Saturday, April 16, 2011

Finally a giveaway

Well I have had a busy crafting week.  Tuesday was our scrappin girls, Friday was our card making girls and today Evelyn and I made a layout together!

I grabbed some stuff from my stash, I think there is about 12 papers, scrappers floss, a Whiff of Joy Stamp, Kaiser Flowers, Heart tags, some material, a chipboard album, a paper piercing and a Santa Die cut thingy.
I will also add a surprise as this is just a scratch on what I have to get rid of.
So just leave me a comment and I will do random org to pick a winner!

Here is the layout that Evelyn and I did today, this is the ONLY photo that my mum (and Evelyn's mum) have of all the girls in her family - four years later her mum (my Nana) and one of their sisters had died.  Nana was only 38 - that's nearly two years younger than I am now - Hard to comprehend!
 Here is a close up of the chipboard - I covered it with dimensional magic and then painted over it with clear crackle paint, then used distress ink's to bring out the cracks:
I am really happy with the layout as it is my first Heritage attempt - even though I had some help with papers and ideas from Diane and Evelyn lay ed out the bits and pieces.  I distressed, typed and added to the bits - a real good duel effort!
I also made (copied and I am sorry I am not sure from who) a sympathy card - something that I don't have in my stash of cards and to be honest I hope I don't have to use!

Well that's about it from me - hope you are all safe - especially in Christchurch tonight as we felt the aftershock down here tonight.  Here is a picture to make you smile (well it did for me) my fat cat Basil helping himself to Jamie's computer! 
Have a safe weekend everyone:
Thanks for stopping by!



Trace said...

Yep she was a goody tonight. Love your cats nice warm sleeping place...she must have been busy googling lol. Don't pop me in your draw Rachel, I have trouble enough using all my stash lol. Love your layout.

Joanne said...

Hi ya, good job, layout is brill, and card very nice, swirl looks good too. Watch out you will be od-ing on crafting!!! :)

Today for Tomorrow said...

You and Ev's heritage layout is gorgeous. Well done. Love the finish on the lamp and the charcoal flower looks good - have that one sitting on the one I am planning at the mo. As for Bazzil "What a hoot!" Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful layout Rachel - nice to keep the old photos. Sorry I didn't make it down to card making at yours on Friday night, maybe one day.
Jenn from Ash

mandyb said...

i LOVE where cats chose to sleep!! i suppose that laptop is warm!!!
as for your pretty!!

maddy hill said...

Such a beautiful and cherished layout Rachel .xx
I have only ever made one sympathy card - i just cant bear to make them. Yours is so elegant and i am sure will be of comfort.

Keep safe ! I have only ever felt one earthquake here in the uk and i nearly crapped my pants ! I thought my boiler was about to explode ! lol
have a good day xx
love maddy x

Axel....{Carol} said...

haha love that cat and your cards are gourgeous