Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Back in Business

Thankfully it was a faulty printer cartridge and all is well now so yesterday I spent the afternoon sorting and running off a few shots and today I finally got to scrap.

Last week I treated myself to the new Basic Grey Lime Rickey range of patterned papers thinking they would be fab for cards but perfect for wrong was I. Now don't get me wrong I love the papers but bloody hell they're not easy to work with and match embellishments too so after many hours I eventually came up with this...

I've scrapped this photo many times but I always use black & white papers and I did debate about going back to my comfort zone and there were times when that looked highly likely but I wanted a zingy look for it as its going in my youngest son's album and he's such a colourful little soul I wanted it to resemble his personality...all I can say is thank heaven its done and comfort zone here I come!!

Friday, 17 April 2009

New Day, New Name

Time for a change, even though I liked my old blog name someone managed to get the link to it through my Facebook account and decided it would be fun to stir up a little bit of trouble even though nothing malicious is to be found on this blog so I have taken the decision to rename and it was my son that came up with, wait for it...Paws Galore, which is kinda cute so there you go.

I did this the other night, the story behind the miserable son is that I needed a victim to pose for me to practise on for an online photography workshop I was doing in the Summer of 2007. By this point I had already taken lots of shots and I was silly enough to say 'just a few more shots' and the reply that came with the screwed up face was 'No Way' and the little frog has my muttered reply lol, kids eh!!

I have another one to share later, but first my floor needs to dry and then I can take a photo so I'll be back later.

Here we go the missing layout I photographed earlier, again featuring Kyle this time on his 11th Birthday unwrapping his UBFunkeys Starter Kit, these are just the cutest little dudes on the block.

Supplies: BG patterned paper, Core'dinations cardstock, Hambly rub-ons, Prima bling, Sizzix dies and KaiserCraft bling.

Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo patterned papers, die-cuts and blackboard, Bazzill chips, 7Gypsies 'observations' stamp, Thickers & Doodlebug alphabet stickers.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Easter Frog Obsession

Yep its true I've ditched the cute bunnies and fluffy chicks in preference for frogs lol, don't like them in real life but I do love the new Penny Black stamps and this adorable Sizzix die :)

I wasn't happy with my youngest son's BunBun card and so this afternoon I set about making him a colourful frog one and I absolutely love the end result, a bit unusual for me to actually like a card I've made!

I also spent Good Friday night scrapping away with this layout again of my youngest son on his 6th Birthday so engrossed in the latest Nintendo game that he never noticed me take this shot complete with his big toe curled in concentration...bless :)

Layout Supplies: Core-dinations cardstock, Fancy Pants Papa patterned paper, AL & BoBunny stamps, Bazzill Just the Edge, Adornit alphabet stickers and KaiserCraft bling.
Card Supplies: Imaginisce Twitterpated patterned paper, AC ribbon, sentiment stamp Sizzix frog die, Hero Arts black bling and Slice Design Cards for the scalloped circle and greetings plate.

Happy Easter

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Easter Cards

Just some family Easter cards I've made. The BunBun one is probably going to be redone as I prefer the one with the frog on which I've done for my eldest son, I think I prefer the bright colours as opposed to traditional Spring colours.

Supplies: Penny Black BunBun stamp, Imaginisce patterned paper, Maya Road flower, MM brad, AC ribbon.

Supplies: Crate Paper patterned paper, BG patterned paper and Itsy Bitsy stamps, Penny Black greeting stamp, MM flower and brad, Kaisercraft bling.

Supplies: Imaginisce Twitterpated patterned papers, Penny Black Toadily T for Transparent stamps and AC ribbon.
Enjoy the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

Sunday, 5 April 2009


Its been a while ago since I uploaded anything, it appears my days are just running away with me.
I have managed to catch a few hours to do some scrapping in the last week.
I love Fish & Kids purely because the title is just perfect for the photo which was taken on Cannock Chase Sculpture Walk where kids are encouraged to interact with art.

Supplies: Basic Grey Archaic patterned papers, rub-ons, brad and stamps, Adornit, Doodlebug Loopy Lou and Thickers Playhouse alphabets, Bazzzill Just the Edge and Flourish Slice design card.
Just Chillin' is another one taken on Cannock Chase capturing my eldest son watching what his little brother was up to on the other end of the fallen branch.

Supplies: KaiserCraft What a Hoot patterned papers & bling, Prima felt, AL Stamps, Hambly rub-on owl, Bazzill Just the Edge, Doodlebug Loopy Lou and Thickers Playhouse alphabet stickers.

Hopping mad with frogs and my youngest son on the cargo net at the Adventure Playground on Cannock Chase, he's such a sweetie and has the most adorable smile that I wanted to create a fun feel to the layout.

Supplies: 3 Bugs in a Rug patterned paper, stickers and die-cuts, Queen & Co felt border, Bazzill pompom ribbon, flower and In Stitch'z, Maya Road chipboard swirl and KaiserCraft bling.

Claire x