Saturday, 19 November 2011

'FRIENDS FOREVER' 12" x 12" Scrapbook Layout (entered for my first blog challenge)

I wanted to start making a scrapbook of happy memories of Deb, my dearest friend who died in October, it would have been her 56th birthday yesterday (18th November). this is my first entry for a blog    chalenge,inspired by Linda's sketch on Just Tracys Crafts Challenge blog (finally sussed how to link my challenge to the blog thanks to instructions from Kathleen Mc on

For this layout I used:

K & Co 12" x 12" LJ Button Printed Embossed Vellum
BasicGrey SweetPea Alyssa Collection Journal Tags
Anita's gold peel-off letters
Papermania pink brads
Vintage buttons from my granny
12" x 12" backing paper (no makers mark)
lace, die-cut, sentiment, fabric flowers from my stash (makers unknown)

I would like to enter this layout into the following blog challenge:

Monday, 14 November 2011

Had a fab crafty day, made 6 Christmas cards (letters O-T)

After a difficult week, (we buried my best friend Deb on Tuesday), I'd not felt up to crafting recently but yesterday I got into the craft mode again and made 6 challenge Christmas cards and really enjoyed the day, it was a very relaxing, therapeutic time.

                                                                 O is for Ornament

                       House Mouse Christmas Eve decoupage, Dovecraft 'Christmas Blues' paper, A5 card

 P is for 'Penguin, Presents & Polar Bear'

First Edition 'Christmas Joy' glittered card, Hot Off The Press acetate sentiment, A5 card

                                                     Q is for 'Quiet As A (House) Mouse'

House Mouse Christmas Eve decoupage, My Mind's Eye 'Snowed In' winter paper, Tim Holtz 'Fired Brick' distress ink, 6" x 6" scalloped card

                                                              R is for 'Robin Redbreast'
7" x5" Anna Griffin Christmas card, HOTP acetate sentiment, TH 'Fired Brick' distress ink, decoupage

 S is for 'Santa'

HOTP acetate sentiment, TH 'Fired Brick' distress ink, 6" x 6" scalloped card, decoupage

                                                                       T is for 'Tree'

7" x 5" Anna Griffin Chritmas card, Papermania felt tree, Papermania 'Monochrome' Capsule Collection gems, HOTP acetate sentiment.

(All other elements on cards not listed are from my stash, makers unknown.)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

J - N (6 Christmas cards for Ginny's A-Z daily challenge on DC)

                                                                    Joy to the World


                                                                        Let It Snow

                                                                   Lili Of The Valley

                                                                  Merry Christmas

                                                           Naughty (House) Mouse!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

A new baby boy card for Ezekiel

You may remember me telling you my dear friend lost her eldest daughter Jo to cancer this year. Her younger sister Jemma was 5 months pregnant at the funeral with her first child and on 31st October she gave birth  Ezekiel, a healthy little boy to bring happiness to a family who have had so much sorrow this year. I made this card a couple of weeks ago but didn't want to upload it until he was born and safely home with mum and dad. Jemma was my daughter Anne-Marie's best friend growing up but now lives a long way from us, but her mum and little younger sister live across the road from us and we see them several times a week. Welcome to the world Ezekiel, may you bring much happiness and joy to your mum and dad and to all your family xx

The buttons are Papermania Capsule collection min buttons, all other elements of the card are from my stash.