Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Back to normal here

Well hubby has been back at work a week and things are back to normal :-( I have still been doing lots of crafting but none is finished though - I really should just stick to one project at a time. I have made some advent coasters though. These have been on so many blogs so they are certainly not my idea. I made these for my boys to go in their rooms. I am going to add a post it pad with the numbers on.
Well I will have loads to show you when it's all completed..........
Take care
Laura x

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

A card and a addiction

Sorting through my stash yesterday I realised I have an awful lot of K&co paper. I don't buy embellishments or anything but I have enough paper pads to open a shop. One of my favourite collections is Amy Butler - I love her fabrics too and am buying a few fat quarters here and there to maybe one day make a quilt!!! I have framed Amy Butler paper on my bedroom wall and I have to say I have been asked where I got the framed art on my wall from lol! Whilst browsing the web last night I landed on the papertake weekly challenge blog. I liked the sketch so I had a go what do you think? Obviously using K&co Amy Butler lol. Have a great Wednesday I will not be doing woywdw this week as am having a HUGE sort out. Laura x

Sunday, 11 October 2009


I struggle with whitespace. I feel it looks like I have put no effort into it. I admire other peoples pages they seem to make it look amazing. It's like 'the get out of bed look' that supermodels and celebrities manage to pull off effortless and look amazing. Me well the overweight, frizzy haired, smudged make up.... not quite the same is it.
I have an awful lot of pink in my stash. I like pink but as I am mainly scrapping about my 3 boys I don't use it that often. Well I did this LO using a sketch by twisted sketches and because I am in the picture I got to use pink. I think it still looks bare but it's been put in the album and I don't alter them when they are in there so this is how it's staying.
Hubby is back at work tomorrow so less crafting time for me but am hoping to still do a bit each night as I am in the swing of things now. Have a great Sunday everyone.
Laura x

Friday, 9 October 2009

Mums Gifts

Last week on WOYWDW I had a tone of Blue awning on there. well this is what it was all for. This is a tag book I made with a poem about mothers. I saw this idea somewhere else on line but I can't work out where sorry. This is a box I made for it to go in the box was so easy to make as I have just bought a score-pal and they are amazing. The instructions for this box is on splitcoast stampers. Excuse the mess of the kitchen mum is in the process of having a new kitchen fitted.
Here is the card I made using my Cricut. I spent some time reading the instruction book and we are now friends and it's doing what I want it to do with out me screaming!!!!
Mum was so pleased with her gifts which is what I was nervous about. As for me I never want to see Blue Awning again!!!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


This is a Lo of my oldest and youngest boys. The sketch is from 52 sketches 52 weeks. I'm not to sure if I like it or not though, I think it's the colours.
To answer your question Julia, Jase is off work. He has a few days off and just wanted to chill so after housework and boys in school and nursery the afternoons are mine so he has his playstation and I have my paper lol!!! Next week I will be back normal and will probably be doing a card a week. I have to say though that my mojo is back with a vengeance and have crafted everyday for the last 2 weeks which is very unusual for me but I'm loving it.
I will be back later for WOYWDW. Housework to do now :-(

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Blog Candy

Go on over and have a look at Jaks blog candy http://crafterskitchen.blogspot.com/ It is only open to people in the UK. What a prize!!!! If you don't want to enter (who wouldn't) have alook at the blog it's amazing.

DCM card challenge

The Daring Card makers challenge this week is folds - the card, papers etc. As I am the new owner of a scror-pal this gave me the perfect opportunity to try it out. It was quite fiddly to do but the instructions from splitcoast stampers are very clear. Laura x

Monday, 5 October 2009


Over at the http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ The challenge this Saturday was Celebration. I needed a card for my brothers birthday so I came up with this. I have had suchy a busy weekend and have managed to do loads of crafting so there will be a few posts off mt this week.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

A quick LO

I couldn't go to my crop today as we had the privilege of MIL!!! I sulked and stamped my feet but no I had to stay and put a smile on my face and be the perfect hostess lol As I wasn't going I did a quick LO this morning. It is from a K & co kit and took me all of 15 minutes but I like the end result.
This is the 1st photo I have scrapped from our wedding 7 years ago - only another 200 to go lol!!!
I am entering this in the Papertake Weekly Challenge as this weeks theme is black and white.