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Memory Album Day

Hi girls count down to Memory Album Day – Sunday, 4th July.

I will be making a list of materials which you will need to bring with you on the day … on a daily basis …. as I work out what they will be ha ha!!!

You will definitely need two photos size 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches …. one photo is for the front of the album so pick wisely.

These two photos are a must but other photos can be added to the album at a later date.

Please check right side bar (Sunday Memory Album Day)

for more information on materials you need to bring with you.

Only one more day to go girls, I know you are so looking forward to it. No sneak peak this time showing the whole of the page. This is my son John-Paul aka JP and as I am sure you can guess it’s a picture from his Graduation Day. Dare I say it …. why not …. long time ago. Can’t stop myself, just had to show you another part of the album …. this picture is of both my boys …. Michael and JP …. but the 64,000 dollar question is …. which one is JP??? Will show all the album put together after the class tomorrow.


Sorry for lack of posting but my brother and his wife literally landed on our doorstep unexpected for a holiday. It was such a lovely surprise, but as usual these things happen when there is lots going on. Anyway girls here is a sneak peak – check out that photo, it’s from Andrew’s 40th birthday party …. we were in Kuwait at the time and the bash was held at the British Embassy, I was working there and permission was given to arrange the surprise party. Andrew knew nothing about it because the week leading up to the bash he was ill in bed. I felt so cruel at the time because I whinged that I wanted to go out the night of his birthday and even though he was only just recovering he agreed …. wow what a night.


Baby Girl


Well done girls, a beautiful baby card this week, all your creations were stunning – not an easy card to make as it is soooo delicate …. lots of vellum and ribbon involved, also cutting the card in half and making tags with the waste card …. but you all managed it perfectly, again good work.

Click on Saturday class in right hand side bar for more info on card.

  1. Entering for:
  2. Craftalicious Challenges – Montotone


Elegant Trio


  1. Really quick post just to show what the girls made in the Saturday class.
  2. We stamped, used glossy accents and Perfect Pearls..


Was A Boy … Now A Girl


What a lovely Saturday we had, went to a BBQ at Sandra’s …. it was really for the men’s benefit so they could watch England play but what a disappointment …. should have won …. ah well Sandra and I had a good time. Now I am not a football person but I do love to watch England.

It’s my turn to set the challenge for Crafty Angels this week and as you can see I am still so in love with the Pinkpaislee papers that I thought it would be lovely to see what everyone else’s fave paper is at the moment so I set the challenge …. that it would be brilliant to see your:

In Vogue Designer Papers

Laura gave us this delightful Magnolia Stamp (among other delightful goodies) but because I was in a hurry to go out when it came I hardly glanced at it. Started to make my Boys Card …. decided to paper piece the image, picked the papers and colours, it was only when I stamped out the image I realised Edwin was Tilda. In her hand she is holding a horse halter …. (thought it was a skateboard) …. not sure what that is …. Google here I come.

Used one of my handmade flowers and made my own charm, sentiment is a rub on. Ribbon and papers can all be bought online here

Anyway she turned out quite girly in the end I am sure my granddaughter Lauren has a friend who is into horses.


Chanter Heartsong


I bought this Sweet November Stamp but thought I had lost her. You can imagine my joy when I was looking for another stamp and I found her …. not looking for the other stamp now.

Isn’t she beautiful …. wish I had found her for this week’s challenge at Crafty Angels – My Favourite Stamp

Found a new challenge blog called Tickled Pink Stamps …. made the card …. went to enter …. oops it’s last months challenge …. oh well have to make another card for this months challenge …. what a chore ha ha.

Stamped her onto my fave DP at the moment …. pinkpaislee, paper pieced her, added liquid pearls and lots of diamond stickles.

Anne who comes to my Tuesday class with her daughter Kathleen gave me the lace …. a huge thank you Anne. Added some really stunning pearl buttons and a Prima flower. The sentiment is a rub on from a pack called Enchanting press ons – also from pinkpaislee and what a surprise you can buy them here.

Entering her for:
Frosted Designs Challenge – Buttons – they have a new look to their blog …. looks lovely girls.
All that Scraps Wednesday Challenge – Buttons and Ribbons


Summer Time


Check out the flower wow oh wow. Had a crafting day with Jenny from J R Creations and she showed me how to make these stunning flowers. Nothing done for the rest of the day – well apart from making flowers – Jenny found a tutorial on Three Trees (paper) Creations where Deanne shows you how to heat silk flowers and melt them – go have a look. Took it a step further as you do and added Diamond Dust Glass Glitter. Made some fabulous flowers which look just like the Prima ones except cheaper. Click on the image of the flower above and have a better look.


Bank Holiday Monday and Challenge time at Crafty Angels. Evonne set the challenge this week for our DT project …. Your Favourite Stamp, no contest it just had to be a Penny Black but OMG which one!!!!

Finally decided on City Divine …. not used her for a long time.

Used the paper pad from pinkpaislee …. 365 Degrees …. have another one called Queen Bee these are all from Crafty Angels On Line Store and the swirly pearl beads

Stamped onto the Letraset bleedproof marker pad, Andrew bought it for me at the same time as the Pro markers …. what a disappointment, it is sooo thin only 70grams, try anything once …. never again, just cutting out the image after colouring took forever. Only thing I was pleased about was her top, turned out well.

Made a tag, cut out a nellie frame which came with swirls, added these and also the …. one off cut out image. Stamped swirls onto the background paper then layered a nestie frame and added the tag. Larger butterfly was die cut with core card, embossed then sanded. Smaller ones were cut out from some really ancient paper.

  1. Entering for:
  2. Cupcake Craft Challenge – Dazzle Us – My flower really blings.
  3. Penny Black Saturday Challenge – Swirls
  4. Craftalicious ChallengeFor their very first challenge they want New – my flowers are definitely new
  5. Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays – Use a Handmade Embellishment


Class Card


Hi all thought I would share the card we made in class last week.

We triple embossed the image on the nestie – I was sooo happy with all the cards because none of the images cracked. Papers are from Pink Petticoat and used the same paper for the inside of the brad.