Thursday, September 30, 2010


Hello lovely ladies, its the last day of the month, so hopefully your album is ready to go or has gone!
If you've been delayed in any way, like, life in general got in the way or something then please email your partner to let her know.
Now, i'm off to open the package that arrived from Christa today.... I love it when I get an album in the post, its like Christmas!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Are you ready???

Hello, sorry i've been missing for a while - i'm just back from a 3 day course, very interesting and very exhausting.
Anyhoo, as I was sitting on the train it occured to me that tomorrow is the last day of september! how? when?!
I had thought that I'd bring the laptop and keep up to date with emails and blogs but alas, no internet connection in the hotel room.....
Guess what that means (other then the hotel was a tad last century- ish?) It means that the next swap will be HALLOWEEN THEMED!!!!!!!!
So, if you're ready to make something "FRIGHTFUL AND DELIGHTFUL" then leave a comment!
I'll put the list up next monday (4th) along with the name of the candy winner!
Enjoy the rest of the week, and especially the weekend,
Felicia x

Sunday, September 19, 2010

No, really....!

When I said, "this took me ages to make" I was being sarcastic!! I wouldn't know where to start! I tried getting my daughters computer whizz college student friends to do it... but no go.
So, I got the lovely Lyndzi over at cutest blog on the block to do it. She just waved her magic computer wand and there it was!!

Just so we're clear on who the clever clogs is here.... ( that wouldn't be me!)
Glad you like it though, I LOVE IT!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Hey Girlies, finally my button is here!!! If you are one of the lovely Scrapzville swappers then grab the badge and display it on your blog!!!!
It took me ages to make this.......... yes, you can laugh, I have Skype and no clue how to use it, so making a button is a bit beyond me!!
Hope you're having a great Saturday night!
F xx

Sketchbook project

When I signed up for this it was probably August, maybe even July and I have untill January to finish it....... BAD!!! I'd be much better off if I was given two weeks, I work well with deadlines!

Anyway, this is a page that I finished this week - I'd better get on with a few more!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Finally finished!

About a year ago I started this project, and today I found it in the draw and decided to finish it.
Its made from two wooden heart cut outs that I painted with silver acrylic paint.

I printed a photo of my daughter onto pearlised tracing paper to give it a ghostly effect (it was an experiment and she hates the photo I used, but it would take another year for me to get around to doing another one!) I stuck it on with Mod Podge along with some corrugated card that I painted with silver dabber.

Then I added some lace, silk and paper flowers and some ephemera from the SteamPunk Debutante collection.

And finally, after a year of sitting in my "to Finish" draw, its done!
I heard someone describe it as "the scrapping graveyard" - What projects do you have lurking in yours???

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September Swap candy!

How are all my lovely swappers?!

Here are the goodies that are going to one of you this month - there is loads of paper, its Penny Lane by My Minds Eye, vellum, grunge paper, tags, more tags, coin envelopes, lace fibres, prima flowers, feathers, skeleton leaves, buttons, brads and bling - oh, and a tri fold frame from Bare Elements to stick it all to!

How are you getting on with your minis? have you all heard from your partners? if you have any questions, leave me a comment and i'll get back to you soon.

Today is the Crafty Alley Dublin crop - I hope you all have a good day ladies, you never know there might be some visitors from Kerry at the next one!

Enjoy your weekend,
Felicia x

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New challenges, Sad endings....

I firmly believe that you should do something that scares the life out of you as often as possible. That way, that particular thing won't be scary anymore - or maybe it will scare you so much that you know not to do it again! but at least you will know and not spend your days wondering about it.

So, because of that, when I was offered another job - soooo far out of my comfort zone - I made the decision to leave the job I love, and give it a try. Yesterday was my last day at the Crafty Alley Shop, and I just want to say a huge Thank You to everyone who made it such a lovely day - but especially Cathy.

The celebrations started with a tea party at the Craft Club...

Which quickly moved on to Champagne and strawberries! - we do things in style around here!

And ended with Cocktails - mostly (well, some!)non alcoholic - but very enjoyable all the same!
So, a very big thank you to Mary, Ann, Josephine, Laura, Ebony, Clare, the new Clare and Cathy for such a nice send off!
Tomorrow I start my new adventure - it could make for some interesting blog posts, but for now I'm enjoying a day at home pottering around and getting some crafting done.
I will now be a The Crafty Alley Shops best customer!
Enjoy your day,
Felicia xx