Sunday, 30 December 2012

1 sketch 2 cards

Playing around with my Day1 @onlinecardclass Pattern Play, 3 patterned papers, and they’re ok, not great but ok…
Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Dear Lizzy for American Crafts, vellum - Stampin’ Up
Embellishments: Jute twine - American Crafts, Gems - Doodlebug Designs, Rub-ons - Pebbles
Other: Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Thursday, 27 December 2012

blast from the past

Sometimes a layout comes together in a way totally different to what you were aiming for, and the shear quantity of pink on this layout of A is a case in point.
It’s a tale all about a ‘Mint Feast’ ice cream that he had at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, it was a blast from the past for us both, I don’t think I’d seen one in at least 10 years, and on that cold, blustery, drizzling day we enjoyed those ice creams as much as we had done the same ones in our childhood.
Papers: Basic Grey, American Crafts
Embellishments: Basic Grey, Studio Calico, Doodlebug
Stickers: Basic Grey, Doodlebug, American Crafts (thickers), October Afternoon
Ribbon: DCWV
Sunday, 23 December 2012

silly numpty

I’m definitely in a place where I’m happy to stick stuff down onto layouts that I’ve been hoarding for years, like the doodlebug heart button (too precious to use for 8 years), and the Bazzill ribbon flower (saved for best since 2009).
I’m also glad to be using up stash so that I can actually justify buying more rather than it just getting lost in the piles. I know my layouts are no works of art, but I find the process very relaxing and a polar opposite of my work.
This is a generic layout, from the Northern Ireland album, but features how silly A and I are….
Papers: Basic Grey, Simple Stories Sn@p, Papermill, unknown (green vellum)
Embellishments: Doodlebug, Bazzill Basics Paper, Papermania
Stickers: Basic Grey, October Afternoon
Other: Memory Box dies, Martha Stewart punch
Wednesday, 19 December 2012

homeward bound

I’m still working through the photos from our trip around Northern Ireland, and I’m still merrily working with the two kits I made up.
It was such a good idea to mix together stash I would never have thought of combining. I’ve never subscribed to a kit, but if I ever run out of stash (yeah right) I would definitely go down the kit route.
Papers: Basic Grey, American Crafts
Embellishments: Doodlebug, Simple Stories Sn@p 4x6 pad
Stickers: American Crafts (thickers), Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey
Ribbon: Maya Road
Other: Martha Stewart punches
Sunday, 16 December 2012


I had started making up another kit based around the Lemonade collection from Basic Grey, but I fell ill when I was last at home with my stash and only put a few things together. Wanting a change from the earth tones though, I grabbed the bits I’d put together and worked up this page, featuring A with his head chopped off and just a few of our many cameras.
Papers: Basic Grey, Dear Lizzy for American Crafts, Simple Stories Sn@p, (unknown on the handmade paper), Papermill
Embellishments: October Afternoon, Pebbles, Papermania, We R Memory Keppers, unbranded
Stickers: Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket
Ribbon: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts
Other: Memory Box dies, Martha Stewart punches, Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Wednesday, 12 December 2012

wild & free

I’m working with the kit I made still, and I’m really amazed at how stuff I would never have thought is going together really well. This page has papers from both autumn and Christmas collections, as well as embellishments from a baby line! It all works though with this picture of the Antrim coast.
Papers: Lily Bee Design, Crate Paper, Flair Design, Simple Stories Sn@p
Embellishments: Maya Road, Bazzill Basics Paper, Craftwork Cards, Tim Holtz, American Crafts, Papermania, We R Memory Keepers, Doodlebug, unknown
Ribbon: American Crafts
Stickers: Crate Paper, Kaisercraft
Other: Martha Stewart Punches
Sunday, 9 December 2012

don't look down

Another using that kit I made up, and again it’s a hodgepodge of all ages of my stash.
Not the greatest photo, I didn’t have more than half a second to focus and take and no chance of a reshoot with the queue of people behind me, but it does give a little of the vertiginous feeling of the rope bridge.
Papers: Fancy Pants, Crate Paper, Best Creations
Embellishments: American Crafts, Kaisercraft, Studio Calico, Doodlebug, We R Memory Keepers, Prima, Tim Holtz
Stickers: October Afternoon, Making Memories
Other: Martha Stewart punches
Monday, 3 December 2012

december daily day 2

I’ve had a crazy few days beeping really busy at work and with no spare time to think, craft or sometimes even eat I got out of the rhythm of blogging. I’m going to try and get back into the swing of things again by sharing the facing page of Day 1 of my December Daily, pictures of A opening his advent calendar (the gloves because its cold in the university on a weekend).
Patterned papers: Kaisercraft, Simple Stories Sn@p
Die cuts: Kaisercraft
Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Kaisercraft
Sunday, 2 December 2012

december daily day 1

I had managed to prepare some of the bare bones of my December Daily 2012 back in November I think, but not having access to a way to get my photos printed meant that much of the album building actually got done between Christmas and New Year.
I had endeavoured to keep notes each day about what I had done, how I had felt and I have to say that in all I found this system worked really well for me. I think that this is the system I will continue into this year.
December 1st this year fell on a Saturday, so the album starts out in festive spirits with a shopping trip to White City and a fun band that was playing outside really put me in the Christmas mood.
Patterned papers: Kaisercraft, Simple Stories Sn@p
Tag: Kaisercraft
Stickers: Kaisercraft, My Minds Eye, Cosmo Cricket