Saturday, 20 December 2008


I've been really busy with work and Christmas. I finished work yesterday for 2 weeks and really looking forward to the time to chill out. I'll maybe even get to scrap a bit and to blog too!!! Happy Christmas everyone and I hope Santas comes with some nice crafty goodies.

Friday, 31 October 2008

Blogging again after 3 weeks!

Well at last I'm blogging again! I haven't been well, chest infection and colds and things and I haven't been doing any crafting. I've just got onto the computer in the last couple of days and today was my first time out in a week! Feeling a good bit better now and thought I would brave the cold outside and take photos of the two recent layouts I have done. This one was done at the Kit Club in Stephanie's (Forgetmenot Papercrafts) and it was the first time I used an overlay. They were really lovely autumny pages.

This layout was made with another overlay, Prima Paintables, but instead of painting it, I used my Copics, tasted them on a spare piece of acetate first to make sure they dried. I only used three colours of Copics although it looks like more because of the Basic Grey Euphoria paper I put behind it. I liked the way you could can see through the copics to the page below. These photos were taken at Oxford Island and I had to put the journalling on the back.
I'm going to Stephanie's on Monday so hopefully will have more layouts to show next week x

Saturday, 11 October 2008

More Cards than scrapping

I'm just after writing a post and losing it! Well I seem to be making more cards than layouts recently, birthdays and Christmas of course! It's our nieces first birthday tomorrow and I made two cards, one from Gary and me and one from Sophs. They are made from some new stamps I got this week. The mouse one was fun to stamp I especially love the patchwork letters and might even buy the whole alphabet as I only got the B and the W in the kit from Dimension Fourth. The flower stamps are from Forgetmenot Papercrafts in Belfast. I will definately have to get back to scrapping, I did a layout on Monday night at Stephanie's but haven't quite finished it yet.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Birthday Card

Mum in laws birthday tomorrow. I've got one card made and still got Sophs card to do. I used papermania stamp and letter stamps on it with basic grey euphoria paper and copic pens to colour. Really enjoying using copic pens and I'm sure I need some more colours!

Friday, 26 September 2008


Two posts inthe same day. Meant to put a scrapbook page in the first post and forgot and decided I would post again. I love the big grungeboard letters from Tim Holtz and made a layout with them. The only place I could get a good photo was outside putting the layout on the concrete (back garden!) and I have to load adobe photoshop onto computer again so I can crop the photos better.

First time for everything!

I've had this blog for ages and haven't done anything but change colours on it, thought I'd better get started!

I was at a class on Wednesday night, card making and it was really good. Learnt how to use copic pens and the cuttlebug embossing folders. It was at Millhouse crafts. I really enjoyed using the copics. I had bought a cowboy stamp from Mandy and thought I would try it out hoping I could do the shading without Mandy! Here it is

I love anything to do with horses and Sophs has been horse riding for 2 years now, here she is yesterday riding Joey her favourite pony. He's wearing a head collar instead of a bridle coz he's got cancer in his mouth. Sophs loves riding him and even though she has ridden bigger ponies she always goes back to Joey.