Sunday, 27 November 2016

Not Sketchy Sunday!

Unfortunately my laptop is poorly, so I'm unable to post a sketch today. Instead, as a follow up to last Sunday's festive project, I'm sharing this frosty door hanger.

I picked up the wooden blank in Hobbycraft and used products from my Trimcraft DT kit to decorate. The 'JOY' I designed myself and cut on my Cameo.

Hopefully next week will find my laptop fully recovered and a new sketch ready for some seasonal scrapping.

Happy Scrapping

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Although I'm in the throes of Christmas projects, today's commute was devoted to creating this layout on my iPad, using the Project Life app. I'm not affiliated with the app in any way I just think it's a great little tool for scrappers and worth giving a shout out. These style layouts make it easy for me to use lots of photos in super quick time and that's always good for me.

I wanted to capture the Halloween decor, which we made a special effort with this year and I'm sure we'll do so again. I cut the bats on my Cameo 2 and Ray carved the pumpkin. The hat you will recognise from a previous post and I displayed it on a cheap wooden candlestick.

And because I just can't keep it to myself, look what arrived from's my new DT kit and it's HUGE!

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Sketchy Sunday no. 138

Well, Christmas is definitely on its way and my crafting is in a distinctly frosty phase. Check out the new top hat at the end of this post. In the meantime, if you're a regular Sunday visitor, here's this week's dose of scrappy inspiration.....sketch no.138. 

And if you've decided to check out the frosty top hat, here it is in all it's twinkly glory. I used the same pattern as my Halloween hat, but this time I went for a festive icy design with plenty of glitter.


I used the acetate strips for snowflakes instead of bats and framed a glittery JOY instead of a skull. 

I designed the JOY cut file and have used it in several sizes on a couple of projects. Those welded words are so easy to do on the Cameo. All the products are Trimcraft -  love those icy coloured gems and the new mini dies are gorgeous, as you can see from the snowflakes and the little Christmas tree. 

Enjoy your Christmas build up and pop by for more festive projects later in the week. 

Happy Scrapping

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Naughty or Nice?

I can never make enough treat boxes and after the Halloween versions were a hit with visitors, I had to come up with some Christmas themed treats too.

Of course, the naughty or nice theme was perfect as my favourite Thorntons Liquorice toffee is a sweet substitute for coal for the not so very naughty, more a tad mischievous really and the ambassador's favourite is always popular with the nice crowd..

So here we have the Naughty version made with the Simply Creative Jingle Bells paper pad and black cardstock.

And with the toffee coal

For the Nice version I used the Simple Creative Frosted Winter paper pad and white cardstock. 

Oh ambassador, you're spoiling us!

For detailed instructions check out my gallery at Trimcraft.

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Sketchy Sunday no.137

It's a busy day today, visits from friends and polishing off a few Christmas projects....more on those at a later date. So, I'm keeping it short and it is sketch no. 137...I did say short and sweet!

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:-

Black Mass - True crime drama
A Walk in the Woods - True life golden years gentle comedy
Columbo; Negative Reaction - The inimitable Peter Falk solves another crime

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Christmas is coming.........and I love it.

I love advent calendars, so when thinking what project to do next with my Trimcraft design team kit a new advent was an easy choice.

Rather than add to my ever growing display of standing advents, I went for a fun garland design. This one is great for our favourite Haribo mini bags. It's basically a string of matchbook style pockets on a ribbon strand. For full instructions visit my post in the Trimcraft gallery.

I think I'm going to have to lay off the advents for this year as I'm not sure Ray can cope with any more sweets. I on the other hand......need I say more.  

Happy Scrapping

Monday, 7 November 2016

Just Fun

Another bus ride, another layout........I'm under no illusions about the quality of some of these photos, but not all photos we take are pin sharp or perfectly composed and that shouldn't stop us using them. 

This style of scrapping somehow makes it easier to use those less than perfect images, maybe it's just because it's so works for me. So, if all I have is a couple of dodgy photos of a moment I want to remember, they are what I'll use rather than not remember it at all and sometimes those blurry images add to the story... that's the case with one of my photos from my wedding as shown below and this one was scrapped traditional style too. 

This is such a lovely image for me, despite it being blurry - the reason it's not pin sharp is because I was laughing so much as I was taking it, as my wedding day was so much fun.

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Sketchy Sunday no.136

Like all papercrafters, I always end up with a huge number of scraps. Some are such lovely papers I just can't bring myself to throw them away. So, in an effort to use some of my favourites up, I decided to focus this week's sketch on using up those scraps and here we have it.............sketch no. 136.

I've based this sketch on a single 6" x 4" image, another thing I always have lurking around my craft area. Now, I  just have to pick out my fav scraps and have fun mixing and matching. 

Happy Scrapping

Movies I watched this week:-
Horror Express - Hammer style monster movie
Pet Semetary - Tragic, creepy horror.
Last Shift - Suspenseful ghost story.
Stage Fright - musical horror.
Doctor Strange - Marvel magical superhero adventure.