Saturday, November 03, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
First, the box, it is an MDF given to me by a friend, I sanded it all to give a key, and then painted it with a deep red acrylic paint, it needed two coats to cover it nicely. I cut and inked patterned paper to cover the top and all four sides and used permanent spray adhesive to stick it to the box. I then used lace and ribbon, a button and a couple of metal embellishments and fiddled until I was happy with the result. I used a gold marker to go round all the edges of the box to give it a bit of a lift. The candles were taken from a class in a cyber crop a couple of years ago by Debbie I used the same patterned paper and card to match to wrap the candles, and used brads to secure the paper and card at the back. I used the same ribbon and lace to tie round the centre to finish them off. These all sit in my living room and do get commented on by friends and family. I hope you have enjoyed today’s post and will get some inspiration from it. Trish xxx
And we almost forgot the winner from our last October lucky dipper is Sharon Peters. Please send your address to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get your prize to you!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Angela would like to say a few words about Auntie Margaret
My DH's dear Auntie Margaret survived Breast cancer in the early 90's, long before I knew her. Sadly while I was pregnant, she discovered that the cancer had returned and spread throughout her body. She fought very bravely through what was a terrible illness.
Auntie Margaret passed away 3 weeks before my son was born. I will always be sad that Daniel never got to meet his Auntie Margaret, but we tell him about her all the time, and have a little jumper that she knitted for him. She went out of her way to make me feel like family from the very beginning.
She was such a lovely, amazing lady, who always tried to make everyone feel welcome, I will never forget her encouraging smiles at large family events when she knew I was nervous, and how she had a hug and a kind word for everyone.
I hope that what we have done this month will help people to be more aware about breast cancer, and that through early detection hopefully a much more positive outcome for everyone.
Di would like to remember her Mum, Caz's Gram.
My mum was a legend in her own lifetime. When she was diagnosed with a rogue cancerous brain tumour we her family were devastated but inspired by her courage. She underwent radio therapy and died in my sister's arms just after undergoing her last treatment. We were blessed during the last 3 months of her life in that we all got to see her and spend time with her. She is a hard act to follow and still inspires us. She was Mum, Gram and friend. This is the last photograph I have of her and it was taken by my niece Danni. She had begun to lose her hair and wore this lovely hat!
We loved all of your bosom layouts and could never pick a favourite to showcase. But, a special place in all of hearts is now taken up by Kat's Mum. Kat's layout is so inspiring and we wish her Mum all the best for the future.
To celebrate the end of our *Bosoms extravaganza* the fabulously talented Kate Hadfield has designed two sets of pink digi doodles exclusively for It's a creative world.
You can download the first set here and the second set will be available this weekend.
And what a difficut draw this morning coming from donations, layouts and comments. But the winner is Diz who wins the goodie bag from Scrapbook Inspirations!!!! Please email your addy to email@example.com and we will get you prize to you!!!
We have lots of prizes today so keep coming back to us! We have prizes for donations, layouts and comments . We will be announcing the Scrap your Boobs layout winner at about 9.00am this morning.
Thank you all so much for making October a memorable month! Your layouts, donations and comments have been AWESOME!!!
9.00am prize winners!!!
And the winner of Andrea's beautiful pink collection for the scrap your boobs layout is JANE with her LO titled "Big, Small men an' all"!!!!
The winner of the donations prize is Jackie! well done. You have won from A trip down memory lane - Pink craft mate tote.
1.00pm prize winners!!!
The prize for layouts, donated by Caz, a Pink pamper kit goes to Karen with a layout titled TLC
The prize for doantions, sponsored by Papermaze goes to Lesley Susan Pearcey
5.00 pm prize winners!!!
The prize for layouts, sponsored by Design Collective, a months membership, goes to Natalie and her *learning to love my skin* LO
The prize for donations, sponsored by Scrap Magic, a colelction of PINK bazzill, goes to Ceruleanblue!!!!!!
9.00pm prize winners!!!
Teresa Mitchell is the Layout winner, she wins a months subscription to the Design Collective!!
And the winner of a £10 donation by Di in their name is Charlene Marie Lee!!
Please email your addies to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and your prizes will be on the way!!!
With love and thanks from IACW XXX
And, as an extra thank you there will be a lucky dipper for all the comments left today. The winner will receive a months free membership to the design collective. The winner will be published tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Do I have to remind you that I am an 'old fashioned' scrapper? I used to make scrap books using post cards, menus and loads of stuff cut out from magazines. Well, guess what, I still like to do that!!!!
This is what we made for Richard:
For the back cover: cut a 6 by 6 inch square of cardboard.
Fot the front cover: cut a 6 by 6 inch square of corrugated cardboard and peeled away some of the brown paper to reveal the corrugated bit.
We used brown ink for the cardboard and green pages and black ink for the red pages. This is what we collected to fill the album:
The Front cover
The back cover:
Some of the pages:
And another reminder to keep those donations pouring in. You have been so generous and every single pound helps.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
The stockings can be used as ornaments or to hold small items (like candy canes). Or, you can make a larger version to hang up. :0)
Hand Print Christmas Trees This year is the first year I have been able to make something for Christmas with DS, and we had lots of fun getting paint and glue everywhere! He is 18 months, so just shows you can do crafts with Children from an early age! We covered his hands in various shades of green paint and made 24 hand prints on some light weight cardstock. While we waited for these to dry, DS painted himself and a sheet of card in gold and painted some red in a triangle to make a base for the Chrismas tree. When everything was dry, I cut around the handprints and then we stuck them down with glue in the shape of a christmas tree. DS then painted "Baubles" on the tree by dabbing a paint dauber over the paper. I cut a star shape out of the gold painted card and we stuck this on top. Finally we added a piece of multicoloured wool as tinsel. We had great fun making this and getting messy! ~angela~
We really hope that you enjoyed the creations we made with our children. We would love to see what your children come up with.
The winner of the kit supplied by Kirsty Wiseman is Rach. Please email us at email@example.com with your address. Thank you so much to Kirsty for putting this kit together with her own fair hands.
Today we are offering a fabulous handmade bracelet created by our very own Trish. Everyone who has made a donation to our Just giving prize up until the end of today will go in the lucky dipper.