Friday, 30 April 2010


Yes - I've finished my shrug, here are a few photo's (don't look at me tho - I hate having my photo taken but just had to here!) so you could see that it really fits too!
I did enjoy making it, it's been about 12 years since I've knitted & I am really pleased with the result!

And a couple of sneak peeks of the May kit over at Sarah's Cards These kits are sooooooo full of goodies, get yourself over there if you want one - you won't be disappointed!!

Right, I must leave you now cos' I'm shatterd & my craftroom is a complete tip!!

Be back soon, thanx for popping in! :)

Sunday, 25 April 2010

How many chipboard alpha's does a crafter need?

....... I thought I was doing good by using up the mounds of alphas in this room - didn't realise that I have to use the bloomin' negatives too!!!
Well, when I say I'm gonna do something, I stick to my word & do it! So over the weekend I've done another 2 layouts trying to do just that - here they are ............

A few photo's of DGD Olivia playing about on the stairs pulling faces thru the rails.
I trimmed the alphas here with my Woodware trimmer & scalloped blade then stripped off the shiny paper from each & painted with daubers to go with some scraps of Crate paper Baby Doll & used a couple of rub-ons here & there - oh & some Dymo tape too!
I'm not really fussed on this layout tho cos' I think it's way too busy!

Little Henry a while back dribbling whilst teething - how cute!!
For this I used Farm fresh by October Afternoon, found this hiding in the cortner the other day & thought I best get it used - well some of it anyway!
Can you believe I still have tons of these bloomin' alphas left, one thing I've learned is NOT to buy so many in future!!!

Thanx for your kind comments girls, hope you've had a lovely sunny weekend, we've got a wedding next week so it better be nice for that!!

Oh, Gertie asked if I'd finished my knitting project yet, I have about 5 more rows to do then I'll see the finished result ............. it's all on one circular needle now so just looks like a big lump! LOL I'll take photo's & upload if it's any good - if not then I'll take photo's of it in the bin! hahahaha!

See you soon!

ETA: just noticed the photo's are C**P ........ will try again tomorrow!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Here comes summer ..............

.......... well I hope so anyway!!
It's been so warm here today it's hard to believe that it was snowing just a few weeks ago!
I've been doing a bit more scrapping to try & bring down the mountains of stash I have in this room - it's such a great feeling to use even the tiniest thing that I've had for sooooooo long!! Hopefully I can keep it up til' it brings those mountains down a bit so they just look like hills! LOL

This is Olivia sometime last year laughing at something on TV & wearing one of her many hats!
I used MME Abbey Road papers here, AC thickers & some Basic Grey brads that I've had for ages. I also used some Shimmerz Spritz paints for my background - first time I've tried these & loved them - watch this space!LOL

Our new addition Charlotte - I haven't used anything old for this page but thats cos' I still have tons of Dear Lizzy to use up & I had to use something new & pretty for our new granddaughter, these fabric papers are just sooooo nice to use!

Not really my favourite layout but gosh everything on this is old even the photo's of Henry aged 8 months! Scenic Route chipboard alphas, MM red spotty paper & Dymo tape ........... I was determined to use those alphas (still have them in black & cream too!!!) I am quite pleased with the finished result so might make one for Olivia & Charlotte now & see if I can get rid of the rest of the letters!

Right, thats me for tonight, I'm in the middle of sorting thru my patternd papers - sorry I started!! :(

Thanx for calling in, please leave a comment cos' it does cheer me up!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

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

......... I'm back with some more photo's of my scrapping!

This one is for my 'me' album, I did it from a sketch from Sketchbook at Studio Calico & used Cosmo Cricket Material Girl. As I've been a sewer almost all of my life I thought I'd best scrap about it! LOL

My beloved Dear Lizzy showing off my beloved dear granddaughter Olivia - two of my favourites right now! Don't you just love a toddler in just a vest on a summers day running round the garden with not a care in the world? Oh, this was done from one of the sketches from SB too!

Another from SB sketches, DGS Henry's profile - another of my faves, babies cute profiles ............ nothing better!

Right thats it! ........... looks like I best get busy & do a bit more scrappin' LOL

Thanx again for coming to my blog & for your comments, hope you have a lovely sunny day wherever you are tomorrow, see you soon!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Isn't life better with a bit of sunshine?

It's been gorgeous here again today & hopefully it'll last over the weekend!!

Right, I haven't really got anything exciting to talk about today apart from I've been scrapping quite a bit lately oh, and I've been knitting too!! I haven't knitted for soooooo many years but I saw the yarn in Hobbycraft a few weeks ago so I bought it thinking if I don't get on with it knit-wise then I'll crochet something instead.
Well, it took me over a week to find a circular needle first off & then once I started the pattern I soon realised that my tension was far too tight cos' it was turning out too small so I had to undo & start all over with a bigger size! :( good job it's done in superchunky!! LOL
Anyway, I've not got far to go & will be finished in the next few days so I'll upload once I'm done & tried it for size!

This is the yarn & pattern I'm doing, I'm doing it double cos' they didn't have the one I wanted - you've got to improvise if you can't get what you want eh??!!

Right here's a few photo's of some of the pages I've done too - can't show you them all yet but these will do for now! :)

This was Rachaels class at the retreat in Warrington last month, I've altered it slightly to work with my photo and I really enjoyed it, I loved the different techniques that were new to me - thanx hun ;)

This is Henry last year in Animal Kingdom, he was so scared of Balloo bear - bless him! I used the Cosmo Cricket Joyride for this, one of my new faves right now!!

This one is Olivia being guided thru the snow by her daddy last winter, here I've used Crate Cottage collection -

and another of her having a bit of a sulk in the garden!
I'm trying to use up my mountains of stash before I'm buried underneath it all!!!

I'm not able to upload anymore photo's to this post so I promise I'll come back tomorrow & share the rest of what I've done with you - honestly I will! :)

Thanx for visiting as always - those who come & check on me regularly must be very patient!!

See you tomorrow!