Thursday, 30 August 2012

Crocheted Garlands

A little while ago I started making crocheted garlands to sell in my shop. I made this first one with pink and yellow flowers on and it sold quite quickly in my Etsy shop so I thought I would make some more!
I have a go at making crocheted stars for this one, thought these soft colours would be nice for a baby's bedroom/nursery. It is for sale in my Etsy shop HERE.
I thought I would make another flowery one too but in different colours this time and with no hearts just flowers. It's for sale in my Etsy shop HERE.
Hope you like them!
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

More Tuscany Tales

I was looking at my holiday album of when we went as a family to Tuscany a couple of years ago. I really like it, it's great to look back at. It just doesn't have enough pages in it!! There is quite a lot I left out so I decided I was going to do more of it so here is a couple of quick pages I knocked up!
 I really enjoyed scrapping in this size again. I painted blue paint on the top and bottom edges and then clustered bits and pieces!
We spent quite a lot of time relaxing by the pool!
 On this one I stamped bubble wrap with yellow paint. My little nephew in his poncho towel, he was in it a lot after he had been in the pool! Cute!

There will probably be more to come as I'm enjoying it! There are pages that need to be in this album!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

3 Years

Today at The Studio we have another lovely sketch that Valerie, our sketch artiste made for us to create with. It was a great sketch with lots you can do with it so here's my take on it!
We have been waiting for this lovely orchid to flower for 3 years! It just didn't want to flower but we didn't give up on it and it finally came into bud and is still flowering now months later!
I got inspired by an old chipboard flower I found in the back of one of my scrap draws!! I used it first as a mask to go round with chalk, I then used it as a stamp with paint to make the flower shapes and if that wasn't enough I then used it on the page too so it was put to good use!
There's some really great inspiration on how to use the sketch over on the blog and if you enter this month you could win two sets of Teresa Collins clear stamps!

I had a lovely few days away in Devon saw some lovely, and laid on some lovely beaches and the weather wasn't too bad too!

Back soon with more scrapping! xx

Saturday, 11 August 2012

208 Squares!

I thought it was about time I showed you my finished crocheted granny square blanket I made for my nephew! What a lot of squares, yes there was 208 of them!! I really enjoyed making them but I made them all and then joined them together which took a long time! maybe it would of been quicker to join them as I made it?! I loved how it turned out in the end though!
I did 3 different colour borders around it.

My little nephew seemed to like it too! It had to go on his bed straight away and it's still there now!!
I'm now making myself a granny stripe blanket, which is really easy and quick too!

Right better go I've got a layout to make and some packing to finish as I'm going to Devon for a few days, hope this weather holds out!
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Monday, 6 August 2012


At The Studio this week we were challenged to try a new technique on a layout that we haven't tried before. I found thinking of a new one quite difficult as I love trying new things! I had a look on Pinterest and that gave me the inspiration to try paper quilting! 
A nice colourful layout with photos I took of some of the flower in our garden. I punched out circles with a punch and then folded them to make squares, it works great with the double sided papers as you get to see both sides of it!
Talking of The Studio, thanks for all the great comments on the Olympic blog hop, I loved reading them all! The winner of my Summer Leaf embellishment kit from The Make and Create Shop is ... Candace, this was her lovely comment!

Lovely LO and such a great place the Olympic stadium is. Would love to visit the site and lets hope all these wonderful venues are put to good use for many years to come

Thanks for the chance to win x

Congratulations Candace, please email me with your address and I will send the kit out to you!
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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Studio is Three!

Today The Studio turns three! I have been lucky enough to be part of this fab design team for 2 1/2 years, I helped run it for the last six months and now I'm DT co-ordinator there, I love it!
So in celebration some of the DT members thought we would share some of our favourite layouts that we've made for The Studio, quite a lot of my favourite layouts came from my challenge layouts so it's really hard to pick! Here are some of them!

I could of gone on and on but I don't want to bore you!
Happy Birthday to The Studio!