Tuesday, 28 December 2010

echo park

I'm just loving the Christmas collections "everybody loves Christmas" and "wintertime" from Echo Park, fun and funky papers will be looking out for new collections in 2011. I've never really been a one for Christmas layouts but these papers really inspired me along with all the fabby creations on the Echo Park Facebook page

Heres my lastest creations.....not a big fan of stickers but loved these bright and cheerful ones.

Monday, 27 December 2010

review of 2010

This year I haven't been very creative not many layouts done but will create a My Top 5 layouts of the year. Towards the end of year I got a few layouts done with Kirsty's Wednesday Night scrapping with facebook, next year I promise to get involved in more challenges on the blogs.........let me know you have a favourite challenge you follow.

The first one was created with one of favourite paper ranges of 2010 from Pink Paislee "Bayberry collection"
I used a sketch from Inspired blueprints blog

2nd one was completed using a kit from Sarah's cards, using "vintage poppy papers from Lily bee" these papers were also a new find for 2010.................will be looking out for other collections in 2011. Love the layout, created using a pencil line sketch, but think the journalling need a bit of tweeking

 the 3rd created using another pencil line sketch and papers from a Sarah card kit featuring bo bunny flutterby papers. This layout was well out of my comfort zone.

 4th is a bit fun and funky......using a sketch from Kirsty Wiseman and papers from Paper dolls collection by Crate Papers.

5th features another sketch from pencil lines papers from a kit from "my scrapbook nook" my minds eyes "so sophie" collection

be back tomorrow with a couple more layouts that I have completed recently.......

Thursday, 16 December 2010

wedding card

Well now just 9 days to go and still struggling to get pressies sorted, hopefully will wrap what little I've got today, after walking pooch in the rain (tipping down here, at least its not snow at moment, but I want hold me breathe as I know its on its way), and then a visit to hairdressers ( I'm not a great one for hairdressers, always go in looking for a change and always come out with just a trim) hopefully today I'm going to brave, although I love the length don't want anything too short...............but a change is what I need.

A few months ago I met an uber talented lady, called Kim that runs the most fabulous cake business called "love cake", pop over to her website and see some of her scrummy creations...........and yes they taste delightful too. She asked me to create a card she could send out with her wedding cake orders..........this is what I created, very simple but she loved them.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

10 days to go........

Oh my poor poor neglected blog, just dont seem to have any time or energy to get creative at seems to be passing me by a hundred miles a hour. Well its 10 days to the big day, and house isn't ready, no shopping I'm getting more stressed as the days goes by, one year I will be organised and not super stressed. Last night I wrote Christmas cards, so thats one thing off the list, and the list is long, very long. Think I'm going to be a busy bee tomorrow on my day off.

here is a Christmas card I have made for family this year, very simple design..........a very old "anita's" stamp, and some paper from ki memories, added a bit of sparkle with stickles.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

another class/challenge

heres my attempt at the " frosty the snowman" challenge on UKS............ photograph supplied by Rab

Amazing Sunset

think thats me done for the tonight.............tired and wine now kicking in :)

my class

My class on UKS has gone live at it is

Was very nervous when it went live thought nobody would have a go.............but the gallery is filling up with lots of fabby many talented peeps out there, thanks if you have taken part if not why bloody not, get a wriggle on.

A winters tale

Cyber crop weekend

Here is my attempt at the "learning to ski class by maria" just got it uploaded in the nick of time to collect points..........not sure now much else I'll get done hopefully another class or two.



Friday, 19 November 2010

whoop whoop

Happy Friday...................hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend.

Few weeks ago Scrappybunny from UKS, asked me if I would like to do a project class for the cyber crop which takes place on 3rd, 4th and 5th Dec.............wel I thought about it for about 60 secs and said yes, I was very honoured to be asked. It was quite daunting task, but it's all done and dusted and the supply list has just gone up on the forum HERE. I would like lots of peeps to have a go..............teehee I'm a bit excited. ***waves*** at all the fairies out there.

