Thursday 12 December 2013

December daily

Most years I put together a little book to store our christmas memories in

This year I have altered a plain Kraft notebook

I have used Bo Bunny patterned papers, die cuts for the year and a little ribbon and lace

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Circle squash book

Tonight I have an unusual little project to share, a circular squash book type project

The pages were made from lining paper ( thankyou Margaret - who shared hers with me)
They were spritzed with glimmer mists and stamped with gold acrylic paint ( again thankyou Margaret) and Stampin' Up inks, once they were dry and folded and assembled together, I added glitter to the edges

Then I fashioned covers from card and patterned paper, adding snowflakes and fibres to finish

I think this unusual little book lends itself more to an ornament than a little book.

A little personal note tonight, thankyou to all those who have asked about AJ

My regular class members and friends know he has been undergoing some examinations and tests, he hasn't been well for a while and is underweight and tired 

It turns out he is iron deficient ( being treated with tablets currently) and initial tests have also shown he may be gluten intolerent / coeliac. We have had to take him for further blood tests - poor kid is going to resemble a pin cushion at this rate and if the most current blood test also comes back positive he will have to undergo an exploration with a camera, we are hoping with all our might that the next set of results comes back negative, but I would just like to thank everyone who has been asking after him and offering their support, it means the world - thankyou xxx

Sunday 8 December 2013

Christmas commission

I was asked last week to create a special card for a little boy's first christmas, the criteria being that is was cute, decoupaged and had the colour lime green as well as his name

Tick tick tick tick, all criteria met

The card base is an 8in x 8in scalloped design, the papers are Bo Bunny, the santa etc are by Nitwits and the name was computer generated.

Saturday 7 December 2013

Get well soon

I made this for Neil to give to a colleague/friend

The recipient has just been diagnosed with a serious illness and Neil wanted to let him know we are thinking of him

I went with rich chocolate shades of brown, layered onto an 8in x 8in scalloped card base and lots of lovely layers with the Fleur de Lis set of dies from Spellbinders.

Tuesday 3 December 2013


I was recently asked to create a trio of scrapbooking layouts for a customer as a gift for her friend

I was given a selection of photos and free reign to use whatever colours etc I liked

In each case I used the photos as inspiration 

I really enjoyed creating these pages and it has reignited my passion for scrapbooking, which I rarely have time to do for myself 

Note to self - get out those photos of my gorgeous three kids and SCRAPBOOK them !