Friday, 29 May 2009

Play Time Layout

I'm quite pleased with this layout even though I used more of my newer papers rather than using up the old stash!! The backing paper is My Minds Eye (orange again!) which I thought went really well with Stampin' Up Old Olive card stock so I used the Old Olive cardstock to make the swirl border with whisper white behind it.


The scalloped circle & tab punches are Stampin' Up and the little flower is also a Stampin Up punch called Spring Bouquet. It's not a punch that is available in the UK and it's retired in theoverseas cattys but my lovely friend ordered me one just before it retired, the punch has three different flowers and this one I have used fits perfectly inside the larger Flower punch which is in the current catty.


I can't tell you how thrilled I was able to get the Spring Bouquet punch as I'm a sucker for flowers!!!


The little swing embelishment is something that I had in my stash box that I've been waiting to use so thought it went well with the rest of the page.


15 days to go now.... really getting worried now.... I am seriously starting to worry whether she will like it!




Wednesday, 27 May 2009

I love the Stampin' Up Sizzix Top Note Die

Lookie what I got in the post..... how exciting is this?!
As soon as the Stampin' Up catty came out in the USA I knew I had to have this and boy did I moan when I realised it was a Stampin' Up exclusive and could only be bought from the US catty!
Well one of my wonderful overseas crafty friends (who will remain namless so I don't get her into trouble) has sent me one.... and I am so excited, can't wait to play with it, so thank you ever so much for getting this for me I really do appreciate it!!!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Once Upon A Time

I loved this photo when I was given it, the looks on their little faces whilst granddad is reading them a story!

I used a sheet of chocolate brown co-ordinations cardstock and rubbed it down to get a distressed look. The patterned paper is from the new Basic Grey range, I really love this range, I used my new sewing machine to sew around the photo and the paper… all fingers are still intact!!!

The letter stickers and the journaling sticker all come from the same Basic grey set.

BTW Anyone looking for a reasonable priced Sewing machine for using on cards/scrapbooking I can highly recommend this one. I got it from the Range but after buying it I saw the exactly same one in Tescos for £28.94, they should be close to £50.00! Total Bargain, it has 8 stitch settings and is very light weight, I managed to get hold of one at my local store but you can also buy them from their website See here

Mr Tesco's should be very happy with me as I have managed to sell a few for him recently after telling friends... I think I need to ask him for commission!!!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Ink Pad Storage For Stampin' Up Inks

Ooooh look what I got.....Very very excited when this parcel arrived this afternoon.... I know easily pleased...I love storage for stash and when the very naughty Clare showed me her new ink pad holder for her Stampin Up ink pads I knew I needed one!

I love Stampin Up ink pads but have been getting really annoyed with how to store them. I used to have them all stacked up ontop of each other but because they don't sit flat as soon as you tried to pull an ink pad out they fall over!

I have already broken one ink pad whlst trying to get to an ink pad, they fell onto the floor and (Elegant Eggplant) landed on it's corner and now it's cracked the case grrrrr!!

So if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the Stampin Up storage which is in the UK catty I would highly recommend this one!

You can buy this from here

The Bradley Bump

Well back to more scrapbooking layouts.... 24 days to go before I have to hand this over... gulp!

This photo is one that she hasn't seen and I don't think she had many photos of her whilst she was pregnant. This photo was taken of us at my 18th birthday party.... blimey... I look young and thin here... if only I could turn back the clock! I still have that dress it was a size 10 dress... if only I could fit into it again LOL!

I can't believe I used a sheet of the new Bo Bunny Alissa range on this layout, she better appreciate it LOL .... the other side to this is all pink, with flowers and soooooo pretty, LOVED it as soon as I saw it but I thought I'd stick to black and white for this one.

The Journaling stamp is a Prima acrylic stamp and the alphabet is an acrylic stamp set that I bought at Ally Pally last year and have never used it but I LOVE it... Can't remember who makes it but I'll add it in later as I'd like more of their stamps!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Wedding Card For Claire & Tim

Well just for a change I thought I would pop up a card that I made for a friends wedding. I kinda flapped around a lot when I realised I needed to make a wedding card as I don't have much in my stash that is suitable for weddings... I know I need to start buying things for every occassion and not just owls, birds, cupcakes and flowers LOL!

Anyway this stamp is from the Stampin' Up set Fast & Friendly Notes, I actually bought it because I loved the bird in it LOL but thank goodness I did!! I coloured the image in using my trusty brushables (yes another pen accition but they are FAB!) and mounted the stamped image onto the nestie Label One die.

The edging down the side of the card is from using my new-but-very-hard-to-get-hold-of Fiskars punch! YAY but I have one!!!!

Vikki at CTM will be getting them in the shop but I've been going on and on about this punch for months, everytime I go into work in the shop I'm asking have they arrived yet... She took pitty on my whining or maybe fed up with me asking LOL either way she let me buy the one that she had bought for herself! The punch is called Apron Lace Border and I LOVE it!

