Friday, 28 September 2007


As I am still (im)patiently waiting for my Christmas Tildas to arrive I coloured in my ballerina stamp using Christmassy colours and made my first Christmas card of the year :)As Robert and I are both loving Heroes at the moment he(yes DH!) made this LO for my birthday showing some celebs who share the same birthday as me - so sweet (well apart from the crappy photo of me :D ) Anyone know how to get staz-on off your rubber stamps when its not cleaned straight away :D

(The smudged bits aren't on the original LO - just edited to remove some personal details - should have edited the rubbish photo too :D )

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Some Birthday Cards...

I made this card for my friend's wee boy who will be 1 on Tuesday - can't believe he is a year old already. Stamp is by PennyBlack , with a little Magnolia Ladybird and papers are from a DCWV stack.
Then Kenny decided he wanted to join in with the card-making too and made this one for his sister's birthday next week.

Friday, 21 September 2007

Today's cards...

Have had a lovely relaxing day today. Robert was off work so after Kx2 left for school we headed up to Ikea for breakfast - £2.65 for two of us (and it was only that "dear" because Robert had the big breakfast LOL ).

Quick stop off in Braehead then Robert took me over to Craftology at Hillington. This is the first time I've been there since they moved from the centre of Johnstone and I was impressed - plenty of space and tons of stock. I got a couple of Penny Black stamps (to fuel my new cardmaking/stamping addiction while I wait for some more Magnolia stamps to arrive) and a gorgeous funky alphabet, a water brush and some twinkling H2Os.
Off to Greenock next to hit the pound shops for party bag treats for Kirsten's party next week, then back in time for Kenny coming home from school.

Today's card offerings....

... I love how the trainers turned out on "cool" edwin. LOL

Thursday, 20 September 2007

And another one...

Don't most people start out cardmaking then switch to scrapbooking - LOL

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

And yet more...

And another couple of cards using the Magnolia stamps :D

I {heart} Magnolia stamps

Quick post to show some cards I made with my lovely new Magnolia stamps - I'm not even a cardmaker and couldn't resist these little cuties LOL

I can also upload my DT stuff for Angel Crafts now - a LO of my Dad (bless!!!) using BG Periphery papers (love this range so much)

And a mini tag album - bound together using my bind-it-all

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Just a quick update to include some stuff I made this weekend.

First up was a birthday card for Kirsten's "fiance" - He was 7 on Saturday. DD will be 8 in 2 weeks!

Don't ask - its all very serious. At one point they were going to immigrate to Australia but have now decided to stay in Scotland. They were also going to get a husky dog but decided against that as it wouldn't be good with the kids (crazy!!!!!)

They are both Dr Who daft so I made them into the Dr and Rose for the card. They both liked it - quite a lot :D

Anyway future son-in-law had a ceramic painting party which went surprisingly well - I stayed to help and in fact it was remarkably mess free.

I also attempted this sort of freestylie LO but I am not very sure about it. There was a discussion over on UKS and I realised that I NEVER stick on photos at an angle aka squinty!
Still couldn't do it - but I did cut around the photo for a change!

Also Kirsten started making the invites for her party - you cant see very well from the photo but they are an envelope type card and we will make a tag to go inside each one, when I have firmed up the arrangements later in the week.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

August Class Layout

As usual I am more than happy for anyone to use the following instructions for their personal use but please do not copy them (either to teach your own classes or to post elsewhere online) without permission.
Thank you :)

And tonight we were scrapping our photos from last month.


1 sheet dark brown cardstock
3 co-ordinating patterned papers (the ones in the example are by EKSuccess)
Chipboard letters
Acrylic paint
Dark Brown or Charcoal chalk ink
Blue embroidery thread


Paint pre-cut chipboard title (Cuttlebug Olivia font)
using acrylic paint. Leave to one side to dry.


Crop 3 photos to size
(mine are 5” x 3 ½” and 3 ½” x 3 ½”)

Cut a strip of the striped paper approx 1 ½ “ wide.

The length of this should equal the height of your two photos. (eg 1 ½”wide x 7 ¼”high)

Cut dotty paper to fit between top photo and edge of LO (eg 4 ¾” wide x 2 ½” high)

Cut flowery paper to fit between lower two photos and edge of LO (eg 2 ¾”wide x 3 ½”high)

Dry brush edges of all photos and paper with acrylic paint and attach to layout.


