Thursday, 16 October 2008


Today's updates are dufex decoupage has arrived so hopefully the girls will have put it out tomorrow. There was some die cut Christmas and some new sentiment stickers.
When I left work today there was no sign of the docraft delivery however have just phoned Lynda and it has arrived. They have not had time to worked it yet. She has checked the packing note and it doesn't look as though the glass cutting mat has arrived, the pokey tool will be in around the 20Th November, the x-cut corner rounders should be in the 7Th November. Remember the docraft deliver arrives on a Thursday and should be out on the shelf by lunch time Friday.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008


For years we looked for these waterfalls in Crete and finally we found them and they are worth a look so if you are off to Crete they are near Georgiopolis. I used textured card stock in a mustard colour and a piece in a dark rose which I tore again the titles are made from the clear stamps coloured and glossed and the Italic impress alphabet again sanded and glossed.


This is the oldest member and the youngest member of my family.I have used a piece of textured card stock in a lovely rose colour. I then took a piece of acetate from secret garden and using my whispers permanent pens I have coloured the flowers in on the reverse I cut section out of the 12x12 and held these in place using the sugar coated brads. The title is core ordinates card sanded then put through the impress die cutting machine. The alphabet is the capital italic.I have used transfer sheets to stick the letters. This has been stuck to the back of the paper before it went through the machine and then you can peel of the backing like a sticker and put it onto your project.


This is the little house my dad made for Stacey 17 years ago when I was expecting Oliver. I use lots of ribbons in different widths and hights and papers from Secret Garden. Another layout for forth coming scrapbook crops.


Wow do I show some scary photos and it's not even Halloween. More sanded card stock I love this effect on old photos. If you are scrunching up card spritz it first and then scrunch it up flatten out then leave to dry. Sand it once dry as the effect is better. This layout is for the scrapbook crop I am doing at the weekend.


Maisie loves penguins and this phot was taken in Poole Park in 2007 I scalloped the edge by using one of Papermanias chipboard scrapbooks as a template. The scrapbooks are only 8x8 so I moved it along the paper, punched the holes with my crop a dile and placed the picture on a piece of paper which I cut randomly This was then stuck on to a small checked piece of acetate. The base paper and the acetate are from Christmas wonderland.


This is my boys We went on holiday to Crete and the boys had ago at being Lewis Hamilton. I think that Oliver was a bit shocked in the bottom left picture.


This is Maisie's favorite page The title has been double embossed with silver and then one of holographic embossing powder. I love this technique and use it a lot. The chipboard's are left over ones that do not match so this uses them up.


If my brothers see this I am dead. I tore a piece of vellum and put this over a piece of green paper from the Wonderful Christmas Docraft 12x12. The banner is a piece of black magic torn and sanded, and the title is stamped with the clear curly alphebet stamps these were stamped onto apiece of scrap blue cut out and then finished with Anita's clear gloss.


For this page I used the Docraft textured card and sanded it lightly. The letters are triple embossed chipboard letters.I then took a piece of 6x6 core ordinates and sanded that. a couple of eyelets and silk flowers and hey presto. I picked the turquoise as I remember that my dress was this colour. What a memory I hear you say I was about 7 1/2 and those shirts were BRIGHT.


Have been into work today and got lots of feed back from the girls on Saturdays Trimcraft demo. I was told it was very good, the feed back from the customers was that they learnt lots of new things, new card folds, a gift bag which I will be putting on hear when I have perfected it. This would not have been possible without Julie's help she bought in a bag today with instructions so I have no excuse. Thanks also to Mariline for her help in bringing a naked card fold she had learnt. See I get my ideas and inspiration from you as much as you getting it from me, thank you. Haven't taken a photo of the red door yet will do it tomorrow.

Sunday, 12 October 2008


As promised I have finally uploaded the finally birthday card. This was for Stacey who was 20 on 1st October. She is of to New York for new year and when I found this Hampton Art stamp I just had to go with it. The paper was from a small craft store somewhere and the big apple was one of those fancy buttons.

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