Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Happy New Year

Well another new year starts and with new goals in mind I am updating this blog.

To start I have my January layout for Scrapology which is based on a layout by Momma-paparazzi who's blog is called Happenings on This Side of the River.

I used a photo of my hubby and I at a family reunion a couple of years ago. The papers were from Crate Paper and Lynn very kindly sent me a few buttons to use on my layout as the theme for this month was to use badges. The buttons were from a label on a White Stuff skirt I bought - too good to waste!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


It was my friend's husbands birthday yesterday and I sent him this card
I used some of my new JOFY stamps coloured with pan pastels and distress markers and paper pieced from an old paper pad. I think the banner was a freebie in a magazine.

I hope he liked it!!!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

The theme for the May Scrapology card was to use your stash up.
 I used one of the first stamps I bought which is by Embossing Arts and used Distress markers to colour it in aThe backgrond is corrugated card painted with Paper Artsy paint and the ribbon is very old by May Arts.

For June our Scrapology layout was a scraplift of one of Maria Featon's layout. This is her blog is here.

The titile is F is for Framed and this my layout
This is a photo of me at my Christening with my dad.
I used Madame Boutique papers by Kaisercraft and Prima roses. 

The design team have created some beautiful layouts go here to have a look and join in the challenge.

The theme for the June card is English Country Garden and these are my offerings.

The first one was a card for my mother in law whose birthday is today!
I have use JOFY stamps, which I am really enjoying using, painted with distress stains and the sentiment is by Tim Holtz.
For my second card I used Paper Artsy paints. I painted Inky Pool  onto some card followed by PA crackle glaze and then a layout of Bora Bora. I used Grunge Paste(which is a brilliant medium by the way!!) through a Crafters Workshop stencil and then used JOFY stamps again painted with Blood Orange and Hey Pesto.
Finally I used a chicken wire stamp by Inkylicious. The sentiment is a Lin Brown Stamp also by Paper Artsy.

Please visit Scrapology to take part in the challenges. I think there may even be a little prize for the winner of the challenge.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

May Scrapology Layout

Today is the day the new layout challenge is posted at Scrapology and the challenge this month is hand stitching. The layout is a scraplift of Delaina Farr Burns and her blog can be found here.

Here is my layout

This is a layout of my son in the fist couple of months of his life. I breastfed him and he would sleep all day and feed all night! I love this photo of him asleep on a beanbag - brings back happy memories. The papers are by Sweetwater and the embellishments are Sweetwater, Chatterbox and Jenni Bowlin.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

New Start

I have decided to set up a new blog in an attempt to blog more - just start again!!

I was toying with a new name because the last one was just too long!

I have recently had a break from the Scrapology design team and l
am looking forward to joining everyone again.  The next challenge goes live on 1st May so will post this months layout then.