Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Amazing Birthday

Wow once again it has been ages since I posted, lots going on.

Firstly here is one of the cards I made for my cousin when she got engaged earlier in the year. I made the envelope from some wrapping paper and then added then gems. The idea from the design came from Pinterest. Slightly addicted to the site - been busy making some covers for my new phone also from the site using scrapbook papers :)

Supplies: Cream card, Black Fineliner, Gems, Kraft Wrapping Paper

It was my birthday almost a month ago now - eeek how scary. Had a lovely time with the family round at the weekend before my birthday then a meal on the day and a trip to the Trafford Centre the day after. And then the week after we went to Florida as one of my presents!!!!  I got to go to Walt Disney World

At Epcot I got to meet Mickey Mouse as well as Minnie, Pluto, Donald, Goofy, Daisy, Stitch, Chip'n'dale, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Can't believe I actually got to go there, didn't think I'd ever get to go.

We did really well for timing when we got to the Magic Kingdom, got to see the street party, one of the shows, the main parade, The Fireworks and the Electrical Parade. Got to see the castle too...

Wishes Fireworks

And got to go to Islands of Adventure to Harry Potter World, which was amazing the ride was fab and the castle and village are just fab. All the details and everything.

Got to get a couple of cards made this week so I should have something new to show you on the next post. XOX

Monday, 3 September 2012

I'm still here....

Been a while - had a week at my boyfriend's helping him, then I don't know where the time has gone, we've had some evenings out to catch up with friends and have been down to college to enroll for my second year of my AAT course - looking forward to it cos I enjoyed last year other than the exams - had forgotten how stressful they are. 

I have been crafting in between everything though - I'll put them on soon and I'm in the process of making a dress. Yes a dress - think it's been about 10 years since I've made a dress and have only ever made 2 eek - funny how some bits have come back really quick and have really struggled with other bits. We've got 3 weddings coming up next year and not much money - so the idea is to make dresses for them and should be able to save a bit of money rather than having to spend a fortune. So up first is this poppy cotton poplin - I love it and thought it would make sense to start with cotton as it doesn't slip as much as some of the other fabrics.

Anyways this is the work in progress - I still need to do the arm holes, the hem and put the zip in the back but not too bad for a 'first' attempt - going to add a little black jacket and some black heels and make a black fabric belt rather than the elastic one to dress it up a bit more but am really pleased with it.

This has basically taken 3 days so far but that included making a muslin of the bodice which I'll have for the next dress - I think I may have lengthened the bodice a bit too much (or not used enough of the seam allowance up) but I want to wear this with a belt, to break up the pattern, anyway so I just need to remember for the next one. Also altered the back from the pattern into a scoop - really like the back of it now - something different rather than just the usual scoop neck or high neck and high at the back. Anyways zip and neatening up the inside (I'm not a tidy sew-ist) in the slightest tomorrow and then it's on hold till my mum or auntie can give me a hand with the arm holes and the hem so I don't have to try and pin it while wearing it myself lol. I'll try and get some better (camera rather than phone) pictures once it's done. But just wanted to show that I have been doing crafty things, I'll stop waffling now you'll be pleased to hear.


PS the pattern was Cynthia Rowley - Simplicity

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Summer Days

Right this is the last post I promise and won't be on here for atleast a week so you'll get a break from me then lol, just thought would get everything on while I've got time and got things to post. Something to do while I watch the Olympics.

Anyways this is the scrapbook page I completed today, from start to finish I might add!!! I can't claim all the credit though I had a fab sketch to follow (see below) the pictures are from a week away in Llangollen we went down to the river nearly every day so we could keep cool cos it was a scorcher of a summer and got a bit warm in the caravan lol.

I added the mist just to the main paper to break up the pattern a bit, the finer bits of the mist haven't shown up on the photo very well but it's not as patchy in real life lol.

I love the little mini alpha stickers I've used them as part of the title as I didn't have much space and to add the place and date too. The flowers and words came in the pack of paper and the scalloped border was hand-drawn and hand-cut.

