Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stamped Blue Butterflies...

Blue is my favourite colour. It brings harmony to my soul.  All shades of it I adore.  I  couldn't resist buying the most devine blue ink pad from Stampin' Up.  French Ultramarine.  It is the softest medium blue I have ever seen.

I used it to stamp a delicate butterfly and try out my new polkadot background stamp. I am in total love with the colour. I played around and made vintage chic tags.

Thanks for wandering through my garden…
                                                              Jan x

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December Daily...

I am thrilled to put the finishing touches to my December Daily from 2012!  My intention is to display it every Christmas on the coffee table.

It is a converted notebook, painted in acrylic white with ModPodge smeared over the top. I used pretty papers and a Prima flower to decorate the cover.

Here are a selection of my favourite pages.  The majority of papers are from Fancy Pants Designs Saint Nick 6x6 scrap pad.  I used embellishments from various sources including general craft items, from Studio Calico kits I subscibe to and scraps of paper floating around my desk.

What fabulous memories this book captures! I am not at all up-to-date with my photos so it is great to have fairly recent memories scrapped.  I am starting my DD for 2013.

Thanks for coming into my garden...
                                                    Jan x

Friday, October 11, 2013

Project Life layout...

Mary, my 14yo, took to making a scrapbook layout using the Project Life core kits, like a duck takes to water. She chose cards from the core kits Honey, Kraft and Midnight editions and combined them into what I think is a fab design. The photos she used are from 2006 taken in London with her travelling Beanie Kid, Fairy Floss. What do you think?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Stitching on the beach...

Beach stitching has been plentiful during this holiday! The sun has been shining this Spring so between sandcastle building and board games, stitching has been had.

Here is the progress on the Shepherds Bush Christmas stocking. It is stitched on 18 ct natural linen with DMC Pearl Cotton no 5.

Jan x

Saturday, October 5, 2013

New Use for Washi Tape...

This pale-pink cursive writing washi tape came with my September Studio Calico main kit. I fell totally in love with it!

Who would have thought that the first time it was used would be to hold fishing line in place? There was no sticky tape at the beach house so luckily I had bought some scrapping gear with me on our holiday and we could use the washi instead!

Jan x

Monday, September 2, 2013

First Scrapbooking YouTube video!!!

Hello lovely readers,

It has been a dream of mine for a while to have a crafty YouTube channel. My 12yo son made that a reality by setting up a YouTube channel for me for my birthday!  What a special gift. He made the banner, thumbnails and music himself.

I have made two cross stitch videos and now have uploaded my third video which is a scrapbooking video.

Check out my Studio Calico August 2013 main kit review:

The August Marks & Co Studio Calico main kit was up there with being one of my favourite kits I have received over the last 12 months.  It is equal first with the February 2013 main kit called Front Row.
Happy scrapping...
                          Jan x