Thursday, 29 April 2010

Such a happy boy...

Thank you all for your comments on my stitching. You will certainly be seeing a lot more as I do more stitching than paper crafts. Meet Jack he is my youngest child and is sooooo miserable. I don't know if you can read the journalling but it just explains how grumpy he is and how much he whines. It also says that he makes me laugh so much because of this.
The weather has changed here today so it's grey and horrible so I am going to comfort myself with an afternoon in the kitchen baking. Have a great day.
Laura x

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Hello again I can't believe it's nearly the end of April!!! The girls and I were yesterday saying in 6 months we will be waiting for payday to but the Christmas food shopping how mad is that!!! Anyway while I am on the subject of Christmas I have completed a Christmas ornament. I finished it a few weeks ago but had it on my desk today to email a photo to a friend. This is cross stitch and is a Lizzie * Kate design. I love cross stitch and I have to say I never show my stitching on here even though I do loads of it I don't know why. Would you like to see more?
On the paper craft front I am getting things ready for the crop. I start early as I am really anal about planning for it. I like to have my sketch, papers, photos, embellishments, title cut out if needed etc. I usually take about 6 - 8 page kits with me but only manage about 3, maybe I should stop talking so much.......
If you want to see some more interesting desks than mine have a look over at Julia's blog.
Laura x

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Did you all take part in the cybercrop on UKScrappers then? I didn't, Saturday we were out and Sunday was doing the usual of ironing uniforms etc. When I sat down Sunday evening I had a look though. I was really impressed with the classes and am going to do a few at the Ludgershall Crop on Saturday. I did get two completed which I love. The first one is The Strand by Sarahy. I loved this it is so not my usual style and took me so out of my comfort zone with the inking, distressing and stitching it was fab. I can see me doing a lot more of this style in the future. The LO is Jake trying to make money in the garden by selling lemonade and cake to his brothers. I used K&co papers (surprise surprise). This next LO is Mayfair by craftypants. I love the sketch of this one. I didn't use paint on mine but if you look over at UKscrappers and look at craftypants LO it's stunning. This is my son Joe being a cool dude. The flowers are handmade and the flourishes are cut out with Make The Cut.
I have managed a few other LOs this past week so I will be sharing them with you this week too.
I hope you all enjoyed the weekend.
Laura x

Monday, 19 April 2010

Altered C.D

Firstly I would like to thank you all for the lovely comments I have been receiving they really mean alot :-) As you know I have been on a challenge roll and I can safely say I now have my mojo back!!! At this weeks challenge was to alter a C.D. I chose to do a door sign with mine. I have used K&co paper4s (surprise surprise) and have made it for my son Joe. The reason I chose this is that I have made him a look what I made board with this paper too. I will show that on another post. Thanks for looking and have a fabulous Monday! Laura x

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Christmas cards and a LO

Hello all I hope you are enjoying the glorious weather. I have had a relaxing day pottering in the garden. Continuing the challenges that I have completed over at the challenge was for 5 cards using pastels. I have used the My Minds Eye pad (I had a lump in my throat as I was cutting it lol) and the cricut for the snowman.
Here is a close up of the card. I embossed the snowman with the cuttlebug and coloured in his nose with an ink pad. I love these cards and am going to make some more as my Christmas cards this year. I feel very organised to have some cards made already!!!!
This LO is of my son Jake who was 8 last week. I have had the idea for this LO in my head for ages. It is very simple but it's exactly what I wanted it to be. Please excuse his handwriting he has to have extra help for it and is really trying. You can enlarge the picture to read his answers. I love the fact he says he's scared of nothing - until there's a spider in the bath or a bee flying by lol.
Well for the rest of the evening I will be watching the new Dr Who and the Britain's Got Talent whilst playing with Make The Cut which hubby bought me for Easter.
Thanks for stopping by and take care
Laura x

Friday, 16 April 2010


Wow it's Friday already and the kids are back to school on Monday where have the last 2 weeks gone? I have had a lovely day here today baking - baguettes and a chocolate orange jaffa cake it was scrummy!!! Here is a card I made this week. The colours aren't my usual palette but I love Amy Butlers patterns (Have some of her fabric too) and it all goes well together. I said yesterday that I have done loads of challenges this week so I am entering this card into Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting Laura xx

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Dads Birthday Card

Firstly thank you so much for the comments yesterday I really enjoy WOYWDW thanks Julia for setting it up xx Anyway I have lost mt mojo a bit this fortnight so to get me in the mood again I do challenges. Here is my dads birthday card (mum if he's reading this with you tell him to look away xx). He is getting it early as they are going to Canada for his birthday.
I am entering this into
I have done alot of crafting and have loads to show you so please visit again.
Take care
Laura x

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

WOYWDW - prepare for photo overload!!!

Happy Wednesday all I hope you are all well. We have had a busy time here planting veg, tidying up the garden, visiting family etc so there has not been much crafting going on. I have managed a few cards today though. Well for WOYWDW I can't really show you my desk as this little man is occupying it... Meet Jake he decided that he was going to craft this afternoon so I got kicked out of my space lol. So if you don't mind I am going to give you a tour of my space which makes me chuckle as it's only behind the sofa lol Here is my bedside table (freecycle) which holds my scraps of paper, A4, punches and mat stacks. The 12 by 12 boxes are chipboard alphas, alphas, die cuts and spare cards. The tall box holds distress inks, journalling cards and cellophane slips for cards. On top is my bind it all, Xyron and a tub of metal letters. Obviously you can see the cuttlebug and the boxes are my cricut cartridges. The draws hold glue, stamps and flowers. If you remember I said I wanted some shelves in my cupboard well hubby did them for me and this is the end result. I think everything is self explanatory if you have any questions just ask. All pictures are clickable.
This is the right hand side of the cupboard the CK bag full of Xmas goodies. The shelves (freecycle) hold maya road tins, ribbons, buttons and a few of my 6x6.
This is the big unit in my living room which I have taken over. This holds all of my kits, albums, and beer coasters ( I have hundreds).
This is a cupboard next to my room. I have two boxes of items ready to be altered and it's where I keep the magazines. I would shoe you but it also doubles up as the laundry cupboard and I think somethings breeding in there as it keeps growing - hence why I have made everyone stay in their 'jamas today.
I hope you have enjoyed looking. If you have any questions please ask. For others work desks please go look at Julia's blog - Stampin ground in my side bar
Take care
Laura x

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Finally a post!!!

Yes I am alive thank you for the emails asking if I was okay. To be honest it was just a case of life getting in the way. I have had such a busy couple of weeks here at home. I gave up smoking 3 weeks ago which to be honest left me not wanting to speak to anyone even those on the Internet lol but all is okay now I am over the cravings!!! I have been making all of my own bread this last month too which has been wonderful does anyone else do this? I have also done an awful lot of stitching as I needed to keep my hands occupied lol. Would you like me to show some stitching? Anyway here is a LO I did last night. This is from a kit from crafty templates. I won the December card challenge on UKS and the kit was my prize. I have never scrapped in a circle before but I loved it and this certainly won't be the last time. I like the fact that it shakes it up in the album if you know what I mean. Also just want to say Birthday to my son Jake who is 8 today!!! We have just finished the party and everyone is having a hours chill before we start building the warehouse of Lego that he's been bought!!! Hope your all enjoying the weather!!! Take care Laura xx