Thursday, 26 February 2015


Sometimes I am in the mood to scrapbook but u have no inspiration. I am a HUGE fan of sketches/challenges as you have probably noticed. Whilst blog hopping I came across THIS blog and loved the sketch straight away.

I only took one picture on Christmas Day and it was this one- my mum took loads but for once I am in the photos not behind the camera.

I used a mixture of papers that I got from the Hey Little Magpie Christmas papers grab bag.

I really enjoyed the sketch and if you would like to play along please pop on over to their blog.

Laura x

Saturday, 21 February 2015

A challenge and some stash busting

Evening all, I have had a very productive day in my little craft area today. I am on a bit of a stash busting mission this year. My scrap box ( a 12x12 cube that fits in a expedit unit) is full. I am trying to not add to it and to actually use up the scraps.

Over on UKScrappers there is a weekly challenge and this is for February Week 2. The challenge was to use ABC

1- alter something - I covered the chipboard in paper

2- Brads, buttons, bingo card - I used a brad and a bingo card

3- Cream, claret or cool colours - I used cream

Here is my LO using some October Afternoon papers and documenting getting fresh eggs from my chickens.

Well I said I wanted to stash bust so I then went on to make a few cards to add to the card box. I went on to Pinterest and chose a few sketches to work from. I then just chose a stamp set and went from there. Please excuse the mess on the desk.

Well I still had scraps left over so I used a few punches and made these embellishments that I can use on future pages/cards or project life.

I still have these left over!! There is still 3/4 of the blue sheet left but there is cards on the back that I can use in project life so that doesn't count :-) since this picture has been taken I have used the blue and most of the yellow spot paper up on another page.

So there you have it, do you use up all of your papers? Do you have any scrap busting ideas?

Thank you for reading

Laura xx

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Ukscrappers stash busting challenge

Over on Ukscrappers there is a sub forum called inspiration and challenges. It is somewhere I frequent often, even if I don't have the time to actually scrap. In the sub forum there is a section called stash busting. I like many others am on a bit of a stash diet this year, I have a huge addiction to paper pads. I have the willpower to not go online and order, it's the TkMaxx and home sense that I struggle with. Anyway Nikki has set a challenge each month and it consists of 4 separate challenges each designed to make us use up that stash.

Challenge 1 (January - I am a bit late to the party) was to make a background using scraps. Well I was at crop last weekend and made a LO with these Pink Pasilee papers. As I was clearing my desk I came across them and thought they would be perfect for the challenge.

I have made a LO of my dog Bentley. He is a bit of a silly dog and wraps himself around my neck whenever I sit down. It was the perfect photo op. Excuse the very poor picture. I am not 100% on the LO I think I will leave it in my desk to see if I need to add anything - I am thinking some ink spots maybe?

Thank you so much for looking

Laura x