Thursday, 27 March 2008

Julie at Scrapbook Sisters has been busy uploading pictures of the Monthly kit on their website. The kit has sold out but you can see some of mine and Morag Cutts' work HERE

Kids are slowly driving me round the twist and I still have another fortnight of the holidays to go - all suggestions for keeping a sane head will be gladly received!

Here are 2 layouts created with Bizous PDQ papers from Altered Treasures they are almost done so the odd tweak and embellishment once your photo is in place and voila - finished! Hmmm, I shouldn't speak French though...England are 1-0 down against France now at half time in the football. Let's hope that they can pull it back.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter

We woke up to a blanket of snow and 3 excited children - so much so that they forgot it was Easter!!!

A couple of photos to share.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Inky fingers how to....

I've been asked by a couple of gals on UKScrappers how I created the background for the layout below and thought this was the best place to put the info. So here goes...

I made a template from a circle of greaseproof paper that I have folded into half, and half and half again (remember how we used to make paper snoflakes when we were kids?) then I used my cropodile and fiskers mini punch to make lots of different size holes in it randomly. The greaseproof paper is like tracing paper and allows you to see where you are placing your template which is ideal when using on a scrapping page.

Take a piece of Cut n Dry foam and your distress inks..dab onto the pad and gently brush across the template keep it in postition so it doesn't smudge. Use this template around the layout as you wish :)

To give extra dimension I inked all edges of the circles which help to make the layout "pop". I hope this has been of use to you.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Inky Fingers :)

My fave pasttime playing with my distress inks....and used them on a layout here of my Mum and Grandad, 2 very special people in my life who definitely make my world go round xxx

Colours used are freyed burlap and dusty concord and a sheet of the new PRIMA PAPER from Altered Treasures

Monday, 17 March 2008


I've just uploaded this layout on UKS and thought I will put it here too....I really need to sort out a Flikr or photobucket slide show thingy, for all these. I am sure I will get round to it one day!

All the papers and extras are from Altered Treasures As you know I am not a girly-girl but these papers lend themselves so well to a bit of grunge, don't you think?!

Scrapbook Sisters first Kit released!

And there are a couple left - 1ST KIT

I wouldn't say it if I didn't think it, but this is totally crammed with goodness and value. And for my first co-designed kit with Morag Cutts I think we did well. I love the fact that the 2 of us can have the same kit and yet come up with totally different ideas.

As it's online now a sneak look at what I did with the 2 8x8 chipboard squares :D

Wednesday, 12 March 2008


Well I have been doing a couple of layouts with the new Making Memories Noteworthy paper range - love these papers...very usable.

I have craft club tonight so hoping to get some more done - I am really enjoying my scrapping atm.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

MM Garden Party Papers...mmmm

I love the fresh spring feel to this new line of papers and was very lucky to stumble on these 2 old pictures of Rhiannon which are perfect. Everything to make these layouts is from the wonderful Altered Treasures.

I am in full scrapping mode at the moment, although I have so many other jobs that need doing around the house...mainly listing on eBay *arhh* it takes sooo long to do but as Mark says we either sell it or dump it - either way its gotta go!!!