Sunday, 31 May 2009


A big thanks for all the lovely messages re my thumb. Its loads better and if you where to see it you would say " is that it...What was all the fuss about" lol. The Dr at A&E told me that thumbs do bleed an awful lot (your not kidding), but heal really well Apparently.

I have been busy scrapping this weekend in between gardening before I return to work tomorrow (I do think it should be law that if the weather is lovely and sunny no one should have to work anyway back to reality) lol
Here are two LOs I have finished.

"Beautiful Big Eyes"
Another LO of Evie G using this months kit from Sarah's Cards.

"Knitted Character"
If you are a fan of Harry Hills TV Burp then you will recognise Knitted Character from the show
This was a must purchase for my friend Tracy's birthday, as she just loved it every time KC appeared on TV Burp.
Used some more of this months kit from Sarah's Cards.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Blood, Layouts and Cards!

Well I have been a bit of a plonker...Two weeks ago I came home from work and because I just couldn't be bother to make mash potato for a cottage pie I decided to just put sliced potatoes on top of the mince. Well I got out my mandoline slicer and managed to slice half my thumb off. this happened at about 4.30pm and when it got to 9pm and it still hadn't stop bleeding I thought it may be a good idea to go to the local A&E! as there was nothing there to stick they just had to pad it up and I had to keep it elevated in a sling for 48hrs. The mandoline slicer has now been put in the bin.
From the pic below you can see it carried on bleeding till around 11am the next day.

So I've not been able to do much crafting over the last two weeks, so I will share some LOs I did before the plonker These two I did at the May Warrington crop on the 10th. I love going to the crop I get so much wonderful inspiration and have made some great friends.


Central Park

The craft I have managed to do in the last week or so is three card that just had to be done. Making your own cards is so rewarding I love it when friends really appreciate the time and love you have taken to make them and its a great way to use up the bits of those fantastic papers I have used on my LOs.

This Card was for a family friend

My friend at work was 50 yesterday so this one I did for her.

And finally it's my best friend Tracy's birthday today so this one is for her.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Scrapbook Trends UK

I'm sure that by now you will all have heard and even purchased you copy of Scrapbook Trends which has now been launched in the UK. I had heard of the US magazine via UK Scrappers, but had never seen a copy of it, so had no idea what to expect. So after reading all the excitement on UKS off I went to WH Smiths and bought a copy....I have to say it was the best £6 I have spent for a long time. What a fantastic little magazine so much inspiration with out pages and pages of adverts, just fantastic pages full of great layouts. I hope the UK scrapbooking magazines take note and learn from this treasure from the US. Also if you pop over to their web site you can download a free i-mag on mini books, its def worth a look.

I will leave you with a selection of LOs I did last weekend. As is the norm these days you can find all the supplies I have used over at Sarah's Cards shop and I'm sure I will have some more of the lovely papers she has in stock after tomorrows Warrington Crop.


Cutie Pie

Evie G

1st Birthday

Sunday, 3 May 2009

International Scrapbooking Day

Well yesterday was International scrapbooking day so to celebrate I went and bought myself a new photo printer for my craft room/bedroom. I normally have to print my pics out downstairs so do them in a job lot which ends up wasting loads of ink and paper, I can now print off photos as I need them and to go with my papers.
So yes back to ISD after installing my printer I eventually managed to do 2 LOs. Both are of my two dogs having a run by the river where I live. The papers where bought spacial for the photos from Sarah's Cards.

"1, 2, 3 Jump"
Archie loves to run up the bank and then jumping off.

"Top Dog"
Bryn is a little more wary, but likes to be up on the bank looking down on you.
He thinks he is top dog, but Archie and I know diffrent!

The other week my monthly kit arrived from Sarah's Cards It was so nice I just loved the colours and papers and knew the perfect photos for them. I have done the photos before you my remember, but they where digi Los. Im really pleased with how they have turned out. The LOs are off my friend Tracy's graduation last July.

"What a hoot"
This is my favourite picture of Tracy's Graduation with her pulling a silly face, because it just sums her up.

"Wise Owl"

Finally I thought I would share the page class from last months Warrington Crop. I had decided not to do it at the crop as it was going to be Evie G's 1st birthday the following weekend. I just knew the colours and papers would look so good on a little girl LO.

