Saturday, 27 August 2016

NOT craft related

New Blog...


Most definitely NOT craft related!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Wrong Title...

Isn't it annoying when you think of a better title for a scrapbook page AFTER you've photographed it for your blog?!!  I believe I was having one of those 'Sod's Law' moments, when if it can go wrong, it will, like when you urgently need to look up something on the internet (<<<URGENTLY>>>) and your computer crashes (twice!) or the day you wash your car is the day ALL the birds seem to have diarrhoea or you're late for work and ALL the lights are red!  You get the gist.
I made this using my LIKE FOR EVER October kit 'Hello Beautiful', which comprised mostly of the Maggie Holmes SHINE Collection by Crate Paper. The photo is of my two grown-up children who finally found a spare 'peaceful' moment together... a rare occurrence (even as adults)... as they still fight like cats and dogs! And so the title should  read something like... "A Break In Hostilities" OR "A Temporary Ceasefire", amazing how inspired I am NOW, when at the time of completion (and before) I couldn't think of a single title and stuck with a boring "Capture The Everyday"!  Oh well, such is life...

Gotta love a doily!

My 'boring' title

Lots of hearts and some Heidi Swapp colour shine in yellow (just to add
a little more interest and some sparkle)

Chipboard embellies and stickers and a quote from the cut-apart paper 'Bright'

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Monday, 1 February 2016


What's In The Box?

February 2016's LIKE FOR EVER kit is called 'SMITTEN' and it's bea-oot-iful... so what's in the box (gotta love those pizza boxes!)...
Featuring Crate Paper's Hello Love and WRMK's Crush collection, each kit includes:
Ten 12x12" double sided patterned papers (6 from Hello Love and 4 from Crush)|
 Three sheets of 12x12" Cardstock (Petalsoft, Spearmint and Kraft)|
 One pack WRMK Crush Gold Foil Thickers |
One pack  Crate Paper Hello Love Wood Veneer|
One pack Pebbles Be Mine Heart Confetti | One pack WRMK Crush Ephemera |
One pack American Crafts Rub On Gems|
 Two American Crafts Decorative Envelopes (White and Kraft) | Three Doilies
The Papers...
With You (Crate Paper - Hello Love collection)
Smitten (Crate Paper - Hello Love collection)
True Love (Crate Paper - Hello Love collection)
Sweetly (Crate Paper - Hello Love collection)
You & Me (Crate Paper - Hello Love collection)
Blush (Crate Paper - Hello Love collection)
Hearts Glow (We R Memory Keepers - Crush collection)
Love Defined (We R Memory Keepers - Crush collection)
Best Friends (We R Memory Keepers - Crush collection)
Hypnotized (We R Memory Keepers - Crush collection)
The Embellies...
Pack of Wood Veneers (Crate Paper - Hello Love collection)
Gold Foil Thickers (We R Memory Keepers - Crush collection)
Pack of Ephemera (We R Memory Keepers - Crush collection)
Pebbles Heart Confetti
American Crafts Rub-On Gems
Are you impressed?  I know I am.  What a lovely box of goodies for February. 
Happy Crafting
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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Family Moments


My first page with a new kit... whoop whoop.  There's no better feeling than starting a new kit with all its beautiful patterned pages and embellies!  Although cutting into said papers is always hard!

This has been put together using the LIKE FOR EVER October 2015 Kit ~ 'Hello Beautiful', this kit is comprised of the Maggie Holmes SHINE Collection by Crate Paper. The background paper is called 'Divine' which I have added sequins and ink splatters to.
sequins and splatters in yellow, pink and gold

Thickers are by 'Freckled Fawn' (yellow puffy), the 'MOMENTS' is from the chipboard sticker sheet and the 'THE' is from the 'American Crafts' glittered letter stickers pack

The 'together' is also from the 'American Crafts' glittered letter stickers pack

Happy Crafting
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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Rolling On...

Hello Everyone...
I've finally gotten over my 'feeling sorry for myself' phase and have decided to spend some time online.  As you may or may not know I have Progressive Multiple Sclerosis which quite frankly is a bitch!  It has been difficult lately to get my head around... grieving for the lose of the old me and accepting the new (not so improved) me! I have my ups and downs along with anyone else who is coping with a long term health condition... my depression set in when I had to accept that I could no longer walk with just the aid of my crutches but have to use a 'rollator' (an old persons walker to you and me!), the last few months have been hard :(
But I'm over my sulking and am using the 'rollator' like a good 'un...

My share today is my final page with one of my LIKE FOR EVER kits (due to my 'funk' they are now growing into enormous piles that is beginning to rival the Blackpool Tower!  The craft room is looking like some kind of pizza delivery warehouse with all those pizza boxes stacked high in uneven piles of crafty scrumminess ~ a sensible person would cancel their subscription, but HEY... I never said I was 'sensible'!).
I made this page LAST YEAR (!?*) and never got around to posting about it... so here goes...
This is layout number 12 with this kit from LIKE FOR EVER ~ it's the September kit called 'Acorn Avenue', the kit consisted mostly of Pink Paislee's 'Cedar Lane' collection.

Killed?  Oh yes...
Well and truly finished... now for all those pizza boxes...
but first some close ups...


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