Friday, 26 November 2010

This week I haven't really had a lot of time to scrap but I have nearly finished my Halloween album. I am continuing to use up lots of my old scraps and have also been looking at previous layouts I have done using scraps and old bits and bobs.

Here area few:

On this layout I used some old ric rak, rub-ons and chipboard buttons, but they all matched the layout I was creating.

My old scraps on this layout were the paper, bling crown and the sentiment sticker.

I'm having fun digging through my stash and sticking it down, it feels very satisfying to use up old bits and pieces and I would urge you to give it a go.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Saturday, 20 November 2010

A little bit of heaven!

Heaven is the sound of your husband giving the kids a bath whilst you scrap! Will post photos soon.

Jo X

Friday, 19 November 2010

Notes Mini Album.

As promised here are the photos of the mini-album I did the other day.

I have lots of little notes from my kids and wanted to keep them safe and scrap them at the same time. I found that a mini-album was the best way to do this. I used a Scenic Route album which I covered in Basic Grey Obscure papers and just stuck in the notes and then added on a few embellishments. I didn't want to over complicate matters so I didn't give much thought to pattern, matching papers and embellishments etc. I just pulled out a few sheets of paper stuck them down and added in the notes. It only took me about 2 hours and I've been thinking about how I was going to do this for months - NOTE: Don't sweat it - just do it!

I used Hambly rub-ons, Scenic Route and Love Elsie rub-ons.

I still have lots of papers etc. from when I had the shop (Scrappy Do's) so if you want any of these papers I still have lots to sell, at a discount of course, just send me an e-mail at if you're interested in any papers, I have lots of BasicGrey, Love Elsie, Scenic Route and some Autumn Leaves and 7 gypsies as well as lots of Love Elsie embellies and stamps.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


I've been doing a bit of scrapping today trying to chill out a bit after a busy few days. I've created a lovely mini-album of notes and letters my daughter has given me over the past year. I will have to post photos tomorrow as the light here is virtually non-existent at the moment.

One of my guilty pleasures on these long and dark winter nights is to watch 'I'm a celebrity get me out of here!' whilst it is on I usually have the computer on my knee and sort out my photos or do a bit of digi scrapping. I have had Adobe Photoshop Elements for about a year now and am quite comfortable creating layers and re-colouring the layers, but that's as far as it goes. I had a go at a full layout the other night with a free kit which I downloaded after a google search and here it is:

I'm quite pleased with the result and need to get it printed now. Where does anyone else get theirs printed - any recommendations?

Don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Friday, 12 November 2010

My December Album and Transparencies

A scrapbooking friend from USA and I have a monthly challenge and for October it was to create a winter layout. I pullled out this photo of my daughter and printed the photo off large as I wanted it to be the focal point of the layout. I layered an Ali Edwards statement on top in Photoshop before printing. I used Bazzill Cardstock and Fancy Pants paper with some Making Memories glitter stars and some Pebbles Inc. pearls. Although it is very simple it is one of my favourite recent layouts.

Below are photos of the transparencies I have made and you can download them from the link I posted yesterday.

We have some lovely pink snowmen.

A green 'Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer'.

Same again but in red.

Some numbers.

This final one is the names of the reindeer printed in a lovely shade of green.

With so many colours of transparency to choose from I will be able to mix and match to the days photos.

Here is a look at the cover of my December Daily Album for 2010. I added the date on the side with American Craft felt letters and made the corners more tough by hammering on some Tim Holtz book corners.

Let me know what you think.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

More Transparencies to download

Today I've been working on finishing my December Daily Album and have designed some more transparencies to use between my pages. Some are Word documents and some are PDF's.

Here is the link to have a look at them and download them if you wish to.

Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Halloween Layout

I've been having a bit of a play this morning with the Halloween photos. Here is the layout that is the result and I'm really pleased with it.

I used American Crafts cardstock, Bazzill 'Just the Edge' Halloween title and cat trim, a spider which began life as an earring, the paper is 7gypsies, Collage Press and Cosmo Cricket, journaling note is by Making Memories, fabric tab is by Scrapworks and the chipboard in the centre of the flower is by Scenic Route.

The layout came together quite easily once I had got going with it and I'm now inspired to finish scrapping my Halloween photos, maybe in a mini album.

Let me know what you think.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Halloween Pictures

Well, we had great fun yesterday preparing the party tea, getting on costumes, getting loot bags and knocking on doors trick or treating. We made a lovely carrot cake which we decorated with write on icing and a 'real' plastic spider and some yummy rice crispy cakes decorated with spooky stickers which the kids made.

Here are a few photos.

The recipe from Cranks Recipe Book.

The mixture.

"The flour just jumped out of the bowl!"

The cake.

The food.

One of my little devils.

The pumpkin.