Friday, 28 February 2014

My Month In Numbers - february.

I'm sorry but when did we get to the end of Feb??!!I can't seem to keep track of time these days but I'll try & pin down some of what we've been up to with MMIN for Feb x


v18 - My seat number for watching Fascinating Aida at Warwick Arts Centre. If you haven't heard of these amazing Ladies I recommend you google them or even better see them as they are on tour right now.

XXII Winter Olympics. Where we won 4 medals. As a family we were glued to the BBC coverage including watching the Ladies curling final in the car!!!

44 - page protecters used in my finished PL albums for 2013.

25 - Floors up for our 25th Valentines Day together at Marco Pierre White's Restaurant in the Cube, Birmingham.

52 -  miles walked according to Map My Walk - not bad as we didn't get chance over half term.

9 - Blog posts written.

4009 Number of Victory Masonic Lodge whose Ladies Night we attended.

Many thanks for looking & please hop on over to the creator Julie Kirks blog to see hers & many other Month in Numbers xxx

Sheena x

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

2013 in a nutshell...

Did I say nutshell I really mean 2 American Crafts D ring albums !!
These are the last few Project Life pages I hadn't shared with you & I apologise in advance for the number of photos...but it was December :)

...advent, Christmas dinners, Jamboree selection, coke truck...
... German market, Dan's birthday, Golf...
 ... Moxley 12Hr crop insert...

... Explorer of the Year, lunch with Solihull Ladies, graduation, crumpets...
... panto night, visitors, flowers, baking, invested...
... Christmas eve & family Christmas...
... fairy lights, sprouts!, shopping & new years eve...

This is my second complete year of Project Life & I plan to continue into 2014 in a similar format but plan to simplify it a little so I can work on more craft projects along side it :)
Sheena x

Friday, 21 February 2014

See it, Pin it, Do it x

This is a new monthly meme that Fiona has devised over at Staring at the sea. I'm a huge fan of pinterest & have lots of things pinned to make, sew, cook... when I get the chance.
Last week my Daughter was looking for something new to bake so off to check my pinterest cooking board & we saw this image of cookie monster cookies.
Using just the ingredients we had at home we set to work & the results not only looked good but tasted fab. 
They had to be eaten within 24hrs of making as the cookie part started to soften but TBH that wasn't hard in this house!!
Now I'm wondering what we should make next :)
Many thanks for looking x
Sheena x 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Mothers Day Card Challenge.

Our card challenge over on the scrapology blog this month was set by a regular contributor to the blog, Krafty Karen. She challenged us to make a card for Mothers Day or a Special Lady x
This is mine, You are loved.
I love this cathedral quilting technique for using up my scraps but have never used it on such a small scale before. The effort was worth it as I love the finished look x

Hop on over to the blog for all the details on how to enter & the prize on offer :)
Sheena x

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Cards for my Valentines x

Every year I send 2 cards on the 14th of February, one to my Husband & one to my Dad. It's a wonderful tradition that I love that started when I was a girl & has continued ever since. 
To help me make my Valentine cards this year I turned to my trusty Silhouette for help & after searching their store I found 2 cut files that were perfect.
This one for my Hubby x
I love the teal with the black & white as a different valentine colour combo.
This one for my Dad x
I matted the valentine eye test on cardstock & vintage book paper from a gardening manual before adding the specs.
Both cards were very well received.
Many thanks for looking x

Sheena x

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Making a Mess ?

Over the course of the last 6 months or so I have made a conscious effort to make a lot more of the cards & gifts I give to friends & family. Which makes total sense considering the fabric, wool & paper mountain I've amassed over the past few years!!

So with that in mind I set about decorating a small canvas in a messy style for some friends.
Having covered the canvas in book paper & a coat of paint, I used stamps, bubble wrap, rub ons & a silhouette die cut plus brush pens & ink to create the effect I was looking for.
I'm really pleased with the result & know they are too.
Now I need to get planning for more gifts for this year x
Sheena x

Sunday, 9 February 2014

One Photo & Twenty Words...

As it's the 9th of February, it's time for 1 photo & 20 words with Abi over at Creating Paper Dreams.
This year I'm aiming to tie this in with my OLW to remind & help me stay on track :)

As a Assistant Beaver Scout Leader.
Proud of myself,
enjoying giving back to scouting
seeing the youngsters develop and grow.

Sheena x

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Explosive Scrapbooking.

Over on the Scrapology Blog, this months scrapbooking challenge is X for (e)Xplosion. The sketch we have used is based on a superb layout by the very talented Corrie Jones.
This is my interpretation.

Sophisticated Selfies.
To get the explosive background effect, I first dry brushed the paint onto the cardstock before adding drops of black & white mist, all finished with card Candi from Craftwork Cards. The title was cut using a silhouette cameo.
Hop on over to the blog to see the sketch & loads of great explosive examples x

Sheena x

Monday, 3 February 2014

Chalk It Up.

I've just had an amazing weekend as part of the ScrapaGoGo team that went  to  Wanborough near Swindon for a weekend of classes, challenges, eating & laughing.
On this trip I accompanied Janice & Sam x
We were based in a wonderfully light & spacious village hall.
It is ideally located opposite this quaint pub, where we ate 2 very delicious meals.
During the weekend Sam & I both taught 2 classes each.
I created a double layout using MME papers featuring my friend Annie & I having some photobooth fun.
Also I taught a mini book class using chalkboard as it's cover filled with moments from 2013 that made me happy x

It was great to see some GoGo regulars again at this event plus some new faces to me. They all made me feel so welcome & I really felt relaxed during the classes.
It's only about 7 weeks now till we all get together for the 12th GoGo Getaway & I can't wait x
Sheena x