Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Chloe's Hat Box

I mentioned this in an earlier blog, and somehow lost the photo's so Chloe has kindly lent it to me so I can photograph it.
I used a box given to me from a friend that was full of nice things for expectant Mums. I always knew I would use it for Chloe because it's purple and I don't particularly like purple. I had some papers that have always had Chloes name on them. It was simply a case of tearing and layering, sealing with sparkle mod podge and creating the handle with lsrge eye-lets and the handle of an old birthday bag.

Novembers Lesson

Tracey set the challenge of using hinges. She gave instructions on making them but I wanted this page to look quite masculine, so I used some metal ones. You can't say I took the easy route because they are a B----er to attach. In the end I took out the snaps and used brads and you can't even tell the difference. Bazil flowers, Bazil Paper a Rusty Pickle sticker to finish it.
The journelling and hidden pictures tells the story of our costumes.

Helena's very christmassy birthday card

Helena's card took the slow boat to china. It started out as a Christmas card and developed into a birthday card when I realised I was rapidly running out of time!
I used Crafty Individual papers onto a Black Gesso Trip-tych thing. The images were down loaded from FLICKR as "vintage xmas postcards" and I used mod podge to seal them. German scrap, a feather and some net stuff that I got in my very first stash from Helena 2 Xmas's ago!
I am quite pleased with the result and hope she likes it.

A Christmas STAR

Here she is in all her glory. Rubbish photos but thankfully she was in last nights paper so I will order a copy.

Friday, 14 December 2007

This ones for my sisters!

If you check out you will see a preview of The Willows school nativity play. Press click here and you can see Georgia as a dancing star, she appears after about 2 minutes on the left hand side of the screen and holds hands and dances in a circle. Floaty pale blue dresses after the sign of the star appears. I think they could have done with some expert video editing from Sarah!

the christmas house website photo

I found it at last. I was looking on the wrong date on their website and off course we were on page 2, so I had given up for 2 weeks and went back to it today for another search. This ones for you Mum!
I haven't any craft photos to post. I took a really good one of Chloe's altered hat box and have somehow wiped it off my memory card.
No surprise there then!

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

The Christmas House

The three of us Mums and kids went out for tea with the left over £10 from the party, and on the way home Chrissie and I stopped at the Christmas House. The lady literally opens her back garden to the public. She puts in a lot of hard work though. Meeting and greeting the public every night for over a month. This year is her best display ever!

Big Momma

I asked Mark to take this photo recently as I have deleted all previous photos of me. This is because a) I look horrible
b) I feel horrible
c) georgia has taken the only photos of me during this pregnancy and they mainly contain the ceiling and the top of my head!

I wouldn't want baby to think the stork brought him to us so here is the proof!

The Big 5

Georgia in her Barbie and The Island Princess costume. At one stage during the party she became a bit overwhelmed by it all and wouldn't stop following me around. It's a good job I stopped and took this photo because all of the others are action shots!

I think it goes without saying this photo of Kirsty needs scrapping!!