Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Baby's First Christmas

and we were lucky enough to be there. Lovely Evie is growing up so fast and we get to see her so rarely that every visit is a treat but it was extra special this time, to see her on her very first Christmas.
As you can imagine, I took loads of photos and here are just a few of my favourites.
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Look at Evies surprise when she saw the size of her present from Nanny & Granddad.achristmas 2010 041
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But she soon managed to tear off (and eat) the paper.
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Jess was as good as gold and spent most of her time watching Evie.
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Isn’t it funny that boxes always taste so nice…..
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And wrapping paper is just designed for dressing up in….
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I love my new Car Walker….It makes so much noise.
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And after a hard day opening presents, I like to relax in a bubble bath
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And to finish off our beautiful cat Harry, who really missed us when we were away.
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I think my photos are getting better thanks to lots of tips from Sally. I’m certainly enjoying taking them.
I must admit I missed spending Christmas with Pete,  mum, dad and little sis this year but I was with them in spirit. Baileys actually
Don’t forget. If you enjoy photographs but would like to take better photos, watch out for Sally's Photographic Classes coming to Scrapbook Sisters very soon.
Happy Holidays everyone and thank you to my family for a wonderful Christmas. xxx

Sunday, 19 December 2010

A work in progress

I love any form of art and craft but my absolute favourite is quiet time spent working on my Art Journal. Most of the pages I have done in this book have been used to teach however some are just for my own experiments.

When I have time to myself, and that isn’t very often, you can find me doodling or just loosing myself in my art.

Here are a few of the pages I have done for classes so far. Some aren’t finished and others are works in progress but they are all my own work.

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Don’t forget, if you want to have a go to see if you like this form of art then I run a class once a month called “Altered Art Journal”. You don’t have to be arty or able to draw but I will show you loads of tips and techniques to get your own journal started.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

I love snow

but like everyone else, only in moderation. That's why it was so funny last Monday when everyone turned up to make the Penguin Book. A few people commented on how they didn’t really have any snow photos but the wise ones kept quiet.
You should have see the smiles when I received a phone call from the daughter of one of my ladies saying “tell mum to come how now. It’s snowing”. It was only when I looked out of the window into the dark that I realised just how hard it was snowing.
Well, we all carried on for a while but in the end the thick snow made us pack up and go home. So here are just a few photos of the project.
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I wonder if any of the class managed to take any snow pictures for their book.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snow, Snow go away

It’s good in small doses but I’m fed up with it now. Loads of classes cancelled and it’s still coming down. We had 7 inches overnight and the snow is now so deep that Harry disappeared as he went out the door this morning. I think it frightened him to death but he soon regained his cool and did a sort of waddle thing across the lawn. It made me laugh.


And it’s still snowing hard down here.


Terry measured 7 inches of snow on the garden table and there’s no signs of it letting up yet.


Still, plenty of time to craft and catch up with the housework and get over this rotten cold and I am still living in hope that I can catch a glimpse of a gritting lorry before this snow ends.  Make sure you wrap up warm and keep safe. xx

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Our Evie is growing

so fast that it’s hard to keep up. Being so far away is hard but we keep in touch as much as we can.

I took loads of photos on our last visit and they can out really well. Here are a few which I thought came out well.






I must admit that this is my favourite. I love the way Evie is laughing. Can’t wait to see her again at Christmas.

Monday, 8 November 2010

When Autumn Arrives

it’s time to start writing about Summer and it was great to get away from the glitter for a while.

The Travel Book class is the last of the summer projects at Scrapbook Sisters and to be honest, it was a struggle to find papers to use, but as usual Bo Bunny came up trumps. These lovely papers were great for all destinations and I chose to start a long overdue project – our honeymoon in Hong Kong, Bali and Singapore.

I only managed to get as far as Hong Kong but I’m sure I’ll add pages later on.

Here are just a few of the pages.

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Wednesday, 3 November 2010


So busy this week that incorporated my DT card in with one of the cards for this mornings card class. The flowers took a while to cut out but it was worth it, and the thin strips of gold through the middle of the card were made using Glamour card which is newly arrived in the shop and cuts superbly.

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Craft table here I come. I foresee another late night. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Card Challenge Six

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and my favourite so far as I love my cats :)

For the background I punched a fish bone punch into a piece of paper and then used the hole as a mask.

The cats were stamped in a row and then I stamped and cut out three more cats, coloured them in using Distress Ink and a waterbrush, and then decoupaged them onto my original stamped image. Simples:)

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Thursday, 14 October 2010

Another challenge card

The new challenge has now started at Scrapbook Sisters and this time it is “Flower Power”. Here is my card which I made using stamped flowers and paper piecing.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Ice & Snow

Every so often we make something that I really enjoy and this book was one of them. It was a joint venture with Karen making the beautiful book pages and me having the job of making the front and back covers. Together we designed  the front cover on paper and then it was my job to bling it up and make it sparkly.

Now you would think that I got off lightly but it was one of those projects I didn ‘t want to end and I’d still be playing now if we hadn’t had to teach the class last Saturday.

You can see some pictures including the inside of the book, on the Scrapbook Sisters Blog, but here are some close ups of the front cover.

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