Sunday, 31 January 2010


This is a layout of my last holiday in Florida.  I used a lovely starry paper for my background. and paper pieced a planet as a mount for the lovely picture of Tor, my sister underneath the Tomorrowland entrance.

The stickers are from Disneyland and were of the two rides in tommorrowland and Minnie and Goofy riding one of them!

I love the paper I used to paper piece the planet as it's still starry in keeping with my outer space theme, and the blue colour is so summery and reminds me of how warm it was in Florida. (Sorry about the glare on the next photo)

I like to collect things to use in my scrapbook layouts when ever I go anywhere interesting. In this case a map from Magic Kingdom. It's worth thinking about this when you go on days out so you've always got things to use on your layouts.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Wrap it up!

I like to take pictures of all the getting ready for Christmas, this page is based on the wrapping up of the presents.

The background paper is a nice icy blue which ties in with the blue of my scarf in the pictures and also the cold season.

The title is made of odd letters in a cool colour scheme placed at jaunty and random angles.

I stuck random stickers with a present theme all over the page as interesting embellishmants.

I mounted the photos onto striipy paper and topped them with a beautiful snowflake bow.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Happy Birthday to my wonderful fiance James!!!!!

Thursday, 28 January 2010

London Trip Layout

This is one of my favourite double page layouts. This is from when James and I went to London back when we first started dating. We went to see Sunderland v Tottenham (James supports Sunderland) and went to see the lion knig show (I'm a BIG Disney fan), which is the best show I've ever seen. We stayed in a beautiful hotel and had an amazing indian meal too.

More DCWV paper. I love this paper so much...

I kept this page quite simple with just the pictures surrounding the central picture of a glittering knight on horseback.

I did the journalling on strips of coloured paper to match the floral strip down the right hand side. I made it interesting by sticking them on at jaunty angles.

I mounted the my Lion King ticket onto tiger print paper for a bit of extra interest.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010


We did pictures of Mickey my lovely poodle through the year on Saturday, so I thought it only fair to do his big brother Teddy too.

12 weeks.....

5 months....

9 months....

11 months.......

15 months...

15 months...

With plenty of room left to grow.....

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Tea time......

This was when we went to Florida for my 21st birthday last year. My two sisters treated me to an amazing Disney tour called keys to the kingdom. This is us on the mad hatters tea party ride afterwards. We all felt so sick........

 I put the Title on a paper pieced tea cup with the two main letters made out of ribbon stickers.

I love the background paper. Polka dots are really inspiring me at the moment and the lovely pink colour ties in with the colour of the tea cup in the photo.

I used a border punch on the top and bottom of the page for added interest on quite a simple layout.

I love movement photos, this is Amie, my sister, as the ride went around, it went so fast!!!!

I made the writing curly and swirly and wrote it all wonky and wavy to give the feel of movement and motion to fit with the theme of the page.

Monday, 25 January 2010


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Mamas Patchwork Throw.

I have got a very very talented mum. This is one of her beautiful patchwork throws that she has been making recently.  She used beautiful natural colours and handstitched everything. My mum is a great crafting inspiration to me and I think this patchwork throw is stunning. My favourite patch is the beautiful elephant.

Me, mum and the boys.

A working progress........

A finished throw......

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Easel Cards

I've just learnt how to make easel cards, and I'm now totally hooked.

1. Start with a square card blank.
2. Fold the front cover in half inwards. (see picture)

3.Stick card on the front cover, glue only to the bottom half.
4. Put a brad, or 3D embellishment halfway down the back cover so the card can stand up.
5. Decorate

Fairy card.

Someday my prince will come card.

Love tree card.

Saturday, 23 January 2010


This is my beautiful poodle Mickey, look how much he's grown over the past few months.

4 months old......

6 months old.....

8 months.....

9 months......

.....and he's still got some growing to do!!!

Snow Bunny

We have had some terrible weather over the winter this year, but the snow has finally started to melt.....
Last weekend we were out and about enjoying the snow before it all melted away.

This is my fiance James, doesn't he look cold..........

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Pepper and friends.

I just love the new Pepper and Friends stickers. They are thick cardstock stickers with glitter effects. They are just RRP 99p a set which is great value for money.

The three sets I've bought are:
  • Just Pepper (top)
  • Friends together (middle)
  • Buds and butterflies (back)
Below are some examples of how I've used theses stickers.
Cole Photo Frame:

In this example I used DCWV Spring Stack paper to cover a hamemade frame cut from chipboard. I then decorated the outside edges with a Pepper sticker and some bugs. Th summery feel of the photo is reflected in the frame.

Top Tip: When making your own photo frames, stick a card blank onto the back to make it stand up.

