Sunday, 28 March 2010

Coventry Demo

I Just want to say a BIG thank you to Tracy and Claire for space to demo at their crop on Sunday :O)

It was great to see everyone, some familiar faces and some new ones, and I hope you all had fun getting messy with the paint powder and ink!!!

And don't forget you can find all the bits and bobs we used over at Indigo mill, Have a happy Monday everyone xx

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Scrap your favorite recipe

I love making muffins but it doesn't help the diet very much :O(

So I thought the next best thing would be to scrap the recipe... and it contains a lot less calories.

I passed this recipe on to Nick at work and she loved it... and has made tons of them, but what made me laugh was that her family call them "Claire's Muffins". I'm not Delia (believe me I'm not!!!!), but its great to share recipes and see others enjoy them.

So dig out the favorite recipe and scrap it for generations to come x

Friday, 26 March 2010

Hi there , hope you all had a fun time on the blog hop but if you missed it don't worry as you can still find all the links over here and have a hop whenever it suits.
Work has been busy so not too much on the crafting table this week but i did manage to finish this page, it was adapted from one of Karen's designs from scrap club on Wednesday and uses Delish designs papers, ribbons and metal embellishments....cant get enough of Delish right now their papers and embellishments are just beautiful!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Bithday Bash Blog Hop

First of all we have to say a big happy birthday to Rebekah, so all together now... Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you........

Well I hope that everyone that has joined the blog hop this weekend had been totally inspired, and made some great stuff, and boy there were some fantastic projects... so many ideas so little time!!!

I hope you have saved some of that creative spark to have a go at this little project, I know we are at the bottom of the time table, but then you always save the best till last ! LOL !!!

So here is you penultimate project of the weekend.......

7 Gypsies Beer Mat Mini Book
I used

10 beer mats (found at the local pub!)
7 Gypsies 6x6 paper pad - Venice
7 Gypsies Gaffer Tape - Venice
7 Gypsies Paper Tape - Venice
Stickles - Cinnamon, Copper, Gunmetal
Paint Dabber - Mushroom
various Rub-ons
to embellish -File name holder, feather, a few Buttons, odd bits of ribbon

Place two mats side by side and cover with paper ensuring that the paper covers the join in the mats as this will form the hinge of the page. As my mats are 3.5" square and paper is only 6x6, I used the portion of the paper left over to cover the strip on the edge of each double page. The best glue for this is wet glue as it stiffens up the page when it drys, whatever glue you used it needs to cover the mat completely to avoid bubbles in the pages, Glue sticks work well too but you will use a lot of it!!

Repeat this for all the mats so that you now have 5 double pages covered one side. Tidy up the edges of each page, a piece of sandpaper works well for this.

Take two double pages and fold each in half, covered side to covered side. Now place these side by side with the hinge in the center and cover as before to join the pages together.

Repeat this step until all pages are hinged together, and all inside pages are covered.

When all inside pages are covered use the paint dabber to cover the edges of the pages, you can use an ink pad if you prefer, this will help to tidy up the edges and coordinate the pages in the book. Be careful not to stick the pages together with the paint!!!

For the front and back cover I layered the scraps that were left over from covering the pages of the book.

To strengthen the hinge cover the spine with Gaffer tape, using two lengths side by side and overlapping to give a wider strong bonding edge.

The book is now ready for you to embellish as you please and to fill with your journaling and photos.

I used 7 Gypsies paper tape, loads of rub-ons (all the odd bits left over from other projects) and stickles are great to add that bit of bling that every project needs !!

This book is all about my Aunt who is 70 later this year, and the photos of her life till now.... so what do you think she's getting for her birthday LOL!! I hope she likes it, and I hope you do too and feel inspired to have a go at making a beer mat book yourself, please leave a comment and a link to your project if you do have a go ...and most of all have fun xx

Well that's nearly the end of the blog hop and the weekend, one more blog to go and that's Anna so hop over there now and end on a high!!!

If at any point you get lost or just want to revisit anyone you can find all the links over on Rebekah's blog, happy crafting xx

Perfect Little Angel

Catching up on some Christmas picks, I normally have to scratch around for Christmas photos but this year i seem to have buckets of them!!

For this double lay out I have used the new Delish Designs High Tea papers and made some fabric flowers using a naked flame and flammable fabric.... don't tel the Health and Safety Wombles !!!!!!

The photos are Little Leah at her first Nursery school nativity...cute !

Sneak peek

Just a sneaky peek at the project planed for my time slot in the blog hop....

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Fancy a Hopping weekend?

Rebecka has come up with a great way to celebrate her birthday... a birthday bash - blog hop!

She has put together a very impressive program for the weekend with loads of fab designers you will be sure to find tons and tons of inspiration as you jump around the blogs over the weekend.

There will be blog candy, giveaways and challenges, so its a must to join in. you can see some sneaks and some more info on Rebecka's blog and it all kicks of there on Friday at 7pm so don't be late !!!

Our project will be on Sunday evening so look out for us and don't run out of steam before you get to us!! - our project used loads of lovely 7 gypsies bits and bobs for a tutorial on a technique you can use for loads of stuff. And if you like you can pop over to the Facebook page to confirm you coming to the party!!!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Hi there all, Ive been a bit slow on the blogging last week been feeling a bit sad as we lost one of the cats on Friday :O( came home from work and Cassie had passed away, i think she just went to sleep she looked very peaceful.

don't mean to make everyone sad so here is my WOYWW hope you fine some inspiration in it :O) working on a layout of my cousins oldest daughter.. oh to be 17 again!!!! LOL

pop over to the stamping ground for more inspiring WOYWW ..happy hopping xx