Monday, 31 March 2014

S J Crafts ...

... a photo college for inspiration which you can see here.

As you can see I went for a 'watery' theme!

Promise that the layout's not as wonky in real life!!!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Happy Mother's Day .....

.... in memory of my beautiful and very much missed mum.
You are always in my thoughts and in my heart.

I'm so grateful for having an amazing stepmum and love making things for her. So I dusted off (literally) my Cricut, bought this file from and taa raa! Came together so easily I don't know why I don't use the machine more. Can anyone recommend any good svg files for cards?

Hope all you mums out there have a relaxing day!

Friday, 28 March 2014

My 500th post .....

... and if you're interested you can read my first one here, I started blogging in December 2007 to share my Journal Your Christmas pages and I love having a record of my creative pursuits. Over the years sometimes I've blogged lots and sometimes not much - but I'm comfortable with that.

I've made some wonderful new friends through my blog and am looking forward to crafting with some of them later in the year.

I'm catching up with a few challenges before the month finishes, so firstly

Stuck? March 15th sketch and this week's UKS challenge, which was to scrap about yourself including journalling and numbers. I got my hands on some cheap Studio Calico kits that were being sold for National Scrapbooking Day in May - always nice to have new goodies to play with!

And last week's UKS challenge - to scrap something that make you happy, use 3 colours, fabric and a flower.

The pages look like they were made with the same supplies but this is from an old Quirky Kit and Elle's Studio cards!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Words to live by ...

... another weekly challenge over at UKS and a bit of a pick and mix:

A - Sport - Inspired by the Cheltenham Cup
B - Charity - Inspired by Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
C - Lifestyle - Inspired by National Veggie Month (Vegetarian)

and to include the following on the LO:
1) Doodling
2) Ribbon, lace or washi tape
3) Brads, eyelets or buttons
4) Altered flowers - eg punched/cut from PP/inked/handmade/made into something else

I knew straight away that I wanted to document my new 'hobby' of running. In a bid to keep fit and get more exercise I encouraged lots of my colleagues at easyfundraising to sign up for extreme obstacle race last October.

As a complete novice I downloaded a Couch 2 10K app and in February I managed to run 5K non-stop which I was so pleased with.

Sadly though a couple of weeks ago I sprained my foot and with only 2 weeks to go to the race I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.

I've combine this challenge with Stuck? Sketches (however I didn't manage the flower!) and the colour combo was inspired by Leo's page on Quirky Kits Blog

Monday, 3 March 2014

Team challenge ...

... our UKS team are hosting this week's challenge:
Use a Project Life Card
Use bright colours and a cheery picture
Scraplift a team member.

Here's K's page that I scraplifted

and my version rotated 90 degrees.

I really enjoyed scraplifting a teamie, something I will definitely try more of. Still not much sign of the sun though yet!!!