Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Scrapbook Challenge

The theme this month for Scrapbook Sisters scrapbook challenge is of course Christmas. Here is my layout;


The papers are from Bo Bunny and I have added white flock and gems to the background paper. I have also used seam binding which is now in the shop but selling fast along with, Tim Holtz, Marrianne and Nestabilities die cuts. The trees are actually clear peel offs stuck onto silver and then covered in olive glitter.The photograph shows my cat Thomas last Christmas – he was fascinated by the lights on the candle arch. Here are some more photos.


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge

The theme this week at Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge is Christmas Time. Here is my DT card.


I took my inspiration from a card that I saw on Pintrest but unfortunately I’ve lost the link.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Catching Up

I’ve got a bit behind with updating my blog at the moment so very briefly, here are 2 cards for this weeks Scrapbook Sisters card challenge the theme is A Christmas Wedding




The theme for this months Scrapbook Sisters Scrapbook Challenge is a nice easy one – Anything Goes. I made 2 layouts this month.


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Baby Baby

Here is my DT card for this weeks card challenge at Scrapbook Sisters.


Friday, 4 November 2011

Starting Point

Here is my layout using Shimelle’s Starting Point as inspiration.


The papers are from Sassafras Lass and the photograph in me sitting at the window seat of a flat we stayed in on holiday in St Ives, Cornwall. The window looked out over the harbour and beach and I could have spent the whole week just watching the boats coming in and out of the harbour and the seals following them along hoping for a spare fish or two!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Seeing Stars

This week at Less is More the challenge is to create a card with stars. Here is mine;


I used a small star stamp and red and green Memento Ink Pads along with little bits of red and green card with a small Christmas greeting in the corner – another Christmas card made, only another 60 or so to make!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Creative Scrappers Sketch 179

Here is this weeks sketch at Creative Scrappers

Here is my layout


I have used American Crafts papers and Thickers and a Marianne diecut with a brad at the centre.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Starting Point

I started here



And this is where I finished


Although I usually enter Shimelle’s Sketch of the Week, I think that this is the first time I have entered the Starting Point Challenge.

Anything Goes

The theme for this weeks card challenge at Scrapbook Sisters is “Anything Goes” so I thought it would be a good opportunity to make another Christmas Card.


I used beautiful embossed K & Co paper along with lots of gold mirror card for a traditional look. The Poinsettia is made from a Marianne  die.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Creative Scrappers


Here is my layout from this weeks sketch at Creative  Scrappers.


From this sketch

I have been trying to make more use of my little  Cricut machine which I have had for a long time but not really used much recently only to find that the carrier sheets have lost their tackiness – good job I have a class at Scrapbook Sisters tonight and I can buy some more Magi-Tac

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


This weeks Scrapbook Sisters Challenge is Circles. I have used the Circle Easel Template that I bought at the crop recently with various die cuts most of which are available in the shop. The reindeer is covered with lovely gold Glamour Dust and so am I of course.


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Something New

Here is my second layout using the papers I had left from my Scrapbook Sisters class. The Creative Scrappers sketch had not been published when I was ready to create  so I had a look around and I was happy to find the pencil Lines blog.

Here is their sketch


And here is my layout


The photo that I have used is not a brilliant one but it is a reminder of a lovely day out at Groombridge  Place……oops just noticed I’ve written the date wrong it should be 1997 not 2007! That’s the trouble with getting older the years all seam to merge together!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Garden Days

It has been a while since I have entered any challenges so as I have a nice quiet weekend at home I have entered Shimelle’s sketch of the week. I do like a sketch for inspiration.

I have used papers from the current scrapbook classes at Scrapbook Sisters. I had to leave early at the last class to pick my daughter up on her return from a school trip to Paris (they took some great photos in Paris some looking forward to scrapping some of  them when I get some copies)so i had only made one layout and had plenty of papers left.

Here is my layout



From this sketch;



The photos are some I had printed recently of me in the garden at home in 1967, the summer before my sisters was born and you can just about see my very expectant mum in the background.

In fact I have had many photos printed recently by Argos online. They were doing a special deal and 4x6 prints were only 1p each – what a bargain! – so I took full advantage of it and now have about 300 4x6 photos ready to scrap.

As I still have lots of these papers left I may well try the Creative Scrappers challenge this week too!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Christmas Flowers

This weeks challenge at Scrapbook Sisters  is Christmas Flowers.

Here is my card


I made poinsettia  flowers made from Christmas papers taken from this tutorial. I used offset Nesties to cut the silver circle and stamped the greeting on a white circle behind.

You can see here I made a Christmas wreath using the same method.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Creative Scrappers

Here is my layout for this weeks sketch at Creative Scrappers;


From this sketch;

All the papers and embellishments are from Sassafras Lass.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011


The theme for this weeks card challenge at Scrapbook Sisters is Leaves. When I thought about this card I was thinking autumnal, falling leaves and cooler weather but we seem to have some rather unseasonably warm weather.


I used a Kars stamp on to a Sizzix die cut coloured with Copics. The “hello” is a Technique Tuesday stamp and the backing paper is from Cloud 9. I used scraps of paper to punch out the various leaves.

