Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Almost Fairyland

So layout two was made using a silhouette Bo Bunny Paper. Both sides of the paper are lovely but I chose to use the all blue side (some classmates used the other side for their layouts and you can see them on the Ladies That Craft Facebook page.
All I needed to do was to add a little coloured detail.
The wording was made using letter punches and the circles were made using a stencil and the texture paste I made (you can find out how to make your own HERE).

I am currently working on a Christmas kit which will be available after my class in New Romney on 27th September.
Enjoy your day xxx

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tower Of London

Last Tuesday I went up to London to see the commemorative poppies. It was a wonderful day out
I didn’t want the layout to be dominated by the Poppies, rather a memory of the entire visit to the Tower of London. This is what I came up with
The shoe print was ideal considering the distance I walked that day.
The Title was made using a Graffiti Font
And the bricks were cut from strips of paper, distressed and then edged with a pen.
Check back for the second layout tomorrow.
Lovely to see everyone again xx

Tonight's Scrapbook Class

It seem ages since I last taught a class but it will be lovely to see everyone tonight.

Photo wise for layout one you will  need a 4 x 6 portrait photo taken outside either park, woods, Country Park something like that.

For layout two think male, or city photo like London or something like that. Something with a person/people and buildings in the background would be good. Smaller photos. Any photo size will work but no bigger than 4 x 6

I have used Distress Inks in Walnut Stain and Black Soot.

And the colours


Now I’ve got you all guessing. See you later xx

Sunday, 17 August 2014

The Ladies That Lunch

Yippee the sun shone and the food was made on time and we have just had our very first Ladies That Lunch Tea Party.
Here are just a few photos of the afternoon taken by Sally. Everyone who came will get all of the days photos on disc so don’t panic if you don’t see your photo here.
But before the photos I must give a very big thank you to Maria for keeping me sane and helping me set up before hand and also a big thank you to Sally who painted the backdrop for the posed photos and helped me clear away and wash up. xxxxx
Now without further ado here are some of my picks of the day.

Thank you ladies for making it a really special event.
Already looking forward to next year. xxxx

Friday, 15 August 2014

No room left

Cake stands finished, glasses, plates and spoons washed and my house has been transformed into a sea of calm, well for a few minutes anyway.

Here’s what it looks like before all the food makes an appearance.




But I am keeping an eye on the weather which at the moment is doing this.


Oh well we can always have a indoor tea party. Fingers crossed the sun comes out tomorrow xx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Weather for Saturday

Ok not sure if I believe this but this is the forecast for the day of the Garden party.

weather for saturday

Everything is crossed. xxx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Tips and techniques

Well I’ve had 3 days with my grandchildren and now it’s time to get ready for the garden party on Saturday. I will keep you up to date with photos as and when I can but it’s going to be chaos here for a few days.

So in the meantime I thought I’d share some recent techniques we have used both in class and from classmates who have added extras when they got home.

1. Using a stencil with Distress Ink Pens and TH Air Spritzer (love this one)


2. Using Horse Shoes instead of flowers to decorate a western layout.


3. Adding lace to highlight a photo


4. Making a photo into a pocket so that hidden journaling can go on the tag.


5. Using texture paste and a stencil (don’t forget you can find the texture paste recipe HERE )


6. Using silhouette die cuts to add detail to your layout


And of course there are loads more.

A special thank you to Maria who allowed me to photograph her layouts.

Fingers crossed for sunshine on Saturday xxx

Thursday, 7 August 2014

My Butterfly Tree

is still growing and is now nearly finished thank goodness.

photo 1

The butterflies will be used this on 16th August so I will post more photos after that date.

photo 2-001

I am working on a class version which I will teach this year so if you are interested, leave a comment or e-mail me at and I will let you know more details and a date. This is not a booking but just to give me an idea of interest.

Enjoy the rest of the sunshine xxx

Monday, 4 August 2014

Using Stamps on a layout

I love stamping. It is something I have always done and I love trying out new techniques however my favourite is just basic stamping leaving white space.

Layout two is DISCOVER


I have used these Hobby Art stamps so many times. They can be used in loads of different ways and are easy to use.

The detail:



I liked this idea so much (I’ve got 100’s of stamps) that I thought I'd make it again plus I have now started a mini book which I will share at a later date.

Here is the work in progress


Have a great day in the sun xxx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Kitten Layout

is always fun and you can get some wonderful pictures if you’re patient and have a camera handy at all times. Of course, the beauty of being so small is that you can disappear when you feel like it and our kitten is really good at doing that.
So here’s an introduction to our newest addition our Basil
Layout: OK Where is he now
And the detail

A nice, simple layout to show off the photos.
Thanks for looking xxx