Sunday, 22 April 2012

Garden Overhaul

Been really busy this week so not had time for crafting, due to the puppy constantly churning up the lawn and eating every plant in sight we decided it was time to have the garden revamped.  Landscapers arrived on Wednesday and the heavens opened.  Despite the bad weather they have done a fantastic job making our outside space very low maintenance and dog friendly

Day 1 (through the conservatory window as it was lashing down)

Day 2 all the hardcore and slabbing done

End of Day 3 - fabulous result
Just need to get some plants in the tubs now for colour.

We are now off to the Lake District for a few days so Brandy has gone to my Mum & Dads to give the garden time to settle.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

5th Birthday

Its my Great Niece's 5th Birthday today, how time flies, card done using sketch from

Molly Bloom stamp coloured with Copics
Patterned paper from My Minds Eye, Lime Twist Collection - I just love the bright colours
Flowers from my stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
5 cut using sissix die and covered with glossy accents
Martha Stewart border punch

I think she will like it

Your comments much appreciated

Friday, 13 April 2012

Monthly Scrap Group

Its time for our monthly scrap group again this Saturday, this time kit is made up of :-

Black Market Paper Society – Lucky n Love Collection :-
·         1 x Cherish Me Now
·         1 x Sweet Thing
·         1 x Love Me Tender
Plain Cardstock :-
·         1 x Dark Brown
·         1 x Turquoise
·         1 x White
1 x sheet of Glassine Paper, 1m of brown ribbon, Card Candy
I have done three layouts as samples for the ladies

This one I based on the sketch over at

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Monthly Scrapaholix Crop

It was our monthly Scrapaholix crop yesterday, another good day spent crafting and chatting with some lovely ladies.

The kit provided was made up of the following :-
3 x plain cardstock
2 x double sided patterned paper - Basic Grey Kissing Booth Collection
Viva Pelen - Pen in creme

I managed to do 2 layouts from this, the first one being based on this weeks sketch from the Scraproom Blog

TSR Challenges

I also used some lace which I coloured with tea to make off white which blended in better with the papers, some Dovecraft glitter letters and a Kaisercraft rub on message.  Swirls were done with the Perlen-pen using a flourish template.
The lace and paper hearts were stitched on my sewing machine.

Close up of message
and lace

the second layout I based on the current sketch from sketches in thyme blog

The title was done on the computer and printed out on safmat and I used a Kaiercraft rub on message, again swirls done with Pearle-Pen and flourish template.

Close up of message, journalling
and pearls made with the Pelen-Pen

I really enjoyed using these papers and the Pelen-Pen and am very pleased with the end results.