"First Birthday"
The writing on the side says...
"Evie Grace you where born on the 15th April '08. On the 18th April '09 your family and friends came to celebrate your 1st birthday with you". It was a lovely sunny day and we all had a lovely afternoon with you”.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

New boiler and the Warrington Crop

At last I have found the time to catch up with my Blog. Life seems to have been a little hectic I don't really know why its just one of those things. We have had no heating or hot water for the last three weeks, but today is new boiler day and I have bagsied the first bath when its all done...Oh don't get me wrong I haven't gone three wks without a wash or shower thanks to the shower at work. The men are here as I type I can hardly contain my excitement at having hot water and central heating again...Goodbye thick blankets and over sized hand knitted cardigans hello and welcome back shorts and T Shirts.
I'm doing catch up on last mths and this mths scrapping which has all taken place at the monthly Warrington crop as I just haven't had chance to do any at home, in fact when I went to the crop this mth I didn't even have to pack my bags as they where still packed from last month...Terrible I know!
The Crop is organised by Sarah and Lianne from Sarah's Cards and they do a wonderful job of looking after us, they also put together a LO kit each month which you can choose to buy at the crop. All the papers and embellishments I have used are from Sarah some where purchased at the crop or are from Sarah's fab monthly kits which are such good value for money.

These First 2 Los where done using the Crop LO kit

LO of my friends great niece. I used the papers from this month Kit

Thanks Cal for title for this one

These Last 3 LOs or for my friends son's 18th album
There are done in A4 format

My other very exciting news is that I have booked to go on the Sarah's Cards retreat in March 2010 I'm so looking forward to it I have never been on a scrapping retreat before the lure of a 4 star hotel is just as exciting as a weekend of scrapping. So roll on next March (-:
Hope u all have good Easter break.

Friday, 20 March 2009

How time flies

I'm letting this Blogging slip again, I really need to pull my finger out.
I have some lovely things to share with you, but haven't photographed them yet. I will spend some time tonight taking pics and I will upload them over the weekend.

Haven't done much crafting over the last few weeks as my weekends seem to have been taken up with other stuff.

Last Friday I attended a reunion for the school where I used to work it was a great night and so lovely to meet up with staff and students I haven't seen for many years. Unfortunately I had a little to much to drink and had to spend Saturday in bed and I had such good intentions for the Saturday...Oh well...Never again!

Sunday, 22 February 2009

I have been away for the last few days staying at my Mums and on my return there was a large brown box waiting for me... It was the lovely monthly kit from Sarah's Cards. Its just so yummy and if a kit isn't for you Sarah has some lovely papers for you to check out.

I have stated a new challenge today. It started in Jan so I'm a little behind but not to much.
it is: "His Holy Name challenge" that I found on Triple Scraps Blog totally by accident while I was Blog hopping. I'm doing it for my Mum, she is a committed Christian and will appreciate the work and sentiment on each 6x6 LO . Click on the link above are the on the right hand side to find out more.
Here are the first three LOs I have done.

For the Holy LO I used some of the lush papers, alphas and embellishments that came in my Sarah's Cards kit.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Some of my UKS Murder Mystery Mayhem Cybercrop layouts

Thought I would share some of my LOs from the UKS CC. There where some fantastic classes and some great LO challenges.
Here are just three off the classes/challenges I did...

FBI challenge
Digi LO

The Da Vinci Code
Really enjoyed this class. LO 11x8.5

The Mouse Trap Class
Digi Version of a fantastic class

Thanks to all the wonderful peeps over at UKS for putting yet another great CC together. Special thanks must go to... Everyone who put a class together, Scrappybunny Team leaders especially my team leader Cal and all the folks behind the scenes. Thanks everyone.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Great time had by all at the UKS CC

What a fantastic time I had the other weekend at the UK Scrappers Cyber Crop. there was some fantastic classes with a good mix of sponsors classes and non-sponsor classes.

I didn't order as many kits for this CC as in the past, but I did order a mystery kit.I love the mystery kit challenge and have always had great kits. This times kit was lovely I really liked the colour scheme. There where loads of fabulous entries with some great ideas. Go over to have a look in the UKS CC gallery. J-Bug Got the most votes for my teams Mystery kit challenge for her fantastic entry.

Here are some pics of my mystery kit entry.
Bird House

I photographed the bird house with the diamond glaze to give some idea of the size of the project

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Oh my word

How long is it since I came on here and wrote? Things have been a little hectic around here you know what it can be like.
sorry no crafty things to show you at the moment, but a few thing to tell you.

  • first thank you all for the lovely comments you gave me regarding my JYC book I'm so far behind with it, but hoping to find the time soon to catch up and finish it.

  • secondly I have put together a new blog to follow my weight loss. Yes I'm on a diet I joined Weight Watchers the other wk. You can follow the story of my weight loss here..."The Dieting Ladybird" I would love for you to take a look and may be follow it to help keep me going it is going to me a long journey but I WILL DO IT.

  • and now for the very exciting news....Oh what fun...Yes its cyber crop(CC) time over at UK Scrappers. I really love CC, I love the build up with the fun and games and then the fast mad weekend with all those great classes. If you have never done a CC over at UKS come and join the fun and best of all its free. This CC is a The Whodunnit Cybercrop and I have been put in the Interpol team with Hysteri-CAL as our leader.

The dates of this CC are Friday evening 6th till Sunday 8th of Feb. with tons of fun and chat already up and running with plenty of help for any new CCers