Friday, 30 September 2016


Last of the five layouts from the Scrapping Your Family Special class. Nice and simple but effective I think. Can't believe I was ever that young. Such a long time ago but we had some fantastic family holidays.
This life preserver is made from circles and I added die cuts as embellishments.
By the time you see this I will be just back from my hols and ready to make all those Christmas goodies.

Watch out for the Art Journalling group starting in October and the Scrapbook Canvas class too.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Dymchurch Beach

Another Project Life compromise but think it looks lovely. Red and blue work really well together and make this layout pop.
Once again I used die cuts.

and some hand cut embellishments.

Will do this again xx

Tuesday, 27 September 2016


Ok so I have no idea why I bought the Octopus stamps but they appealed to me and I am always on the look out for stamps I can use in my journal. In the end I think it made a great border for this family layout

The little die cut fish were a bit fiddly but they look great in a shoal

I also added some amongst the tendrils at the top of the page

My journaling was just the names of the people in the photo. I was cute when I was a little girl honest.

And I had to use the octopus in a diving suit stamp to finish it off. Well you have to right.

Loved this one xx

Sunday, 25 September 2016


I di like Project Life and I have used it on many occassions but I do like my 12 x 12 pages for my family albums so I compromised and did this.

I used Die Cuts
Cut out stamped images
and paper clay embellishments
and beautiful papers by Craftwork Cards xx

Friday, 23 September 2016

The Girls

Every so often I hold a Scrapping Your Family Special. This one was held on Saturday 10th September and we made 5 layouts. This is the first
The photo is of my Nan and Great Nan walking along the beach in around 1965.
I used a unity stamp for the little girls and a mixture of bright papers. Simple but I love the contrast of the black and white photo against the bright yellows and reds. xx

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Oh That Santa

I saw Katie Skilton using this on You Tube and fell in love with it. Trouble was it was like gold dust to get hold of. Guess what.....yes I got it so this is one of the first of many Christmas cards I will be making with this die
Started with a nice and simple one but there are so many possibilities. Watch this space xx

Monday, 19 September 2016

Bah Humbug

Every year I make one card for the person in my life who really doesn't do Christmas. In the past it was my lovely dad who when asked what he wanted for Christmas always said "nothing. Save your money". This card would have been perfect for him.

I was going to re-colour the fur around the hat to make it white (the colour ran in the red paper) but on reflection I decided it looked more Bah Humbug as it was.
A nice border using Distress Inks and a few scattered snowflakes finished it off. Love it xx

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Fountain Card

I bought this Kaisercraft stamp a while ago but promptly lost it. It turned up quite by chance on one of my "must clear the craft room" days so I thought I'd better use it before it disappeared again.

The stamp design makes it so easy to colour
With a little bit of blue stickles to add a water effect and a tiny Happy Birthday stamp (Hobbyart) to finish it off
Have a great day xx

Thursday, 15 September 2016

School/Graduation layout

Little ones graduate now even from nursery and pre school so I though it was about time I scrapped my Granddaughters photo.

It has to be bright and cheery but at the same time, as the second layout for a class it had to be reasonably easy to make.

This is what I came up with 
Based on squares and frames and of course bright colours it was great fun to create.
I added a few well chosen stencil words and used a white pen to decorate the page.
I'm being told I need to share some cards so will start tomorrow promise xx

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A Nice Normal Family

Got to be one of my new favourite stamps with a saying that perfectly describes my family lol and just perfect for this first layout from last Tuesdays Scrapbook Class.

The aim was to change the colours of a piece of scrapbook paper to a completely different colourway. This paper started out mostly pale pinks and blues but ended up all red, black and white.

The bunting is a stamp so can be stamped in any colour (will use that again) 
and cutting the base of the little pegs printed on the paper and sticking them back over the new bunting, worked a treat.
The little ladybirds were cut out from the ladybird digital paper downloaded free from the Docrafts website (they have a lovely dragonfly one as well)

Kept everyone busy but I think everyone enjoyed playing xx

Thursday, 8 September 2016

A Lifetime

Hubby is always joking about his age and how things were back when he was born so I thought the second class layout should be all about him. Three photos from birth to now and tried not to joke about his little dress in the baby photo. Didn't succeed though lol.
The little film strips were stamped onto both sides of copy paper and folded nicely. Thicker card would not have worked so well.
The teddy bear on the paper is lush and I wanted to add another bear somewhere but none of the stamps I had were realistic enough so I left well alone.
It was a great opportunity as well to use my new Tim Holtz stencil and a bit of Distress Ink
And just love those stitching stamps. Always keep them nearby when I'm crafting.
More tomorrow as I've got loads to catch up on. Only I could plan 4 classes in 7 days. Muppet xx

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

So I Changed it a bit

The other half of the background paper I used for the first clock layout, had a beautiful pink flower on it so I decided to use that colourway to bring it all together.
This time the background was stamped with a butterfly stamp and I used a gold pen to colour the bodies of the butterflies
And the clocks now have pink flowers and softer tones.
But I couldnt find any of my remale relative quotes so I added additional wording in the centre.
So thats it. Two layouts and pleased with them both. Last layout of the three tomorrow xx

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Love Clocks

This beautiful frame paper was high up on my list when I chose papers for last Saturdays Scrapping Your Family class.I think its really realistic and the colour is scrummy. So what to do.........we I did my grandfather first using the rich gold and red tones
I have got loads of male relative word stamps so I stamped them in black and then used a rich gold pen over the top to make them become part of the background.
A bit of gold on the edges and clock centres and it looked great.
and it gave me an opportunity to use my new background stamp picking out the tiny hears with a gold pen.
But then I started thinking.......this would look with a photo of my mum on it but it will need a bit of tweeking. Check back tomorrow to see what I came up with. xx

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Saturdays Scrapping Your Family Class

As most of you know I have a break in August every year, to recharge my batteries and get the creative juices flowing again so it seems a long time since I shared on the blog. But September is here and that is all about to change as classes come thick and fast and preparation starts for the sparkly season.
So to start things off here is a quick video showing some of the works in progress at Saturdays Scrapping Your Family class.  Layouts will go up tomorrow.

Have a great sunday. It's good to be back xx