Thursday, 29 August 2013

Warner Bros Studio a hit

Loved it. Every minute of it. So much to do, see and photograph. (Yes one of the only places of its kind I have ever been  to where photography is not restricted so you can click away to your hearts content).

Happiest moment…..riding on a broomstick across London.

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and riding in Hagrids side car


And finding the Sorting Hat


and…… I won’t spoil it. Just, if you have the chance, go and see it for yourselves. WOW. xx

Warner Studios link.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Fabric Journal Progress

I am really enjoying working on this project. I had to search through all of my stamps to find the right ones and I found some beauties that I haven’t used for ages.

Note to self – must sort out my stamps


Don’t forget, if you would like to take the online class that goes with this project you will need to join the Ladies That Craft club HERE. The free class will be released in September to all members.

More soon xx

Wednesday, 21 August 2013


If you’re looking to go away for a long weekend then a place to consider is Beamish the living museum of the North. On my recent trip I spent the day there with family and we had a fantastic time.

There are trams, old busses, all working and free to ride on from place to place (all included in the entrance ticket price), old houses to explore including an old dentists, a piano teachers house, and then loads of shops such as the corner sweetie shop where you can buy wonderful sweets and chocolates.

Here are a few of the photos I took on the day.


A picnic in the little park around the bandstand.


I know a few people who would murder to get hold of just one of these printer trays. They had loads and loads on display. Scrummy.


The Living Room


The Dentist


The old fashioned merry go round.


The High Street


The School


What I liked about it was that the people dressed up in clothes appropriate for the times and were all happy to tell the stories of the day. The Grandchildren loved it.

Well worth a visit. xx

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Playing with photos

I’ve set this up to post on Saturday while I’m away so hopefully it will work.
My new camera (thank you for the heads up Geraldine) is amazing and the pictures I am taking are improving all the time.
Here are a few I took last Sunday of my Granddaughter Charlotte.

The zoom lens is wow!!! I even managed a reasonable photo of Timmy my cat.
More soon. I plan to take loads of photos over the next few days.  Have a good weekend xxx

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Another step

This is really an experimental project so I have decided to make the pages in three different ways.

Today I have hand sewn three pages with wadding sandwiched in the middle and leaving one edge open to attach to the spine of the book cover.

To decorate these pages I will insert a small cutting mat between the layers to ensure that any fabric paint, stamps do not bleed into the next page.


The next instalment on the blog will show the pages completely decorated. Members of ladies That Craft will have access to the free class showing all of the stages in detail. If you are not a member and would like access to the classroom, you can join HERE. Remember it is only £6.50 for a lifetime membership.

I’m away for the weekend so will update again next week. Have a good one xxx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Ok Started at last

I wanted a project to make during the summer break, something I could pick up and put down and try out new and underused techniques on. Well at last I’ve started and here is my first picture.

Don’t forget I will also do this as a free online class to members of ladies That Craft so if you haven’t joined us yet click here.
Having a day out tomorrow so will be back on Monday with an update. Have a good one xxx

Summer Layout

I had some lovely bright photos of my granddaughter in the paddling pool and wanted to make a summer page for her album.
The bubbles in the background were made using white card and then edged very gently with a Distress Ink.
The borders were die cut using a TH Sizzix Die.
Have a great day xx

Friday, 9 August 2013

New Layout

This one from the last Scrapbook Class before summer break and one of my favourites.


Had terrible trouble photographing with the light today so sorry about the quality.


For those of you who came to the class, the online class instructions will be in the online classroom today.

I’m starting a new project this evening so watch this space for pictures and step by step instructions FREE in the online classroom to all Ladies That Craft Members.

Have a good one xx

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Creativity 101 T-Shirt Class

Just a quick update. This class has now sold out so if you missed out and would still like to do this class then you can now pre-order a kit along with an on-line class. This will be released in October after the class has taken place and will cost £30.00. Click HERE for details. (9/8/13 - NOW SOLD OUT)

Todays inspiration is one of the cards I made for class in July using a new set of Stampendous stamps, originally bought to decorate my London Book pages.
Everything on the card is flat except for the “Thank You” which is raised on sticky pads.
Loads more still to share so keep checking back. Have a great day xx.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Another Holiday Layout

This time I used stamps for the embellishments and the idea for the sun was taken from a card I saw on Pinterest.


I loved the whale paper and built my page around the design. Some of you said you were going to add glitter to the waves but I kept mine plain.


I now have quite a collection of word and saying stamps which are coming in useful while I am doing my holiday journal (I’ll share that at a later date when it is finished.)

Looks like a sunny day again today so off to do some chores. Spit spot Smile

Friday, 2 August 2013


I haven’t had time to share the class layouts and cards from Julys classes so over the next few days I will try to post a few of them.

Here is the first layout using holiday photos of my trip to Venice.


I loved this stripy paper.It felt like the Mediterranean, warm and welcoming.

The panoramic photo is the tab to a hidden journalling pocket


and the piano keys is made using the “Forever in Time” Ribbon tape which feels like fabric.


More tomorrow. Enjoy the sunshine xx