Monday, 31 January 2011

'Support the Cause' Challenge

My kids went to bed early, so I had the chance to finish my project for the Fantabulous cricut  , which is to make a project to support a cause close to your heart. I have done a monkey themed card for Monkey World in Dorset. We have gone there every year for the last couple of years, and we think the work they do there is so amazing to help apes around the world. We love it there, it's a lovely place to go as a family, and we always have a great day together.


Card- Papermill
Patterned Paper-Cosmo Cricket
Sizzix Embossing board
Create a critter cartridge
Stamp-Honey & Hugs, Papermania

Friday, 28 January 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

The challenge ove r at fantabulous cricutis to create a project using a cartridge you haven't used in the last 6 months. When I got my Cricut, in the bundle was Cricut Sampler, I have hardly used it, I'm not sure I have ever used it on a project! But when I was look through the book there were some cute things, I had a few ideas, so I might be using it more now!

Here is my card-

I cut out the family image, but cut off the little boy and just had the couple. 


Cardstock- Papermill
Pattern paper- Doodlebug
Punch- Fiskers
Ribbon- Hobbycraft
Stamp- Docraft 

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Artist at work


I have been trying to catch up with my 50day challenge, I have done 20 LOs now, but we are more than half way through...this one is again of my boy from a couple of years ago. I would set up things for him to do, and he would do if for a few seconds then be done with it. As soon as the water got dirty he would have had enough of painting. At least I got some cute photos along the way! 

I used up loads of the scraps I had of this paper pack


Paper- K&Co
Ribbons/Fibers- Hobbycraft, Basic Grey
Letters- Making Memories, Dymo 
Buttons-Papermania, American Craft
Phrase-Making Memories

The second half of last year, I did hardly any scrapbooking, and this is why I set my challenge. I used to love it, but caught up making cards for people and other projects. But not I have started up I am loving it again. I have also been thinking about what my next challenge/project will be...

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Something YUMMY!!

Over at My Pink Stamper the challenge is to create something Super Yummy, and what is more yummy than an ice-cream?? Two ice-creams, of course...

Cardstock- Papermill Shop
Patterned paper- Colorbox
Ribbon- Smirk
Stamp- Inkadinkado
Cricut Cartridge- Doodlecharms
Glitter- Papermania

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


I have loved looking at everyone's blogs and desks on a Wednesday, and never been able to do it because I haven't had a blog, but now I do... thank you Husband, dear! 

So, this is what my desk looks like today...

Here is a close up of the card


Cardstock- Papermill Shop
Patterned Paper- Honey & Hugs, Docraft
Topper- Woodland Folk, Docraft
Embossing folder- Docraft
Ribbon-American Craft

If you want to join in WOYWW click Here

Roly Poly Pudding

I have been busy today, I have been sorting out my kids craft supplies, they were in about 4 different places, now they are all together and easy to get to. Hopefully it will keep them out of my stuff...probably not though!

The page I have been working on this afternoon is of my boy when he was about a year old. He has a pop up tunnel that he loved being rolled in- still does now I think about it!


Patterend paper and Letters- Making memories
Buttons- Papermania
not sure about the tickets, I got them on the internet.

I also have a card I would like to share. I used a Sunbeam Stamp for the message. Sunbeam Stamps have loads of lovely LDS themed rubber stamps, I love them!! Click Here to go the website and have a look!


Cardstock- Papermill
Patterned paper- My Minds Eye
Punch- X cut
Stamp- Sunbeam stamps
Button and embroidery thread

Monday, 24 January 2011

Birthday Challenge

This card is for a challenge on My Pink Stamper, click Here to have a look...  


Cardstock-Papermill Shop
Patterned paper-Doodlebug
Embossing folder- Papermania
Cricut Cartridge- Create a Critter
Not sure about the ribbon.

I made a little mistake yesterday, the layout was no 17, so here is no 18. I have decided to do an album of my son, I had lots of photos printed of him ages ago, and I want work through them. 

Cardstock-not sure, it was just in the box!!
Patterned Paper- Doodlebug
Tag- K&Co
Punch- Fiskers
Cricut cartridges- Hannah Montana, Winter Woodland
Ribbon- Dovecraft
Embellishments- We r Memory Keepers
Glitter glue- Papermania 

Sunday, 23 January 2011

50 LO in 50 days

I saw this idea on another blog. You have to do 50 pages within 50 days, you can do more on one day, and then have a break, you don't have to do one every day. I started this in the new year, and since then people have been telling to start a blog on my progress. Finally, my husband just set up the blog and told me to carry on with it!! So here we go...

This layout is number 16 of my 50. It is a picture of my boy from the summer of 2008. 

Cardstock-Papermania, Papermill
Patterned paper-Colorbox
Buttons-Papermania, American Crafts
Letter-Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge
Glitter Glue-Papermania
Paper ribbon  

Hope you like it...

Friday, 21 January 2011

Welcome to my blog!

My first post! How exciting! Stay tuned for some of my recent projects!