Sunday, 25 May 2014

Beat the Christmas Rush May 25th

Christmas Card Tally 25
5 May
I’ve been a bit more organised this month and did get my cards done with a few days to spare. I Pinned a similar card to these from Pauline’s Papier a while back then my friend Jackie Pinned it too, jogging my memory. It’s a great card to use up scraps and very easy to make.

So what’s this all about? Christmas cards in May for goodness sake? Well, how smug will I be in November with at least 50 Christmas cards all ready for the festive season? Ha! I’m planning to Beat the Christmas Rush – the aim is to make up to 5 Christmas cards per month. 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 …

5 May susiWhen I saw these cards by Susibee I thought what a brilliant and different idea – the coffee mug stamp is by Stampin’ Up  and now I need it!

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, come back next month … or the month after.

Have fun.

Monday, 12 May 2014

UKS weekly challenge

blue brads sketchThis week on UK Scrappers it was the turn of the Blue Brads’ team leaders to set the challenge. We each chose an element to include and mine was this sketch. We challenged people to use

* the sketch
* an alliterative title
* Washi tape
* buttons
* ink or paint

wonderful world



Here’s my page. Beth is modelling the new sunsuit made for her by Stacey and I think she likes it!


Thursday, 8 May 2014

SJ Papercrafts Bingo challenge


Over at SJ Crafts the May challenge is to Photo: Anyone for Bingo??!!

The New Monthly Challenge is up on the blog today! 3 boxes from the grid in a line horizontal/vertical or diagonal and include the items or technique in those 3 boxes on your project … I have used circles, a stamp and a knot.

how we laughed





The photo was taken in the new Hobbycraft in Milton Keynes where Susi and I were messing about … just a little Open-mouthed smile.


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Pop up box card

Here’s a birthday card I’ve made for my niece who likes all things weird and wonderful. I’ve used The Octopode Factory Alice in Wonderland printables available here on Etsy and must thank my dear friend Susibee for showing us how to make this type of card on our recent retreat.

octopode alice cardsignature

Thursday, 1 May 2014

May Sketch Challenge

red sky sktch scannedred sky

Here is my challenge for May … 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 love to see what people do with my sketches twelve entries last month! all super pages, thank you. It was tough deciding between them and just for this month I've chosen two winners for my kits; the first by furrypig and the second by Maria.

Ruth and Maria – 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

ETA If you are linking from your gallery on UKS, please copy and paste the URL address at the top of the page which starts ...