Wednesday, 28 August 2013


WOYWW???? Not much.......I have had a massive clear up since finishing the album ready for some Geli Plate crafting and a couple of birthday cards I must do.......

anyway off to look at Julia's stampinground to see much more interesting offers!! 

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The Album

Hi folks,

Yippee........yes, you guessed it the Wedding Album is complete, I am so grateful to my good friend Jackie (check her out at, Jackie is a keen scrap booker, her work is beautiful and often published. As a card maker I resisted the world of scrapping until Jackie presented me with an empty wedding album and encouraged me to use my wedding snaps to make the album for my sister. So this has been my first attempt and I have enjoyed the process - over time I have been less worried about the perfect picture or perfect page and learnt to enjoy telling the story and remembering the events of the lead up to the day as well as the day, if I had my time again I would do some pages differently but the learning curve has been phenomenal and if you are thinking about doing an album I would recommend you have a go and not be afraid of the 12 x 12 page!

My sister and brother in law celebrate their 10th Wedding Anniversary in September (No ...I haven't taken 10 years to do 1 album but it has felt like that at times)

I have had several comments asking to see if finished article - so here it finally is........

 I covered up the RSVP address here before photographing

My nephew has been interested and excited about this album, he wanted the final page to say ...."and then .......along came the prince" I have adapted that slightly and managed to find a Christmas picture for each year since his arrival

Wednesday, 21 August 2013


Wednesday comes around so quickly but thanks to Julia at Stamping-Ground it's a good opportunity to see what everyone has been up to, if you don't know who I mean then check out

Firstly thank you so much to all who left very encouraging and complimentary comments about my canvas - I had a thank you card from my friend yesterday and you were all correct - she absolutely loved it and I am so pleased you all gave me the confidence to give it to her.

Anyway, onto this weeks messy desk - ...........

We have here one of the final pages of my sisters wedding album, many months in the making I have just 2 pages left to complete. You may also spy my newly acquired stash from Stamperama a couple of weeks ago (been too busy to play or tidy away), lovely new stamps from Indigo Blu, new stencils for the Geli plate from Barbara Gray and a lovely Cath Kidston Antistatic bag which my good friend Jackie bought for me.

Work has been too busy lately so crafting time has been scarce but 3 day weekend coming up so watch this space!!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit Julia

Thursday, 8 August 2013

What lies beyond ....

I've just been scrolling through a few photos and found these two

It was one of those super hot days a couple of weeks ago and yes you guessed it.......the North Sea is just beyond, it's amazing the things that grow in harsh conditions and I felt inspired to capture nature as I am sure there is a card/scrapbook page/tag or something that will come along soon

Wednesday, 7 August 2013


There has been mad clear up of everything from my dining room table to the craft room as I had a friend calling for coffee this morning and would have been ashamed for him to see my creative mess - so it all got thrown into the craft room with the door firmly closed on the chaos.

Clearing up this evening,.....maybe....possibly......

What have I been doing lately? I attended a workshop with Jo Firth Young (JOFY) if you don't have any of her stamps then check them out - I have been inspired to make a picture for a friends birthday

I realise I still have some way to go in my painting technique and as is so often the case I am filled with self doubt about whether it's good enough to give to someone, but she is a fellow crafter and I know will appreciate the effort even if it's not perfect.