Wednesday, 29 May 2013

comic relief.

I like flowers on a page but I have never put this amount on a page before.
I wasn't to sure at first but I must say it has grown on me.
The photos were of my mum and my oldest children on one of the early red nose days.
Another of my oldest daughter and my granddaughter on the latest red nose day.
And then there's one of me at about 17 !!!!!
The journaling is on a tag which can be pulled out.

Monday, 27 May 2013

When we were young

What a cute pair!!! I found this photo in a pile of mums so a quick visit to my friendly lady at Staples and I too had a copy of one of the few pictures of myself and my brother.
Distressed squares and some small flowers finish it off nicely.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Days gone by

I was having bit of a sort out of some stash when I came across this paper.
It was from my stroking pile.
So I trimmed it to make the fancy border and gutted the outer block colour for the title and flowers.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

My Grandad

A simple heritage page.
The journaling for this one is going to go around the outside of the page.
A very quick simple male page.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Muddy Puddles

Ever time Paige came round all she wanted to do was try out her new Peppa pig willies.
However unusually it didn't rain.
Well that was until the week before Easter.
We went to Honeybrook farm and eventually found some muddy puddles in the car park.
So she spent a few happy minutes splashing about.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Garra fish

Sounds Fishy! When this fad first hit town I took Maisie and I off to have a pedicure.
The biggest rip off ever and of course I wouldn't have ever had it done if I had read the newspaper reports before hand.
The circles were made using white ink and a small bottle lid. there are some gems as well.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Picture perfect

My photography skills are not so good so when I get a good photo I do like to use it more than once for my demo or class pages.
This is one of those photos I have cropped it and changed the colour to black and white.
I love core ordination card stock so on this page I embossed and sanded it.
I punch tons of little flowers and arranged them on the page. In the left hand corner is a lovely florish die.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Childhood memories.

I know it's been a while but I have at last had a chance to photograph some of the scrapbook pages we have done in class recently.
This is one from our heritage class.
The photos were quite small so I thought it would be nice to group several together.
I have been watching Sunday Scrappers on Create and Craft and I was watching Mel and she was saying that scrapbooking is all about the story.
 So I am really trying to make an effort to do some on as many pages as possible.
this isn't so easy if the photos are of family that you never met.
It is worth doing as much research as you can though.
Try using an ancestry website you can find out quite a bit if you have the time.






Thursday, 28 March 2013

Cool Dude

Loved Portabello Rd papers from last year and this was one I made back then.
I used Kraft card and Portabello papers, stamps and buttons.
See you tomorrow thanks for popping by

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

I help grandad

his page was made on Saturday at our crop.
The card is Tim Holtz which I distressed and paper pierced. The papers are papermania vintage notes and stampin up polka dot parade. Which again I distressed and pierced.
The strawberries were hearts and a leaf cut on the Cricut.
The carrots were punched ovals which I shaped and a pine branch trimmed.
The journaling was typed, cut and inked before it was arranged on the page.
See you tomorrow thanks for popping by.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

National sevice

This was the page we did at our scrapbook crop on Tuesday.
The papers used were Tim Holtz core card which I distressed with a knife. Papers were from  DCWV The heirloom stack. Which I bought from cards of distinction.
The made in Britain ribbon was from Hobbycraft.
The letters were cut on the cricut.
See you tomorrow. Thanks for popping by.


Friday, 8 March 2013

Hopeful thoughts

What a pretty little set of stamps.
I have done these as Get Well and Sympathy but I am sure they could be made as a Birthday card.
I used the Martha stewart punch again and also used a round the page punch as well to create the little flowers.
The little pearls are in fact cosmic shimmer.
I masked off part of the message on the square card as I didn't need the whole sentiment.
See you tomorrow

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Partners in crime

Love this photo so I have scrapped it alot t was only a few black and white photos in my box.
I say was as I have a few to get copied now so my photos will become quite vintage from now on.
This layout was created with a gutted piece of 12 x 12 I then stamped a piece of cream with a text stamp from Docrafts and over stamped that with a date stamp.
I then distressed the edges all in the same chocolate ink.
The postage paper which I distressed came from  the my favorite little store in Portsmouth.
the centre border was punch out in cream card using a Martha Stewart punch :( not impressed.
The lace and ribbon came from the local fabric store.
The flowers and photo mount came from the gutted card.

