Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Zebra Print

I didn't do that must scrapping last week and the scrapping I did do was DT stuff so can't show you just yet! I was trying to get some jobs done and get some new things sorted for my shop but more on that later!

I had a very busy weekend as my sister, Claire and brother-in-law, Andy were down for the weekend to celebrate my sister's 30th Birthday, which was a couple of weeks ago now but she was away so this was the first time we had to celebrate it as a family. I had been thinking for a while what cake to make her and in the end I went with Zebra print icing!! She has just come back from safari in Africa and saw loads of animals so I thought it might go down well!
I also made this little elephant out of icing to go on the top.
Claire loved it! We had a lovely family meal and a slice of cake and some bubbly for afters!
This is the card I made for her, just some random Thickers, (great way to use odd letters up!) and some punched stars but she loved this too!
We had a lovely weekend. We got a light covering of snow of Friday evening and it is still about now I keep wishing for more! We did get a few flutters today but not that much, need more I love snow it makes everything look so pretty.

The challenge for The Studio this week was  'It's our Sunday sketch challenge this week! I've created a sketch for you, and the challenge along with it is to use a monochromatic colour scheme'.

We had a lovely sketch to use but I did find the monochromatic bit quite difficult as I like using lots of different colours in my layouts but i did my best with a lot of blue!
I'm added some new embellishment to my shop tomorrow, not in a kit form but something a bit different so make sure to check them out tomorrow, I would love to see you in the shop!

I can't believe it's December tomorrow already, I'm not as ready for it as I hoped! I haven't done too bad through as my journals ready and waiting to be filled. I will be back with a post about that soon and maybe a couple of pages from it too!

Hope your enjoying the snow where you are, keep warm! xx

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Precocious Paper

Friday was my second Designer Friday for Precocious Paper. Amanda and I had 2 projects each up on Tessa's blog. I made these two layouts for it using Tessa gorgeous flowers. The first one is a photo from when we went to the arboretum for our family picnic last month. It's a gorgeous old tree and the sunlight was shining through it and making it glow.
 I used lots of mist on this one and one of Tessa lovely sewing pattern flowers, these flowers are go useful they go with anything and look great at the same time!

 This second one is of my cupcakes when I was trying out two tone pink icing. i used one of Tessa's Cupcake Poppies on here as it went so well with the theme!!
 It's also Sunday again today so another challenge went up on The Studio blog. this weeks challenge was 'Have you started (or finished) your Christmas shopping? This week your challenge is to scrapbook about shopping! Maybe you'll scrap your shopping list, pictures of your favourite purchases or journal about how much you detest heading to the supermarket.' So I decided to go with Christmas shopping as we went this week not that we got anything but I love seeing all the Christmas windows and all the decorations and gifts and the Christmas lights too! I especially love going Christmas shopping in Bath so it's such a pretty city and all the decorations make it even more pretty and it makes you feel full of Christmas cheer, can you tell I love Christmas!!! I think they must of thought I was a bit strange taking a photo of their shop window but it had to be done, the things we do for scrapping eh?!  Go and check out what the other great DT members did.

 And it just so happens that this layout features another sew pattern flower!! I've been enjoying doing a bit of Christmas scrapping, I used lots of detail on this one.
You must go and check out all the new Christmas items Tessa's just added to her shop too, they are all gorgeous!

I've spent time this weekend putting my Christmas journal together, I'm just using bits and pieces of Christmas paper that I had left from other Christmas journals, cards and scrapping! It's a mix of different size pages too, I'm pleased with how it's turning out though! Need to get some scrapping done this week as I've got challenges etc, needing to be done and I want to leave time for my journal in December!

Hope you've enjoyed your weekend whatever you got up too!
Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Christmas Come Early

I thought I would share with you a couple of layouts I made with my Christmas kit from my shop it's called 'Traditional Cheer' Here's the kit:
It's full of Christmas embellishments in traditional red, green and gold. I used lots from the kit for this first one. I used the sequin waste to mist over, it's good as a mask as the mist just wipes off it! I ruffled the red crepe paper and used a piece of the gold crepe paper for the back of it.
I painted the chipboard gingerbread man in red and when gave him some detail in white paint. I used the festive cord, put a bow in it and threaded 2 of the pins through it. I also used my handmade flower embellishment, 2 felt stars a felt snowflake and one of the festive words!
The next one is of my dog Jack, he loves Christmas for the wrapping paper, he waits until you open a present and then takes the paper and rips it up!
I used the red happy Christmas ribbon, the felt snowflakes and another one of my handmade embellishments.
I had fun ripping up Christmas papers and using white paint!

There is even another Christmas kit due in the shop tomorrow!

Back with more soon xx

Sunday, 14 November 2010


It's Sunday again so time for another challenge to inspire you over at The Studio! This weeks challenge is we want you to think about how lucky you are! Do you consider yourself 'lucky'? What is your idea of luck? Create a project about YOU and what being lucky means in your eyes.
Here's the layout I created for it:

I don't know if I lucky or not but I'm blessed with lots of good things in my life and that's lucky enough for me! I had fun  with this one, I splattered  the card stock with some pink paint and then layered up! I didn't mind where anything went I just stuck it on I folded most of my paper strips and then embellished it with some lace and trim, buttons, bling and a few cross stitches.
And it just so happens it's my big sister's 30th Birthday today, she's currently on holiday in Africa so I must say a big Happy Birthday Claire, I'm lucky to have a sister like you!  Looking forward to the celebrations in a couple of weeks time, what cake am I going to make?!

 The next one was the first one I did after not doing anything last week so it felt good to do it, I didn't know if I could still scrap after a week off!!! My nephew Rowan being a pop star, he loves singing, maybe he gets it from his auntie!!
 I love these bright colours on black. Look at those sparkly stars!!
 The third one I need to show you was my layout for winning the sketch on Sarah's Cards, I got to join in with the DT this month by creating a example of the next sketch. I used my favourite manufacturers again October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket!
I received my parcel of my free goodies from them this week so I'm lucky to have some lovely new papers to play with, I will take a photo and show you when the weather improves!
Aren't I lucky to have a very photogenic nephew that I get to look after and spend time with every week?!

So I'm very lucky at the moment!!
I have more layouts to share that I can't show you quite yet so I'm be back again soon.
Thanks for popping in and leaving your lovely comments! xx

Monday, 8 November 2010


Yesterday's challenge at The Studio was to make a layout about friendship but it had a twist you can not use any patterned paper! Here's the layout I made for it:
I had to scrap these lovely photos of my nephew, Rowan and his best friend, they are adorable with each other, Rowan loves to give his friend, Alexa kisses!! I used some paint and patterned material instead! I cut the butterflies out of cardstock and drew a swirly pattern on them with a white pen, you can't see it that well here but it catches the light.
 Friday night we went to see some fireworks with Rowan, he was so excited! It was a real shame it rained the whole time we were there though. We were pleased when the fireworks finally started so we could go home after them! Rowan did manage to stay awake just long enough to see them, he didn't mind the bangs at all but he was fast asleep by the time we got back to the car!!
 The firework were great though, got some great photos!
I didn't really do much last week I just had one of those weeks where I didn't feel like doing anything so hopefully this week will be better as I need to get creating again!

While I'm here I must say a very Happy Birthday to my lovely friend Beki, hope you having a great day Beks!

Hopefully I'll be back soon with what I create! Thanks for looking! xx