Friday, 25 November 2011

Friends Come Rain or Come Shine

Another Pretty Paper Party piece! This one is part of my first ever "Creative Stash Dive." It's a great way of pulling out papers you have but don't manage to use and get them on pages!! I had a blast with this Creative Stash Dive and I will be doing more. But for now, the following pages (until I say otherwise) were the result of this Dive. :)

In this photo are me and the other two Musketeers- from left to right, Aroma-Miss (Karen), All-Those (Wendy), and Portly (me). Missing is the fourth Musketeer, Dartan-Lyn.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

She's Barking Mad!

This layout was done as part of Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party. (See below for link.) I got brave and took different patterned papers (I even mixed manufacturers) to make this! Not a solid in sight!! Usually I stick to one manufacturer for my paper-matching but I added two sheets from elsewhere into the mix and used both sides of one.

Most of the patterned paper is Bloom and Grow from My Mind's Eye. The rest.... who knows???

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Art of Crochet Square 87

Could it be??? Could I have properly centred a cross-stitched design on one of my squares?

It certainly looks like I did...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Birthday Bears

I can't remember the font I used for this title, sorry... could be Elephants in Cherry Trees, but then again, maybe not... sorry. Something has to fall out of my brain eventually and this time it was a font. Oops.

I rarely do a DLO but there were a few pictures for this event and one was large, so... on it went. :) Again, stunning lack of embellishment. Fascinating!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Brollly Dollies

I love this quirky umbrella paper. Keep your eyes peeled because I used a bit of it in a few upcoming pages!

This time, however, I used it for an umbrella-themed page. The rest have nothing to do with umbrellas.

The title was die-cut using my Craft Robo, the Marketing Script font, and the Weld function in Silhouette Studio. Hooray! It works!

Sunday, 6 November 2011


It's Pattern-tastic!

This is what I do when I come to the end of a paper collection: I just lob a bunch of my favourites together to make up a background of sorts. The title was scribbled with a black Sharpie.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Brighton Belle

More BasicGrey loveliness and my new Papermania stamps.

I don't know why but I just didn't feel like doing much on the embellishment front last month. Sometimes I do just "phone it in." I don't think every page has to be an all-out mega effort really. Just keeping it simple.

Friday, 4 November 2011


Thank you Basic Grey for making the perfect background to make this layout just a little disturbing. :) The title is die-cut with the Craft Robo using Chintzy CPU font.

No Daleks were harmed in the making of this scrapbook page.

Thursday, 3 November 2011


Another outing for Basic Grey's Oliver collection and matching Bazzill cardstock, simply does it.
A first outing for my new papermania stamp set, it's a set of ribbons and greetings that are meant to fit inside. I skipped the greetings and wrote inside the ribbons myself.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Art of Crochet Square 86

In different light, this lilac colour looks a bit like baby blue! I loved this textured square. I had a bit of tension trouble on the bottom but I think it's due to the fact that the stitches are done alternately in the back loop then front loop etc. It will compact the row and make the original chain look a bit bulky. It should be fine once it becomes part of the throw.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


More pictures of my babies at the railway exhibition. This one takes full advantage of a bubbly BasicGrey patterned paper background and some cardstock mats, borders and die-cut title. Ta-Da!!