Why not have a go and enter a card to the challenge at Scrapbook Sisters.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Sketch of the Week

Here is my layout;


From Shimelle’s sketch;


scrapbooking sketch

I have used the “Fawnd of You Too” collection from Sassafras Lass which has been hidden in my paper mountain for too long.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Starting Point

Here is my layout for this weeks Starting Point Challenge at Shimelles blog.




The papers arer K & Co, ice cream Embellishment is MME, the journal frame stamps are Jenni Bowlin and “sweet treats” and camera pintables are  from SJ’s Little Musings

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Indian Summer

It may not be an Indian Summer outside but that’s the theme for the card challenge this week at Scrapbook Sisters. Here is my card




The papers are mostly My Minds Eye and the stamp and sentiment are from a set by Darkroom Door. The flowers on the side come on a strip of tulle. I bought them recently at a stamp show and wished that I had bought more!

Why not enter the card challenge this week?

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Less is More

At Less is more this week, the challenge is to make a one layer card using two of something.
I have often used my Stampendous Ruffled bloom stamp  but this time I have used my new Stampendous butterfly stamp.  I stamped with an Essential Glue Pad and a selection of glitters which stand out really nicely against the black cardstock.

Friday, 9 September 2011

A Bit Late

Here is my DT card for this weeks challenge at Scrapbook Sisters


The theme is Ho Ho Ho.  I stamped my favourite Basic Grey swirl stamps with white Stazon on to a Kraft card blank. The Reindeer paper is last years My Minds Eye and the red twill tape is my last piece  of tape which I bought from Scrapbook Sisters several years ago.

Why not have a go at this weeks challenge _ a good start to making those Christmas Cards!.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge

The theme this week is anything goes so what better opportunity to make an early Christmas card. I bought some lovely little stamps when I was at the Limited Edition Class  at on Saturday and have used the heart greeting and the patchwork robin to make my card and at £1.10 each I couldn't go wrong.


Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A Last Minute Sketch of the Week

I made this layout earlier today and almost forgot to post it.


I followed Shimelle’s Sketch of the Week here;

scrapbooking sketch

I used an assortment of papers including Basic Grey and Creative Imaginations.

The deadline is tonight so I m only just in time.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Less Is More

This week at Less is More the challenge is to make a card combining any 3 of the previous challenges.

Here is my card;


The challenge I included are;

1 – Circles

2 – A Touch of Red

3  - Butterflies

4 – Acetate

I only needed 3 challenges but it ended up with 4.

The circles were cut with Nestabilities and the stamp was the free cover gift on Craft Stamper which is my favourite magazine at the moment – so many great ideas.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

A Flower, A Gem and Ribbon

This weeks challenge at Scrapbook Sisters is a recipe to include a flower, a gem and ribbon on your card. Here is my card;


I used a new Penny Black stamp which I bought recently at a stamp Show at half price (bargain) which I coloured with my Copics. I added ribbon roses which come on a tulle backing and some pink ribbon underneath. The gems are on the bunting.

I would like to enter this card for;

Allsorts @ Penny Black Challenge.

Sassy L’il Sketches

Monday, 22 August 2011

Sketch of the Week


Here is my version of this weeks Sketch of the Week by Shimelle

Here is the sketch;

scrapbooking sketch

I used Kraft cardstock, Echo Park papers, Die cuts from Tim Holtz cogs die and Craftwork Cards “Card Candy” in the middles.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Bingo Card, a bird and a tree

Here is my version of Shimelle’s layout.


Here is Shimelle’s original

scrapbooking tutorial

I have had 3 of these bingo cards for a while now – I bought them online and was surprised how big they were as I thought that I had bought the smaller ones so I welcomed some inspiration on how to use them.

I am entering this for Shimelle’s Butterflies and Bingo Cards Challenge

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Sticker Challenge

Here is my layout for Shimelle’s sticker layout challenge which is to add stickers not from the same range of papers.


The papers are Echo Park Springtime and the stickers are Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, Papermania Alphas and Phrase Cafe.

Monday, 15 August 2011

More challenges.

I have got back into the swing of participating in challenges this week and I still have a list of more that I want to enter. Here are two layouts that I have combined with my D.T. work for Scrapbook Sisters and also with challenges for Shimelle’s  Online Crop Weekend.

Layout 1



Layout 2


I would like to enter Layout 1 for Shimelle’s Sketch of the Week and Layout 2 is for the Starting Point Challenge.

Why pot have a look at Scrapbook Sisters Scrapbook Challenge, the theme is Anything Goes and you have until the 15th September to enter your layout.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Challenge 2

This week at Less is More the challenge is to make a one layer card using ink.

After much deliberation and three aborted attempts at cards I came up with this one and yes, it is my first Christmas Card of the year and it’s only August!

I used a Crafters Workshop template to ink through using Cloudy Blue Adirondack ink and some Cut and Dry. I then stamped the bare tree using a Black Tuxedo Memento ink pad. The stamp is a Penny Black stamp (love Penny Black stamps!) and is actually called Nature’s Dance. The Seasons Greetings stamp is part of a Woodware clear stamp set called A Winter’s Day.

All of the items used for this card were bought at Scrapbook Sisters.

I’m off craft shopping today – yippee!!! - the only thing that I really need is some more A4 white card as I have used my last sheet making this card – so you see I really do need to go shopping Of course I may have to buy one or two other things too! I’ll let you know when I get back.