Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Delight in the Beauty....

Another card completed today, back to work tomorrow so unfortunately won't have so much time to craft.  I've based this on sketch 69 from Sketch N Stash

Tilda image coloured with copics, papers are from Kay Miller Designs, Simple Pleasures and were free with my this months Scrapbook Magazine. 

More Cards Completed

Still fired up with enthusiasm and not having anything planned over the Bank Holiday which is a good thing considering the weather, a couple more cards completed.  I've followed the theme for this weeks CES Challenge which is Pink, Brown and Aqua.  Hope you like them.


Both are done using tilda stamps, coloured with copics, papers are from Daisy Bucket Magical Moments Collection and Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Collection.  Flowers made using woodware punches and sentiment is a Molly Blooms mini and gems from my stash.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Inspirational Visit to Sir Stampalot

I felt more in the cardmaking mood this weekend after a visit to Sir Stampalot on Saturday, wonderful demo's by Clare Rowland on the new Molly Blooms Christmas stamps,  anyway I felt quite inspired by what I saw so when I got home I set to.

Here is a card done using the sketch from Cute Card Thursday

Stamp is tilda and coloured using Copic's
Papers are ones which came free with this months Scrapbook Magazine and are from Kay Miller Designs. Simple Pleasures

Ribbons and button from my stash and sentiment is a Molly Blooms minature.

Hope you like it

Show Off

Had some great photos of the peacock at Abbey Park's pets corner when it was being a right show off and wanted to do a layout using them.  I thought they went great with the colouring of the Kaisercraft Utopia Collection papers.

I based my layout on the August sketch from The Scraproom Blog

TSR Challenges

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Things That Move

The theme this week over at less is more is "Things That Move".  I wanted to give this a little thought as there are endless possibilities and wanted something a little different.  I finally decided on this ....


 I've been wanting to use this embossing folder and die for ages but couldn't think what to do, obviously cogs are used in lots of things to make them move so thought this very appropriate.  Think it makes a great mens card.

Tim Holtz Sizzix Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Sizzix Shapers and Movers Die
Cardstock from my stash

I look forward to reading your comments.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Greetings from Twycross

I've been busy trying to get some samples done for my weekly scrapbooking group at Vanillacrafts and decided to have a go using the formula over at the scraproom blog:


The formula for August is :-

1. Cardstock Background
2. 5 1/2 X 9 1/2 patterned paper
3. 2 1/2 X 10 patterned paper
4. 1 1/2 X 11 patterned paper
5. 1-2 1/2 inch diameter circle patterned paper
6. 1-5 inch diameter circle patterned paper

And here is the steps to completing your layouts using the August formula...
1. Collect a few pics.
2. Cut your patterned paper to the dimensions stated above.
3. Push the paper around your cardstock till you achieve the look you want
4. Adhere and EMBELLISH! It is that easy!!

and using the info above my creation was born

I've once again used the Utopia Collection from Kaisercraft with matching Bazzill cardstock (all purchased from Merly Impressions  http://www.merlyimpressions.co.uk/ )

I just love the colours of this collection

Title cut using the Jasmine Cricut Cartridge
Postcard stamp from Lily of the Valley

I hope its up to scratch and look forward to reading your comments

Friday, 19 August 2011

Sample Layout - Twycross

Sample layout ready for my crop tomorrow, based on this weeks sketch from Sassy Lil Sketches


Papers are from the Utopia Collection from Kaisercraft, matching Bazzill cardstock which I stamped using flower from Hero Arts CL496 set and then clear embossed.  Title cut using the Don Juan Cricut Cartridge.  Photo is of my youngest daughter Amy on a recent trip to Twycross Zoo.

Sunday, 14 August 2011


Just back from a lovely week away in Northumbria, weather was not very kind to us however we still managed to have a good time.

A blustery day at Bamburgh

A wet and windy day at Alnmouth

Visited lots of lovely places such as Bamburgh, Seahouses, Alnwick Castle and Gardens and Beamish Museum at Durham  lots of pictures so plenty of scrapbook pages to follow

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Retirement Card

I needed to make a retirement card for someone at work so combined it with this weeks sketch from Sketch N Stash

My take on the sketch is :-
All elements used are from my stash:
Lily of the Valley image coloured with Prismacolours
Patterned Paper - Pampered Pets by Andrea Jane from DoCrafts
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Woodware Flower Punch
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Feeling Fruity

The challenge this week over at Less is More is a lucky dip and its "Feeling Fruity"

Had to have a think about this as I hadn't got anything remotely fruity, so has a bit of a search and finally decided on this one

I hope it fits the bill


The image is a digi stamp from Pink Petticoat www.pinkpeticoat.co.uk coloured using Copic's, and out came my trusty cuttlebug folders for the embossed image.

Look forward to seeing what you think

Monday, 1 August 2011

New Baby

My friend who I've worked with for many years has just had her first baby a beautiful little girl called Isobel May so I've been busy making gifts ready for my first visit tomorrow

The card I've made is based on this weeks sketch from Sketch Saturday

All papers are from my stash, sentiment cut using the Nursery Rhyme cricut cartiridge and flowers etc using various Woodware punches

Image is an actual photo of baby Isobel.

I hope she likes it.

I've also made a personalised baby quilt

Unfortunately because its cream on cream it doesn't show up very well on the photographs.