Thursday, 29 December 2011


Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, I did! Now you should have some new photographs and stories to tell in your layouts, I know I have!!
Anyway I have a couple of layout to share for Scrapbook Challenges it was my turn for last week's challenge. The challange was to 'get messy' and as you probably know I love getting messy with my paints and mists so this was right up my street! I created the challenge to use an old credit card or a piece of thick card with your paint. I did this for my background of my layout and then created my layout on top. I love the effect it gives.
A Christmas layout of my nephew from last year with his advent calender that I made for him. did you notice  the snowflake I cut it myself like we used to do when we were kids, folding it up and cutting it, thought it looked quite effective though!
Next up is Sketch 275 is now up. I made this layout using the sketch, another one of my nephew is the snow from last year.

I'm up to my eyeballs in wedding invitations at the moment!! I finally getting there with them now, there is a lot of printing in them so it would be a big help if my printer would print the same every time!!!
Thanks for looking! xx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas Journal 2-10

As promised I'm back with some Christmas Journal pages it has taken me a while to photograph them as you have had so many grey days! Anyway here are page 2 to 10, hope you like it! Be warned there's lots of photos!
Day 2 - Warmth is about the warm weather we were having compared to last year when we had snow!
Day 3 - I was asked to do a Christmas fair at a play school with my Phoenix cards, there wasn't many people there so it was slow!
Day 4- Mince pies we made our first batch! 

 Day 5- I started making some Christmas cards for family and friends.
 Day 6- We went to the Christmas market in Bath, we go every year.
 Day 7- I went to watch my class that I help at school do their nativity it was brilliant! One of the boy drew this for it, how good is that cow?!!
 Day 8- my sister came around for the evening and we made her Christmas cards, 50 of them! They were all really easy just using punches, how lovely is my new MS snowflake punch?! I've always wanted one!!
 Day 9- I bought some new fairy lights, they are lovely!
 Day10- We took my nephew on the Santa Express steam train, it was great to see his little face light up when he saw the train!
That's it for now I don't want to over load you! I must admit I am behind with it as I've been mad busy with the wedding invites.

If I don't get chance to pop back in before, I would like to wish everyone of you lovely blog readers a very Merry Christmas! Have a good one!
Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Monday, 19 December 2011

Presents That Mean The Most

Yesterday's challenge at The Studio was to create a page about the best gift you gave or received  I went for this photo of me when I was 6! I was given a doll and cot, I loved it and played with so much!! It doesn't have to be the biggest of presents that mean the most!
 This layout is a bit different for me, I went for a vintage Christmas feel. I find it's good to experiment with different styles though!
There's a great prize up for grabs as always at The Studio, make sure you check it out, we would love to see your entries!

Here's a bit of sunshine to brighter up this nasty day!  Sketch 274 is up at Scrapbook challenges. Here's my take on the sketch:
I painted a big circle on the cardstock and then had fun playing with scraps of October Afternoon papers! I punched a few butterflies and added some mini buttons too!

Back Soon xx

Thursday, 15 December 2011


Just popped in to show you this layout I made using Sketch 273 from Scrapbook Challenges. We have a brand new forum now, it's not quite finished but when it's finished it will be great! 
I used the gorgeous Sidewalk papers from October Afternoon, I love these papers the colours are lovely. I happened to pick up these Thickers when I got the papers and found they matched perfectly!
My nephew in the summer scooting his way to the park!
Back with more Christmas journal soon!
Thanks for looking! xx

Friday, 9 December 2011

Christmas Journal 2011!

I gone for a different size of Christmas Journal this year it's 5"x 8" and I've gone landscape too. I'm really enjoying it being different! I kind of run out of ideas for pages doing the last two all portrait!  Here's the front cover:
Here are some of the foundation pages, with some paint splatters! Different sized and shaped pages again, I love them different! This is a red envelope, never put an envelope in before but love it already!
I have only put one number in it as I knew what I would be doing for this date, the rest of the pages are number free so I can swap them around it I want to.

I've stamped on some of the pages too. this page as stamped snowflakes and the word believe!
 And finally the first page- Advent my little advent calender are these Reindeer Droppings, you taste surprisingly lovely! I have one dropping a day!
Hope you like it so far!
Back with more pages soon!
Thanks for stopping by. xx

Monday, 5 December 2011

Who's Bugging You?

This week at The Studio we had to use Christmas papers for a non christmassy layout. Here's my take, I used the papers from Echo Parks, Everyone loves Christmas range. 
I took this photo of my nephew in Ashton Court a few weeks ago, he loves looking out for bugs and insects so I found a ladybird and gave it to him, he loves them! You do have to be a bit careful he doesn't squash them though!!!
I'll be back soon with the start of my Christmas Journal 2011!
Thanks for stopping by! xx