Thursday, 28 May 2015

A Homemade Scrapbook

I teach in a faith school, and we have a mountain of photos taken linked to all the religious activities that go on.

The deputy head had an idea to put them into a scrapbook, so I offered to make a simple one using my Bind it All machine.  Had it not been in a bag I think I would have been blowing dust from it due to lack of use; as it was I had to read the instructions, especially when it came to putting the book together,

Hope she likes the book, it was a good way of using up some older stash (Papers from the 'Lovely' range by Papermania.)

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Good intentions...

So far have led to nothing when it comes to sorting out the house, although I have done a bit of gardening, and some scrapbooking, so it's not all bad.

Harry is busy this week in school most days as the teachers are running revision classes, meaning I have to get up early to drop him off, so maybe tomorrow I will get some sorting out done.

Some scrapbooking to share: this month's challenge on UKS is weather related, so I made a page using a pair of photos that have been floating around in my 'to scrap' pile for ages; so long in fact, I can't remember when I took them!

The papers are from the £2.99 TKMaxx set bought last week, and the title is die cut with a Sizzlit die I have had for an age! Simple page, but the photos are no longer in the pile.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Time for a Blitz

Half term is here, and as we will be staying at home I am going to use the opportunity to sort both my crafty stash, and my bedroom.
I ordered two sets of shelves for my 12x12 papers today and was pleased to find they were reduced by 10%! Kev was going to make me a set, but when he looked at the price of these, he said he couldn't get the timber for the price, so just to order them.

 These are similar to the set I ordered, but are far less to buy, and made in the UK. My thinking about getting them is that if I can see my papers i will use them (and maybe stop buying more...!) The drawers can also be decorated-if I have time- to look amazing.  More stash being used sounds good to me.

Second on the list for the holiday is to sort our bedroom and clear a lot of clothes/shoes etc, ready for decorating in the summer. Maybe if I empty my wardrobe I will be able to put away some of the things I am currently having to store under the bed!

 Think I will be busy next week.

Thursday, 21 May 2015


A page for last weeks challenge on UK Scrappers.

 Buttons were freebies from Mollie Makes (I cut off the backs) and the flowers were made by quilling a shape cut with a die free with Papercrafts magazine.

I picked up the papers for only £2.99 at TKMaxx, love that shop.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015


Two years after graduating with a science degree my eldest daughter has got a permanent post!

So pleased for her, so I made this card using Anna Griffin embossing folders and floral papers on a Kraft card.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

All Change

We visited London last summer, and spent a couple of hours in the Natural History Museum.  I couldn't face much longer in there as it was absolutely packed! We did see two of the major exhibits: the dinosaur skeleton in the entrance hall and the blue whale.

After visiting, we heard that there was to be a change in the main hall, which has homed the large dinosaur for decades.

The diplodocus there is only a cast of the real skeleton, and is being retired to possibly tour the UK.  He is to be replaced with a diving blue whale (a real skeleton) suspended from the ceiling.

 The museum wants to send a more up to date message about the natural history of the earth, and focus on environmental issues.  My page is about this change...a good idea I think.
Papers Memorabilia, Teresa Collins.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Coke bottle photos.

Last year, as a clever marketing ploy, Coca Cola produced a series of named bottle of the fizzy drink.  I found a couple of bottles quickly for the girls, but Harry took a longer search.

 I think he has a popular name right now (and I couldn't find a 'Harold'!).

I finally did track down the last bottle, but insisted they didn't drink them until I manged to get a photo of them with their bottles.

The scrapbook page is made with Papermania Owl papers, MME chalkpapers as background cardstock.