Sunday, December 23, 2007


Wreath A Christmas wreath made with boxes using the cricut.

Sue (Liberty) found this idea on Leah Fungs'  blog ( and passed it on.  As I had the right cartridge we got together one evening with Joanne to give it a go. 

Friday, November 30, 2007

Bay Bridge

Bay_bridgeAnother 8.5 x 11 layout this time using the November Scrapagogo kit.

Photo from trip to California and is of Katherine in front of the Bay Bridge.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cirque de la Mer

Cirque_de_la_merPhoto taken at Sea World San Diego at the really good Cirque de la Mer show.

Used November Scrapagogo kit and did it for the November scrapagogo sketch challenge.

Monday, October 8, 2007


Laugh_600_x_564 This was one of Cleo Jarvis' classes at scrapcamp.  Great class and great result.


Monopoly_600_x_594 The photo was taken on our last night in California in our place in Oceanside.  During the week we stayed there we played many games of Monopoly - the American version of course so when I saw this scrapbook paper I knew I had to do a layout on it.

San Francisco Walk

San_francisco_walk_600_x_600 Whilst in San Francisco we went to the exploratorium but because we left well after it closed there were no taxis around so we ended up walking back to the hotel.  It was a very pretty walk along the coast.

The layout was done at scrap camp in Jane Dean's Style File class however I was awkward and used different papers so it fitted in with the photos.  Loved the class and the result.


Solvang_599_x_600 The photos were taken at the Danish Village of Solvang between San Francisco and Los Angeles.  We stopped there for a while and had a lovely Danish lunch.

Layout was a class taught by Jane Dean at Scrap Camp using Cherry Artes Morroco papers and embellishments.


NepenthePhotos taken at a restaurant called Nepenthe near Big Sur. Used Hambly Screen Print and bazzill with Hambly rub on for the journalling. Layout was done at Scrap Camp but was one of mine!

Getty Center


Photos taken when Graeme and I went to the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Not sure what papers these are I think it is an old scrap room kit.  It was done at scrap camp and was for the challenge to use acetate.

High School Musical 2

Hsm2Photos taken at Disneyland Los Angeles.  The journalling tells how we had the unexpected surprise of the premier of the film High School Musical 2 taking place at Disneyland whilst we were there with the cast party being at our hotel.

Layout was one of mine but done at scrap camp for the UKS weekly challenge using an old back porch memories kit.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

San Francisco

San_franciscoPhotos taken at Pier 39 in San Francisco.

Again the Sept Scrapagogo kit.

Lone Cypress

Lone_cypressPhotos taken on the 17 mile drive near Carmel.

Another using the September Scrap Room Kit

Knottsberry Farm

KnottsberryfarmKnottsberry Farm near Los Angeles.

Again the September scrapagogo kit.

Becky in Alcatraz

BeckyinalcatrazPhoto taken whilst visiting Alcatraz in San Francisco.  Becky doesn't look too impressed does she!!

Used Scrapagogo September kit - one of my all time favourites.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunset over the Pacific

Sunset_over_the_pacificPhoto taken on our drive down the Pacific Coast Highway.

Not sure what the paper is but the ribbon and blossoms were from Little Silver Hat Kit.

Friday, June 29, 2007

May Scrapagogo

Cadbury_worldI haven't got round to posting my last few layouts for a while.  All of them were done using the May scrapagogo kit. This one uses some older photos - I started it for the monthly scrapagogo challenge which had to feature your favourite food.  I didn't finish it in time for the challenge but it did mean a few old photos got scrapped.


  I took the photo for this one on my new phone sat in a cafe in Nantes last month.  I thought the rub -on went well with the picture.  The chipboard flowers were painted in white and then a touch of colour added to the edges before covering with glossy accents. I used some doodlebug white paper frills round the photo matting just to add a bit more emphasis to the photo.

Notre_dame_lhs_2 Notre_dame_rhs_2

Finally some more photos from our trip to Paris at Easter.  This time I tried the matte version of glossy accents on the chipboard - worth a try but I prefer the glossy look.  As for the cadbury lo I used some maya road chipboard letters covered in papers and sanded round the edges.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

K & J

I started this layout using my April scrapagogo kit at the monthly crop in May but really wasn't happy with it so ended up starting again and finally finished it a couple of weeks later.  K_j The photo was taken by one of Katherines friends when they were in Lanzarotte - a great fun photo.

This layout is different to my patterned paper in sight and lots of doodling...with the help of a stencil of course.  This is the 5th lo I have got from this months scrapagogo kit plus my cj entry...a record for me I think and still enough left for one or two more.