See you tomorrow

Friday, 1 March 2013

Moments in time

Moments in time was inspired by my addiction to............Pinterest. 
I have found so many different layout that I want to try.
There is defiantly a circle theme going on in my last few pages.
This one uses core card which I didn't distress to much for a change The flower was created with my favorite XCut die and the leaf swirl is Blooming vine by memory box.
I buy most of my dies from cards of distinction here is the web addy
She now sales 12 x 12 paper packs which is great as there arn't many places locally to get them.
See you tomorrow

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

ship ahoy

Oh heck I am running out of projects.
 So thought I would have a look through my old scrapbooks.
 I don't think this one has been shown before.
It was quite a simple one I used a kanban stamp set to stamp over the base card. The papers are Portabello rd and I gutted a piece of red card. The left over piece was used to cut my title using my Cricut.
I didn't have any bakers twine when I did this page so used string instead.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013


Another Pinterest inspired layout using Papermania capsule collection papers again distressed.
We are currently doing heritage layouts for our Tuesday crop.
There are going to be alot of browns, greens and vintage papers.
Unfortunatly I don't have many heritage photos so I am changing my modern ones to sepia or black and white instead.
I have found a few websites that do some lovely papers which I will tell you about later.
see you tomorrow.

Monday, 25 February 2013


This was a layout we did in the Autumn I chose to do Loch Nor in Scotland as we had visited there a few years ago.
Hexagons are all the rage so this was my interpretation of that trend. the flowers were made using different dies and off cuts of patterened papers.
As usual the  orange mat was gutted and the hexagons were distressed.

Sunday, 24 February 2013


The remit for this page was simply spring so anything that happened during springtime was o.k.
It was simple for me as we annually have an easter egg hunt have done since my own childern were little.
Last year was the first one that my grandaughter was old enough to really take part in. She decided that it was best to take her sit and ride toy to carry the eggs.
This was a simple layout with a couple of papers matted and layered a few flowers and some stamped and coloured eggs.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Sleep tight

So I have been mainly doing scrapbook pages of late this is another one from our crop.
I used bazzill bling in a chocolate and blue they really do look lovely in the flesh.
This layout was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.
A great place for inspiration but I waste so much time pinning.
The cream strip was embossed with a butterfly embossing folder.
 I the embossed a seperate piece of card and then lightly inked it to highlight the butterflies before I cut them out.
The leaves are a sizzlet die.
The ribbon is from stampin up.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


This little A6 card is one of my favourite colour combos brown and cream. the stamp set is "feeling Sentimental" from Stampin up.
The card base was brown with a distressed piece of cream wood grain card.
The image was stamped in grey which gave a softer image.
The image is slightly fuzzy which is the nature of the stamp. There are 2 other stamps in the set a Penny farthing and a Ferris wheel.
See you tomorrow thanks for popping by.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Anyone for cricket

So I used that layout again.
This one was a small decoupage of about 3.5 inches square there were 3 to a sheet costing about £1.
With a bit of matting and layering the finished card was A5.
The blue was gutted to give enough paper to mat all the other bits so a cost effective card if you like making cards for charity.
See you tomorrow thanks for popping by.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Swing high

So I've been looking around at the latest trends and I see there are a lot of "chalk board" ides about. With this in mind I went of to bed and after being woken by this idea decided i must make notes on my phone!!
The next day I had forgotten all about it, until I found it on my phone again.
So this is it.
I cut the circle out of the 12 x 12 and then cut the circle smaller so when the bkack piece was stuck onto the back I had a smaller circle to put back.
The birds cage was cut from a Tim Holt die.
The bird was stamped from one in my stash it's a docraft one. The butterflies are stampin up.
The florish was hand made using a die cut florish and gems.
The leaves and flowers were die cut using a selection of dies.
See you tomorrow

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Small and cute

This stamped image is a trimcraft one but which one?
The card is a small scalloped easel with "Xcut" flowers and scrolls.
the image was off set on the circle underneath.
I really think this is the end of the christmas cards so must find the others now and get snapping.
See you tomorrow

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Snow way

Top note die is a great die and can be made to make tons of different cards.
This one is a simple snowman finished off with a snowflake.
Great for the kids to make or one for us to give to the kids.
See you tomorrow

Friday, 8 February 2013

Not many more

Papermania stamps meet mica powders. Something that can only happen in class.
This card was brown card with a bronze mica powder.
Cosmis shimmer dots.
Not much else to say about this one it was so quick to make.
See you tomorrow

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Thanks for popping by.

No Christmas today.
This is a quick thank you card using my favourite colour. The stamp is "medallion" from stampin up I think it may now be discontinued.
The thanks was given to me by one of my ladies and I think  it may have be a die.
The butterfly was the first intricate die I bought and is blue. I think it's a "marieanne" but I could be wrong.
Finished off with pearls
see you tomorrow

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Big cards!!

