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.

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.

Sisterly love layout ...

Havent done half enough layouts lately. Keep falling into altering items, making mini albums and making cards

So inspired by Jackie C .... I did this layout of the two girlies :

These photos dont actually show the finished layout - as later that day R. asked me to give her a shot of the sewing machine ---- and seeing as it was out I did a bit of stitching onto this layout ... but didn't retake the photos!!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Tagged ....

.... have been tagged by the lovely Deirdra.. if you haven't already read her blog do so !!

Anyway I have to answer questions five about each subject so :

Five Favourite Songs :

1. Keep on Dancing - Jack Lukeman
2. Paradice by the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
3. Past the point of rescue - Hal Kechum
4. The Dance - Garth Brooks
5. Elizabeth - by Des Walsh (!)

Five Films ;

1. Gone with the Wind
2. Cassablaca
3. Lost Boys
4. Willow
5. The Shining

Five ramdom things I like :

1. Marshmallows
2. Rain
3. Blue Flowers
4. Train rides
5. Diet Coke

Five books :

1. The Lovely Bones (just finished re-reading this again this week) by Alice Seabold
2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
3. The Shining by Stephen King
4. The Boleyn Girl (amonst others) by Phillipa Gregory.
5. The Bible - various authors - I actally read this regularly (and have been known to quote it on occasion ...)

Five crushes ... :

Not sure you would call them that but in my time I have 'fancied' at least five other men ... the biggest one being Greg Hogan who I met on a train way back in 1978 and who would have been my main crush right up through secondary school. ....

So there ya go!!

I will pick five people to tag ... but will wait till tommorow to do so.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Paperplay - Sweet ....

Too late to enter but this is what I did anyway ....

It was for Róisín's brithday ..... .. ... my baby girl is 16 now ... and never been kissed ??