Supplies: 'Punch of Colour' Papers by CG Essentials (free with Scrapbook Magazine), Thickers by American Crafts (from Scrapagogo Kit), Mini Alpha Stickers by My Little Shoebox, Black Ink Pad, 'Meadow Lush' Cosmic Shimmer Mist

 I would like to enter this layout in the following challenges...

Sketches with a Twist August - Twist use mist or paint

Right thank you for bareing with me through all those posts I will leave you in peace now XOX

Grown-up Shoes

This is one of my favourite layouts - I scraplifted one of my layouts for this one, the circles and photo and title placement are the same on both layouts but for this one I added some swirls for decoration - I used the negative that was left behind from a Cosmo Cricket Die-Cut Sheet to draw the shapes and then cut them by hand. I inked the edges of everything to age is a little. Love the way the colours work together especially as they're not my usual colours.

Supplies: Paper by Me and My Big Ideas, Black Card by Doodlebug, Cream Card by Papermania, Gold Paper by The Paper Shop, Rub-ons by WHSmiths, Foam Letter Stamps, Black Ink Pad, Bronze Ink Pad

I would like to enter this in the following challenge...

Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 167 - Going Around in Circles

Right onto my last post (it will the last one I promise) XOX

Penny Black Bears are Back :)

It's our friends' little girl's First Birthday in just over a week (I think - best check that lol) I'd meant to use my Penny Black Bear Blank Stamps for her new baby card but I couldn't find them at the time so I made sure that I found them in time for her first birthday card. I was just going to put the number '1' in one of the squares but that meant only using one of the bears and he would have been lonely so I spelt the word instead so he could have a friend on the card lol. 

I found all the free papers that have come with my craft magazines over the years - I had a folder full of them so I've been trying to use some of them up, the colours of this paper was perfect for a girly card, reminds me of raspberry ripple ice cream lol.

Supplies: 'Bear Blank 2' & 'Bear Blank 3' Stamps by Penny Black, 'Simple Pleasures' Paper by Kay Miller Designs (free with Scrapbook Magazine), Promarkers, Paint Marker, Raspberry Ink Pad, White Ribbon

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge....

Penny Black Saturday Challenge August - Double the Trouble (use 2 different Penny Black Images)

Right two more posts to go... XOX

Down on the Farm

I was made up when I saw the title of the challenge on the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog...
We used to go away in our caravan for lots of weekends away when I was younger and one of my friends from uni also lived on a farm so I've got albums full of farm pictures, but I had to use these pictures of triplet lambs that needed to be bottle fed, they were named Miss Piggy, Kermit and Gonzo - AKA the Muppets. I had rather a lot of close up pictures of them so had to find a way of getting lots of them on a layout without having pages and pages to do, then I noticed my square punch - not used that in a while but i will def be coming out again soon to do a similar layout.

Supplies: Cardstock by Doodlebug, Pink Glitter Cardstock from The Paper Shop, Rub-ons by Doodlebug

I would like to enter this layout in the following challenge

Sorry but that's not the last of me for today...XOX

Time to take it easy

Yay the sun is finally out (well it was lol), managed to get some crafting done this morning including a scrapbook page from start to finish - now that doesn't happen very often so am very appreciative when pages just seen to come together without too much work. Also managed to get this card done for one of our friends. I kept the colours quite simple but couldn't resist adding a bit of glitter to the front of the high-tops.


 And a close-up - I love this stamp - it just reminds me of summer, probably from travelling round Australia lugging my backpack round lol. But also of kicking shoes off at the beach or the park

Supplies: 'The High-Top' Stamp by Ladybug Crafts Ink, 'Serendipity' Papers by Hot Off the Press (free with Scrapbook Magazine), White Ribbon, Pink Ink Pad, Sugar-Coating by Doodlebug

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...

