Thursday, 25 February 2010

My wishlist........

I don't know about you but my favourite crafting product is paper. Yes paper, I love the stuff. If I'm stuck for inspiration I just flick through my paper stash until I find one that inspires me to start a new project. However, last night while flicking through my paper box, I noticed that it was getting a little empty!!!!! So here's my wish list for what I want to fill my empty box with.........

1. Cosmo Cricket Early Bird 6x6 paper, 36 sheets.
RRP £6.75.
I love these papers, they are quite bright and fun and match all my spring time projects.

2. Cosmo Cricket Double Deck Lil' man and snorkel, 12x 12, 48 sheets.
RRP £23.99
I thought these would be fun for my summer scrapbooking.

3. Papermania signature range, Regency A5 paper pack, 48 sheets, 12 designs.
RRP £6.99
I l;ove the muted soft colours in this collection, and thought this would be nice to indulge my girly side.

4. DCWV, Safari Chic Stack, 48 sheets, 24 designs, 12x12.
RRP £19.99
I love the animal inspired prints and tribal designs, plus the paper's textured too.


5. K and Co Paper flowers,24 double sided 12 x 12 pages of flowers, leaves and extras, there are 578 die-cut pieces ready to fold and embellish.
RRP £14.99
I really fancy giving these a try. They are something new that I haven't tried before and I love the K and Co patterns and colours.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

My two talented sisters!!!

Congratulations to my sister Tor who has just got a new job!!!!! She is now a Community Manager - Fashion and Lifestyle. She's so talented and I'm so proud of her.

My sister Amie is also starting a new job!!!!! She's very talented and has done so well!!!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Mini Blue

After spending much of last year making big cards I decided to start making some mini ones. I made these cute little mini cards in lovely tones of blue. I used either Popcorn the Bear embellishments, 3D butterflies and outline stickers to decorate.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

2010 Scrapbook

This year I decide to try and do a layout a week in my scrapbook so I didn't miss any key events. Here's some of my pages so far......

Front cover.

Engagement page:

Walking in the snow double page:

My mum and Dad:

Friday, 19 February 2010

Elephant Card

I was in the mood yesterday for a bright and colourful card (I wanted one to send to a uni friend up in Newcastle), so I came up with this lovely elephant card. I love this fun safari paper (I think it's DCWV but the front cover was lost years ago...). The elephant was simply cut out from another paper with a circle cutter and mounted onto the card, the I surrounded the image with Papermania mini buttons in sunny oranges and yellows. The greeting is a rub-on I've had in my stash for ages and never got aroung to using. This card cheered me up on a cold, dull day.

Also, check out for the chance to win some great craft candy!!!!!!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Anitas 3D glitter decoupage

I love these decoupage sets, they're so pretty and girly. There are lots of sheets to choose from and they all come diecut so they are very quick to put together without all the fiddely cutting out.They have an RRP of just 99p and each sheet comes with three floral decoupage images which are beautifully glittered. 
Here are my first two examples:

I love this image, it's so pretty and the butterfly is lovely. I used a deep leafy coloured background with a pink mount for the greeting to tie in with the pink on the butterflies wings.

On this card I punched some daisies out of the corners to continue with the floral theme. I used a more pastel green for the background. This image is just such a wonderful pink colour.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010


Envelopes are the first impression people get of your card and it's important to make them as beautiful as possible. At the minute I'm loving lining my envelopes to match my cards.

It's easy to do too:
1. Just draw around your envelope on your selected patterned paper.
2. Then cut 1cm off the slanted sides at the top, and 1cm from the bottom.
3. Run tape runner around the edges and pop it into the envelope leaving the gummed edge uncovered.

Top Tip: Use a thin paper so the envelope isn't too bulky or heavy.

My examples:
1. Pears Soup Vintage Card:
I found this amazing vintage looking toppers advertising sap, cigerettes, food etc, and just fell in love with them. They are just so pretty. I used one on this card with some georgeous green paper, a rub on greeting and a little white bow for a fresh look.

2.Cigarette Vintage Card:
Another card using those great vintage toppers. I teamed this one with LLB paper, a rub on a bow and 3 glitter dots(anitas) for a more luxurious, decadent look.

