Saturday, 29 November 2014

I got a new hat....

So I put it on Nathan 'cause he's a cutie pie....
And took his photo...
And made a scrapbook page....
Any excuse to use my new ornate frame and life made simple dies and spray ink...!
I used a sizzix die cut as a stencil with my spray ink instead of just sticking the die cut to the page...  think it looks really cool!

Xcut Ornate Frames, oval des
Sizzix Life Made Simple Forever & A Day die
My Mind's Eye papers/embellishments
First Edition Man Made papers
Papermania Happy Days die cut
Papermania All Aboard Tape
Papermania charms/buttons/gems

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Earlier in the month, I bought some sparklers and Nathan and I played around with shapes and took some photos using a slow shutter speed. It was so much fun, and today I finally got around to making a scrapbook page using my favourite shots.

DCWV Gilded paper
My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio II chipboard
Black ribbon
Xcut snowflake dies (they make for great fireworks!)
Teresa Collins Stories letters
Adhesive gems

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Made some glittery baubles...

We found a pack of 3 polystyrene balls in the Christmas drawer. We did not know why we had them. 
So we bought some gold spray paint and some glitter.
The gold spray paint did not work...
So I spent my morning covered in glitter and glue... and ended up with three gorgeous baubles!

....also, my leggings are all sparkly now. Bonus! 

All my Christmas cards are DONE.

 I really enjoyed making these. Hunkydory toppers are my new favourite.

Was very disappointed last weekend...

I was so fed up (the weather was bad and I didn't have anything to occupy myself with) so I braved the rain and went up to The Range... to find they didn't have the new docrafts products in. Well, they did, but not the chalkboard and bare basics stuff that I wanted. Then I went to Smiths and they didn't have the new Scrapbook magazine in. So I went home empty handed.... Sad crafter.

But then on Monday I went back and got the magazine.
And I found wood veneers and kaisercraft die cut packs really cheap on Amazon from America... so they should come shortly...
And I ordered some spritzing ink too...
And I won a bid on the new xcut ornate oval frames on ebay... half RRP...
And I found some gorgeous scrapbook supplies in TKMaxx.

So by the end of the week, I was a happy crafter...

Friday, 7 November 2014

More Christmas card making!

This is my favourite so far! 

Feeling autumnal....

Hi everyone!
Stayed home today, apparently some bright spark thought it 'cool' to drop a generator onto the railway line so all trains to Sheffield were cancelled and there is no other way of getting there in an hour....
I am contemplating popping into town to pick up the new issue of Scrapbook magazine (but will they have it in stock?) and maybe up to The Range (but will they have the new docrafts products in stock?). Also I've no one to go with and I'm always paranoid when I'm alone.. wah.
Anyway, I did a spot of scrapbooking earlier this week....
This first page is inspired by autumn, spied these mushrooms on the way back from the supermarket the other day... Experimented more with layering on this, too. 
Mambo paper (orange)
First Edition man made paper (Orange & green stripes)
Studio Calico paper (green with diamonds) and wooden topper
Papermania birdsong letters
K&Co Flora & Fauna borders/toppers
Grace Taylor toppers
Papermania All Aboard calendar and tape

I also drew the mushrooms.... someone on the internet said this is the best mushroom drawing they'd ever seen! 

 And then one misty morning the hanging basket tree was covered with spider webs.... the same week that Nathan and I made Halloween cake pops...  So here's a spooky page... may have gone overboard with sequins....