Friday 25 April 2014

Beat the Christmas Rush April 25th

Christmas Card Tally 20
So, please tell me, where did April go? Beat the Christmas Rush has crept up on me this month and I only did these five cards yesterday! Ah well – luckily I already had them planned in my head. There are stacks of ‘shirt cards’ on Pinterest and this one is probably the simplest to make. I have a few men to send to at Christmas and it isn’t easy to find a suitable card for them so I am pleased to have these in my stock.

Why am I making Christmas cards in April? Ah … you won’t be asking that question in November when I have all my hand made cards done and dusted … see not so daft! I’m planning to Beat the Christmas Rush – our aim is to make up to 5 Christmas cards per month so you’ll have at least 40 stashed away! Why not join in our monthly linky? It’s not too late to start and you’ll be glad you did! I’ll publish a new link up each month on the 25th and feature my favourite card from the previous month’s entries …

4 apr Karen
One of my very favourite symbols of Christmas is the fat little robin that appears everywhere, so Karen’s cards from last month really caught my eye. Aren’t they just so cute?

The small print … please only link up new cards. Up to 5 links allowed per person per month. Mention my blog in your post(s).  It’s not necessary, but I’ll be thrilled if you join my blog as a follower. If you miss a month it doesn’t matter. Have fun.

Thursday 10 April 2014

UK Scrappers challenges

It was my team’s turn to set the weekly challenge on UKS and we asked people to

  • use a musical titlesummertime
  • scrap an animal
  • include circles

I have scrapped a couple of my favourite photos of Sophia and Ruby.

The other page I have to share is for the House challenge. We were given a recipe for the page elements:

  • one word title
  • two photosbeachcomber
  • three patterened papers
  • four blue elements
  • five lines of journalling

The photos are of Michael on a beach somewhere in the west country. Thank you Susi for the cute little shells.


Tuesday 1 April 2014

April Sketch Challenge


  bless his little cottons

Here is my challenge for April … just use the sketch as the starting point for your scrapbook page. Please link me up to your blog or gallery via the linky thingy below and be sure to mention my challenge in your blog post or gallery text box and be nice and only enter new projects. I’ll choose my favourite and send the winner one of my crop kits you can see them on the page tab at the top of my blog. I have used Washi tape for my page, but strips of patterned paper will work just as well.jen March winner

Such lovely pages were linked for last month’s challenge, thank you. My favourite was this one by ScribbleMonster …

Jen – please have a look at the kits on the page tab above and choose one from kits 4-15 for your prize then email your address to