Sunday, July 15, 2007

{Have you lost you mojo?}

Hi all this week i was lucky enough to take part in the scraplift on Great fun! So refreshing to scraplift for a change! Go check it out and be inspired theres some really lovely work on there. This layout was inspired by Very Cool!

Check it out next friday as Emma my sister is going to have ago!

Monday, July 02, 2007

{Scrapagogo june kit!}

At last I can post Blogger has had a mind of its own this week and i gave up at one point!

Here they are my scrapagogo layouts for june, using the fab sassafraslass papers! Again the the scrapagogo girls have outdone themselves i loved this kit!

The lollipop layout was fun i made the butterfly by cutting up a flower!

Not having fun its taken me all week to upload!And then today they upload straight away!

I havr just bought the kids some crocs! they do look sweet! So i went a bit mad and ordered some disney jibbitz! they are great fun! plus they do a wristband for them too! Ill let you know when i get them.

Monday, June 25, 2007

{look what we made}

Look what we made at the crop on saturday! They are all so fab and so different. Everyone did a fantastic job and added all different bits and pieces to thier letters, So pleased that everyone had such a great day! ( i certainly did!) Thanks for coming everyone!

Cant wait for the next crop which is the 21st of july!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

{june crop altered letter}

Hi all so sorry been so busy! here is junes altered letter, I am busy making up kits now. The kit will be £5 this will include a patterned paper( papers will differ however you can bring one you all ready have). I wasnt going to add a paper but it was easier to match up the kits this way as some have different ribbon and different frames / flowers etc. This wont however include the keyhole sconce on the left as i only had 16 of these! they will be a £1 each and be first come basis. However if you are prepared to wait a little while i will be able to get more!
Hope thats not too much to take in?
Some of the other papers are really beautifull flowers all different colours Looking at the kits i wish id added some colour!
Please bring if you have any white or cream paint, brush,and ink pad.

You may not be able to add your photo on the day as the frames all differ in size and shape.
So hopefully i will see you all on saturday at 10am {where i will be doing the next kit so i am not running this far behind! haha }

Monday, June 04, 2007

{we love Elsie}

Oh my god ive just spent a small fortune! Ive been down to Pandoras papercraft in basildon where they have just got the new elsie range in and it is amazing ! i couldnt resist them.

Those that attend julys crop will be using the Toby range for a mini book! (yes i bought loads!) YUM! YUM!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

{ Wev'e been to Disney!}

Wow! wev'e just got back from Disney had a great time bit worn out though! We are now at the house in france, here are some pics of our fab time! Harry adored it all though he was afraid of the characters. Owen just was amazed here is a pic of him getting his autographs which was great fun! just look at his face.

We are just relaxing now before we go home. Darren just set up broadband and believe it or not the connection is faster out than that at home and we are in the middle of nowhere!

Happy scrappping! I sure have alot of pics to play with and i know i have some kits waiting on my doorstep when i get home.

One of which is the scrapagogo charity kit which can be seen here at all proceeds go to the charity The Neurofibromatosis Assocation (NFA). A very good excuse to buy a kit and the papers are amazing black, red and white (charitys colours) with a stamp too! (see image ubove for some of the fantastic designs by the design team ) All that and its only £12 .

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

{another little look at what he says}

Heres todays captions what he says! little angel!

Im gonna attempt my blog over to the new one where you can design more only im a little worried i might not know how to put it all back together, so please excuse me if you log on and its all over the place!

Second pic is of my hubbys new pond! It has taken about three weeks of hard graft, but you should have seen his face when i put the fish in yesterday he coulnt stop smiling! So our fish have a new home and i have what looks like a spacecraft landed in my garden!

Monday, May 28, 2007

{mays scrapagogo}

Heres mays scrapagogo to show you, The papers fab its from a company called upsy daisy designs, totally fun papers, yummy rusty pickle chipboard etc,Must say i enjoyed using some flowery bits and colours that arent strictly boy for a change! Cant wait to show you next months the kits a cracking one!

