Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Almost time for an Advent Treasure Hunt!

Thought I would share a Christmas creation! And dare I's genius!It started out looking like this....
and  with a bit of ink, spray enamel, embossing powder and a heat gun it started to look like this.....

I used Fancy pants paper, buff card and buttons, Karen Foster stickers and bling to pretty it up. Then I tamped and rubbed on numbers. Then the tricky bit....turning it into a treasure hunt. My kids love treasure hunts!! Any excuse! So this is the genius part....clues on the they have to find their advent treat! Instead of instant gratification the troops will have to hunt for it!! Fun! :-) Hee hee!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Shame on me!

I can't believe how long it is since I blogged!Time flies when you are working, trying to decorate etc etc. Almost no time to craft recently which is shameful considering I now have a working craft room- which I still
need to photograph! This is a card I made last week-so I haven't been completely out the loop. I had a busy day though and spent time on my treasure hunt advent calendar! Pics to follow soon! Thanks for dropping by if you still are! L x

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Had a little play with some oil pastels on this page. Not sure they are archival but great on the Bazzil! A bit of reflection on my not always happy teenage years. TFLx

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day job

I thought I'd show you some of the highlights of my day job. I'm what I would discribe as an instore interior designer  (without the drawings etc!) I work in a department store as a home design advsor nd help customer decorate their homes, advisng on colour and style etc. It's a lovely job and a highlight is to visit the showrooms in Chelsea Harbour and swoon and stroke the new fabric collections. So I took a couple of piccies.

These are fabrics from Colefax and Fowler nd they are GORGEOUS!! Sorry, had to shout that!

This is a vintage printing block ( have a bit of a thing about printing blocks!) that inspired the wallpaper design next to it from Cole and Son. Drool!

So that's some of my work stuff. My need to use some idea's for upcoming pages!! TFL XX

Friday, September 21, 2012

This is my other new page form my stash splurge! Lily Bee papers -gorgeous!! Have got another on the go with scraps. Must photograph the craft room once everything is put away- that's a task!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Does anyone else have Blur ringing in their ears? This is my supplied product page for Crafting time. I've used BG Kissing booth- the diecut stickers are so cute and fantastic for a quick page! If you haven't visited the blog please do- fab talent on the team. Oh and visit the shop- fab things there too!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A rare thing!

A teeny bit of stash spending.......not that I do it very often, but occasionally I break and have to.You should see my wardrobe- I have clothes met before my husband! (18 years!) I got some lovely Jenni Bowlin papers and some delicious Lily Bee. So here's my boyish Andrew page and my girly Emma one to follow!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Alice Party

Check out my post on IACW tomorrow. We have an Alice in Wonderland theme, and i did  pile of party food! Hope to show some new pages and the craft room soon!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Super smize

This is another layout for super duper Crafting time. The theme is sepia and cream. So I've done a bit of masking and spraying onto some Basic Grey and Scrapcake again!( my faves!) My favorite bit is the little steampunk angel wings- very cute!

                                                Check out the blog- it should appear soon!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad!

This is winging it's way to my wonderful Dad in Scotland.Wish I could see him more but loved catching up with him in the summer. The patterned flower paper is actually a packet of seeds!

See!! Thanks for dropping by! xx

Sunday, September 9, 2012

it's crafting time!

This is my latest page for its crafting time using their scrummy Basic Grey and Scrapcake ranges! Pop on over to the store here

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Getting exciting!

My craft room is taking shape!! Even the kids have been helping! My husband has been working his socks off and between us ( and help from Friend Anne amd my MIL) I should be set to move in soon! loving my birdie wallpaper!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

I've been on hols and this is the page that went up on It's crafting time while I was away! one week early though as the theme was pink and black and I'd done "faces"! So there you go! the beautiful scrapcake products are here. I will be back later to tell you about my sore foot and hols! xx

Friday, August 3, 2012

An Ace card

A recent card I've made which turned out pretty ace! After all my birthday cards last week I got my final pressie which I was just waiting to put a last bit of money towards!! A Slice!!!! Joy!!!!!! I LOVE it! It's pink and clever and I WILL USE IT LOADS!! I also have arranged to visit Stitch (see previous post) to wish him luck and see him well and cared for. He has people interested in giving him a home so  I'm happy it's turned out so well. Finally- the craft room is happening again! I have four walls and have chosen a wallpaper, I also have bar stools to go with kitchen cabinets! It's all good here!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A hopeful happy ending?

