Saturday, 22 December 2012

Would like to wish all who view this blog
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Monday, 10 December 2012

Over a month since i posted anything but here are a few cards i have made for xmas the first one is a a digital image i actually coloured in and made the design paper in my psp and printed it off
the next one i cut out the trees and mounted them on snowflake background papers then added punched snowflakes gems and added a stamped greeting
this next one was using kaisercraft papers and i made the baubles in my robo machine
added some ribbon gems and some stickles glitter
this one was made using a digital image made a snowflake in my robo double mounted it and added gems
The next two i made after a class with my favourite cardmaker and designer karen loved this and cant wait to get the dies

this was another one i added some scrolls made in my robo (my favourite machine )

Hope you like them X

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Recipe Box
My daughter loves baking and making cupcakes so I made this box to hold her recipes and notes and also some small tags to put on her boxes when she gives her cakes to others,
I designed the papers in paintshop pro printed them off on hammered cardstock and the base is made using chipboard and covered with kaisercraft basic card


Thursday, 1 November 2012

The letters are paper pieced and stamped over with a script background stamp distressed using Tim Holtz antigue linen distress ink.........i also used Tim Holtz Tattered flower die to make the roses.....the leaves are from a cricut cartridge.....added a little glamour dust and gems to finish them off

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween layout of my Grandson with his friends,
 the paper i used was from My Minds Eye called Haunted these papers are from 2010 and  been in my stash ......the spiders web i cut out on my robo, the spiders and skeleton were in a £1:00 packet of halloween stuff from good old wilkinsons

Monday, 29 October 2012

A Xmas Card
made this quick card from some scraps (i knew was a reason to keep my little bits paper) rolled them up cut them to make a shape of a xmas tree added a bow,sentiment and a little bit glamour dust
simple really
The scrap page layout is about my youngest daughter and her hubby on a trip to New York for her 30th birthday  .........

the next one shows where i hid the journalling (just hate my handwriting lol)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A Mini Scrapbook Album
This is a mini album i have made....... the basic cardstock for making the pages are kaisercard, the patttern card i used are some i designed on my paint shop and printed out,  also from kasiercard home made collection, i am showing you the front cover and the side view and a couple pages there is 3 fold out pages to each set of pages so a total of 24  i am hoping to add a video of them tomorrow ......once i edit it lol  hope you like ........



Saturday, 22 September 2012

Molly and me

This is a layout i did for a challenge but due to ill health didn't get around to posting it,I very very rarely do layouts with pictures of myself as i am usually the one behind a camera (my excuse lol) This was taken at a local park where  we take Molly for walks, you can see she was eager to get down we had just stopped her from chasing the squirrels .......they are in abundance at the park we go to i am trying to get pictures  and will soon........
I used My Minds Eye Ooh la la papers for the background and embellishments,pics are  matted on bazill cardstock, the rosettes are  made using a tim holtz die and i added some dots and used glossy accents on them.......the westie die is a pampered pet one i bought on ebay...... the quote i printed on cardstock and cut out my bigshot with a spellbinders die ..............i used glossy accents and glamour dust  on the title that i cut using my robo....think i covered it all thanks for looking


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Thanks for looking
This is a layout I have done for a challenge on Lets Scrap,The layout is for my family heritage album I am making the subject is my Great Aunt and Godmother Vera, I am not sure when this photo was taken but looking at other photo's I have it is around the late 1920's early 30's she was my Nan's younger sister, this photo as you can see is a hand painted one that was done at that time before colour photography, I was around 3 years old when she emigrated to Auckland New Zealand, I saw her when i was  8 years old when my Great Grandad died and she still wore hats all the time I have not one pic of her without a hat, Every year until she died she sent me a birthday card and Xmas card in same envelope (as my birthday is 1st January) always wrote inside from your loving godmother.
 Over the years we lost contact with the family from over there but with the Internet we have begun to search for relatives .....would love to know what happened to her daughters and family, to fill in the missing gaps in my book, as you can see i have hidden the journal tag again (bad handwriting ) and the single layout is because the opposite page I write the history and story of the person so my grandchildren have the history of my family.
The papers used are by Bo Bunny called Timepiece along with some bazzill card stock i used a woodware punch for border, the flowers cut out on my cricut, the brown bazzill  was stamped with scroll stamp with versamark, I added gold embossing powder and used my heat gun

