Monday, January 30, 2012

Liebster award

What a lovely idea - my good friend Michelle put this on her  blog and was kind enough to nominate me as one of her 5 blogs :-)  So here I am passing on the favour -

Here's how it works (and I admit to hitting 'copy & paste' for this):

This award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers, in the hopes that it will bring many new friends/followers.

Leibster is German and means 'dearest' or 'beloved' but it can also mean 'favourite'. The idea of the Leibster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. So, in the spirit of good fun I am passing this award on to five other bloggers. Please stop by and visit them.
The Rules are:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your five picks for the award and let them know.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogshare-other bloggers.
5. Finally and the best rule of all..........have fun and spread the love!
My favorites for this award are listed below. Click on over to their sites and take a look!

So, after a fair bit of thought, here are my 5 nominations -

1. My good friend Vicki at thebiskitbarrel - she has been a scrapping inspiration to me and she also runs my favourite online craft shop.

2. Lou - theteacherspett - a fellow team member over at UKScrappers, and a talented crafter.

3. Dawn - auroradawn - also a teamie on UKS

4. Leah - running a CJ (circle journal) over on UKS, and this is her blog

5. An altered life - a blog I've enjoyed following.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

More glue book pages

I blogged last year about glue books but then ran out of time to do any more - the busy-ness of christmas got in the way.  But I have done some more pages in this book now and am really enjoying this new way of expressing myself.

These two pages are about my love of books

And these two pages are the first to include a photo.  I was very brave and got out my scissors to cut us (a very old photo of DH and I) out of the photo as the background was totally unsuitable for this page ...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New stash

Firstly an apology for not blogging for so long - the holiday season was busy in this household and I had little time for scrapping, so didn't have much to blog about.  But things are back to normal now (whatever "normal" is!) so here I am ...

Anyway, I was lucky enough to be given some gift vouchers for one of my favourite online craft shops  for christmas, so I had a bit of a spending spree - mostly distress inks, filling in some of the gaps in my collection.  I had a little play with them yesterday and produced this tag, which will soon be on its way to a friend of mine ...

I've used distress inks in various shades (tattered rose, victorian velvet and worn lipstick, mostly), a versacolour ink pad (raspberry) for the over-stamping using some Tim Holtz stamps, some Making Memories butterflies and a spritz of a perfect pearls mist (pink gumball).

Oohh, and since I got a nice shiny new smartphone for christmas, I've now joined the twitterati too - @JYorks80.