Wednesday, 30 April 2014

So Happy Together

I very quickly wanted to use the photograph of me and Mr P taken at the charity ball in February, so it was just perfect for Anita's March class using Fancy Pants 'Park Bench'. 

The title was cut using a Sizzlet alphabet 'Round-a-bout' and funky foam.

Thank you Anita for another lovely class xx

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Happy Birthday Wanda (and some other birthdays too)

Happy Birthday Wanda - hope you have a good day!!

Week 16 of the 52 card challenge was a colour prompt picture for GOLD (and yes I am singing a certain song right now!!!!!)

This was the card I made for Wanda, using a Penny Black stamp -

Such a cute image and the sentiment which is from Penny Black too and part of a different set was just made for that image. 

Here are some cards from other birthdays this last month -

Carin's Birthday -

Sy's birthday -

And Sarah's Birthday -

Sunday, 27 April 2014


The monthly challenge on UKScrappers for April is -
  • One word title
  • Two photos
  • Three patterned papers
  • Four of any blue elements
  • Five lines of journalling
This is my take on the challenge using some photos from our Christmas Eve visit (in 2012) to the lovely Moroccan town of Asilah

All the papers used are from my scraps box and include Bo Bunny 'Ad Lib', Echo Park 'Summer Days and Lily Bee 'Head over Heels'  The title is AC Thickers coloured with a Promarker and I used a SU punch for the butterflies.  It is hard to see in the photograph but I have lightly stamped around the paper cluster with the faux misting stamp from the SU 'Gorgeous Grunge' set.

Monday, 21 April 2014

More Easter Cards

The last of the Easter cards that I had made -

I had some images left over so made a couple of get well soon cards

Supplies used -
  • Penny Black stamps
  • Promarkers
  • SU sentiments, punches
  • Woodware scalloped oval punch
  • Martha Stewart border punch
  • Free magazine papers

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter cards

I used some Pink Petticoat digi-stamps for these cards.

  • Lakeland patterned papers
  • Pink Petticoat digi-stamps
  • Martha Stewart border punch
  • Spellbinder nestablities
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Week 12 - 52 cards challenge

Week 12  was a colour prompt

I used some digistamps from Pink Petticoat which I coloured with Promarkers and some free magazine patterned papers.

Other supplies

  • Spellbinder nestabilities
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Martha Stewart border punches

Friday, 18 April 2014

My Month in Numbers - March

Oooops I almost forgot to share my March numbers.

2 weekends away, first one near Cambridge, meeting up with 5 online friends from my Flylady group

Weekend no 2 was our annual trip with fellow Twilight lovers to a huge converted barn near Hereford for a weekend of crafting.  13 of us in total, including 3 husbands.

I made 1 coffee and walnut cake for the weekend and 16 vampire cupcakes

We make little gifts for each other, I made 12 sets of Elizabeth Shaw chocolates

I set myself a goal of making 30 cards over the weekend - I hit my total and started another 6 cards!

The 3rd weekend of March was spent up in London at Guy's Hospital, whilst my Dad underwent a cochlear implant - Mum and I spent 6 anxious hours waiting for him to come back to the ward.

Dad was very chipper following the op and wanted a photograph showing off his head bandage -

After a 2 night stay we were allowed to take him home, he is making a good recovery and we now wait for the device to be turned on.

Inspired by some of the ladies at the barn who are on stash diets, I set myself some targets before I can buy myself new stash - my targets are 30 layouts (not including class pages) and 100 cards.  I'm allowed to replace adhesives, inks, page protectors and neutral cardstock but no patterned papers, embellishments or dies/stamps.  So far I have 84 cards and 27 layouts left to make!!

I have some countdowns for next year - the Marillion European convention in the Netherlands, only 335 days to go and then 356 days to the UK convention.  Also 132 days to my big birthday!!

 My crafty totals are 3 layouts, 15 Christmas cards, 32 other cards, 1 bracelet and earring set, 12 sets of Liz Shaw mints and 18 blog posts.

If you would like to join in with Julie Kirk's monthly number crunching, you can find out how right here

Thursday, 17 April 2014

52 cards challenge - week 9

Week 9 was a picture prompt

And I made the following cards using free magazine papers and a Penny Black stamp -

And this is my Christmas one for the prompt -

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

52 week challenge - week 7

A colour prompt for week 7

I used paper from Webster's Pages 'Best Friends' and some stamped Hero Arts butterflies

For my Christmas cards I used some magazine free papers and tags

Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Other Half

There is a fab sketch challenge on the Scrapology blog this month.

The challenge is V is for Verse and to use this lovely sketch
I straight away knew that I wanted to make another layout for my wedding album and use some words from one of my favourite Marillion songs.
I used MME 'Follow your Heart' papers, Melissa Frances sentiment stickers and AC Dear Lizzy glitter foam Thickers.

The butterflies were diecut from vellum and layered and the foliage is a Joanna Sheen ivy die.  The flowers were punched from pearlescent cardstock using EK Success punches.

I printed the words onto Safmat, so that I could position them exactly where I wanted them on the layout.
Video of Marillion 'The Other Half'
There is still time to take part in this month's sketch challenge as it doesn't close until 5th May.

Thank you Scrapology for a fab challenge xx

Friday, 11 April 2014


This is the layout that we did for Anita's February class, using MME Lost and Found papers.

Thank you Anita for a lovely class
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