Thursday, 20 October 2011

The First One

So here I am doing my first proper blog... I tried this once before a long time ago. I think I posted twice and forgot about it lol... It was an msn in general type of blog from memory. It was years ago, never really gotten into it.
I have a facebook but not a twitter or myspace or anything else..
I follow a couple of other blogs and now that I have my own blog I will probably end up checking out more.
I am unsure how any of it works, so it will be a learning curve.
I did manage to upload a crafty display pic of an altered notebook that I made I will see if i can add another here :) Only one way to learn right?

The above image is of flowers I made using the flower shape at the top of the photo. The flower comes from the Ecrafts fundamental 1 cartridge.
This is another altered journal I made. The heart opens up to reveal the persons name this was made for. It uses pearlex, patterned paper, Prima notary stamp and prima flowers, acetate, grungeboard, gold crackle paint, the heart locket and key is a sizzix die, stickles, ink (mostly cranberry adirondack), Mindscape stamps for the clear embossed bacground, various ribbons, charms, brads and bling.

I am a slow scrapper. Seems to take me ages to get anything significant done. I am a messy scrapper. I always have a big pile of mess around me... Seems if I put someting I was using away I want it five minutes later lol. As I scrap In the kitchen and my paper/cardstock storage system in in the kitchen and my craft cupboard is in the loungeroom it can be annoying to keep getting up to get what I need. Although I could be much better organised. I am trying to learn techniques to be faster (any hints welcome).

I have been watching drew from youtube and ustream. he is amazing and extremely fast (cardofmyeye on youtube and ustream). Creating whole mini albums in a couple of hours. I wish! lol. But one thing I have noticed that might make it a little easier is that he tends to use either a paper stack or papers from the same range. I am going to try this and see if I can do something similar to create a mini.

Youtube is my best friend. The amount of video tutorials I have watched and the techniques I have learnt are unbelievable. If I post a technique that I learnt from a youtube video I will say. I am unsure if I can post links to other peoples things as of yet so need to learn how it all works. But I will tell you who and what where I can.

Anyways this post is getting long and rambly so I shall sign off and try to start crafting enough to post on here what I am working on regularly. Thats my aim anyway :)


1 comment:

  1. This is great work and so creative. Keep up the good work