Right will be back in a mo with some more creations... thought best get them all on while I've got the chance because over to my boyfriend's for a few days next week and will probably forget to post and will miss the challenge deadlines so I will apologise in advance for boring you with so many posts in one day lol XOX

Friday, 27 July 2012

Birthdays 2

And layout #2 before I get distracted lol. my 25th Birthday this time - going backwards (if only lol) this time with a home made white chocolate cheesecake covered and I mean COVERED in chocolate curls. Been trying to get more up to date with my scrapbooking but everytime I get a recent picture scrapbooked I seem to find an envelope or box full of old pictures that I 'need' to do lol. BTW sorry the pictures aren't much good had to use my old camera - should have photoshopped them but wanted to get them on before decide need to do something else instead.

Supplies: 'Anna Sophia' Papers by Bo Bunny, Bronze Ink Pad, Foam Letter Stamps, Ribbon, Brads, Brown Pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenge...

The Happy Scrappers Challenge 3- Birthday Celebrations

Right off to decide whether to attempts another layout or do something else... XOX


Hello, sorry been a long time since I've posted, been meaning to update for ages and something just seems to come up each time... Anyways the theme for this month at the Happy Scrappers is Birthday celebrations - so I've got 2 layouts - they've been half finished for a while and the other one needed reworking a little bit but they're all stuck together now...this is me celebrating my 26th birthday a few years ago (I really need to get up to date with my scrapbooking)

Supplies: 'Blush' Papers by Basic Grey, Ribbons by KI Memories, Black Ink Pad, Black Paint Marker

I would like to enter this layout in the following challenge...

The Happy Scrappers - Challenge 3 - Birthday celebrations

Sorry this is just a short post - thought I should make the effort to get something on here while had a bit of spare time, cos I've been VERY naughty about updating my blog lately. Got another layout to put on too so gonna do 2 in one day cos otherwise I'll end up putting it off and won't get round to posting again for ages... XOX

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Sketch Book

Should be busy revising but instead have been busy drawing sketches of some of my favourite scrapbook pages into my new notebook, have then just printed and cut out the photos of the pages to make my own sketch book. (Was getting fed up of having to get all the scrapbook albums out to find which one it's in or put the computer on to find the picture of it). Yay. Photos to follow once I've decorated the front cover :) That probably will have to wait till after my exams though lol XOX

Saturday, 23 June 2012

In the Pool

Been a while since I posted and gonna be busy with college for the next few weeks so I thought I'd post the one layout have managed to finish.This was taken on in the pool of the apartments we were staying in, in Zakynthos. It was taken using the old disposable underwater camera before they started doing all the cases for the digi-cameras - fortunately the one shot we got came out lol.

I mainly used the materials in my Scrapagogo kit, but also used some giant bubble wrap to create the background effect - I love the way the stream of bubbles on the edge of the photo blend into the paint effect. I picked out some bright colours from the bikini top so the page didn't look too washed out.

Supplies: Scrapagogo Kit, Alpha Stickers by Crate Paper, Die-Cut Sticker by Cosmo Cricket, Ticket by Tim Holz, White Acrylic Paint, Giant Bubble Wrap

I would like to enter this layout in the following challenge...

2 Sisters Challenge 97 - Anything Goes

Right off to get some work done... XOX

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Just like Narnia

Me again, this is the scrapbook page I finished today. 

The picture is from November 2010 when we got the first proper snow of the year and me and Ian took a spare of the moment trip down to Loggerheads to go for a walk in it (we hardly get any snow where I live so I am a big kid when it comes to snow (well if I'm honest I'm worse than a kid)) we went round one bit and it was like walking from one season to another as there was an area with no snow and all the autumn leaves and then it changed to snow again and no sign of Autumn and for some reason this just reminded me of Narnia.

I love all the colours in the photo, I've kept the autumn colours from the front of the photo for the layout, so nice warm oranges, browns and creams - some of my current favourites. The papers, card and Thickers were from May's Scrapagogo Kit, the jar was cut from a sheet of paper from the April Kit. I get my last kit this month, sob, but we're hopefully going to be moving later in the year so it makes sense to try and reduce the size of my stash rather than adding to it.

