Thursday, 22 October 2009

heres a mini book i made last night using the christmas jingle scrappin kit from stampin up, it only uses around half the goodies in the kit, so loads left for other projects.

i am very happy with how this christmas wreath turned out, its with the new christmas designer papers Merry Moments, the ribbons are old olive and real red- its been posted down to stampin up HQ for their stand at Hobby crafts at the SECC

Monday, 24 August 2009

classes and freebies

The Mill demo day is on Saturday

£4 for 4 projects, refreshments and demonstrations is a BARGIN!!!! come along at stoneywood papermill in Dyce, 10-12.30 or 1.30-4pm

my friend Erika is giving away some craft goodies here.

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Monday, 10 August 2009

this months special offer from stampin up, spend £45 or host a party that has sales of £300 and get this fab ribbon bundle free.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Baby Avah Roses' Quilt

Heres a quilt i made for my niece that was born this morning (i'm not that fast!!! we knew she was a Girl) i stippled it, i did a bigger pattern so i didn't chop up the fabric too much as its lovely big bugs/turtles ect on the fabrics.

Classes at Simply Create Alford

heres a few items from classes i'm holding monthly at Simply Create in Alford. its such a friendly atmosphere in the shop- a real home from home.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

I wish

i made a few scrapbook pages from the,SU I WISH simply scrappin kit - there are heaps left for other projects

Monday, 29 June 2009

this is a must do day out for any crafters reading.
4 projects to make and demonstrations to watch
we are also doing a christmas extravaganza on November 21st (Booking Essential) we already have names booked for this.
4 Christmassy Make & takes £10 which are more like mini classes.All products will be used from the new 2009-2010 catalogue.
Tea, Coffee ,Cakes & butteries
Demonstrations on timed slots.
November 28th Stamp Camp Christmas Extravaganza(Booking essential) Price to be confirmed.We can price this when we recieve the new catalogue in September. We already have places booked from people who went to the last stamp camp, which was a very sucessful event.
All products from the new catalogue 2009 - 2010. Free Stamp set to use & take home from the class.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

more forest friends

i was playing around with Bambi again- i need to get the tree in the backgound next time. this is the first Z fold card i've done.

Forest Friends Class

heres a sneaky peak of the forest friends class i'm holding at Simply-Create in Alford on the 22nd of June. i've had a lovely few days experimenting with my new SU products, and i'm really pleased i decided to sign up as a demonstrator.

heres a card i made with the oval and circle punches, and Haiku designer papers, the boys were desperate to try out all my new goodies so we had a crafty hour punching out shapes and making flower pictures (they didn't get their hands on the Haiku papers though!)

Thursday, 14 May 2009

SU box class

i taught a lovely group of ladies how to make the pink roses box above at the weekend- it was lovely to be asked by by friends Dawn and Elaine who were running the event. as part of my thankyou i got a sizzix embossing folder from SU usa manhatten flower which i used with my rose is a rose stamps

Sunday, 3 May 2009

SU afternoon

i spent yesterday gardening and this morning cleaning the house so i decided to have some me time and had a play with my SU stamps. i was reading on a forum about stamping on ceramics and fabric so i tryed it! not sure how the staz on will wash- i used the kids ceramic pens which are not great for detailed work- but it was nice to try it. i also did a candle, i think it will make a nice gift once i wrap it in cellophane and add a ribbon


heres my zig zag with no triangles lap quilt and a few blocks from my youngest sons monster & truck themed quilt- just noticed the photo is blurry- maybe its just my eyes trying to protect themselves against all those terrible prints he chose! i tryed to break it up with bits of solid colours- still not loving it although he is.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009


my sons quilt is finished, he loves it and so do I, the scrappy binding finishes it off perfectly although i do have a couple of dodgy areas in my stippling- but practice makes perfect!

this is my other WIP, its for my king size bed so i'm not looking forward to quilting it- it will take ages!!!

and finally my younger sons fabric choices for his quilt- he loves busy prints!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

New Hobby

I've been very busy the last couple of weeks, my friend introduced me to quilting ( i tried it once about 10 years ago and all i managed was a mangled dolls blanket). her blog is here

this is my WIP (work in progress) - yes there's a different language to it as well!!
i wanted a photo of it before i started quilting it in case it all went horribly wrong- its been a learning curve to say the least. Here's what I've learned so far
1 start small- not like me!! i didn't see the point in making a baby quilt as i don't know anyone with a cold baby so i started on bed-sized ones (yes there's more than one WIP)
2 sewing straight lines is not as easy as you think when you need an exact 1/4" seam
3 don't leave your pincushion on the floor upside down- it hurts like heck when you step on it with bare feet!
4 think long and hard before letting your children have free reign of what fabrics go into their quilts. my eldest son picked fabrics that went well together (its his quilt shown) my youngest has picked a combination of diggers, trucks, snakes, monsters and spiders all with different backgrounds- its going to be hard work matching the blocks together so it doesn't look like i had my eyes closed while making it
5 this is the most important one- just like paper crafts- hide or destroy ALL receipts before your husband sees them. its not good for their health so your being kind by keeping them in blissful ignorance

mothers day cards

i used stampin up rose is a rose stamps and some dazzling diamonds glitter for the roses- i hope they were appreciated, i love it when someone makes me a card.

Friday, 13 February 2009

this LO was thrown together from the left over bits from a kit- i love pages like these, hardly any cutting or having to think of what size to cut pieces too- its just chuck it all on

new size pages

i've started a new album which is 11 1/2 by 8 1/2, the pages are so much easier to fill than 12x12

BG sugared papers

Monday, 9 February 2009

cyber crop weekend

a few of the classes from the UKS cyber crop

Monday, 26 January 2009

paper wreath decorations

the 2 wreaths together so the crop ladies can see the difference in size

the pink wreath is made with basic grey sugared paper, the smaller one has some red papers i've had for years and plain black. A HUGE thanks to princessfiona for showing me how to make these

christmas pages

last years photos- i couldn't wait for this years ones to get printed