I don't do big cards!! but this one is 8x8 so I guess thats big.
The image was a "Tulip" one from Docraft coloured with promarkers.
I then used a mask from "Stamp away" and embossed the design around the edge.
Finished off with a little ink.
This was stuck to a large piece of black card. The dots are "cosmic shimmer" and the technique used here is paved stone as used by Sue Wilson.
The bow was tied and had a small flower twisted around it before it was stuck down.
See you tomorrow

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Merry christmas

This card was inspired by one that Tim Holtz did awhile back.
the tag was made using the resist technique.
The inks were "artiste" from Docrafts. The flowers were poinsettia from "spellbinders" and then tipped and embossed.
The reindeers were "spellbinders" I used hammered card for this one.
See you tomorrow.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Michel Powell

This cute image was a "Michel Powell" stamp coloured, glittered and die cut using "Xcut" postage nesting die.
The back panels were embossed with a snowflake folder and the bottom one was done using the "hougie board"
Finished off with lots of gems.
See you tomorrow

Snow much fun

This card was "snow much fun" to make.
I stamped 3 images coloured them all exactly the same. I cut a piece of white card 3x the length of one of the pictures. Rip at an angle and stamp the sentiments and images onto the card.
I matted as usual onto more card and stuck them to a DL scalloped card.
See you tomorrow

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Pleasant poppies

Pleasant poppies is a beautiful stamp set from stampin up and this card uses a small section of the stamp.
The purple card was embossed with a diamond folder (can't find the name sorry)
The cream panel was embossed with a dotty design.
A scalloped circle was placed behind the stamped circle.
The bow was made with a piece of tulli

See you tomorrow

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Ornamental branch

Another Christmas card.
The "branch" was. In a previous life a Docraft stamp with a poincettia. I cut this off!!!
Because it is a clear stamp I could see where I was stamping so I was able to join it in the middle.
Again the stamps are from Stampin up.
Another simple card that wasn't to bulky so would be better for posting.
See you tomorrow.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Christmas!!! Never too early.

This little number is a card I made for christmas. It did include several masks to achieve this "layered" look. It was coloured with promarkers. The stamps are from stampin up.
Iwould like to enter this in the C.R.A.F.T challenge

This is a simple little number! I love these florishes and leaves and thought I would try and keep this card as flat as possible. So I stamped a music score in black.
Arranged the florishes and leaves I stuck them with the minimum of glue so they were still floaty. The butterflies are stampin up ones and  are shaped and stuck with a small amount of glue. 
A close up of the florishes
See you tomorrow

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Baby Buddah

I decided it was time to get on and scrap my grandaughters she is 2 now!!!
Its hard to tell from this photo but the florishes are covered with gems as is the ends of the flags I used the spots and stripes collection from Papermania.
 Don't tell anybody but this is a future project for my ladies
See you tomorrow

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


So I know it's still along way off but thought I would show some of the Christmas cards we made in 2012.
A lot of our cards involve stamping this Christmas ones used stampin up stamps.
Ths is an A6 card. Cut a piece of red card 10cm x 14cm. Stamp a piece of 9.5cm x 13.5cm white card randomly with your stamps. Now cut a 2cm frame from the stamped card. Cut a 1.5cm frame from the piece you removed from the original frames.
Stamp you Sentiment.
Do the same with the piece of red. Now stick the stamped frames to the red and then stick them all together as shown.
Run a small amount of glue along the red edge and sprinkle with fine glitter 
This design can be done with any image stamped or printed.
Give it a go it is great fun.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Ist steps

I  tried taking these photos outside on Sunday as it was a dry day, so they are not the best.Sorry
This was a page we did at our monthly crop before Christmas.
 As you can see it uses very little paper so is a nice clean non fussy page. I love making flowers these were made with Xcut dies and using my favorite pine branch die. I also used a snowflake spray die. I think it is a marianne die but I'm not to sure.
See you tomorrow.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Oh heck

It's been such a long time but I'm back. I will try and be a better blogger.
So this little offering is from a batch of scrapbook layouts I have done. we are currently doing this one at my scrapbook crops.
The 12x12 card stock was a dotty coreordinations.
The papers are from home for christmas I used the X cut heart die and mats of black. the large heart was cut free hand and finished with a couple of gems.
The flower was made by cutting 8 small hearts folded in half and arranged in a circle. I topped the flower with a hand cut snowflake from a scrap of paper.
The leaves were cut from Cherry Lynn pine branch.
The title was cut on my cricut.
Our next scrapbook crop is on
 16th February
 so if you are interested in joining us send me an email at
Places need to be booked by 12th February as all kits are prepared in advance.