Sunday, 20 January 2013

The Snow is Falling

Winter is here and I do not like it , we were due to go shopping in Chester today and we get up to this.

                                                                     Plus just look at my poor little car.

Never mind time for some crafting in my nice warm room.
Here is Dave's Grandson in his Kinder Garden School Christmas picture, I still find it hard to believe he is only just 3 years old.
I cut out a blue sheet of paper from Bo Bunny Snowfall and mounted the photo onto a piece of hessian .Then I mounted the hessian on to a piece of Kaisercraft paper and layered it on top of a circle of Bo Bunny Snowfall.
I punched out a lot of snowflakes added Diamond stickles to some of them and added them all over to give a 3D efect.
Lastly I added some leaves and a large Prima flower which I added stickles to again.

Sunday, 13 January 2013


A few months ago my Tim Holtz Vagabond started to run slow and smelt a bit like burnt toast.I did not like to say any thing to my partner Dave because when I bought it 18 months before even though it had 25% off at QVC he thought I should buy the Sizzix Big Shot.I informed him the Big Shot looked like the washing mangle my mother used to use and the Vangabond was electronic and looked like a lovely little suitcase when not in use,how wrong could I have been.
Just before Christmas it stopped working and I had to mention it to Dave.Being an electronic engineer I hoped he could repair it.After 1 hour of a lot of *****ing he got it open to find a burnt out motor,a gearbox full of dried up grease and a burnt up PCB and wiring (the bit that makes it work in Ladies terms).His comments are not repeatable but basically in his opinion it was made from cheap Chinese crap. 
Looking on the Scrapbooking forums I found I was not alone with this problem.Some Vagabond had packed up within 4 months and by the looks of the forum rants did not get much satisfaction from the manufacturers. 

Do not fret Ladies the story has a happy ending , along came Father Christmas with a lovely new Sizzix Big Shot.It still looks like a mangle but it is so easy to use and it has NO ELECTRONICS.The other thing Father Christmas bought me so a Distrezz it All machine.This machine distresses paper for fun,up to 6 sheets at a time.It is electronic but was cheap and I didn't buy it.
Please check out the lovely flowers I made with my lovely little Sizzix Big Shot plus the distressing on the paper edges ,so easy to do with my Distrezz it all machine.I have kept my manual distressing tool just in case.
The pictures are from our trip to Rome last year and Dave has just booked a 5 night holiday back to Rome in June,Lucky me.
P.S. This is not a ADVERT   l.o.l


Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy New Year to All

Hi to all you Scrapbookers
This is my first post for three months , I just lost my MO-JO but I am back.
Here are a couple  of mini albums I did on my break.
The albums were both bought from the NEC just before Christmas. A good show but I still think  Ali Pally is a much better show , looking forward to Ali Pally in April.
The first Album is of Dave's grandson Jamie and the second was Dave's 65 birthday treat , a trip to Manchester Uniteds Old Trafford.