Saturday, February 28, 2009

really cool tape

Sticky tape, packing tape, parcel tape, call it what you will - I've been looking at some really cool stuff.

I love tape. I don't know why, but I do. I've been looking for some fun tape to use in crafty projects but haven't come across any in 'real life' - only on the internet. BUT, the ones I've been looking at on the internet are really cool.

this keyboard tape from here

this cloud tape from here (I really really want some of this tape)

Oooo pretty damask tape from here

this tape reminds me of The IT Crowd credits (see them here)

how cute is this?! I wonder if the little story repeats itself or whether it's one massively long story. I like to think the latter.

I like the hearts. I think the bottom one looks quite fun too - it reminds me a bit of the illustrations from The Mighty Boosh.
you know I love polka dots :o)

I LOVE this one! Not only are the picnic illustrations wonderful and the colours are oh-so-pretty, but there's a Playmobil lady standing beside it! Brilliant!

FABRIC tape?! This probably isn't a new invention but I've never used fabric tape before. This is gorgeous. These last few tapes were all from here. Yes, that's right, none of them sold in the UK. [insert huge sad face here]

Do any of you know where I could get these in the UK? {especially that lovely cloud tape} Let me know if you do. That would make me very happy. 

[if you're interested in more tape, Reuben Miller does a tape review here and also show off some cool designs here]

Thursday, February 26, 2009

it's a canvas!

I am really pleased with this. It's 'scrapbooky', but it's on a CANVAS. Exciting or what?!

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels,
but I have not love,
I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
And if I have prophetic powers, 
and fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have a faith that can move mountains,
but I have not love, I am nothing.
If I give away all I have,
and if I deliver up my body to be burned,
but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way;
it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing,
but rejoices with the truth.
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never ends. 
As for prophecies, they will pass away; 
as for tongues, they will cease;
as for knowledge, it will pass away. 
For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
but when the perfect comes, the imperfect disappears.
When I was a child I spoke like a child,
I though like a child, I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.
For now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror;
then we shall see face to face.
Now I know in part;
then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.

But the greatest of these is love.

Dress-making patterns, paper, ribbon, sheet music and paint. I don't really think I can call this a painting because a minimal amount of paint was used. For now, I'm just calling it a canvas. Right now, it's propped up in front of the TV. I'm sure it will find a better home in due course.

I'm having a bad few weeks: constant helmet headaches, sore throat, feeling as though I've been trampled on by a horse... I'm a lot slower at the moment - having to scrape all of my concentration together just to eat some cereal. And to make it worse, I have a huge to-do list. Urgh. I have so many creative ideas but I have to put them on hold until I've got on top of life again. But my favourite scrapbook page is still on my easel and this canvas is on display, so at least I can look at these and smile, because I've made some cool things this month.

Friday, February 20, 2009


This is my absolute favourite.

Here's a tip for you: if you're planning on using a page of text in your work, read it scrupulously. I was really pleased with this cute little frame I covered in a dictionary page. It wasn't until I looked at this photo that I realised I hadn't checked this page well enough before using it.

Incredibly unfortunate. Can you see it? If not, GREAT! I did, of course cover the word with an additional glittery heart. I really didn't want another heart on there - I thought it looked BEAUTIFUL the way it was. But it wasn't to be. So here's the frame, with 'that word' covered up:

We laughed quite a bit at this. Have a wonderful weekend :o)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

when are polka dots not fun?

That was a rhetorical question but, just in case you're unsure, I will answer it for you: polka dots are always fun.

[Warning: private joke alert]
Believe it or not, those two phrases caused a lot of amusement that day.

Stepped out of my comfort zone for this one. Oooo FREEHAND cutting. PAINT. Printing with bubble wrap?! And yes, I am trying the handwriting again. The next page I'm going to show you is a lot more 'me' and definitely my favourite page EVER out of all of my scrapbook pages. It's a good one. I think you'll like it. ALSO, I've just realised that there's a page that I did weeks ago which I still haven't shown you and that is also one of my faves so far. But it's not as good as the one I finished today (which is my best ever).

In case you're wondering, the last bit of handwriting is written using the IPA and it says: YEAH BABY! Oh IPA, I I love thee. I wish I could do my Linguistics degree all over again. But that would be pointless.

Well, I'm off to do some dusting. FUN. (Note the sarcasm there) Although, if there's ice on your windscreen, you de-ice it, so should dusting be called 'de-dusting'? 

Monday, February 16, 2009

is every new page a new favourite?

It certainly seems that way! I feel as though I keep saying, "this is my new favourite". Well this really is my new favourite.

I'd quite like to get my flower girl to write on this piece of journaling paper. That would be nice.

And here's the really cool bit...

A letter from our flower girl, hidden in the little blue envelope (I mean the letter is hidden in the envelope, not the flower girl!).

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I spent my weekend with excellent friends and lots of cake.

Mr Pippa bought two bunches of flowers for me yesterday. I was VERY cross when I saw the price tag: £7. I think he knew what my reaction would be, so I'm sure he thoroughly enjoyed telling me to turn the price tag over: £1.75! That's more like it. Well done Mr Pippa :o)

Friday, February 13, 2009

I have a thing for putting things in colour order

This is my wardrobe. I think you already knew about my colour-ordering obsession though. 

I've changed my mind about that sneak peak I showed you - it's completely not finished. So instead, here's a sneak peak of a different page. This one might even be my favourite so far.

Hope you're having a nice Friday :o)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

sale now on

I'm having a little sale in my Folksy shop until 20th Feb. Anything you fancy?

I was going to show you this scrapbook page, but I've decided that it's not finished, so I might show it to you tomorrow.

Also, I think I've just made the best scrapbook page I will ever make. I love it. I've got it on display on my easel. I'll show you that later. Right now, I'm trying to catch up with life (it got put on hold while we had snow!).

Cheerio for now. 

Saturday, February 7, 2009

shop update

There are more badges in the shop, and more on the way.

Fancy browsing the badges, past and present? Here they are.

Friday, February 6, 2009

his creation will live on

photos taken by Mathmos

Hans Beck, the creator of Playmobil died today at age 79. His creation will certainly live on in our household.

that scrapbook page with my handwriting

You know what? I don't think my handwriting looks too bad here.

I did this page a few weeks ago but the original sticky label was a disaster (I used the wrong pen and it smudged). This is a new favourite page of mine.

Ooo look! It's another badge! Nothing quite like a handmade scrapbook embellishment :o)

What do you think? You see that bit of vellum attached with brads? I thought that was a rub-on. I completely destroyed a different bit of vellum by rubbing it - insisting that it was a rub-on. No, it's just vellum. And I'll know that for next time.