Tuesday, 30 April 2013

On a card making roll...

On Saturday I felt like creating some cards, so I sat down and before I knew it I had made the grand total of 8!!!

2 of them were for the 'Less is More' challenge, you can see them HERE.

Here are the other 6...

Created with some paper from a free magazine paper pack, Stampin Up Butterfly & sentiment.  very quick and simple but I do like it.

This one was also using the Stampin up Butterfly and punch (I stamped the image then used the whole from  the butterfly stamp to sponge through), the sentiment was from the Bitty Banners set.

Guess what.... more butterflies :)

A change from butterflies, this time one of the Tree stamps from the 'Lovely as a Tree' set.  

More butterflies, this time I stamped the sentiment onto card and then used the butterfly punch to frame it.

The only Stampin up items on this layout is the sentiment, it is one of my favorites at the moment..."Everything will be okay in the end, If it isn't okay, it isn't the end." (from the 'Pursuit of Happiness' stamp set).

As you can see I had a bit of a Stampin Up session (I do just Love their foam dimensionals!!) I was feeling guilty that I had brought a number of stamp sets & the butterfly punch but had not used them.  Now I am really glad that I decided to buy them, as I think they will get used quite a bit :)

Monday, 29 April 2013

Less is More - Sketch

I has been a long while since I entered a card into the Less is More challenge, and today I have 2!!

As soon as I looked at the sketch for this weeks challenge I knew that I wanted to do something, but did not really know what.

This week we have a sketch for you drawn by Jen.
It's simplicity itself, so to add a little constraint, we ask that the card stays in this orientation.  Remember we still want to see plenty of white space.

So with a couple of hours to spare I sat down at my craft table and set to work...

Created with a scrap of patterned paper left on the desk, the Stampin Up Butterfly Punch (with stamp from the Papillon Potpourri set) & sentiment from the Itty Bitty Banners set (cut with the Bitty Banners framelits)

Also created with a scrap of patterned paper left on the desk, the Stampin Up Butterfly Punch (with stamp from the Papillon Potpourri set) the ribbon was a small piece from my Ribbon bag.

I have decided that I LOVE this butterfly stamp set & punch!!!! In total I end up making 8 cards in one go, I will add these to my blog tomorrow.

Friday, 26 April 2013


On Saturday 4th May it is National Scrapbook Day and this year the Skeliscrappers are meeting for the day.

I don't normally attend the weekend crops, so I am looking forward to a whole day of scrapping. However, a challenge has been set - Create a 6"x6" mini album with the title of A-Z.

After much thought I decided to create a A-Z of Me.

Over the last few weeks I have bee planning the pages, I will be mounting 4 6x6 pages on 1 12x12 page, this will form part of my larger "Book Of Me".

This evening I had some time to do a bit more planning and I have now sorted out background papers, alphabets and some embellishments.

So far every page has a polly pocket in a folder, in each pocket is the Journalling, pictures, papers and anything else I though might be used on each page.

As part of the challenge is that we can't start putting the pages together until the 4th, I hope to have all of the photos, titles and journaling cut out in advance. After all I will have 26 layouts to complete in 1 day!!!

I will be ready... I hope!

Friday, 12 April 2013

My 'Goodies' have arrived...

Now I remember what I ordered :)

All I need now is some time to play!


Don't you just love surprises??

On the 3rd of April our local Scrapping Group had a Stampin' Up evening and I spent a bit of money (but I was really very good and did not spend too much!).

Today Naomi should be dropping off my bag of goodies :)  as for the Surprise...

Well I have forgotten what I ordered!!!!!