Thursday, 24 September 2009

Post Pals

I have made a couple of cards to send to this months featured children on Post Pals. These are for Zachary H and Rhainna J, and you can read about these brave kids on the website. If you have any spare cards, please think about sending them one as it can really brighten their day.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Home Journal

I thought I'd have a go at making a home journal - something for busy mums to keep a record of bills, menus and the everlasting 'to do' list. I used my favourtite K&Co Papers (Berry Sweet), just added a few stamps & embellies and then bound it all together with my BIA. I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to keep, sell, or give it away as a gift.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

First Ever Scrapbook Layout

Yesterday I went to my first crop, taught by Amanda Jones, see her blog here. The kit was made up of Basic Grey's Indian Summer, (I gave in and bought the 6X6 paper pad - ideal for a Garden Journal) so I had to look out some autumny type photos to take along with me. Now, if I'm going to continue scrapping, I think I really need to work on my handwriting! I just put that we used to call James 'the bagpipes' when he wore this little tartan suit as it was so big for him and he looked a bit lost in it.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Mini Christmas (sorry about that) Album

Normally I don't 'do' Christmas until after my DS's birthday at the end of October. But I attended a workshop for making a mini Xmas photo album, and I think I might have to make a few of these for pressies. The papers are by SEI, 2 sheets of 12 x 12 double sided were used and also about half of 2 sheets of bazzil bling. I will be filling it with loads of wintery pictures once I've printed them off and organised the sizes.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Down by the Sea

I made this card for this weeks DCM Challenge, but then realised that it also fitted the Bubbly Scrumtious Challege, which is 'vehicles'. I've used some papers by Creative Imaginations and the boat is a 'bubble sticker'. I have decided to send it to one of this months featured Post Pals Children. Post Pals is a charity which enables members of the public to send a card or a letter to seriously ill children. Something so simple can really brighten up the day of a sick child - You can read about it here

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Week 2 another Moo

Well I thought I'd have another go at these babies, and this weeks theme at SCD is 'cirlces' I remembered I had a 'buttons' stamp that came free with a magazine ages ago, so I used that on an inked background. I had some sewing type embellishments that were sent to me as a swap, so I made use of them and here's what I came up with

........and here's the card I made with it.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009


Something Completely Different is really living up to its name this week. The challenge is to create a 'moo card' in black and gold. I'd not heard of these before, but they are 2.8cm x 7cm,- fine I thought, but I didn't realise quite how small that is. Its amazing what the DT have managed to fit onto their examples, while I meanwhile, have managed one stamp.

.........and here it is made into a topper


This weeks dare over at DCM is 'Sunflowers' and the Design team have come up with some fab examples. I found some paper flowers that I've had for yonks, but I thought maybe they were a bit 3d to put on a card, so I decided to get my BIA out and make a mini photo album. I've decided to fill it with some old pics of my Mum & Dad, but I need to decide which ones, scan them in etc etc, so I could be some time. The gold charms hanging from the binding wires are off a bracelet I got from Primark. tfl.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Owl Mini Book

I made this a couple of weeks ago when my mojo was at its lowest ebb. I got the template from UK Scrappers, who were running a Summer mini book event. This is for some one who is a bit poorly at the moment but helps to run a Brownie pack. The papers were leftover from a garden themed papermania pad.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Basic Grey - week 2

Here is my card for the BG colour combo challenge of brown, yellow & pink. The papers are from the Eva collection. I didn't realise how difficult it was to tie a bow from satin ribbon. or maybe thats just me.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

DCM Challenge

The Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week was to make 5 inchies and use them on a card. Now if it had been 4 or maybe 6, I would have found it easier because you can be symetrical, but 5 is a bit of an awkward number. So, not the most exciting card I've ever made but here it is: