Monday, 31 March 2008

Sunday, 30 March 2008

Christening card

I made this card for a friends baby who was christened today. The bear is a dufex image decoupaged and I added a peel off greeting and his name which you can't see very well in this picture. A lovely service :o)

Saturday, 29 March 2008

The Simple Things

Another page for the album, the second album now! The papers and embellishments are from We r Memory Keepers. The picture is of me in my second home at a Venture Scout camp at Kempton Park Race course where we helped out at a caravanning show organising the car parking.

Friday, 28 March 2008


Shopping at a market in Tunisia. This was a holiday that David had won by being top salesman in a particular week. 5 * luxury for a few days - lovely. Papers are from Flavia and K&Co. Titling is from Lisa Bearnson.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Sparkly Bling!

This card fulfills two challenges this week! The My Time to Craft challenge is Sparkly and Funky Fairys is Bling.
I attacked this Papernation decoupaged fairy with the glitter glue and mounted her on some holographic card and added some pink glittery ribbon just in case it wasn't already shiny enough :o)

Monday, 24 March 2008

All dressed up...

...and nowhere to go. The challenge on My Time to Craft this week is "Quotes and Sayings". I used my new "Maggie" stamp onto white card and watercoloured the image. Sorry the photo isnt very good :(

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Little Lady

This is a bad photograph but this ATC is for the Sunday Stampers Challenge which this week is called "I'm a Laydee". The stamp is called "mother nature", the background is inked with a brilliance inkpad in lilac and finished off with a piece fo lacy ribbon.

Birthday Bowling

Alice turned 14 today!!! Can't quite believe it myself! We went bowling this morning with a couple of friends to celebrate. Here is the birthday girl on her way to her first strike, the second picture shows what happened when "Bowling went COSMIC"!! Lots of ultra violet and flashing lights, made bowling difficult ( that's my excuse for coming last anyway) but lots of fun had by all.
Happy Birthday Alice :)

Earlier this week I went to a Jack Petchey awards ceremony to see my husband and niece receive their awards. Amy's was a young persons achievement award and she used her award money to help her go the Centenary World Scout Jamboree last summer. David has won an "Outstanding Leader" award "presented only to those who have encouraged and motivated young people in an exceptional way". He was presented with a cheque for £1000 which he can spend on the scout troop. To say I was a very proud wife and aunty sitting in the audience is an understatement, I am so very proud of them both. :)

Friday, 21 March 2008

Sweet Sixteen

The man I married makes his first appearance on this page. I was sixteen when we first met, such a long time ago now. The lighthouse is at Dungeness on the south coast. All papers and embellishments are from the Flavia papers.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

College days

This page has a few pictures of me during the years I was studying at college. I really don't remember it being that sunny though lol!

and even more!

Here we are outside our chalet in the middle of the game reserve. It was our home for 3 nights, right in the middle of nowhere! The bottom picture is me standing beside the sign that was warning us to beware of the Hippos that were in the river behind that hedge. Apparently you mustn't be fooled by their lazy appearance, they are really quite vicious and are responsible for an awful lot of tourist deaths every year. Now I look back on it I wonder at my parents letting us wander about like that, shouldnt we have stayed in the van?

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

More Safari

This is us in Tsavo national Game Reserve in Kenya. We got so close to the animals it was amazing. All papers and embellishments are from Brenda Pinnick again!

Tuesday, 18 March 2008 goody!!

Another page for the album! Here are my sister and I standing outside Kilimanjaro Safari Lodge in Kenya in 1984. We were on a 4 day safari across the Tsavo and Ambolseli National Game Reserves. It is wonderful seeing the animals in their natural environment, I'd recommend it to anyone. The papers and embellishments are all from the Brenda Pinnick kit as before.

For Alice

Here is the card I have made for my daughter's birthday, she is going to be 14 on Saturday!! The stamp is one I bought at the NEC last weekend coloured with watercolours ( my new favourite technique!) and mounted on a tag and the papers are from Flavia. I hope she likes it.

Monday, 17 March 2008

Flowers Inc.

