Monday, 30 November 2009

More to share

Here's some bits and pieces to share with you. The first layout I made a little while ago and haven't uploaded it yet, it needs to be in today!!! It is for the studio 16th challenge.

The challenge was:

1.Dust off those eyelet setters! Yep, we want to see what you can do with those eyelets you all bought and never used! If you honestly don’t have any, then you can substitute them with brads.
2.Your title should include a number
3.Complete your journaling in a ‘list’ style

Can you believe I actually don't own any eyelets or brads! I never got into them so I couldn't do that part of the challenge but I did the other 2 parts!

The photo is of my nephew on his first Birthday. I wanted to record everything he loved doing at 1 year old. This one is another of my nephew on the train slide at the park. I made it look like the slide and I got my shimmer mists out again.

I can't wait to get started on my Christmas journal tomorrow, I haven't made one before. I'm not following anything just making my own up really. I've been doing some prep for it, I made these number spots.

And I also made my own journaling cards, which I really pleased with. Sorry about the photo, poor light!

There will be more to share soon, with the beginning of my journal!

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 28 November 2009


My lovely friend Beki has given me this award, it's a really nice one so I have to pass it on. I can't believe my little blog has been given 2 awards already! Thank you Beks.

I have to tell you 5 random facts about me, let me think!!

1. I climbed up Snowdon when I was about 11 years old and got to the top! I even have a badge to prove it!

2. I lactose intolerant, so I can't eat much dairy produce.

3. I went traveling around New Zealand in a camper van for 3 weeks in 2002. I celebrated my 18th Birthday there by watching whales and dolphins in the wild, it was fab.

4. I love ribbon, I can't get enough of it! Every layout I make usually has some sort of ribbon of it.

5. I have a dog called Jack, he's a black and white Cocker spaniel. He's gorgeous and such good company!

I would like to pass this on to 5 people with blogs that I love, they are:

1. Laura 2. Sarah 3. Reija 4. Angie 5. Rachael

All your scrapping is brilliant!

Right that's it for now, I have more to share, some layouts and some Christmas journal prep so I'll be back soon!

Hope you're having a great weekend. xx

Monday, 23 November 2009


Here's a bit of a catch up, I haven't been felling great lately got a bit of a cold about me so haven't been doing all that much but here's what I have been doing!

My sister's birthday meal went well the weekend before last. We had a lovely family day, it felt a bit like Christmas! This is the cake I made her, it was a chocolate and Guinness cake. I hadn't made it before but it went down really well and my sis loved it, which is the main thing! I'm afraid I couldn't quite fit all the candles on!! After lunch we went to a patchwork quilt show it was really good. There were so many different types there. My sister has been making her patchwork quilt for about 3 years so it was good for her to see and to make her want finish off hers. Really looking forward to seeing it finished sis!

I managed to find my album for my Christmas journal. I got it in Paperchase, it's a small kraft binder. I also got the pages that go in it. I'm really pleased with it, I just need my Christmas papers. still waiting for the new October afternoon papers to arrive. They should be here some time this week so fingers crossed! I'm going to use bits of other ranges that I like too.

I went to a Craft fair on Saturday, it was a bit disappointing not all that much there and it was a bit pricey! A little early to be hearing carol singers, it would of helped if they were them singing better!! It was such a awful day, the rain was pouring down so got a bit wet! I hope the weather improves soon.

Nearly finished my Christmas cards, just need to make a few more for my mum and mine. I have currently made about 90 cards so I've done quite well! I am hoping to get them all finished by the 1st so I can get on with my journal. I can't believe it's nearly December!! I am working on present for my nephew that needs to be finish by then so I need to get on with it! Can you guess what it is yet?!!

Anyway think that's about it. I will have some crafty things to show you soon.
Take care

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Autumn Colour

Just a quick layout to show you. It's of the trees that I took a photo of in the park the other day. I used the Cosmo Cricket Nugmeg papers they are so lovely I love the colours perfect for photos of autumn colour.

In other news Happy Birthday to my big sis, Claire. Hope you have a great day at the wedding and I hope you don't get blow away!!! Looking forward to our family dinner tomorrow.

The Christmas card orders are going well. I have finished a couple more orders and I have one more to do and some for my mum and mine!! So still keeping me busy!

I want to do a Christmas journal this year too. I need to find an album of some sort for it and get that sorted, it will soon be December!

What terrible weather it is today, it's a perfect day for crafting so that is what I'm doing!!

Have a good weekend! xx

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Happy Birthday Beki!

Just a quick post to wish my lovely friend Beki a very Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day and I'm looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. xx

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

A bit sketchy

This is layout I did of the Twisted sketch #021. I made it a bit different to the sketch. I have wanted to do some bubble wrap painting for a while now so I thought this was the one to do it on! The twist was to use alpha so that was easy! I used more October Afternoon papers, yes I'm addicted!!!
I had a lovely day with my nephew on Saturday we took him to a park so he could go on the swings which he's loves so much he never wants to get off! When you stop the swing to get him off he shakes he head!! I love all the autumn colours about so I took some photos of the lovely trees so I can scrap them.

When we started walking down the hill to go but my nephew had other ideas, he wanted to get back on the swing!!

I love this photo, I just need some nice new autumny papers to go with it!!
I have been trying to finish off my sister's Christmas card order, I need to get on with them as she wants them by the weekend after next. I'm not doing too bad on them so it shouldn't take too long to finish them.
Hopefully I'll be back soon with more layouts for you! xx