Mag Roundup & Packing!

August 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm 8 comments

Morning! I’m just posting some of the projects I’ve been squirrelled away creating. These ones are in the current issue of Crafts Beautiful. They’ve loaded in a strange order but I’m out and about whilst posting so you’ll have to bear with me!20140802-120611-43571454.jpg

Despite having only just broken up from school (& my US friends are about to send their kids back!), here’s a trio of ‘Back To School’ ideas guaranteed to help smooth the re-entry back into lunch boxes and new teachers ( or at least make you feel a little better about it 😉) I’ve used a Lawn Fawn stamp set called ‘A Good Apple’ 20140802-120608-43568556.jpg

This set of 5 projects continues my series on ‘5 ways with..’ I chose to do some ombré style stamping with stamps from Hero Arts combined with some bright and cool papers from Basic Grey20140802-120611-43571906.jpg




This last pic gives you a good idea of the colour and shows you how I slip up sometimes. In order to write the copy for the mag, I need to take the measurements and details. On this occasion I was running late and had written down all the details but not how to create them. Without a photo of each project ( which I tend to use for the blog too), I can’t remember exactly what each project looks like, so I had to rip open the package, photograph them whilst sitting in the car and package them up quick before racing to the Post Office!
I’ve been doing another sort of packing.
Helping my older boy get ready to go on camp.
It’s easy to forget he’s not very old- he acts reasonably maturely ( ahem…) most of the time. But at the grand old age of 10, going away for the first time is a big deal.
We’d chatted through and made a list. I was amazed how he turned up telling me that he was all packed.
I had visions of a tangle of screwed up clothes.
‘Oh no, Harriet helped me pack and showed me exactly how to do it’.
I quizzed him a little more.
‘I have rolled up each item so it doesn’t crease’ and promptly gave me a demonstration.
Big sister done good!
There was little that needed adding and apart from a quick check, that was the easiest packing I’ve ever done.
Or not done 😉!
So now we’re packing him off to camp and hoping that returns in roughly the same condition.
I’m expecting a few additions like extra mud, wet clothes and a few minuses like not all his clothes returning.

See you soon, after I’ve done lots of hugging and ‘goodbye-ing’! x

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  • 1. conil  |  August 2, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Always hard to let them go out on their own for the first time. Always interesting to find what they return home with, as well. Hmmm. In any case these cards are lovely…ombre always makes me happy.


  • 2. Virginia Lu  |  August 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Congrats on your pubs!! I love the Ombre effect on your card. I am sure your big/little boy will totally enjoy himself with the camping experience!


  • 3. tsurutadesigns  |  August 2, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    GORGEOUS eye candy!
    P.S. I love it when you leave me comments or we chat on FB because I always learn new fun words from YOU.


  • 4. Carole Zorzo  |  August 2, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Congrats on your publication…love all your fab projects here!


  • 5. massofhair  |  August 2, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Fab makes Keren! Sounds busy at your house, hope all gone smoothly and everything returns 🙂 xxx


  • 6. Sabrina Alery  |  August 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Such a gorgeous collection of cards here!! Love how kids take care of each other and i am sure camp will be a fun adventure!


  • 7. Ros Crawford  |  August 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Wonderful projects my friend!


  • 8. Michelle  |  August 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    There’s just never enough hours in the day are there….great projects.



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