Monday, 22 March 2010

Recent Burst of Creativity!

Just recently I've had a new burst of life. I've been feeling quite crafty, it's wonderful. I'm not sure how long it'll last though, so I'm doing as much as I can, while I can! :) I've been having great fun following Lilibees One Week One Project. I've made an album for my summer photos and a Wedding album for my sister, using the tutorial from One Week One Project Part 3.


I've also made a mini album using some of my new Sassafras stash that I received for Mothers Day. I dug out some old photos of my first holiday abroad to Spain, I was 6 years old. Because I have Womble tendencies I like to get the most out of my stash. I used a small circle punch and some Papermania clear domed stickers to make some epoxy stickers with my Sassafras paper. The wave effect in the first picture of mosaic was created using the waste in between the banners on the Flag Banners sticker sheet. My favourite embellishments are the felt ones (even if I do say so myself!). The felt flower was hand cut and stitched. To make the rainbow I used a Sizzix Sizzlits Hello Kitty Rainbow Die, cut the felt out in various colours, stuck the different pieces to a sheet of double sided sticky tape stuff, stacked the layers and then stitched beads on for the eyes. It was a fiddly task but well worth it. :)

These albums can all be viewed in more detail on my Flickr photostream if you're interested.

Thanks for dropping in!

Rachel XxX

My Little Sister Is Married!

Congratulations to Deborah and Jimi!

Deborah and her beautiful Bridesmaids.

Deborah looked absolutely beautiful. Every time I look at her wedding photos I well up! It was a really special day, and the sun was shining, every thing about it was perfect. We had a little bit of trouble trying to keep Dylan amused during the ceremony, he's got a very loud voice!!!

Here he is, trying to escape whilst the photos were being taken.

My little munchkin has just woken from his nap! I'll be back later today with a scrapbooking post.

Rachel XxX

Monday, 15 March 2010

Weekend Rewind

The weekend started off perfectly with some happy mail, I won the prize on the Lilibee Studio Blog. Full of Hambly goodness, two Sassafras Clear Stamp Sets and a lovely handmade card. Thank you Leila! There's another giveaway being held on Leila's blog at the moment, don't miss it!

Mothers Day was very nice indeed! Tony made a gorgeous breakfast, homemade croissants, apricot jam, ham, cheese and a nice cup of tea. Mmmm! Then we made picnic and made our way to Bolton Abbey where we spent the day it was really lovely.

Dylan tucking in to his cheese feast!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! :)

Friday, 5 March 2010

Mothers Day Came Early

Yippee! Dylan and Tony bought me a lovely gift for Mothers Day and it arrived this morning. I've been wanting to get my hands on this ever since I first saw it on the Sassafras blog. I've been checking the online scrapbooking shops nearly every day to see if they had it in and finally one of them did! I love it so much! And thank you Tony XxX (I know you'll read this later).
I've also been for a scan today. I did go for a 20wk scan last week, but our baby was being awkward and wouldn't get into the right position to have it's spine checked. So we had to go back today for another look. Everything looks good! So I'm on top of the world today. I've been suffering really badly with anxiety during this pregnancy, but I'm feeling much better now I've seen the scan today.

I tried to take a photo of Dylan this morning whilst photographing my new stash, but he hid under my bump. I had no idea it was this big already! :)

I've also finished my project from Lilibee Studio. Instead of making a recipe card book, I made it into a book about the words Dylan has learnt recently. I thought it would help us to remember all the funny things he says.