29 May 2012

Thankyou Kirsty

After not blogging for ages and trying to change the look of my blog and failing miserably I need to say a big thank you to Kirsty Wiseman for changing all this for me. I still have lots to learn but I've got a much better base to go from now

5 May 2012

My Creative Sketches

My take on the sketch over at My Creative Sketches. I loved all the layers on the sketch and the opportunity to try and improve my stitching.
The photo is my granddaughter just after having her new fringe cut - it makes her look so grown up

4 May 2012


I had a wonderful weekend in Leeds at the fabulous Scrapstars Retreat. Its got to be the best one around - fabulous teachers, great company, shop (Bellaboo) and lovely hotel. Thank-you Caroline and when is the next one.

These two LO's were from classes taught by the lovely Emma Trout. I loved her classes at the last retreat and these two were just superb again.

This one taught us about using masks and making our own and lots of lovely layering. The photos are my granddaughter having fun on a bouncy slide

This class we used tissue paper as a background, scrunching and sticking along the way. I'll definately use this technique again. Again loads of cutting and layering.  The photos are of my daughter and her fiance and a sneak peek of her wedding dress and this LO will form part of an album of the preparations for their wedding that I'm doing for them. Needless to say the groom wont be getting a look at this LO till after the wedding

2 May 2012

Scrap A Sketch

This months sketch was chosen by Suzy - I loved it with so many possibilities and I just knew I would use the set of photos of Abby dismounting Liam. Its so funny watching her get down. She looks so comfortable riding him and handles him really well and its only when she is getting off you realise how small she actually is.

I used papers from an MCS kit - The title reads The trouble with riding a big horse ........ its a long way down.
I managed to do the LO over last weekend whilst away at the fabulous Scrapstars Retreat  and the additional alphas were bought from Bellaboo