We off to see Harry Potter tomorrow night, so tonight we gona watch last two films to get in the mood, hopefully  I have read enough of the book (about 2/3rd of way through) to see past part one............I love Harry Potter.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Bit Chilly

Well winter is well and truly here, nights draw in dark about what better than spending a night scrapping with the heating on. As it was Wednesday I scrapped with friends online at Kirsty's Wednesday Night Crop, join the group on Fb here, and join in the fun next week the more the merrier. Heres this week's sketch provide by the the talented Kirsty Wiseman. I choose a photograph we took on the first day we got our new puppy, Mable, she beautiful and we love her too bits, many more layouts to come me thinks.


Supplies used papers from Fly a kite by October Afternoon, string and some thickers............also a bit of a pizza box, that calender dot was from a kit from Sarahs Cards from months ago, not sure what brand.

heres a more recently photo of our pooch, Mable, shes  now 14 weeks...........I'm sure this will be scrapped very soon.

Did you know there's a Cyber Crop on UKS weekend of the 3rd Dec????.................hope you join in, I registered and I'm a Christmas Fairy...........Have you registered???

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Its been a little awhile

I havent blogged in two weeks, not really had anything crafty to share. Tonight I scrapped along with the facebook girls on Kirsty Wednesday night online crop, sketch is here. Kirsty was feeling a little unwell night so no live stream............hope you feel better soon. I'm quite happy with my layout even though I struggle with my mojo tonight.......I missed off the circles but added a few doodles to create some detail. Photograph are of me and my old school friend Lisa we have been friends since we were 13, that was a few years ago.................we also share a birthday.


supplies used Crate papers from the paperdoll and brook collections, some bazzil edges (which were orange, changed colour with an ink pad and a couple of set of thickers, loving those glossy alphas. Just kept it simple didnt add too much detail.

I'm on a bit of a scrapping mission, details cant be share just yet......................but will share as soon as I can, just like to say I was very flattered at the request.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Wednesday night crop

Its been a little while since I share something, but at moment I have a lot going on. Last night with James off to the match I joined in again with the challange on Kirsty Wiseman's Blog, here is the sketch we followed. I love Wednesday nights scrapping.....................just me and my dog haha

I used some brand new Echo park christamas papers, not used their papers before but was well impressed with the quality and the colours are gorgeous, just added a little string, a couple of pins and some thickers. Love these cutie pictures of james when he was about 18 months old, bustin his moves on the the dancefloor at a christmas party in 1997..........awh where do all the years go??? 

Thanks Kirsty for the wonderful sketch and the inspiration. x

Well I have some creating to be getting on with today after a coffee and a catch up with Amanda, hope shes feeling well enough................although cant share right now, ooooh exciting stuff in my little world.

Monday, 18 October 2010

happy birthday pencil lines

Yesterday was Pencil lines sketch blog's 4th birthday................they celebrate with a whole day of sketches. So thought I'd join in using sketch #145

heres my attempt of the sketch

Girls night Out

used papers from My Mind Eyes....So Sophie Savvy papers, mme alphas, martha stewart butterfly punch, pearls, gems, string, martha stewart border "lace doilly" punch, some thickers and felt rik rak.

Hopefully will be back on Thursday, with something scrummy from the Wednesday online crop

Thursday, 14 October 2010

more Wednesday night scrapping

I'm loving my Wednesday night scrapping, with the help of kirsty's sketches,she posts sketch about 8pm on her blog................there is usually a challenge too. I'm well inspired and become strangely creative. The online chat was funny, even made James chuckle. Lots of gorgeous layouts created and all so different, made me think about how we all started at the same point and end up with something completely different. I have tweeked my layout a little from last night, actually just added some journalling strips

Today is my day off but had to endure the joys of Asda............I'm sure online shopping is the way to go

supplies used are mainly papers from Crate (that just arrived yesterday) some title complete without them  and a bit string, ooooh and some stitching.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Monday Monday

Well thats the weekend sadly over..........Saturday went to WeightWatchers to get weighed and amazingly lost another 4lbs, so now only got 9lbs to goal, but thinking maybe need to loose another half a stone on top of that....10 stone seems a more likely target.

Yesterday the girls came over for a spot of lunch and a bit of scrapping...........I came up with this layout using  October Afternoon papers, based on Wendy's Pencil line sketch (#206). Checkout Wendys blog, fab work from a oober talented lady..............this week she has some fab card sketches to follow, I must have a go.

We think mice are rather nice

James loved this Cat n Mouse game when he was younger, also combined it with a well loved song as a title.

