Monday, 31 May 2010

2 weeks to go...

till my exam.....
...except I'm not going to be there - I've got to go into hospital on the very day I should have been sitting my exam! To be honest, I had a feeling that might happen, so I don't really mind that much - I need to have an ovarian cyst removed so I think that is more important right now, I can always sit the exam (along with another one or two) in December.

SO..make that 2 weeks to go until I have an enforced break from work & can spend 2 weeks crafting!! Yay!

Anyone have any good ideas about crafting in hospital? - I'm hoping that I'll only be in for 1 night, so I am thinking some stamped images and promarkers...

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Revision avoidance!

It's been a really long hard week at work - it's just that time of year, so I've been getting home late & too tired to do pretty much anything. I have an exam looming in 4 weeks time so I really should be studying, but I'm not in the right frame of mind for that yet! Funny how even the housework is more attractive when exams are on the horizon, Lol.

Anyway, I've been looking forward to the weekend for lots of reasons - football season is all but over which means my son didn't have training this morning, and no match on Sunday, so we were able to have a nice lie-in :-)
This Sunday is also time for my monthly papercraft class - I run a small class at home, usually on the third Sunday in the month and I really enjoy it. (Hubby quite likes it too 'cos it means I spend Saturday tidying the house!)
So once I had tidied up I treated myself to a bit of crafting time & I made these...

This small pizza style box is made using SU Cardstock in Really Rust and Barely Banana, with matching ribbon and a small piece of patterned paper from my stash. The stamped greeting is from a retired SU hostess set called Best Yet.
The box is really easy to make and can easily be adapted to suit the size of whatever you want it to hold. This one is 4" square and 1" deep. I think it will make a nice gift with a set of small square cards inside.

After that I set to using up a few of my scraps & tried out the "Bag in a box" or "Box in a bag" that I have seen on several blogs recently. They are so sweet I had to give them a go...

Cute huh? It's one of my girlfriend's birthdays this week, so I'm planning to fill the larger of these with a few little crafting bits that I think she'll enjoy :-) Hope you like it Em!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Time for a new look...

Oh my goodness! I knew it was a long time since I last posted anything on my blog, but - well, I didn't realise it had been THAT long!

So I decided to give my page a bit of a makeover and have also made a promise to myself to post on here once a week at least.

And to start as I mean to go on... here is a scrapbook page I made recently at a weekend retreat  - I even managed to win a prize for it! Yay!

All papers, cardstock & ribbon are from Stampin' Up!

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