Saturday, 29 December 2007

Its TIME for another challenge

Hello all.

Hope you all have a wonderful christmas and now looking forward to the New Year. Well its Saturday and that means a new Scrummy Challenge. This weeks challenge is to scrap a moment in Time, remember to have a go it could win you a scrummy e-voucher worth £10

Heres My example completed with MME Bliss kit
This is a very old school photo of me, I was such a geek!!!

Thursday, 27 December 2007


Hello. Merry Christmas to all my fellow bloggers. Hope 2008 brings you all happiness and good fortune.

Thought I'd share a christmas layout completed with my Decembers Studio Calico Kit

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Look at these hats

Its saturday challenge time again on scrummy stash cafe blog. Vanessa designed a sketch to follow.............I did my usual trick and came up with something that doesnt resemble sketch, but hey ho!!! My brother does look very silly with that hat on.

I'm now off til 2nd of January so hopefully will get lots of scrapping done and hopefully santa will bring a new camera which is fool proof.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Rip up Your Stash

Happy Saturday!!!!

Today see Vanessa's Challenge on the Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog. Why do you pop over and see the fabulous designs the team has produced................and have a go you could win an E voucher worth £10.00 to spend on lovely stash

In my example I have use the papers and cardstock from the Out and About (no.2)Kit from Scrummy Stash Cafe..................gorgeous papers I've enjoyed working with them. The photographs are James in Infant School, he was kind of cute!!!!. I want to record this time of his life, so I added his teachers names, as this is the sort of thing we'll forget in later life.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Sheer Bliss

Yesterday saw another challenge up on the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog, to use material on layout/card. I use a scrap of pink velvet and heres my example completed with papers from the MME Bliss scrapbook kit from Scrummy Stash Cafe. I love working with these papers, so hopefully more layouts to come

Friday, 7 December 2007

New Scrummy Kits

My new design team kits have arrived from Maria at the Scrummy Stash Cafe and they are so scrummy. Theres two new kits with My Minds Eye papers, Bliss and Out and About. I havent used these papers before and was so impressed with their quality.

I been playing with both kits and heres my first layout with Out and About. These photos were taken on a day trip to Forbidden Corner, in the summer, kids had a great day out.

Hopefully will have some more layouts to show over the weekend

Long Time No See

I havent blogged for awhile. Been busy working and catching up on circle journal commitments, but all up to date now, so can play. Received Studio Calico kit a couple of weeks ago and just managed to have a look at this week, its a lovely kit was really impressed with it. Heres the layout I completed based on pencilline sketch #60........this is a photo my brother took of his self at a recent wedding. They had cameras on all the tables so he went around and took his photo on every camera. This was funny cos the bride and groom didnt realise til the photos had been developed, they'll never forget he was there.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

My Scrummy Challenge

Right it was my turn to challenge everyone on the Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog. Checkout the challenge on the blog, and you could win an E voucher

The challenge is to use my sketch and create a layout or card
Heres a couple of layouts I have done the first one I've the Chalk Garden Kit
The second I have use the Roxy Kit which is the clearance sction so great value

Sunday, 11 November 2007

More Challenges

This weekend sees Theresa and Vanessa set the challenges on the Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog.............Why not pop over and see whats going on as there are prizes to be won. This is my take on Theresa's Saturday Challenge. I've use the Chalk Garden Kit.

Thursday, 8 November 2007


Hi In this month Scrapbook Inspirations, saw my first layout to be published. I'm very proud of this acheivement. The magazine also saw my teamie Karen as subscriber of the month and a fellow cjer Nicola also in readers gallery too. Toot!! Toot!!

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Scrummy Stash Cafe Challenge

Sorry not been blogging for awhile had a few personal probelms, but now back in the scrapping zone. I've nothing to show on top secret projects for Scrummy Stash Cafe new Shop Blog to celebrate the first six months. We are having challenges set every Saturday and Sunday morning during November. The first challenge was set by Maria and it was to use actetate on lo or card. The second was set by Samm and this was to use scallops on lo or card. this Saturday sees Theresa set her first challenge. You have a week to complete each challenge, please leave us a link to your challenge or email us and you could win a £10.00 e voucher to spend in Scrummy Stash Cafe, the winner will be pick at random so everyone is in with a chance.

Will let you know when its my turn for challenge, possibly the following weekend.

I'm still playing with the "chalk garden kit" now completed 4 layouts and four cards and I still have some left. Its what I call value for money for a cardmaking kit. Hopefully have some pics later in the week and also a sneaky peek of my challenge

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Di Hickman Sketch


I've been tagged by Nic, Vanessa and Karen

Here are my seven random facts

1. I was once a calender girl
2. I still had a baby tooth til I was 25
3. I once got 97% in a french exam
4. I'm a trained beauty therapist
5. I love Walkers Thai Chilli crisps
6. I cant drive
7. I once lost 31lb in weight in 6 months

Saturday, 27 October 2007

More From BG Mellow Kit

Heres another layout using Basic Grey "Mellow" scrapbooking kit from Scrummy Stash Cafe. Scrummy Stash Cafe are having a clearance sale lots of bargains to be had, pop over and have a look here.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

More Chalk Garden

Heres more layouts with Chalk Garden kit from Scrummy Stash Cafe, its a cardmaking kit, but it crammed full so there is load to play with. The first layout "we are sailing" is based on a sketch from pencillines blog (#54) and the second "Bathtime" from a cyber crop class on ukscrappers

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Chalk Garden Kit


Been playing with Chalk Garden Kit from the Scrummy Stash Cafe. Heres a couple of cards............Have done layouts two but light not so good to take pics will do tomorrow

Sunday, 21 October 2007

My First Magnolia Creations

No, my order has not arrived. My team mate on uks Karen kindly stamped out a few images for me so I could get started. Here are my results.

