Wednesday, 31 July 2013


Good morning and hello from a very grey and dismal Wiltshire.  It's Wednesday so it can only mean one thing WOYWW  if you don't know what I am on about have a look HERE.

My desk is looking a little different than usual today.  For a start it's clean and tidy!  The kit basket has been emptied ready for a new kit to be posted tomorrow.   I decided to get my sewing machine out. (Julia you will be pleased to hear I have fixed the tension)  I wanted a drawstring bag for my bedroom to put extra lady items in.   (I even used pins Julia!!) 

Look my desk is really tidy!!!!

If you would like to see what's on everyone else's desk please pop on over to Julia to have a look. 

Laura x 

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Counterfeit challenge LO

Good morning.  Another LO from me today.  Again I have used the Counterfeit Kit.  This time it is of my DS1 on the London eye.  I just used the scraps of paper from the kit rather than cutting in to new ones.  

Again the LO is very simple but I really like the layering. 

Just a really quick post from me today as I have to get ready for crop at the weekend.  I am going away on Thursday to spend a few days with a friend and to visit Bath Spa and the Jane Austen museum :-)

Have a wonderful day 

Laura x 

Monday, 29 July 2013

counterfeit challenge LO

Hello how are you all?  I have been playing with my counterfeit kit again.  I haven't spent as much time as I would have liked this month but I think that's just because July is such a busy month for us. 

Here is one LO I did using the kit.  It is named Just one.  I want just one picture where they are all smiling and looking happy.  Instead one looks grumpy, one is looking away and the other outs a really false smile on.  I try to take loads but then they just get bored of standing there!!  Does anyone else have this problem?  

The LO is very simple and now I am looking at the photo I am not too sure of the paint splodges, hmmmmmm.  

Anyway pop on over to the Counterfeit challenge blog to see what everyone else has done with their kits. 

Laura x x

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Hi everyone I have been a very busy bee in the craft room this week making the teacher gifts which has taken ages to complete - photos to come later this week.  

My desk is a huge mess too.  I need to spend some time on Thursday having a huge tidy up as I have lots and lots of projects to catch up on.  

As you can see there is lots of randomness on the desk. 

If you don't know what WOYWW is pop on over to Julia to have a look. 

Apologies for not getting around to you all last week I think I managed over half. 

Laura x x 

I learned to ride my bicycle

Good afternoon how are you all?  I apologise again for my lack of blogging, after tomorrow I will have so much more time so be prepared for lots of posts.  

Back in June I attended the WOYWW crop organised by Julia and Lunch Lady Jan.  I had planned to do lots and had 6 pages planned.  Well.........  there was so many talented crafters doing so many crafts that I hadn't seen before I spent the day walking around in awe and looking at what everyone else is doing.  I started this LO but just didn't get around to completing it.  I finally managed it at the last crop.  I keep singing the title and it seems to be on a loop in my head. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit. 

Laura x 

Wednesday, 17 July 2013


Good afternoon sorry for the late post it has been a rather busy and filling day, one that I will be glad is over!!   

The weather here is glorious and can you believe I am playing with Christmas stash!!  I am trying to make all of my cards and gift tags ready and also have some for spare when people ask if I can make them a few cards.   I am trying to do it all with out buying any Christmas stash this year. 

I have been asked how I store my Counterfeit Challenge kit. The basket in the left corner (with the bad photo glare) is where I keep it all together and just dip in and out of it throughout the month. 

If there is any questions please don't hesitate to ask. 

If you have come across this post and don't know what I'm going on about please pop on over to one of my favourite girlies ever Julia and read all about it. 

Laura x x 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

London Eye

Good morning all.  Apologies for the lack of posts I have been so busy finishing up college, going to all of the boys end of term activities, spending time up the allotment and generally enjoying the sunshine.  I hope you all have the glorious weather too. 

Anyway as you know I am guest designer over at the counterfeit challenge blog this month so I have been busy playing with my kit.  Here is one of the LOs I did at crop this month using just the kit.  

The picture is of my oldest son Jake on the London Eye.  

I have so many posts to show you I will be back tomorrow with more. 

Thank you for visiting 

Laura x 

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Scrap Whispers

Good morning how are you?  Isn't the weather just lovely?  I hope your having glorious sunshine like we are here in Wiltshire.  

I have so much to show you over the next week.  Being without the laptop means the projects have  built up.  

One of the challenges I took part in last month was Scrap Whispers.  It works a bit like the Chinese whispers we used to do as children.  You can read all about it here.   I was sent a picture of a page to work from and this is what I cam up with.

I finally cut in to the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket papers that I have been hoarding for over 12 months.  I changed my page by adding journalling instead if a photo and instead of banners some patterned paper.  

Pop on over to scrap whispers to see the starting page, I couldn't believe that's what we worked from.  I am definitely going to play again. 

Laura x x