Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Hope you had a wonderful crafty Christmas ..............

....... I did!!
We had Nat, Joe & Henry over for Xmas dinner & a stay til' Boxing day but poor Natalie was really poorly & still is so she didn't enjoy it at all! :(
Henry had tons of fun as did the rest of us playing with his toys! haha!

As it's been rather quiet over the holidays I've been busy scrapping & altering a printers tray that I've had for ages, here's some photo's of what I've been up to ..........

These first two were created with the lovely MME Alphabet soup, I love this range to bits & still have a bit more left for a couple more pages!

Theses two were done using the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - these are just my cup of tea, the colours are fab IRL and they do for either boy or girl which is always a bonus!!

I've also done this printers tray in CC Circa 1934, we're having our lounge decorated in the new year & I've decided I love the colours together & will go with this combination for it, so this will fit right in!

Right thats all for tonight, gonna play some more with the fab CC I think, thanx for popping in & please leave me some comments, it makes it all worth while & I love to read them & also link back to your place! :)

See you soon!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

It's begining to look a lot like .........

......... Christmas in our house!!

Just a few random pics from around our house!

I've also been knitting & scrapping - knitted this a few weeks ago but only just got round to uploading here!

And some pages I've done lately ........................

for this one I used the fabulous MME Alphabet soup - love the colour combo's in this & I also had to do a bit of hand stitching, my new love for my pages!

Again using the above & some older stash I came across while cleaning my room last week! Clear accents by Fancy Pants & some brads!

MME Alphabet soup again but mixed with some spray mica mists by 'that special touch' which are available HERE they're brilliant and even tho I was a bit scraed of using them at first, it's another technique I've tried & really like!

Right thats me for today, off to have an early night!

Thanx for coming to see me & please leave a comment if you re-visit, i'd love to know what you think of my creations & my blog!
see you soon ..........

Friday, 26 November 2010

A few bits............

........ to share.
I've been creating so I thought I'd pop on & share them with you!

Dean & Rachel having a bit of fun a couple of days before he went off to Afghan, I used some WRMK papers for this. The hearts are handstitched.

Self explanitory really! Olivia sulking in our porch!! :) I call her this when she's in a mood! Also done using WRMK & the butterfly is a die cut by Marianne (SP?)

This photo I have scrapped before but I like it so why not?? LOL
Crate was used for this & some spray mists by Tattered Angels, a technique I know I'll use again very soon!

Right, thats me for now, I've just blocked a sleevless cardi that I've been working on so once it's dry I'll show you it!

Thanks again for your comments, see you soon!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

It's 'That' time of year ...................

.......... when the time has come for me to create one of these ..........

I have to make a new one of these every year & so far this is my favourite!
I used MME 'I Belive' papers & chipboard elements, little paper mache boxes (from Hobbycraft in last years sale!!) Stickles, Thickers numbers & Lilybee rub-ons. I was surprised how quick this was to make!!

I've also been busy creating a couple of box frames that I've had for year & came across last week, for these I used leftover scraps of October Afternoon, these now decorate the walls in my craftroom - hope you like them!!

That's all for today, I'll see you soon!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Long time no post!!! .....................

........... so sorry but I have been a busy bee! With D & R & our beautiful granddaughters being home for a couple of weeks then my weekend away with the girls from Sarah's then other priorities come first!
It was so nice to have Dean & family home, it was also really great to have him back on UK soil safe & sound from his trip to Afghan - I really miss them already!! :(

Right, back to what this blog was set up for in the beginning, crafting!

I've been busy doing just that! First off I created a page for the latest sketch challenge over at Sarah's Blog

This is Henry, our gorgeous grandson, who quite strangely could belong to our youngest son, he gets more like him everyday! I used the very nice BG Oliver for this page. If you would like the chance of winning an E-Voucher on Sarah's Blog then get yourself over there & play along, we'd love to see your take on the sketch.

At the weekend away at the barn I created 5 pages & also tried a couple of new techniques - thanx to Lou :)
Here's the inked ones, something I 'never' do cos' I like the 'clean' look .......... well no more I tell you!! LOL

I used the new MME Halloween range for these & the next one.

These are the other two that I did but, now I think they look rather bare - maybe it's cos' I didn't use ink??!! .............. what do you think??

Right, enough from me for today, I'm still trying to catch up on my sleep from the past few weeks!!

I won't leave it so long next time - promise!!

Thanx for popping in & for any comments you might leave me!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Some lost layouts.............

........ well 'not' really lost but realised I hadn't uploaded!!

This one I did a while back, I used some Coredinations cardstock on this & some old bits & bobs I came across while clearing my space, I love the effect of that Prima felt mat.

This one I did at a crop a couple of weeks ago, just trying to make a hole in all the 'older' stash before breaking into the 'newer' stuff!! LOL

I'll be back soon to show you some bits I've been working on for Sarah's Blog ................. some yummy MME - can't get enough of MME!!

Thanx for stopping by, please come back soon!

Monday, 11 October 2010


...@ the Pink Booby 5 crop!
This past weekend I attended the 24 hour fund raising event for breast cancer awareness for the 3rd year but, this year was a bit different! I was asked to design a class & although I wasn't feeling very well (and did contemplate ringing to cancel!!) I got there about 10:30. Everyone who took my class did a fantastic job & quite a few changed it up a bit to make it their own! Although I didn't get much done in all day it was lovely to meet up with everyone who I hadn't seen for a while & of corse spend some pennies (well more than I should have!!)in Sarah's shop! Gorgeous goodies I just couldn't have resisted! LOL
Anyway, here's a pic of the page I designed ........

I also did this page to show how different it looks using other papers & just one photo!

Right, off to bed now cos' I'm still shattered, don't know how all those who stayed late or even overnight managed it!!

See you soon with some sneak peeks!

Oh, CONGRATULATIONS Jen & Michael on the birth of your baby son Ben ............ can't wait to see pics!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

As promised ..................

........ crochet photo's!
Here's a few of the little cardies etc I made while away on holiday last month, they're all for our expected granddaughter who is due to arrive at the begining of December!

First up are a couple of little waistcoats, I loved making these cos' they were so quick to do & are very soft in a lovely baby cotton. (the green one looks very 'lime-y' here but is much nicer in real life!!)

These two are what I would call 'old fashioned matinee coats' they're tiny, so cute & mummy loves them!

These two are my favourite, again made with soft baby cotton & the frills make them looks soooo trendy! LOL I still have hats to make to match both of these!

OK, thats it for now, I'll be back tomorrow with some scrapping I've done lately!

Thanx for visiting!