Friday, 25 December 2009

Happy Christmas !

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I hope Santa has brought you nice things to scrap !

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Simon Says Stamp haul

I am a big believer of giving your own self monthly treats. It makes all the hard work bearable knowing at the beginning of every month I have something special to look forward to. Actually, the thought of all that money going to bills and taxes makes me want to splurge even more.

This month, I chose scrapbook bits galore! I saw a great review from ZettiBetti about Simon Says Stamp and tried it. International orders over $150.00 you get free postage - an absolute bargain considering their prices are quite competitive.

Prima flowers, Graphic 45's Renaissance Faire 12x12's and Tattered Angels Glimmer Chips are my faves in this batch!

Jason only had one comment (he's been saying this a lot lately!) : "I see you buying but not making."

I can't help it - I want them all !

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Always Vintage

I completed this last week but somehow forgot to post it. Not a productive week so far as scrapping is concerned because of all the Christmas prep and the madness that comes with it. After a day's carefully planned shopping, I can say I am DONE. Time to relax, turn the TV off (so as NOT be enticed to buy more stuff) and have a cup of tea.

The tags were from the Fashionista range of Graphic 45 and the fabulous lace was from Bluemoon Scrapbooking. Flowers are Prima of course!

The story of this tag is one of discovery.
Not one thing I did in this tag turned out as I excepted.

First, I stamped the script upside down. Second, the lion stamp bled coz the tag was still wet. It was my first time with Tim Holtz' ink blender so I got a little carried away, hence the sharp lines at the sides as well. Third,
I wanted to emboss the lion but somehow the embossing powder worked everywhere else but the lion. Lastly, after taking out the Perfect Pearls from the packaging and chosen a pot, I opened said pot on the wrong end so I ended up with glimmer powder all over the tag and my work mat.
The reverse side was just as messy - I went nuts using the crackle paint, remembering Tim Holtz putting on layers and layers of it in his tutorial. It's so thick, the tag seems so rubbery. It turned out quite unique!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

To Steph and Louise

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OMG! I opened my blog to find comments from two of my most fave scrapbook idols (Steph and Louise)
on MY blog. Yes, THIS blog. They both said lovely things about my work, encouraged me to carry on and just have fun scrapping. What a pleasant surprise!

Thank you!

Friday, 4 December 2009

Bluemoon Scrapbooking haul

My first Bluemoon Scrapbooking haul.

On my days off, my get -up could rival a hobo. Pajamas in puppy prints, brown socks, pink slippers, jumper riddled with stains and a Pebbles Flintstone hair. I don't have to care - it's my day off. The polished business woman 5 days a week is forgotten and reduced to a TV/Internet drone/slob.

So anyway, I'm in my fashion choice of the day when the door buzzed. I ran to grab my dressing gown from across the hall and answered the door. A big box was handed to me by a disgruntled man who was rightly annoyed because it took me ages to answer the door. If I had more time, I would have gargled mouthwash and put a decent face on.

I first took a picture of the box with my name on it (how sad is that!), opened the box and found some lovely goodies. I thought of taking a video like a professional scrapbook person so I could post and share to my ONE follower (thank you for your support, baby ko. I will cook your favourite food always). I can't seem to manage to save the 2 videos I made. I kept on putting the stuff in and out of the box while the annoying red flashing on my Blackberry does not make sense and won't stop (is it recording yet??).

I will try again but for now, this is all I can show off. I may have to set it up properly, otherwise one will hear a mixture of an Ugly Betty episode, traffic and washing machine.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tunbridge Wells

Taken while waiting for my ride back to Brighton. Many meetings held in this hotel but never stayed in this room longer than ten minutes. Lovely period features.
How come we can't have meetings in this room, Wesley?
(Me to my boss)