Hopefully will be back with something from Kirsty's Wednesday night online crop......I love Wednesdays.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Heres Mable

Last night we had an addition to our family, shes a nine week old Border Collie called "Mable" shes sooo gorgeous, but into everything. Bless she sat at my feet last night while I scrapped, well it was Kirsty's Wednesday Challenge, great sketch last night and I think I got 3 of the elements out of 5. 

Heres my version

supplies used patterned papers from Crate, chit chat sticker from 3 bugs, title various thickers, string and some metal buttons

Saturday, 2 October 2010

A quick card

Thank goodness its the weekend.........this week has flown, but has been difficult. Today going to walk to get lots of fresh sea air, looks a bit chill but its sunny out there. Also need to get stuck in with my xmas cards as going to start taking orders in the next week or so.......

leave you today with a quick card using martha stewart butterfly stamp and some cosmo cricket papers from a 6x6 pad, still trying to use up odd bits and scraps.

Have a fabby weekend x

Thursday, 30 September 2010

I'm loving Wednesdays

I know its Thursday, but had to wait til today to get a half decent picture. I'm loving Kirsty's online line crop, on a Wednesday night, you either use the sketch or a 5 product challenge or even both if you are really clever......why not pop over to her blog here and see what's going on. I used her fabulous sketch, I got a bit lost and my layout didn't quite follow the sketch, but hey ho!!! After sticking and thinking, then re thinking and re sticking...............ended with something I was quite happy with. 

All about me

Supplies used "claire" paper and ribbon from SEI, couple of martha Stewart punches, Jenni Bowlin butterflies, october afternoon fonts, thickers alphas, stamps away journalling stamp and a bit of bling.

Might actually tweek it a bit and add some stitching, which I didnt get round to last deadline was looming.

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Sunday Walk

As you may know I'm trying desperately trying to loose weight, so as well as dieting I'm trying to walk about 30 miles a week and along with my running (haha only 3 miles at a time) three times a week. Well today I popped my ipod in and set off for the normal 5 miles..........................................................a little while later found myself in Seaburn which I think is about 5 miles from home, then I had to walk all the way back, so today clocked 10 miles today. Heres a photo of the view on the way back, was extremely windy need to get a wooly hat to keep my ears warm.

Right now for the scrapping...........I've been playing with this sketch from Alix's blog great sketch thanks for inspiration.....whoop whoop 2nd layout of the week.


suppiles used most Pink Paislee "Bayberry" pattterned paper, flip it notes, pleated ribbon, also gems, thickers, martha stewart butterfly punch, and a couple of blossoms with a brad from my stash.

Final Xmas Card...........Well for now!!

Todays card  has a bit of a folk art look. I have use more KI Memories paper.....phew think thats it all used up (promise myself I wasnt going to buy anymore xmas papers til I have used up stash), also used various snowflake dies, a bit of sparkle and bling.......

be back a little later as last night I scrapped using a sketch and some yummy Pink Paislee papers, will photograph and post after our long Sunday morning walk.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Hooray Its the weekend

Hooray Its the weekend, I dont have any plans but kinda like that sometimes on a weekend. I plan to chill, watch some movies, catch up with reading (my reading pile just keeps getting longer, really must take a photo and maybe scrap it) and tonight will be watching the x factor, snuggled up on sofa with James, maybe we'll even treat ourselves to a bit of choccy too.............yummy.

Heres today's card..........I've kept it simple, love this santa stamp its a few years old, not sure where its from, Ive coloured in with promarkers and added a touch of sparkle. The papers are old too from ki memories again. I didnt feel the need to add anything else, but now I've uploaded I'm not sure, love to know what you think...........does it need a greeting or something else???

Friday, 24 September 2010

day 5

Its a very quick post today, as only home for a hour from work and need to eat, also prepare tea.....why isnt there more hours in the day??????

So today is day 5 xmas card

suppiles used ki memories papers, marianne snowflake die and xcut snowflake punch..........and a bit of glitter card yes purple has made another appearance

Be back tomorrow.......................happy Friday

Thursday, 23 September 2010


Phew.............................Its Thursday already, this week has flown, but glad its nearly the weekend.

