Sunday, 28 August 2011


Just a very quick post (have hijacked ian's iPad while he's off killing things on a computer game) and anyway yep can't work out the photos and stuff on here so will try and do a proper post soon.

Anyways i've just been sorting through craft stuff and scrapbook albums and i've got a load of pages featuring an ex-friend of mine and her daughter and I don't know what to do with them as it seems a shame to just bin them given the hours I spent on them but equally I don't want her in my albums... Anyone got any ideas???

Hel xox

Sunday, 21 August 2011


Just a quick post, had a busy weekend of card making but can't post those cards yet because I need to find my camera to take pictures - but I've made an engagement card for 2 of our friends (Matt FINALLY proposed to Emma - so congratulations to them), I've also made a get better soon card for Neil, who had his leg broken days before their first baby was due, and a New Baby card for Neil and Steph who had a little girl this morning. So congratulations (and get well soon) to them all - I'll get their cards on this week :)

Anyways this is a birthday card for one of the blokes that works with Ian, it's a digi stamp I got free from Bugaboo, but it had to be adapted to include Phil's tash lol.

Supplies: Digi Stamp by Bugaboo, Papers by Prima, Ribbon by KI Memories, Snow Writer, Sugar-Coating by Doodlebug, Gems, Glossy Accents, Ink Pad, Copics and Promarkers

Thank you for all the welcome back messages - it's lovely to be back on here, showing off the crafty stuff I've been up to :) XOX

PS does anyone know of any scrapbook challenges blogs? have just been picking my own challenges out - which is cheating a bit cos I can pick them with my own photos in mind lol XOX

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Favourite Stamp

Ooops wasn't meant to take me this long to do another post, I'm not working at the moment and still can't seem to find time to do anything lol, shouldn't complain really but the job hunting is really getting me down at the moment especially as the longer it takes to find something the longer it'll be before we can get a house, but any how am sure the right job is out there somewhere... lol.

Anyways I've managed to get a few cards done the last few weeks and have also been getting stuck into my scrapbook - still got thousands of australia pictures to scrap so I'm starting with them (spent about 4 hours sorting them into order last night (yawn) lol. But anyway onto today's card - this was for one of Ian's mate's birthdays he's in the police and think he was made up with the image - it's one of my favourites and the challenge over at Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog is to use your favourite stamp :)

Supplies: Stamp and Sentiment Stamp by Ladybug Crafts Ink, 'Little Boy' Paper by Echo Park, Nail Heads by Ladybug Crafts Ink, Card by DCWV, Sugar-Coating by Doodlebug, Ink Pads, Copics, Promarkers, Glossy Accents, Gems

Right I'm off to get all my scrapbook stuff out... wish me luck xox

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

And at Long-last a post :)

Wow I can't believe it's been so long, computer problems, then when the computer had had a reinstall it seemed to have taken a dislike to blogger and wouldn't let me do anything, hopefully this is now finally sorted (the photos are on the draft so fingers crossed), then had a mad busy month and a bit in work. Work has finished so I'm back to job hunting but hopefully I'll have time to get some cards and scrapping done too, but I'm also trying to teach myself double entry bookkeeping :S not got my head quite round the basics yet but i'm finding it interesting (yep I'm that sad lol), and trying to get a list together of everything we're going to need for our first house so I can get as much together before we move and have no money lol. I think that's all I'm up to at the moment lol.

Anyways I've got a few cards and things to post that I've done the last few weeks so I'll be posting them as and when I can, first up is my entry in the Ladybug Crafts Ink July Challenge, which Kerry kindly posted on the site for me. This was Kate's 30th Card, she is a marine biologist (I think lol) unfortunately I didn't have any dolphin stamps and couldn't find any that I liked but then I remembered Mermaid Nikki by Ladybug Crafts Ink. She was pertfect and fitted into the marine theme that I wanted.

I coloured Nikki and the numbers up with my promarkers and copics, added about a ton of glitter (doodlebug sugar-coating) then added 2 layers of glossy accents (the first layer still looked really bumpy cos of the glitter). The seaweed was cut out from coordinates card and then decorated with glitter and glossy accents, based on a scrapbook page I made years ago :)

I also decided to make a canvas to go with the card, but didn't have a picture to go in it so decided to make a picture frame instead. I added a little drawing to fill in the gap where the photo will go so it looked a bit better when I sent it. I painted the canvas with acrylic paint (I had a bit of a mix up with the paint and added a load of pearly pain by mistake, but it added a nice pearly sheen to the canvas - I painted it in wavy lines so in reallife there's a wavy pattern on it). I added more seaweed to match the card.


I added glitter and glossy accents to the seaweed and added more glossy accents and gems to the canvas. I also stamped an extra couple of fish from the mermaid stamp and cut them out to add to the canvas. I added another fish to the seaweed.

Supplies: 'Mermaid Nikki' and Sentimental Numbers Stamps by Ladybug Crafts Ink, Coordinates Card, Glossy Accents, Doodlebug Sugar-Coating, Gems, Glimmer mist, Acrylic Paints

Right I think that's enough waffle for me - don't want to over-do it on my first day back lol XOX