Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Christmas ...........


.............Decorations. Make for much less dusting and cleaning in the house. Which is nice.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

there is no show like a snow show !



Me ...... and the house in Cavan in the snow on sunday.!!

We drove up but could not make it up the hill...car slid backwards despite the brakes. So we walked the last bit to check on the little housie and all was well. If a tad cold.

turning the ordinary into ......

If you take some simple things like ... a bar of chocolate, a couple of candy canes, some sweets, some chocolate biscuit cake ... and add some cardstock, polybags , paper and time...











And then pop them into a wee basket - wrap the lot in celepane and add a christmas bauble ...

You end up with a fab looking christmas gift for quite a small amount of money.




Saturday, 19 December 2009

Stitched Card

I really played around with this one, took out the sewing machine and all ! I am very pleased with the outcome anyway.


Wednesday, 16 December 2009

two random photos




Birthday card for Mum.

My mothers birthday card - she turned 70 in November.

Camera working again !!

So will start updating this blog more often. Once in a blue moon really not cutting it.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Her name was New York...


... And she stole our hearts away.

The kids at rockefella centre

Night time view from 'Top of the Rock'


Me ! - In a photo - one I'm happy with too !!

Day time view from 'Top of the Rock'

My lovely new MAC make up ! (splurged a wee bit)

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Guess where we are going ...



Made this for Liadan as a travel journal using cardboard, paper and my bind-it-all ...

Halloween 2009


This year I decided to join in...

OMG the internet and porn ...

I was searching for vintage images on googleimages today .. you would think that just putting in vitage in the search box was fairly safe.

Bloomin ell the amount of porn images that come up is annoying. Just as well the child was not stood beside me ...

Friday, 30 October 2009

Knitting and Stitching........

Just back from the knitting and stitching show in the RDS. We (my sister and I) had a wonderful day out, did not spend half as much as other years, I guess the internet helps ! We used to shop for Ireland.

We took in three workshops, braiding - beading - and kantha sewing. The sewing one was a deffinate hit with me, and the lady running the beading workshop was so lovely it was hard not to like it.

So have two projects to finish off tonight - will post up photos soon!

Five days to NYC

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Halloween Treats





Take an empty glass jar - these wee ones from Ikea (2.39 for 4) are perfect for the job ....




Cut out two 2.5 inch circles of patterened paper for the sides and a 1.5 inch circle for the top ...

add a plastic embellishment or two or perhaps some wee stickers ...



Fill generously with sweets - hit the euro shop ! - add in a small plastic halloween toy for effect


And finish off with a halloween mini gift tag ....



And you have the perfect little halloween treat ... can be stored on its side or bottom ...


Paperplay favourite embellishment




I love to use flowers - and this is one of the musical ones I got from the scrapbook store many moons ago (well January ...)

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Round Scrapbook layout

paperplaying ..


For this weeks paperplay I did a halloween card - for a change.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Mosiac - Sun and Moon

Some time ago I posted this image of a glass sun I did ....






And recently I finished the glass Moon to go with it ...




And they go together in this metal frame ...





Which I have to say I am very very pleased with the finished result ... just have no idea where to put it now!!

Kit Killing time ......

Using the remains of the kit from Annamaries workshop - and a 29c post it note stack from tesco - and with inspiration from a recent make of JulieM's (not to mention a small wooden pencil from a fairly well known sweedish company....)

I made this :



Annamarie's workshop layout

Double page layout - which was started at Annamarie's September workshop in Whitehall - this is well worth coming to. The craic is only mighty - and halfway through the night you get served a cuppa and home-made cake!! And all for only 25 euro.

check out www.scrapbookstore.ie for more information.





Tag Card




For paperplay challenages

Thursday, 17 September 2009

For Kathryn....

http://bubblyfunk.typepad.com/bubbly_scrumptious/july-09-kit-memo-block-by-kathy.html

Cause she is too lazy to search herself !! (ah no its cause I said I would ...)

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Meet ..... Bruce

We went up to our place in Cavan and found this cute wee guy in the bedroom. I felt sure it was half dead - we didn't know how long he had been there.





Thankfully when we took him outside he few around fine, so we can only assume he is going to make it.

So with any luck wee Bruce here is flying around the hills of cavan as we speak.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Caterday ....

.... over on two peas message board they have a thing called caterday ..and I love it! The best this week :



you gotta love it!

Friday, 7 August 2009

Thanks Julie

For this award. Ihave to pass it on to keep the circle going. But am going to have to come back to that ... will do so soon!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Petra's Trust

I was lucky enought to meet the lovely Petra earlier this year. So if you get the chance please pop by the new blog and see what may be going on. Raising funds to send Petra to Germany please help and watch for updates.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Bloomin Cars ...

The blasted car has cost us just over three thousand euro in a year with one thing and another. And now the timin belt has gone and its off the road again. So decisions to be made ..

Will it stay or will it go.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Sunshine - well paper & mosaic sunshine anyway!

I had a wonderful evening of cutting and sewing at Annamaries evening crop last thursday and made this layout of the three lads in france ...

The photo is only a small polaroid snapshot - so it really got a dressing up here. I cut each of the rays out of different patterned paper, and the sky and grass are 12x12 cut on the diagonal.



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Meanwhile all the glass sections have been stuck down for the top half of a table I am 'pimping!' ... its still to be grouted but wouldn't it make a nice door window? *note to self, perhaps try stained glass next?


Thursday, 23 July 2009

Kitchen Mosaic ... and why it needs to be redone!


So brought the completed - and grouted - mosaic panels up to cavan at the weekend. And as I suspected - they are too small!!
So I am going to have to redo them all. I want to make them 'busier' too - I dont feel there are enough flowers in them at all... so the next ones will be bigger and better !!
I enjoyed every minute of making these - so I can't say I am upset at all!
On a side note - doesn't the kitchen look great!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Paperplay - paper roses....




There arn't any actual roses .... but plenty of paper flowers. I drew a few and stamped a few and punched a few. Cut the grass from scraps of basil, and added a fairy at the back.