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.