Friday, 3 August 2012

well almost a month since i posted anything but here goes ....We are going to a diamond wedding party tonight and i made this card for them.....60 years married how amazing is that.........
to make this card i used white hammered card and silver mirror card from the papermill, cut the frame, butterflies numbers and words from my robocraft ......the roses i made from Tim Holtz tattered flower die......on the numbers i used glossy accents  and covered with crystal gems from meiflower,also on the butterflies, i layered and used rangers stickles crystal ice glitter glue on the edges and on roses and frame..... i made a box to put the card in lined with pink tissue, i have decorated the lid and inside, but they have some personal mesages on so didnt add to pics hope you like

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Hi Again
This layout of my Grandson and his girlfriend taken at their Prom on 22nd June i am doing a nother page to this as i love double layouts for my albums ....but i entered this one in a challenge on "Lets Scrap" to use just plain cardstock
I used bazzill plain card stock and embossed the background with versamark and clear embossing powder,i put some of card through the bigshot with a sizzix embossing folder to match background, the borders were cut from a Tim Holtz die called vintage borders, the flowers and letters were cut from cricut cartridge type candy the layering on photo I layed sticky tape on edges and used glamor dust to create sparkle,i used stickles on edges of flowers and a woodware circle punch for flower centers
Hi Thanks for looking ....i was so pleased to be chosen as inspiration of week on lets scrap with my layout about Steve posted below .....Thanks to Val for choosing me.......

Sunday, 1 July 2012

This is a layout i have done from a sketch on Lets Scrap it is about my Daughters brother-in-law who has been chosen to be the paralympics wheelchair rugby captain he is a brilliant inspiration to anyone old and young on how to overcome a disability i used all bazzill for the layout....used my paint shop pro to make the background on photo and also the flags printed them and cut them out ......the titles was cut out on my cricut from the type candy cartridge......the olympic rings i made from circle punches i used glossy accents on them and also on a couple embellishments

Sunday, 24 June 2012

This is me as a 5 year old a long time ago now,i did this from a sketch on "Lets Scrap" by Debby in the phot the base page looks grey but it is brown bazzill and stamped with white stazon the rest is made from bazill as well but have used borders punches to make edges with ribbon threaded,the tickets are and distress inks are Tim Holtz also the letters are a one of his dies .........i have added the journalling is behind the photo on a tag that i put a key charm on (mainly because my writing is so bad didnt want it on show) the page is for an album I am making about our family hope you like

Monday, 11 June 2012

I have not blogged for a while so much been happening in my life ,
I have started another album with all my Mum and Dad's photos from when they were young as i complete each page will show you, my idea was to make an 8x8 album but somehow i
ended up with a 12 x 12 lol below is a  page I did of my Mum whe she was 18.
I used a papermania pad that has been in my stash from when i started,i used a rosette tim holtx die for the flowers with some pretty sequins i got from mei flower ( the cheapest place i have found for beads and embellishments also ribbon to) the butterflies were cut from the paper and the title from my cricut and then embossed and inked with tim holtz distress ink i quite like the result hope you do to,

Sunday, 20 May 2012

A challenge on lets scrap was to make a card using yellow and white not one of my favourite colour combinations but am quite pleased how this came out, the card stock was from my stash.... the dress form was cut from a Tim Holtz die..... i used an EK success punch to make the layers on the dress and a crinkled edge of a doilley to make the petticoat......the tissue flower i made from some tissue paper that i had from an Easter gift (no i am not a hoarder as hubby likes to say) thanks for looking

the inside

the flower

Friday, 18 May 2012


I am doing a scrap album about Molly this is a new double layout I did this week the papers are from a 12x12 pad from forever friends called new arrival I bought on EBay .....the little westies and embellishments are from Mei Flower which is an online site............

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Washi Tape
I have seen several tutorials making this and thought would share to those who have'nt and put my step by step instructions i did this for some fellow crafters a few weeks ago then saw it again so decided to put on my blog..........this is what i used an ink pad , small stamps,  acrylic block you need a non stick mat or some non stick baking sheet (not greaseproof paper ) or you can use a clear plastic bag

This is the tape i used it comes in various sizes i also used some masking tape you can get from any DIY store in lots sizes, handy if you want to cover a project with washi tape and distress with inks

below is the tape stamped on a clear bag
this is the tape placed on some card you can also use this tape to make embellishments
I made this by using a card circle and gradually pleating the tape around in layers
i covered a button also with the tape and added some bakers twine
here is a closer look
There is loads tutorials how to do this ,hope you like my version