Monday, 30 May 2011

How pretty .............

always seems nicer to have a cuppa in a propa these purchased today from Homebargains.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Hanna box - finished - just got to give it to her now

As will be presented, although don't know whether to give it in this box - will have to wait and see how I feel on the day.

The box - within a gift box to be presented

The box-card when open

The obligatory AGE - 40 - done with card and yellow stickles for pence - to buy at Hobbycraft you are talking of, at least £1.99.

These flowers were stuck in with glossy accents and so have dried firm so they won't squash - and glittered with yellow stickles.

two of the butterflies - printed onto transparencies and coloured with sakura glitter gel pens. - Better IRL

one of the decoupaged large flowers & a little metal dragonfly embellishment

Friday, 27 May 2011

I have neglected Slimming World

And paying the price - am 5.5lb's heavier than my lightest - I don't want to be - I am back on track as of tomorrow - Saturday 28th May, 2011 - want to lose 8.5lb's to be at target in the next MONTH.......................I can do it, I know I can.

Dreadful day at work.....................I am fed up falling in line with one member of the 'so called' team - sick of her, we had a blow up, she stomped about like a spoiled brat. Nuff said, forget it and get on. What is it with NHS staff?

Can't do any more on Hannah's exploding 40th Birthday box until I receive the yellow stickles - ebay member has posted, just hope I get it tomorrow as it's Hannash Birthday on 7th and will need to take it up to her.

Still got to go meet Makensie yet - so much to do.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

J&C Wedding Anniversary Exploding Box You Tube link


it included 40 photo's and CD's of 40 years of music - they loved it.

PLEASE excuse the Brummie Accent - LOL

hope this works.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

more of Hannahs box

I decided to decoupage the big flowers on the drop down sides of the box to give the inside a bit more dimension.

love the card which I cuttlebugged styalised flowers (think it's called) into it - to make the sides more sturdy.

butterflies printed onto transparencies and coloured with sakura gels - glitter gels - lovely IRL - part of the explosion.......loving them.

start of Hannahs Exploding Box

Saturday, 21 May 2011

I feel clean! & tidy & wanting to do a LO

Alas, I cannot - spent the morning so far getting my desk tidied up - it was such a mess, very dusty and grubby, quite disgusting - I like a tidy space to craft normally, but have done so many exploding boxes - heat embossing and glittering that it was EVERYWHERE - so now it looks nice, no time to do any crafting today J&C's 40th Wedding Anniversary Meal tonight - gotta get my hair dye on - get clothes sorted - shoes retrieved from the back of the wardrobe. They receive their exploding box tonight, so hope it goes down well.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Phew - FINALLY finished the exploding box for J&C's 40th Wedding Anniversary

Well this has taken for EVER - weeks on my work table and cost in the region of £ not cheap, but I am pleased with the final result - still think it's a bit big but it holds 40 photo's altogether and the white and the red roses represent Christines Wedding Dress. I hope they like it - I think they will. The 8 CD's cover 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's music. Disappointed that unlike all my other exploding boxes - this one, doesn't explode open as the CD's flat bottom stands up IYKWIM - I should have left a cm space at the bottom and then it may have 'fell open' - but all in all - it's OK.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Sunday morning ...............

Where do the weekends go - OK I still have nearly 24 hours before work but I cannot believe where Saturday went.

Christine rang last night and she said they had been looking through old photo's and had been very emotional over the 40 years they'd looked at for their Ruby Wedding anniversary, so I hope the Exploding Memory Box I have made will be a bit hit - and the CD's in there too.

Fingers crossed.

Trying to get it finished today.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Just a little something

Card with chipboard letters stuck down and then duct tape stuck over the top

Alcohol inked

The finished hanging

AND then some - at times !

In situ

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Now assembling ..................

Yes still on J&C's exploding memories box

40 photo titles - typed then DST onto white card then DST on to black holographic card and then cut/trimmed to size - didn't realise how long these 40 photo titles would take to make up. PHEW

40 photographs of which 3 quarters have had to be printed - all 40 have been cropped and tidied - didn't realise how long 40 photo's take to sort !