Sunday 30 August 2015

Summr Challenge #7 and #8

Hiya, have you all had a good weekend? I've spent the weekend with my friend
Jess at a caravan site and although it was fun and we had a good time; it's
good to be home! So today I'm sharing Summer Challenge #7 and #8 which
is "Write a book review" and "Write another book review" and seen as
though, they're they same thing I thought I'd put them both on the same post. 
The first book I reviewed is The Fault In Our Star by John Green.
It didn't take me long to read this book because I really enjoyed it and
I didn't want it to end! It starts with a girl called Hazel who is a 17 year old
girl with cancer. She isn't very social and is obsessed with a book called An
Imperial Affliction. She goes to support group to please her parents and while
there she meets a boy called Augustus/Gus. They end up becoming best friends
and Gus ends up reading An Imperial Affliction and loves it as much as
Hazel. Every child/teenager with cancer gets one wish and as long as it's
realistic; the founders of the charity will make it happen if it's possible.
Hazel already used her wish when she was younger to go to Disney land
with her parents. Gus uses his wish to take him, hazel and her parents
to Amsterdam to meet the author of An Imperial Affliction. While
in Amsterdam, they visit Anne Frank's house, go for a fancy dinner and
meet the author of An Imperial Affliction-Peter Van Houten. Although
the visit to meet Peter Van Houten wasn't as they expected, they still
ended up having a great time! I'm not going to spoil the ending but
if you're going to read it, make sure you've got a box of tissues
close by!
I rate this book a 9/10
The other book I reviewed is Gone by Michael Grant. I couldn't
properly get into this book because although the storyline was so well
thought out and interesting, it didn't grab my attention. In the book;
everyone over the age of 15 disappears, leaving all of the children
by themselves. There's also a huge, tall barrier/wall that goes
around in a circle, separating them from the outside world. On top
of all of that, there are certain kids with powers for example; the
main character Sam can shoot beams of light out of his hands and
it will burn a hole through anything. Then as well as dealing with
 all of that; they need to find a way out and be re-united with their
families before vanishing when they turn 15. So Sam and his friends
have definitely got their work cut out for them!
I rate this book an 8/10
Well, those are my two book reviews! I'm sorry this post was
long but thanks for visiting my blog and I'll see you soon!
Love From Rebecca xx

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Summer Challenge #6

Hi everyone! I hope you've had a nice weekend! Today I'm sharing a journal
 page that I made for one of my summer challenges which is "Write a short
 story." For this challenge I wrote a story about a vampire named Fabian that
 haunts a forest and for my journal page I wanted to try and recreate what I
 think Fabian's Forest would look like. I used some pastels onto a piece
 of black card for the background and die-cut some trees, a moon, some bats
and then I cut some black scraps to make the little sign. I typed and printed
my story and stuck it onto the back but because it is quite long for
a short story I don't really want to type it all out and its a couple of pages
long anyway and I wouldn't want to bore you with such a long post!
I really liked making this page and im going to keep going with them!

Thanks for visiting my blog see you soon!

Love From Rebecca xx

Friday 21 August 2015

Share An Oldie this Friday!

Hi everyone! I hope you're all well and have had a good week!
 It's Friday, which means it's time to Share An Oldie with Erika over at
snappycrafts. Today, my oldie is a Halloween card that I made in 2011,
following a sketch. I love Halloween and I loved making this card!
 The monster image came from lili of the valley ages ago and the rest
 came from mum's stash! I still love these images and papers and I
 might even use them again this year! I quite like how this card turned out and
 it was my first Halloween card! I'm gonna keep this short and sweet
because im off to go watch a bit of Coronation Street!
Thanks for visiting my blog, see you soon!
Love From Rebecca xx

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Summer Challenge #5

Hi everyone! Are you having a good week? Today I'm sharing a
homemade brooch that I made for summer challenge #5 which is
"Make a piece of jewellery"  I made this by die-cutting a flower out of
felt, then I die-cut 4 smaller flowers out of net, folded them into
quarters and sewed them all to the felt.  I die-cut a smaller flower out
of felt and sewed it on top. Because the back was quite messy, I die-cut
another felt flower to stick on the back to make it look neater. I sewed
a brooch pin onto the back and then stuck a big gem into the middle
of the top flower.  This was so quick and easy to make and I really
like it! 
Well, thanks for visiting my blog today,
see you soon!
Love From Rebecca xx


Friday 14 August 2015

Share An Oldie

Hi everyone! I've decided to join in with Erika over at snappycrafts with
'Share An Oldie this Friday!' That's where every Friday you put a post
showing an old craft make that you did. I've always thought this was
a really good idea because it shows you how much you've changed
craft-wise over the years...or not!  So today, obviously it's Friday and because
it's my first Share An Oldie I want to share my first ever card that I made
and put on my blog. I put this on my blog in the middle of October
2011 which means that this year I will have been blogging for 4 years!!
It doesn't seem 2 minutes ago when I was writing my first blog post!
I coloured this image with some crayons and I remember I named the dog
Patch, I don't know why exactly! I was quite happy with how this card
turned out considering it was my first but looking back, it was quite
plain and I could do better now!
Thanks for visiting my blog today,
Love From Rebecca xx

Tuesday 11 August 2015

July ATC Swap!

Hi everyone! Hope you're all okay! Today I'm sharing my ATC'S for
my mum Jo's ATC Swap! July's theme was Embossing wet or dry or
even both! For these ATC'S I took a piece of blue card, put it through a
snowflake embossing folder and through the spellbinder. Then I went over
 it with some blue mica paints to give it some more colour. I punched out a
 white snowflake and stuck it on. I added a blue pearl to the middle of it and
added some smaller white pearls to the embossed snowflakes. Once all
that had dried, I used some blue ink pads and went round the edges of
the ATC'S. 
Right, well that's all from me, thanks for visiting my blog today
see you soon!
Love From Rebecca xx

Tuesday 4 August 2015

June ATC'S

Hi everyone! Today, I'm sharing the ATC'S from June and the theme
was Zentangle. I love zentangle so I was really happy when I found out
this was the theme. For the ATC'S I drew round a bird die and filled
it in with zentangle. Then I matted and layered it onto some black
card and die cut a wing, a beak and an eye and stuck them onto the bird.
I really liked making these ATC'S and they were really easy to make!
These weren't for a challenge but I wanted to show you them but I will
carry on with my summer challenge on Thursday.
Thanks for visiting my blog today, see you soon!
Love From Rebecca xx

Sunday 2 August 2015

Summer Challenge #4

Hi everyone, how's your weekend been? Today, I'm sharing Summer challenge
#4 and it is "Make Homemade Ice-Lollies."  I loved making these so I thought
everyone else would as well so I'm going to show you how I made them!
The ingredients that I used were:
-A banana
-A big glass of pineapple juice.
I also got some ice lolly holders.

I chopped up the strawberries and bananas and put them onto
a plate. Then I poured the pineapple juice into a glass.

I put all of the fruit into the blender and then added
the pineapple juice. After it was all blended, I sieved it to
get all of the seeds from the strawberries out.

I poured the mixture into the ice lolly holders and
put it into the freezer and left it in over night.

The next morning, I took them out of the freezer and
melted some cooking chocolate. Then I dipped the end of the
ice lolly into the chocolate.

I loved the ice lollies, they were so nice!  I also had so much
fun making them and I'm definitely going to make some more
Thanks for visiting my blog, I'll see you soon!
Love From Rebecca xx