Friday, 27 February 2009

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." ...Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple).

I thought that was an interesting quote, since that's kind of what we are all doing by writing and reading each others blogs, (well I know 4 of you read this one sometimes).

Anyway I digress, I am off to one of my monthly crops tomorrow. I really love the two crops I go to, it's a day out with friends and I get uninterrupted crafting time.


The packing up and deciding what to take is terribly stressful. I can't take all my stash with me, so I need to decide what I am going to work on and take what I need (which inevitably never happens as friend K will witness).

So far I have nothing prepared and nothing packed up. I need to print photos, find papers and embellies, cut titles etc.


I am sat here blogging and reading blogs, I've had a little nose on a ng I frequent, and I'm listening to music.


Answers on a postcard please.

Ok I'm going to do it now, I promise :-)

Thursday, 26 February 2009

I am easily excited. It doesnt take much.

A trip to Ikea. A new Expedit bookcase. Meatballs and chips for tea. A grand total of four followers on my blog! You see what I mean?

My brother and I ventured to our local Ikea last night to get me an Expedit while they were still half price. The idea is that I am going to clear out and refurbish my scraphovel but thats a way off yet, so the Expedit is a big brown cardboard monolith lurking over me in my bedroom. Hmm maybe I should 'alter' it?

Hope it doesnt fall over in the night and squish me!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Mothers' Day is coming up.

I guess I had better work out a couple of cards for the boys at work who will forget, and hope I can save them at the last minute.

This is a bunch of flowers I made for my Mum last year when she was in hospital and wasn't allowed to have real flowers. She isnt with us now, but these sit on my desk and still look just as bright and cheerful.

The vase was a baby food jar covered in patterned tissue paper. The flowers are cut on the Cricut using Accent Essentials cart, then stuck either side of the stalks using foampads. You could use gardening wire or something like that for the stalk, I was lucky I found an old green cane decoration in the pound shop that I chopped up. The centres of the flowers are metallic stickers from Paperchase.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Welcome to my blog.

I've been told I should have one - so here it is, and since it needed a name, I came up with Serendipity (as in happy accident) and Paper cuts (cos thats mostly what I do).

I use my Circut mostly but have been known to break out a scalpel or pair of scissors now and then to chop up paper into little bits and stick them back together again. When I put it like that it seems kind of pointless, but you all know thats not true, right?

Here is a little taste of things to come. This is a card I made for valentines day last week. The inside says "not stupid".

The words were welded together and also welded to the back of the card, using Design Studio. The pale pink is a vellum liner I made so I had something to stick "not stupid" without it showing through the holes in the front.

I hope the recipient found it as funny as their other half and I did.