Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Winners are grinners :)

Well the winner as been drawn from my Mothers Day post!  I'd just like to say thank you for all your lovely comments, I was actually quite touched, by some of your comments so thank you! :)

So without further ado, the overall winner is ............................................................................................


Now I also thought that because I can alter the rules a bit ;) Im going to give away two more RAKs.  One goes to Rachel for being my lovely sole follower from my post, and the other to Noriel for being the furtherest away - that would be Australia :)  Can you all email me or comment with your postage details please.

Now, other scrappy things.  Back in March I went to Finnbair's classes at Scrappin Patch and found it the hardest class Ive been to.  Not because it was awful, it was AMAZING! and the kit would have to be one of the most impressive Ive received from the small number of classes Ive been to in the same price range.  It was the techniques that got me completely out of my comfort zone - I mean, throwing teabags at your paper?!  apparently my face was a picture when she threw the first teabag lol :) Its a real messy, grungy technique that Finn teaches and if you know me, you know Im really a neat and tidy freak - lets not say the anal word here :) - and I think my scrapping is the same.  So I found this hard!, and by the end of the day I was worn out, but in a good man I can do this, my head hurts from information overload kinda way :)

So heres my first layout which I popped into a Prima frame, it was just so dimensional it was never going to fit in an album.  And yes lol this is the family :)

The second class was a journal, covering the front and back covers.  I chose not to put my journal back together instead I  went to the Warehouse and purchased a window box frame  to pop the front cover in, so now its hanging on the wall.  I had visions of the journal getting bumped around and things coming off which would in due course just piss me off so its framed and Im making a new cover for the journal :)

This class I loved, it was full of colour, techniques with stencils mediums, paints and sprays and new Prima yumminess - what is not to love?!  And I still have heaps of product that Ive been diving into :)

Thanks for popping by!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Mothers Day, French Country and a giveaway

This week its mothers day in NZ, its not a day that brings me any joy in the last couple of years, it just seems to exacerbate my childless state.
It never used to though. Never really bothered me at all really, having no children was my 'lot' in life.I just pulled up my big girl panties and got on with it.  Then a couple of years ago one of my colleagues - who thankfully does'nt work with us any more - said one of cruelest things, and unfortunately I can't seem to let it go.
We were discussing at work what each of us had received for mothers day.  I mentioned that the dogs had bought me a book.  My colleague could'nt believe it saying I was'nt a mother and therefore was'nt entitled to a mothers day present.  Sure you can think whatever you like about it, but do you really need to say it out loud?!  No one said a word in my defence so I guess they were either as stunned as I was or agreed but not rude enough to say so.  It turns out that they were all stunned and disgusted.  My reply to her was that not everyone was blessed enough to have children and in this day and age there are different definitions of 'mother' and walked out the office.  I have never received an apology.

Yes I need to move on! I know this. So for all you mothers out there of fur babies or humans ;) I have a giveaway.  A very generous one.  All you have to do is comment on this post and become a follower - you can never have enough followers :) and I will post anywhere in the world!

Theres quite a mixture in there: washi tape, Prima flowers, mask, and canvas alterables, some Dusty Attic, papers and embellishments from Glitz Designs, doillies, glimmermist and some Collections items.

Im guessing I should give you something a bit cheerier to comment on!  So heres a card I made for a friend of mine who's heading off to the UK to work and tour around the place.  Ive used Graphic 45 French Country - this collection I just love!

And a layout using the blue pieces in the collection - this appeared in Scrappin Patch's newsletter this month. I was determined with both this and the card that I could do both without a scrap of Prima lol and I did.  Im thrilled with how both of them turned out.  What do you think?

The photo incidently is Forbes at 8months old :) - four generations.

The giveaway is open for a week and will be drawn on Friday May 17th.
Happy Mothers Day!