Thursday, 9 December 2010

dotty smile

Love American Crafts card for die-cutting and this used up loads of scraps

American Crafts cardstock 
American Crafts rub on
Saturday, 4 December 2010

hello dots

Love American Crafts card for die-cutting and this used up loads of scraps

American Crafts cardstock 
American Crafts Thickers - dear lizzy 
Thursday, 2 December 2010

hello silhouette

Love American Crafts card for die-cutting

American Crafts cardstock 
American Crafts Thickers - dear lizzy 
Pebbles Inc ribbon
Thursday, 25 November 2010

i am grateful

For the American Crafts challenge this week we had to have a grateful inspired thing. I was so taken I made a little minibook made entirely with American Crafts goodness: 

Ok my glossy accents ran (I'm fixing this but I needed to post before the deadline). 

It's even an american crafts 6x6 album that I got one time in a kit recovered so it matches the contents


American Crafts Papers Tea Party Patterened paper pack 
American Crafts Thickers - mainly delight but also rocketeer 
I used American crafts adhesives as well for the first time (very impressed) 
Odd bits of American crafts house stuff
Glossy Accents
AC 6x6 album
Thursday, 18 November 2010

butterfly placecards

Loved the idea of the you and me placecards for the American Crafts challenge. 

I used tea party papers from way back, love how cheery they are in the winter cold, and they go with the decor too.

American Crafts Delight fabric thickers 
American Crafts white cardstock 
American Crafts tea party papers
Friday, 5 November 2010


For the American Crafts recipes challenge. This is my recipe for black forest muffins, with my mixture of grams, ounces and cups that only I seem to use. In truth I never weight anything, just have a vague idea of what all the amounts look like. 

I've used American Crafts almost everything... 
Darling Thickers in Mulberry 
City Park paper 
White cardstock 
Stripped Ribbon from years ago (definitely AC but I think an AC elements ribbon pack) 
Plain AC ribbon 
City Park tag 
City Park paper rosette
Thursday, 4 November 2010

rainbow hello

Made for the American Crafts 6 colours challenge

American Crafts cardstock 
Glossy Accents
Quickutz Reuse alphabet
Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Made for the American Crafts 6 colours challenge - white, black, cerise, butter yellow, lime and sea blue 

American Crafts card (love AC cardstock boxes)
American Crafts thickers
Bling by Kanban
Saturday, 30 October 2010


I just had to have the Atomic Soup collection from Jillibean Soup because my partner and I met doing our PhDs in chemistry and now I'm a lecturer in Chemistry at one university and him a fellow in physics at another. 

I have a couple of 'science-y' quotes, the RSCs old university logo 'experiment with a chemist' and a line from the Cole Porter song Experiment 'do what all good scientists do - experiment' 

I had to recut the elements paper so it looked like a periodic table - so glad 18 elements wide was the width of the paper for this. 

Queen and Co felt embellishment 
Jillibean Soup Atomic Soup papers, accent stickers and journalling sprouts 
Flower, buttons and pin from my lss no idea as to the brand 
American Crafts thickers and Adorn-It mini letter stickers
Thursday, 28 October 2010


My partner just after he got out of his PhD viva.

American Crafts everyday papers
American Crafts thickers - chit chat and delight
American Crafts card
American Crafts flair
Making Memories letter stickers
Thursday, 21 October 2010

girly card

Just a cute girly card.

American Crafts Dear Lizzy papers
American Crafts Dear Lizzy stamps
American Crafts card
American Crafts ribbon.
Friday, 8 October 2010

so yummy

Numpty and I noming our way through chocolate covered waffles... mmm

Doodlebug paper and cardstock
DMC embroidery floss
Stickers from Paperchase
American Crafts house flowers which I cut a petal out of to make butterflies
American Crafts lax glitter thickers
Cake embellishement was Lakeland branded from about 5 years ago
Assorted bling - again mainly Lakeland
Wednesday, 29 September 2010

dear lizzy - thinking of you

Made for the AC challenge 'use 3 patterned papers'. Each of the papers if from the Dear Lizzy Spring collection. I love how well Dear Lizzy goes with kraft. 

