Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day 2!

So I am still a day behind with Shimelles class! Yesterdays prompt was about telling a story and recording details so it is easier to scrap them later.  So back to the wedding.  My 2 daughters  - the brides nieces were both asked to do a reading at the wedding, which they did brilliantly.  Fortunately they had a microphone as the noise of the waves and the wind did make it rather difficult. Afterwards the reception was in a pink hotel next to the beach, where we had drinks on the terrace and I took these 2 photos of my daughters - the elder one is with her boyfriend.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blogging for Scrapbookers

Yesterday I started a new course from Shimelle called blogging for scrapbookers - you can find details here. Well as I scrapbook (sometimes) and have a blog it seemed like a good idea to join in. Having only got home last night though I am already a day behind!! Not a good start really but hopefully it will get better.

Yesterdays prompt was about setting goals for the course. As the next few weeks are looking a little hectic at the minute I need to be realistic so I will aim to blog every day - even if it is only a little bit and perhaps do 3 or 4 layouts too but that maybe optimistic!

Last week we went to Florida for my sister-in-laws wedding and I then went to the scrapagogo getaway for the weekend so I have lots of layouts and photos to share which should make the blogging easier.

As it is now dark and I haven't had chance to take photos of the weekends creations I will just post a picture of the bride and groom on St Petes Beach :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

St Aubins Fort LO

I have finally done a layout! I used a fab dream street paper from a scrapagogo kit and some gorgeous cork letters from Making Memories again from another gogo kit.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

CSF - 14

Here is my first Christmas card! It was our monthly crop today but I wasn't in the mood for scrapping so made a couple of cards instead.

I used the sketch from Carol's Sketch Fun Challenge blog. I rotated the sketch and replaced the bows with flowers. The papers are MME again and the stamp has been coloured in with my copics. Thanks to Lorraine and Sue for the extra flowers to match the papers.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sugar Bowl - 18

Here is the card I did for the current Sugar Bowl Challenge. The flower in the corner is a button I found in my jar and the papers are some new MME papers I bought in Orlando. I love this Sugar Nellie stamp and I have coloured her in with my Copics.

Monday, August 31, 2009

ATC Trail

This is an atc I made for a swap on UKS. The background is done with some new Mica Metallic inks I bought in America. The stamp is for a cj I was doing and I was trying some new effects and had some left over so as they are atc size thought they made a good background. The main image is a gorjuss girl stamp coloured with copics.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sketch Saturday - 66

Here is my entry for this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge I used some old papers that I think came from a Scrapagogo kit ages ago and some new primas. The image is a Magnolia from the summer collection coloured with copics. The card was for my daughter who did great in her GCSE's.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Here is an ATC I made for the ATC trail on UKS. I used some new Magnolia stamps from their summer collection.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just Magnolia wk 11

This card is based on this weeks sketch on the Just Magnolia Blog. I coloured the image with copics and the papers are Daisy D and Foof-a-La matted on coordinations cardstock. I used my lovely new Martha Stewart punch on the edge of the yellow card.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Friday Sketchers 58

This is my take on this weeks challenge on Friday Sketchers. The stamp is one of my favourites - a Sugar Nellie called Fragile Beauty from Funky Kits. The papers are a mixture of Scenic Route, Daisy D and MME. I decided to try stamping onto Kraft instead of white and like the different effect.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tilda and Friends ATC - 3d

I decided to make an ATC today for a change and used the challenge on the Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge Blog for inspiration. So here is a 3d ATC. I thought the 'ribbon' looked a bit like a fence so sat Tilda on the top. As usual I used my copic ciaos to colour her in.

Friday, June 26, 2009

CCT - 66

Here is my card for this weeks challenge on Cute Card Thursday this week. The challenge was to use wheels and I didn't have any stamps with wheels on so decided to go and look for a digi stamp and coincidently found the same one Wendy used on her DT card. It was from Digistamp Boutique and it was really easy so I may be visiting there again.

The Star is a Stamps Away stamp and both images were coloured in using my copics. The papers are BG Archaic backed with coordinations card stock. I also added some large staples using my new woodware stapler. Finally I have a 'male' card in my stock of cards!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

TPE - 20

Here is my entry for The Pink Elephant Challenge. It was a sketch challenge which I always like. The stamp in the middle is one of the gorjuss girls coloured in with copic markers.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Carol's Sketch Fun 8

I did this card for the sketch challenge on Carol's Sketch Fun. The base card was a pearlescent card bought years ago. The stamp is a Gorjuss girl coloured in with copics.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sugar Bowl - 13

This is my entry for this weeks Sugar Bowl Challenge.

The 'ribbon' (not sure what to call it) was a present from a UKS team mate Fluv and the papers are some scraps of October Afternoon that were lying around. The spacer on the flower was a new addition to my stash today - thanks Lorraine!

Friday, June 19, 2009

CCT 65

This is my design for this weeks challenge on Cute Card Thursday. The challenge was to use a tag so I adapted a design I have used before.
This is the tag and there is a pocket behind the yellow card for putting some cash in.

Both the images are Gorjuss girls coloured in with copics.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CCT 64

The challenge this week on Cute Card Thursday is to use a quotation. I received a book of quotations as part of a swap this week so I used one for this card. The image is one of my magnolias coloured in with my copics.

Monday, June 15, 2009

CSF - 7

Here is my entry for the current sketch challenge on Carol's Sketch Fun. Thanks for a great sketch Carol. The stamp is one of the Gorjuss girls stamps and coloured in using my copics E00,E35, E53,Y17, YG63. The papers are Basic Grey Archaic.

