Monday, 27 October 2014

Trip to Manchester

Went to Manchester for the day last week! We've been meaning to go back as we didn't get much chance to look around when we went in July. We've got a university project to create a documentary video, and I wanted to do mine about dinosaurs... and we'd never been to Manchester Museum... 
It was fantastic! It's as good as the Natural History Museum, if not better. After that, we had a wander around the shops in Manchester.
Die Cuts With A View - Gilded Paper
K&Co border and embellishment bird
Papermania Madame Payraud and All Aboard tape
Grace Taylor die cuts (plus the gridded packaging they came in!)

Recollections 'The Sweetest Thing' paper
Gorjuss memory pocket
Gold skeleton leaves
Using up lots of scraps to make the circles!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Nice surprise!

Postman just handed me a big box with these 12x12 scrapbook pads inside... Guess who's won another giveaway! (This time it's from Scrapbook Magazine)

I had a day off today but I haven't done any crafting... because we're going up to Hobbycraft on Thursday and who knows what goodies I'll pick up... But maybe not more scrapbook paper as I have enough to last a lifetime...!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Made another Christmas Card!

I'm on a roll today... but this is the last one, I'm saving the rest for when mum gets home so we can make some together.

Again I've used mainly Letter To Santa products (decoupage, papers, ribbon, die cut)
Also Create Christmas wooden embellishment and ribbon.

Won a Photography competition!

A few weeks ago we went to the Festival of the Plough... They were running a Photography competition... winner gets their picture on the front of next year's guide book, a bottle of wine, and a framed print of the winning photo.
My parents and I took around a camera each... and snapped away!
We each put our best photo on the FOP facebook page...
Last sunday, this happened....

"And the winner is.......

Emilie Grant. Stunning colour and interest in foreground and background. Nicely done. You're on the front cover next year."

I was in shock... While we were there, we saw so many people with SLR cameras with the big lenses... and then I won it with my little bridge camera.
I did spend some time composing the perfect shot... here it is!

I have yet to hear of that bottle of wine and framed print....
I'll give them another week... if I've heard nothing, I shall enquire...
(I'll be giving the wine to my parents, though; I prefer Cherry Cola...)

First Christmas card of the year!

Hi everyone,
Been absent because uni has started up again... in 5 days a week... tiring. And they're getting everybody up to the same level so right now it's rather zzzzzz. I'm doing Digital Media Production, which is basically video, photography, design etc.

Anyway, my mum won a docrafts prize draw and a big box of christmas goodies came this week  (I won the creativity club draw and won lots of Roald Dahl stuff but I wasn't keen on it so I gave it to my cousin!) These christmas goodies plus the stuff docrafts sent me to say sorry for the website not working for me... means altogether all I've spent on xmas cards this year is just under £5...!

Today I've got a free day, my parents are on holiday and Nathan's gone to Manchester for a gaming tournament... house to myself... means cover the craft room in so much stuff that I can't actually see the desk... right?!

So, first Christmas card...

Used mainly the Papermania Letter To Santa Collection (papers, bows, ribbon, die cut)
Also used Create Christmas jingle bells and wooden shape, and Bellissima papers.
My hexagon die set also came in handy!