Supplies: Card by Bazzill, '9 to 5' Papers by October Afternoon, 'Neapolitan' Paper by Dear Lizzie - American Crafts, 'Sugar Maple' Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, Thickers by American Crafts, Rub-ons by Flair Designs, Brown Ink Pad

I would like to enter this layout in the following challenge....

The Happy Scrappers Challenge 2 - The Great Outdoors

Hope you like it, off to get some tea now - been naughty and having a chippy tea - sshhhhhh don't tell anyone XOX

Oh Joy Football AGAIN

Well there's been football on - yawn - and now rugby - yawn - and then more football - yawn. Really not fair that all the schedules get re-arranged for sports. Ah well will just have to start working my way through the DVD collection lol. So far have watched some Gossip Girl, then Music and Lyrics, onto the The Wedding Date now... but of course the plus side of the sport (and the rainy days) is that I've managed to get some crafting done, 2 cards and 1 and a half scrapbook pages. Couldn't get the title right on the second one so I've left that one for now - hoping that inspiration will strike by tomorrow when the football is back on lol.

Anyways here is the first of today's cards - 30th Birthday Card for One of our friends, it was his party last weekend and we took him to see John Bishop in Chester (brilliant if anyone is thinking of going to see him) and get him a pinata full of sweeties but his birthday isn't till next week so he's had to wait for his card. I'm not overly happy with the card (just when it doesn't match the picture you have in your head) but Ian likes it so I will resist the urge to pull it apart lol.

Supplies: 'Football Jack' Stamp by Ladybug Crafts Ink, Thickers by American Crafts, Rub-ons by Doodlebug, White Card, Blue Ink Pad, Ribbons, Copics, Promarkers

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...

Right will hopefully be back in a mo with a scrapbook page.


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Lovely Long Weekend

Yay we've got a nice long weekend if only the sunshine could have stayed around for it but I guess that was inevitable since it's a bank holiday lol. Though just found out there's a street party down our road so we're going to have to go out for the day cos it's not really our thing. 

So anyway managed to get some crafting done :) still got lots of cards to get done but wasn't really in the mood to do them. So anyway this was today's layout, the pictures are from a trip down to Wilson's Prom in Australia, the first is a picture of me sitting at the top of Mount Oberon and the other is of the Mount. My poor mate had to listen to me complain all the way up cos I don't do hills lol. But I have to say the view was worth it.

Supplies: Papers, Flower and Alphabet Stickers by Crate Paper (from Scrapagogo Kit), Mini Alphas by My Little Shoebox, Card by Bazzill, White Ink Pad

I would like to enter this layout in the following challenge...

The Happy Scrappers Challenge 2 - The Great Outdoors

Right off to get some tea XOX

Monday, 28 May 2012

In print

Just a quick post today as I haven't managed to get much done the last couple of days, well nothing worth posting anyway lol. And got to go out to college this evening and an interview tomorrow which I'm really wound up about cos there's been so few of them lately that it's added the pressure, I have to say I hope it cools down a bit by tomorrow afternoon or that the place has good air con lol.

Anyways the reason for the post... I just received my copy of this month's Scrapbook Magazine and here is my layout in print in the Readers Gallery - I'd forgotten it was this issue that it was in cos I sent the layout in ages ago. But how cool - this is the first time that I've had a layout published, can't wait to show the magazine to the family. My Nanna will be over the moon :)

Right had best get on - still in my PJs and not packed my college stuff yet lol XOX

Friday, 25 May 2012

The sun has got his hat on...

hip hip hip horray, the sun has been out all day :) and it has been gorgeous, sat out and read for a little bit this morning and got some washing done too, then once the sun had gone off my room I managed to get a couple of pages done including this one...

I got the photos printed in 5x5 inch format for a change - really like it will definitely be getting more like this. I wanted to keep the focus of the page on the photos so picked some plain-ish papers and just added the title without any extra embellishments, this thinkers help give the page some 3D-ed-ness (hopefully you understand Helen-ish lol) without cluttering up the page. The photos were taken on Mid-Summers Day 2010, at Crosby Beach where we had this gorgeous sunset to end a really lovely summer's day.