The first pic is of me, my mum and sister over a fave place in epping forest, The other layout I WANT CANDY is a dayout at southend.
Were off to euro disney on wednesday i cant wait!!! so excited im sure the kids are too HAHA!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

{What he says!}

Just thought i would show you all my recent mini book i made using a 7 gypsies album! i had snippets of paper lying about for ages with little trinkets of Owens wisdom on them! So i thought i would contain them in one book! It was inspired by cathy zieskes book on her son.

I used autumn leaves stamps for the circle embellishments and the record cards , scenic route paper from a recent scrapagogo kit, tim holtz paper and heidi swapp chipboard letters!

Ill try and show you a snippet of the book here and there!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

{ May crop}

Well here is my may kit at last!! took some time . its a maze book for fathers day, it hosts photos of my husband with the children. It says on the first page dads are for- and then throughout the book it says flying kites, leaning on, cuddles etc! loved doing it!

It takes 16 photos and has room for quotes too! Im going to get my little boy to write a little note to daddy in it too!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

{oh my god im so excited!}

Well lots of news!!!!WE will be hosting a charity raffle organised by Kelly Godwin for help in raising money for her sons school, they are a special needs nursery and primary school for children with autism and special needs and are in desperate need of a mini bus , they need to raise £15000 before they can apply for a grant .The tickets will be £5 for a strip but you will get each ticket put in to the kitty , so thats 5 whole chances!Th prizes are amazing!!!! Kelly was hosting a crop herself but unfortunatly had to cancel it, so she has been sourcing prizes for a while we are so lucky to host it!!There are prizes supplied by Kirsty Wiseman!Littlesilver hat, Scrapbook central,scrapping angels stampgalaxy and loads more infact im getting so excited im going to hyperventilate!!! All the sponsers are listed at kelly blog cool !!!!!To top that off we are having our very own shop!Pinnicle cards have kindly agreed to come and run a shop for the day!!Well im puffed out now! i will back later with the list i have of people going so far and some info on the pics you need for your kit!! see you soon

Monday, May 07, 2007

{Wow what a busy weekend }

Dont seem to have time for anything lately!
did manage some scrapping tonight i had a few bits to do, here is the other two of last months scrapagogos kits!
Its abit different the second one not my usual style i'm not normally in to swirls but i did enjoy them so i invested in some florish stamps from autumn leaves. Still not sure on my lo it feels a bit messy! but funnily most people have commented on that one more than the others!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

{scrapbook inspirations layout}

I was published this month in the scrapbook inspirations sketch challenge! heres my take on the sketch! Attitude!! i used urban lily paper, doodlebug brads, heidi swapp letters.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

{aprils scrapagogo kit}

I did four los this month for scrapagogo loved the paper! Here are the first two,take a look!

Next crop is 20th may cant wait , im making a maze book! full instructions will be on site soon! along with a sneek peek!

Monday, April 23, 2007

{Flag book instructions}

Well here it is the flag book we made at the kit, we had a fabulous day and everyone enjoyed making there book! the papers are gorge! and 56 PHOTOS is incredible, I found some instructions on line there are a few going about, i rewrote mine and have posted them here if any one wants a go at one!

Flag Flip Book – APRIL 2007
bone folder wet glue2 pieces 3-1/2" x 9-7/8" (9cm x 25cm) mat board 1 yard flat ribbon 3 Sheets 12 “ x 12” Cardstock
1. First cut the piece of cardstock you wish to use as the spine to 9-7/8” by 9-7/8” ( 25cm by 25cm) Determine the grain direction card spine by holding the paper on the edge. The grain direction can be found by the amount the paper dips down.
2. Fold the book spine in half, working with the grain. Flatten the fold with the bone folder.. Keep folding each fold in half again until you have eight mountain folds and seven valley folds flatten each fold with the bone folder. The width of each fold will be approximately 1/2 inch. It will look like a paper fan when complete.
3. Take first sheet of cardstock you are using for interior, cut this into four 3” x 12” strips, put one strip aside for later, and cut the remaining 3” strips into 2 3/8” (6cm) x 3” rectangles. You will have 15, put one aside, you will only need 14. Do the same for one other sheet of cardstock.
4. From your patterned paper cut two pieces 5” x 12”. Brush glue onto a mat board and position in the center of cover piece. Repeat with the second cover. Use scissors to trim each corner of the covers, leaving about 1/16 inch on each corner this will create a mitered corner.
5. Put glue on the outside edge strips of your folded paper and adhere to the inside of the matt board covers.
6. Use glue to attach ribbon to the inside of each cover.
7. Take four inside pages (two of each colour) stick first one to the top left hand side of the first fold, stick the second one just below the first one on the right hand side of the fold. Stick the third one below this, on the left hand side of the fold, stick the forth one below this on the right. Repeat for every fold, until you have 28 pages, this will make a two way fan shape.
8. With the remaining strips, cut them to 9 3/8” (24cm) long, and adhere to the inside front and back covers.
9. Add photos, decorate your book using quotes and words, inking edges as required. Glue flowers and diamantes to front using wet glue. Punch out any additional flowers.