3. Pink Bird Card
This card is made using amazing shocking pink paper, a beautiful bird image which I framed with Anitas glitter outlines and a rub on greeting. This bold card is perfect for Spring.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010



My sister Amie's birthday and her birthday cake. We went out for a meal and then back to Tor's (My other sister) house for cake (a princess one of course)

Went home to visit my mum, dad and the boys. I miss them so much!

My fiance James and nephew Cole (who is getting cuter by the day!)

Went to see Strictly come dancing live at the O2 arena, such an amazing day!!!!!!

Valentines day.... My fiance made me my card this year!!!

Get Well


I made this card last week for my Grandad who has been unwell and just though it was quite a fun card. It's not in my usual style, but it was fun to try something a little different. The image, background paper and greeting is from Occupations and Hobbies Twin Set  by Crafter's Companion. (RRP £49.99 but only £39.99 introductory offer. Visit for more information.) And my mum gave me the bow from her stash.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Honey & Hugs Decoupage

As promised some cards made using the new Honey and Hugs collection. These were made with the decoupage and papers. I really love this cute, fun collection from Papermania.

1. This little piggy.....
For this card I simply made up the decoupage, mounted it onto blue cardstock then stuck it onto a lovely background paper (The Spring Stack) attached a ribbon and bow (Papermania), mounted the greeting onto coordinated cardstock and stuck it over the ribbon.

2. Baaah Baaah Rainbow Sheep.....
For this card I stuck a rectangle of Honey and Hugs paper onto a white card blank, then added a decoupage sheep and three white glitter dots (Anitas).

3. Twit Twoo a card for you.....
My fiance actually made this card when I forced him (he wanted to craft really) to have a crafty day with me over the weekend. I think he has done an amazing job, and he even let me teach him how to line envelopes!!!! Well done James!!!!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Happy Valentines day!!!!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Honey and Hugs.

I've not had much time to craft this week. But I'm going to spend tonight doing some serious catching up with my 2010 scrapbook and making a start on my Easter cards (I know it's a bit early but I love the chick and bunny embellishments I've got in my stash to use up)

I just love the new Honey and hugs collection from Papermania, (not only is it beautiful it also has a fab name).
It comes in notelets, papers, stamps, stickers, embellishments and decoupage.
I think that the pretty pastel colours are just perfect for spring and I love the notelets for adding journalling to scrapbook pages, the characters are so cute and fun too (my favourite is the little chick)
I'm hoping to make some cards and scrapbook layouts with these products tonight, so I'll post the results shortly.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Crafts Beautiful.

Don't forget to pick up the March issue of Crafts beautiful on sale today. It's only £3.75. The free gift this month is a flower fairies accessories pack - perfect for Spring. I can't wait to get crafting with mine.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

More Mama Craft....

Last week I posted pictures of my very talented mums patchwork throws. This week I'm going to show you her amazing flower arrangments for weddings.

This beautiful white set includes a bridal bouquet, a bridesmaids bouquet, a flower girls basket and headband, two corsages for the mothers of the bride and groom, four button holes for groomsmen and one for a page boy.

The button holes......

The flower girls basket and headband and the brides bouquet.......

The next two sets are in lovely autumnal colours, and contain a bridesmaids bouquet and a hairslide. The first has two beautiful bows on the handle and long trailing ribbon, whilst the second  has a beautiful fairy nestled within.

As I'm currently planning my wedding, I'm finding my mums beautiful crafts a real inspiration and will definetely be getting her to create alot of things for my wedding.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Happy Birthday to my beautiful sister Amie!!!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

The Beach...

This page was made with some pretty old photos from a few years back after James and I had a day on the beach.

The paper is DCWV Once Upon A Time paper. This is my absolute favourite range of paper. I then wrote my title and journalling on sandy coloured paper which I mounted onto blue cardstock. I put three small bronze brads in the corner of each photo as an accent.

Monday, 1 February 2010

In February.....

  • Make and send your Valentines day cards and gifts. This year why not try a homemade photoframe or mini book for your loved one.
  • Chase away the Winter blues by crafting with bright florals and bold patterns.
  • Liven up your wardrobe ready for spring with a handmade corsage on your coat. (Sunny colours will liven up your mood)
  • Give up on your January diet and make some cupcakes.
  • Visit Stamperama in Stevenage on the 28th for a fab craft fair. Perfect for real stamp lovers to find out all the stamping trends for 2010.