Thursday, February 24, 2011

A bit of this and a bit of Graphic 45!! ;)

Hey everyone!

I have a few different bits & bobs to show this week :) Firstly, I have to mention my sister-in-law to be's new blog! Its for all things crochet-so check her out & follow along with the crafting fun there

I received my winnings from Lindys Stamp Gang blog hop this week!!! I cant WAIT to try these out!!!

I posted on my blog a while ago the first ATCs I made for a swap-well I  got my swap ATCs back-
The first card with the image of the dragon was made by Mary O'Leary  it has loads of lovely glittery bits & nice heart shaped blings! The card in the middle was made by Geraldine I love the kisses on here and the heart trim! You guys have to check out Geraldines etsy shop for AMAZING embroidered embellishments- And the third card is by Niamh And this card has just a gorgeous vintage feel to it-thanks so much ladies, this was a great first ATC swap for me & I'm looking forward to doing more!!

Also I took part in the paper and goody swap over on the scrapbeach for the month of February as hosted by the lovely Mely-and my partner was Leah over in Texas. I made up a birdsong kit for her again with Lily O'Brien chocs-yummy!!!

 This is the handmade tag I made to match up with the kit using stamps from the collection

 And this is the great kit I received back from Leah-it contained a great selection of goodies for me!
 The kit also contained lovely handmade charms/dangles that Leah made for me. My first ones to receive!!
 This is her gorgeous tag-love the stamped lady and the bling and lace! Its just FAB :)
The other dangle I got-thanks so much again Leah, x.

I had to show some other goodies I got off other friends of mine-
 I got these  AMAZING Tim Holtz die cuts & embossed pages off the lovely Alyson! I had never seen any of these in the "real life" so its so cool to see them & I want a big shot more than ever now :)
These goodies then I received from my friend Judy had seen her using this gorgeous butterfly on her youtube during Marions 31 day challenge and she let me know that she had 2 so she sent me her extra one & I love it so much Judy, you were so generous to send it to me & not only that but she also sent me gorgeous laces in 2 of my fave colours cream & teal! Also you can see in the picture some stamped images and little paper frames & stickers.

I am so lucky to know all of these lovely ladies & am just loving the whole scrapbooking experience!

This year I am determined to get braver with my embellishing etc. and I got amazing trims & laces in an art shop the last day-check these out!!!!!! There are embroidered flowers, laces, crochet laces, rik raks......

And lastly, here are my pages for another page swap I am taking part in over on the scrapbeach-hosted by Elisa :) its a 4x4 page swap using graphic 45s once upon a springtime collection!

 This is the fronts of the 6 pages-I painted the edges of all my pages with rangers metallic gold paint dabber!
 The fronts have a pocket with a tag inside
 I cut the embroidered flower trim I got in my haul and cut off individual flowers to use as an embellishment and I added a swarovski flatback crystal for the centre
 I used an image from the collection for the fronts of each of the tags and I added an eyelet with a little bit of crochet lace for the pull & a Tim Holtz pin!
 I wanted to make the back of the tags look like a postcard to match in with the paper-so I think it turned out ok :)
 The backs of the pages
 I made a little bouquet of flowers-little satin fabric ones & a paper one that I added pink glimmermist to it! I also added a gold glittery 3D butterfly from Anitas and some gold bling
 The back of the page
Like my 'Time flies' I added a little mulberry envelope to the back of my pages with my details in it! I attached them using a Tim Holtz paper clip!

Well, that's it for this week :) Also I must just mention that I now have 71 AWESOME followers on my blog-only 4 more & it will be give away time again!!!!

Thanks so much again everyone,
Aideen X 


  1. Wow you got some major goodies! How fun! I love your pages for the swap! Hopefully I can participate in one soon!

  2. i love it! :)
    posted my second ever blog about our scrapping today, thanks for being my teacher aideen!! :)

  3. Your Springtime page came out very nice. The girls in your swap are going to be thrilled.

  4. Amazing creations Aideen.

    There's a little something on my blog for you!

  5. Hi Aideen! Left you a message at the ScrapBeach...just wanted to say again how thankful I am for winning your blg candy. Thank you very much. I love the kit and I can't wait to get started.