Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Graceful Cards

A couple of cards made with the Graceful papers - one for Father's Day:

And a more feminine Birthday card:

I haven't made many cards recently so it was nice to dig out some old stamps and have a play again. I still can't get away from too much layering though - they do stand up on their own but its a good job I don't have to post the golf one - its really quite heavy!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Fairy Dreams...

My daughter has a special bedtime routine. We ask her what she will dream about and she always replies "fairies, princes, flowers, butterflies and donkeys" and then she blows the light out.
It occured to me that although she will probably always be a girly girl, she won't always want to dream about donkeys so I created this layout to remember her cuteness lol.
The papers are all Graceful by My Mind's Eye and the pearl butterfly is by Prima

Monday, 24 May 2010


I have been happily playing with the new papers by My Mind's Eye tonight and avoiding the football on the tele (the football season is going to do wonders for my scrapping time!)
The Graceful papers are just gorgeous... beautiful vintagey designs and lovely muted colours. I don't normally like working with either yellow or purple but these are more creams and plums and are just soooo pretty.

The lovely Sandra over at Gotta Craft asked me to use some of them to make a layout for her Gallery this month which I was very excited about. I am really pleased with how it turned out although I admit I might have slightly over embellished it and, as usual, I have used 5 different papers and cardstock! I do love Prima goodies and I am a sucker for layering - I just can't help myself.

I will post the finished layout once its in Sandra's Gallery but in the meantime here are a couple of sneak peeks.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Bingo Bags

We are off for a Bingo night in honour of my Sister's Birthday. It's not something we do very often but it is such good fun and my Bingo Bags are ready for the trip: a gift bag containing my Sister's Birthday present and a big bag ready to lug home all my winnings (well here's hoping). My lucky green dabber is in there somewhere as well!
Actually I never travel light and have a handbag that is at least half as big as me at all times. With today's glorious weather though, I have traded it in for a more summery but equally large version (and a TK Maxx January sale bargain for only £18 too) :)
If I never post again its because I've won big on a linked game. Obviously I will try to contact you all but I'm not sure what the connection will be like on a yacht off of the coast of the Bahamas!

Friday, 21 May 2010

First Post

I am hoping that owning my very own little corner of blog-land will mean that I start using up some supplies, discover new stash to purchase and generally become all round super creative and productive. Hmmmm - we'll see!!
With that in mind - here is a layout I have just completed for the lovely Sandra over at Gotta Craft (her with the kits that sell out in a blink!). It is of my two monsters not bashing each other which means that it deserved to be scrapped just for rarity value!