Saturday's Crop

Here are a couple of layouts I did at Saturdays crop. I used a kit sent to me as part of a UKS swap. Papers and ribbons are American Crafts.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gogo Getaway Part 5

These are the last layouts that I did and finished last weekend. I still need to complete the layout from Jane Dean's class and I did finish Shimelle's mini book class but not had a chance to take any pictures yet.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Gogo Getaway Part 4

At the getaway last week there were a number of sketch challenges. Here are a couple of layouts that I did for these challenges.

Friday, June 12, 2009

TPE - 18

This weeks challenge on The Pink Elephant is to use the colours pink, brown and white so when this perfect paper and embellishments arrived as part of a kit swap I am in, I just had to use it. Gorjuss girl image was coloured using my copics - E50,E00,E31,RV000,RV02,RV06.

Gogo Getaway Part 3

This layout was done for the make and take on Friday evening. The frame was a hybrid element. In case you can't read them the words down the side are: beautiful, energetic, cute, kind, young. It isn't a great photo as the cardstock is white and there is even faux stitching around all the edges,

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gogo Getaway Part 2

These were the 2 layouts I did for Fiona Beckman's class. There were 2 options for the class and enough papers etc to do both of the layouts so that is what I did. The photos were from a visit by my brother and nephew last year.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gogo Getaway Part 1

Last weekend I went to Gogo Getaway in the UK. It was a great weekend especially as there were so many people there from last year to catch up with again. Once again I went with Sue and as usual she was great company.

I created lots of layouts both in classes and for sketch challenges so here is one for starters.

My favourite class from the weekend was the workshop by Mary-Anne Walters where I created this wall hanging.

Cute Card Thursday 63

The challenge on Cute Card Thursday is to use punches and die cuts. So I cut the background shape and flower using my lovely Slice. The papers are American Crafts which I received as part of a kit in a swap I recently did on UKS.

I coloured the magnolia stamp using my copics.

Monday, May 25, 2009


This layout was done using this months scrapagogo kit and a sketch from pencil lines.

My UKS team are setting this weeks challenge again and this week we came up with ...
Something Old - photo
Something New - New Kit
Something Borrowed - Brads
Something Blue - Flowers/PP
Ribbons- Behind Flowers
Secret Journalling - didn't do that bit though.

The photo is from over 10 years ago and was one of the first ones taken with my first ever digital camera.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Just Magnolia wk 5 Challenge

This is my version of this weeks sketch challenge on the Just Magnolia Blog.  As I did it as part of a card swap on UKS I needed to create 10 cards the same so I was limited to papers I had enough of.  These are some old K & Co papers I bought when I first started.

Monday, May 11, 2009

May Crop

Yesterday was our monthly crop and in honour of National Scrapbooking Day (last week!) Sue had set some challenges to make it more interesting.  his is a hybrid layout from a free class by Jessica Sprague.
This one used a pagemaps sketch from this month and was done using Aprils Gogo Kit (the photo is straight really!).

Friday, May 8, 2009

Musee d'Orsay

Tomorrow is our monthly crop so it is probably a little overdue that I post this layout that I did at the last crop!

I have been trying to use some of my ribbon mountain and like the effect of mixing up the lace and ribbons.

The photos were taken a couple of years ago on out trip to Paris.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sugar Bowl 10

I did this card today for the challenge on The Sugar Bowl.  Followed the sketch and added some buttons.  Stamp is another of my new gorjuss girls.

Card is coordinations and a scrap of pattern paper from the scrap pile!

Papertake Weekly Challenge

I am loving stamping and colouring at the minute and I am getting a little more adventurous with my card making.  I used this weeks sketch on the Papertake Challenge Blog.

This is one of my new gorjuss girls stamps coloured in with promarkers.  The papers were in my scrap collection and an odd bloom left over from an old kit.

Beside the Seaside

I seem to have got a bit behind with my blog, so time for a catch up.

I did this layout for my UKS teams challenge that we set a few weeks ago.

The challenge was to use a book title (I know this is a song title but looking on Amazon it is also a book and so is 'Beside the Seaside').
To use earth tones, a water theme and secret journalling.

I used some Basic Grey papers from the granola collection that I won at our local Christmas crop and based it on a sketch from the Sketches by Tamara blog

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Gogo Challenge

I did this layout the other day using February's gorgeous scrapagogo kit and the sketch challenge on their forum.  I love the scroll rub-ons put onto card and cut out and the letters from the kit fit perfectly.  Having just reread the challenge it was meant to be on a food theme so I won't enter it for the challenge but I have created another layout so no harm done!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Saturdays crop

At this months crop last Saturday I only did 2 layouts.  This one was done for this months UKS house challenge which has a theme of spring.

The ribbons and chipboard flowers are from this months ribbon kit from Angel Crafts. I decided it was time to use some ribbons rather than just collecting them!  The flowers are covered with a MM love notes paper and the buttons were from Veronica's stash - thanks:)

The photos are from our trip to Paris a couple of years ago.

The second layout is of the incredible trees at Yosemite again!  It was done with bits left over from a couple of old kits.  I think papers are October Afternoon and the background is Bazzill Swiss Dots card. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I have recently bought some stamps and pro marker pens so I have been having some fun making some cards for a change. All fairly basic but suitable for the kids friends. Here are a few of the ones I have done.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Penny Black Challenge

Here is another card I have made. This one was done for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge

It was a sketch challenge and requires the use of a penny black stamp so I used one of my new stamps, this cute lamb.

Papers are all coordinations cut with my die cutter and some ribbon and bling from my stash.

Previous Crop part 2

Some more layouts from last months crop. I decided to use some old photos for a change. These were taken 10 years ago on a family trip to the zoo.
Stash is a mixture of studio calico and gogo kits again.

These photos were taken last year when my parents were visiting. Sorry I can't remember where the card was from and the rub ons and embelishments were from my stash.