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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Scrapbooking with friends

Yesterday I went down to Scrapbook Magic with my friend Moya for the scrapbooking workshop.  This year Margaret has decided to go with mixed media layouts and we both loved our time there.  It was great to catch up with the ladies again and as usual lots of laughter was had.

I put the final touches to my January layout this morning before going into work.  I took this photo on one of our morning walks, it had been frosty overnight but as the sun was warming up it created a lovely mist.

Still love gathering quotes and this is what I hope to do on all my Scrapbook Magic layouts this year.  The snowflake die is a Tattered Lace die and I've cut them from Kraft cardstock, some of them I added Irridescent embossing powder to for a little sparkle.  The icicle trim at the bottom of the photo are Tim Holtz Frozen Alpha Parts and I have used white and irridesecent embossing powders on them as they are clear to begin with.  Was a little worried with them being plastic but they withstood the embossing process.

I hope to add the finishing touches to the February page tomorrow.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Almost halfway

I know there are some people that are disappointed with my infrequent blog posts for which I apologise but other than my solo stitching there is very little other crafting going on.  I have managed to get quite a bit of stitching done this past week and I am almost at the halfway point of the solo stitching project.

Just a little more stitching on the left hand side to complete and then I can start on the bottom half of the project.  I only have 25 days before the birthday it is intended for.  It is a deadline I don't think I am going to make but I will purchase an interim present for the actual day and then hand this one over as a belated surprise.  I will endeavour to get it done as close to the birthday as possible but I am determined to enjoy this project rather th a  feel undue pressure.  As the recipient has no idea I am doing it does help.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Stitching update

I have managed to add a few more stitches to the gift stitch but no where near as many as I would have liked.

I'm hoping to be able to get more hours in on it over the next week.