Saturday, 31 December 2011

A Golden Moment....

I've been creating again for Tattered Inspirations, and this time with bottle tops that Carol sent...

They make groovy centres for flowers!   I'm pretty happy how these have turned out! 
The seam binding is gorgeous too!

Hannah in front of a sea of yellow!

Happy New Year to you all too!
Weve been to a party and now are going to watch some fireworks from our veranda
The weather has been gorgeous today - so its a lovely clear night

All the best for a fabulous 2012!


Friday, 30 December 2011

Tattered Inspirations

Carol of Tattered Inspirations Etsy sent me some tiles to play with (along with some other fab bits and pieces too) And I SOOOO love her seam binding!!  There isnt very often where you wont see a bow or two on my work somewhere!

With some 'seaside' tiles I created a net-like banner - they are adorable to work with! And sent with the tiles were two little golden charms which hang 'charmingly' from the net too

This was me with my family in 1965 at one of our fave family past-times - being at the beach!

I might try think of other ways to 'banner' the tiles (grin)

Oooh and Tattered Inspiration is sponsoring Let's Get Shabby #30 at the moment!
Hope to see you there!


Here's two LO's Ive completed for Global Scrappers
 (with seam binding from Tattered Inspirations)

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

My December Daily 2011

Here it is all finished!

Note to self:
Wont pre-prepare one again!
The one thing I've learnt this time around (this is my third) that I've spent more time rearranging and adding in pages than I would if I'd created pages day by day in December as I've gone along like in previous years (lol)
Every year I learn something new though the one thing that stays the same is I love the end result!
The album is based on Simple Stories Christmas Kit
the overlay is Fancy Pants  and the Covers are Teresa Collins which is from the Noel Kit - some of which is also below. The covers are covered the AC Kraft

Some of the journaling has been blurred for privacy in some cases (wink)

If you want to follow a full thread about its creation with other fab scrappers ideas and thoughts, then click here to Scrap Therapy

Tomorrow I'll pack up all my decorations and put my December Dailys away with them until next year

I cant believe Christmas comes and goes so fast!

Hope you had a wonderful festive season too!

Here are my
December 2012
December 2010
December 2009

Here's some links to Scrap Therapy's
December Daily 2012
December Daily 2011

Sunday, 25 December 2011



Enjoy the company of your friends and family
Eat, laugh and be merry!


Friday, 16 December 2011

LESSology, Scrap Therapy and Tattered Inspirations

Got a few things to show you....

Its been very busy here!!

First up here's my
 Scrap Therapy Project
Christmas Lists - you can find the details HERE


LESSology... is all about Frames!!
I've cut out a diecut 12x12 paper and used it to frame this piece below.
You can find the step by step HERE


And look at these lovelies from
Cant wait to play!


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

New Background with a Festive Feel!

Not sure what happened but my last background decided to shrink, and the place supplying the URL had some issues so thought it was the perfect opportunity to give the blog a bit of a Christmas makeover. I love the sides of this background but found it very difficult to find a header to match?? So kinda came up with the one above the best I could manage. Hmn, I wonder why headers arent made to match backgrounds? I guess alot of people make their own or use their own photography etc? Hmmn

Its still really busy here with end of year 'stuff'' still happening especially with the girls.
And both the girls and I have been in the garden getting it looking lovely again after its been neglected the last few months other than the good old mow and pulling a few weeds here and there, so our time is pretty much outside instead of inside scrapping at the moment!

Nevertheless, here are some DT comittments which are ready to show you

You can find the link HERE for the tutorial

As we had Meaghan home last month from London, I took some early 'Christmas' photos of the girls
and then put this together more of an album, but an OTP too!

Global Scrappers Shabby Challenge

ANd to finish off... some festive photos

Paige just before a performance of Handel's' Messiah'
(the only time I could sneak a pic!)

Both the girls after their singing concert
They had to wear black and white

Just love this photo of Hannah