MYM- Time For Tea?

by Lesley Oman on 9 August, 2010

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When Sarah had her first, my adorable little Godson Randolph, her Mum came to stay for a while. My memory of ‘Grammy’s” stay with us will always be focused on fruit teas. Being in Britain, of course cups of tea are served on a highly regular basis, but Grammy preferred a variety of non-caffeine teas. We all got hooked in the end, even Craig, and now when we reach for a packet of Twinnings Starwberry and Mango tea, it’s Grammy we think of.

So today’s Miss You Monday is for Sarah, but is inspired by her Mom. and although it isn’t technically a card like most (if not all) of my previous MYM posts, it still counts I reckon! After all, when inspiration hits you, you just have to go with the flow.

So here is my Miss You Monday project for today: a little book full of a variety of fruit teas so the girls will always be able to have a cuppa no matter what they fancy.

If anyone wants a tutorial, let me know and i’ll put one together for you in the future.

Video Tutorial is now available here —

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Miss You Monday – Scooter Side Step Card

by Lesley Oman on 12 July, 2010

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Hey everyone! It’s Miss You Monday time! And great news, I had a message from Sarah this week, and the end is in sight so we are all very excited that baby will be here soon ( she is due early September). Although Sarah is still very ill, her spirits seem to have picked up a little, which is great! Yeay!

I had lots of fun with this card – can’t you tell?

This quirky little card takes a little bit of mathematics to start with, but once the measurements bit has been done, and the creases are in place, its simply a case of decorating the panels. Apparently, this is called a Side Step card (I don’t know who comes up with these names!?)

I always loved this scooter stamp, but hadn’t gotten round to using it on a card yet. so I thought i’d give it a whirl. One thing I particularly love is that the pieces are really easy to cut out, so as I stamped the image on different paper, it was really easy peasy to cut out the different panels and re-assemble. I am loving the finished design.

The papers are from the ‘Quite Contrary’ line from My Minds Eye’. A 6×6 stack came free with a card making magazine, and knowing the fantastic quality of MME products and the fact that i’ve always been drawn to their designs, it was a no-brainer when I saw the magazine. I can’t wait to use some more of the pages to make a little mini book or two.

Lets talk chipboard! I’ve used two chipboard pieces, (from The Paper Mill shop I believe) one of which i have covered with pink pearlescent embossing powder, and the other I sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer spray. This gives one a pearl glassy sheen, and the other a flatter, pearlescent look. The brad in the middle is a fabric brad from Trimcraft, I believe its the Laura Ashley range.

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Making My Own Origami Advent Calendar

December 7, 2009

Last week on December 1st, I realised that I didn’t have an Advent Calendar! I’m sure that this is practically sacreligious, or at the very least is against tradition in our house. Georgie was kind enough to bring me to tesco on our lunch break, but alas, all advent calendars were sold. Next stop was […]

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December Daily Pages 11 – 20

December 5, 2009

See larger image Hello again. Happy Saturday. Are you ready to see another ten pages of my December Daily Album? I hope so, and what better than to start off with a quirky page – for the eleventh day of December. Page 11. This technique is really fun, and can be incorporated into cards as […]

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