Daddy's Girl Card:

I'm really loving personalising my cards with photos at the moment. I used DCWV Spring Stack paper as a background and cut the greeting from a cosmo cricket 12 x 12 page (Everafter: Elements). I think the hedgehog adds a cheeky touch.

Thinking of You Card:

I cut the greeting from a cosmo cricket 12 x 12 page (Everafter: Elements) and used some patterned paper from my stash mounted onto a blue base card. I really love this Pepper sticker as he looks like he's lying in the grass daydreaming.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

My Ring

The photo cord thing is working again, so as promised a picture of my beautiful diamond ring. Very excited about becoming James' wife. x

Monday, 18 January 2010

National Popcorn Day.

Just a quick note to let you know that tomorrow (Tuesday 19th January) is National Popcorn Day!!!!

It's the perfect excuse for a naughty treat!!!!
Or why not combine your popcorn eating with a trip to the cinema.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Hot or Not????

I just love Papermanias capsule collection. Particulrly the Red Hot collection, which comes in tones of pink and red. This is just perfect for Valentines day, or just all things girly.

There is also, monochrome, aqua, heather and sunshine.

Each collection comprises of, mini buttons, mini polka dot buttons, paper flowers, embellishment set, paper, ribbon and ribbon bows. I particullary like the mini polka dot buttons, and the embellishment set shown below. The embellishment set includes, flowers, large brads, mini brads, shaped brads, gems and photo tags.

mini polka dot buttons

embellishment set

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Paper Mill Shop.

For all those who live in Hertfordshire. The Paper Mill shop in the Galleria, Hatfield are having Customer workshops in January and February. A really fun way to start the New Year and learn some new crafting techniques.

The schedule is:
  • 21st Jan- 1-3pm: Step Up Cards
  • 3rd Feb- 12.30-2.30pm: Pocket Cards
  • 11th Feb- 5-7pm: Hexagon Cards
  • 23rd Feb- 12.30-2.30pm: Peel-Off Cards
I'm going to go to the Hexagon Cards workshop. Very excited. Come along and give it a try.

Friday, 15 January 2010

In January.....

I'm going to start giving you my top hints tips and ideas in a post each and every month on the first of the month (I know that Januarys is late....)

So, In January..............

  • Pack away all your Christmas cardmaking products and start focusing on the New Year.
  • Get those Christmas pictures printed out and ready to scrapbook. It's a good idea to write down all the things you remember about Christmas now (whether funny stories or lists of presents, anything you might want to include in your scrapbook layouts), before you forget.
  • Buy the latest Docrafts Creativity. The free gift this time is a CD rom which is a perfect introduction into crafting on the computer for beginners or for adding to your stash for more experienced crafters.
  • Give jewellery making a try. It's great thing to do sat infront of the TV when the weathers cold and the snow just won't go away.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Stitch and Craft Show

Just a quick note to let everyone know about the Stitch and Craft show at Olympia 2, London on the 18-21 March. Dawn Bibby (my favourite celebrity crafter) will be doing live demonstartions on the Friday and Saturday and her birthday's Saturday too!!!. There will be a tea party for Dawn to celebrate her birthday but you have to book in advance. Visit or for more details, or call 01473 320407 for the ticket hotline to purchase your tickets.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Docrafts sale!!!!

Just wanted to let you know that Docrafts are having a BIG sale!!!

The Bargain bags are now £2.99 down from £9.99 and the contents come with a much higher RRP. There are lots of different sorts to choose from for both cardmakers and scrapbookers alike.

Plus you can buy a DIE-CUT XL machine for just £24.99, RRP. £49.99.

There are also scrapbooks, paper, stickers, peel offs, brads embellishments, card blanks, acetate, stamps, stencils, ribbon, glass painting kits, punches and more at bargain prices.

Check out to find out more and buy yours while you can.


Sorry about the lack of posts, having a few problems with uploading pictures!!!!!
Hopefully be back up and running by the end of this week.

Anyway exciting piece of news. I'm engaged! (Picture of ring coming soon) Yes after four years James proposed and I of course said yes. Now starting to plan my wedding and hoping to make as much of the crafty stuff myself as possible. Very excited!!!! Just hunting for ideas for invitations, order of service, etc. in magazines and on the internet.

Lucy x

Saturday, 2 January 2010

K & Co Paper Purses.

This is a great product. K and co Paper purses.

You get 32 pages of die cut and pre scored 3D paper purses. Some pages have two purses on, some only one.

They come in beautiful pastel colours and you also get some die cut decorations to go with it.

These are perfect for putting little gifts of sweets, homemade jewellery or little smellys in.

Here are few of mine.

Give it a try. x