Sunday, 26 May 2013

A bit of sunshine

always makes me think of flowers and birds especially where I live as the birds are mega noisy in the morning, so this was my inspiration for the card class last week.

I am smitten with the Birdhouse range from Papermania (no idea what the range is really called) so decided to use it their stamps on the first card.


Everyone chose their own colours for the bird houses so we ended up with loads of different cards.

Then we looked at mixing and matching papers for matting and layering. This time I used papers pads to combine the colours.


Notice the Washi Tape used instead of ribbon. (love Washi Tape).

And a reintroduction to heat embossing (I had forgotten how much fun this is)


And then another card using black embossing to make the background and just a simple Dragonfly dusted with glamour dust, to add the detail.


And as always I do a very quick and easy card to fill in the gaps so that no one is waiting around for a card to make.


I will jazz this one up for the next class just to show how far you can take this design.

Hope you’re all enjoying the sun. xx

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Nautical Theme

Last Wednesdays Card Class had a nautical theme with two of the five cards made using the new stamps from Papermania.
The beach huts are super cute and will great on a Scrapbook layout (watch this space)
This card is ideal for the fisherman (or just man) in your life.
Then we played with washi tape making three  cards following the same design.
The flowers were made using tissue papers and a Heartfelt Creations Die.
The washi tape in this one is from Bazzill.
Lastly a simple tall card and adapted envelope for a thank you or best wishes card.
If you would like to come to a card class please e-mail me at to book your place or click HERE to book online.
Have a great weekend xx.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Layout Two

the second from the Scrapping Your Family class on 4th May and again using Bo Bunny Papers and Stamps
And Washi Tape which I seem to be using more and more.
Don’t forget that if you came to this class (or paid for the kit only) you will have access to the online class with pictures and instructions from Midnight tonight.
I have found loads of older layouts so I am busy photographing and I will share these with you over the coming weeks.
If you would like to come to the next Scrapbooking Class please e-mail me at

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Scrapping Your Family Class May 2013

and two more layouts, this time including stamping, die cutting(Memory Box to the rescue), washi tape, Tecnique Tuesday Stamps and  the new Bo Bunny Papers.
Here is the first
And of course using Bo Bunny Stamps as well. These are some of my favourites this year.
I loved the detail in this one and it’s the first time I’ve used brads for ages but I will definitely be using them again soon.
Second layout tomorrow.
Have a great day. xxx

Monday, 6 May 2013

Sharing Creativity 101

Aprils Creativity 101 Class produced some lovely results with everyone putting their own twist on their finished project. Here are just two.
The first is from Michelle
photo 1
Michelle chose to use Pink as her main colour and it worked really well.
photo 2
photo 3
photo 4
Beautiful work and the pictures work really well.
The second is made by Geraldine.
Geraldine W April101
Geraldine W April101-001
Geraldine W April101-002
Geraldine W April101-003

I love the colours in this one as well and the cut out photos work really well.
Thank you for sharing ladies. If you would like to see the original project click HERE.
More to share tomorrow so keep checking back xx

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Cards to share

We had fun at the last card class with everyone finding out just how time consuming it can be die cutting a Hydrangea flower head. There were a few mutterings but over all most people achieved it.

Here is the finished card and my favourite of the day.


Each of the tiny flowers were stuck onto a base shape to make the flower.

And then there were four more cards to have a go at making.





The owl card and the bicycle card counted as one.


Don’t forget, if you want to come along and make some cards the classes now run twice a month, once on a Wednesday and once on a Thursday (times vary).

To book ring Julie on 07725 552501 or e-mail or click HERE to book online.

Have a great evening xx

Friday, 3 May 2013

Mini Book

For my final piece I made a simple Mini Book to show off the beautiful Hydrangea stamps and the rest of my paper pad.




I will be making this type of Mini Book as an online class so that you can make it using papers you have at home. Keep checking back for more details.

Enjoy the sunshine tomorrow and looking forward to seeing those of you coming to the Scrapping Your Family Class tomorrow. xx

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Free Scrapbook Layout

As promised yesterday here is my second layout. This is now a free class to members of the Ladies That Craft club, just click the green button on the left to see all of the step by step instructions and pictures.



Tomorrow I will share the mini book made with the same papers which was my third and final entry.

Have a great day in the sunshine xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A simple layout

I got to the semi finals of the Heartfelt Creations Contest and had to make two layouts for the final.

I wanted to use their stamps and dies as simply as possible. Here is the first made using one of their paper pads, stamp sets and coordinating flower dies.



I loved the flower dies and the stamps that coordinated with them.


If you like this you can also make this same layout using plain black cardstock. The result will look like this.


Congratulations to the final 10 who got into the Design Team. You are a bunch of talented ladies.

I will post the second of my layouts tomorrow. Have a great evening. x