Monday, 31 January 2011

True Friendship

The weekly challenge over on UKs had a long list of things we could chose from to add to our page and you had to use 4.  My four were:- doodling, use one stamp, hidden journalling and ribbon but not in a bow.  There was also a sketch to use and the theme of friends.

This picture was taken in Novemeber when I met up with Laura and Maria (my Bijoux Belle teamies) in London.  We had a lovely day together.

Funny boy

Another challenge on CCW, again using a sketch with the addition of flowers somewhere on the page.  My paper is quite flowery anyway, but I have added a paper rose.
My stint as  a guest designer with Creative Craftworld starts next week, so I'm going to clear my desk and get ready...

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Birthday card for Chris's Mum

I had to make a quick card last night for MIL's birthday today.  I did start one a couple of weeks ago but I have tidied up and don't know where it's gone:(  Never mind, when I do find it, I'll be able to use it for someone else.

Cute and Cuddly card challenge on CCW

There is a new challenge over on Creative Craft World to come up with a cute and cuddly card so I have made this one using one of my favourtie dog stamps.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

CCW Scrap Map Saturday 22-28 Jan

This week there was another sketch using the design from a Best Western Hotel Brochure and this is what I have come up with - a page depicting Holly's first ever riding experience which was a 21st birthday present from her friend Steph.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Holly at 21

My page is a scrap lift of a fabulous layout by funky fairy. 

Gingerbread House

Not a very good photo but this house caused me no end of grief and I'm glad it's over and done with and at the time of writing this, almost eaten!  Holly loved it though, so that was the main thing.

Holly's 21st Birthday card

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Jen's Birthday card

Jen is a lovely new member of the Bijoux Belles and it was her birthday yesterday and this is the card I sent her.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

UKs Jan week 3 challenge and CCW sketch challenge

I've combined two challenges in one here.  There is a sketch over on Creative Craft World and you have to scrap a celebration so I think a new baby would be classed as a celebration!  On UKs, we have to use a sketch of our own choice, use old pps and alter them in some way so I have made lollipop flowers out of scraps.  Use ribbon, the treasured moments sentiment at the bottom right of the picture is ribbon and use a piece of chipboard.  I found a circle of chipboard with a Christmas decoration on it and have covered it with the baby sticker, so all elements covered.

Saturday, 15 January 2011


I am lucky to have this photo.  It was saved onto my external hard drive and the original deleted off my pc.  The ehd packed up so all my precious photos were gone.  I tried various people who specialise in recovering data but they couldn't help.  Anyway to cut a long story short, Holly plugged in the ehd to my laptop and it  opened and she managed to save 2 folders of photos  She has tried since but hasn't managed to get the ehd working again.

Monday, 10 January 2011

UKs week 2 weekly challenge

This week we had to use at least 3 patterned papers, some neglected die cuts, (the large snowflake) which I found when cleaning my craftroom the other day, some scraps off our work desk - I had some other snowflakes lying around from making my Christmas cards and finally use an old or forgotten ink pad.  I bought about 30 ink pads about 10 years ago from QVC and I used a blue one to colour the snowflake.

UKs weekly challenge and CCW sketch challenge

The UKs challenge was to use new stash, time or a clock and creative writing.  The fabric with the dresses on is new, so is the clock and keys which I triple embossed using black and silver powders.  I  used the sketch from Creative Craft World blog  so thanks to Sue for that. 

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Woo hoo!!

My New Years resolution page won over on the CCW challenge!  I get to spend £5 in their shop:)  Guess who's a happy bunny?

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Creative Craftworld Challenge - Scrap your New Years Resolutions

I have quite a few unfinished projects lying around my craft room gathering dust and it is my aim this year to finish anything that is outstanding and make sure that anything I do undertake in the coming months is completed staright away.  With this in mind the challenge on CCW was perfect.   I used the sketch that Sue, a DT member kindly provided for those who like a sketch and I am certainly a sketch girl!!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

First layout of 2011

This is Kaitlyn Isabella who was born on 14 December.  She is my nephew's first child and our great niece?