Saturday, 27 November 2010

No Stopping ME now

Ive been scrapping like mad this week and so far have finished off 6 more LOs using Sarahs Cards kits I had left from earlier this year.

The First 2 Los are using a kit from March I think - I still have lots of this kit still to use and the photos ready to use (so watch this space lol)
This first LO is a day out at a canal museum in a very pretty village near to where i live and my 2 youngest sons when they were almost 4

On this LO Ben and Joe are at Cadbury world and enjoying a go in the car and for once didnt argue as to who was going to drive! Again photo taken in 1996

These Wedding LOs were all made using the May Sarahs cards kit. I am gradually working my way through my wedding photos and as soon as I saw the papers I knew I would do a few more wedding LOs

Proof we did get married!!!
thanks for looking

Monday, 22 November 2010

Yet more LOs!!

I had such fun scrapping after my scrapblock of months I made some more LOs last night - the photos of them arent brilliant as I didnt get a chance to take photos of them until the afternoon light was starting to go! I have carried on with the Sarahs cards june kit and photos from 1996

Sunday, 21 November 2010

I'm on a roll

After achieving a LO on photoshop I went on to do another just to make sure it wasnt a fluke! This is my dog Meg last Christmas aged about 18 months. The only reason she sat still and let me put a hat on her and take photos as she was very poorly with an abcess on her neck but we didnt know that at the time!

I have also been doing some scrapbooking with paper and glue and last night made 2. Both were using photos from 1996 and the June monthly kit from Sarahs cards. I must admit I hadnt opened the kit since it arrived in June as I knew I wouldnt be scrapping it then but when I did open it I thought YUK!!!! not my sort of papers at alll but I got going cutting and sticking and in the end loved the selection of papers and embellishments. I finished using the kit up tonight and will post the LOs I have made with them once I have taken photos of them!

This LO of Joe was inspired my a sketch in this months scrapbook magazine

Saturday, 20 November 2010

scrap blocked unlocked!!! yaahoooooooo!!!!!!!

At last I have started scrapping again OK its a digi LO but I am off to paper scrap once I have uploaded this!! I have never scrapped using photoshop and this is my first attempt and I am happy with the result - ok its basic but I DID IT!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 18 November 2010


I havent been scrapping for a while as I have been doing other crafts most of which are hard to take photos of and get them looking good! I have taken photos of 3 pieces of jewellery I made to night and I intend to photograph other jewellery items I have been making over the past few months and post them on here soon
This mauve bracelet is for a Christmas gift for my mother in law - i hope she likes it!!
This cream pearl bracelet is for my mum as a stocking filler!

This is a broach from a kit bought at Beadscene in Northants

Sunday, 18 April 2010


I have had a spell of making a few cards and have remembered to take pictures of just 3 before sending them off!!! The first used the stamp and card materials from Little CLaire designs a fab site who sell their own rubber stamps - these stamps and materials come from their monthly stamp set - perfect for my mums 70th birthday this week as she collects owl ornaments etc!

This card was made using a sizzix die cut cross and lots of left overs in my scrap box - I dont normally make Easter cards but really enjoyed making them and sending them for Church friends this year

James and I were baptised in March along with 5 other friends and so I made everyone I was being baptised with a card each. The cross is a stampin up stamp embossed in white and using lots of leftover card and paper from my scrap box

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Something from almost nothing

2 Los I made this week using prompts 1 and 3 from Shimelles 'something from almost nothing' class
This LO was using prompt 3 and a few ribbons

And this LO was using prompt one and lots of brads!!

Both LOs were made using whole sheets of card stock and leftovers of papers from other projects and found in my scraps box!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Scrapaholix Retreat Class LOs - my LOs

A class I went to led by Mandy - making the ribbon flowers as well as the LO. The photo is of Mathew and his girlfriend Amy on their first valentines together in 2009

A class again led by Mandy - lots of gutting and cutting out swirls but lots of fun! The photo is of my great grand parents arriving at the church for my wedding.

This class was led by Carolyn - I added the gems on after they werent in the class kit! lol. This is another photo from my wedding and is of great grand parents and grandparents with James and me.

Another Mandy Class with more papers suitable for my wedding photos - the photo is of my sister in law who was my chief bridesmaid. The large cream flower was hand made from cream and blue cardstock

My favourite class of the weekend had to be this one - my favourite papers at the moment from BoBunny and making more flowers by hand! Again the papers were just right for another wedding photo!

More LOs from the scrapaholix retreat crop room

Another LO from our weekend away in Brighton to celebrate James's 50th birthday - i hand made the flowers from some old cardstock.

Yet another LO for my wedding album - the swirls of pearls were hand done pearl by pearl lol

I loved these BoBunny papers from my Sarahscards monthly kit and so did another LO for my wedding album

The LO of my boys was a scraplift from a class I did during the scrapaholix retreat led by Carolyn (see above) but putting my slant on it! lol

Big Drip - Ben after a water fight with his cousin Billy - using more papers from a monthly kit and adding 3D paint pearls as drips of water!

More papers using the same monthly kit from Sarahscards as Big Drip (above) and showing Jow trying to kiss a crab (not sure why though lol)

more from the crop room

More LOs made in the crop room over the weekend Scrapaholix retreat
This was Joe's last day in year 11 in 2008 and his science teacher did some fab demo with them in their last lesson with him - The students were allowed to partake in some of the experiments and this being one! (I work in the science dept at the school so know how safe this is!! lol)

James celebrating his 50th birthday, with me, at a friends house with a fantastic cake made by her

The weekend after James's 50th bithday a group of us went to Brighton to celebrate and during the weekend some made photos were taken on the pier! This is James and me in one of the typical seaside boards!

LOs made in the crop room at last weekends scrapaholix retreat in Newport Pagnel
Using an old Sarahcards monthy kit and a photo from my birthday!

Using papers from another monthy kit and lots of stitching a photo of my youngest son from about 13 years ago!

Using the monthly kit again and a photo of my middle son from the same time as the photo above!

more from last week

Another SLO from a Total Papercrafts kit - both photos from March last year - the main one from our silver wedding celebrationa and the smaller one from a party just a couple of weeks before!

Using yet another kit from Total papercrafts - my twin sons all dressed up ready to go off to a fancy dress party!

The final DLO made last week from a Total Papercraft kit is to do some more LOs in my wedding album! I added in the flowers and the wooden swirls.

ive been busy

After finally finishing the revamping of my craft room and having a good sort out I finally started to get down to scrapping again last week. I was sorting out photos and papers to take away with me to the scrapaholix retreat this last weekend but found some photos I wanted to use on some Total Papercraft kits I had and hadnt used yet. Here are the LOs I made last week ...

The above is the LHS and below the RHS of a DLO about a time spent in Cornwall back in 2008

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

I did this LO of Ben meeting Charlie Chaplian at Mme Tussards in London very simply as I wanted to try some paper pricking on the co ordinations card stock

Mathew and his girlfriend Amy on the same trip to London as Ben with Charlie but not with the wax works but other London sights

The Last LO I have to upload tonight if of James and me at the beach last summer