Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy birthday

Yep, still working on those birthday cards. Love the foil effect here. The flowers come from Papertrey Ink's Mini Blooms:


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Fast forward to July. Some fun cards in the Studio Calico kits this month - like the July kit out. It's winter here, but I can dream about summer!


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Birthday cards

Got a few birthdays coming up in the next month, so I need to get on to some card making. Here's one featuring Papertrey Ink's Beautiful brushstrokes which is still one of my favourite sets.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Along the Thames

Still working on my travel album from the UK. This turned out to be one of my favourite layouts. Managed to find some free Photo Booth templates for Photoshop Elements which made putting together these photos super easy.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

And here's the last spread from June. Lots of fin colours and patterns this month.


Tuesday, September 08, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Here are another couple of spreads from my album. Still using my Studio Calico kits here, although I'm planning on a different approach for next year - more about that later ;)



Thursday, September 03, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Not sure where the year is going, but I'm keeping up to day with my album. Here's a spread from June, again using my Studio Calico kits.  I recently started a subscription with Ali Edwards' Story Kits and am really impressed with the kits so far. Will share some layouts soon:


Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Wallace Collection

I haven't been to the Wallace Collection in years - probably about 20 to be exact! This time I went back and spent a few happy hours enjoying the collection. Definitely worth seeing.

Wallace Collection-web

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Only went to the theatre once this trip, but it was a great performance of Henry IV Part 1, preceded by a fascinating backstage tour. Definitely something I'd do again.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Happy birthday

At the moment, I can't get enough of ... gold. Gold foil especially. Here's birthday card I whipped up with some PTI supplies:


Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Loved using Papertrey Ink's Clever Barrette dies and some lovely wool felt to make some barrette covers for my sweet niece:


Thursday, August 13, 2015


Had a fund day on the Docklands Light Railway, exploring different areas I don't know so well. This is a reminder of a fun day:


Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Every time I got to London, I always visit a Boden shop - it's such a treat being able to try things on before I buy! Here's another layout from my UK travel album:


Thursday, August 06, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Time for another couple of spreads using Carolina Moon PL kit from Studio Calico. Love the colours this month:


Tuesday, August 04, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Oops sorry for the lack of posting. I have been creating but work has been crazy busy and I just haven't had much time to write up posts. Must find a more efficient way to blog!
Here are a couple of pages from my May album using Studio Calico's Carolina Moon kit.


Thursday, July 09, 2015

Trafalgar Square

Here's another layout from my London album - a nice afternoon at the National Gallery and time spent wandering around Trafalgar Square. Lots of tourists of course, and the obligatory piper.


Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Absolutely Fabulous

Or Ab-Fab if you don't have enough letters or space to form the full title! More Studio Calico kits in action here, plus some older paper from my stash.


Thursday, July 02, 2015

Russell Square

Here's another layout from my UK album. Love the colours and Lisse Street kit was a perfect fit. Even found a spot for the squirrel!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Let's go!

Another couple of favourite layouts from my travel album. Street photography and editing with actions courtesy of A Beautiful Mess.  These are some more papers and embellishments from Studio Calico's Park Ave and Lisse Street kits. Love how all the colours worked together.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #215

There's another MIM challenge over on Nichole's blog - letting some of the inside decoration on a card to show through to the outside. What a fun idea!

I had to make a card for one of my cousins so decided to play along. Using Mini Blooms and some dies from the Shakers& Sprinkles kit.  Here's what I came up with:


And the card open:


Friday, June 26, 2015

Getting to the end of my UK photos

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Streets of London

Time for another layout from my travel album.

Lots of favourite moments and places in London. Here are just a couple. I had some London themed paper but thought the colour wasn't quite right for the layout. The solution - to use some vellum on top - love the soft look. Other papers from Studio Calico's Lisse Street add-on kits and some old Stampin Up paper from my stash.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dinner for five

Here's another of my favourite layouts from my travel album. This was a lovely dinner with friends. More of the Park Ave kit from Studio Calico in action.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Say yes.. to adventures

Another layout from a weekend away.  Paper from Studio Calico\s Piccadilly add-on (The Underground).

I've been trying most of my journaling because I'm really not that keen on my handwriting. Would love to improve it!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Weekend away

Here's another layout from my UK travel album. Fantastic weekend in a luxurious B & B - lovely for a treat.

