Monday, 15 December 2008

My New Venture

Hi Guys.......................This is the reason no scrapping going on in my world. Just started a new job in September, for my brother Kris, helping him getting his restaurant and wine bar up and running. Its called Twelve2 and situated in Sunniside, Sunderland two minutes from new bowling alley. The wine bar is now open with the restaurant following in the next week or so. The wine bar serve 23 wines by the glass, great variety to choose from.

TWELVE2 Wine Bar

TWELVE2 Back room

Saturday, 15 November 2008


Hello, Its getting to be a habit this blogging Today see Samm set a fab challengeover on the Scrummy Blog, check it out HERE. She challenges you to scrap your favourite band/artist/song, so scrapped this gorgeous song by James Morrison "Undiscovered"........which describes how I feel at the moment in my life. I've used the very scrummy new crate papers "mia collection" and a few other bits n bobs, these were so easy to work with too. I've also got the new "prudence" ones waiting for me to collect from PO this morning, can feel a scrapping afternoon coming on..............but dont hold your breath.


Saturday, 8 November 2008

pencil lines sketch #108

Heres my attempt at pencil lines sketch from the other week, loving these prima dude papers, had then awhile but just opened the pack last week, colours match the layout perfectly.

Birthday Treat

Random layouts

Its Saturday and its Rachael's turn to set the class on the Scrummy Blog, shes done a fab job, pop over and have a look. Also thanks to everyone who took apart in my sketch challenge last week
As I'm struggling to blog on a regular bases.......though I'd upload some stuff laying about.
Here goes the first is completed with August kit from the Scrummy Stash Cafe.........This is such a dreamy photograph of James, wishing that all his hopes and dreams come true.


The next was a challenge on the Scrummy Stash Blog set by to celebrate Marias birthday using August kit again. Theses are photograph of my 3rd birthday party, I'd always had an icream and jelly party in the house, think my mam was fond of a treat, too messy for me....teehee

When I was Three

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Scrummy Saturday Challenge

My turn again to set a scrummy challenge over on the blog. After days or should I say weeks of head scratching I came up with a sketch., which is up on the blog. Why dont you all pop over and have a go, its so simple to work with. Have fun and remember to leave links on blog to your creations.

Heres my example using various bits n bobs from previous scrummy kits, want to add some journalling to say "however what happens or how far apart we are there always be us" but james thought it was to mushy and say it would spoil it, so I journalled on the back and may add at some point ;)

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Long time, No update...................Sorry!!!

Its been so long since I blogged, omg since 1st August, that is sooo bad slap my wrists and send me to the naughty corner.

Well today see my class so live again on the scrummy blog, so pop over and have a looksie, I've completed it using the August kit from SSC, photo shows James practicing his catalogue pose....haha, hes such a poser
What a poser

Off for brekkie will add some other stuff later today...................

Friday, 1 August 2008

Bloomin Lovely sketch #94

I'm loving these new SEI Poppy papers, had a little taster in my recent Scarlet Lime kit. They work beautifully with this gorgeous photograph of my friends daughter, so must buy more.........any excuse :) I also used the pencillines sketch #94, thanks to the pencillines team x
Bloomin Lovely

Remember the Scrummy Stash Cafe Cyber Crop starts tonight at 6pm................with a great class from Rachael. Check it out HERE

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Scrummy Cyber Crop Weekend

Keep this weekend free as this weekend see the Scrummy Stash Cafe host a cyber crop. From Friday the 1st August at 6pm continuing throughout the weekend, we have 5 classes and 7 challenges from the design team. I've seen some of the classes and they are great..........lots of prizes to be won. Maria has put up a time table HERE. Pop along a join in the fun!!! Also they'll be a sale in the shop starting midnight tonight, so lots of bargains to be had too.

Heres a Sneaky Peak at my class featuring "paper piercing"...........lots more over on the blog.
Like Mother Like Daughter using July Kit

Hope to see you all at weekend with great creations

Angie x

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Sketch #93

Just a quick one today. Heres my take on pencil lines sketch #93. I've used the October Afternoon papers.

Also heres some pics of James I'm hoping to scrap soon

Monday, 14 July 2008

Race for Life

Yesterday Maria, Vanessa and me did the Race for Life, in memory for our special friend Power, who losted her brave fight earlier this year. Vanessa did great and ran all the way in 30 minutes or so. Maria and I walked, as we had done little or no training. We completed it in about 50 minutes, which wasn't too bad. Good day had by all, next year my determined to run it.

Thanks to everyone who sponsored me, will update a total soon.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

My July's Scrummy Class

Today my new class went live on the Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog............Instructions are here on blog, so why not give it a go and remember to leave a link. I've used bits from the June kit

Saturday, 5 July 2008

My Challenge

My turn to set the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog challenge. I decided that seeing that it was July I would set a summery challenge. Well since it went live at 9.30am it has constantly poured down up here in the North East....hey ho! British Summertime. Heres my example I've use the May Kit and also the Autumn Leaves flower stamp from the June kit

Summer Diva

Hopefully will have more to share this weekend as James is off to Paris on a school trip, what happened to a trip to the lakes!!! So I'll have peace to scrap all day tomorrow.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Hidden Messages Scrummy Challenge

This week on the Scrummy Stash Challenge Blog, saw Karen set a challenge to create layout or card with a hidden message or journalling. I created mine example using the June kit from the Scrummy Stash Cafe.