Whose bright idea was it to wear a white t-shirttoday and then get the inks out????? I had a great time though, I bought some new alcohol inks at the weekend so I had to have a play didn't I. The stamps are new too. I'm quite pleased with results, both stamped onto glossy card these ATC's have a lovely shine, I say ATC's but I think I may turn them into toppers for cards :)

Another Easter ATC

Today I made another ATC for Lesley's Easter swap. I was worried that the elephant didnt really fit in properly so having found a suitable stamp at the NEC on saturday I got the watercolour pencils out again and this is the result :)

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Hobbycrafts Show - NEC

NO crafty creations for me to show you today, I am off to the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC in Birmingham with Iffi. Going to top up the stash and pick up some inspiration hopefully:)

Wednesday, 12 March 2008


Back to the album today. This shows our family holiday to Amsterdam and our tour of the canals. Papers and embellishments are from the Flavia range of papers. I say paper but its much more like card.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Pretty in Pink

I needed to make a birthday card for my niece who is going to be six in a week or so. She is very girly so this weeks "Tickled Pink" Challenge from the My Time to Craft blog suited me perfectly . The decoupaged image and coordinating backing paper are both from Design House, I added a strip of pink ribbon and some sparkle to finish it off.

Monday, 10 March 2008

"In With the Old"

The challenge on the Funky Fairy blog this week is
"In with the OLD
Out with the new
Create an Item
That's just for YOU
Go through your stash
That you've had packed away
And fetch out those Goodies
To have a little play"
It inspired me to have a go, ( I've never got round to joining in any of the various challenges before though I've intended to many times).
I had a little dig around and came across some chipboard shapes. I covered the puzzle piece shape with papers from K&Co then I added some more of the stamped images that I came across the other day and watercoloured them as before( I really enjoy this new technique). The addition of a book ring has turned it into a keyring for the garage key which I am forever losing in the kitchen drawer.

Family Holidays

Here's my latest page showing our family on holiday in Devon and Cornwall. I have used the same papers as on the previous page but in reverse. A strip of coordinating ribbon across the top with some chipboard medallions attached with brads completes the page. I look forward to your comments.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Easter ATC's

As someone who does not get on very well with Rubber stamping I'm still not quite sure how I ended up joining in with the Rubber stamping monthly swap on Craftswap forum. I have to confess to cheating a bit as while the images are stamped it wasn't me who did the stamping. I colour washed the images with water colour pencils, a new technique for me. I really enjoyed it and am quite pleased with the results. Not sure how Lesley will feel about the inclusion of a baby elephant for the Easter theme though.

Saturday, 8 March 2008

School Days

Another page for the album. No room for titling on the page but it needed some embellishment so I attached some coordinating paper flowers with large brads and used some ribbon around the corners of the photographs. I'm quite pleased with the result.

Friday, 7 March 2008

Kenya 1977

This double page spread shows our family holiday to Kenya. We went to stay with my uncle and aunt who had a hotel at Mombasa. We stayed 3 weeks and as I was 9 years old you can imagine the impact the trip had on me. Lots of wonderful memories.

Little Bridesmaid"

Here I am as a bridesmaid for my godmother. I remember I kept my posy by my bed for ages and ages. I have doublemounted the photgraph to make a statement and added some paper flowers which are attahced with large brads. This page is as yet untitled as I can't think of anything I like. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Model Citizen

This is me!! Modelling for BHS back in 1976. Bet you never guessed I had modelled swimwear !

Anyone else remember those swimsuits with the little frilly skirt? Wonder why we can't get them now.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

You made my Day

Lesley really made my day today when she awarded me the "You make my day" tribute. I have to pass it on to all the people who make my day. The people who have made my day are:

3 Wheels on my Wagon

3 Wheels on my Wagon - that's the song we are singing! An am-dram show back in 1977. I am at the left of the picture in blue shirt.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Bognor & Beyond

Another page for the book! All photos taken on family holidays on the south coast. In the large picture it is very obvious that I didn't want to be up on that stage, I remember the occasion very well! All ingredients as before are from Brenda Pinnick.

Summer Fun

I think these are my favourite pages so far. A double page spread entitled Summer Fun and My
New Bike. Again all papers are from Brenda Pinnick.

Christmas 1969!!

Here I am seeing the christmas tree for the first time! It looks like I was impressed. Another page for the album.
The paper and the embellishments are all from the Brenda Pinnick Christmas scrapbook kit from QVC.

Saturday, 1 March 2008


These are the first pages of many, I hope! I have been informed by my family that I cannot have a birthday party without some incriminating photographs so I have decided to make them much more palateable for everybody. Wasn't I a cute baby! I wonder what happened!!
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