Thursday, 4 November 2010

Hanging Decorations

I've recently caught the stitching bug and have been making little hanging decorations to go on a new little Christmas tree for my craft room.

I've used felt to make elephant ones using a template, and added button eyes and ribbon for hanging.

These floral patterns were made in different shapes for a little floral accent to Christmas.

I made some holly shapes and used red beads for berries.

This bird was made with felt from a free template I printed off the internet.

Monday, 1 November 2010

A weekend with the girls.

Last weekend I had a Christmas crafting session with my sisters. It's so much fun crafting with other people, we made Christmas decorations, bunting, jewellery and cotton bags. I am also ashamed to say that we decided to get into the festive mood and put on some Christmas music.

This is what Tor made:

This is what Amie made (she made some earings too but took them home before I could photo them):

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Christmas wish list......

I've just discovered some beautiful papers to put on my wish list for Santa. The stack is called Classic Christmas by S.Dyment. It's a paper and die cut pack and the papers come with some really beautiful red foiling too. The pack is not just paper but also two sheets of die cut notelets that you could use as toppers for cards, embellishments for Christmas layouts, or even gift tags. Best of all it's only RRP £7.99 for the 12 x 12, £4.99 for the 8 x 8, or £3.99 for the 6 x 6. 

They also do a range of matching products to go with these papers, check out Docrafts to find out more, or click here. 

Monday, 25 October 2010

The Snowman

I loved the Snowman when i was younger, it was like a family tradition that we watched it all together on Christmas eve while Mum provided mince pies and hot chocolate so when I saw some Snowman postcards I had to buy them. The problem is I didn't want to just stick them onto cards, this didin't seem very creative to me. So instead I used three or four of the same design and created my own decoupage by cutting out different pieces from each image and layering them on top of one another. On some cards I used bright glittered papers with them for a modern look, where as others I used blue paper, to look like the snowy sky, I have to say I'm quite pleased with the results.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


As I said previously I recently brought a new elephant template, which I just love, so I thought I'd show you some of the crafting I've done with it.

I made some lovely cards using the elephant template, some beautiful patterned paper and some peel off stickers or greetings I got from a magazine. The result is simple, elegant yet fun cards for any occasion.

Monday, 18 October 2010

National History Museum

I really love buttons at the moment and thought these wooden ones were perfect for this page.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

I'm Back!!!

Well after a long and very busy summer, I'm back to my blogging. I've only just been able to find time to craft recently, but unfortionately had no time to blog, so I have lots to post about in the next few weeks. I've recently been focusing on card-making, getting ready for Christmas in particular, but this week I'm going to start making some little felt decorations too, yes thats right I've caught the sewing bug!

Although busy, I have managed to fit in a couple of craft shows.... I went to Alexandra Palace for the The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show on 25th September. I came away with some fabulous papers, cardblanks, foam tape,  embellishments and a lovely little elephant template which I've used so much already. Then on 3rd October we went to Hatfield house for the Rock Gem 'n' Bead show, I got some lovely gemstones which I intend to wrap in wire cages as pendants for my necklaces, and earings.

My jewellery making has been great through the summer as I've been able to squeeze in half an hour here and there without having to unpack lots of craft things, I enjoyed sitting in the garden for a while after work creating beaded gifts for people, while trying (and failing) to get a summer tan.

Buttons are also high on my agenda this month. I'm intending to try out some button covered favour boxes for my wedding with some little boxes I brought on sale for 10p each, and some more button jewellery too. We'll see how that goes......

Anyway off to work for me, there will be some pictures and crafts posted tomorrow. xxx

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Roseberry Topping

This page was made using the most beautiful paper(which is actually from a Christmas selection) which has glittered stripes and beutiful colours. I used a photo for my title by cutting it out and sticking letters onto it The journalling was written onto a beautiful blue and red notelet.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Whitby Seaside

I've had some pictures sat on the computer just dying to be scrapped for over a year, so now I'm getting around to scrapping them. This page remembers when James and I went to Whitby last summer. I had such an enormous portion of fish and chips I didn't think I would fit in the car to get home!!!
I tried to make the background look like the seaside.

I used some gorgeous acetate over the images and added little seaside themed nametags too

I wrote my journalling in wavy lines to mimick the ocean.

I used a bold sparkly chipboard title to add some bling. (These letters were actually found in poundland and they're really good quality too)

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Baby Mickey

I used different sized and fonts of lettering and layered them in papers which match the mat of the photo. I kept the layout quite simple because I was using such lovely paper.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Vintage Page

I love this page, the background paper has a vintage, faded look to it and I added journalling, a photo and a beautiful 3D flower embellishment to keep the layout quite simple, and not overpower the beautiful paper.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Big Cards...

I've been focusing on scrapbooking alot more than cardmaking recently but when I saw these two A4 card kits in a sale for just £1.00 each I decided to give them a go. The kits had so much stuff in that I think I'll be able to make at least 4 more cards from the embellishments I've got left.

Purple Flower Card:
I love all the glitter details on this card and that the decoupage has four layers to really add depth.

Yellow Sunflower Card:
This card comes with gorgeous fouiled details around the edge and four layer decoupage really gives the card depth.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Cocktails in the sun.

I made this page after my sisters came to celebrate my birthday with me oin April. I love the cherry print background paper behind the photos and have been looking for a way to incorporate it into one of my pages for a while. We all sat in the garden and had some cocktails, so I put the journalling into a cocktail glass for an unuaual effect. It was a really fun day so i used fun prints and bright colours to reflect this.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Flowers and Butterflies

I bought some Anita's 8"x8" cards and decided that I wanted to use them to make some vintage floral designs. I made this card using  Papermania 12"x12" Paper & Die-cut Pack - Rose Garden, which comes with papers, borders greetings and die-cuts. On this card I chose two contrasting papers, one for the background and one to mount the greeting on, I also mounted this square onto pink card. I used a matching border and added a "For You" greeting. I stamped the butterfly onto pink card in clear ink and heat embossed it to give it some sparkle. I'm really pleased with the result.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

My Parents.

As you can tell I'm really into my scrapping at the moment. I loved this picture of my Mum and Dad together, they just looked so happy and in love so I decided to use it on the first page of my new scrapbook. I used a title sticker, a quote sticker by Helen Keller which is beautiful adnd some butterflies to fly up one side of the picture, I put them on the RHS so that they looked balanced with the photo as my Mum is leaning to the left into my Dad. The background paper has a beautiful vintage feel to it and such a soft colouring that worked well with the tones of the photo. I love scrapping picturesof Mum and Dad as I think they contain wonderful memories to share with future generations.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

A day on the lake.....

I love the paper I used on this page, in fact it inspired my whole layout. I'd had it for a while from a papermania goody bag and wanted to use it for a water themed page because the blue swirls made me think of waves, so when I looked at these pictures of James and I on the lake my page started to take shape. The brown of the paper has quite a vintage look to it so I stuck with this theme and used some metal Papermania letters for my title. I added my journalling onto a notelet with blue swirls on it that complimented my theme and printed my pictures with a white background to make them stand out. I really loved scrapping these pictures as we had such a great day, and think the page turned out really well.