My gosh it's so bitterly cold this morning, i've just got in from work thought i'd do another SMASH* postie!
I'm still not well at the moment, Pluerisy isn't nice it's now a month on and i thought I was getting better that was until hubby KINDLY past on his cold to me and now i'm resembling a stuffed up elf with rudolphs nose to match! coughing my head off.... another trip to the doctors on monday i think, 2 lots of antibiotics and i'm still poorly.. really bugging me now... ANYWAYS....
I've been SMASH* ing in my retro blue folio again this week! got lots of pages on the go, can't wait till next sunday to pick my HUGE SMASH* order up from the NEC (will share piccys when i get back promise!)
This page had the words '2 of a kind' on i thought seems i have 2 kitty kats apple & Strudel this was purrrrfect for them! (punn intended hehe) The piccy is one of the first i took when then back then 3 years ago they could sit in the palm of my hand now they're great big lumps! I brought these really coool my minds eye journal cards from craft obsessions which i managed to get the last pet information one! seems there bro and sister it was ideal being one card that i slotted in the handmade paper pouch...
I suppose i better head off to bed! Only tonight in work and i'm off on holidays for 12 days! yay!!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
*Simon says stamp - Anything goes
*Paper shelter - Anything goes
*Saturated Canary - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (gems, ribbon, lace)
* Passion for promarkers (for a child) (it's for my neice for halloween)
* Simon says stamp - anything goes
*ABC - B for boo
*Paperplay - Black
*DSP - Basic Grey Erie
*Digi stamp - Krista Smiths Rose a vampire
*Ribbons - Poppicrafts
*Spider from funky felts
*Mediums - Promarkers & Chalks
*Sentiment - Cosmo cricket little letters
Thought seens as i'm up early today i'd do a little post with my SMASH*'ing adventures! something i've been terribly caught up in recenetly i've only actually made one card since this arrived!!! lol
SOOOOO addictive! I'm excited for the NEC show in 2 weeks as i'll get my hands on the other books too! which i've preordered and can't wait to get and SMASH* away in!
So of course... I'm in the Retro Blue Folio at the moment (going to do one at a time!)
My pages which i'm showing you today are....
Say it! I've found some wonderful and funny sayings around the internet which i love and wanted somewhere to keep them.... So here's my double page spread!! (And if your not a member of Pinterest omg where have you been!!)
I've used some of my own doodles and a lovely stamp from debbie moore which i love!! the stickies are from colourboc that i've had for yonks and never used (SMASH* is a fab way to use up little bits you've never used! yet you like!)
My next page was already decorated in the background (i hate covering things up but Top 10 i thought i'd do for my craftyness!)
So that's all my SMASH* adventures today, i'll be back pretty soon with some more i'm on hol next week so keep your eyes peeled! and thanks for stopping by!!!
I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
♥ Passion for promarkers - use Stars
*C/Stock - Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo
*DSP - Echo Park - Walk in the park
*Stamp - CC Designs Cupcake Bridgitta
*Medium - Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
*Stars - MFT Die
*Pearls - Karrs
*Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
*Ribbon from my buddy emma!
Ok so i'm a littttttttle excited with my post today! I've been SMASH* ing all week since i've been poorly! and wanted to show off a little what i'd done so far with my book! (and yep i've even preordered all the new colours!) i know theres an easy way to create your own with your own papers, but i like the idea of having the actual SMASH* book ready made and they're really pretty!
The book i've started with is the Retro Blue folio! it's so me!!! i love the papers inside!!! yummy and the outsides enbossed pattern is lovely (i'm yet to know what to do with the front so i've left it alone at the moment.....
Now then SMASH* it is yes your right the OLD way of scrapping just putting things randomly in a book, so the concept isn't new! but i love the idea's of quotes on pages and pretty papers... espech as i struggle with what i can MODERN 12x12 scrapping this is ideal for me!!!
Ok... so when you first open the Blue Retro SMASH* book it doesn't look like this there are two green pages that are blank like any start to any book! so i wanted to brighten them up using some of my favourite papers the one on the left is by american crafts and the right is echo park! offf course!!!
My idea's for my books are going to be everything that makes me happy from smileys to quotes to random facts about me and my life to piccys to anything really!!
When i get the Black mini SMASH* folio i'm going to do that with everything i hate, things that make me unhappy, why?? because as well as remembering the good times it's also great to remember the things that make me sad too!!
These pages i'm showing arn't finished, you can SMASH* anything you like in your book and i want mine crammed!!! so at the moment that's how the first two look!
My 2nd Page... i'll add here... the vellumy page actually comes inside all of the folio's but i really like it it's quite quirky so i left it inside this book! My fav echo park walk in the park spotty paper i covered this green page in and used some cool funky sparkly letters to create my name down the side (of course!!)
I might add insert here ----> that a smash book isn't designed to start at the beginning and work page by page it's one of those books you can chop and change as much as you like currently i have about 15 pages on the go.... these i'm happy with at the moment so i thought i'd show you them!
Next i wanted to share my Top 10 page... it was blank with the gorjuss paper and top ten wrote on already but i wanted to use this page for me about my crafting... again lots of space left which i find myself adding bits to and sticking things in as and when i find things in my craftroom!
So that's my SMASH* adventures for this week! I'll of course be showing you more of my book as and when!! remember if you get one! there is NO wrong way of doing it it's all about you! and what you like!!!
