22 December 2010

oh Christmas tree!

Had some fun taking photos of our tree last night and getting those lights out of focus, this is my favourite.

17 December 2010

sketch challenge

This week at ECP it is a sketch challenge, any theme! Here's the sketch, which I love! simple and elegant.

Here is my layout! It's an 8.5 x 11" layout and it's all digi! I was really pleased with how it came out.

Hop on over and give it a go here!

06 December 2010

christmas countdown

Here's a little project I did for ECP this week, it's a christmas countdown where you update the number of days to go, but writing on a small piece of acetate! Easy peasy!

30 November 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

WOW! First of December tomorrow, lots of things to post about and photos to add. We are in the middle of some freezing weather, with a sprinkling of snow in the South here. I hope to start my JYC tomorrow and also following Ali Edwards December Daily too! Keeping it simple, as I have never completed the whole thing! Story of my life.

17 November 2010

Quick Cards

This is what I have featured in this months Quick Cards magazine, it is a neverending card, they are simple to make but look fab!


inside A

inside b

inside c

You just keep folding and folding and it never ends, lots of fun! There are lots of tutorials on you tube showing how to make them.

16 November 2010

this weeks class

Tomorrow is after school craft class again, week 2! Slightly less nervous this week, but it's been fun planning the session and researching what I am going to do with them. I have no idea how many will be there this week. So, I am doing 3 tree decorations with them, the first two quite simple and the third has a little more steps, but not too difficult. Here they are:

08 November 2010

After school club

This week on Wednesday I am doing an after school 'Christmas craft club' for the first time at a local Academy school. It's for 6 weeks and i have 12 pupils signed up apparently. I've spent some time today working out my plans for the 6weeks and completed two projects and a worksheet for this week. Here are the two cards I am making with them:

For both cards I've tried to use materials that they could easily find at home, so could complete more on their own. The snowman uses tissue paper, book page and buttons with a little bit of sequin mesh and the tree card is made from magazines!

I am looking forward to it, a little nervous, but I think it will be good for me and a great opportunity and experience.

05 November 2010


Here's my project for this weeks challenge at ECP, just fun little card:

The little dog is a digi stamp from Fairy Dust Crafts, the rest just papers and alphas I had here already. It's nice to use up little bits lying around.

04 November 2010


I've been putting some time into drawing and painting. I've signed up to the Art, heart and healing course (see side bar) and the videos that Tam has put together are excellent. I've really enjoyed drawing again and spending time on this. This is my first page in my art journal:

I was really pleased with how she came out. I've invested in some watercolour crayons which are fab. Lots more experimenting to do but it's an enjoyable thing to do. Even the children have been drawing and using my crayons, its lovely to see them getting creative too. i bought each of them their own journal which they can use for drawing, creating and writing too.

a pile of red things

The new challenge, which will go up tomorrow, over at Easy Craft Projects is red. Here is a pile of things I pulled together to get creating!

Check out the site tomorrow to see what the DT came up with.

23 October 2010

ECP challenge 24

The new challenge over at Easy Craft Projects is Fall or Autumn! I love all the projects the DT have come up with, I love Autumn and all its colours. Here's mine:

Why not hop over and take part!

15 October 2010

sunny autumn days

We were lucky enough to have a lovely sunny October weekend, and on Sunday we had some time at one of our local parks. A good combination of wide open space, walks, river and a playground, something for everyone. Took some photos and have been editing them this week. Here are two of them:

I've used the Coffeeshop sunkissed action on them and played with the layers. Lovely

11 October 2010

love, love

love this room! Oh If I had the space to have a room like this for my family! I'm inspired though, as my office was supposed to have this kind of appeal, but it gets so messy from the kids being in here. I need an overhaul I think!

09 October 2010

ECP challenge 23

The new challenge over at ECP is 'Halloween'! I came up with a funky little card. I love all the colours to do with Halloween and there are so many cute products out there. Go on over and join in, there is a prize up for grabs!

07 October 2010

October, really?!!

I am in denial that it could possibly be October already, but here is a little project I did for this months edition of Quick Cards:

It's a Doodlebug house, covered with lots of Halloween themed papers and products! It turned out to be really cute!

27 September 2010

Easy Craft Projects challenge 22

The theme this week was the colour purple! I struggled to find enough purple products in my stash so decided to do a digital page this time. I was quite pleased with it!

