Pick of the Week Screenshot

This is a screenshot of the website ‘Scrapbook Challenges’.  One of my layouts was picked as ‘Pick of the Week’ and I was really over the moon.  I think I have mentioned it before, but thought I would show you all the photos.

The layout is of my grandson brushing his teeth, bless.

Hope you like it!


Top 10…….Favourite Cartoons

This weeks Top 10 is…. Favourite Cartoons

1. Batfink

2. Dangermouse

3. Hair Bear Bunch

4. Wacky Races

5. Hong Kong Phooey

6. Bagpuss

7. Top Cat

8. Smurfs

9. Inspector Gadget

10. Trap Door

Well, that was a blast, I had forgotten how many cartoons I loved.  Till the next time .


Inchies – Mark III

As promised-more inchies.  I have made a promise to myself to make more soon as well as making some more ATC’s and roundies.

I am feeling a little better today, a little bit more mobile and less stiff.  I am going for a bit of a walk later with my hubby to stretch my legs.

Hope you like my inchies.


More Inchies

Here are some more inchies for your to look at, I have one more set to show you.  I really should do some more as they would be excellent to add to cards and scrapbook pages.

I havnt been around for the last couple of day as I passed out at work and had to be taken to hospital.  I hade to have all sorts of tests, a CT scan, a chest X-ray and I also ended up have 3 lumber punctures!!!!!  I am off work but on the mend, slowly but surely.

Anyway, enough about me. I hope you enjoy my inchies.



My Inchies

I made these inchies a while ago then completely forgot about them.  I made them when I was into making ATC’s (some of which I have shown on my this blog).

Inchies are little works or art, which can be absolutely anything but have to be 1 inch x 1 inch.

Inchies are more challenging but are quite fun as it really makes you rethink your stash and how you can use it.  Working on such a small ‘canvas’ had me rummaging through my stash to find all of my ‘small’ bits and pieces.

Give it a go, for more information on inchies click on this link. INCHIES

Have a great day.


Hair-raising – Sketch 110 from Creative Scrappers

This is a layout about myself (for a change) and the flat top haircut I decided to have (somewhat unwisely) when I was about 17 years old.  Unfortunatly the quality of the photograph isnt very good, but I still wanted to scrap it.

I think the photograph was taken on Tynemouth Longsands but I am not 100% sure.

I used sketch 110 from Creative Scrappers which was my main inspiration.

I used:

Bazzill Basics in two different colours (sorry I don’t know which)

Patterned Paper by Kaisercraft – Sweets – Raspberry Cream & Creme Caramel

2 paper strips from Simply Cards and Papercrafts – Free Kit – The Never Not Collection.

A journalling block from a free paper pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft – MME – Quite Contrary.

Chipboard flowers.

Thickers in Rainboots – Colour Powder.

Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Amber coloured.

Liquid Pearls in Mint Green.

Ooh, I nearly forgot – I Cosmic Shimmers on the chipboard flowers after embossing each of them with different pattern using my Cuttlebug.

I had fun scrapping this photograph as it brought back memories long forgotten.  I was going out with this lovely guy at the time and he had a ‘flat top’ haircut and I remember thinking ‘I should have my hair like that’.  Well I don’t really think it was the best style for me.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine.


Top Ten – Favourite Toys

My Top Ten – Favourite Toys

1. Spirograph

2. Operation

3. Connect 4

4. Buckeroo

5.Rubik’s Cube (although I could never do it though)

6. Fuzzyfelt

7. Lego

8. Kerplunk



That brought back some memories!

Bye for now


On the Catwalk

Putting this layout together brought back many fond memories of the day in question (which is shown in the photograph).

The photo was taken while we (my son, my hubby and myself )were on our first holiday abroad together.  We went to Lanzarote and stayed at the resort of Los Pocillos.

We went out for the day to the capital of Arrecife and we looking around the many shops.  We went into a leather shop amongst some other people and they put on a little fashion show.  They asked my son and another child to model for them so they could show off their childrens leather clothes.  So I have a lovely memory of Jason (my son) walking up the catwalk and smiling and enjoying all of the attention.  I am glad I have scrapped it at last.

1. I started off by using the negative from a 12 x 12 card of some chipboard peices I had bought and used Cosmic Shimmer sprays to give a postive image. I can let you know which colours if you need to know.

2. I then adhered a block of embossed cardstock which I had rubbed over with red and blue chalks. (Craftybitz – Embossed cardstock – Paisley PD018.

3. I had earlier blanked out the rest of the photograph with red acrylic paint and when this was dry I stamped stars on top of it in black permanent ink.        I adhered the photograph on top of the embossed cardstock and then I cut strips from Collage Press’s 12×12 sheet called ‘ Crafting Strips’ in Knave and adhered them underneath and the the right of the photograph.

4. I cut some circles from the Sassafras Lass – Sweet Marmalade paper and inked the edges and placed these ‘curve down’ above the photograph.

5. I attched the ribbon to the layout underneath the rest of it about 2 inhces.  I overlapped the ribbon and stapled down the middle to give a pleasing ‘bunched up’ effect.  (make of ribbon unknown)

6. I added epoxy shapes (boy primary) by Making Memories to the bottom right of the photograph, and to the top right & bottom right of the layout.

7. I finally attached the title using Thickers – Rainboots -in black and drew around some of the bigger shapes that I had misted on the layout with a black fineliner. I will be using these to journal in, although I hadnt got around to that when I had taken the photograph.

Anyway, I hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!


Time for another Top 10

This weeks top ten are……..People I would love to meet (past or present, famous or not.)

1. Eva Peron

2. David Attenborough

3. Patrick Stewart

4. Beatrix Potter

5. Marilyn Monroe

6. Nelson Mandela

7. My nana as a young woman

8. Martin Luther King

9. Florance Nightingale

10. My mother as a young woman.

Well thats mine, now over to you!!

I would love to hear yours.


Super In Laws

This is a layout I put together to show my affection for my ‘in-laws’.  The photo was taken about a year or so ago and it’s the first one I have got of them together were they both look ok (neither seems to be very photogenic I’m afraid).

The base cardstock is Papermania which I inked around the edges.  I used free papers from Scrapbook Magazine which I cut three straight oblong stips out off and one oblong shaped strip.  I also cut a frame from the free papers using a Fiskars template.  The journalling tag, butterfly, brackets and arrows are also from the free papers.

I tore a sheet of paper from a blue notepad I had inked around the edges of that too, I added a flower/leaves, the title and used a white gel pen to doodle around the edge of the layout and I was done.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapbooking is like a day without sunshine!


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