Just a quick checking in to let you all know i'm feeling a little better pain in my back is finally starting to ease... back to work tommrrow :( booo! but i gotta get some pennies for the NEC!! To which i now can't wait!! as i've seen so many lil things i want to get!!!
Anyways... just incase anyone's intrested I've some magnolias and TGF's and also some of my card's on ebay!
I will ship abroad too! :-) on most items... ya'll have to see the listings hehe
I'll be back later with a SMASH* post!!
Huggles Carlyann xxx
Ok so technic i've had this 2 days now but it's here!!!!!!!!!!!!
My SMASH book!!! I've literally nagged my hubby i sooooo want more for crimbo!
i'm currently working on a few pages but thought i'd pop in and let you all know!! hehe my new craze!! i love it i must admit i was a little dawnted when it first came i can't cover beautiful pages but i tell ya once you start smashing by god it becomes addictive!!!
ill be back with more smash posts shortly!
Thank you to those who are visiting reg and asking how i am, I'm in alot of pain with my back at the moment coughing i slipped 3 disc's doc confirmed today he's also put me on another set of antibiotics for pluerisy tho this is starting to get better! so plenty of rest for me! i'll be ok!
catch ya laters!!!
(REAL OR FAUX)
♥ The paper shelter: Animals
♥ DSP - My minds eye
♥ Stamp - Penny Black & Housemouse sentiment
♥ Medium - Promarkers
♥ Dies - Spellbinders eyelet circles
♥ Mini pearls - from stash
♥ Flowers - Prima capsual collection
♥ Snaps - We R Mem Keepers
♥ Lace - From stash
♥ Ribbon - American Crafts & Poppicrafts
I will be having some candy very shortly to celebrate, im in midst of putting it together but im rather poorly at the moment x
I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
♥Papertake weekly - Get in shape 3 shapes - card base Square, Stars, scalloped border punch
♥ Stamps - Stampin' Up! Flight of the butterfly
Thanks for stopping by this morning! hope to see you at the challenge!!!
Thought i would pop in as i'm currently layed up on the sofa, my chest has gotten worse, went to doctors yesterday he's given me some strong antibiotics (if i could keep them down) im sure they'd help! I feel so down and out at the moment with being ill really makes me feel sad and not intrested in anything!.... sorry i won't depress you anymore lol....
I wanted to share my new obsession with all... alot of people don't know about something NEW! even though it's been out a while! it was released at CHA back in april.... what am i talking about???
The new Smash books from K&Co / EK Success of course! how did i find out about them... well i was randomly searching and blog hoping to revive my mojo when i came across this video! THAT WAS IT!!! totally hooked drove my hubby insane! I NEED ONE OF THOSE!!!
It was a little toughy trying to find one in stock as they're sold out everywhere in the UK bar one place... which i can't share as i'm wanting the other they have left in stock to add to my order later today hehe!!! but OMG! I know the idea isn't that hard to make your own version, and i know most places that did stock them like crafts u love will have them back in but not until 2012!!! well i can't wait that long!!
I think i like the whole concept of 'SMASHING' it seems so much more me!!! than normal scrapbooking which i struggle with... i'm so excited i've been collecting allsorts for my books, so much so i need them all!!!! I think this is something i could really stick at.... so.... whatcha think???
Have a peek at the vid and see for yourself!!!
I'll be back on wednesday i think with some projects off for a nap, unsure if ill go to work till later as the cough is exchrusiating pain!! (little rant here - doesn't it just bug you when your manager can see your generally ill yet says to you 'im disapointed in you for being off sick' yet others have days off and nothings ever said to them........) well..... morrisons isn't the best place to work for trust me! i'm fuming so i'll leave it there before i get wound up and cough again!
I'd also like to thank my lovely followers for popping in to wish me to get better soon, i read each and every comment that you all leave me they mean so much so thank you guys! i'll be having some candy next week which i'd love all of you to enter!
Huggles for now xoxox
Thought I'd quickly pop in to let you all know I've not disappeared I'm suffering with this horrible chest infection, been back to the doctors today for some antibiotic's so fingers crossed they'll work!!!
I've some exciting news on Wednesday comin so keep your eyes peeled I'll also be collecting a candy up this week to celebrate so watch out for that too!!
Off to get some shut eye before work (yep I'm ill and I still plod on lol)
Hugs carlyann xxxx
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♥ Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
♥ Medium - Promarkers
♥ Corners - Mulberry Paper
Hope all is well in the land of craftyness and glitter! and of course pinkness!!!
I'm here well just about still poorly.... not getting over this very easily i tell ya, i've now come down with a cold on top... (shoot me now!!) hehe...
anyways... i've some exciting news that i so want to share right now but my lips are sealed till next wednesday morning!!! (keep an eye out as i'll be putting some candy together too to celebrate!!)
I'm here tonight with a little post of a choo choo train card, my step-dad's birthday is today so i'm safe to post it now!!! I have adored this little set from stampin' up! for a very long time and like most of my stamps he's neglected ooppsie... maybe i should set a rule not to buy anymore stamps till i've used them all at least once... that would save me a fortune i tell ya i'd be here for about 100 years!!! just with the ones i've got now lol... but i can't do that can i??!?! hehe....
I'd like to enter my clean and simple card to the following challenges:
♥Craft your passion - anything goes & ribbons
♥ Crafty Cardmakers - Anything goes
Here's my card... i'll be back in the morning with another new project!
Thanks for stopping by this evening!
I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges
♥Crafty Ribbons - Halloween