Friday, 7 December 2012

First Snow

Wow...that month went quickly ;) I am such a rubbish blogger! So here is my design for this month's challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy It is definitely worth entering this month, the prize is Bazzill cardstock!
I have used more of the Stampin Up papers that the lovely Cal sent me, take a moment to pop over to her blog HERE...she has just uploaded a couple of videos showing the new SU, it looks fab! I don't know how well you can see it on the photos but check out the glittery snowflakes. They were cut on the Big Shot and then sprayed with some Shimmer Paint mixed in a spritzer with some rubbing alcohol. They are so sparkly they almost look embossed. All available from Stampin Up :) Yet again my little sewing machine came into use, how fabby is the stitching round the edge of the layout? I love the pattern of the stitch. It's all been a bit stressful here with my eldest son going to various interviews for University. He has had 2 offers so far and has been asked to go to Oxford to interview next week...for four days!! Scary stuff! Why oh why aren't my paragraphs showing when I publish my blog :( Does anyone know?

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


Ooooops...where on earth did October go??? Isn't it amazing how quickly time goes sometimes. October passed me by with a few hiccups. The little free time I had I didn't manage to use very well and consequently completely failed to do a layout for The Cupboard Trilogy this month. There are some really good examples over there so worth having a look and joining in. CLICK HERE to see the latest challenge. The lovely Cal very kindly sent me some gorgeous Stampin' Up! papers to have a play with. Some of you may know that I used to be a SU demo a few years back but had to stop because I couldn't dedicate enough time to it to do what I really wanted to do. I do regret stopping and would love to do it again....maybe one day. Anyway, I digress. Here is a layout I have made with some of the Christmas papers.
Cal's blog is HERE, have a look over there because she makes some gorgeous stuff and can order these gorgeous papers from her :) By the way, she also has a charity raffle going on at the moment to win the most AMAZING two mini books. You can see the details over HERE. . . . Can you see the stitching on my layout? (Click on it to enlarge the image)....I bought a little sewing machine from IKEA and it's FAB! And a bargain at only £59...let me know if you want a review (leave me a comment if you do and I will do it if there is enough interest).

Monday, 22 October 2012

Blog Candy Winner!!!

A few days later than planned sorry! I spent Saturday at Cal's birthday crop....CLICK HERE to see her fabby blog. I had such a brilliant time and made 3 art journal backgrounds and half a layout (don't laugh....that's a lot for me!) I will photograph them soon to share. So.....the winner of my blog candy chosen by a Random Number Generator is: LYN CLARK! Congratulations Lyn! Please send your address to so I can pop it in the post to you.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Challenge #4 at the Cupboard Trilogy

I am thrilled to have been asked to join the Design Team as a permanent member over at the Cupboard Trilogy. The Challenge this month is Wings and here is my offering:
You can click on the image to enlarge it for a closer look. The layout was inspired by the quote up in the top right hand corner. It is from Unity Stamps as is the gorgeous little girl stamp on the bottom right corner...I adore her! The beautiful tulle is from the new Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter catalogue...I am no longer a demo myself but I still adore their products and can easily put you in contact with a demo if you want to get your hands on some :) The background is SU Crumb Cake cardstock sprayed with some of the AMAZING Dylusions Crushed Grape Ink Spray, I am dying to use some more of Dyan's ink and stamps on my scrapbook pages. Don't forget to have a look at my Blog Candy CLICK HERE it is really easy to enter and is rather nice (even if I do say so myself :D ) Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Blog Candy!!

We all love a bit of blog candy and I have been threatening to do it for a here we go... Ta Da:
You will get: A complete chipboard alphabet with multiple letter A blank canvas to alter A little pot crammed full of blossoms A packet of mini brads A spool of mini rik rak ( can colour it with ink) A moleskin cahier journal A pack of amazingly versatile Doodlebug white Paperfrills American Crafts brown alpha stickers 7 Gypsies cardstock stickers (I LOVE these!) A pack of Bo Bunny Bare Naked Chipboard, Bella Journee How fab???? So here's what you have to do: 1. Become a follower of my blog 2. Comment on this post Easy peasy! And if you want a second entry to win just share this on your own blog linking back to this post (and let me know you have done it in your comment so I can go and see your blog!) I will do the draw on 20th October, good luck!!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Sneak Peek and Candy

Just thought I'd share one of my most favourite stamped images of the she is in all her glory, a sneak peek of a project I can't share until next week
Went to Ikea last week and finally bought the wooden drawers I want to buy everytime I go there. I think I have a drawer obsession! They are on the left of my desk...the bottom row of 5 in a line I got from Freecycle a while ago, the set of 6 small drawers (holding scissors and tools) are from Boots last year, they were full of Gok Wan toiletries. The set next to them are the ones I got in to decide how to decorate them!
And last but not least.....BLOG CANDY!!!! Check back over the weekend cos I'm having a sort out and will be offering some goodies up for grabs!!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

I have been keeping a secret!

OMGoodness me, where on earth have the summer holidays gone? We have been so busy and I just can't believe that the kids go back to school and I go back to job number 1 next week :( (job number 1 is as a school photographer for the under 5s and job number 2 is a Zumba instructor for those of you who didn't know!) I have been keeping a little secret...I am guest designer this month over at The Cupboard Trilogy Pop on over and have a look on the fantastic challenge this month. Here is my take on it:
I took the middle line using Buttons, Lace and Eyelets. Don't look too closely at the eyelets as I am sure there are a few squashed ones.....I use a Cropodile Big Bite to set them, one of the best tools I ever bought. I was a bit heavy handed with the first few forgetting just how strong it is. Hope you like the layout and join in the challenge, will be looking out for your creations!