.

I did these last weekend, top 2 are H&S midweek challenges and the double was supposed to be one of the H&S Cyber Crop Challenges but I got carried away!

Water, Design LO: Mistra

Real, LO Design: Mistra

Loves Me, Design LO: Pagemaps, with a Mistra Twist

Well I have survived a couple of weeks back at work, of course I got sick again... just a cold/flu thing, starting to feel human again now. But it's ok to be back in the swing of things, routine has it's benefits that's for sure! Darren is still only working part-time, but it's something and it enables him to look for the 'right' job, I hope it comes along soon!!

My MaDscrapped Flourishes are doing well!! I'm very rapt with the response and have special orders coming in... hanging for payday so that I can order some more raw flourishes, not to mention my order of stains and mica coming from the US. I've discovered a method to make pastel tones, now I just need to create a way to hold some bright tones. If you've not seen my creations go have a see!!

Isn't funny where your journey's lead you? Yeah, I may have gone full circle with the shop/forums etc... nothing to everything to nothing again... but that journey has led me to meet some wonderful people in my travels and from those people who have touched my life and shared their experiences with me I have learned new things... and grasped those new things and created my own 'niche' in my little world. With this I am happy...

Until next time, take care of you.