Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Fabric CJ - Uk Scrappers

I decided it was time to join another CJ (Circle Journal) again, I do enjoy doing them, but I wanted to do someting a bit different! So here we are my first fabric CJ! I've not used a sewing machine much since I left school, but its like riding a bike - you don't forget! I have used a hessian fabric for the covers and cotton calico for the pages. I bought some quilting fabrics that I liked for some colour! I made the pages thicker using batting and interfacing which is used in quilt making.

The front cover above also has beaded flower brads - Blue Awning metal art by K&Company.
The inside of the cover has the rules (there are none!) and this has been printed on to the Calico fabric using my printer and freezer paper - this was really easy to do and great fun.

On the rear of the book is a fabric butterfly which has been ironed on using wonderweb and a circle journal stamp image (from catslifepress), again this has been stamped on the calico and then ironed on the hessian with wonderweb!

The inside cover of the back page has my details and a pic of me - again printed on the fabric using freezer paper and a couple more K&Company brads!

My pages I have used a photo of my family taken at the Isle of Wight this summer again all printed on fabric using freezer paper, the wooden butterfly button came from Hobbycraft and the suede flower embellishment is from the Flower Patch collection by We R Memory Keepers.
I used my Big Bite to make the holes through the journal and use some large eyelets to stop it fraying - I have put in 2" book rings as I have a feeling this CJ is going to get rather full!
I have broken one needle on my sewing machine and a very sore finger and thumb from all the blanket stitching aroung the edge - but I am really pleased with the finished product!
I will be setting it on its journey tomorrow and I will not see it again for 12 months. I look forward to its return to see all the wonderful pages my fellow UKS fabric CJ girls make!
As always - thanks for looking and your comments. Sarah xxx

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Isle of Wight

We had a lovely week in the Isle of Wight and although we didn't have sunshine all week, we did have a few days of it. The rain was mainly at night, on the whole it was overcast and warm. As you can see from the photos Jack loved being in the sea (it was a bit cold!) and Sam enjoyed playing with the sand and throwing stones in the sea (providing there was no-one around- or he would throw stones at them!)
As you can see they looked quiet the part in their wetsuits - Little Surfing Dudes!

Next year Pete said he wants to go for 2 weeks! Fingers crossed for good weather and cheaper ferry prices!!!!!

The Wilkins Family!!
Thank for looking and hopefully I'll have something crafty to show you soon!
I forgot to say - I had my birthday on the Isle of Wight and I had a Cricut Expression for a present - what a surprise! No excuse now to get on with those cards and layouts!!

Friday, 5 September 2008

Back to school!

Sorry I've been a bad blogger but life just gets in the way sometimes! Busy summer break with work, clubs, visiting friends and a holiday to the Isle of Wight - will post some pics soon! Yesterday saw the boys returning to school - Jack in to his final year at Primary school, Year 6 and Sam into Year 3. Hopefully now we are back in to some sort of routine I can get back to blogging, scrapbooking and card making!!