Tuesday, 20 December 2011

1st Published Layout

I was so excited when I got home from Christmas shopping to find a copy of the Masters edition of Scrapbook Memories had been posted to me..................... 

I was hopeful that it meant I had one of my layouts published from my entry into the Master competition.............and I was right!

The layout with hidden journaling that I did of a photo of my Nan and Grandpop was published...............thrilled!!

Some photos of the layout are below....a great day all round - Christmas shopping, relaxing hairdressers appointment and then the magazine ............................

Monday, 14 November 2011

Kelmscott Show cards

Here are some cards I entered in this years Kelmscott Show............. no prizes but I enjoy making things for a purpose...and I loved the red ribbon series , my favourites!

Latest projects....

It has been a few months since I posted but here are some my creations over the past few months....
 My 20 Years layout is with My Minds Eye paper which I love! I have also used washi tape on this LO plus on the With Love card............a new favourite product!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Recent cards...

Loving my new Stampin-Up papers and stamps. Using my Cuttle bug lots since getting the butterfly dies~~!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Mini album Love x 4

I made this just over a year ago for my best friend to celebrate the birth of her 4th and last child. I really enjoyed working on this and it was only my 2nd OTP project.....when I have time I want to make some more for other friends.... and maybe one for me!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Kaiser Filmstrip frame

I made this cool filmstrip frame for a friends birthday last month................I really need to start making some things for my house... Love the Kaiser roses....and adding some Kindy Glitz jazzed them up a little...

Thursday, 11 August 2011

more from Jess's album...

A few more pages from the album i made my daughter for her 18th birthday this year............how time flys!

Shed sign for my Dad!

I made this really quickly (like a few hours) for my Dad's 70th B'day this April. I remembered at the last minute about this plaque so decided to make him a sign for his section of the shed he shares with Pete.... (my parents live with us). it was fairly easy....and he put it up that day...

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Cards I have made.....

I love making cards for family and friends and these are just some of the ones I have created lately....yes - I am butterfly obsessed lately!!! :)

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Some favourite pages....

Using Kaiser Utopia (above) - in my fav colours of green and purple....me and three of my oldest friends :)
The chipboard F turned out different than I planned but I ended up loving it! Then I did another layout of my mates using Secret Bird Society...... the greens in this range I love.


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

My fab OTP desk organsier!

I love this practical desk organiser - it was my 1st big OTP project....  and I hope to make another for my Mum soon. I use it every day so certainly worth the effort.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Caity's album.....

Caitlyn's album was created at the same time as Jess's as their birthdays are 10 days apart (step sisters). I love these 3 photos of Caity....she was only 4bl 4oz when born half the weight my Jess was. The middle photos was taken in the first year or so of Caity being in my life and really shows her happy nature. The recent photo is one Caity took her self that I borrowed from Facebook. She is quite shy in person so hard to get photos of now - so the best ones are the one's she takes herself!! I used My Minds Eye Stella and Rose papers for this layout..... I recently fell n love with these papers.

more of Jess's album

 I loved creating this double page spread for Jess's 18th album. She looked stunning dressed up for her yr 12 ball. I wanted to make it very pretty but needed to include lots of photos to tell the story. Printing smaller photos and using them along the bottom with the gorgeous pink ribbon as a border made all the difference. I have a small amount of the ribbon left - and am saving it for a page for me of her ball photos!!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

My daughters 18th album..... 6+ months in the making!

These are some shots of the first page of my daughter Jess's 18th birthday album. I am a big Kaisercraft fan so no surprise I used their English Rose collection for this photo.... I decided to make the 1st page first...... and was very happy with how it turned out. I started scanning all her photos in around October 2010....we then moved house early December - so not much scraping that month. I started a few pages in January then had quite a few weeks off due to a shoulder operation. Finally at 1pm the day before her birthday in May I finished. I thought I would be sad to had it over but no saddness..... much relief and also pleasure when she was so proud of it she made her friend come over to see it! I also had completed an album the week before for her Step sister..................more on Caity's album later.

and so my blog begins...

Hello............... I have been toying with creating my own blog for some time. I am a very keen scrapbooker and card maker who is keen to learn more about this never ending addiction called scrapbooking!!

I post regularily on Anna's Craft Cupboard - so a blog was the next step. I started scrapbooking photos from my 30th birthday..... back in December 2005 and this little hobby has taken over. Please bare with me as I learn all about this thing called a blog.............................here is something I worked on recently of my son's visit to Santa in 2009.....Santa phobia kicked in last year so glad I have these shots.

Sue :)