Wednesday, 26 October 2011


 This is the layout I used for Sketch 271 at Scrapbook Challenges.
I matted the photo on an airmail envelope and then I made my own little envelopes and wiggled twine across the page.
I gave my nephew a little toy Post Office for his Birthday, he loves stationary and things, he is taking after his aunty!! He loves to play with my punches, stamps etc so I thought he would like it. I had a Post Office when I was younger and really loved it! We set it up straight away and he had a great time stamping and posting letters so it was a hit!!
Thanks for looking! xx

Friday, 21 October 2011

Baby Mini Book

It was my auntie's Birthday a couple of weeks ago and she has just had a new grandson. She carries around, (like any proud Nanny would!) lots of photos of him so I decided to make her a little mini book to keep the photos in. It's really simple I just used a few sheets of A4 Kraft card stock and folded them on half.
Front cover:
First page:
I have put pocket on each page so my auntie can easily add or change the photos just by slotting them in! like this!:
Next two pages:
I just tied it together with some green bakers twine.
Two more pages:
And the back cover.

And that's it, quick and easy and a really useful present!
More to share, back soon! xx

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Altered Background

Today at The Studio I set a challenge to create an altered background to use for your layout. You could use anything paints, inks, mists,stamps,stencils, you get the idea! I was inspired by the canvases that are around the place at the moment. A couple of months ago I made my first canvas and I loved it! It's not quite finished but when it is I will show you!
So I took what I learnt from my canvas and used it on card stock for my layout. I love playing around with paints and stamps! I painted the background first and then misted a bit of yellow, painted yellow colours on it and then went crazy, sponged, stamped,doodled etc!!
 I could really get into canvases and I might have to do this on a background again too!
The photo is of my family on a imaginary bus! My nephew likes to pretend he's on a bus so we got the garden chairs and lined then up, he was the driver of course! He drove us everywhere, to the shops, visiting friend and to the beach you had to ring the bell to get him to stop!! I just got off at the beach to take the photo! The things we do!!!

I've caught up on all my orders from my shop now, this was the first layout I've made in a couple of weeks and I really missed it! I got that creative itch!! I've being feeling a bit rough lately though so haven't done much this past couple of days except some crochet I must get on with my nephew's blanket if I want it finished for Christmas!
I did make a little baby mini book for a present recently so I will be back with that soon.
Thanks for stopping by! xx

Saturday, 8 October 2011


Oh dear I've got a bit behind in blogging so it's time for a bit of an update!
I've been really busy, the new kit from my shop is selling really well so I'm really busy creating those! Also my new venture has taken off which is keeping me busy too! Dirty Dancing was brilliant, I loved it, it was just like the film, you must go and see it if like me you grew up watching that film! 

Anyway on to crafty things! This month it's my turn at the Studio to set the challenges and find a prize so for last Sunday challenge I create this colour pallet for everyone to create with. I love these colours together!
This is the layout I created with it!

My lovely little mini I love this car!
The Prize for joining in this month is my new kit, it's called Old Type and it's vintage inspired.

 The next layout was Sketch 269 for Scrapbook Challenges created by Emilia. I went for bright colours on Kraft for this one, I haven't done it for while!
My nephew and he little friend on his new trampoline, I couldn't resist when I heard his friend call it a Bounceoline, how cute is that??!!
I've got more to show so I will try harder next time to share!
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you leave, they are much appreciated! xx