Saturday, 27 September 2014

Merry Christmas to my Baby Boy

I know it's only September but I'm working hard on my Christmas cards already. This is the first of my 'special' Christmas cards, and this one is for my beautiful baby boy. He is only 18 months and totally won't appreciate this card but given I love him so much he deserves a special card, Merry Christmas bubby xx

The cute little snowman is by A Random Fan, who have absolutely gorgeous images.





This  week's Sketch Saturday sketch is sponsored by A Random Fan who are offering a great prize so pop on over and join in with the challenge.

Happy scrapping xx









For cardmaking and scrapbooking classes in St Albans, Hertfordshire, please contact me. 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Happy Fourth Birthday


A special little boy is turning four very soon and he is a right cheeky monkey so this image by DeeDee Designs was totally perfect. I loved this week's sketch but cheated a little bit by using a pre-coloured image - I've never done that before!





This  week's Sketch Saturday sketch is sponsored by DeeDee Designs and she is offering a great prize so pop on over and join in with the challenge.

Happy scrapping xx










For cardmaking and scrapbooking classes in St Albans, Hertfordshire, please contact me. 

Monday, 15 September 2014

TEAM Project Life August Layouts



In TEAM Project Life this month we're looking at:
Weeks 31-35;
incorporating memorabilia; and
stitching on our layouts.

The full prompt can be downloaded at www.ukscrappers.co.uk.











Thanks very much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the videos and the PDF which you can find over at UK Scrappers.

Happy scrapping xx






for card making and scrapbooking classes in St Albans, Hertfordshire, please contact me.



Saturday, 13 September 2014

60th Birthday


Oh I do struggle with cards for men. I usually keep things fairly clean and simple and go with neutral images such as stars. I don't usually spend ages colouring a man's card because  it won't be appreciated, but also because I don't feel comfortable sending fully grown men a card with a cartoon-type character on it - my hubby always makes fun of me if I do! 

So that leaves me without an image and then I am often lost. This card was no exception. I had the idea of using the large panel for a die-cut phrase but apart from that I was fairly stuck. I'm still not very happy with the way it turned out :( . It's for my father-in-law's 60th birthday so it had to be a bit special which is why I went for the gold glitter (that is the most of that paper I have ever used in one go so he should be honoured!)  and then I added the navy blue to tone it down a bit, but I don't really like them together. And then I added the stamping and the little champagne bottle that I had an absolute shocker colouring (all my copics have run out and every shade I wanted to use was dry - I MUST get my order in soon!!).  It looks worse than it is actually because in real life I have spread glossy accents over it but it doesn't look good at all in the photo.

So all in all I really struggled with this card and it is just about cobbled together to pass for his 60th birthday card and this week's DT entry. I hope to improve on this significantly next week!
This  week's Sketch Saturday sketch is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and as always they are offering a great prize so pop on over and join in with the challenge.

Happy scrapping xx







For cardmaking and scrapbooking classes in St Albans, Hertfordshire, please contact me. 



Saturday, 6 September 2014

The First of the Clean & Simple Christmas Cards


X-Factor started last week, and in my world that means it's nearly Christmas. Every year I make loads of 'clean & simple' style Christmas cards to send out but I also run a 'Get Ready for Christmas' workshop in October every year where we make 30 quick-make clean & simple Christmas cards, all in one day. I usually leave designing those cards right until the last minute and then get in a pickle getting all the kits cut in time, so this year I'm starting early. This is the first of those cards.

I sometimes struggle with clean & simple. I think there's a fine line between looking elegant (which is the look I'm usually aiming for) and looking empty. I started this card off with just the tags and the star but decided I hadn't achieved 'elegant' so I added the border at the bottom and the stamping behind the tags.

I loved working with Lizy's sketch even though I changed it slightly.


This  week's Sketch Saturday sketch is sponsored by Lizy herself who is an Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator and she's offering a great prize so pop on over and join in with her challenge.

Happy scrapping xx






For cardmaking and scrapbooking classes in St Albans, Hertfordshire, please contact me.