Friday, December 31, 2010

He has his tools, I have mine!

This is from our "Christmas in July" weekend in Tootgarook this year. A friend of mine has a holiday home there and a bunch of us go for a crafting weekend. Much food (for this read chocolate and other sweet goodies) is taken and consumed along with a little alcohol. Takeaways or eating out are the order of the day as we don't want to waste precious time cooking and cleaning up. Every surface is covered with all manner of crafter equipment and completed projects (growing as the weekend progresses). This year I managed to get quite a few Christmas cards made.
The poor old car groans when I pack up to go, taking everything apart from the kitchen sink, I have a large estate car (wagon for the non British readers) and every available bit of space is used, just as well I don't have to bring anyone else with me!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


This layout is from a trip to Queensland a couple of years back where we spent the day exploring Brisbane. It was winter time so the weather wasn't particularly warm, the previous day Kevin and Holly had braved White Water World, I had stayed fully clothed and just photographed the day, well someone has to, don't they!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Here are two layouts of Holly at very different ages. What an angelic little face the top one is, where has that little girl gone? Now a very "grumpy teenager"!
Girly Girl -I just loved this paper as soon as I saw it and sought out a photo that would suit it, this layout went off to my Mum for her album. the photo was taken when Holly was eight by a friend of Mum's in their back garden.
School Camp layout - Holly had a fantastic time trying things she would never normally get to do, she thoroughly enjoyed the whole week, especially the evenings where everyone gathered together for supper, chatting about their day.

Girly Girl:
Paper - Prima
Chipboard Title - Scrapware

School Camp:
Rub On - Kaiser craft
Rhinestone flourish - Prima
Overlay - Daisy D's
Camp sticker - Jolees
Laughter phrase - Sara Books Hot of the Press
Journalling square - Bella Scrapbooking
Small tag - Old one from my stash

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Gift bags

This is one of the reasons I have been so slow to post, I made about 25 of these bags for various friends and colleagues. Inside there were separate bags of home baked shortbread, gingerbread men and yummy fudge.

The main tag is the Top Note die from Stampin Up, scalloped circle also Stampin Up
Leaves, Berries, Holly, Swirl - Sizzix dies
Border punches various designs all EK Success
Greeting Circles - Craftwork Cards (a UK based company)
Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A post at last!

Hold your breath, it's a new post! I have been busy making Xmas cards, pressies and such like and also scrapping but never seem to have the time to get it on the blog.

This was my birthday bash back in March, I thought as it will soon be birthday time again, I had better do this one first. Look at the dessert plate to share, truly scrumptious.