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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Pink and white mixed media layout

Afternoon all

Today I'm bringing you a scrapbook layout based on a sketch and colour combination that features over on the White with One blog for October. This months challenge is based not the fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month both in the UK and in Australia where this White with One blog is based. 

Now, as anyone that follows me knows, my dear Daughter in Law has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in a year! As you can imagine this has shocked our family to the core and we are all willing her to fight this terrible disease..especially given the fact that she has our lovely Grand-daughter and our son to fight for. (She is the little girl in pink featured in the page). 

They also gave us a sketch to use for Page Maps (who design the most lovely sketches) so I made my layout using this sketch here. 

First I used a stencil and texture paste to create the background of circles and then I found 
co-ordinating papers to add to the layout. Once I was happy with the placement I coloured the Kaisercraft rhinestone flourish and the mirrored dancer with a pink Sharpie and then added a few flowers for added dimension along with some chevrons I punched and added texture past to. 

I hope you like! Do remember to let me know you've visited. 

Hope to see you again soon


Friday, 8 September 2017

My Hero scrapbook page and a Guest Designer spot

Morning all

Today I'm bringing you a layout using Kaisercrafts Shine On collection..which I have found very useful for my family work photographs.

In this case I have used it to showcase my youngest son who is a London Firefighter.
I am also delighted to be sharing this layout as I am a Guest Designing for the  UK Scrap Addicts blog today. 

Here is the link to my page for them...

I'm a reluctant journaller but in this case I made an exception as I had a story to tell. 
I hope you like the hop over to the UK Scrap Addicts to have a read of my story. 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Thursday, 31 August 2017

Boo! Well that's a surprise

Good morning all

Well, this is a surprise, finding myself back here after such a long break!
I'm not sure where summer has gone but it seems to have flown by in a flash and my blogging time has taken a hit with  Mum in hospital for 6 weeks with a broken hip and ongoing renovations in my house and garden. I've lost count of the number of cups of tea I have made for my garden landscapers..and they're still not finished! Lol

Anyway..the reason for my visit today is bacause I have been joining in on the Summer Snap challenge over on UKScrappers.
The list of things I had to find and photograph are as follows

1) A dome

Yummy Ice Creams

2) A hanging basket

3)  Something sticky

My Grand daughter Amber eating an Ice Cream

4) Something smaller than your thumb

A ladybird

5) A set of three

6) Anything noisy

7) On a bench

Not quite a bench but similar

8) An apple

On the tree in our local pub 

9) An object you would never part with

A copper boot my Dad made when he was an apprentice Coppersmith

10) A street sign beginning with the letter S (I've substituted the with something yellow)

A flower on my courgette plant 

11) A reflection other than in a mirror

A pond on my daily walk 

12)  Stitches

A layout with stitching on the corners 

13) Something tall

My husband up a tree, cutting it down 

14) anything containing the letter Z substituted with a 'New Frock' 

My Grand daughter Amber rocking her first Ballet dress ready for her classes that start in September 

15) Feathers

16) Peace and quiet

The field behind my garden

17) Something with a tail

My dog, Basil

18) A wall

Stencilled, fussy cut and printed! 

19) Two wheels 

My husband on his motorbike

20) Something surprising!

I almost set fire to my house but came back into the building just before it all went up in smoke!! I was, its fair to say, surprised..and shocked!!! 

And these were the Substitutes we could choose from

A a new frock
B a summer celebration
C the colour yellow
D a menu

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Morning all

Thanks for joining me today for a long awaited catch up over on Julia's Blog Hop, What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday. 
As my regular followers know I have had an enforced rest from crafting and blogging due to family issues, moving home and some ill health but recently I have been making up for lost time and I am delighted to be joining in once again. If you want to know more do hop on over to Julia's place linked above. 

Until then, here is what you arrived to desk! Only this time, I am showing you my newly set up craft room in its entirety.  As I mentioned I have moved home (in March) but we have also bought a fixer I'm lucky to have got this far as we have many other jobs, far larger and (in my husbands opinion) more important than my room! Lol 

Anyhow, he's given it a lick of paint and done the basics but I still have a way to go with worktops, blinds etc. Until then I have a temporary desk (with an ill fitting glass top) but it does have oddles of storage so I'm not complaining! As an added bonus I am so delighted to have a ground floor room to save all the carrying up and down stairs every time I go to a crop! I would like to say at this point.. it won't always be this tidy!

Also today , I am therefore bringing you some layouts that I have made in the last couple of weeks  while trying to finish my nieces wedding album.

Here are the first few
This one uses Kaisercrafts Indgo Skies collection

This was made for my DT work for Merly Impressions, Kaisercraft blog using the High Tea collection

This one also uses Kaisercrafts Indgo Skies collection

This one is PS I Love You by Kaisercraft too

And here is one I made on Sunday after attending a bridal shower on Saturday. We went pottery painting in the morning and then had a lovely afternoon tea in the afternoon at a nearby hotel. It was a super day. Perfect for the bride. 

Another PS I Love you layout

and here is another I made of my Grand daughter and I at a local historic House we go to regularly, Penshurst Place. There gardens are just beautiful and they have a great adventure playground too.  

This was made with a random selection of papers and embellishments

Finally, I must show you these pictures too.. I'm spreading the love of crafting to the next generation.. here is my little GD (just turned 2) enjoying some desk time in Granny's new craft 

Sorry for the gratuitous sharing of these last photos ..but I couldn't help myself! lol

Anyway..I'm off to have a snoop around other people's desk now to see what they have been up to and do let me know you've visited. 

Have a great week


Friday, 21 April 2017

Three more layouts

Morning all

Another quick post from me today.

First a layout I made using Kaisercrafts Hanami Gardens. I also used Colourcrafts Brushos for the red drippy/ painty background too

Next another layout using Brushos.. this time I sprinkled the different colours of Brusho onto the background that corresponded with the colours of the photo. I then spritzed the background with water and took some kitchen roll and wiped it across the page in a vertical line and mounted the photo. I then fussy cut lots of magnolia blooms from the Hanami Gardens to embellish.. this was the end result.

Finally, I couldn't forget the groom alone of course, so I made this layout using Indigo Skies by Kaisercraft

That's it from me today.. short and sweet. Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, 8 April 2017

A long awaited catch up

Whoop di whoop, I'm back. A long overdue post.

I'm going to keep it brief and not bore you with all the bits I've been making but show you a couple of special ones instead.

Since I was last here, I'm delighted to say my Mum is home and making a remarkable recovery but, I'm afraid part of my absence has been due to my lovely daughter in law being diagnosed with breast cancer the week before Christmas which has meant lots of additional Granny sitting duties which has been lovely and both difficult, in equal measures. Lol

Anyway, I'm thrilled to be able to say that she has had major surgery, a double mastectomy, and has been given a very good prognosis!

I've also just moved home too, so as you can see I've not been slacking, although unfortunately I have been struck down with a bad back and a trapped nerve so very unable to help much on the unpacking front and I am currently unable to do much scrapping..but I hope that will change VERY soon!

Anyway..enough of that.. Here are some of my recent favourite pieces.

As many of you know I now design for Merly Impressions and all of these are DT layouts and projects I have made..I try to save my best work for them! lol

Here are some made with Kaisercrafts High Tide Collection

and here are a couple of projects using PS I Love you collection..also by Kaisercraft

three by Kaisercrafts Hanami Gardens

one from Ubud Dreams

So, I hope you like what you see and it has inspired you to have a go at really is one of the most amazing pastimes and I have made so many friends through it.. I will never regret the day I found this wonderful hobby!

Thanks for looking and do remember to let me know you've visited.