Monday, 21 February 2011


I got the job by the way! x

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Normally I like butterflies.....

Not today though! Have an interview this afternoon and my fluttery friends have me running for the loo!! LOL. I'm not sure that bacon and eggs were a good idea this morning, but I need my brain food!
Anyway, to distract myself I have used a bit more of my Studio Calico kit.

(Not sure what happened to this pic in editing, ignore the line to the right.)
This layout is pretty much a scrap lift from an SC designer called
her work is fabulous and I couldn't resist trying this one.

I used lots of the rhinestones from the kit even though its a masculine layout.
I did lots of faux stitching and a little journaling.

I love the clouds stamps from the kit, I even heat embossed one.
was relieved to have enough letters to make the title!

the heat embossed cloud, cute huh?
after I took these photo's I added glossy accents to the rainbow title.

This is my own creation, I know, I didn't lift or sketch for once!!
I used leftovers and some embellies from another kit.

Cuu hoo hooot! I love the Sassafras alpha stamp.

Well I hope you like, see you later, gulp! C x

Monday, 14 February 2011

Scrappy update...

Was very excited on Friday to receive my first Studio Calico kit! Woop woop! I have pictures on my phone, but I can't find the cable. Anyway it's delicious! Loads of paper and card, some yummy pearl buttons, 2 cute cloud stamps, a packet of thickers, some scrummy ribbon....etc....
anyway, I have done one layout so far, many more to come. Am determined to use everything up before the next one arrives.
This layout is based on a sketch by Shimelle.
Here it is....

This picture is of me and my nephew Max, playing catch from his parents bedroom window. He looks so cute in his jammies. The journaling tells of how I still find it difficult to see him standing, when he has been confined to his wheel chair for over a year now.

These were Basic grey and AC papers from the SC kit. I love the pointing finger stamp, also by AC, it's a good masculine stamp to have. I also added a few goodies onto my order, including a new AC D-ring album, extra Kraft card stock and a slick writer pen, which is brilliant for writing on photo's, I aim to use this on my next layout.
Well I should be practising spreadsheets for my interview tomorrow, not enjoying myself, see you later. C xx

This is my second post today, keeeeeep scrollling!!

Sunday roast...

A few weeks ago my parents went to the local Carvery company with my brother and sil and were so disappointed with the service, that they decided they could do it better!! So yesterday the whole family went to my brothers house armed with turkey, pork, gammon, potatoes, swede, sweet potatoes etc... and it was yummy!

This is the new conservatory set, bought into the main room, so we could be all together.

and the main table, well there were 17 of us!!

All having a good time.

We even had Champagne!!

I cleared my plate!

We followed the meal with home made McFlurrys, very nice.

Can't wait to do it again guys!!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Postman's knock...

Am postie stalking today, as I'm sure many of my fellow stash hoarders are too. Have a lovely parcel on it's way from Papertrey ink and am growing very impatient, especially as I know it's been in the country since Thursday!! Still, am not looking forward to paying customs! Whilst I have been waiting I've been scrapping my little heart out, but the photo's are on the other computer, so I'll post them later. I've also been working on some Valentines cards that I will sell.

Using the lush Baja breeze card and ink from SU! and the heart stamp. The border pattern is Mod Squad, the butterfly is from the signature series, and the frame stamp is from the anniversary set, all by PTI.

Was sad making this card :( I used the last of my Ocean tide PTI ribbon, sniff! There will be people who think it sacrilegious to rip pages from old classics, but Tess of the Durbervilles has some great lines in it, this card says 'pooh' on it somewhere, see if you can spot it!

Cherry cobbler, yum!!

I took this idea from Dawn McVey's blog, and made it my own.

I've made this card for my nephew to give to his bestie, Lucy.
My Sil didn't think it appropriate for a 10 year to declare undying love,
but all the cards you can buy do just that.
I thought this sentiment was more appropriate and it just says 'Love ya' inside.

Have a good one. C x