Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Where have I been?

Hi everyone,

Now I know not a lot of people read my little patch of the world wide web - but I am hoping there may be a couple of you who have been wondering where I disappeared to this last week. I have been around but sadly not much time to create or even update my blog. I really do need to get more organised with my time but I am afraid that is something that is going to be a bit on the short side over the coming weeks. DD7 (8 on Friday) is part of the junior dance group at school. There are 30 gorgeous kids in her dance group that need costumes for an upcoming performance. Yep you guessed where this is going - who is the stupid Mum who said "yes I can use a sewing machine", when asked? That's right me!!! All the other Mum's were not stupid and they answered "No". So over the coming weeks I will be sewing rather than card making. I haven't even made my swaps for convention that is at the end of this month. The costumes need to be completed before the end of the month. Also the Mothers Day stall at school is coming up next week and as Convenor of the Parents Group at school I have to make sure that all goes smoothly. There are over 700 presents to wrap so that is what I am doing today, tomorrow and the day after...

Anyway enough of me whinging. I did come on here today to show you a couple of cards I made recently. I purchased the Simply Scored when it came out in the Autumn-Winter mini and it is fabulous. It is in Imperial measurements but we have a metric plate that can be placed onto it. If you make boxes or 3D items it is a must have. So much quicker and more accurate than using the scoring blade on your cutter. It is also fantastic for making rosettes. Rosettes are a great way to use up those left over scraps of DSP that you have lying around. You can use them for almost anything - scrapping, cards, decorations for boxes, jars etc. Here I have a couple of cards.

All the DSP on both of these cards is scrap from the Twitterpated DSP in the current Mini.

Dawn Olchefske from Dostamping with Dawn has a great You Tube video on how to make these beauties. Click here to check it out. She covers everything that you could possibly want to know about how to make these.

Anyway off to have my shower and get the day started correctly. With a bit of luck and some careful time management I should be back in a couple of days with something else for you.

Thanks for looking.

'Til next time,


1 comment:

Margaret said...

Beautiful! I just love the rosettes and the little flower punches on top are fantastic!
I'm having a hard time squeezing paper crafting into my schedule as well! Hopefully after next week, I will find more free time to play!
Hope your sewing is going well and that you squeeze in some time to make those lovely swaps!!


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