Friday, 12 September 2014

Christmas mini envelope album

I was tempted by a book of 6" x 6" Christmas papers in a local store the other day and thought I'd use them to make an envelope mini album - I haven't made one for ages and they are really easy and very enjoyable to make.  The papers are called Vintage Noel.

This is the front

and the first page 

showing a couple of the pull out tags for photos or journalling.

and this is the back.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014


in every way...  The weekly challenge on Uks is all about grandparents - a subject close to my heart as my husband and I became very proud grandparents for the first time, five weeks ago today :)

This is the challenge.

Earlier this year I became a grandma to a beautiful little girl. so in recognition of this wonderful event I would like you to have 'GRANDPARENTS' as your subject for 10 points - could be you as a grandparent, your children with their grandparents, a heritage LO showing great great grandparents, .....

I have SO much stash, and tools that I need to use 
so please use stickers or ribbon on your LO - 10 points
and use punches or your die cutter - 10 points

To summarise..
Grandparents - 10 points
Stickers / Ribbon - 10 points
punches / dies - 10 points

Here is my take on it.

and this is the journalling.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Hello beautiful

When I saw Sue's super sketch I thought, lovely, a nice simple page, I'll have it done in 15 minutes, 30 minutes tops.   When I started to do all the hand sewing I realised it was going to take me a tad longer but I am pleased with the result.  I'm not good at white space (or in this case, pink space) and tend to keep adding things, but I have on this occasion, kept it simple and, yes, sometimes, less is more!

Today Erin-Rose is one month old and now weighs in at 9lb 14oz so she is gaining weight nicely:)