Supplies: 'Phoebe' & 'Acid Washed' Papers by Basic Grey, Thickers, Rub-ons by Doodlebug, Yellow and Orange Ink Pads

I would like to enter this page in the following challenges...

(hoping I read it right that I'm allowed to enter more than once - apologies if not)

Anyways that's it for me now, am off to do some project life research - thinking of starting an album but not sure cos love doing the 12x12 layouts XOX   

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Biker Chick

Managed to get another page for my Australia scrapbook done (not bad only been back for 4 years!!!!! - but that's REALLY scary that it was that long ago and that I'm still no where near finished lol). The plan was to get loads and loads of crafting done but was knackered and couldn't decide what I wanted to do with anything enough to stick things down. And managed to sit and read outside for a bit too - wish we had sunshine like this all summer just makes me feel happy. 

Anyways these are 2 more pictures of the scooter-roo tour in Town of 1770, I'd done the layout for the main page a while ago but just got round to doing this. (I'll try and get a better picture in daylight so not got the flash in the middle of it) I kept the layout simple just added a couple of embellishments and some faux-stitching round the edge to finish the page off - I'll also add a mini license plate next to the title when I find it (just reorganised craft stuff and can't remember where they are lol).

Supplies: Card by Bazzill, Thickers, Paint Marker, Hybrid Elements from Scrapagogo Kit

I would like to enter this in the following challenge...

Right I'm off to bed now as somebody snored ALL night so think only managed about 3 hours altogether so not managed to get alot done today, have planned a couple more pages though so hopefully will have some more to show you, and might even have a page without yellow on it lol - seem to be slightly obsessed with yellow card at the moment lol XOX

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Love Birds

Been busy doing family tree research at the moment - finally made some headway with some of my lines that I was stuck on, and been getting a bit further along with Ian's family, a bit more of a challenge there cos his family is from wales and I've just started running into some of the common surnames which makes finding the right family a bit of a challenge to say the least lol.

Thought I'd share a card today as it's been a little while since I've had any to post. This was a Wedding acceptance card for some of our friends, I used the stamp from my Scrapagogo kit to paper piece the birds and heart. Then added the ribbon and gems to finish it off.

And a close up of the birds

Supplies - Stamp from Scrapagogo Kit, Papers by My Mind's Eye, Pink Ribbon, Gems, Black Ink Pad, Black Fine Liner

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge...

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge 61 - Something with Wings

Right I'd better get on and get on with my homework ready for college tonight, looking forward to getting some crafting done the next two days, got a couple of cards to get done then hopefully some scrapbooking too :) XOX

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Iron Men

Just realised that I haven't posted in a while - silly exams and revision getting in the way lol - so thought it was about time to get another post on - another scrapbook page this time cos the pictures of the cards that I've done are still on the camera. This page shows the photos from the first time I took Ian to Crosby Beach to meet the Iron Men. I love the way the rusty colour of the statues goes with the colour of the card :)

Supplies: Scrapagogo April 2012 Kit, Brown Ink Pad, White Ink Pad, Thickers

And here's a couple of pictures from the beach yesterday, as you can see it was very windy (and freezing cold), but still got some pretty pictures.

Right that's it from me for now, a load of photos have just arrived so got to sort them and pick out the ones for the wedding mini-album for our friends XOX

Monday, 30 April 2012

More Scrapping

Been busy this week, made a start on another couple of Decopatch animals, hopefully will be able to get them all finished soon then can show how they've turned out - really pleased so par but not sure where I'm going to put them once they're done though lol. And yay managed to get some more scrapbooking yay, this time have used a bit of my new April Scrapagogo Kit as well as some other bits and pieces from old kits and my stash. Really pleased how this one has turned out :) It shows Ian in his usual position hiding behind the camera so I can't take his picture.