SSF Crop

Ok a bit of catching up to do.  On the 12th May I went to Croydon to meet up with some of my UKS team the Secret Stash Faeries.  I had a great weekend - so nice to put faces, personalities and voices to people I have been 'chatting' to for over a year.  I have now met 7/9 of the team but as the other 2 are in NZ that could be a bit trickier.  We had the crop on Saturday and then the Faeries went out for a meal in the evening.  On Sunday I went shopping with Pauline, Jane, Debs and Nicky and then had trouble packing!

Anyway here are the layouts I managed to do at the crop.


This one was all my own work using a scrap room kit.


And this one was based on a class kit from Sarah.

Thursday, May 3, 2007


Last weekend was the UKS Mad Hatters cybercrop. Captains_trophy

I didn't really get a chance to join in with much of the pre crop fun but I managed to do a whole load of lo's during the weekend.

The first used a doyly as a mask with a paint dauber.  I wasn't sure what photos to use with the black and white but found some older photos of this trophy Katherine won a couple of years ago and decided it was time to use these on a lo.  I used a few leftover bits from Januarys scrapagogo kit..the lovely crate paper one.


The next class was using decorative scissors and other ways of getting decorative edges.  I found my little used scissors and did a little bit with them but then used some doodlebug paper strips instead of cutting other bits out.  As I had 3 pictures of the topic I decided to turn it into a dlo.  All the papers, alpha and embellies were from my April scrapagogo kit.


The next class was to use some old papers up and so I found out some basic grey papers I have had a while.  The class used one big photo but as I had a load of 6x4's printed from our Easter Trip to France I decided to put 2 of the together and turn the lo round.  Loved the way the title was done using bits of pizza box..have a few of them lying around and then cover with papers.


This was a very quick lo - the challenge was to find a partner and both use the same photo and each others quotes.  Deadline for uploading was 12.00 and I only started looking for a partner at 11.15 but both me and Jemm managed to complete the challenge which was worth loads of points.  It did take as long to upload to UKS as to do the lo though lol.


I think this was the next one I did and this was almost an exact copy of the class.  I love using cut out flowers and the 'tazzy' title was done with some new banana frog stamps that just happened to fall in the basket whilst ordering the papers!

The picture is of tazzy's first trip into the garden on her lead so we didn't lose her!


This lo was one of the challenges - Cheshire Cat which just required the use of a photo with a big grin!  I really like the way this one turned out and is probably my favourite of the weekend - partly because it was all my own idea and I didn't have a class to follow.  For some reason the paper just lent itself to being cut this way.  The photo is when we had just got Tazzy and she was only 6 weeks old..aarrhh.


This was one of Shimelles class and the idea was to use a really big picture.  This was one of my favourite pictures of our Easter Trip so decided it was a good candidate to make it really big.  Another lo using Aprils scrapagogo kit - fantastic kit.


My final lo again using the same kit has a spelling mistake (I have corrected it on the lo) but I was in a bit of a hurry to finish it!

All in all a great weekend of scrapping.  If only I could do that many lo's every week!

PS I have realised I must have done the St Ouens lo later in the crop as I did that after Shimelles class - hence the idea to use a big photo!  But can't be bothered to change the post!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Fat Book Swap

Fat_book_20_2 For several months I have been working on a swap which involved creating a 4 x 4 with a matching atc on top.  I have loaded them all into the photo album but I will just put a couple of my favourites here. 


Tuesday, April 3, 2007


Well scrapping is slow at the minute - spending too much time at work lol Relaxing_600_x_600_2

I have joined the Design Collective and today was the first of their classes.  So I just had to do a lo.  This one was inspired by Kirsty's class although I adapted it a bit...didn't start off that way but my photos were a bit big and the wrong way round and I liked the paisley so put more of that on and ran out of space to do all the eyelets..also couldn't find my anywhere punch and setter so all the eyelets had to be near the edge for my cropadile!

Have to say I prefer Kirsty's version but I'm not good at just copying anything!

Used backporch memories kit and paper is from we are memory keepers urban window collection.

Monday, March 5, 2007


This morning I saw the weekly challenge on UKS and got inspired.  Tigers_3

It required the use of yellow card which lead me to the team photo from Tigers Open Meet.  By 6.45am it was 3/4 done but then I had to go to work so it didn't get finished until later in the day! 

