Had a ball at the crop on Wednesday, but so much chatting and raucus laughter meant I only got a couple of pages done! Here's one of the two... Using mostly Rose Moka goodies, it's nice to get a bit of brightness to cheer up our dark winter days we seem to have now!!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
There's a new challenge over at Scrapshemes - the scheme this time was some cool wall art and here's what I created. I used some MOO cards on this and I love the small size and unusual shape!!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
While Becks did sterling work on QVC this afternoon, you may have spotted a few of my projects.. including the two most famous Newfies in the UK! I didn't get a chance to watch at work but having watched it back on Sky Plus - the funniest thing was that Martha thoroughly enjoyed it! She recognised herself, Lola and Me!! She barked and licked the screen and generally enjoye two hours of Shopping TV crafting!! Gotta love that Newf!!
Posted by Katy at 5:22 PM
Monday, October 27, 2008
So these are the very last kickings of the papers from my Studio Calico kit... it was a wonderfully understated collection and was so easy to wok with!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Some things are fleeting... you wait the longest time for something and before you get a good look at it it's gone...
It's true of that elusive bird shot... just a couple of frames fired off whle you cross your fingers you've nailed exposure in the contrasty autumn sunshine.
Friday, October 24, 2008
When it first arrived the teeny tags were my least favourite bit of the September Studio Calico kit. However i've used lots of them now and they are actually growing on me! On this page featuring a 'stick-crazy' Martha, I've used them as a backing to my title.Jo. It gives you the look of a page torn froma notebook so is great for a 'shabby chic' look.
I'm seriously getting down to the last dregs of this months Studio Calico kit now, I've got one more page in progress on my desk that I think will more or less wipe it out! It's probably a good thing though as apart from a couple of outstanding DT commitments it's all needing to be packed away for a bit of DIY.... yuk!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
More lucious Studio Calico goodness again today, I adore layering up the texture and there are some fabulous trims and ribbons in the kit along with flowers in a mixture of materials, which i've mixed in with some of the BG White Chocolate Delilah chipboard alphas.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Once you get used to iGoogle it becomes a little bit like your mobile phone, your car or your iPod.... you wonder how you ever got along without it. That one little page set as your homepage will let you fire quick posts up to your blog, let you Twitter (see further down on the sidebar for more info on that), lets you keep track of all your favourite blogs and also gives you access to a multitude of other essential applications...
Here's a quick list of my favourites widgets!
1. Google Reader - Blog Hop the easy way.
2. Blogger - Blog the quick and easy way without even leaving your homepage.
3. iTwitter - Instant access to share what you are doing right now with the world
4. Wikipedia - The essential resource to find out anything... fast
5. Curency Converter - Make sure your US shopping is as cheap as you hope it's going to be!
6. Weather - Track the upcoming weekend weather to help you get through your week.
7. Daily Horoscope - I don't believe a word of it..... but still HAVE to read it!
8. Word of the Day - I'm always up for the challenge of sneaking this into casual conversation!
9. Quotes - Mildly inspiring, often poignant and always fun.
10 News Headlines - Keep your finger on the pulse... great for sounding 'up to the minute' knowledgeable!
If that isn't enough you can also have a gorgeous 'theme' for your page. Recently a whole new batch were released and I can't tell you how happy I was to find a 'Paul Frank' one in the mix. The main header pic changes every so often to a selection of fabulous designs! Here's a few from today!
Posted by Katy at 1:14 PM
Monday, October 20, 2008
There's something warm and reassuring about the new Studio Calico kit, it's got a real Autumn vibe going on and the sort of palette that goes with all my pictures at the moment.here and here for the lowdown on last years offerings!
As a thankyou for one great idea i've got one of these Dark Chocolate BasicGrey chipboard albums to give away to one lucky reader!!
Leave me an idea in the comments section and i'll pick one at the end of the week!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The girls were out and about yesterday... the big chickens enjoyed a good gallop around in the chilly sunshine including mugging me for corn from their treat pot and clambering on various bits of garden furniture! The Pekins are still a bit little to come out... (I'm a bit scared they'll hide in a bush!) i think i may need to fashion some sort of larger run to get them (and me) used to it!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
By day or night Newfies love to be out and about exploring - here's Martha in her ususal pose, loving these frame filling shots though!
Including her in total bliss with her eyes shut!
And Lola out for a night time jaunt round the block at about 10.30pm last night!
Friday, October 17, 2008
I broke out the Rosa Moka again at the crop - it's one of those ranges that everyone oohs and aahs over! Once I wrestled it back form the girls, I knocked this one up.... it features Martha complete with bib enjoying a pub lunch just after my Birthday last month. I've added some Thickers and some Doodlebug Jewels and Velvet Brads.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The new challenge for A True Friend is all about health. My girls adore visiting the vets so i'd love to do a page about that, however I think I might bet a few funny looks if I started taking pics of the staff there! So instead I've done a page about Lola's 'metalwork' that she now has - it's not a terribly happy thing to remember so i've focused on her being out about about having fun after all the hassle!
The page features some of the October Studio Calico kit along with a gorgeous Hambley tree. (continuign my tree phase!)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I seem to be having a 'Tree' phase at the moment! This times it's the GORGEOUS Sassafras Woodland Whimsy range - and who, quite frankly, could resist it!