Sunday, 7 November 2010

The morning after ....

What a busy day! All day at the Eclectic Keepsakes crop - home - dinner - then the Celebrating Blog Friendships party all night!
Firstly, a huge thank you to all who commented on my Blog hop post yesterday, I was overwhelmed when I looked this morning! I haven't had time to look at any of the contributions to the party yet. I could have skimmed through them last night but I was tired and wanted to have time to read everyone's posts properly so the plan is to go to Sainsburys in a moment, buy the ingredients for beef stew for lunch, put that in the oven then position myself in front of the computer for a while. The husband thinks it's stew for dinner as it's one of his favourites, but really it's because once it's in the oven I can have two hours uninterrupted blog hopping time ;-)
So yesterday I was at the crop and got loads done. A page with two pictures of my kids. I like to document them frequently as they both like to change their images from time to time and it's nice to see them in various 'looks'.
Then the last of the pictures I want to use from our 30th
Please note the exceptionally pretty butterfly strip in the centre of this, how gorgeous is that? I was lucky enough to be sitting close to 'the other Karen' (the crop is run by two Karens!) and she lent me a new border punch that she had. It's so lovely and the bonus of it is that you also get lots of little butterflies and stars from the paper that gets cut out of the strip. Bonus! I also got to use a rather beautiful heart punch which was perfect for a centre decoration.
Then there was just time to make a card:

See the little butterflies? they are the off cuts from the border that is in the previous photo!
Then onto the real business of the day, the tags:

These are 90% finished but need a bit of hand stitching in places. They are so pretty and I think they would adapt well to being made into cards or embellishments on layouts.
You see now why I was too tired to blog hop comment properly last night! However, I am fresh and ready to go today so am anxious to get to the shops so I can get going properly - gotta go!!!


Sian said...

I read your lovely comment - thank you! You are welcome round here for a hobnob anytime :)

Your tags are lovely - aren't you all scrapped out for a while now?

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are beautiful. I love the butterfly tags, and I agree about yesterday.

Liberty :) said...

the tags are gorgeous!! as are the pages of course! :) x

Jennifer Grace said...

beautiful creations, I really like the heart punched shape, and well done for using the butterflies from the punch waste!

I love cooking meals in my slow cooker so I can get on with blogging or scrapbooking. Well done for letting hubby think it's all for him! x

alexa said...

Gosh, you've been busy! Great idea to be able to use the images left as well as the lacy bit ... Very pretty tags.

Rachel Brett said...

Wow, you have been busy! Lovely projects Deb, hope you had fun blog hopping :)

Denise said...

Lovely tags and lovely layouts,that heart punch is beautiful xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

WOW!! So much creative loveliness in one post! That border punch looks awesome! Was it an EKSuccess one? I like where you're coming from with the stew...I may just have to dig out the ol' crockpot & try that strategy myself!!!

humel said...

Love your projects, gosh, you were busy - no wonder you were tired! And I love those papers :-) Can't wait for the new kit!!