American Crafts Dear Lizzy Spring collection pad 
American Crafts Neutrals cardstock 
American Crafts Remarks thoughful 
Bazzill kraft cardstock 
Glitter Mod Podge 
Glossy Accents 
White Gel Pe

Monday, 20 September 2010

a true story

For the american crafts 'my favourite technique' challenge, my favourite technique being 'no photos'.

Telling the story of how I got locked in my room during my first week at Aberdeen.


AC card, thickers, brown pen and house 
Pebbles Inc ribbon 
Sakura white pen 
Making memories brads 
Autumn Leaves button
Tuesday, 14 September 2010

making memories splendid

I picked up a huge stack of Making Memories in TKMaxx, excellent.

Dear Lizzy spring stamp
Pebbles Inc ribbon
Making Memories papers
Rusty Pickle button
I don’t know where the flower came from
Friday, 3 September 2010

wedding card

cute dear lizzy wedding card

AC dear lizzy patterned paper and chipboard 
AC cardstock, house and flair 
Momento brown ink
Thursday, 2 September 2010


for the american crafts dear lizzy challenge, the new enchanted range hasn't arrived with me yet so I've used the spring line. 

AC Dear lizzy, papers and chipboard 
AC ribbon 
AC blue skies flair 

assorted bling and pearls, and another 'mock' polaroid photo
Friday, 27 August 2010

it doesn't matter

I enjoyed making the previous 2 page layout so much I did another. 

The quote is from Good Will Hunting and is a favourite of mine. I also love my 'mock' polaroids now I can no longer get film to do the real thing.  

American Crafts Everyday patterned papers 
American Crafts White and Tropical Card stock 
assorted American Crafts House from many and varied sources 
Kanban Bling 
Rusty Pickle buttons

The alphabet dies are from the re-use gift set by quickutz.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010

if I just...

Made for the American Crafts 2 page layout challenge on the blog. I've only ever made one 2 page layout before and quite liked it. 

The photo is me on the beach at Tentsmuir, you can just see I'm holding my partners hand. The journalling talks about closing my eyes and picturing myself there.

American Crafts papers Everyday Collection pack 
American Crafts card white and tropical collection packs 
American Crafts Everyday flair 
American Crafts Blue Skies rub-ons and 3 dimensional stickers 
American Crafts Everyday ribbon 
American Crafts buttons 
American House flower but I forget which pack but it is long discountinued 
Kanban (I know!!!) bling. 
American Crafts chit chat puffy thickers 
The cloud die is by quickutz and is the cookie cutter set that comes with the rainbow. 
Monday, 26 July 2010


Scrapping a postcard from the Royal Observatory Greenwich

American Crafts flair (that looks like a London underground map)
Adorn It letter stickers
Basic Grey Offbeat collection pack
American Crafts cardstock
American Crafts journalling block
Thursday, 3 June 2010

may 2010

May in review

DCWV chipboard letter stickers
American Crafts thickers delight
MME paper (I think)
Kanban bling
Wednesday, 12 May 2010

exciting & new

Basic Grey Offbeat collection pack
American Crafts cardstock
Friday, 9 April 2010

march 2010

March in review

BG Offbeat collection pack
Glossy Accents
Friday, 5 March 2010

february 2010

Februrary in review

Crate Orbit collection pack
Bazzill cardstock
Adorn It letter thickers
Martha Stewart punch
Saturday, 6 February 2010

january 2010

January in review

BG Eskimo Kisses collection pack
Glossy Accents
American Crafts cardstock
Uniball Signo white pen
Friday, 15 January 2010


just a card to say ‘hi’

AC everyday paper 
AC cardstock
AC thickers
AC ribbon
AC house flower
Assorted bling
Saturday, 9 January 2010

november 2009

A bit behind I had a bit of a catch up on my monthy goings on pages.
Gone a bit colour blind I think - or pattern blind

American Crafts Blue Skies patterned papers
American Crafts delight thickers
American Crafts Blue Skies rub ons
American Crafts Blue Skies 3d stickers
other stickers from Paperchase
Monday, 4 January 2010

blue skies birthday

I caved and bought the American Crafts Blue Skies paper pack and a whole load of embellishments just before new year and this is the first product of my purchases. Combined with a few other AC items. Oh and this fits the #acshoppingspree thing too.

AC cardstock out of the pastels and neutrals collection packs
AC blue skies collection pack
Pebbles Inc duplicates happy birthdat white rub-ons
Bling from somewhere...