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Our First Skype Session

Been on at my SIL for sooooo long that I had given up that it was ever going to happen but yayyyyy it has and long may it last.  She finally got a web cam!!!!!!!

What a day my SIL Irene and I had two weeks ago.  We had our very first  ‘Crafty Skype Day’  and what a day it was.  We started at 10 in the morning and finished at 4 in the afternoon.  We didn’t want to either but we both thought that maybe we should start making the dinner for the other halves.  Below is what we made.  Well this is what I made and it won’t be long before you can see what Irene’s looks like because I am pleased to say she is going to be back blogging again soon.

So much fun was had that we are doing it each week.  You should see what we made this week it’s just gorgeous.  A bit more scruffy and distressed than the make below.

It’s just like having Irene in the room with me.  We trot off to have a coffee, then eat our lunch … maybe hang out some washing all in between our crafting.  Irene is a fabulous crafter but she lacks the confidence to use all her crafty stash and that’s just what I make her do.

Showing front and back of the album first with loads of scrummy stamping.  I used the Cinch to bind mine and Irene used the Bind-It-All plus my colours are mainly black, red and brown whereas hers are more purply, I think.  So long ago I’ve been asleep since then.

Used a couple of Tim Holtz pics for inside but changed the lady as she didn’t match the page opposite.  I whitened all of one side which turned out just right.

The flowered page is the back of a SU envelope with a SU stamped white embossed flower before colouring in with a white chalk pen also from Stampin Up.


Thought I would add a male page with the yummy new stamps from SU called Traveler.


Loads more pages but I think you have seen enough for one day.

Watch out for more projects because as I said this is a weekly Skype Craft Day.


9 Responses to “Our First Skype Session”

  1. Craftyfield says:

    Never skyped myself before but it sounds like you had a lot of fun. These pages are so beautiful, perfectly vintage!

  2. Irene Chillman says:

    Looks flipping gorgeous Shirl, every page and envelope, looks scrummy. So loving our crafty Skype sessions, was it really two weeks ago, doesn’t time fly when your having such fun.
    I xx

  3. Donna Ellis says:

    Your album is amazing, Shirl! I especially love the color theme, and the wonderful way you have of combining various stamps to create a feel and so much symbolism in your projects. Lovely! (so glad your skyping crafting day finally happened! I love skyping while crafting). hugs, de

  4. Sue says:

    WOW what a lovely day you both had with fab results. Skyping is wonderful you Don, t feel so alone and you can help each other. I love how you combine all your stamps to make your beautiful vintage style Shirl.

  5. Anne R says:

    How wonderful to have a Skype session! I love your beautiful vintage album and the way you have used those ‘Found Relatives’ and the colours you have used look fabulous. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Terry says:

    I was just looking at those AO girls and now I know they will be wearing some ink! I don’t really Skype, but it can be fun and a nice way to chat! Love your vintage and fabulous album, Shirley! Have a most lovely day. Hugs and those are warm ones!

  7. coco says:

    This is a fabulous album Shirl, so beautiful!!! Crafty hugs, Coco xxx

  8. Absolutely gorgeous.. love everything about this vintage album..love, love, love the quote! xxx Ann Marie

  9. Such a gorgeous result from your Skype session. Maybe we should all Skype you Shirl! Jenny x

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