Monday, 23 April 2012

The shop

This the next of my lay outs with the needful things kit from SOD. i was surprised at how much you get in the kit. has kept me going for a while but wanted to get as much done as i could before moving on to the next kit.

The photos is of my sister and easily about 20 years old!! Our parents had a shop at that time and i thought what better than the Graphic 45 papers 'the old curiosity shoppe' cos it was kind of a quirky shop!!

Monday, 16 April 2012

My baba....

One of the challenges on SOD running through til the end of may is 'too cute'. When i saw the posted i knew there was only one animal for the job. Meet Kia he is an alsakian malaute, this was taken when he was about 12 weeks old, he was the size of a small labrador. He's 2 now and about 5'7' stood on two feet, cos he's as tall as me!! Although his name is kia i always call him my baba, and he always will be!! hopefully he won't get any bigger lol....

I used a few things from my stash, the lettering, the plain papers, and the chipboard swirlies. The rest is all from the kit!! and i have still have loads more to use!! hopefully i have time to do a few more before dinner!!!! :o) thanks for look, happy scrapping!!!

Needful things.... Scraps of darkness.

Finally i have got some scrap done from my needful things kit, from scraps of darkness. The kit was gorgeous and i couldn't wait to get started.

This is a pic of my mum, again!! She's a stately home, hence the title the manor. everything is from the kit. except for the words and letters. which where from my minds eye and 7 gypsies.

Its very inspiring having a kit and people to talk to about it and challenges and subjects to scrap about that you wouldn't normally think of. So thanks to all the dark scrappers out there, keep up the good work!!!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Malif 'SUE' lent...... (Wicked)

Say hello to my mother!!! She is in fancy dress and isn't usually a wicked queen hahaha. I cant remember what the fancy dress was for but i think it quite suits her!! 
I used some papers from GCD called parisain they are really nice plush papers and although you can't tell from the photo some are flocked and or embossed, which give your l/o a really rich feel.
Also chopped up a prima 'say it with crystal and lace' embellishment using half at the top and half at the bottom.

The flowers are also prima, and the glittery black lettering is american thickets. The lace is scraps from my stash and i have a ton of it, i get it mostly from markets and tiny little craft shops hiding away in places you' never think to look. Because i can't bare to part with anything the off cuts end of in a ever grown bag of goodies, that i may occasional let the kids use, and i mean occasional!!!!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


It's been so hard for me to get a picture of daniel when he's looking at me and NOT pulling a funny face hahaha, he wanted a billy butlins bear so much and i think you can tell how happy he is to have him!!

I used bo bunny et cetera pack to make most of this l/o it had lots of lovely papers and some stickers and cut outs, really handy to have all the things you need matching and together!!the large lettering has been hiding in my stash for forever and i have no clue where it is from as the box went long ago!! be the smaller letters are from websters pages story teller, loving them at the mo. and the flowers are form prima!!

Happy days

My other half loves my work and calls him self a craft widow some days as i lock me self away to make the next project. He does however wonder why i tend to stick to the more vintage colours. i have tried explaining that this ages, shabby chic, vintage, what ever you want to call it look appeals to me more than bright colours and modern l/o's.

So just for you my love, here one of the kids on holiday queuing for a ride. Very colourful!!!!!

I used basic grey romania and the letter is webster pages story teller, and the flowers are from petaloo!!!

Friend wall hanger.

Even though this is hung on the door here it is meant to be a wall hanger. I took apart one of those bare chipboard mini albums and used one page. i inked all round the edge then stuck some paper over the top with PVA glue. when this was completely dry i sanded off the edges of the overlaying paper to give a neat edge. i've tried lots of different ways of covering bare chip board and this is by far the best it give an excellent finish.

I then used a corner punch to make the inner circle and added some prima flowers and a flora and fauna quote. it was all that simple, an look pretty. i also added a pearl from the tim holtz range to the ribbon, you may not be able to see it in the pic. ;0)


See i have definitely been busy crafting away, i used lots of different odds and ends for this l/o sometimes i'm determined to used actual scrap to make the layouts and not break into the nice new shiny things to make a page. So you name it its in there!!!

This is part of a book i'm making for my other half of his children, although i think i may be more than one book!!!! ;0)

My mum's mothers day card.

Well long time no blog!!! Although I've been busy with work and family stuff, i still made time to be creative. Only problem was finding time to blog the creativity, but here i am now!! i made a ton of mother's day cards for people and though as i had done this for everyone else i should do one for my own mum!! So there is the result......

I made her a 12x12 tri folding card, using mostly the flora and fauna range from K & co, she likes the earth tones greens and browns so this fit in perfectly. Only problem being it had to go int he post!!!!

Good news is it did survive!!!! ;0)