Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Rainy days With not a lot of inspiration..

Well today was a little drab, When I am unwell i find myself really wanting to get up and about especially into the craft room but it wasn't going to be.

About 6 months ago, I got a Impress Craft dragon,, I make lot of cards and am a gadget fiend... but till today i had hardly looked at it with all the health things going on.

So, I took it, set it up (it takes seconds) but hit a problem... the acetate guide didn't fit! I honestly believed I was being thick  but i looked at demos etc, and sure enough mine was not sitting the way it should.
I got through to craft Dragon and spoke to the lovely man who invented it.... he immediately told me he would replace the mat and give me some extra foil.  he then took me through a few tips of getting a good result each time. I am so very impressed (excuse the pun) with their customer service... and Now I intend to make it pay for itself. So, my next investment will be a set of type set letters so i can truly personalize with foil invites, cards etc etc.... I found that requests and commissions i was getting regarding foiling, just became to expensive if i had to rely on having custom dies made. So watch this space!!!

By the time  had lesson 1 of  craft dragon tutorial, I was shattered and in pain again so headed back to my favourite place.... The sofa! 

I had a look through my files of pics and decided to just let some jump out at me. So I chose some of my daughters Communion. I lost my mum in February, so when i see photo's of her looking so well and happy, it makes me feel sad that i miss her, but also gives me a boost to do something productive (he was the hardest working woman i ever met, who had enough difficulties thrown at her throughout her life to drown in, but she always came up and battled them head on...

 So, I have scrapped a page of my daughters communion.... it probably isn't the most technical  or prettiest of pages but it's very special to me.

Maybe I need to  find a challenge for this one.... (I am enjoying these challenges purely as it gives me chance to look at so many other peoples inspiring work :) .... be back in 5 :)...................................................

ok..... I found a nice challenge that has some amazing LO's .... it is Digital sweet challenges andthe challenge is all about using multiple photo's.

So here is my LO

Hopefully will do something more productive tomorrow. xx


  1. This very gorgeous and creative! Thanks for sharing it with us at Digitally Sweet!

  2. I absolutely love that journalling!! Very pretty LO and creative. Thanks for sharing with us at Digitally Sweet this week!!

  3. oh such a stunning page - love it
    Ann xxx

  4. I love this page:) I am so glad your mother was able to be there for it! And the journaling is precious! Thanks for joining us at

    Elizabeth DSDT

  5. Beautiful layout, love the blended photo.
    Thank you for playing at Digitally Sweet.

    Hugs Ali x


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