Friday, 31 October 2014

Tomorrows Scrapbook Class

I know it’s far to late to let you know photos sizes now but time has just run away with me today.

For Saturdays class I have used the following:

Layout one: a photo of me with a horse taken last autumn. Size 5” x 7” portrait

Layout two: a photo of me and hubby taken in Venice. Size 5” x 7” portrait. This layout is suitable for any photo indoors or out and it doesn’t have to be a holiday photo.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Class starts at 10am xx

Thursday, 30 October 2014

A lovely class

with everything that is going at the moment it is nice to escape to a class of lovely ladies who make me smile and keep my spirits up.
Tuesdays class was a great evening and everyone made two layouts ( or chatted to friends and cut out everything to make the layouts------you know who you are lol)
The first was made using Halloween papers however I appreciate that not everyone likes Halloween so I turned this into an October layout.
I liked this idea so much that I will now do a monthly page for the next 11 months as a sort of photo diary so watch out for November coming soon.
The leaves are an embossed punch, distressed and shaped.
and the spiders web covered a skull on the page quite nicely.
Layout two
And I thought I ought to make a more summery layout for everyone who refuses to admit winter is just round the corner.
Yes I know it looks easy but the paper piecing took quite a while.
The detail was again made using paper punches.
and the little glasses charm just finished it off nicely.
Hope everyone has a great day today. Make sure you keep your family close and tell them you love them. It’s so important. Hugs xxx

Monday, 27 October 2014

Christmas Cards

Every year I make one Christmas card that i fall in love with. It’s normally simple and easily duplicated and this time it involves a stencil and a few pearls.
The photo really doesn't do it justice but I will definitely be making loads more to send out to friends and family.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Tim Holtz word dies turned out. They cut beautifully especially in silver card and look beautiful.
Hope you like it. xx

Friday, 24 October 2014


is one of my favourite pastimes and when things get too much you can normally find me snapping a way with my beloved camera.

Life at the minute is a bit stressful but today I have a whole day to myself for the first time in three weeks so this morning out came the camera and I ventured into the garden in my pj’s and started snapping.

Here are the results. I hope you like them.


Basil is a great subject and the only cat I know who likes to bathe in the bird bath lol.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

What a picture

Thought it was about time I posted some of the Scrapbook layouts from class. It’s quite surprising how much preparation it takes to make all of the elements that go to make just one layout.
Those flowers took ages
But I think it was the most popular of the two.
The second of the layouts was designed around a really old photo of me, my sister and my cousin. For some reason I could only find it in black and white although I remember the original being in colour.
The trees were from a free set of stamps on a Creative Stamping magazine.
We decided in class that they could also be used as snowman bodies. Might give that a go later.
Hope your days are full of health and fun xxx

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Christmas Creativity 101

Well we had a great class today, everyone really busy as we tried to complete our projects.
Here is the class example:
I included some little deer details
and made a second example in reds and greens which was sold as a separate kit
Here is a picture of todays class mates (look at the mess on the table)

And just to prove that we did finish, here are a few candid photos
Nice one Lesley

Lovely work Pat
and finally our Glitter girl (because she was so covered in glitter at the end).
I hope everyone enjoyed the class as much as I did. Kits will go on sale Monday along with some finished wreaths for sale too.
Enjoy your weekend. xxx

Friday, 17 October 2014

Creativity 101 tomorrow

Evening ladies

If you are coming to class tomorrow please remember that we are starting promptly at 9am to make sure we finish in time.

The project you are making is completely new and very pretty, (pictures will be posted after the class), and this will be sold as both a kit and for those of you not crafty, a ready made project after the class online.

For those of you coming to class if you would like to bring any of the following for your own personal use it will speed up the class. For those of you who do not have any of these items please do not panic as I have some to use in class.

Sizzix machine or equivalent

Dotty embossing folder.

Hot Glue Gun

PVA Glue

not a big list but helpful if you have them.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and having a fun packed morning. xxx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

The final two Christmas cards

from the last class are probably my favourites and so easy to make.
Card Five is made entirely from white paper and coloured with Distress Inks with only a small piece of the blue dotty paper to add some colour.
And finally Card Six took only 10 minutes to make and is one of those cards you could make in bulk for family and friends.
So here are all six to finish off this post.
My next post will be showcasing the Scrapbook Layouts done in class over the last few weeks. Have a good day xxx.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Two more cards

Before I show these I want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and thoughts at this time. As a family we really appreciate everyone's emails, texts and cards. Thank you so much xxx

Scrapping Your Family on Saturday is still on and will start at 10am. I still have two places left if anyone fancy's making a couple of Scrapbook Pages. I have used the following photos:

Layout One – A close up 4” x 6” portrait photo of Sally and me in the summer. The colours for this layout are soft orange, green and brown.

Layout Two – A 4” x 6” landscape photo in black and white of me, Karen and a friend playing in the paddling pool in the garden. The era is 1969. The colours are red, white, green and a tiny touch of blue.

Now onto todays Christmas Cards

Card Three – I think this is a Little Claire stamp


And Card Four – This is definitely a Hobby Art stamp. It was so easy to use.


The last of the Christmas Cards from class tomorrow then I’ll start on the Scrapbook Layouts.

Have a great day xxx

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Christmas cards

Sorry for the delay in showing the class projects. I, along with my family are on a health rollercoaster at the moment so time for blogging is very short. Hopefully things will improve soon however classes are continuing as normal. You need friends at times like these and my class mates always make me smile.

I will post 2 cards a day over the next three days. Hope you like them

Card One – Santa

I originally saw this topper used as a Christmas gift tag and fell in love with it. This is my card version.


Card Two

I am a Hobby Art fan and really love their new Christmas robin stamps. Part of that set is a bough with holly at either end. I used the holly to make this card.


More tomorrow xxx