I scrapped again last night, I loved it........................god I miss scrapping. I spend far too much time making cards and find myself doing less crafting for myself, need to find more................anyone any idea where I can get some???

On todays card........very simple card using some 3 bugs papers and a bit of cutting.....simples!!!

now the dilemma what to cook for tea........................maybe chicken casserole, well will have to pop to the shops for some fresh veg. Have a good day and catch you all later. 

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

oh what a mess

Well heres the state of my sitting room floor at this moment in time, just finished scrapping with Kirsty online crop, its great fun...............everyone should join in HERE. I followed the sketch and here is what I came up with, photograph not great as taking with phone again.........will try taking another in daylight tomorrow. Hopefully I have captured the retro feel.


supplies used kraft card stock, "So sophie" papers from MME, large spellbinders snowflake die, fabric thickers in chocolate, So Sophie alphas, string, ribbon and buttons.

Day three of xmas cards

Morning All

Heres todays card.

supplies use some old Christmas papers from Making Memories, cuttlebug alpha die, snowflake die from mariannne design, xcut snowflake punch and some gems. I am loving this colour combo, it will feature in alot of my Christmas cards this year.

Well its Wednesday, so tonight will see Kirsty reveal another sketch so hopefully will be all sorted to join in again really enjoyed it last week, so maybe something scrappy to share later.

This morning off for a run, then meeting a friend for a coffee, and a girlie chat.............then off to work later. 

Also I'd like to wish my scrapping friend Mrs Ladybabe aka Sally a very Happy Birthday

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

DAY TWO.............Here comes the purple flurry

Whoop whoop!!! just realised my layout for Kirsty challenge has made the home page on UKS......That made me smile.....

Heres next card, I dug deep in my stash for the stamp of this rather cute angel, combined it with a forever friends message stamp, xcut snowflake and some papers from "craft house" not heard of them but they were fairly cheap and I quite liked the colour combo..........and PURPLE glitter card.

Keep your eyes peeled for another appearance from the PURPLE, actually possibly a couple more

Monday, 20 September 2010

First day of Christmas Card designs

Happy Monday

Here as promised is the first of my week long of Christmas card posting, also hoping to get some other stuff uploaded to so keep your eyes peeled.

supplies used MME papers from Colourful Christmas collection (2009), stamped message from dovecraft and some stickles glitter cut with cuttlebug die. (sorry about quality of pic, used my phone as camera acting itself.

Today I'm back to work after a couple of weeks holiday. actually looking forward to getting back into some sort of routine again.....think I'm going to be a busy busy bee, what with all the crafting, walking/running, working and the usual dreaded household chores, it'll keep me out of mischief for awhile...............

Well I'm off now to get a few supplies to finish off a couple more Christamas designs.

Have a good day

Angie x

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Happy 30th Birthday to the GNR

Well today is the 30th Great North Run........Firstly well like the congratulate everyone I know for taking part and doing such great times. You were all great. My 3 mile is a long way off the 13.1 mile.......haha but its a start. Not sure if I've been inspired to do it myself, never been one of those people that say "I'll do it next year".........maybe one day.

Heres another card................using scraps of De lovely papers.

Remember to check back tomorrow for the 1st Xmas a week of Xmas cards

Saturday, 18 September 2010


I'm a little worried as I'm having a purple moment..............just made another xmas card in purple. I dont like purple so why am I loving it!!! HELP!!!

Well today I didnt lose any weight..........actually gain a pound, in spite of walking 20 mile and running 9.5. Diet will be stepped up come Monday. Tonight I'm mostly making more xmas cards, but will leave you with another card.

supplies used more De lovely papers, martha stewart border punch "doily lace", stamped message and a couple of blooms and a gem

Starting Monday I'm going to be posting a Xmas a day for the next week, well that'll get my posting up for September and will hopefully get to share some of my "learn something new everyday" class uploaded. So pop along.

It's Saturday

Its Saturday and means WEIGH DAY..........., hoping to lose 2lbs, so fingers crossed.

heres another card with the delightful De lovely papers from Cosmo Cricket, love this little message stamp, which came with a set of popcorn bear stamps, think the ribbon is autumn leaves its really old but matches papers perfectly and blooms.

be back later to let you know how the dreaded weigh goes...............