Monday, April 02, 2007

{Crop update}

Well the kits looking good, those sassafrasslass papers are fab, you will be making a flag book with it i havent made it yet as i am still!!! waiting on a couple of bits (so frustrating)anyway you will need approx 28 to 56 photos!! yes it can take loads, 28 would be every other flap with a pic and plenty of space to fill as you please and 56 would be all of them. the photo sizes are 2 x3 inch portrait or landscape! The cost of this months kit is £4.50.
If you have a bone folder please bring it.
I have a great raffle prize this month, a sissex paddle punch starter kit, which is great as you can punch shapes anywhere on a page! comes with the hammer, cutting mat, replacement heads and 2 punches (star and heart) at a retail price of £18.99 not bad if you win it for a pound!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

[Aprils kit!!!]

Sneek peek!!!!Here it is lovely paper and this month we will be making a flag book!! Still waiting for ribbon to come somethings seem to take adges in the post! all i need is another idea for mays kit!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

{next crop the 14th of April}

Well the next crop is the 14th of April at langham crescent hall, 10 till 4,

Cant wait! the new kit is winging its way to me and when it arrives ill give you all a sneek peek! I have a great raffle prize a sissex paddle punch starter kit with hammer 2 tools and cutting mat!

Plus i couldnt resist some more pics of of baby Teddie!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

{ cute baby Teddie}

Here he is check out this adorable baby boy, he came to visit today and i gave him a photo shoot! hes 2 weeks old!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

{Marchs scrapagogo kit!}

Well here it is Marchs scrapagogo kit using Daisy ds paper!

The first one is of my little one and his dad! I made two cards to this month too, Thought i better start using those scraps to make cards and stop wasting my money on shop bought ones ! Thats my new resolution!

First crop!

Hi all The crop went really well, Great turn out and everyone completed there boxes!! Not that long now untill next months! Unfortunatly i wasnt too well and came home that day and spent the rest of the weekend in bed!

Much better now though!

Here is a pic of everyones boxes! Thanks for coming everyone! hope to see you next time!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

{sneek peek}

Here it is ! Sneek peek kits packed!
plus here is a copy of what my leaflets say , its aimed at beginners so they no what they are letting them selves in for ! Also its got somemore details

Cost of the mother’s day kit is £4, all instructions will be given. You will need between 8- 17 small photos (7cm square, these can be cropped)

Basic tool kit

Glue (acid free, pritt stick is fine)
Black journaling pen
Ink pad (brown or black)
Double sided tape

Don’t worry if you do not have the above there will be some equipment available to borrow. Small starter packs of adhesive can be purchased.

You can bring any craft items you have and any photos you wish to scrap as there will be a small selection of other kits available and the use of die cutting tools and stamps. If there is anything imparticular you need feel free to contact me, Donna on...
Please bring some lunch or there are local shops around the corner.

You are under no obligation to buy a kit. Kits are on a first come first served basis if you would like to reserve a place and a kit on the day a deposit of £5 can be taken.

please bring a mug!
Exploding box instuctions!!!!!

For the box you need: 3x 12x12 sheets of cardstock For the lid you need: 1x 12x12 sheet of cardstock (though this can be A4 )

We will start off measuring in inches and revert back to centimeters to make it more accurate so double check!

