Monday, 20 December 2010

How Cute?

To cute is how much, this little masterpiece was made this morning by my son whose only 9 but he certainly worked my threading water punch better than I ever could especially corners, he created it using bits that were on my throw away pile.
I absolutely love it.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Sunday, 5 December 2010


As promised a few Christmas cards, some mediocre and some better!!

I'll hopefully be making some more this week, however, I need to do a spot of shopping first... more dies, tis a weakness but hey it is Christmas time afterall.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

OK, I'll Admit...

Its been a while and I promise that by tomorrow there will be some Christmas cards posted on here.
To be truthful its not been entirely my fault, my laptop has had an adventure with the Tech Guys at PCWorld to try and locate an apparently military wiped set of photos. Vanished is whats happened to them and while I'm a £100 better off, I've lost some very special photos of the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show... gutted but hey ho, I'll just have to go again!
Be back tomorrow with a few seasonal creations.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Another CJ Home

As promised last week here are some photographs of my Make a Birthday Card CJ. The idea of this CJ is to offer me a little inspiration when my mojo has wandered off somewhere and I need to make a card.

The original post and my pages are HERE.

OK then, here we go.

Clare's entry...

Sandra's entry...

Helen's entry...

Denise's entry...

Lesley's entry...

Hazel's entry...

Kirsty's entry...

Jo's entry...

and Fi's entry...

Thank you to everyone who took time to make wonderful cards and a lovely CJ to boot but I'm not taking part or hosting another one!!

Friday, 30 July 2010

Thank You!

Whoops, scrapbooking has been put on the back burner at the moment as I just don't feel like creating anything, however, half term was catching up with me and I had to make a teacher present and card.

EJ's teacher happened to mention she was an avid reader, much like myself and I decided what better way of saying thanks for a particularly brilliant teaching year than to make her a bookmark.

Instantly I fell in love with this little duck holding a daisy, so I spent many a morning camped by the window cross stitching and I'm pleased with how he (yes hes a he) has turned out.

I also made a 'Thank You' card which I took inspiration from an old copy of Card Trends.

Supplies: Woodware card base, Kaisercraft bling, Hampton Arts stamps, Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots, Spellbinders labels and various scraps of cardstock.

I'll upload photos in the coming week of my CJ which arrived back home last week.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Christmas time in our house is always Uno time, we love the game and my eldest son was busily opening another Uno spin off... this time Uno Extreme in 2008.
I'm not a big fan of scrapping Christmas but I have to admit I quite liked doing this one even though I seem to scrap all my winter & Christmas photographs during blistering hot weather!

Supplies: Bazzill cardstock and Just the Edge, MME Be Merry patterned papers, Spellbinders nestling star dies, Jolee's Christmas decoration, Papermania HoHoHo clip and Making Memories sparkly red alphabet letters.

Until I scrap again,

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

1973 CJ Home!

Yes its back home having travelled the length and breadth of the Country and its full of interesting facts and photos from the year I was born, 1973.
A link to my original post with all the photos of my entries etc can be found HERE.

First stop was with Louise in Durham, who chose the Top 5 chart.

Next was Linda who went with mobile phones, I bet you didn't know that in 1973 the first mobile phone call was made.

Jill decided on some of the headlines that were prominent during that year.

Off it went up to Scotland for Angela to complete her entry on Births and Deaths.

Onwards to Lynn who showed me what my parents might have been watching.

Back down South again for Caz to complete her entry on cars.

Nottingham now for Megs to complete her layout on the dreaded fashion of the decade that style completely forgot.

And finally back to Rachael in the South who finished off with a fantastic quiz.

Big thanks to all of you who took part and looked after my journal.
I've also been busy doing a few CJ entries myself, the first called Tiny Teddy. This little lavendar bear has been having her own adventures and we've all had to photograph her so it can be turned into a little story for the owner's young daughter. Teddy arrived at my house just in time for Easter, lucky bear!

Next was one called Milk & Sugar about quaint little coffee shops in your area, sadly Rugeley isn't blessed with any so I blew caution to the wind and decided on Central Perk in New York, I mean whats an aeroplane trip amongst friends looking for a good cuppa coffee lol.

I have also managed to scrap a photograph that I've been pulling faces over for months now. Its a Birthday layout and everyone knows my hatred for doing these, anyway it didn't turn out too badly.

Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Cosmo Cricket patterned papers, chipboard and die cuts, Hero Arts, Heidi Swapp and Autumn Leaves rubber stamps and KaiserCraft bling.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Happy Easter

My favourite time of year albeit I would prefer a little sunshine, nevetheless its chocolate heaven time... bliss.
Just a few Easter cards to share.
Supplies: Imaginisce patterned paper, DCWV & Core'dinations cardstock, Slice spring design card for the eggs and little caterpillar, Alota sentiment stamp (I think), Kaisercraft bling and Crate Paper rubber stamps.

Supplies: Rusty Pickle Chocolate Bunnies patterned paper, Bazzill & DCWV cardstock, Prima Got Flowers, Kaisercraft bling, AC ribbon, Doodlebug flock and Slice spring design card.

Supplies: Basic Grey Lemonade patterned paper, Nesties, Sizzix butterfly die, AC ribbon, Alota sentiment stamp, Hero Arts pop art flower stamp, Dewdrop ink and Kaisercraft pearls.

Have a lovely Easter.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Childhood Toys

Now that evokes wonderful childhood memories of my adorable Li'l Snoopy dog and here he is...

I received the CJ 'Childhood Toys' a while ago and knew once the theme had been chosen who I would be using.
I loved this dog, much to the despair and delight of my poor Mom especially when he accompanied us on a supermarket trip! What makes Snoopy special, well its his feet because when you pull him they go round and make the best (or bestest which I would often say as a little girl) clickety clack sound you've ever heard.
If that wasn't enough, if I walked extremely fast I could make his springy tail wobble and smack his bottom which just added to my total enjoyment of taking Snoopy for a walk.

Now they don't make toys like him anymore, such a shame we've become a horrid plastic nation :( Bring back Snoopy I say.
I've scrapped him using Basic Grey patterned papers which are cute in their own right and added some retro flowers as the owner did not want any journalling in her CJ.

Snoopy Rocked!

Monday, 15 March 2010

A Couple of Cards

Firstly my own Mother's Day card for my Mom and I hope she had a lovely day and saves me some chocolates for the weekend!

Supplies: BG Lemonade patterned paper, Bazzill card base, Prima flowers, Alota sentiment stamps, AC ribbon and a small Stamps Away butterfly stamp.
That was going to be the end of my crafting until two buttons escaped and rolled along the floor when I was rooting in the cupboard so I created this...

Supplies: BG Lemonade patterned paper and stamps, AC ribbon, Rymans white cardstock, AL buttons and the leaves were cut badly *rolleyes again* on the Slice.

I might be selling that waste of space die cutting machine, pfft.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Still No Scrapping!

I just can't get motivated to sit down and do a 12x12 layout. I blame the Playstation 3 and Uncharted 2 online play!
I have managed some crafting though.
This card was made for a very special friend who would still be on a skateboard I think if he didn't have a dodgy knee!

Supplies: Basic Grey Oscure patterned paper, Hambly transparency brick wall in black, The Greeting Farm Skater Ian rubber stamp, BoBunny stamps, MM brads and Star Nestabilities.

I've also finished a CJ I've been playing around with for a few weeks now. The theme was 'Past Times' and after much thought and because of my love of English Literature it could only be the main man himself, William Shakespeare who was extremely talented but bloody hell he was ugly! I can't imagine it would have been much fun being in a woman in the 15th century with the lack of sexy men, hehe.