Sunday, 31 January 2010

SEI Alpine Frost

Another simple layout using the SEI Alpine Frost collection, the die cuts were all in the kit and I made some snowflakes with a Cuttlebug die-cut and added some glitter. Ribbon is from Stampin'Up!, brads from stash.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Christmas Kit

For my classes this Christmas I used Bo Bunny Tis the Season papers and die cuts, I had the last class today so I can now post the layouts. The die cut sheet comes with a set of alphabet stickers. We punched some of the circles out of one of the sheets to make more embellishments.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Guess what.......another Christmas layout

but when you are on a have to keep going right?? I have so many Christmas photos of the kids when they were younger that have never been scrapbooked and I feel good that at last I am doing something with them. This layouts has used My Minds Eye Colourful Christmas.....good title because it definitely is colourful but works great with this photo as there is quite alot of orange, a colour not often seen in Christmas papers. The title is American Craft Thickers and I have used some of my snowflake dies with the co-ordinating brads from the range in the centres.
Back soon with more ...take care and keep warm!

Sunday, 17 January 2010


This layout is of my sons girlfriend Kylie when he surprised her with her much wished for Ugg boots last Christmas. The layout is based on a Pencil Lines sketch and everything on the page is from a great pack of cardstock and papers I brought before Christmas from SEI called Alpine Frost. Its not cheap...£25.00 but its a big pack full of co-ordinating textured white core cardstock, glitter and pearl papers and cardstock as well as a full sheet of die cuts. It will last me ages and the colour tones are beautiful and a little but different from the normal christmas ranges you see....more a winter theme really. The title was made was Thickers chipboard alphabets, in a red pearl so tie in with the papers as they are pearl effect as well. I added some cream velver ribbon from my stash on the tag and used a punch for the corners and a quickutz alphabet for the year.

Still want to complete a few more Christmas layouts then I am going to get back to day to day scrapbooking.

Have a great Sunday.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Here comes Santa Claus

This layout comes from another kit I have had along time....I think its Cosmo Cricket and has a distinctive vintage feel. I am starting to use all those photos I have of the children taken on my old camera...before digital and this one is not great but I still want to use it. Its not helped as I have scanned and enlarged it, but now the colours are more subtle it works ok with these papers. It also gave me the chance to use some Pointsettia Spellbinders dies that I had brought and not used last year to make the flower. There were some great rub-ons in the kit and I just added some flourishs with a Sizzix die and the corners are a EK Success punch.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Bit more Fancy Pants!

With the same kit I used before I made this layout, using alot of the rub ons. I wanted to keep it clean and simple so pulled one of the Bazzill scalloped sheets from my stash and cut some of the baubles out from one of the sheets in the pack. The hark the herald anglels sing wording was one of the sheets already and I thought that went well with the picture.....even though the class dressed up as snowflakes! The ribbons co-ordinate with the range and I just added a gliitery brad to the centre of the snowflake rub on.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Magic Of Christmas

I dont often use acetates that have been printed already but this sheet came in the Fancy Pants fact you get 2 different ones to play with. I decided to put the papers and the photo underneath the acetate sheet and then the border, pom poms and other embellishments are on the top. The pearl brad that is through my snowflake keeps the acetate sheet in position together with some glue behind the scalloped border. You also get a sheet of rub-ons and one of those is the Christmas memories saying.

Needless to say my son cringed when he saw what I was doing....but I love this photo of him as a snowflake....I have made another layout with the same range using the school photo that went with this one, I will post that next time.

Today I have put details of my next class, but obviously its weather permitting, surely the snow will be gone by them......fingers crossed. If you would like to book a place, let me know and I will reserve you a kit. I have a limited number this time as everybody sold out of the papers and stickers I have used. There is a pic of the paper range so you get an idea of colours etc on the side bar together with photo sizes.

Hope you are taking plenty of pics of the!! Keep warm and stay safe.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Christmas Production

I finally found some papers that go with some photos of my youngest son Andrew when he had his Christmas Production at Infants school, it was the orange in the photos that was causing the problems. This Scenic Route Garland collection was perfect and as there was alot of paper in the kit I was able to do 2 layouts as the photos are both 7x5. All the embellishments are in the kit, the only thing I have added is some buttons from my stash.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


A few years ago, my friend Jo brought me this kit for Christmas and I am ashamed to say that I have not used it, so this year I was determined to make some layouts with it. I have these photos of my daughter Emma in her Infants school Christmas production and as the background is more turquoise than blue the papers went so well with them.

The snowflakes are a mixture of May Arts acrylic snowflakes and some punches, I have added glitter to some of the acrylic ones from my stash. The alphabet is from Kars but you could easily make your own from chipboard and glitter, its a bit of a messy job but great fun! The buttons and brads came in the kit, the papers are from Rhonna Farrer. I used a Spellbinders die for the journaling and I had just enough pom-poms in my stash to add to the page.

Its one of the things I miss most about Christmas time, seeing my children in nativity plays. I helped alot when they were at Infants and Junior schools and the snowflakes costumes I help make with a friend of mine....something I must admit I never offered to do again..I can remember many late nights putting them!!

Back soon with some Scenic Route layouts from the Garland collection.

Keep warm

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Total Papercrafts Jan kit 1

Here is the layout for the Totalpapercrafts crop this week, I have used a 6x4 landscape and a 6x4 portrait photo that you can cut down to approx 3 1/2" wide to fit under the scrolled panel, and you will just need to trim it down the height but you have some room to play with that. This Delish black and white layout would suit any celebratory photos, wedding, engagement, birthday, prom etc etc. There is nothing on the papers, embellishments etc that tie you into one theme. In the kit you get a beautiful stamp and the bling stones, so you need to bring with you a black die-based ink pad and an acrylic block, I used Versafine or you could use Stazon. Pigment ink might be to wet for such a detailed stamp. Also dig out some black and white flowers, if you wish to add those to your page. The cloth brad is from the same Delish line as the papers and we should have some of those in the shop should you wish to buy them to add to your flower centres, alternatively you use brads from your stash or buttons. The only other thing that you might find handy is a craft knife/mat, which I am sure most of you have in your tool bags, I found it easier to use a knife than scissors.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Christmas Magic

Happy New Year to you all, one of my new year resolutions is to do more scrapbooking...this is my first layout with photos from this years christmas. I have used the Fancy Pants Christmas Magic kit, there are some fab acetates in there.

Back soon with my layout for a Total papercrafts kit.