Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Mother's Day

We have three busy days  here next week, starting this Sunday, which in the UK is Mother's Day, followed by our Son's 15th birthday on Monday and then it's my birthday on Tuesday. So we will have a full house on Sunday, with my parents and granparents coming for a roast lunch, then being joined later by my sister and her family for a party tea.
Here's the card i've just made for Mum, using only cardstock, a couple of MS punches, and a couple of cuts from the Cricut Home Accents cart.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Milk carton

Here's another little project i made with the Sarah's Cards March kit. If you would like to see how i made it check out the Sarah's Cards blog here.
This would be great to pop a small gift in for Mother's day or fill with mini chocolate eggs for Easter.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Sarah's Cards March kit.

I'm not sure where the months go, as we're already heading towards the end of March, which means the Sarah's Cards kit subscribers are all receiving their March kits. This months kit features papers from October Afternoon - Modern Homemaker. Here's just a few of the items i made using this gorgeous kit,

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Weekend giveaway!!!!

Over on the Squiggle Stamps blog this weekend there is a fabulous giveaway. Tracy is giving you the chance to win some gorgeous spring digi stamps. Just pop over the Squiggle Stamps blog and leave a comment on this post to be in with the chance of winning, good luck.

Here are some projects i have made previously featuring the images you could win,

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Mummy & Me

Here as promised is another one of the layouts i created at the Sarah's Cards retreat last weekend, (i've even scrapped a page since i've been home!). I'm not sure why i stopped scrapping and starting making cards because i still enjoy it. I had so much fun playing with these gorgeous MME Stella & Rose - Hazel papers, and that lace effect stamp stamps so cleanly, i just love it! The photo's are of Me and my Mum in 1968.

Friday, 11 March 2011

New sketch challenge

The new monthly sketch challenge has just been posted on the Sarah's Cards blog along with stunning examples by some of the design team. Vanessa has designed a great sketch for us this month.
As i was in the company of what i perceive to be some of the most talented scrappers in the UK, i made the most of all the creative vibes flying around and did a bit of scrapping myself, something i sadly don't have time to do very often, so i'm a little out of practice. But i managed to make this layout featuring a sunset photo taken on the evening of our wedding in Cyprus in 2005.
The gorgeous papers i used are all from MME Stella & Rose - Hattie .

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Sarah's Cards 2nd Retreat

This weekend was the 2nd Sarah's Cards retreat in Warrington, i drove up on Thursday, leaving home at 9am and arriving at the hotel just after 2pm, it was a long and lonely journey but i'm so proud of myself that i did it.
Just like last year the whole weekend was a blast. I loved spending time with Sarah, Lianne and the rest of the DT girls, wish we could all get together more often. There were 6 fabulous classes, make and takes, challenges, and a very well stocked shop. On Saturday evening we had a few games of bingo, which had the room fall silent.  I was the caller and got a fit of the giggles, i blame Sarah/Lianne and  a few mishaps with the balls.

We all had to decorate our own canvas aprons this year. I made lots of flowers from Buckram, using the Tim Holtz Tattered flowers die, and used almost three whole bottles of Mica Mists!

I assisted the mega talented Rachael Elliott in the classroom. Here's my example of the layout she was teaching. It was a fabulous class and very Rachael.

I actually made three layouts over the weekend, which i will share later.

I can't wait until November when we get to do it all again, with different classes of course.
There are a very limited number of spaces left for November (only 5 as i type), and you can checkout all the details here.