Look at this beautiful boy!! His name is Stitch and he is the stray a helped rescue back in April. i posted a b out it here.
I've been checking the RSPCA sight ever since in the hope of seeing him and tonight I found him!! I'm so happy as he had an awful wound and I worried he might not be ok. But he is and his details are here Could you be his next home? I wish I could but don't think homing him with my two and living near his old home would be possible.I so want a happy ending but this is a good start!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I have no patience!

So I can now tell you about my fellow new design team members....
at The Crafting Time blog!
my next link will be to the old team members but I'm off to look at the new ones now! Look forward to working with you ladies! xx

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Well I think I can toot now!

Lookie!! I was lucky enough to be offered a DT spot with Crafting Time! You can find the blog here and the store here. I'm really excited and can't wait to start putting some stuff together for them! We've been having a break on IACW but keeping things ticking over with some vintage posts. the plan is to return to new posts in August after a breather but we'll be back with more variety and hopefully more inspiration! What with work and kids off, I'm going to be very busy!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mostly rain!

But not from Emma- just good old British summer! If you are visiting for the Olympics-do not expect a tan!! This is another new one. I'm loitering about scrap wise. Waiting for a new something to get stared and then I will be fully occupied again- and not with just work and homemaking! TFL xx

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Last night

I was busy! As you can see here from the piccies, making a framed page for a close friend. Now that I'm working more in my "proper" job I seem to enjoying the personal side of crafting a lot more. Had fun doing this one- the pretty baby ones always appeal! Thanks for dropping by, xx.

Saturday, June 30, 2012


I seem to be under siege from spammers so have changed to an open id setting- hopefully that will help should you want to say hello! (Please do!!) I'm trying to avoid the word verification which I can't stand so we'll see if this works. I've had a lovely day with Emma. Andrew's at camp and DH is flat out working on his masters. Def due a holiday! Has worked his socks off! I've been working on a page today but thought I'd share tjis on that I did last week. Old shot of Emma that somehow missed a scrapping session. also got a lovely email today which has left me rather excited (very!) but I'll save that for later! Pop back soon xx

Sunday, June 24, 2012

For a bookworm?

Came up with this card for someone who likes books and is male. They can be quite hard to do!

So this is 3d to look like a little book with a the start of a story all about the recipient. Quite fun and easy to do- may be doing a one of these for all the men in my family!

Friday, June 22, 2012

It would appear that I've been having a blogger malfunction :-( and then all of a sudden I don't! (But can't post a title so do....really!?) Anyway this was the doodly page I was doing but I'm not convinced! I think I need some decent pens for starters!! Anyhoo- I'm of do do another page for IACW- catch you later xx

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Haven't had time to be-lol! And the kids are back at school! And I start my new hours at work- so busy busy busy! But never to busy for a card! Or layout which I've been doodling away at.Will share soon! xx

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Maybe it's because I've had things to do over the last few days but nothing planned today other than homework and day to day house/childcare but I have been sooooo bored! I did this layout yesterday so didn't even have that to occupy me! I discovered through facebook and thought I would give their sketch challenge a whirl.Fresh photo so an ideal time to do it. It looks like a great site so I expect I'll pay a regulr visit!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What a week!

Anyone want to bet that's what Her Majesty said today? An outstanding Jubilee which saw Andrew and I visiting the flotilla, Emma at a Jubilee birthday party and a visit to Nana and Grandad with Daddy. A scrummy tea next door and then a quiet visit to a Roman museum today. Lovely!Plenty of pictures ready to scrap now I have a new printer! Watch this space. My crafty offering? You know I love making baby cards. The only thing nicer tahn making one for a friends niece is making one for my new nephew Remy!He's about 3 weeks old now and I got my first cuddle last week as I was poorly the 2 weeks before. And as expected- he's gorgeous!!Lot's of celebrations at the moment!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