I've been enjoying using some of my Studio Calico kits. I've got a lot of use from the Park Ave Scrapbook kit - the colours have worked very well for this album.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Have a purrfect day

I have a few cat-loving friends, so thought a few cards like this wouldn't come amiss. The cat stamp is from Papertrey Ink, the wreath from a Studio Calico set I picked up in a sale.  Colouring with copics.


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

More cards

Needed a few more cards for my stash so used a few Project Life kits supplies for these. Quick and easy! These are mostly Gossamer Blue kits, with a few extras from my stash.

Pretty pleased with how these turned out.


Thursday, June 04, 2015

London calling

A Boden catalogue from last year turned out to be a very useful addition to my UK travel album. Combined with washi from my stash, and some embellishments from Studio Calico. I've been saving up some items that I thought would be useful for this album.


Tuesday, June 02, 2015


Here's another layout from my UK travel album. This was a weekend I spent near Chichester - fabulous villages and one of those clear crisp English days:


Thursday, May 28, 2015

UK travel album

I had a great trip to the UK in January and have finally been working on my travel album. Normally I end up using a lot of 'travel' themed products for these sorts of albums, but for this album I've tried a different approach and have mostly used regular product, especially some paper and embellishments from recent Studio Calico kits. Love how these pages turned out!

Here's the title page


And I just had to use this fabulous 'Everywhere' paper from SC.  It's actually 'scratch off' paper (country names can be revealed underneath the coating), although I couldn't bring myself to scratch it off in case I messed it up!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Here's the last spread from April. The left page shows Anzac Day.  I went to a Dawn Service for the first time in several decades! However, it was the Anzac Centenary so one of the times that I really wanted to attend.

It was an amazing service in the Domain, followed by a run with my running group (several of whom also attended the service).  A really memorable way to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of WW1.

I found a great poppy stamp in my collection for this spread.


On the right, are some more everyday type moments.   I was able to use one of the cute cat wood veneers from the Seven paper Baxter collection for one of Tortie's photos. I have a few more to use in coming months!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Time for another spread from April's PL album. I had a trip away to Christchurch which was great fun.  Here's more of Lisse Street - great colours!:


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Got a bit behind with my PL album as work has been super busy. But here is my first spread for April. Another great kit from Studio Calico - Lisse Street:


The stamp set this month is going to be very useful. I just liked the idea of using the whole set and stamping it all at once - to give an impression of how busy my month has been!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

More cards with Project Life supplies

I've been continuing some recent card making as I badly need a few cards for my stash. Here's another one which uses some Gossamer Blue PL supplies. I'm really please with how these turned out.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cards with Project Life supplies

I've ended up with some spare PL cards, so thought I'd make a few cards for my stash. Here are a couple of 'just because' cards that I can send to friends overseas.  Both use supplies from Gossamer Blue:



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Another Easter card

Here's the cute bunny card for my little niece - it uses an SVG file from Miss Kate Cuttables - super cute!


Thursday, April 09, 2015

Happy Easter

Don't usually make Easter cards, but I did whip up a couple - one for my little niece. Here's one which uses PTI's Friendship Jar - love those sets!


And here's a closeup of my paper piecing:


Tuesday, April 07, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Love this spread - especially the see through pocket with heart embellishment. A great idea I got from Tracy Armstrong - check out her blog here.


Thursday, April 02, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

I've been hoarding lots of travel related items and cards and embellishments which are more suited to the Northern Hemisphere winter Christmas. Love how this spread turned out. Again, Studio Calico's Far Far Away kit provides the basis for most pages:


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Lots of favourite pages in this month's spreads. This is a continuation of my trip to the UK and Europe. Studio Calico just released a Europe stamp and die which was the perfect accompaniment to the record of my travels:


Thursday, March 26, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Well, on to my January album now. I've really been enjoying the Project Life process in 2014. My album is just about those simple, everyday moments - the kind you might not remember in years to come but which are really the basis of life.

When I saw this fabulous transparency in the Far Far Away kit, I knew I wanted to use it for my 2015 title page. Was originally thinking of layering it over a photo, but I love the look here:


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My Project Life 6x8

Oops, still a bit behind in getting photos of my December album up. Here's one of my favourite pages  with a pic of my cute niece. I'm using Studio Calico's Park Ave kit. Busted out the sewing machine for this one!