I used an ALi Edwards template, some Kitschy Digitals elements, and some Paislee Press papers in there.

What can you come up with using the colour purple? Enter into the draw to win a prize!

20 September 2010

to see....

looking forward to seeing EAT, PRAY, LOVE at the cinema. I took it on our trip to Italy in the summer and loved reading her experience of Rome. The yoga part of the book was interesting as was the Bali part at the end. I love Julia Roberts though, and the trailer makes me want to see it.

14 September 2010

more pages from LSNED

Learn something new every day

Here are some of my pages for this fab class. For each day i have a photo on the front, printed out as a poloroid and then the lesson/thing learnt for that day on the back.

More to follow...

11 September 2010

challenge 21

is up over at Easy Craft Projects, here is my take on it, the theme was home:

Go and take a look at the rest of the teams projects and give it a go!

09 September 2010

I really will...

have time to get creative! My littlest has started school, so in theory I will have more time to do stuff, be creative and I hope to do some more work that I love!

Here she is on her first day:

04 September 2010

Learn something new every day

I have finished my cover for this online class and the base for the whole book.

I cut out some yellow gingham fabric, gathered some favourite embellishments and then stitched and glued them on to make the title. I then placed some cardstock inside the fabric and stitched around the outside to secure it and make it a little stronger. I then punched holes in the cover and used some large book rings to hold the cover and pages together. At the moment I have just chopped out 30 4 x 6 pieces of different patterned cardstocks to use as a base for each day.

28 August 2010

New Challenge at ECP

It's time for another challenge over at Easy Craft Projects! This one was a sketch challenge and we were also sponsored by Sassy Studios, lots of lovely girly themed images. I went totally girlie and made a door hanger for my girls bedroom.

If you take part in the challenge and are chosen, you can win FOUR digi designs!

20 August 2010

Challenge at ECP

Just before I went away I completed challenge 18 at ECP, which was to use chocolate brown somewhere and I also used one of the digi stamps from The digi doodle Shop on my photograph:

one of many favourite pics from holiday

The Island of Procida

19 August 2010

Back from our Road Trip!

We have returned from our 18 day trip through France, Italy, Austria, Germany and Belgium!!! I have about 900 photos to go through, but I will be sure to post some here! I have fallen in love with Italy!!!

16 July 2010


Challenge 17 is up over at ECP, it was a visual inspiration piece, and this is what I came up with, a very simple and sweet card. We were also sponsored by digi doodle, so the little owl is a digi doodle which I printed and then coloured with pro-markers!

13 July 2010


I posted this in yesterdays depth of field prompt for Shimelles class, this photo makes me happy:


Saw this quote today, love it:

Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
Roald Dahl

Which Crafts project

I had the pleasure of guest designing at Which Crafts this month, and had a lovely chipboard butterfly kit sent to me from Maxine! Here is what I came up with, a butterfly book! I knew I wanted to do something more than a flat butterfly, so used the wings as a template to add pages to the right hand side. I then printed out some of my hipstamatic pics from my iphone, with a general theme of summer, added these in and embellished the pages. Fun!

07 July 2010

Prompt 3

was all about composition and the rule of 3. Here's my favourite shot from this prompt today.

06 July 2010

and she can hula

I posted this photo in response to the first challenge for Shimelles new class (see side bar). We had to choose a photo that makes us smile. I chose this one. I love the fact that it shows Freya in full hula motion, but also the colours, the background and the light in it.

03 July 2010


For those interested, the journalling on this layout reads:

Things I love about summer: long summer evenings, kids in the pool, the smell of suncream, flip flops, holidays, family time, no routines, impromptu BBQs with good friends, early sun on the patio, ice pops on the way home from school, British strawberries, Wimbledon, fresh salads and pasta, skirts and bikinis...

02 July 2010

Challenge 16 is up at Easy Craft Projects, the theme is summer, so go take a look and join in! Here's mine in full:

I loved all the colours I used here and it was refreshing to not use a photo, just the digi stamp from Some Odd Girl, PP and journalling!

29 June 2010

sneak peek

Here is a little peek at my take on Challenge 16 at Easy Craft Projects, which will go up on Friday!

27 June 2010

a giveaway

My friend over at Jennifers Jumbles has a giveaway going on her blog, go and take a look here

23 June 2010

sneak peek

Here's a little sneak of something I am creating with right now for Which Crafts?

Look out for the finished project here and over at Which Crafts? too!