My Stash Haul

I had the opportunity to go to Hobbycraft recently and this is my haul.

I’d heard there was a summer sale on and despite the fact that I am not exactly desperate for stash (lets face it, who is) I couldnt resist it.

Everything in the 2 photos with the exception of the 2 pieces of 12×12 cardstock was was reduced.  See below:

Hobbycraft Princess border punch (not pictured) – £1.99

Thickers Alphas – Chit Chat – pefruit – £1.99

Thickers Alphas – Rainboots  – Black – £1.99

Thickers Alphas – Rainboots – Powder (light blue) £1.99

American Crafts – Medium Jewel Brads – Aqua £1.25

American Crafts – Medium Jewel Brads – Mulberry £1.25

American Crafts – Medium Jewel Brads – Apricot £1.25

Papermania Rossettes & Small Bows – 49p

Making Memories – Index Tabs – Eliza – £1.99

Imagininise – Snag’em Stamp – Flower Frame – 49p

Festive Ribbons – 97p

Papermania – Felt Ribbons – 49p

Making Memories – Cheeky Abby Ribbon – £1.99

Papermania Adhesive Pearls 49p

BoBunny 12×12 band flow die cut shaped paper – £1.35 (full price)

BoBunny – My Darling cut outs – £1.25 (full price)

White satin type fabric – approx 1/2 metre – 30p

It all come to the princley some of £19.16 – bargain!!

I would love to hear about other peeps crafty bargains so let me know so I can post it on my blog.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!

Have a great day.


Decorated Pegs – Blue and Pink

I bought these pegs a while ago and waited for my friends wife to have her 2nd child.

Well Thomas has made his entrance into the world and I have made him and his older sister Katie photo pegs.  Basically the idea is to use them to hold your photos in so they are on display.

I used gesso as a primer and then coloured poster paint.  I then decorated  the broader sides with MME Penny Lane papers, added various stickers and I was done.

I think I may have overdone the stickers, but I wanted to make then fun and bright.

I would love some feedback on this, please tell me what you think.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine.



A layout I put together about my husband and his older brother when they were young.

I used Core’dinations cardstock, Basic  Grey cardstock and cardstock stickers, patterned paper I am not sure which make (tartan) and a Smirk rubber stamp.

They look like they are having so much fun.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine.



Before my son, daughter in law and grandson moved up to the Newcastle area to live they used to come and visit us with the grandson every few weeks.

This is a photo I took one morning when I snook into their bedroom to see if they were awake… as you can see they were still giving out the Zzzzzzz’s.3 sleepheads


10 Favourite…Books

Each week I will list my favourite whatevers, i.e. Singles, Albums, Sexy Men, People I’d like to meet etc.

You might get an ‘inkling’ of what makes me tick and I of course would love you to respond with your 10 – of whatever I have posted about that week.


1. The Colour Purple – Alice Walker…will most likely always be my favourite.

2. The Blue Knowhere – Jeffrey Deaver

3. Harry Potter series – J.K.Rowling

4. Twilight series – Stephanie Meyer

5. The Green Mile – Steven King

6. Kitty and her Sisters – Maureen Lee

7. Down Our Street – Lena Kennedy

8. Friends Forever – Lyn Andrews

9. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (offshoot of Twilight series)

10. Kaleidoscope – Danielle Steele

Well, thats mine, I would love hear yours.


Scrapbook Challenges-Sketch 205 – Super Sweet

This is a layout I put together using a sketch from Scrapbook Challenges.  Another layout about my grandson, I just cannot help myself.

I had just bought Scrapbook Magazine and used as much of their the free papers that come with it.  I had also just purchased the same day the ‘build a flower’ rose stamp set from Papermania as well as a pack of glittered strips also Papermania.

So my aim was to incorporate them all if possible.  I used the title ‘Super Sweet’ as that is what my grandson is to me, he is just ‘so gorgeous’.  Of course I am biased-just a little.

I would love to know what you think.

Thanks for looking, hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!



This is a layout I sort of just threw together without using a sketch.  I just seemed to find bit and peices I liked and ‘viola’ it was done.

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