Saturday, 13 October 2012

Friday, 12 October 2012

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


 Here I used the spellbinder snowflakes sets - I think I used  1 from each set...

Monday, 8 October 2012

Sunday, 7 October 2012


 I have never really liked poisettia's in the home...  but this year, for some odd reason, I just love the poisettia dies - can't get enough!  

Saturday, 6 October 2012

jingle bells

 I had to do a glitter one... I hadn't used any of my quickutz dies in what seems like forever, so I dug out my christmas folder, and oh.... couldn't resist this bell one.

Friday, 5 October 2012

oh christmas tree

I can't beleive I last posted in August!  I have been a little pre-occupied though.  Oldest daughter has gone off to university, and the summer was really difficult, trying to come to terms with the idea!

So, after my blue and white cards, I decided to do red and white....

This is my red and white period!!

Saturday, 18 August 2012


Whilst on holiday in Florida a couple of years ago, in our second week..... I discovered that all 25cent coins had a state on the back.....aaaagggghhhh I didn't know this, and it was too late to start looking for them all, soooo we got as many as we could find, which was about 17..........
THEN... my dear friend was going to Las Vegas for a holiday, and I asked if she would collect the rest for me - she said she had so much fun doing it.  She didn't know that each state had a coin either...


here they are!!!!
All in their little protective wrappers, I have now ordered the 50 states cricut cartridge, and can't wait to do a scrapbook just for them!
each state will have a coin - flag - state - tree - bird - flower
and anything else I can think of...yey!!!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

let it snow...

These were last years heirloom dies... but the snowfalkes are this years new release...
I cut out the snowflakes, and stuck on small bit to the top layer,(before sticking the whole thing together) cut around, then carried it down to the next layer, and cut around the last. It is a bit fiddly, but lovely when finished.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Monday, 13 August 2012

Friday, 10 August 2012

Blue on white

I just love white and blue on white for christmas....

I had a few images that I had coloured in last year, and when I found them again, I was going to bin them....then the thrift in me said no.... so I sat and had a play...

Monday, 6 August 2012

Where does the time go?

I really can't beleive that it has been 4 months since I was last here....
I will have to make up for it!!!

I wanted to make both the girls a little album each full of 'our family chrismtas' things - photographs of them from sitting on santa's knee to now!

I will include family traditions - recipies - favourite things... etc.  I want them to have a little christmas to take with them when they leave home...(eventually).  They are now 20 and 18 years of age....
It is very much a work in progress, I now have to decorate them.


 These are little Christmas books I am making for my daughters.


They are made from cereal boxes, envelopes and cards.

 I have used backing papers that are cutsie, but they will be covered with photographs.

 The spine is decorated with wired ribbon

Monday, 16 April 2012


 I am not brilliant at colouring in reds, but I thought I would give it another go... still not great, but I will not give up. The same can be said for my bow making... I am rubbish, but have now got a little bow maker thingy, with prongs, so it should  I have been waiting to use these little ladybirds on something, glad I kept them by.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Anyone for strawberries...

I had these quickcutz strawberries lying around for ages, they almost went into the bin, but then I thought 'no, I must have cut them out for something...Magnolia probably, but did them in a sizzix basket instead.

I must use some of my quickutz dies more often!


 This die is another one the new releases, it is just gorgeous....

Friday, 13 April 2012

Wedding on the beach..

Aren't they cute?  I just love these stamps, but then I love nearly all the magnolia stamps....
Did these in watercolour pencils.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

black and white

This was going to be my favourite all white... but when I started playing around with my new dies, black just jumped out. I really like these new memory box dies.

Monday, 9 April 2012

anniversary card..

This is an anniversary card I did, with magnolia frame and Tilda and Edwin wedding stamps.  They are just so cute.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

love these dies...

I love this new die from Spellbinders...
I saw this at the trade show, and did copy, changing the colours etc,

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

what a bad day...

Well, yesterday was one of the worse days I have had for a while.
If any of you have, or are suffereing with depression, you will know what I mean. I can feel myself sinking again.....
Thank goodness for my papers, I get them out and have a smell, and a sort, and then I put it away
I think it its time to get my copics and promarkers out again, and try to do something.

another butterfly...

These are some of the new nesties I treated myself to this month... oh I wish I had them all.....
used purple bazzill for backing, lighter bazzill for die cutouts and some backing papers from an old stash.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

butterly magic

This butterfly was cut out from the spellbinder grand butterfly set - the butterflies are small enough to go through a big shot... I haven't used glitter since christmas - missed it!