June Kit

Hooray...... My new DT Kit arrive from Maria at The Scrummy Stash Cafe.......Certainly a different feel than last months kit but equally delicious mixture based on the New crate papers Blue Hill Collection, but mixed with a selection of Daisy D's, Prima and 7gypsies to compliment, a selection of embellishments, a fab Crafters Template and Autumn Leaves stamp too.
Remember Its Saturday tomorrow so pop over to the Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog for a new challenge and maybe some examples using new kit

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Sketch this 53

Heres my take on the sketch this weekly challenge mostly using the May kit from Scrummy Stash Cafe, also combined the weekly challenge on UKS with it

I love 1975

Hopefully this week we should be receiving our new design team kits, cant wait as they seem to get better every month. Also watch this space as we are having a mini cyber crop over on the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog on the 1st,2nd and 3rd August, lots of classes and challenges over the whole weekend.

Samm's Saturday Class

Today Samm set the class on the Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog. A fab class involving a sketch and paint (thats scary) pop over and check it out.

Heres my take on her class, using May kit.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Sketch This 52

Here my attempt at another sketch.............This is from the Sketch This Blog. HERE, will be checking back at this site for more inspiration.
Ooh No Not Another Photograph

Pencilline sketch # 87

Once again have been inspired to use the new Pencillines sketch, I'm really lovin sketches at the moment. The stash I've use came in various Studio Calico kits, I'm actually using it instead of just stroking....haha.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

My Saturday Scrummy Class

Well yesterday saw my 1st Class, go live on Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog. Please pop over and have a go and leave a link to your creations and you could win a 10.00 evoucher to spend in the Scrummy Stash Cafe.

Puppy Love

Supplies used
photograph 6x4"
12x12 whitecardstock
12x 12 blue cardstock
sheet of patterned paper
scraps of white cardstock
scraps of co-ordinating pattern paper
white lace cardstock
a circular journalling stamp
alphabet stickers for title
acrylic paint
journalling pen
The Sketch

1. Firstly tear a strip of blue cardstock approx 6.5" wide, leaving a rough edge on either side, then stick to white cardstock about 2/3rd the way across.
2. Tear a strip of the patterned paper approx 5" wide (tear towards you, as this will leave a white edge on either side) Then stick over blue cradstock so there is a border showing.
3. Mount 6x4 photograph on to a scrap of white cardstock, trim to leave a border, then using journalling pen to doodle a line around border. Then attach to layout at a slight angle.
4. Cut a strip of flowers from lace cardstock to fit vertically down the side of photograph. Then paint in co-ordinating colour and leave to dry.
5. Meanwhile stamp the journalling stamp onto scrap of patterned and again onto white cardstock. Cut out the one on the patterned paper and only cut out the journalling section from white one. Mount the journalling panel onto the patterned one. Then stick to bottom righthand corner of photograph.
6. When lace cardstock is totally dry. Stick to layout as in photograph. Cut some small flower shapes from the remainder of patterned paper. Stick these to the centres of each lace flower and attach a brad into centre.
7. Finally add title, I doodled around the letters to make them stand out from pattern paper background. Then add your journalling.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Pencillines sketch 85

My mojo must have returned as this is my third layout in three days.........Hooray!!!

I've use the pencilline sketch 85 and my new Studio Calico kit.........It contains lots of gorgeous goodies

Monday, 26 May 2008

Pencilline sketch #86

Happy Bank Holiday everyone..............................Last night I popped over to the pencilline sketch blog to checkout this week sketch. Heres what I came up with, usually I'm a quite slow scrapper, but I followed the sketch quite closely (which is not like me!!!) and 40 mins later.....Hey Presto

Completed using May kit from Scrummy Stash Cafe, a few bits from Studio Calico Kit and those lovely foam letters from Adorn it also from the Scrummy Stash Cafe

Hey my mojo must have returned as completed my class for Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog which will go live Saturday Afternoon. Remember to pop over and have a look at Marias Challenge to create a wedding theme product, leave a link to your creation and you could win £10 e voucher to spend in shop

and also been working on Pencilline #85 sketch (will upload later).....................I have been a busy bee.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

New Scrummy Challenge

Yesterday saw the new Scrummy Blog Challenge go live. Maria challenged us to complete a wedding theme project. I completed my example using new the fabulous May Kit..............loved working with this kit, such bright and cheery papers. I'm currently busy with a Scrummy Project that goes live next pop over then to have a looksie

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Its Here......New Scrummy Kit

Yesterday my new DT kit arrived from The Scrummy Stash Cafe. Its so yummy I needed to share it before I start creating. Its packed with Sassafrass, Tinkering Ink and Dream Street papers, kit also includes a fabby journalling stamp by Stamps Away. Its so bright and cheerful, great for all those summery layouts.......

