1 June 2012

Missing what you haven't got

It's true that sometimes we don't appreciate what we've got until we haven't got it any more. For the last few weeks my home internet service has been ropey at best, and mostly non-existent. And yes, I missed having it there. Apart from not being able to look things up for Mr Mole's work, checking emails and of course, visiting UK Scrappers, it meant I couldn't update my blog either.

I'm hoping to put that right now that the problem has, fingers crossed, been fixed.

So, some crafty-type pix!

This is our handsome black cat, Oscar, snapped on the steps of our patio. I was quite brave in cropping the photo which is one of my favourites of him. and a little different from his usual photo pose.

The papers and card stock come from a bargain pack from Sue at PaperArts. The oddments of ribbons, lace, jewels, flowers etc came from my existing stash. The more solid embellishments are bits of earrings which I have either only one of, or don't wear any more. The wooden bird (top right) and the punch which shaped the title tag again, came from PaperArts.

You can see (above) more of the wooden bird detail, and where I've added some bling.

I inked the edges of the label cut-out and used some sparkly letters for the title. I've used sticky fixers to raise the title up a little.The lace (donated by my mum!) is sewn into a flower and although you can't see it properly, has a button in the centre, complete with a strand of embroidery floss. There's also a paper flower created with a Marianne Createables die, purchased from, yes, you've guessed, PaperArts.

You can see a bit more detail om the last two photos - they show the flower, raffia (from a gift we received .. the packaging was almost as exciting to my inner crafter as the contents!) and the two earrings.

Hope you enjoyed taking a closer look.

1 comment:

  1. It's a lovely layout and Oscar's gorgeous!