Sunday 21 October 2007

Scrapwest Cyber Crop

If you havn't already had a look - why not take a look over on Scrapwest for the Cyber Crop taking place today. There are some gorgeous Layouts already posted and lots more to come. My Circle of Friends book is up and running at the minute. Here is the link to my page : Carrie's Circle of Friends Book . If you have any questions - why not leave me a comment and I will try to get back to you. I have shown a picture of both a stamped and a collage version.

Have fun!

Saturday 20 October 2007

Saturday Stamper - Winter

Another lovely challenge on Saturday Stamper this week and many thanks for showing my entry from last week. This is an arch for a swap I have already made and it fits in nicely with this week's theme.

Monday 15 October 2007

ScrapWest Cyber Crop - 21st October 2007!!!!!

The ScrapWest girlies are having a Cyber Crop next Sunday if you would like to come along and have a play. Here are the class details. I am doing the Circle of Friends Circular Book which is adorable no matter what your interests are.

You will need 5 sheets of A4 card, ribbon, buttons, embellies, vintage images (or photos). I have used the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Paper for mine from and it works wonderfully with the vintage images. I will also be posting up some Friendship Quotes if you need some. If vintage isn't your thing, why not use some inks and stamps and decorate your backgrounds that way. This should suit everybody and I hope you will join in and have a play.

Class Times

8am-9am: Best Freinds Forever by Kate - 6"x4" B&W photo Landscape
9am-10am: Beautiful Bride by Noelle - 5"x7" B&W or Sepia photo Portrait
10am-11am: Lucky Me by Annamarie - 3 photos 3"x2"
11am-12pm: You Are My Sunshine by Lainey - 5"x7" B&W photo Landscape
12pm-1pm: Permission by Crafteire - 6"x4" B&W photo Portrait
1pm-2pm: If Friends Were Flowers by Ruth - 5"x7" B&W photo Landscape
2pm-3pm: Play by Eva - 6"x4" photo Landscape
3pm-4pm: Circle Of Friends by Carrie - No photos
4pm-5pm: Jackie's Cards
5pm-6pm: Flag Book by Caroline
6pm-7pm: Fancy Framing by Audrey - 7"x5" photo Portrait

Sunday 14 October 2007


This month is breast cancer awareness month and over on Saturday Stampers the challenge is to use a pink ribbon somewhere on your work. I made this tag for a Pink Lady swap with Gillian and had the pink ribbon on it so it covers two challenges. The quote reads 'Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful'

Thursday 11 October 2007

I've been tagged - Twice

Thanks to Emma and Magickdiva for tagging me =0)
Here are the rules :::

''Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.''

1. I always wanted to be a Fashion Designer 'when I grow up' LOL
2. I did Irish Dancing for many many years but can barely remember any of it.
3. I celebrated my 40th birthday last weekend :(
4. I love style but am happiest in my combats and walking boots.
5. I had a bad fall off a horse some years back and will probably never ride again.
6. I own 2 lovely dogs.
7. I always visit my craft room before I go to bed each night!!

As for tagging 7 others - I will have to have a think before I capture you - be warned. =0)

Wednesday 10 October 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Inchies

The challenge this week on Wednesday Stampers is 'inchies'. What a coincidence. I have just completed this piece for a forum Circle of Friends for an inchie fan. I stuck the inchies on a card and the piece on the top right is on stampbord and a brooch. So, what do you do with your inchies?. I'm not a big fan of them and dont make many of them at all as I struggle with the size.

Friday 5 October 2007

Scrapwest Challenge - Sisters

A lovely challenge this week over on ScrapWest - 'sisters'. This is a little 'corner' sneak preview of something I will be doing for the Cyber crop in two weeks time. More details to follow soon.

ps. You might spot a picce of me with my sisters on my wedding day by Audrey if you have a look over on ScrapWest!!

Wednesday 3 October 2007

Halloween Fairy

I dont usually decorate my home for Halloween except for carved pumpkins but I wanted to make these lovely little lanterns and I got distracted on the way. These are so simple to make. I cut 12 x 1"x8" strips. Punch a whole in the top and bottom of each (altogether is easiest). Thread some ribbon/fibres from the top through the bottom adding beads if you wish. Tie a knot at the bottom when you have the nice lantern shape. Fan out the strips and you have a lovely lantern. I pulled mine back a bit to make it open for my little Paper Whimsey fairy. Her wings are a butterfly stamped on acetate and coloured with alcohol inks. I glued some fibres and embellies to the inside of the lantern. =0)

Tuesday 2 October 2007

Art Doll

I made this doll as part of a forum challenge/swap. I had a lot of fun making her and I even made some sisters for her but they are not yet complete. My hubby thought she was a bit scarey and didn't want to look at her for very long. I kinda like her. She was sent on to Anjie who welcomed her to her new family (and, who's husband feels the same way as mine does LOL!!)