Using a piercing bug make a row of holes round the OUTSIDE edges of the patterned paper

Sew a zig-zag stitch round the edges using embroidery thread. Secure the end of the thread on the back of the layout using double sided tape.


Write or print journaling on six strips of orange paper, ink edges with black ink and attach to LO.

Attach title.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Small Candy Floss Please...? LOL

We visited the European market today that has set up shop down on the prom for the weekend. Lots of yummy goodies like german bratwurst sausages, greek pastries, french cheeses & ciders and hundreds more.

Kirsten decided to go for the candy floss - nuff said!Last night we attended a Viking Funeral (hopefully not a real one) and watched as they set fire to a replica of a viking longboat - all this is quite helpful as Kirsten's topic at school at the moment is the Vikings.

Off out again tonight to watch a re-enactment of the Battle of Largs and Fireworks display taking place at the Pencil

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Today is {thursday}...

Lots of photos of projects to share today. But first I wanted to show you what DH bought for me 'cos I had a nightmare journey home from work yesterday (all the Ayrshire trains from Central were cancelled) - wasn't that sweet :)

I made a mini album this week based on Shimelle's class at Fiskars TV - I used 3 different colours of cardstock and some scraps of old Sweetwater paper that I had in my scrap box.
The letters are chipboard cut out using the Big Shot Slim Jim alphabet (I glued the paper to the chipboard before cutting so I didn't have to trim round the letters by hand ) - Lots of Autumn Leaves stamps and blossoms from Angel Crafts - then bound using my new Bind-it-all machine

The photos of Lossiemouth and Brodie castle are not mine but were taken from images off the internet.

Then as I was in a mini-album sort of mood I finally got around to making up this kit I had bought from Melodee Langworthy at Scrapaganza - this wasn't a Scrapaganza class but was one she had taught at a Dutch scrap shop a couple of days before. I plan on using it for some of Kenneth and Kirsten's baby photographs but I haven't got around to scanning them yet - I hat scanning with a passion...its just so boring. Hmmm wonder if I could teach Kenny how to do it :D

Each page is made with a chipboard file folder that is glossy on one side. The glossy side was inked with a pale blue chalk ink pad.

Lots of stamping and inking and rub-ons

As always TFL :)

Off to finish off my instructions for the exploding box class I am teaching tonight - will post instructions for that tomorrow probably

Sunday, 2 September 2007

September 1st

I made a quick get well card for a friend who had surgery during the week. Just used some of my scraps and cut out the flower tag using a cuttlebug die.

Had a very busy day yesterday that went something like this:

10:30am - visit library to return books. Nip down town to pick up stuff for lunch (from bakers - Saturday treat LOL ) and buy ducks for duck race. Pop in to chat to Louisa on the way up the road

12noon- home for lunch

12:30 - back out to meet Mum and go and watch the duck race. Didn't win!!! Kirsten did manage to fall in the burn helping to retrieve the "also-swams" (sorry!) though.

2:00pm - walk along the front to see the parade but get side tracked by snakes on the prom :D. Kirsten feeling brave and works up to holding one of them.

This is the viking village that is built every year for the festival and is inhabited for the week by "Vikings" who mainly come from Poland it seems - huh?
We didn't go in today because a) it costs £3 per adult now and we've seen it so many times before; b) we didn't have time; and c) Kirsten is going there with the school on Tuesday anyway

The parade was next and at least the sun was shining.

2:45pm - ***whine whine time*** can I just have oooooone shot on the fair muuuum?
(we will go but we normally go on the last Saturday of the Festival before the fireworks) so one shot was all Kirsten had - on this contraption :)

3:15pm - coffee at the Bagel Basket

4:15pm - back home. Time for a quick shower then meet up with friends for a drink

5:30pm - High Tea at the Green Shutters before heading along to

7:30pm -Vikingar to watch Voulez Vouz. (abba tribute band). Front row seats so lots of giggles and dancing.

10:30ish - out on the town for drinks ending up at the Clubroom at Lounge for another boogie before getting home at 2:30am!