Saturday, 17 March 2018


With it snowing again today, I thought I would make a page using photos I took back on the first of March this year.  I don't think there will be this much snow this time, but as I look out of the window the flakes are pouring down as I type.❄❆❄

I subscribed to a class by Shimelle called 'Clear the Desk' with the aim of using up lots of my stash.  This layout follows class one and is the second layout in the series.  I made up a kit and have so far made two layouts from it.  The aim is to use the kit including scraps to make as many layouts as possible.

The blue background paper is so old I have no idea what it is, wood board paper is by Docrafts and many of the embellishments are from the Starshine range by Shimelle.

I added a few stamps and a Thickers glitter title to finish off the page.  I have completed my Christmas pages, so will post these in the upcoming days.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Cocktail fun!

On Christmas Day we had great fun making (and drinking) a good few cocktails.

We spent the day at my sister's house, she had great fun dancing about in her pjs, making use of photo-booth props and a sprout headband along with my daughter. 

The title is from a Shimelle Thickers set, with a few added letter tiles.

The papers are from a 6x6 paper pad (Falala), I cut half an inch off each square and used them to make a grid pattern.  The embellishments are also cut from the paper pad in the main, I added a few sequins and gems to complete the page.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Mother's Day cards.

I used a new Altenew stamp set to make the cards for Mothering Sunday, one for my mum, the other for my mother-in-law.

I used different colours for each card, after stamping the cards I masked them to stamp leaves in both shades of green and aqua.

Each flower has four layers, I used a MISTI to stamp accurately. The centre of the flower has a set of layering stamps too that can be added in contrasting colours, but I chose not to stamp these.

I added wet glue to the middle of the flower and -after searching through my stash- I found microbeads and added them to the wet glue. The cards were finished with a sentiment stamped over the flower in Versafine black.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

50 Today

My 'baby' brother was 50 just before Christmas and we made a big day of it. 

After a trip to the panto (see the last post) and a few cocktails we headed to a local independent restaurant for a lovely meal. 

The papers are again from the Docrafts retro range, the page sits opposite the Panto page in my scrapbook, so using the same range of papers and die set for the title makes the double page look better.

Around about 4 pages to go before I get back onto my usual pages.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018


Although is is almost 3 months since panto season ended, I managed to get my panto page completed at last today. 

I used a set of retro looking Docrafts papers layered along with some old 6x12 Sizzix papers, the colours seemed to go well with the bright designs on stage. 

The mini-tinsel made for a cute border between the papers; Embellishments were cit from the paper set.

A typewriter style alphabet by Sizzix cut the title from pink glitter paper. Still finishing off Christmas pages, I seem to be so slow with them this year.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Snow Day

It's been a long winter, and this page reminds me of the start of it.

We had rare heavy snow back in early December that led to a couple of Snow Days off school.

The papers are by Basic Grey and Snow and Cocoa by Crate paper.  I like the pink and blue together for a snowy page. 

I found an old Martha Stewart snowflake punch to make embellishments, along with a few irridescent sequins.  Wonder if winter is over, now we are in March.

Friday, 2 March 2018


We had a visit between Christmas and New Year from a good friend with her children. 

The youngest made good friends with my youngest daughter, and enjoyed playing with  her hamster. 

More use of my Christmas stash; hopefully it will mostly be gone by the time my 12x12 pages are done so I can put away the new kit I bought for my JYC next year.