Monday, 30 August 2010

Hi all and I hope you have enjoyed the weekend.

I've been to Sir Stampalot today, to see my friend Chris who was demonstrating with some Christmas goodies. She had on show the most wonderful advent calender creation. I'll be making one very soon, so watch this space. I also managed to catch up with a few other friends too including Crafty Lou, Fleur, Bridgette, Louise and Amanda (get that blog going girl), (apologies if I've missed anyone out).  It was so great to see you again girls.

Now my reason for posting today is to show another one of my photo sessions, albeit a very short one.  I captured a beautiful dragonfly that landed in my garden today.   I Sprinted inside to get my camera, and this is what I got.
I just love these close-up photos.  Aren't they fabulous creatures....a little ugly sometimes, but beautiful and wonderous in other ways.

I've had a great day today, so thank you to everyone who has made it special, and thanks to you for taking the time to visit me.

Take care.


Monday, 23 August 2010

Wall Hanging Book

Hi there. 

Hope you're all ok and enjoying some crafty time.  I've certainly been busy this week.  You may have seen the photo's I posted of my daughter Sophie & her best friend Becca a few days ago.  Well I loved the photos so much, I decided I needed to do something with them other than view them on my laptop.  So I decided to put together a little collection.

I didn't know whether to make a book or some sort of wall hanging.  So I decided to make a hanging that would fold down into quite a small kind of book, each page only measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2".   I wanted to incorporate some stamping, and here's where I used that Perfect Pearls mica power I mentioned in the last post.  You can just see it shining gold very sparingly.  But it just catches the light and adds something extra.
I linked the pages together with jewellery jump rings so it folds down quite easily.  I'm very pleased with the result.

The cardstock is from Stampin' Up!.  The stamps are by Stampin' Up! Hero Arts and Stampendous.  The flowers are by Prima.  Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 22 August 2010


Hi all

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend. It's lovely and sunny here in Peterborough at the moment, which is a joy.  I've got a little gardening on my agenda for later, but now I have a card to show you. 

The stamp was a free one from the September issue of Craft Stamper and comes from The Stamp Man.  I love it, it's so sophisticated.  I've been doing another project using these colours, as well as Perfect Pearls mica powder in gold, so as I already had them out I thought I'd might as well use them.  I think they work a treat.

This photo shows the beauty of the gold mica much better.  I highlighted the eyes with an opaque white gel pen to add a little life to them.  I used a little sheer organza ribbon wrapped around the image to add a little mystery.  I am pleased with the result.  Have you made any cards with free stamps?  Thanks for looking.


Friday, 20 August 2010



I just thought I'd share a few photo's of my daughter Sophie and her best friend Becca. I took these last weekend at our city park. The girls wanted a photoshoot that they could look back on and share memories of their friendship in years to come.  Here's just a few of the 500+ shots I took.

There was rather a lot, but I hope you'll forgive me.  I still love my Canon camera.  It's one of the best investments ever....memories to treasure forever,  Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 39

Hi everyone, I hope you are well.

We have another fab sketch challenge for you over at Truly Scrumptious this week. There is the option for use buttons, brads or bows if you wish.

So without further ado, here is my design team card:

This card is obviously for a man called John, who is going to be 60.  It's actually a comission.  I'm not too good at mens cards, I always struggle to find something appropriate, but I hope this is ok.  The photo's are not too good this time, I think the lower light levels don't help now the days are getting shorter. 

So my main supplies are from Stampin' Up! and as you can see the colours all match.   I used the stamp set On A Pedestal.   The cardstock and ink colours are Old Olive, More Mustard and Not Quite Navy.  Good mens colours I think. 

Why not pop over to Truly scrumptious and take a look at the rest of the design team cards, and see what you could win if you enter our challenge this time.

Take care.


Card Slideshow

Digital Scrapping


Leona Lewis - Il Divo