Monday, 23 May 2016


This is the fifth and final layout from the Scrapping Your Family Special. Because of time restraints everyone used the texture paste and stencils in class and then left everything to dry. Each kit included the paints and all the embellishments needed to complete this final layout at home.
Using the brick and flourish stencils is a great way to make a background for any projects and the paint brings out all of the detail.
And the embellishments were added and painted to blend in with the background.
For me this is the beginning of an altered piece but for the class and those who have never done anything like this before, it was a challenge. Have a great day xxx

Friday, 20 May 2016


One of my main objectives in this class was to make a mans layout using the "pretty" papers. It's not always easy but kaisercraft made it really easy by including some blues and greens on the reverse of their papers.
The little leaf stamp was another freebie from Creative Stamping magazine and makes a nice border.
The fence and the little pocket watch were from "things To Alter" (worth a look at the website). I left the fence in its natural colour but coloured the little watch using a white and a silver gel pen. Was quite surprised that the MDF coloured so well using pen.
This layout is for my dads album which I am working on. Still miss him so much. More tomorrow xx

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

So Grown Up

This is the third layout from Mays Scrapping Your Family Special. I decided to use the backs of the Kaisercraft Papers to create this simple layout mainly because the fronts were so PINK. Again this is based on the middle panel built from different papers and border from the kit.
When I had finished and stood back I thought there was something missing so I added the black and white Washi tape. Don't know why but that made all the difference.
The flower stickers finished the corner off nicely
And the title was made using the cheap foam multicoloured letter children use, painted with gesso and then painted to go with the layout. Definately going to buy lots more of those.
One more layout to go and then the bonus layout. Watch this space xxx

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Postcard Birthday Card

I spend a lot of time looking at the internet and sometimes I find a bargain. This beautiful stamp by JustRite was one of those bargains and was ideal for my third and final card for wednesdays card class
A little bit of colour, some stamped decoupage and some tiny dewdrops made using Anitas 3D Clear Gloss and the card was complete.
Back to the Scrapbook layouts tomorrow xx

Saturday, 14 May 2016

One for the record fanatic

I love the new A4 stamp set from free with the Creative Stamping magazine this month. I plan to use all of them at some time but I chose the Record stamp for the second of wednesdays card class.
It's the grooves on the records that I fell in love with. Great detail for a little stamp.
Raising some of the records gave a bit of 3d detail and I also added some black stickles to the musical notes.xx

Friday, 13 May 2016

Floral Birthday card

I just love Honey Doo stamps and this is one of my favourites. So simple to use and with a little bit of stamped decoupage it makes a lovely card. This is the first card from Wednesdays card class.

and a little bit of detail
The wording is from a set by Hobby Art. More tomorrow xx

Wednesday, 11 May 2016


Again for this one I was loathe to cover up the beautiful brown of the swirl and the dragon fly from Things to Alter, however I did give everyone the opportunity to change the colours of theirs if theywanted to.

The layout is based around one of my favourite black and white photos this year. 

The photo is mounted onto a card blank so that there is room for hidden journalling inside.
and the whole layout is based on a paper panel going through the middle, made using the papers from the kit and the borders from the sticker sheet.
Don't forget to pop across to Things to Alter and have a look at the growing range of shapes and 3d items to alter and use your mixed media, scrapbook pages and cards and don't forget to mention Ladies That Craft in the comments box.
More tomorrow xxx

Monday, 9 May 2016

What I like most..........

Saturdays Scrapping Your Family class was a Special Edition class and the kit was huge. I made four layouts from the kit as examples plus a bonus layout to be completed at home.

This is the first of the main four and is based around the beautiful Geoclusters Bubble Frame from Things To Alter. I could have painted it or distressed it but to be honest the frame is a beautiful vintage brown and was exactly what I needed to set off the photo.

All of the decoration was made using a stencil, small flower puunch, lace and a pair of scissors

If you are looking for embellishments for your layouts, cards and mixed media work (and oh yes I have been using these a lot) then pop across to Things to Alter. Well worth a visit and remember to mention Ladiesthatcraft in the comments box. Have a great day xxx

Friday, 6 May 2016

Bluebell Woods

It's not very often that someone asks me for a specific layout but a few weeks ago Marilyn asked me if I had any Bluebell Layouts. I checked but couldn't find one so I decided to make one for our Scrapbook Class.

I used a stencil and distress inks for the background 
and then added die cut bluebells and lily of the valley in the foreground.
I used a colour focus on the main photo to bring in some colour to the centre of the black and white photo.
One of my favourite layouts this year so far. Have a great weekend xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Family Group Photo

I have loads of photos of family groups. It's something we all like to do when we go out or get together for a special occasion however I am aware that future generations might not recognise the people in the photo so here is a way to record those special family moments.

This layout was the second for the April Scrapping Your Family class and involved using tracing paper to trace the basic outlines of the people in the photo.

I was really impressed with the result of this one and will definitely do this again and again as I come across group photos.
You can add any decoration you want to suit the year of the photo but the technique is definitely to keep the tracing very basic.

More tomorrow xx