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Baby Home Decor – A Frame for Joshua

by Lesley Oman on 6 February, 2011

yes, yes…i know! Babies on the brain! But seriously, i really cant help it…it must be hormones or something. Or perhaps its the ‘nesting’ phase that peeople keep talking about!

Today I have another project to share which is a perfect little baby gift. Zoe and Chris blessed their family with another little angel back in November and I was dying to make a little something for him. Finally my paper and embellishment stash made it out of a cardboard box, and I was able to play for a while.

I made a similar baby themed personalised home decor frame for my friends baby, Amelie, and so I figured I would make a similar style, but a different shape just to mix it up a little.

I’ve used a mixture of embellishments including flowers, brads, buttons, ribbon, grommits, felt, bisous chipboard, and of course my favourite metal charm from Mei Flower that is a love heart etched with ‘made with love’. I love ‘em! AND you can get 10 for £1 or 50 for £3 on their online shop – check ‘em out at www.meiflower.co.uk. The cute little gingham bow is from them too!

This is a really fun project, and is perfect for using up some scraps. I used some circle punches to create six little bubbles and I also got to use one of my most recent purchases which I have been really excited about. This cool little punch from EK success punches out little dots to make a circle shape- i think its a really cool way to draw the eye to something.

Thanks for stopping by.

I also had my baby shower yesterday, so i’ll be sharing some photos on here as soon as I get a chance to load them off my camera. xox

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Love is in the Air! – A Valentines Card

by Lesley Oman on 23 January, 2011

Hey everyone,

My, my…we are certainly fast approaching the end of January! I can’t believe I only have another 3 weeks of work and then 3 weeks until i reach the big Four-Zero weeks! Geez, this lil’ baby could arrive any time i guess!

I was so excited to get into the craft room for a little bit this weekend, and I made a few cards to share with you all. I was feeling in the mood for a Valentine’s card, because I go on Maternity leave on 14th Feb, so that date is on my mind just now.

I wanted to use a less traditional colour scheme – so I used blues, browns and reds, and manged to find a cute chipboard heart from Bisous in my stash – what a perfect finishing touch!

I hope you find a little love today.
x

Products Used


K&Co Greenhouse Mat stack
Kraft Cardstock
Jillibean soup numbers journaling sprouts
Adhesive roller
We R Memory Keepers corner chomper
Ribbon
Bisous chipboard
Fine liner marker – red

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December Daily ’09 Walkthrough

by Lesley Oman on 29 November, 2010

Hiya everyone,

Only a few more days until it’s December!! eeeeeek! I’m so excited.
I’m sure many of you are familiar with Ali Edward‘s annual Christmas feature called December Daily, where she makes a mini book which documents the last month of the year and captures memories of this magical time. Last year I decided to join in the fun, and I embarked upon the wondrous adventure of making my own December Daily album.

I have to say that it wasn’t all easy; some days it was a struggle, after all this month is usually jam packed on the calendar. But on the most part, I found that project was fantastic. I decided to make a mini book which had lots of character, so lots of my pages are different sizes, and I was so thrilled with the end result.

With being pregnant plus buying a house, packing and moving all within the next week or so, I haven’t had a chance to prepare for a December Daily album this year, but I’m thinking that I will still journal the days and maybe I’ll revisit the idea when we are in the new house.

So I thought you might like to see the finished album from last year, and if you are going to take part in this years December Daily project, maybe you will get a few ideas for your own mini book. Enjoy the video!

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‘Life @ 27′ – Scrapbook Layout

by Lesley Oman on 13 August, 2010

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Hey everyone. August seems to be flying by fast, and it will soon be my birthday again! So, I thought I would share with you a layout which i made a couple of months ago but haven’t had a chance to show you yet.

i’ve been cooped up this week, hiding beneath a duvet surrounded by a tissue graveyard. This is the worst cold have had in ages, and thus, i’ve not been in my craft room – so all the more reason to dig out an already made but not yet seen layout to share.

The large flower is actually the head of a bunch of artificial flowers which I believe originally came from the PoundShop. I loved the large size, and the many petals, and wore it in my hair a few times before it found a home on this page. Who says embellishments have to be expensive!? For the main part of the page, I drew around a JBS journaling scrapbook page to get the cute label shape, and I wanted a colourful yet sharp contrasted look, so chose a palate of blacks, pinks and greens.

Used
Glitz designs – papers and rub ons (aren’t those birdies cute?)
Bisous chipboard
Flowers – poundshop, docrafts
brad – trimcraft
chipboard letters – American Crafts & Heidi Swapp
DCWV adhesive cardstock
paper punch
eyelets
crop-a-dile
Glossy accents
Scalloped edge border strips

thanks for stopping by and hopefully i’ll be feeling better soon so i can get crafty.

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