Supplies: April and March 2012 Scrapagogo Kits, Thickers, Paint Markers

Right teatime now then gonna sort some of the craft stuff out ready for a big move around eeek - any volunteers to do it all for me??? Please? XOX

Friday, 20 April 2012

Step away from the Paint

Wow been busy again, been down to Chichester for a wedding, lots of driving but was a really really lovely day, definitely worth it, pictures will be coming up soon, got to edit them and get them ready for printing for a mini album to give to the bride and groom - wish me luck - still trying to track down some sage green ribbon lol.

Anyways back onto my scrapbooking still at the moment - funny how keep switching between cardmaking and scrapbooking, I like that cards on the whole are quicker to do and you can colour the image to suit the papers, but love that you get to keep most of your scrapbooking and get to play with lots of photos - I love photos I have boxes full, albums full all waiting for me to scrapbook them.

So yep managed to get another page finished using my scrapagogo kit - think going to have to keep doing this - challenging myself to do 3 or 4 layouts using the kit before the next one arrives lol. Had a change from doing my Australia photos, and scrapped a couple of pictures of Ian playing with a rock on the beach at Laxey. I love the way the blue pops of the page :) and used the acrylic paint to matt the photos onto instead of card - someone really does need to make me step away from the paint - think am slightly addicted to this lol

Supplies: March 2012 Scrapagogo Kit, White Acrylic Paint, Black Paint Marker, Various Ink Pads

I would like to enter this in the following challenge...

For Fun Challenges - Anything Goes

Right I'm off to try and get another layout finished - before the next kit comes.

Monday, 9 April 2012


How was everyone's Easter??? Think I might start on the Easter Eggs in a bit, not had any yet - not even one single mini egg. Back again with my second layout using my March Scrapagogo Kit. I diecided the card needed a bit of extra decorating so I used the hexagon paper to make myself a stencil and then inked straight onto the paper in the top corner to create a honeycombe effect to match the pattern of the paper.

The photos are some from my Australia trip they show how where they find the witchetty grubs, then it getting cooked in the ash of the fire and then finally my face on tasting it lol. 

Supplies: March Scrapagogo Kit, Black Paint Marker, Brown Ink Pad, Acetate (to make the stencil)

Right my cold seems to have come back so I think I'm off back to bed for a bit before carrying on tidying up - oh what fun - but can't wait to put everything away now I've got two hanging rails :) yay no more squashed clothes falling off hangers. XOX

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Just to prove I haven't been sitting doing nothing

Just to prove that I've been doing something even if haven't found the time to post on here. I managed to find time to play with the March Scrapagogo Kit at the weekend and have made 3 pages from the kit so far and still got enough papers to do another 2 pages. This is the first time I've actually had a good go at using the kit rather than doing one page and putting the rest into my stash (which I really need to use some up cos really got no space left). 

Anyways this is my first page using the March kit and used the sketch off the facebook page. Love the Map Die-Cuts - Definitely going to have to use this idea on some other pages with the maps I brought back with me. I was originally going to matt the photos onto card but decided that they looked a bit harsh so decided to use my new favourite of acrylic paint as the backing - alot softer.

Supplies: March Scrapagogo Kit (Paper, Butterfly, Map Die-Cuts), White Acrylic Paint, Black Paintmarker

Right really am off to go and do my bag now XOX

Finally Back Crafting

Been a busy few weeks, then been poorly with a bug and then a cold - but all better now :) and have finally managed to get some scrapbooking done and have uploaded the pictures of my Nanna and Grandad's canvas - I made for their Diamond Wedding Anniversary as they didn't have a family picture on the wall. So here is the canvas.

I started painting the canvas cream, then free-handed the branches using brown paint - I mixed a bit of pearl paint in to give it a bit more texture and painted it quite thick. I then used my die to make lots of rolled flowers and cut some leaves by hand

Supplies: 'Rolled Flower' Die-namics Die, Papers from Stash, Cream Acrylic Paint, Brown Acrylic Paint, Pearl Acrylic Paint, Gems, Corner Punch

I would like to enter this in the following challenge...

