Friday, December 28, 2012

Kaisercraft Cock-a-doodle-do Collection and Amy's love of animals

Dear Bloggers,
After completing my last LO, 'All Creatures Great and Small', I realised just how much I loved those old photos of Amy  at the farm.  A while ago I purchased some of the super cute Cock-A-Doodle-Do Range by Kaisercraft and voila these were the photos that I had been waiting for. These LOs are simple and clean (different from my normal busy and layered style) but when you have these cute little animals that is all you need.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Prima Song Bird and All Creatures Great and Small

Dear Bloggers,
Here is a LO using the gorgeous Prima Songbird range capturing how much my eldest daughter has always loved animals.


Kaisercraft, Scrapmatts and Me

Dear Bloggers,

The Scrapmatts challenge for January is 'Me' and yes scrapping myself is quite daunting.  I have had these gorgeous Kaisercraft Papers for a while and voila they were just perfect for the job and such an amazing contrast to the bold red and greens of Christmas.


Christmas Day

Dear Bloggers,
I hope that you had a lovely Christmas day.
Here are just a few little photos showing what the little bon-bons looked like on the Christmas table and a snap-shot of them getting pulled.


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Printer's Tray

Dear Bloggers,
This is my final piece of Chrissie craft for the year.  Scrapmatts has a selection of gorgeous Printer's Trays and I used one here.  This little cutie is full of Scrapmatts chippy, October Afternoon Chrissie range and the cute little pegs that I picked up in homeware store for a song.

Now it is time to tidy up probably the messiest craft room in the whole wide world.

Merry Christmas to all.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

My 2012 Scrapbooking Masters Entries

Dear Bloggers,
These are the entries I created for this Year's Master's Competition.

A huge amount of effort and time went into creating these entries... so much so my husband has requested that I do not enter again as I think my family lost a wife and mother as I cloistered myself into my messy little craft room creating and refining my entries.  So I hope that you like these pieces of work as I put my heart and soul into them.


Scrapbooking Memories Honorable Mention

Dear Bloggers,

Today has been a very special day.

It is our 27th wedding Anniversary
The Scrapmatts Design Team for 2013 was announced and I was invited back.
I received the Masters' Edition of Scrapbooking Memories to discover that I was fortunate enough to receive an Honourable Mention - thanks Cassie and Vanessa.
Our scrapbooking group, the 'Scrapdragons' celebrated Christmas together.
Here is the LO that I received Honourable Mention for.
The photos were taken when Brad and I had the wonderful fortune to travel to Eastern Africa.  The trip was to celebrate our 25th Wedding anniversary and it was the first time in 23 years that we had been away together (without children) for more than a few days.  This trip was an amazing 3 and a half weeks longs and it was fantastic.  I loved being on Safari and was constantly amazed how close we were able to go to the wild animals.  This LO is a tribute to the stunning female cheetah we saw.


OTP Scrapmatts for Christmas

Dear Bloggers,
Here is a little OTP fun using wonderful Scrapmatts chipboard.
For those of you who don't know - I LOVE reindeer and in my opinion Scrapmatts makes the most amazing reindeer possible.  This OTP, however, features my all time favourites - a mother and baby reindeer and of course Santa and his trusty tribe of eight.


Scrapmatts has a new OTP Christmas tree which is great fun to make but also perfect for the centre of the table or a cute free standing ornament.


Scrapmatts Design Team for 2013 Revealed

Dear Bloggers,
Today is the day that Scrapmatts reveal their new design team for 2013 and I am fortunate enough to have been invited back.  Thanks Sofie and Andrew.

Here is the official announcement.

Scrapmatts is proud to announce the New Design Team for 2013

Click on each of the members names to view their blogs.

Returning Design Team Members

Scrapmatts makes the most amazing chipboard ...pop over to their website to see for yourself.
They have a wonderful gallery and gorgeous products to buy from their on-line store.

Thanks for calling by

Simple and Stylish for Christmas

Dear Bloggers,
I have been making lots of Christmas cards as I like to send people that little homemade piece of good wishes.
My daughter Kirsty came to me amongst my mess of 'so called' creativity and asked why I was making so many cards. 
I replied as above and I told her that I was trying to use up my supplies.
'Well', she said,
'You'd better stay here for a very long time as you have a lot of cards to make!!'
For those of you who don't know Kirsty is 21 years old and yes I do have a lot!!!!!!! of scrapping goodness.

After vowing I would not buy anymore stamps as enough is certainly enough....I needless to say bought some more stamps....but I thought they were so nice!!!!
Here are some samples of the cards I made with these slightly arty numbers.


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