I used yellow bazzill as the base and some sassafras lass papers I got in my scrapagogo yellow box of papers I had for Christmas.  I am not sure where the monogram 't' came from but it was the wrong shade of blue so I painted it to match the colours of the papers.  Bling was required for the challenge so a added some heidi swap crystal flowers to the mono.  The challenge also required the use of something new that I hadn't used before so I used my new 7 gypsies stamp to create the journalling blocks on the bottom of the page.

I also did a cj entry for the What's in your handbag cj - a good day of scrapping. 

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Island Adventures

Island_adventures_1 I managed to finish off the double lo I started at the crop a couple of weeks ago.  I used January's scrapagogo kit which I love.  It is crate paper one of my faves so it's not surprising I love the kit.  I find it interesting that lots of people have thought the kit suited heritage photos and I thought beach when I saw it! The lo is of Katherine and her friends during last years school activities week title Island Adventures.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

First Day at Big School

First_day_at_big_school_1 I went to a crop today and managed to finish one lo. A dlo is in progress too. Not my quickest work but when I decided to use precut letters and then stick them on card and cut round them all what did I expect! I used January's scrapagogo kit to make this. The paper is crate paper avenue.

Friday, January 26, 2007

SSF CJ Returns

Fav_places_cj_cover_2 My first ever circle journal has just returned to me and it is full of fabulous entries. It is a UKS team cj for the Secret Stash Faeries and it is great to have some work from my fellow team mates. Here is my cover .


..and the first few intro pages done by me before it set off on its journey around the country.Fav_places_cj_rules

The sign in page has come back with loads of lovely tags.Fav_places_cj_sign_in

Now lets move on to the best bit  - all of the entries.

Fav_places_cj_lizThe first was mine.  This was my first ever cj entry so I didn't really know what I was doing!  I decided to do somewhere I thought no-one else would do - Plemont Bay in Jersey although I think Jane might have done there if I hadn't.

Next my cj went to Michelle (Ski)Fav_places_cj_michelle

Michelle's entry is a fabulous and really colourful entry.  She split the entry into two places, one for summer and the other for winter.  La Manga in Spain and Heavenly Ski Resort in USA.  They both sound wonderful places but I think La Manga is more likely to get a visit from me.  Skiing isn't for me - no sense of balance!  But La Manga sounds great and is a bit of Spain we've not been to ... yet!

Fav_places_cj_janeNow on to Jane (Fluv's) entry.  Fantastic entry of Washington State USA.  I love the little postcards all carefully addressed to me - great touch.  This has put Washington on my list of places to visit.  I have been to Seattle but only in passing so next time we will have to stop there.

Fav_places_cj_debs Debs (Lady Legolas) is next.  Great entry from Debs with a fantastic sentiment..My favourite place to be, is wherever my friend is at... with a picture of Debs and Jane too.

Fav_places_cj_pauline Now on to Pauline's (Keltikween) entry.  This one brought back memories for me as we went to the west of Scotland for our honeymoon.  I don't think we visited any of these places but the views are very similar to the ones we saw.  This entry is a fantastic advert for the Scottish Tourist Board and I would go back tomorrow if you could guarantee me some sunshine!!

NFav_places_cj_nikiicky 's (Bluie Blue) entry is all about surfing and her favourite place to surf.  Now I am not certain about this one because you really can't beat St Ouen's Bay in Jersey for good surf.  I am not a surfer myself - again a lack of balance! ..but love to go on the boogie board.  Seriously though a great entry from Nicki and a very personal one too so I love it.

Fav_places_cj_jan Next to Jan's (Jani d) entry.  Jan chose 3 different places - Florida which is one of my fav's too, Alton Towers another favourite of mine - great memories of visiting there especially whilst at uni! and then there is camping in the lakes.  When I was a child we had a holiday booked there but the forecast was so bad my Mum refused to go so that is somewhere I haven't been to and would love to visit although I might give the campsite a miss!

Fav_places_cj_katie_1 Katie (Katie Squirrel) next and her favourite place is New York City.  Another of the places I have visited including the empire state building and the statue of liberty.  Unfortunately my memory of the statue of liberty was not being able to walk by the time I got to the bottom as I don't like heights so I was so tense all the way down my legs seized up!  Fab piccies and lovely papers.  Oh and I am 5c richer now!

Fav_places_cj_julie Last but by no means least is Julie's (Juliebee) entry.  More fab papers and I love the little fold out bit with the extra piccies and the tags.  Now as I have already said camping isn't my thing so I might not add this one to the list of places to visit but it does look fab!

Thank you all for your wonderful entries in my first ever cj - I really love each and every one of them.

And for completeness here is the back coverFav_places_cj_back