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge 64 Anything Goes

Right best go get my bag packed, away for a few days XOX

Sunday, 18 March 2012

For a Special Lady

Yet again, it's been ages since I've been on here - really don't know where the time has gone, got so much on. So I've passed the 3rd module of my course and am onto the 4th - the end is in sight lol.

Anyway Thursday was my Nanna and Grandad's Diamond Anniversary, this is the card that I made for my Nanna off my Grandad. I love the bunny image so cute and got to put a bit of pink in too which was the colour of my nanna's bridesmaids and flowers. I also made a scrapbook/canvas for them so I'll try and get the pictures up later. We had an Anniversary Tea for them yesterday and think my nanna loved having the whole family round.

Supplies: Stamp by Lili of the Valley, Anniversary Printed Vellum, White Ribbon, Gems, White Card, Pink Ink Pad, Promarkers, Copics

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge...

Right off to find my camera and then can get the canvas picture uploaded XOX

Sunday, 19 February 2012


No crafty stuff just yet, need to take pictures of the cards and pages - just need to finish them all - I really should try and finish them before start anything new - got all sorts of projects in varying degrees of completeness lol.

But did manage to get a few pictures of the cakes we made yesterday :) I have a feeling they wouldn't have been quite as colourful if I hadn't been 'helping' - I love food colouring - hence the pink cakes :)

And Purple Icing :) with Sugar Strands and Pink Sugar Crystals mmmmmm

And the fruitcake almost ready to go in the oven mmmmmmmm

And the Cakes on the stand - mmmmmmmmmmm buttercream ones for everyone else, purple ones for me cos I don't like buttercream

Right off to get myself sorted - well off to get up and put Pretty Woman on - started watching it the other day but fell asleep so thought should try again. XOX

Sunday, 12 February 2012

I will be back...

It's been a bit of a while since I've been on here, got another exam coming up, but I will be back soon.

Have managed to get a few scrapbook pages done while avoiding my college work lol. And got a couple of canvases painted up ready to be decorated. But for now I'm off to hunt for some scrapbook paper storage boxes, then got a practice paper to do :)
See you soon XOX

PS - I keep getting spam comments from anonymous users, I know I can change this on the settings page so they can't post but I'm not sure what I need to change it to (so people can still leave comments) - can anyone help????

Saturday, 28 January 2012

To the one I Love...

Happy Weekend :) had quite a productive day and managed to get the first coat of paint on the canvas for my nanna and grandad - so just need to decide what I'm actually going to do with it, I think I'm going to order some new papers and get my rolled flower die out.

Anyways here are this year's Anniversary flowers, I'm glad I took pictures on the first day cos I think I managed to kill them but I'm not exactly sure how lol. And then we had a lovely meal at Gusto - Garlic Pizza Bread, Tiger Prawns in Creamy Tomato and Garlic Sauce, Seabass cooked with lemon and herbs and in Sea Salt with Garlic Potatoes all followed up with a Nutella and Mascaponie Calzone mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm want it all again lol.

I was abandoned yesterday cos Ian and his mate went up to Manchester to see the wrestling (yes dear lol) so I went round to Emma's so had a night of pizza and dough balls and episodes of 'Don't Tell the Bride' (Emma is getting married next year). 

And today I managed to get a couple of scrapbook pages planned - will have to stick them all together tomorrow or monday, really need to start going on my scrapbooking and my resolution to try and use up my paper scraps - I've got several boxes full and I won't have much storage once I have a job and we can get a house. So anyway I managed to get Ian's Valentine's Card finished - and unfortunately I'm safe sharing it this early cos he's already seen it - that'll teach me not to put it away straight away lol. Something different for me cos there's no stamped image - Ian said he likes it though, but I'm not so sure lol

And a close up of the 3d heart - my first attempt and I think there's going to be a few more appearances on cards and pages.

