Friday, 27 May 2011

A Captivating Blog Train - This is Me - Stacked Papers Freebie

The Captivating Sistas have joined Rachel to celebrate her birthday this week!
If you haven’t seen all the fun and games visit this post on Rachels blog Here!

Her store is still on sale for 30% off until May 29th, and the freebie links to the ‘This Is Me’ Alpha on her blog and the ‘This Is Me’ Papers on her Facebook fan page are still active until Sunday only! 

Plus a little birdy tells me that if you missed the freebie from the Newsletter on Thursday (‘This Is Me’ Elements), if you sign up by 2pm EST on Sunday May 29th it will be sent out again one final time to all new subscribers so sign up if you haven't already! 

The 'This Is Me' Full Kit will also be available for sale in the store on June 3rd for everyone else who missed it after these freebies end!

Rachel and the Sistas have been creating some pretty awesome stacked papers for you with the This Is Me Kit, you can download all nine papers free by following this fun train!! 

You can download my portion of this freebie HERE, follow the blog links from the list below to the next freebie, all participating Sistas have been noted in the list so if you’ve got lost or missed a paper check all of the blog links below for the freebies!

Don’t forget to check out Rachel’s Sale and enjoy the freebies and leave us some love in the comments while you are here!
These Stacked Paper freebies will only be available for thirty days so snap them up while you can!

Incase you get lost, here's the full list of the train :)

Enjoy your goodies - I hope you like them!

Monday, 28 February 2011

Not Going To Pretend...

So, I'm not going to pretend anymore that I'm going to become a better blogger. It's just not going to happen, no matter how nice my blog looks, once I've finished with the design, it just gets pushed to the bottom of my list. I haven't gotten rid of it though as occasionally I'll make a freebie that I want to offer you and this is the place to do it!!

So in my last post I had a Christmas project in hand, well I just quickly want to show you the end result...
I ended up using a stocking template from Hybrid by Samara and also Christmas Whimsy by SuzyQ Scraps. I added a little tag and Christmas brad and then filled with the gift voucher and a few choccies! I think they turned out quite well (I know the recipients liked them!), although in hind sight, next time I may add some ribbon or something as well :)

Anyway, onto the freebie! Are you taking part in Project: Love, Me? Well, I'm trying my best to keep up with it because I really want to have a book about me as a person not just Mummy, to be able to share with my kiddies when they're older. I'm nearly finished with February's pages, and for the week 1 prompt I made this page...
I used the PLM kit: iLove by SuzyQ Scraps & Ziggle Designs, and I want to share with you the mask I made for my page.
So here ya go! Just click on the image to download from - enjoy!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!!

It seems to always be at the back of my mind these days - has been since the end of October I think! I'm always trying to think of ways to get crafty for Christmas - some days I have a really good idea & I think today is one of those days! Yay me lol!!
So here's my idea - at Christmas we ALWAYS end end giving a gift voucher/certificate to at least one person - this year it's about three or four as we simply couldn't come up with any ideas for presents! One thing that gets to me though when giving vouchers is that I feel bad that the person won't have anything to unwrap come Christmas day.
At first I thought 'I know! I'll make a cute voucher card/holder like this one - which is still on my wish list incidentally...(images are linked btw)
But then I saw this in Krisi's store (which I bought) and which led me to think of something else...
What if I could fill a hybrid box/bag with chocolates (candy for my U.S friends :) ) and then kind of hide the voucher inside with the choccies! Not only will the person get a lovely sweet treat so I feel like we're actually giving them a present lol, but they'll also have the nice surprise of a gift voucher inside!
Then my idea got even better! I remembered that I had these delicious brads that I got in a local craft shop in a sale...
And I think they are going to co-ordinate beautifully with Christmas Whimsy by SuzyQ Scraps...
My idea is that I could make a flap top bag/box and use these to tie some ribbon round to seal the flap - like you see on these kind of envelopes...
So I am now in search of a flap bag/box template - I shall be back to let you know how I get on!