Friday, 17 September 2010


Well its day 5 of the running schedule, today is rest day. I'm looking foward to treating myself to a couple of glasses of wine tonight........while sitting surrounded by all things Christmas, well it is only 99 days away. Yesterday I purchased some purple..............yes purple glitter card, and people who know me well, will be very surprised and actually need some more. Also saw a purple dress I liked..........whats happening to ME!!

I'll leave you for today with a very summery card........

supplies used pp cosmo cricket "delovely", sizzix die and a marieanne designs butterfly die, bit of doodling, gems and some 3d paint.......very simple.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Welcome me

Well well well.............its been such a long time since I blogged.

Where do I start......................

Firstly I have been trying to lose weight since May.......well I've lost about 19 pounds up to now, and got about 14 pounds to go. Weight lost is beginning to show now and finding most of my clothes don't fit anymore, so will have to buy a few new key pieces for the Autumn. I have been generally power walking about 20 to 30 miles a week most weeks apart from a couple weeks break when I was poorly. Now my health is on the up.....I've teamed up with James for a bit of running. Tonight is day 4 and we managed another 3 miles, I'll well proud of James and also myself..............thats 9.5 mile so far this week.

I joined Shimelle's new class for September........"Learn something new everyday" I'm a little behind in the prompts, but promise to show some stuff soon.

As I've been off work this last week or so, I have started the dreaded Xmas cards, made about 20ish of three good start.

Last night I joined Kirsty Wiseman in her weekly online class on her blog, theres also a facebook group feel free to join HERE..................used the sketch she provided and a hour and half later, using a Scrapbook Nook kit (that was unused).....I had my first layout in months, thanks Kirsty for your inspiration.


supplies used pp from lily bee, thickers, october afternoon mini alphas, chipboard, ink and some string.

Well hopefully I'm back to blogging more regularly now........goodnight for now

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Rainy days

Weather is awful at moment whatever happened to that lovely sunshine..........well ideal weather for crafting.

heres another Father's Day card using again 360 degrees from Pink Paislee, been using the 6x6 pad, great from card making and means can keep the 12 x 12 papers for me....haha


Well diet seem to be going well also added some power walking three times week, walked from about 45 mins up and downhill last night even though it was didnt put us off. 

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Sunday blues

Well my diet seems to be going well, lost another pound and a half this week, which makes total lost in two weeks four and a half pounds. Although did think I might have lost more this week as been really good. Well onwards and upwards...............23 and half to go!!!

Nothing much going on at moment, been working a few extra hours...................extra pennies also helps

leave you with another father day cards using 360 degrees range.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Father's day card

Hope everyone had a lovely bank holiday weekend. On Saturday I started my day getting weighed at weightwatchers lost 3lb in first week, 25lbs to go................yipee! Then a bit shopping with my mum. On Sunday had a quiet very lazy day, then went to see the MooBs again at The Mile.............they were great as ever. As Father's Day is a pproaching fast thought I best get myself into gear and started creating some new cards. These feature Pink Paislee 360 degrees paper collection, some kraft and buttons.......think the alpha are from October afternoon. Well some more to come but at least its a start...

Friday, 14 May 2010

New Card

Just a very quick post today, finished a new card for a special order.........and i'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I used mostly Pink Paislee "cupid papers" (think theses well feature a lot in next few cards as I have lots of scrap to use up), also added some of the new Basic Grey "basic" range...........I did cut into a 12x12 piece and Martha Stewart punches..............think the pin came from Papermaze. 

Have a fabby Friday and I'll catch up at the weekend.

Angie x 

Monday, 10 May 2010

One very productive day.

Well hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Today I've got the Monday morning feeling, a very long list of to do stuff, but guess what no motivation. So thought I'd easy into the week by blogging then packing cards from the weekend. All these cards are made with scraps, I stuck to a similar colour theme............ there's alot more to come as scrap box is overflowing. I'm trying my best the reduce the amount of stash that I DON'T USE by using it up, selling on e bay and giving it all the stash needs to fit in one cupboard, that my dad is going to customise to store all my stuff, then can close the door instead of boxes piled up all over the floor in my bedroom. Yesterday spent all day in pj's card making.......................and didnt finish off til after 11pm, 20ish cards made, did have a few breaks, very productive day.

Thanks for looking, Angie x