Sunday 29 June 2014

CUASMS July sketch

We have started a new sketch group on UK Scrappers called Come Up and See My Sketchings. The group filled up amazingly quickly! It is specifically for scrappers who like to use a sketch as their starting point. I love a sketch – it saves me hours of shuffling bits round the page trying to take the plunge to glue something down! If I don’t use someone else’s sketch I’ll rough out one for myself before I start.

In the group we are taking turns to set a monthly challenge and I have drawn up the sketch for July …
July pageJuly sketch


Wednesday 25 June 2014

Beat the Christmas Rush June 25th

Christmas Card Tally 31
6 Jun
Here we are, half way through the year! How did that happen? Well even though time is flying it’s not too late to join our monthly Christmas link up. My cards this month came from a Pinterest idea here. I think these are so cute. If you are inspired to have a go yourself, I’d recommend using stick on eyes glue and black card do not mix well for a messy crafter like me! You could make a cheaper version with punched white circles, drawing on the black bit of the eye. 

As this was something I 'saw, pinned and did' I will link it to Fiona's great monthly challenge See It, Pin It, Do It (SIPIDI do dah) :) here.

So what’s BtCR all about? I have been making 5 a month since January and will have at least 50 Christmas cards all ready for the festive season. Ha! I’m planning to Beat the Christmas Rush. Why not join in our monthly linky? 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 …

6 June Pat
Talking of which, I love this card linked up last month by Pat. You will see it feature in my own crafting in the not too distant future. Wouldn’t it be good for a photo card, too?

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.

Happy crafting. Smile

Tuesday 3 June 2014

A weekly blog tour

Last week I was invited by Lesley thank you and so sorry I’m late in posting! to take part in a blog hop tour and you can see her super post by clicking on her name.
Lesley asked me to answer these four questions …
  • What am I working on?
  • How does my work differ from others of its genre?
  • Why do I create what I do?
  • How does your creating process work?
Following Lesley’s fab post is a bit daunting but I’ll give it a go. So …

What am I working on?
My first love in crafting is working with paper, but lately I’ve dipped my toes well fingers into the world of fabric. Out there is the most wonderful selection of beautiful material, and I guess this is just an excuse to spend and stroke. LOL We are planning to have a stall at a Craft Fair near Christmas and I am busy making pop-up desk tidies. What do you think?



Of course I am scrapping between times and here’s the last page I did a scraplift from a fab page by Susi for the UKS weekly challenge …

boating lake

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Well I’m not sure it does, really. I love to scrap and sew in bright, bold colours and also like to draw a sketch at the planning stage. I run a sketch challenge each month. Here’s a few of my sketches please fell free to use them if you’d like

Feb scrap mapNov sketchMar sketch

Why do I abc3create what I do?
I’m not sure about my sewing, except maybe because I love pretty patterns, but I most definitely scrap to preserve the memories my family are making and the things that Michael and I do together. My four great-nieces and nephews are so deliciously photogenic, I can’t resist them as page subjects.

How does your creating process work?Sue 2
I generally don’t plan much … just scrap or sew as the whim takes me. I spend a lot of time browsing Pinterest but rarely go back and make something I’ve pinned, except when I’m trying to make a card definitely not my forte to work in such a confined space. I run a Christmas card challenge and almost always pinch someone’s ideas on Pinterest!

Thank you, Lesley, for the opportunity to join in the blog tour – I’ve enjoyed putting together my post.

I’ve passed the hopping baton to two very talented ladies who are also very dear friends Jen and Sarah. Please be sure to visit their blogs on Monday 9th June - you'll be glad you did. 

Sunday 1 June 2014

June sketch challenge

sketch  the things that make me

Welcome to my latest challenge… as usual 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 please 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.

Thank you so much to the people who linked up for my challenge last month; I did struggle to pick just one but finally decided upon this lovely page by 

Virginia – 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 ...