1. Firstly decide which colour you would like your lid to be and set this aside (you will want this a different colour to your ribbon and not the red as you wont see your hearts)

2. Decide on the colour for the outside bottom of your box and cut this to 10x10 inches,
Cut the next piece 9x9 inches.
And the last piece 8x8 inches.

3. Take your 10 inch piece and score 8.5cm in from each side to create a cross shape.

4. With the 9 inch sheet score 7.5cm in from each side.

5. With the 8 inch piece score 6.6cm in from each side

6. Cut out the corner square out from each sheet and round all of the corners. You should be left with a cross shape.

7. Cut the piece of cardstock set aside for your lid to 16.6 cm square. Score in 4cm from each side. You will have four small scored boxes on the corners; on each corner score these diagonally from the inner corner to the outside corner. Fold all of the score lines and fold the corners inwards and glue with wet glue. Secure this with a paper clip until dry.

8. Taking your smaller square fold all your score lines and cover the centre square with the paper of your choice, affix brad and flower.

9. Fold all of your score lines on the other sheets. Secure the three pieces of cardstock together on the middle square only using double sided sticky tape.

10. You can now decorate your box!
Tip if you cut all of your patterned paper to 3x3 inch squares they will fit nicely on the bigger squares and will only need a bit of trimming on the smaller squares. You will have plenty of cardstock left over to mount your photos and quotes. Punch out your hearts and arrange around your mothers day heart. Put the brad and flower on to the lid before you add the paper and the photo to the inside.
When you’ve finished you can make another one!

Monday, March 05, 2007

{Date confirmed 17th of march}

Well its confirmed the 17th of march!
Fingers crossed it all goes well, Just sorting out a kit probably somthing for mothers day, Exploding box may be! I know some people have done these but woulnt they make a lovely mothers day gift and im sure there are a few of you that havent tried one yet!
Well most get cracking ill update you again soon!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

{Billericay crop!}

Hi all hope you can join us for a new crop in billericay essex!Its a lovely hall and we are a really friendly bunch!The crop will be run once a month on a sat 10 till 4. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes will be provided.There will be an optional kit and raffle!This will cost 8 pounds to cover hall hire and refreshments.We are playing with a couple of dates for the first one in march so register your interest if you fancy coming!
Looking at the 31st of march but if we get alot of interest we could bring the first one forward to the 17th! so what are you waiting for come and say hello I would love to meet you!!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

{scrapagogo feb!}

Here they are two posts in one day! This scrapagogos design for febs bo bunny kit , love the papers they were great to work with!

I can see my style changing i need to loosen up a little and free myself a bit i like the clean look and feel pleased with them when i have done them , but i want to be more carefree and not worry about every photo! I mean i have got more photos and if i muck i can just do it again cant i?

{fabby half term}

Yes i know its a bit late but we had a fab time at our house in france , here is photo of me on a real submarine in cherbourg! It was amazing a little compact inside ,felt abit like bieng on a spaceship ( not that i know what that is like!! )

Friends of ours came out with us too which was nice as some times it can be too much doing nothing! We ate out a few times and tried a new restaurant round the corner owned by english people - The Holly Tree, It was a bit strange going to a restaurant thats english in france but it was nice and hopefully we will get to meet some nice people who live there!

I took loads of piccies here are a few more! (Owen being Moody)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Snow much fun

Here are some pics taken in the snow last week . Blogger didnt want to work last week! so here thay are!

What a wonderfull day , Owen wasnt much help with the snowman but Harry helped a little! however he wasnt too impressed when his gloves fell off! Owen couldnt wait to flatten the snowman again so destructive!

Just came back from france so i have more photos ill upload tomorrow bye for now!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

(Hello there!)

Well here i am again !Heres a few pics of the last few days one of Harry in the snow! Yes it did snow but not for long it lastest a few hours so i was out the door at 8 in the morning with wellies and hats for pictures! Harry was amazed at the snow and could have stayed out there all day, unfortunatley Owen had to go to school.
The second is of my littlen at the park (the best one of very many i took ) Try and get out as much as poss even in the cold they just love it!
This lo is one i did ages ago i used part of the scrapagogo kit cherry arte, forgot i had it, scanned it to show you! I have loads more lurking ill have to do some more!