Well, I don't know where the time went yesterday as I seemed to be busy all day but achieved nothing! I ended up just pottering around on the computer all afternoon, then had to take DD to Crewe railway station as she is in Manchester this weekend visiting a friend. It;s only the second time I have been to Crewe and the station there is apparently the third worst station in the UK! We got there in plenty of time for the train but managed to spot the station car park on thw way, and then spend at least five minutes getting around the roundabout to go back to the car park!

Of course, we went in the short stay car park where it is free parking for 20 minutes and then £10 for very hour (or part thereof) after that. I thought I would have plenty of time to walk with dd to the station and get back in time but she wanted me to wait whilst she bought her ticket (and of course the queue was horrendous and so slow moving!) as well as escort her down to the platform. It was only when we got to the platform I took out my parking ticket and realised I had 2 minutes to get back to the car park before incurring a £10 charge....I must have looked like a crazy woman running back to the car park, especially considering the road was busy and I had to wait for the lights on the pedestrian crossing to change so I was in a real panic by the time I got back to the car. Then, of course, I couldn't get the car close enough to the ticket machine on the way out, so had to get out of the car to out the ticket in. I managed to get the ticket in at exactly 18:07, 20 minutes after I arrived there, and so escaped the £10 charge, what a relief that was!

Anyhow, I then got back home and finished off the card I started making in the afternoon and here it is

I used Papermania paper and a butterfly punch along with some ribbon and cardstock I already had in and am quite pleased with the results. I'm slowly getting better at making cards but there are so many different techniques and I have so much to learn ;).

This morning, I have been messing around in Photoshop and have finally managed to zip up the overlays I made last week. Here they are along with some freebie papers I made with them:

The above papers are just made using the overlays, changing the blend modes and adding a default Photoshop texture. I've included them in the zipped file along with the png overlay files.

You can download the file here. I'd love to see what you make with these so feel free to post your links below.

I'm off to make lunch for my youngest son now, so happy scrapping.


  1. CraftCrave said...

    Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today (look for timestamp: [13 Feb 01:27pm GMT]).  

  2. CreativeBusyHands said...

    Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Feb. 14, 2010. Thanks again.