Grab your May kit HERE
Also visit the Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog for a great class by Maria using the May Kit

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Morpeth Crop

Last Saturday was the Morpeth crop, my teamie Rab aka Tricia joined us from Edinburgh. Maria put together a fabby crop minibook kit, with junkitz papers. As I'm not too keen on minibooks, love the look of them but never seem to get them finished or any photographs in them, I decided to do a layout.
And here it is

Sunday, 27 April 2008

The Oscars

This weekend see me still in my pjs, knee deep in papers and scrapping stuff. Yes, its cyber crop weekend over on UKS. Here are a couple of layouts I have completed so far.

Clo clo's "pretty in pink" class.

I closely followed the class but didnt use pink. I've used a retreat kit kindly supplied by the scrummy stash cafe

The next one is the "Holes" class

I had to adapt this class a little. I've use papers from the Margot collection from SSC, felt fusion and buttons

Will be back later with more.................

Another Scrummy Challenge

This week sees Maria set another challenge, she challenges you to produce a baby themed card/layout........................go on have a go you could win a prize.

Heres my example using The April kit from the Scrummy Stash Cafe

Monday, 21 April 2008

Scrummy Blog Challenge

This week saw me setting the Scrummy Blog Challenge. This week the challenge is to scraplift from the Scrummy Stash Cafe Gallery, remember to pop over and take part

I used Scenic Route Grafton collection pack
I scrapped this fabulous layout from Maria she used Collage Press Margot collection

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Cropin Crazy Retreat

Just arrived back from Cropin Crazy Retreat, We had a fab time its was great to meet up with the girls, its a pity a few couldnt make it. Three whole days of scrapping but unfortunately I forgot my photographs so only got 3 layouts completed. Well hey ho!! had a great time meeting the girls, lots of laughter and fun!! It was very relaxing to be away all the pressures of everyday life, cant wait for next time!!!

Heres more pics
Jen "Our Official Photographer"

Me actually "Scrapping"

Tricia, Elizabeth and Jen "The Totem Pole"

Saturday, 12 April 2008

A very bad blogger

I havent updated blog in awhile, well probably because my mojo has done a disapperaing act. Off on the Cropin Crazy Team retreat on Monady so hopefully my mojo will make an appearance at some part of the week. Maria has put together some scrummy kits for us to play with while we are away................I'm getting quite excited.

I have managed to get an example done for the Scrummy Stash Blog Challenge. This weeks challenge see Vanessa set us a very scrummy sketch to follow

I have use the April Kit from the Scrummy stash cafe and added a couple of extra bits

Heres another layout from the April kit

Monday, 24 March 2008

Happy Easter

I know its a bit late but hopefully you all had a good Easter.

Last Thursday saw my first scrapbook class, started as 6 but grow to 9, so was quite please with turn out. We used Daisy Bucket papers from the Garden Gate range, some Bazzill chipboard flowers and some Creative Impression ribbon, also some gems.

Heres my example

Saturday, 8 March 2008


Dont Saturdays come round quickly!

Well heres another example for the scrummy blog challenge. This week see Theresa challenge us to uae foam. Well went in search of my funky foam and could I find it, No. So pop to shop and bought some ( what a nightmare as I'm sure everyone has some lurking around somewhere), think I went a little over the top with it, but whatever.

I have use the French Twist card making kit, but unfortunatley its sold out

I dont feel very creative at the moment.............Off to Morpeth this afternoon to catch up with the girls hopefully Maria's class will inspire me and I may have something to share by this evening

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Buttons, buttons and more buttons

Its been a difficult week this week, as I attend a fellow scrapper and good friend Ann Power's funeral on Thursday. She was a remarkable woman and she touched so many peoples lives, I'm so glad to have known this Great woman. The Scrummy Design Team has decided to Run, Walk or Crawl the Race for Life on the 13th July in her memory, so any spare pennies will be greatly received for this wonderful charity.

Its Saturday..............that means a new Scrummy Blog Challenge. Today challenge to use buttons on your creations was set by Vanessa. Checkout the Scrummy Blog to see the details and to see what the design team has created. This week I have used this fun photo of James, he always give that cheeky grin whenever the camera was out..........such a poser!! I used a sketch from my favourite book of the moment Designing with Recipes book, this book is fab and brimming with ideas and sketch. The patterned paper and buttons are from the Chalk Garden Kit which is now reduced to a ridiculous price to make way for new this space

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Its my turn to set the scrummy challenge on the blog......................I challenge you to use a number(s) on layout or card. Heres my exaple using french twist papers and designing with recipe book............I especially love this book full of excellent ideas and lots of great sketches.

also been playing with Out and About kit..............and I love this layout of Anna

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Love is in the air

Well its Saturday again and another Scrummy Challenge. This week sees Maria challenge you to create a love themed card/layout. Remember to give it a go and you could be up for a prize.

Heres my example completed using Love Elsie Roxy kit which is unfortunately sold out at Scrummy Stash Cafe.

My design team kit arrived yesterday from Scrummy Stash Cafe....................gorgeous papers from The french twist collection. Buy your kit here

Heres an example using kit