Heart paper is from the new Basic Grey range, I really struggled to cut into this sheet as I just love it, it's soooo pretty!

Friday, 15 May 2009

A Smile That Melts Your Heart

I love this photo of Sharron with her cute little smile... I really struggled with a title for this, so I ran a little competition on a cardmaking forum I go on and the lovely Pat came up with this... Thanks Pat it's just perfect! I sometimes find my brain goes a bit fuzzy when trying to think of a title, I was just so stuck with this one but as soon as I saw what Pat had put I knew it was that I was trying to think of!

Please note that I have been very good and used older Doodlebug paper, I am trying so hard not to look at all my yummy new papers!!

I keep wanting to add more to pages that I have done but I am trying to stop myself from doing it as I want to keep the pages simple

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Oliver Road

Another LO using up papers from my ever growing stash, not too sure who makes these papers but I was happy to part with them as I have had them for a while!

I've left the bottom part blank so that she can add some journaling in if she wants to. Look at Paul's skinny little legs LOL

Alphabet is Doodlebug stickers.

Loving Sister

Very plain and simple Layout here, just using Bazzill Swiss dots card stock and regular Bazzill, I feel it's lacking something but not too sure what… Any ideas?!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

The Evans Family

LOL Whenever I look at this layout and read the title I can't help singing the song 'The Addams Family'…. Not that they are anything like the Addam's family, it's just me being stupid! LOL

A very simple layout of the Evan's clan, we think their parents split up not long after this picture was taken so I felt that I kinda needed to keep this layout very simple.

I had two sheets of this paper which I think is an old K&Co paper so I've used it to decoupage up some of the flowers that were around the photo and added a bit of stardust stickles in the centers of the flowers.

Water Babe

Well that big scrapbooking clock is ticking down.... one month today I'm supposed to be giving this album to Sharron... gulp! I have so much to do yet!!!

I love this paper by Karen Foster I think it's perfect for swimming/beach layouts. I glittered up the waves using my trusty stardust stickles glue and just cut into the waves to slot in the photos.

I wanted to add some little cute fish to this but haven't found anything I like yet but I'm keeping my eyes peeled for something suitable.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


I don't think Sharron has ever seen this picture as we took it when we were all together in Weymouth for a family wedding.

I love this paper, it's by Fancy Pants and yet again the only sheet I had… When I started this scrapbook I told myself to use all the old papers as I have so many that need using up but oh no I keep using the ones I really really like….Why do I keep using all my favourite papers?! I really hope she is going to appreciate the papers LOL

Large flower is a Stampin Up flower punch and the flower in the middle is the boho blossoms Stampin Up punch.

Family Picnic

Awww look at my little tubby fiancé, how cute!! LOL Here's another photo that I don't think Sharron has ever seen.

Not too sure on this LO now, I don't think I like the harshness of the black and white Doodlebug flower paper but everything is stuck down now and I can't lift it, so I'll just have to live with it.

The vine going up the side of the page is a Sizzix Sizzlit die with my paperchase bargain bling gems stones for the centers . Alphabet are Doodlebug stickers and the grass is a doodlebug embellishment that I have had for ages!.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Shaz & Gramps

Here's another Layout for today....Awwww I do love this photo…. Look more orange! Hmmmmm Bo Bunny paper... OK I am slightly getting worried about my Orange addicition.... yes Orange is SLIGHTY growing on me LOL...

Throughout the orange paper you will see little gem stones, these are Swarovski crystal gems, they really sparkle… I know I've used quite a few on this LO but they are orange so I can live with parting with them!

The large scallop borders top and bottom are paper boarders by Bazzill & the alphabet areDoddlebug stickers.

Think I need to have a lie down now after all this orange.... I need more pink LO's LOL!

Christmas In Lanzarote

Well I have been a busy scrapper this weekend, I managed to achieve 10 LO's on Sunday which is pretty good going for me!

I have 33 days to get this complete... eeeek!!!! I'm getting slightly stressed that the scrapbooking clock is ticking and the date is getting nearer and nearer!

I'm starting to have real doubts about whether she's going to like it and whether it's good enough... some pages I love and then there is some that I just don't like for one reason or another... I'm finding it hard to stay away from all the nice new stash I have bought which is meant to be going on scrapbooking for me!

I look at the old stuff and think why did I buy that but I am trying to force myself to use it up on this scrapbook album so that I get to keep and stoke all the good stuff for myself LOL!... Yes I am mad!

Anyway here's an example of a layout that I don't particually like! They emigrated to Lanzarote in 2000 lived there for 5 years before deciding to come back to the UK, but no one in the family could tell me when this was so I think I am going to have to leave this blank for now.

Not too sure who the paper is by but I know it came from Capture The Magic, the tree was a embellishment that I have had for a while and wanted to use it up because I don't really like it!