Monday, 30 June 2014

I Love My Cats

Sometimes fussy papers just need something simple and this layout was just that. I made it with a simple pocket so that I could store some of my many cat photos in my Scrapbook.
So Layout Four is
And the detail
I made all of the 3d embellishments for this class using paper clay and moulds. It took a while but I really enjoyed it. xx

Saturday, 28 June 2014

You Are My Sunshine

Using A4 photos is always fun and once more gave me the chance to do some stamping on the photo.
Black and white photos always work well for this and if there is some blank areas, so much the better.
So todays layout (layout three)
And the detail
The one occasion where my title was straight thanks to the railings in the photo. xx

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Relax and Enjoy

One of the great things about the Limited Edition Classes is that because it’s a bumper kit I get to mix and match different papers.
This kit had both Seaside and Garden papers meaning I could use different sorts of photos.
Todays layout is all about outside (layout two)
And the detail
Love those tiny dragonflies xx

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

This Way To The Beach

As I’m not around for a while I thought I’d spread out the Limited Edition layouts for you to see.
If you like them and would like the kit and online class, you can find the link at the top right of this page. Kits will be dispatched week commencing 7th July.
So todays layout (Layout one)
And a little bit of detail
I love stamping on my photos. I plan to do lots more this year. xx

Saturday, 21 June 2014

A Great Limited Edition Scrapbook Class

and this time there were several layouts finished that didn’t look like mine and that was so good to see. Thank you ladies for making my day.

Here are a few photos (you can see the rest on the Ladies That Craft Facebook page) of the day.





I will post all seven original layouts on the Blog over the coming days. Enjoy the sunshine xxx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A Bit of the Past

Sometimes a paper doesn’t need much embellishment and this is doubly true when an old photo is used.
I have found it really difficult to photograph but this is the best I can do
and the detail
I love the giant black gems used as the middle of the flowers. xx

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Saturdays limited Edition Class

Photos for Saturdays class:
Beach/holiday photos including one A4 black and white photo preferably of children on a beach. I am using old photos of me but modern ones will do. Colour and black and white are ok.
Day trip/countryside/woodlands photos. Bring a selection if you have them in both colour and black and white and in any size ie 5" x 7" or 4" x 6" or smaller sizes. They will all work.
Bring your distress inks and a black ink pad for your own personal use if you want to be able to get on more quickly. I have plenty but it might be useful.
Look forward to seeing you all xxx

Monday, 16 June 2014

A Day Out

When the summer comes along we all make the effort to go for days out. One of my favourite things is a visit to see knights and jousting.
And some detail
This would also be great as a double layout.
All of the embellishments are made from cardstock so there is no limit to the amount of pages you can make including pages for a mini book. xx

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Pinks and Blues

and really nice colours for this photo of my youngest grand daughter. Here is the second layout from Thursdays Scrapbook Class.
You can just about see the stencilled background in these two photos.
I have two more layouts to share over the next coupe of days so keep checking back or sign up to follow me by e-mail and you will be notified as soon as I post on here.
Have a great evening xx

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Lest We Forget

With such an important year this year I had to make a layout to remember our brave soldiers both military and civilian, so here is my layout from Thursdays class.
and some of the detail using the Commemoration stamps from Hobby Art.
And I love this fantastic new strip die from Tim Holtz.
Working on some more layouts using this theme so watch this space.
Second layout from class tomorrow. Enjoy your evening. “Come on England” xx

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Yesterdays Cards

as promised here are the three cards from yesterdays card class.


And individually




Really enjoyed making these.

UPDATE:  For tonight's Scrapbook Class I have used two photos, one 4” x 6” landscape is a black and white war photo and one 5” x 7” portrait photo is a picture of Terry and our grand daughter although this layout is suitable for any photo.

See you later xxx

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Card Class today

and it was a good one with everyone finishing all three cards.

Here are a few photos of the class in progress and I will post the finished cards tomorrow.




You can see more photos of this morning over on the ladies That Craft Facebook page. xx

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


Like almost every crafter I have so much “stuff”as my DH call it, that I really don’t need to try anything else. However, no don’t laugh, after sitting with Helen Chilton for an hour and watching her play with Gelato’s I was just itching to have a go.

Here is Helens finished example


And here is my first attempt at a background. Its not finished yet but I am amazed at what you can do with this medium.


and a close up of the texture


Did I buy some? Of course I did and I intend to have a play again soon.


And Helen, if you’re reading this, hairspray does work as a setting agent.

Enjoy the sunshine xx

Thursday, 5 June 2014

About time

Now I’m starting to feel better I am itching to get crafting again so todays the day.

To begin I wanted to enter the Less is More challenge with my favourite New Home card. The challenge this week is “More Than One Stamp”.


Keep watching for more updates as I am playing today. Yippee!!!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Butterfly Layout

A few months ago I made a butterfly card for a card class and liked it so much I decided to use it on a layout as well. A butterfly punch is something that most people have so this technique is easy to do.

Here is the card that inspired the layout.


And here is the class layout made using a similar technique.



I have 6 kits for this and another layout. Details will go online soon.

Have a good evening xxx