Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Cake

Not the best photo sorry!  I have another LO I have completed using my Counterfeit Challenge kit. The story behind the photo is that I always make my children's birthday cake and whilst this one was on the rack cooling ready to be iced, my youngest son Jack came along and ate half of it!! That's why the decoration is a bit of a hodge podge lol.

Sorry for the short post today I am looking after oldest child as 1st day back at school and I have a poorly one- typical!

Laura x 

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Nan and her boys

Morning all I am shattered today, we had another day out yesterday to Legoland and didn't get home until late. Anyway all of the housework done and the boys are occupied and as we have done so much these holidays I am taking the rest of the day off - well until dinner needs doing obviously!   Here is a LO I completed at crop.  My nan passed away last year and this is the first page I have done of her since. It was extremely difficult with the journalling as I had to describe her in a past tense which was strange.  This is her with two of my sons and my cousin Jamie.

The papers are Tilda Lavender. I thought the went perfect with the photo. The background is paper strips and ribbon layered up.  The flourish and the flower were cut on the Cricut.

Thank you so much for looking the scrapping mojo is still there and I have been scrapping away so please come back again.

Laura x 

Monday, 18 April 2011

Just Girls

A few weeks ago I went on a weekend away with my girlfriends to London.  We didn't go shopping just sight seeing, we were tourists in our own Capital City.  Obviously when going to London sight seeing the one place you go is Buckingham Palace, most of the statues were covered up for maintenance as apparently there is a wedding or something going on this month??????   The picture is of us girls on the steps of the Victoria Memorial.  We were all laughing because Kelly had made a comment about the bloke running off with my camera! 

Everything is from the Counterfeit Challenge kit.  The flower was cut out on the Big Shot.

I never ever do close ups of my LO's and I have to say it is one of my bug bears but I just wanted to show you what I have done here.  I wanted a strip of paper here but did not have one the same colour.  So I used extra wide sticky tape - the red one - and added flock to it.  It came out the perfect colour and added much needed texture to the LO.

Thank you so much for looking

Laura x 

Saturday, 16 April 2011

I'm a little snowman

Morning I hope you are having a good start to the weekend.  As I have said I am in a scrapping mood lately and this is a LO I completed last week. It is of my youngest son Jack in his last pre school Christmas performance.  Jack was a snowman in a padded suit and had to sing I'm a little snowman short and fat.

The papers I have used are My Minds Eye - I think.  The snowman and letters were cut on the cricut and then run through the big shot with the Swiss dots embossing folder. 
Thank you so much for looking

Laura x 

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Counterfeit Challenge LO #1

Good afternoon all if you saw WOYWW yesterday you would have had a sneak peak of this LO as I was right in the middle of it.  Well here it is all of the products were from the Counterfeit Challenge kit.  The brown wing and leaf in the top left hand corner are the other side of the paper. I handmade the flower just by cutting two circles, distressing them and then adding a brad.  The LO is my first Son Jake having his photo taken by the hospital photographer.  The only thing I am not happy with is I have done the journalling in pencil as I couldn't find the right colour pen so I will have to come back to that.

Thanks for looking

Laura x 

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Good morning everyone I hope you are all well.  It has been an age since I have participated with WOYWW from this blog I usually do it from my SU one.  Anyway my desk is a bit messy and busy this morning.  It's not messy in a bad way though as I am in the middle of a LO.  I am doing a LO of my son using my Counterfeit Challenge Kit and you can see that I am colouring my chipboard letters.  You can see the LO on my glass cutting mat on the left hand side. The purse is in the window as I needed to buy ink cartridges last night - typical I get in the scrapping mood and the printer runs out of ink.  Oh and don't get me started on buying my ink from Tesco that's a whole other bloody post lol!!!! Anyway I think that's it any questions just shout.

If you would like to see loads of other desks please pop on over to the Queen of Wednesdays herself Julia

Laura x

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Counterfeit Kit

Be warned this is very photo heavy.  I have been following the http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/ for a while and I love it.  This is my first time at the challenge and have spent a few hours going through my stash making up the kit.

Here is my card stock there is a range of American Crafts, Stampin' Up, Bazzil and co-ordinations.

Here are my papers I have quite a selection as you can see.  I have selected Making Memories, Rusty Pickle, Scenic Route, Tilda, Basic Grey, K&co, Li'l Davis Designs, Urban Lily, 3 bugs in a rug, and Fancy Pants.

I also pulled these scraps from the scrap box.

This is a selection of ribbons, lace, felt, Aida, glitter and flock.

 This is some of the embellishments I have got a sheet of Chipboard shapes from Basic Grey Two Scoops.Fancy pants rub ons a selection of journalling notes from Making Memories and October Afternoon.  The Kraft coloured hournalling pieces are made from Stampin' Up Crumb Cake card stock with various stamps I had and ones I borrowed from Kelly.  In the kit there was a branch and some birds.  I cut these out using SU card stock and Make The Cut on my Cricut. The leaves are from Sizzix Little Leaves sizzlit.  The transparency and white tickets are from an old Sarah's Cards kit.

Here is a selection of buttons, brads, pins, flowers, bottle caps and chipboard.  The tags are actually chipboard Christmas ones but I am using the other side.

The kit included chipboard alphas but I am going to cut my own using Sizzix Block Party dies as I can just cut out what I need.  I will also be using the Stampin' Up bird punch and the exclusive Beautiful Wings embosslits which cuts and embosses at the same time.

Well if your still with me you deserve a medal lol.  I am so excited to use this kit now I feel as if I have had a stash delivery when actually it was all here already and it cost me nothing!!

Laura x


Good morning.  I went to my monthly crop on Saturday - Ludgreshall Crop and had a fab day cropping, eating, chatting and more eating.  I have been in a bit of a slump when it comes to scrapping lately, only scrapping at crops or for my scrapbooking class but I don't know what happened on Saturday but I am all fired up again to get scrapbooking.  I have even done two LOs at home since!!! 

Here is two LOs I did at crop.  This first one is of me when I was about 2.  I have had these papers in my stash for 4 years they are by Pink Martini.  I bought them at the Newbury show specifically for this picture.  I just had to rummage through all of my mums tins of photos to get it.

This next sketch is of my youngest son Jack playing with a toy camera which was free on a children's magazine. The papers are We R Memory Keepers and the embellishments are from Making Memories.  The stars are from the SU punch and the letters cut out with my Cricut.

I will be back later in the week to show you the the LO's.

Laura x x