Monday, 26 April 2010

A beautiful day….

Another layout for my Book Of Me, this one has been held back as it was created using SBK’s Beautiful Day kit which is now available.

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This is me when I was three, off on a country walk, jam sandwich in hand and grazed knee on display.  It serves a reminder that kids used to, shock gasp horror – play outside!  Nooooo…. yeah.  You remember it too! LOL.


The websters pages journaling cards made great butterflies but I think i am in danger of having a butterfly obsession.  I even have a butterfly notepad from Paperchase on my desk now  *shakes head* 


There are more details and a how to on the SBK site if you want to have a crack at the LO.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

All sewn up….

As I’ve embarked on two new projects,  a Book of Me and A Week In The Life, I’ve been waiting to afford a couple of new albums especially for them.  Having ordered them last night I was gobsmacked to have them turn up this afternoon.

I’ve gone with my 12x12 American Crafts for both project as I have loads (numbering over 100) of AC page protectors of various sizes. 

Firstly this one for my BoM….

And a Leaf coloured corduroy album for A Week In The Life, which I have now decorated……

AWITL Album detail

I love the Maya Road chipboard and couldn’t resist using it.  I’ve used the April scrapagogo kit with some Adornit stickers and JBS bingo card. 

Got to dash now but thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Five Folksy Favourites…

With the weather turning decidedly dull here in East Yorkshire this morning it just feels like a day to snuggle up, drink tea and go online shopping.  As I’m doing that I thought I’d share with you five Folksy favourites.

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Merino wool from  Babylonglegs.

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Butterfly pot with spoon from Julia Smith Ceramics

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Little purple ninja from Lilley’s, because he made me smile.

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Wouldn’t this chair, from Free Range Designs, make story telling in the garden a little special.

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A glass bowl from KJDesigns.  I just love this.

That’s it from me for now.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Que sera sera…..


It’s that time of the month again.  It comes round so quickly…..


This months CJ is “Lyrics”.  Most people I would imagine have songs that mean something to them, but I’m not one of those people so I had to really think about this one.  There are songs from various points in my life that define my life at the time but no one song jumps out.  I didn’t think that there was a song that had lyrics that would mean anything special to me.  I sat chatting to Chris about what I should use and we always end up telling each other that we don’t even have an “our tune”.

Then it struck me.  We had a civil wedding ceremony and had loads of fun choosing the music for it.  Most of our choices came form the “Music to watch by girls go by” CD’s. If you don’t have them, imagine Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield and you get the idea.

Obviously I got there in the end, and it was with Que Sera Sera.  The song that Chris & I chose to leave our wedding ceremony to.  After all the futures not ours to see, que sera sera…… 

Friday, 9 April 2010

FB Status….

I don’t  know about you but Facebook has kinda crept up on me, meaning that over the last six months the days have become shorter as a result. Know that feeling? LOL.

I decided, it has to be said after a mooch around Effer Dares, to create a page to record it for my Book of Me.  And this is the result.  I thought the madness of Sassafras suited it really well.  Unusually for me I have printed out my journaling for this one with status updates copied directly, with the time stamp, from FB.


The journaling  on the right reads -

“ Facebook has crept up on me. Its responsible for too many lost hours.  Hours for one, I could have been scrapping.  We could have a tidy house.  We could have a fully stocked cupboard.

No longer content with playing FarmVille, there is PetVille, Mafia Wars and Vampire Wars. …and I even do status updates.”


Thanks for stopping by!  (I’m off for my lunch now – and not facebook! LOL)

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Swap places…?

I know I would.  With a belly full of her favourite food, a nice snooze catching some rays…oh what I would do to have swapped places this afternoon.  Ok, so maybe I wouldn’t have wanted the fish, or the audience, but you get my point. 


This is one of the rescued seal pups at Scarborough Sea Life Centre where we visited this afternoon.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Money diversions…..

I had my name down on the list to attend GoGo Getaway in March 2011.  I know that that sounds a long way off, but in GoGo terms it isn’t.  Last week however I changed my mind and gave up my place, which has now gone to the fabulous Yvonne who is in my current circle journal.  So, funds are being diverted to other things now which I am really excited about.

If you are a regular on my blog, you’ll know that I have a love for jewellery and have recently gone back to making some again.  It’s only been simple beaded items, but I want to expand on that.    And here is the first element of extending that to making my own silver jewellery! 


I wanted some chunky beads to go with some some beautiful lampwork beads I have yet to do anything with.  I have searched lots of bead suppliers trying to find something that is “just right” but so far have drawn a blank, which  led me to making my own.  These two are my first attempt.  Lets call them an experiment…LOL.  I certainly need more practice and now have a place booked on a course to help me with realising this goal.   The course isn’t until next month but if it goes OK I’ll share my creations from it with you.

More money diversion goes to Art from the Heart.  After attending a Fabby Dabby Weekend in January, which led to me having a stab at making my own art journal, I’ve booked on to one of Dyan’s Beginners Art Journal weekends in July.  I am soooo excited about that I can’t tell you just how much, I simply don’t have the words. 

Right, after all that waffle I’m off to read some mags, get a hot drink and ignore the housework.  I have the lurgy starting again.  At this rate 2010 is my Year of the Cold. Sheesh.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Don't tell anyone….

but I've been sneaking in some crafty time and some crafty shopping! There are a bucket load of goodies winging their way to me, breaking my stash diet, but ho-hum, I'm sure I'll get over it. Oh look, I'm over it...LOL.

So, what have I treated myself to.... firstly some Maya Road chipboard goodies.

Birds with cages. I first used some of these at GoGoGetaway last October and loved them. I just think Maya Road chipboard is fabulous and no craft drawer/box/wardrobe should be without some. But hey, that’s just me.


And some mini houses......



...and last but not least a keychain set. I saw a version of this recently although I forget where and loved it. I feel a photo shoot with the kids coming for this one. If it stops raining that is!


Then there is just a little bit of October Afternoon. Fly A Kite and Thrift Shop. Greedy I know, but I just love the muted tones that OA papers come in. I find them so useable, that is after a lot of stroking and ooohhing and ahhhing. We really are an odd bunch aren't we?!


Enough of my stash shopping for now so I'll end with a very sneak peek of a new layout I've been working on for an upcoming kit from SBK. So sneaky even Erica and Szilvia haven't seen it yet, but I couldn't resist.


Have a Happy Easter whatever you're up to and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Fancy winning £50 of stash...?

The Scrapbook Kit Club are running a competition with a fabulous prize. What do you have to do? Easy, create a layout, mini book or a card using any of the Paperfellow printables and upload it to the gallery by the 2nd May 2010!
A set of Cherry Blossom designs is currently free to download here
And here's the prize!

Free downloads and a chance to win all that yummy stash.....what are you still doing here?!