Friday, 28 March 2014

Happy 18th birthday!

Hi everyone,
No. I'm not digressing and wishing myself happy 18th birthday, I have completed a scrapbook page of my son's 18th last year which was on the same day as my daughters 'UK' wedding reception!
It seemed cost-effective to have them both at the same time rather than one after the other.
Anyway, yes, we're tight! HAhahaha - only kidding.
We'd just spent 2 weeks in Greece for the original wedding so I guess money was like water flowing through our fingers!!!
Thankfully it was all worth it - as was the UK party the week after we came home.

I followed the sketch at Scrapology - Theme follow sketch and/or Use your stash! I have loads of stash so it's no biggie to dig things out and stick 'em down!!!

I prefer to make a scrapbook page when I enter the sketch challenges - if I complete enough of them I might even finish my scrapbook!!! (don't hold your breath xxxx)

L x

Thursday, 27 March 2014


Good morning all.
I hope you've all had your porridge or bacon sarnies this morning. I stick to porridge, it's supposedly healthier and keeps you fuller for longer...............yeah, right!!!
Anyhoo, it's a lovely day out there today but still very cold. The birdies are nesting in the trees and it's great watching them fluttering about doing whatever birdies do. I may have to pop out later on so I thought I'd pop my entry into the sketch challenge at Outlawz Challenges.

As I need to complete (for complete look under start!!!!)  my scrapbook, I thought it would be better to do a new page instead of a card....

L x

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


Hi all,
Just a quick check-in, make sure you're all doing what you're supposed to be doing!!!
I've spent this morning rearranging all my ribbons - and as I have loads of ribbons in zillions of colours it became quite a task but I finally did way!
Anyhoo, after all that fun and frivolity (there is actually a sense of satisfaction when D I Y-ing and completing a task) I got down to brass tacks and found the Tuesday Colour Challenge at -
 Outlawz Challenges.
The twist was to make a card suitable for a boy using the colour palette chosen by the DT.
I went with circles! Or bubbles or whatever you choose for them to be!
I selected all the relevant colours, punched different sized circles and mounted them onto sticky foam so they stood proud of the card, and eventually made a very CAS card with them.
For the greeting, I glued individual letters to a piece of acetate which I attached to the card front quite simply,

I like it and I think any boy would like it too as it's not girly or sissy!!!

L x                                                                                                        

Monday, 24 March 2014


Hi all!
Hope you've not all got the monday morning blues...or afternoon blues as it's now 2.34pm!
I was up and out early as I went to the dentist with my son and his appointment was 9am, followed by a light breakfast at The Leyland Lion (Wetherspoons) and 2 coffees - which helped wake me up!!!
Since coming home I've managed to make a little card for the Monday Greetings challenge at Outlawz Challenges.
The challenge is to add texture, (and a greeting of course!) so I have! I've used embossing on the paper, ribbon and lace aswell as gemstones - all different types of texture.

L x