Friday, 28 November 2014

16 Days!!!!!!

Well haven't I been rubbish at blogging lately!!!
16 days since my last post - oh dear I have let it slip haven't I!?

To be honest I haven't had time to scrap as in between the craft fair and retreat planning
there has been crochet too!!!
(that went wrong so no pics to show!)

Here is how the stall looked last weekend, 
took a few book orders and sold plenty of small items,
hopefully the next one will be better.

Anyway, the release of the November 12 Pledges Kit from 
jigged me up and shook me about and got me back into scrapping.

I love the kit this month, with its gorgeous papers from a 
Prima Collection - Pixie Glen
and a price tag of just £5
I have created 4 layouts.

Want to see?
Here's the first one I created....

I have let the paper do the talking in this layout and just added a few subtle stamps around the background that tie in with my layout.

The journalling is hidden as it's personal and hopefully
when she looks back at this in years to come she will understand how true it is.

These kits fly off the shelves so be quick to grab one if you fancy a play!

Anyway, I am currently enjoying my second retreat with a bunch of wonderful ladies
(although sad to say I am missing a few)
and lots of good fun and laughter and way too much food!

December is a calling and luckily I finished The Child's Advent Calendar
ready to give her on Monday morning.
I will blog about that next week....

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Door-Mant No More

Do you see what I did there?

I love scrapbooking and blogging but sometimes, as we all know, other things get in the way.
I haven't been away from my craft desk, I've been doing other things.
Book folding and creating lots of things to sell at the Crafts Fairs that are coming up as we approach Christmas
have taken over my scrap room so it was lovely to create a layout for the

The challenge is to use this
for inspiration and to create a layout using the chosen pin.

I was inspired by...

to create the following layout of me and him enjoying some leisurely time in Barcelona earlier this year.

Can you see how the door inspired me?

Which door will you choose?
Are you still singing along to Shaky?

Friday, 7 November 2014

My Last ME!

Here I am with my last layout as part of the fab DT over at Challenge YOURself.
Despite my one faux pas where I failed to include myself of the layout, I have loved being part of the team. Thank you Lynn for allowing me to join and the rest of you talented girls for making the team.

So, here it is, the sketch to flow for this month's challenge

and here is my loose take on it (and look, there is a picture of ME!)

Why not join in? Even though I won't be on the DT, I hope to still play along after all, that is how so many pictures of me have ended up on my layouts in recent months!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Wearcrafts - Be Noble Part 3

Here I am again with another layout created using the £5 October Kit from

The Echo Park, Family Reunion Collection is perfect for those family photos 
and most of you have probably seen this photo before.
There are a few photos that I will scrap more than once and this is one of those.
It was taken nearly two years ago now (oh my!)

I think there are a couple of kits left to be had so why not indulge yourself and grab
yourself a bargain.

Jen and Virginia have also been playing with this kit - it's amazing how
different we all are don't you think?

I will be back in a couple of days with another layout using this kit.
I love it when so much can be done with one cheap as chips kit!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Wearcrafts - Be Noble Part 2

Today I'm back with a second layout from the 

released last Friday by


It's a £5 kit from the Echo Park Family Reunion Collection.
I love the Autumnal Colours and even did a bit of fussy cutting (so unlike me!)

Jen and Virginia have also been creating with this kit so why not have a look at their blogs too!?

The theme for the kit is "Be Noble" 
and Jen has created some lovely layouts using some fabulous quotes.

My second page came together quite quickly and although I haven't used the quotes
(erm, I forgot about those!)
I have enjoyed playing (and cutting) with this kit.

I think maybe another 2 or even 3 layouts will be produced - check back in a couple of days
to see how many layouts you can create from such a cheap kit.
£5, that's it!!!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Wearcrafts - Be Noble Part 1

Friday saw the release of the new 

October Scrapbook Kit - Twelve Pledges 'Be Noble'

It's a cute kit from the Echo Park Family Reunion Collection
and once again at just £5 from Wearcrafts you'd be getting yourself a real bargain.

I loved the paper with all the little frames and, although I don't do fussy cutting, 
I think Jen will be proud of me!!!

I cut a few of the same frames out to make them bigger to fit my photographs
as you can see below.
This layout is a lesson to The Child - do not tell your Mum that you are bored because she will always find you something to do!!!

(Excuse the picture quality)

Jen and Virginia have also been playing with this kit,
I wonder how they've used theirs.

I'll have a few more to share in the coming days so why not pop back to see me?

Saturday, 1 November 2014


No!!! Not my bottle of wine, my kit!!!

Here we are in November 
(I suppose I'll need to be thinking about Christmas soon!)
One thing is for sure,
I really need to make a start on The Child's advent calendar.
Have you done much planning yet?

Binty is our Guest Designer for the month of November 
and I'm sure (if you've hopped from the start) you've already given her a warm welcome.

Susanne was the stop before me today so I'm sure you will already have seen some amazing kits from her and the rest of the team before me.

Our "chosen one" this month is from Scrapbook and Cards.
You can find all the details HERE

I'm happy to have a kit back this month that I can break down into single pictures 
(lots of them!)
and here it is, the kit broken down, so you can see all the lovely items in all their glory...

The "real" contents on the forgery on the right

I didn't want too much in my kit this month so there are 4 patterned papers I have left out
although I may add them at a later date!

I die cut my alphas from cork mats bought from Ikea.
I know the "real" ones are burlap
but I love the way the cork ones have turned out.

I will hopefully remember to use stamps
as and when I need them

I may try to forge this

and this

OK, so the "real" shapes are burlap, my forgeries are cork

I will add more tags when required

And the final photo (thankfully!) my full kit...


Thank you for stopping by today, I do hope you play along this month.
The team love to see your creations.

Angela is your next stop today and don't forget to go right to the end - well you can't miss Leslie's magic blue box can you!?