It's scary when you leave your blog to it's own devices and come back to find it all looks different behind the scenes! I can't find spell check so sorry!! Been busy with this and that so crafty stuff has taken a back seat. As has pushing Bubbaboobits. If you've tried it yourself I'm sure you'll agree that trying to make money is not compatible with crafting unless you are one of the lucky ones or great at self promotion. I'm no so much! So I'm still going to do the odd card for friends but have bitten the bullet and increased my day job hours.I feel like I'm turning tail and accepting defeat but hey ho-money must be made and at least it's good job, so hopefully it's the right way to go. Maybe I can just focus on having fun with crafting now. This is a card I made for my friend, for her new niece. Very girly and blingy! Hope you like!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Bless! I caught Grey!(That's what I've been calling him/her)The RSPCA lady is on her way to collect him and hopefully he'll have a better chance in life now. He' not very happy with me but is very calm and hopefully will be sorted out soon as his neck looks very sore and his nose is bit scratched too. I haven't seen him in over a week so didn't think it would happen but there you go- result! I hope I can find out what happens to him. Any hoo- catch you later!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

This is a cute little number I created for my IACW post on Friday. I love the bunting and have a feeling it will be well used! No joy on the cat catching- will need some smellier bait!Been spending some time on the craft room/garage.Doing electrics and walls next week! Yay! TFL xx

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Two nil on the RSPCA trap! I caught a very perturbed ginger cat and a hedgehog but no grey scrap!On the scrap front I've done a layout- of my mum! In March I did a "get things done "article on IACW where I vowed to do an album about my mum.So here's my first page!
TFL xx

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Being pro active

Well I've had a busy morning and not a piece of paper in sight(boo!!) But I've beendoing good things.The picture of the cat is not one I've met but one that bears a strong resembelance to the one that's been living rough outside my garden. Sadly my one is not in good condition and I've been trying to catch him/her for several days with our cat carrier.I put posters up in the area to see if I could find the owners.( Had a nice suprise suprise moment built in my head that someone might phone, overjoyed that I'd found him) Sadly I discovered his owners,whose home also backs onto where he is sleeping, moved house and decided not to pack him! Niceeeee!! So I hve now got a RSPCA trap that I've been shown how to set.I'm armed with cat food and a wterproof cover and I'm determined to help the poor little guy. People can be really cr*p can't they!!He's beautiful but in really bad condition( injuries and matted :-( ) and I wish I could home him but given my two little tinkers would not appreciate company that won't be an option, but I'm hoping we catch him and help him out.

Now thats done I'm going to have to take the kids out for a vital club penguin membership(!!) and Easter activites to make. May get a bit of mummy craft in too!! Have you made your lollies yet?? Catch you soon! x

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

How confusing!

I saaid I'd do my draw Easter Monday and I meant this Monday! Sorry! So it's done! I was very technical and cut up all your names and closed my eyes! The winner of the stash is.........

ANGELFISH....woohooo! Will be in touch for your address soon. Thanks for visiting to everyone! I hope you come back and listen to my ramblings very soon xxx

Friday, March 30, 2012

Welcome to the Hop!!

Welcome to the blog hop and thanks for stopping by! I'm have a scary Easter fact for you!(Whispers!) Not everyone likes chocolate Easter treats! Nooooo! How can that be??!! Any way, if you know one of these unusual peeps and want to give them a sweet treat read on and try my lolly bouquet!You will need about 6-9 lollies, coloured tissue,vellum and double sided tape.

Wrap your lolly head in coloured tissue.

Twist and secure with tape.

Fill a little tub or pot with a lump of plasticine. I've used an ice cream carton. Cover the inside with some tissue and then decorate the outside of the container.

Punch out 5 or 6 circles of vellum and attach to the double sided tape to make a flower.

Finally, you need to cut out some leaf shapes. Add some double sided tape to the end and you can add them to the lolly sticks or side of the pot for a bit more body. Pop your flowers in the pot and you're done.

And this is your finished bouquet! Quite sweet isn't it?

So we mentioned giveaway's! Well I'm doing a teeny little personal one.It's pictured below and includes a May Rd mini book,Tando Creative cutouts,8x8 vellum( for you to have a go!), a crafter'sworkshop 6x6 template and some cute wooden flowers that I use for everything!
If you would like to win then please leave a comment and link to the hop on your blog and I'll put you in the draw.If you'd like a 2nd go in the draw then please follow my blog as the people on the right look lonely there!! Just mention in your comment and I'll add you twice.!I'll draw a winner on Easter Monday.UK only I'm afraid.

Now hop on over to Doda's blog and see what she has in store for you! You can find her here!

If you get lost at any point here's a list of where you are heading and the following blogs!
Start at and then onto












Hope you've enjoyed and thanks for dropping by!