Thursday, 29 March 2012

Not a button or felt flower in sight!

A birthday card for my nephew who will be 30 in a few weeks.  This isn't from me but I've made it for my SIL to give to her son.  Mine, I'm afraid will be last minute:(

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Always great fun in our garden

I was given these papers in a kit by my lovely friend Sue.  She made a kit for each one of us who attended our recent retreat and it contained lovely papers, cardstock, ribbons, buttons, flowers and wire.  I did intend to use it while we were away but I'm such a slow scrapper, I never got around to it so I thought I'd use it now for this picture of Adam and Holly.
Chris was always making things out of what most people might describe as "tut" but the children always loved his creations.

Some of my felt flowers have been used as well as some buttons.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Picnic in the Park

I found this photo when I was sorting through my pics for the retreat.  I intended to scrap it then but because I was soooooo slow, I didn't get around to it but it's proved perfect for this weeks challenge on UKs, which is to use spring colours, food and and fabric.

The flowers will be in my Etsy shop at some point soon:)

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Word of the day? Wonderous

My lovely friend Jen used the word wonderous to describe a turquoise laptop and wonderous is how I would describe these buttons too!  I so love this fabric and have coveted it for ages and now it's mine:)
These cuties will be in my shop later!

Fireman's Lift

Holly, Steph, Becky and Amy went to Twickenham to watch the England ladies rugby match and Steph took this photo of Holly and Becky messing about with Holly giving Becky a fireman's lift!  I used this page for the weekly challenge on UKs and it took me out of my comfort zone a bit.  The challenge was to use 3 photos, misting or painting and the uncomfortable bit was the doodling - but not just faux stitching or a few dots but proper doodling.  I decided I'd have a go at doing the title and this is the result.  I cut the letters out and raised them on foam pads.

This close up shows some of my felt buttons which I will be putting in my shop soon.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

A girly week away

My poor blog is getting more and more neglected!  I have been away on a retreat with 5 of the Bijoux Belles - this is our third time and I'm about to book next years because we always have such fun.  The idea is to get lots and lots of scrapping done but I am one of the least productive because I faff and easily get distracted!  I'll show you the first three pages I made.

I made the red buttons and similar ones can be found in my Etsy shop.

Holly had a Murder Mystery dinner party for her 17th birthday and this was her with her hair up and make up all done looking very grown up.

This photo of Holly has been hanging around on my desk for ages.  It's not a very clear picture but I love it, she just looks so happy.  She seems to think Adam took it when they were messing about at home.   I made the felt flowers and again, a variation of these can be found over in my Etsy shop.

My final page for the moment is the one I did for the monthly challenge over on UKs and the theme was JOY.  Again this is another picture I'd printed off at some point and not done anything with is so as it was taken on our 24th wedding anniversary I thought it seemed appropriate:)

If you click on the layouts it makes them bigger and I've just noticed that I have the wrong date on the last one, it should be 2010 lol!  Easily sorted without too much hassle thank goodness.

Saturday, 3 March 2012


This months scrap map over on CCW proved to be quite difficult for me but I got there in the end.
This is my interpretation of it.  I used papers from the March kit which is now available on

I made this card and layout from the kit too and I have enough left to make several other projects.