Saturday, 15 May 2010

Missing in action... again *rolls eyes*

No more apologies... life gets in the way and blogging has to go on a back burner... hey ho! So what's been going on in the Stevenson household since I last blogged? Well life has been pretty much the same old... school, looked after children, Beavers, gymnastics... you get the idea. We have has some good weather though so we have spent a lot of time outside which is always a good thing.
Drew is almost walking... he can stand unaided (when the mood takes him), and I think it will be only a matter of time before he is off.... and then boy will I know it!!! I had a scare with him on Thursday when he started to choke. I did the whole patting on the back thing but it didn't work and he ended up going blue, passing out and stopped breathing. Emergency first aid training kicked in and after a couple of hard slaps on the back a screw came flying out!!! yes a screw!!! He'd been playing under the dining chairs and had somehow got a screw out and obviously though it looked tasty!!! Very scary, but all turned out ok.

I've been doing bits and bobs on the crafting front. I'm getting quite into wool again, and have a couple of projects under way... not sure how they are going to turn out yet, but we'll keep going with them and hope for the best!
I've done a bit of scrapping too... Here are some Sarah's cards May kit sneak peeks. Not my usual colours for scrapping with, but a very pretty and delicate kit.
I also got to play with the gorgeous Jillibeans New England 'Clam Chowder' papers... so up my street and a lot of fun to use.
And don't forget to play along with the challenges over at the Sarahscards blog. This month the challenge is to use paint on a LO. There are some fab examples from the DT.
This is my LO, and is probably the first LO I have done with no patterned paper in, well... ages!!! I really like how it turned out. I created the splatters by squirting paint dabbers with a water mister, then stamping them down on to the card. VERY messy, but great fun... and the kids like doing it too. I also used the dabbers on acrylic stamps for the title and the whirly circle embellishments.
Have a go and leave a link to your work... you may win a prize and as they say, you've got to be in it to win it!

7 comments:

Lisa aka 3peaches said...

Just such fab work! love the pics and the lo's

L xx

Vanessa said...

Love that paint splatter - really bright and funky. :)

Vanessa x

Trina said...

Loving the paint, the colours are fab!

Can't wait to see more of your screwed up bits of paper! <3

Love T xx

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Louise, how have you been?! How are your kiddos?! It's been a while! These are some fabby layouts! I so love that whirly pop layout, so cool and the paint splatters looks awesome!

Jemma said...

cool effect on the paints!!!! or with the paints i guess!!! love everything you do as always and i want to see the top one, i know you were croping this weekend so come back on line and show us what you were up to!!!!! xxx

Nat said...

Fab pages as always bird! Yowsers re the Drew and the Screw incident, glad he's ok! :) xx

Kathy said...

ok Im hooked officially following your blog now!