Sunday, October 16, 2011

All Grown up

My new kits arrived from The Scrap Room and they are gorgeous as always.  I just loved the Jillibean Soup papers and was itching to play with them.  I decided to enter the Sketch Challenge on the Scrap Room blog, here is the sketch 

and here is my take on it

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


about the only thing I like about winter is that I get to craft......somehow those long, dark nights gives me an excuse to stay indoors and play with paper :)  This layout is made from one of my many kits that has been lerking on the shelf begging me to play with it.......Tammy from the the scrap room always picks such wonderful papers, and these are no different.

The photos are from my aussie adventure (prepare yourself for loads more), the beach was simply stunning and I so want to move to a country where its still warm enough to frolic in the sea long after the sun has gone down!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Black and white..........

sooooo need to change my blog layout......had the same one since 'pa fell off the bus' and me thinks its time for a re-vamp!!!  that said I will need to remember how I set it all up in the first place!!!  But at least I am back crafting......this is the layout I taught at the lovely Jess Enniscorthy workshop

I was scrapping my Beca's beloved teddy.....this wee Zebra has been her favourite teddy since she was a baby!  He is her constant companion and her comfort when she is sick or sad......its not often that he is abandoned but on this occasion she was learning to 'skate board' and he was left near by to watch.  I had to scrap him as he is a permanent fixture in our family :)

as he was black and white I opted for black and white theme with the papers, plus a little embossing on black cardstock for something a little different.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I can't believe that I haven't been blogging since February!!!!  Bold me......but then again I haven't been exactly crafting either!!!  For some reason life kept getting in the way.......hate that!!!  But am finally back in 'plays with paper' land and getting myself all inspired for the GBCE 

I have been admiring mini albums on the various blogs and forums and ordered a couple of kits for Crafty Queens and when they arrived in the post I was itching to get started.  The kits were jam packed with all manner of goodies from a canvas mini album to flowers, papers, masks and all manner of little trinkets!!!  I spent a week working on this first......and I am super-proud of the results.  The piccies are the few snaps I have of me and my sister as children......the problem with moving halfway around the planet is you have to leave so much behind......but these pictures remind me of love, laughter and........home


Thursday, February 24, 2011

So I love Basic Grey......they do the most awesome lines of papers and when my kit club offered the chance to join the 'Page of the Month' club, I was there like a bear with bells on!!!  I have been a member for a year and have NEVER been disappointed with a kit!!!
So when the January kit arrived, I fell on it with glee!!!  January's kit was the yummy Curio line and the kit included 2 sheets each of 7 patterned papers, not to mention element stickers, mini monograms, clips and other pieces as well as a layout guide!!!
so I dragged out the cutters and double-sided tape and scrapped these piccies of my son when he was a itty bitty baby!!  I used to put him in 'baby jail' aka his playpen so I could clean up and he would always pull himself up and lean over the side babbling away in baby speak!!
thanks for peeking

Saturday, February 12, 2011

 boy oh boy its been ages since I was blogging......but then its been ages since I was crafting for some reason!!!!  But I am back, and happy to be crafting!!!!!

The papers I picked are the gorgeous Fancy Pants Happy Together line that came as part of my January kit from The Scrap Room I decided I wanted to do something with circles so I used a doily that I got in the pound shop and then cut various sized circles to mount my photo on....added some punched flowers, topped with buttons and some scrappers floss and I was done!!!
Thanks for peeking!!!