Monday, 15 October 2007

Mellow Scrapbooking Kit

Hi just a couple of layouts completed with Mellow scrapbooking kit from scrummy stash cafe.

Weekly challenge on UKS

This week sees our team "Cropin Crazy" host the weekly challenge

This is our challenge

Use sketch for 10 points
Include stamping 10 points
Use word "grace" on LO 5 points
Use something gold 5 points

This is my take on challenge, sketch was supplied by Karen I've used Basic Grey infused collection, see d's alpha stamps, chipboard flowers.

Friday, 12 October 2007

That Friday Feeling

Well been scrapping hard with the Cyber Crop on UKS with some lovely NEW!! kits from the Scrummy Stash Cafe, gorgeous Basic Grey papers with lots of matching goodies, Mellow and Periphery Will upload images later this weekend.

I'm having along weekend off this weekend and looking forward to it. Today catching up with housework (sorry for swearing) then off into town to meet Maria for a catch up and coffee..........ooh and she has a new kit for me, watch this space.Tomorrow is Morpeth crop, we are playing with the Salsa kit from SSC, so hopefully will come up with something good. I'm off to a christening on Sunday so opportunity to take lots of pics.

Well we be back later.

Thought I'd share my favourite layout of the moment. Its from one of the masterchef challenge rounds, We had to scrap a non living thing.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Masterchef The Result

Unfortunately I didn't make the Design Team, but I had fun completing tasks and a HUGE thankyou to all who supported me throughout all the challenges

Congratulations to Louise, Willow and Jay. Good Luck to you all.

Masterchef Final Entry

This class was completed with a kit supplied by Caroline for a mini cyber crop on Sprinkle's Blog

Heres the class

Instructions for “Mum…………….I love you” Layout

Used kit supplied by Caroline


12 x12 black cardstock
12 x 12 orange cardstock
12x 6 green cardstock
12 x 6 patterned paper – small spots, large spots and pink with flowers
2 ribbons – pink and spotty
3 orange buttons

Additional items used

7x5 photograph
Foam and rubber alpha stamps
Black ink
White embroidery and needle
Basic tools

1. Firstly attach 12x6 patterned paper (small spotty) to centre of the 12x12 black cardstock running horizontally. Draw a wavy line in pencil around the edge of layout to form a border, pierce along the line and stitch in back stitch with 3 strands of embroidery thread.
2. Then attach two strips of green cardstock cut on an angle to the top and bottom of the small dot patterned paper, also attach photograph at a slight angle to patterned paper. Draw an outline to edge of green strips and add spotty ribbon to top strip.
3. Take large spot patterned paper and cut approx…………… strip with wavy edge. Attach this to bottom of pattern paper overlapping green card stock.
4. Create an arrow from orange cardstock – I drew around a tea plate and dinner plate to create a ring and cut out, then cut ring short at on end and attached a triangle cut from orange card - Draw faux stitch around arrow and add to layout.
5. Use 3 of the tags from tag sheet and attach plain pink ribbon with staples, arrange these on left hand side of layout slightly overlapping photo. Cut three flowers from patterned paper and attach to layout with buttons.
6. Finally using large foam stamps to stamp, in black ink on orange card, the title “MUM” in individually squares, draw around edge and add to layout. Then stamp the “I love you” on to arrow and attach gems to the edge of the large spot paper.

I'd love you to complete this clas and leave a link so I can check it out, thanks

Eventually after a Busy Week

Its seems awhile since I've blogged. Its been a busy old week. Firstly eventually finished a layout for scrummy stash cafe using the Junkitz-Flowerful Kit see it here

Thursday, 27 September 2007

HOORAY, through to final of masterchef challenge.

The next challenge is to do a class with kit provided, to be uploaded to sprinkles blog on 6th October. Its TOP SECRET until then. Will post class here also.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Eventually I have completed the LO, I started at the Morpeth crop on Saturday, its waited on my desk longing for a title at long last inspiration struck. It was completed with the guidance of Maria and using a kit supplied by "Scrummy Stash Cafe" I love these Cherry Arte "princess papers" using my Cricut "All Mixed up" for Title and lots of hand stitching. The photo was taken in Ibiza when we had a girlie weekend in June, we all left the kids and men at home. We spent the weekend lazying on the beach, drinking cocktails and partying. Lots of FUN was had by all

Monday, 10 September 2007

HOORAY!!! just found out I've got through to the next round of the Masterchef challenge, I'm so pleased as I struggled with this entry. Hopefully the next round will be better, I need to make a minibook, the good thing I can use any stash I like.

Vanessa has joined the "Scrummy Stash Cafe" design team, Welcome on board. You can have a look at her work here on her blog.

Hoping to get some design team stuff done this there are new kits on the horizon.

Maria just uploaded a SEI kit to site yesterday, and heres a layout I did with it awhile ago. Its a great kit at a amazing price. See it here

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Just uploaded round 4 entry for Masterchef Challenge, this was a complete nightmare. Firstly the requirements for this was "only use plain cardstock and basic tool kit", so I struggled with this one was longing to use glitter, chipboard and gems. Well eventually got this finished to find printer/scanner not working, so decided to photograph entry instead, but couldnt find usb cable for camera. Therefore had to spend a hour hunting down old camera, to put memory card in and upload from there. What nightmare!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

This is my first post. I've had this blog for awhile but have been a bit scared to post on it..........but here goes.

Heres a photo recently taken at Forbidden Corner, in Yorkshire. It was a lovely sunny day and the kids loved running around and exploring. I recommend it as a great day out.