Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas is almost here

The last few weeks have gone by so quickly and I have only just had a chance to make my Christmas cards for the family.

The first one I made is for my daughter Susan and her husband Ian:

I got these gorgeous papers with one of my cardmaking magazines a while ago and as purple is Susan's favourite colour I knew she would like it. I added some peel off stickers but they have not come out very well in the picture.

The next one is for my son Richard and his wife Charlie. I used WRAPPED UP by Kristin Aagard Designs. The background paper is one that I already had in my paper stash:

I just added a few red gems and some golden flowers.

I made the next couple of cards for my grandsons Corey and Tyler using WINTER WONDERS by Snackpackgu's Designs. I just added a few peel off stickers:

The last one is for my new grandson James and I made this using WINTER PENGUINS by Albums to Remember Designs:

I am sure that Tyler and Corey will love their cards but I think that James at 7 weeks old is not quite old enough to appreciate Christmas yet although he does love the lights on the Christmas tree.

I would like to wish all my readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

'Glorious Christmas' by Country Liv's Graphics

When Susan sent me a photo of James wearing a Christmas Bow, I knew that I would have to do a layout. I used 'Glorious Christmas' by my friend Liv of Country Liv's Graphics which you can find in her stores here:

Here are some previews of the 'Glorious Christmas' packs:

Here is my layout:

And here is one that Liv made:

I really love the richness of the papers and elements in this kit. Liv has really excelled herself with this one!!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

'Melancholy' Templates by Brenian Designs and 'Merry Christmas' by PattyB Scraps

I made a layout using the MELANCHOLY TEMPLATES by Brenian Designs which you can find in her stores here:

Here is the preview of the templates:

Here is my layout using photos of Tyler when he was little:

I also used the MERRY CHRISTMAS COLLECTION by PattyB Scraps which is available here:

Here is the preview of the collection which is currently available at 60%  off of the usual store price. Go on over and grab yourself a bargain:

Brenian Designs has a lovely Christmas Template as her December Facebook Freebie. You can download the CHRISTMAS MEMORY Template here:

I used the template to make another layout using photos of Tyler:

The kit I used was BLUE CHRISTMAS by S.G.Rowe Designs:

Sunday, 23 November 2014

'Stand and Deliver' by jusme digital

I made my first layout for James using the Stand and Deliver Collection by jusme digital, which you can buy in her stores here. All parts are 30% off:

Scrap Takeout -
Plain Digital Wrapper -

Here is the preview of the different parts that make up the Collection. I just love the splats and the page borders:

Here is my layout using some of the papers and page borders to make the photo frames:

Susan and Ian took James to meet Susan's work colleagues on Friday and he was passed to lots of different people and slept the whole visit through. Here he is dressed up in his new outfit:

Tyler and Corey came to stay at the weekend and they loved meeting James:

 I finished the cardigan in the smaller size and it fits James perfectly. Everyone loved the little plane buttons:

Be back soon with some more photos and layouts.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

James - Welcome to the World

Well, James is here. He was born on Sunday 2nd November and weighed in at 6lbs 6oz. On Monday, once the hospital were satisfied that everything was okay with both Susan and James, they were discharged and came home. Susan was so pleased to get home to familiar surroundings. Here is one of the first photos taken at the hospital. That little babygrow is for up to one month and it is so big on him that we had to go out and get him some in the 'new baby' size. I am sure that it will be quite a while before he can wear the cardigans I have made for him:

Chilling with Grandad:

He is doing really well and taking his feeds with no trouble. Just doesn't like being exposed when he is having his nappy changed!! He had his five day check up and only lost 6oz so they were very pleased with him.

I did manage to get another cardigan finished and am working on a v-neck one at the moment.

I am so pleased that we live close by so that we can see Susan, Ian and James every day.

I hope to be able to show you some more photos soon and to work on some layouts of James.

Watch this space.

Friday, 24 October 2014

'Our Boy' by Country Liv's Graphics

It was my friend Liv's birthday a couple of weeks ago and I used her kit 'Our Boy' to make a layout as a birthday present for her:

 Here are the kit previews together with close-up details:

You can find the kit in all of Liv’s stores here:

I haven't had much time for scrapping lately as I have been busy knitting for James. I have made three more cardigans. I made a dark blue one using the same pattern as I used for the maroon one. The buttons on this cardigan are 'Thomas the Tank Engine' ones with the engine James on them. Susan and Ian were so pleased when we showed them the buttons:


Here are the photos of the other two, one in mid blue and the other in grey yarn:

Not long now until 8 November when James is due to be born but you know babies - they come when they are ready and not always on the due date!!

Friday, 10 October 2014

'A Groovy Kind' by jusme digital

A lovely bright and cheerful kit from jusme digital called 'A Groovy Kind' can be found in her stores here:

Here is the kit preview:

Here is my layout using a photo of Tyler on his first birthday. I really loved the 'TODAY' banner in the kit and it was just right for my layout:

Thanks for dropping by. Talk to you again soon.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

'Lullaby and Good Night' by Over the Fence Designs

New Collection from Over the Fence Designs called ‘Lullaby and Good Night’ which you can find at a special introductory price in stores here saving over 60%:

The Studio:
My Memories:
Go Digital Scrapbooking:

Here is the Collection preview:

This is my layout using photos of Tyler when he was only a tiny baby.

I finally finished the maroon cardigan and it is so sweet. I just love the leather look buttons.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

'Boys World' Mixology packs by PattyB Scraps

PattyB Scraps has joined Go Digital Scrapbooking and has made a couple of packs  for the ‘Boy’s World’ Mixology which you can find in store here:

Here are the previews:

Here is the layout I made with 'Boy's World' using a photo of Corey actually standing still. Most unusual for him as he is usually dashing about:

I finished another little cardigan for James. Took a bit longer this time as the yarn was 4ply and a lot finer than the double knitting yarn that I have used for the other cardigans:

I was really pleased with how this turned out as I have never done a shawl collar before. Susan and Ian really loved it. Look at the little smiley buttons:

I have started on another cardigan using a lovely maroon double knitting yarn and will post a photo when it is finished.

Friday, 19 September 2014

'Life's a Beach' by PattyB Scraps

I used Patty's new kit 'Life's a Beach' to make a layout. You can find the kit in her stores here:

Here is the kit preview:

The layout I made has a photo taken when we were on holiday on the Isle of Wight in July:

I will be back soon with some news from PattyB Scraps - watch this space.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

'Musical Atttitude' by PattyB Scraps

I made a layout using ‘Musical Attitude’ by PattyB Scraps which you can find in store here:

Soon at My Memories:

Here is the preview:

For my layout I used another of my favourite photos from Susan and Ian's wedding and as soon as I put it on this wonderful paper I knew what the title would be:

They are always laughing together and this bodes for a very happy marriage. I can't wait until their new little son joins them to make their happiness complete.

I finished another of my little cardigans for James at the weekend using the same pattern as the other blue one I made. This time we found some cute little toggle buttons to use. Aren't they cute.

I will be back soon with some more layouts and perhaps another little cardigan.