Thursday, 29 December 2011

Album in a box

Well I have tackled another video - I quite like doing them but hearing your own voice is very strange...

Wednesday, 28 December 2011


I belong to an online mixed media group and this year was able to take part in the 12 days swap where participating members make a handmade gift for everyone else. These are the beautiful gifts I received this year

They are not shown to there best on my very scruffy cutting mat - no new one from Santa this year 
:-(( - but are all beautiful and demonstrate a lot of time and effort.

My gift is not amongst these - I made a stitched bookmark with a Christmas theme

and packaged it like this ...

with a wrapping and tag like this ...

More work desks can be viewed here.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

New Year Giveaway

Looks like a great giveaway here or click the parcel on the sidebar

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


Another wednesday and this is what my desk looked like this morning

Working on a gift card holder for a Christmas present and in the background you can see the beginnings of an explosion box and in the far corner an almost finished mini album. See more crafting spaces here.

Shortly after this my desk looked like this as I decided to try videoing my album - this is the result left just as it is with all its 'faults' - my first video upload ever ...

Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas Images

Really lovely Christmas Images from Lisa Vollrath

Monday, 12 December 2011

Another Mini

Can you tell I'm addicted to these - they are lovely to make, have a functional use (when the photos are in) - AND use up my enormous stash of patterned paper. Most of my minis have some stamping and die cutting in them but for my stamping friends I don't think there is in this one ...

Phew! a bit of script stamping on this page ...

This album is made of chipboard following a pattern by Tanya Deurrich

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Treat Bags

As well as stamping and mini albums I like to make boxes and bags. Here are three different types I made recently ...

from an idea by Kathryn  and with embellishments made from my favourite Paperartsy stamps.

And the 2 above from tutorials on Split Coast Stampers.