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Thursday, 23 January 2014

CAS Challenge Reminder - Notes & Stuff

Who would have thunk it....2 posts in one week...just like I promised lol!!!!

I knuckled down late yesterday and got crafting and it felt fabulicious! I thought I would struggle since I've been out of the game for so long but this little project came together quite quickly although the colouring is a bit suspect in places but all in all I'm pretty happy with the end result. What do you thunk???'s not a card! Nah...I decided to jump into the deep end lol. Nicole, Coen and I were in town the other day and went into you know it? has to be just about the bestest store in the WHOLE world lol. Anywho, I was having a good wander around and came across the section of note books and they got me thunkin' and inspired to make this one. I've used Doodlebug embossed cs that I've had for yonks for the covers. I dusted off my Bind It All and miraculously punched the holes AND bound it without mishap...I even got the spiral thingy the right way first time round :-D The size is 8" x 8".

I had a bit of a nightmare cutting the paper for the inside. For some reason my trimmer wouldn't cut straight. I've got the XCut with the arm that detaches...does anyone out there have this one? Any tips? 

I've used Tulip Watering Can from the Floral Delight Too Collection and coloured it with my Copics.

I cut out the letters with PTI alphabet dies.

I had a fun day yesterday. One of Nicole's friends has a fashion page in The Daily Record newspaper and asked if I would be a' model' for their Contouring feature. I thought it would be fun and it was. Marion, the makeup artist was fab and she taught me how to slim down the parts of my face I don't like (would have loved lessons for the body too lol). She added a few eyelashes on the outside corner of my eyes which I loved. I had them done for the first time for Nicole's wedding and I was devastated when I woke up and found a few on my pillow in the days after lol.

First the photographer took my picture free of makeup...scary...then took a few at each stage of the contouring. At one point I looked like a zombie lol. Once Marion finished the photographer went to work and snapped away. Below are two short videos of me in action ... just to let you know I don't get out of bed for less than £10,000 ROFL!!!!

This is a still from the end of the video

and one I took and pimped. You can just about see my falsies lol

I was able to see some of the pictures the photographer took and I didn't really like them. I think I was expecting to look like Cindy Crawford but looked like...well me with more makeup on than usual lol. I'm not sure when it will be in the paper and not sure I want to see it but I did enjoy getting my makeup done and it's not something I get to do every day.

I can't end a post with my mug so here's one I took of Coen while we were waiting for the train on Monday...

Now this is how to end a post!

Thanks for stopping by

Catch ya later x


♥Gemma♥ said...

Stunning notepad Kerry!!

Your looking fab-u-lous hun in your photo's and sounds like you had a fab time too...Coen is adorable as always and growing up so fast!!
hugs and xxx

Whimsey said...

YOU'RE GOING TO BE FAMOUS!!! And rolling in the dough, particularly with THAT payment just to get you out of bed!

Love the little notebook; I have always been tempted to purchase the bind it all...but never have, it would probably collect dust. :(


Kathleen said...

That image looks fabulous on this creation, love the whole things and well great photo's and video.

Kath x