Supplies: 'Crazy Love' Paper by Bo Bunny, Mini-Ticket Die by Whimsey, Love Mini Ticket Stamps by Whimsey, Heart Embossing Folder, Heart Die by X-Cut, Heart Pin, Red Card, White Card, Red Ribbon, Red Ink Pad, Shimmer Chalks by Pebbles Inc

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...

Allsorts Challenge Blog - One or More Hearts

Anything Goes Challenge 59 - To the One I Love

The Pink Elephant Challenge 132 - Photo Inspiration

Right off to get some tea and then thinking a film before bed. Tomorrow I best get back on the wii cos I haven't been on it for a few days because I've been over at Ian's, and then try and get some scrapbooking done in the afternoon. XOX

Monday, 23 January 2012

January Birthdays

Just a quick post cos I need to go and get a shower - been a good girl and been on the wii fit and then had a first go of the Zumba - and am knackered (just need to cool down before get in the shower). And have just ordered another wii fit game, got to lose the 1 stone 13lb I've put on since I was last on it. Managed to lose a stone last time so lets hope I can do 2 this time.

Anyways have ordered a set of stamps and die, can't wait for them to arrive, hoping their going to come in useful for scrapbooking as well as cards :) will show you when they arrive.

Well have only had to do one birthday card this week so here it is... looks very christmassy lol but I love that paper - pretty blues and whites. And got to finally ink up my Me to You stamp - stamped so clearly that doesn't look like I've done it lol. I added lots of glitter to the star and some shimmery blue ribbon to the image and then some of my favourite satin-y ribbon (next project is to get some of onto scrapbook pages otherwise I won't have any to 'keep' lol).

Supplies: Stamp by Me to You, Paper from Stash (sorry can't remember the brand), Ribbons from Stash, Blue Ink Pad, Promarkers, Sugar-Coating by Doodlebug

Hope you like it - got a few more birthdays coming up so will have to get going with them - got a feeling that Wine-Stool Nikki and Martini Nikki will be making an appearance... I would like to enter this card in the following challenge...

Right off for my shower and then might have to get my craft stuff out otherwise will end up falling asleep infront of a DVD XOX

Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Bears are Back

Hello, wow can't believe it's Sunday afternoon already, the weekend seems to have flown by, Friday I had a meeting with one of the agencies about a couple of jobs that are coming up - fingers crossed I get one of them cos it sounds ideal and would mean that I could start saving for a house but really don't want to get my hopes up have done a few times over the last few months and just end up feeling worse, but anyway nevermind that. We headed over to near Manchester later in the day with a couple of friends, had got a cheap hotel on Groupon. So we got over there and checked in, (btw how come hotels all have high beds that you have to climb onto - I love it it's like being a kid again - but I've never seen any that high in the shops (and believe me I've looked lol)). So anyway we checked in and headed down to the pool, Ian headed off to the gym and Neil to the sauna so me and Steph took Tilly for her first swim. Had a really nice meal afterwards pan-fried chicken with silverskin onions and button mushrooms in a white wine and mustard sauce - mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. 

And then on the way back yesterday we called into Lady Heyes Craft Centre near Frodsham so I treated myself to a couple of papers and a new scrapbook magazine (Scrap365 - flicked through it yesterday and have to say at first look not overly taken with it but will have to give it a chance since I think there's only one other on the market here) and also called in the candle shop there and got a couple of yankee candles to go with the shade that my mum had got me the other day because I was stressing about interviews and things bless. 

Anyways enough waffle, onto the card, using my favourite Penny Black Bear Blanks - so glad I managed to track them down, they're just so versertile - I think I've used them on almost every type of card, although I do need to think of some new ways to colour in the bears, I've only ever done them in brown and think I need a change. The card blanks and the red card were bargains at half price and the red and white heard paper was a scrap left over from another project. And of course the bears have been used so much that they have more than paid for themselves :)

Supplies: 'Bear Blanks' Stamps by Penny Black, 'Forever Friends' Papers, Red Card and Card Blank from Craft Shop, Promarkers, Copics

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 20 - Valentines or Red & Black

Right I best go and see if I can have a tidy up and find something to wear for meal-out tonight :) XOX