Thursday, 18 October 2018


One of my favourite photos of Hannah in New York.  She was sitting in a window of the Empire State Building with a great view of the city behind her.

Once I knew she was going to New York, I bought a few papers especially, these from the Carta Bella Passport range are perfect for the layouts.

When this paper arrived, I thought I wouldn't be able to use it as it was soo lovely... but by putting the photo in the bottom left corner with a few embellishments around it, the 12x12 really shines! 

The letters are from a Varsity set of Thickers that I must have had for at least 10 years.  Nice to get them on a page, and for them not to look dated.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

The Nintendo Shop

I am addicted to my Nintendo Switch, before that it was the Wii, SNES and even Pokemon Go.

So when my daughter and her fiance returned from the States having visited the Nintendo Shop, I was seriously jealous!

I made the layout using a Dovecraft travel range of papers, Docrafts washi tapestickers from Amy Tan Sticker book and letters cut from a Tim Holtz paper pad.

I even made use of a piece of New York wallpaper (I know, not acid free!) to add to the page.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

She Said Yes!

Back in August my eldest daughter got engaged while visiting New York with her boyfriend.

I used Simple Stories Reset papers and a Close Knit heart backgound paper to make the layout along with flowers cut from a WRMK Tiffany paper (ancient!!)

The word 'Love' was cut from a 3x2" cut-apart, as was the bingo card.

The title 'yes' is cut from fun foam topped with papers from the Reset cards using a Tim Holtz scrpt die.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Us Two

My son has been going out with his lovely girlfriend since back in January, but she has now headed north to University to continue with her second year.

At the beginning of September, just before she left, they asked me to take a photo of them so they could have a print for their rooms.  Of course, I printed one version for myself!

I went for a central columnar design for this page using Box of Crayons, the Venn diagram is cut from the journalling book.

The title is stamped using an Altenew ink using Stamps by Me script alphabetwith a couplle of addition Box of Crayon letters.  I couldn't resist using the inflated puffy stickers to page, love these!

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Father's Day

Father's Day at the beginning of June always falls close to my husband's birthday, and my brother in law's birthday.  This makes for a lovely early summer celebration.

We went out for cocktails and a family meal this year with three dads, Kev, Colin and my own dad.  To make the layout, I used mainly Shimelle's Box of Crayons, along with lots of the stickers from Shimelle's Sticker book. 

I picked up some really cute sloth washi tape from Hobbycraft to add to the page.  The journalling pad from the range is great not only to mat 6x4 photos, but also (surprisingly enough!) to add journalling.

A mixed font title finished off the page.

Monday, 8 October 2018


Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens have an annual apple day when they celebrate the year's harvest. 

These photos were taken a few years ago of the apples from the orchard, including many rare local varieties.

I used old Crate DIY papers and embellishments. the title is a gold foiled Thicker over an aqua fun foam, with a sub-title using letters from the DIY range.

I broke out my old Martha Stewart border punch and made use of a chipboard Polaroid frame thats's been sitting in my stash for an age.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Community Leader

On a trip to Birmingham in June, we went into The Mailbox where Midlands BBC broadcasts from.  It was a Strictly dress in the window that caught my eye, but Kev noticed this lifesize cardboard cut out of Citizen Khan (aka Community Leader!)

As he had been growing his beard over the summer term, he wanted a photo next to his 'twin'!  I think the papers are Maggie Holmes Carousel, I also added lots of stamping using multi-coloured Altenew inks and Ali Edwards stamps.

The title was die cut from a piece of chipboard covered with the paper and cut using a Sizzix XL die, and I finished the page with yet more American Crafts stickers.