Thursday, October 25, 2012

Still Here!

I can't believe it has been a whole month since I did a blog post, life just seems to be getting busier and busier! Justin and I had a few weeks time off together at the beginning of October which was lovely and we had some lovely weekends away and day trips but all of that left very little time for any scrapping.
I thought I would share a few layouts that I had published in the September issue of Scrap 365....

 I used another photo of Amelie when she was only a few days old.

I love this old photo of my sister, she looks so serious!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Paperarts Tour Bus

This weekend I had the pleasure of joining 50 ladies on the Paperarts Tour Bus in Swindon and what a great weekend we all had. Sue, Rachel and Irene had put together a wonderful weekend with lots of lovely treats for the delegates from cupcakes to fab goodie bags and some amazing classes from Michelle Mogford, Lisa Saunders, Elaine Rolfe, Penny Kafai, Sandi Vincent and Helen Beaton.
I taught three classes and inflicted rather a lot of fussy cutting on the poor ladies, I think a lot of them will be nursing very sore hands today......sorry ladies!
My first class was using some gorgeous Crate Pretty Party papers...

I think this is one of my favourite photos of Rebecca, it was one that I took in June on her birthday.

For my second class I used some gorgeous photos of Amelie, she is such a little cutie.....

These Prima Sunkissed papers are so soft and beautiful just perfect for such a delicate little girl.

For my final class I had to use some Websters, I am still totally loving this Sunday Picnic range...

I have to say a huge thank you to Sue, Rachel and Irene for inviting me to the retreat and to all the ladies for making my weekend such fun, thank you :) xx

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Bit Of News and A Few Pages To Share

I have been really busy with work and life in general lately so don't have much scrapping to share but I can show you a couple of pages that I made a few months ago for a feature in the August edition of Scrap 365, the article focuses on adding edges.

I know that a lot of you know I was redeployed a few months ago and had to go full time, the job is fantastic but it has meant a huge drop in my free time and I was really struggling to fit in my scrapping and getting very stressed about it. I realised I had to make some changes and the only change I could make was to reduce my scrapping commitments. It was such a hard decision to make, one which I struggled over for weeks, but I have resigned from my position on My Creative Scrapbook design team and ATDML. I would like to thank Pam and her amazing team of girls for giving me such an amazing year on the team, Mel and Jill at ATDML for the opportunity to design for their shop and also you, my blog followers, for all the lovely comments you left on my pages. Thank you all so much.
I will still be scrapping but just not as much (you haven't got rid of me all together!) you will still find me in Scrap 365 and I will definitely be checking out all your blogs to see your gorgeous creations.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Creative Scrapbook Blog Hop

Welcome to My Creative Scrapbook Blog Hop!

Pam and the design team are thrilled to celebrate the reveal of the beautiful September kits with an inspiration-filled blog hop complete with PRIZES!

If you are hopping along with us, you should have arrived here from, Melissa Vettorels blog.  If you just happened to stop by here to check in on me, please head over to the My Creative Scrapbook blog and start the blog hop from there so that you don't miss out on any of the inspiration, prizes, and fun!

Be sure to leave comments as you hop along to each blog... your name could be drawn for one of the prizes!

This month, I worked with the Limited Edition Kit.  Here is a photo of the kit:

Here is what I created with this beautiful kit:

We are so excited about our kits and hope that you are, too.  For more information about any of the kits, or to reserve your kit, please visit

Before you go, remember to leave a comment and follow my blog to be eligible for the prize drawings!

Your next stop on the blog hop is Shell Carman,

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August Scrap 365 - Small Photos

In the August edition of Scrap 365 I had a layout published which was included in a feature about incorporating small photos on your pages, if you haven't seen the article there were some amazing layouts in there. I thought I would share my page with you today....

Back issues of the magazine are available here if you fancy a look.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Cover Girl!

I was so excited when my September copy of Scrap 365 dropped onto the mat last week and I opened it to find my gorgeous daughter Emily on the cover! Another achievement to add to her CV..... cover girl at 17! lol


Sunday, August 19, 2012

August Sketch Challenge

Fancy a challenge with the chance to win a great prize? Have you seen this months sketch challenge over at My Creative Sketches? The challenge is running until the 14th September and you can find all the details here.
For my layout I used gorgeous Graphic 45 Ladies Diary papers, I think this paper range is one of my favourites at the moment, I love everything about it!

Here is this months sketch...

and here is the stunning prize that Pam has put together for you...


Monday, August 13, 2012

Scrap 365 - Ways With Lace

My first project for Scrap 365 was published in June and I was so excited to see my pages in print, my article concentrated on showing different ways to use lace on a project.

My photo of this page isn't great, I have to say the photography is Scrap 365 is amazing, they manage to capture all the depth and detail! I wish I knew how they did it!

Emily got to meet her idol, Ed Sheeran last year and managed to get this great photo taken so it had to be scrapped!