Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Weekly Life - Week 21

Another dull week passes by!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Shimelle - Sketch of the Week 25th May

Another fab sketch from Shimelle here.

Here is my layout using various Dawn Inskip goodies!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I had my biopsy for Coeliac disease yesterday and it came back positive. I am a bit of a wimp and opted to have the biopsy done under sedation and so I couldn't drive for 24 hours so I had to have the day off work today. Although I knew the diagnosis was coming it has still come as a bit of a shock and so I have been playing to keep my mind off it all.

I have been playing making ribbon carnations - there is a fab tutorial here. You basically pull the wire on one edge to make a ruffle and then sew it round and round. This is the first one I made:
The second one, the wire broke when I was pulling it through! The ribbon was quite expensive so I decided to carry on making it and see what it would look like if the ribbon was not wired on both edges. So I pulled it out completely and then ruffled the other side. I think I prefer it.
What do you think?
Left one - only wire on one side and the right hand one - both sides wired .
I am going to a wedding on Sunday and I have a black and white dress to wear with a black cardigan and clutch bag. My shoes are black, white and red. I am going to put one of these carnations on the cardy and one on the bag.

Also I finished off the royal icing butterflies that I started on Sunday. I am going to use them on my cup cakes at my cake decorating course tomorrow night.
They started off like this:

and then end up looking like this:
I have made gluten free cupcakes to take tomorrow. Had to have a sneaky taste and they are really tasty - you would never know!
A few months ago I bought a tablet for my digi scrapping but have not really used it much but today I signed up for Jessica Sprague's tablet course. I finished lesson one today. This is the layout. The photos are of Zoe's first holiday when she was 4 months old. Has made me very clucky looking at baby photos!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Weekly Life - Week 20

Seems all a bit food related!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Shimelle - Sketch of the Week 18th May

Shimelle's sketch of the week can be found here.
Here is my effort using Dawn Inskip's new mash up kit called You've Got A Friend.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Weekly Life - Week 19

A bit behind - here is week 19 of my boring and tedious life!

Monday, May 16, 2011

UK Scrappers Weekly Challenge May Week 3

This week's challenge was set by Alipeeps and her criteria were:
LO about someone or something special to you – 10 points
No more than 1 of each element – 10 points
Use something green – 10 points
I have used Dawn Inskip's digi elements from her new Naturewalk kit and the alpha is from her Snakes and Ladders kit.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Playing with cakes

Today I made a sugarcraft rose by following the fab instructions over on The Pink Whisk blog. Although not perfect I was amazed at how easy it was once I got going.

I also practised covering a whole cake with icing and then I just played adding colourful spots.
I love using the twisted icing at the bottom as my finishing at the base of the cake leaves alot to be desired!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Shimelle - Sketch of the Week 11th May

Shimelle has done another great sketch this week - more info here.

Here is my layout using Dawn Inskip's fabulous new kit called Nature Walk (Sunrise).

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

UK Scrappers Monthly Challenge for May

Here is entry for the Blue Brads for the monthly challenge over on UK Scrappers.
The theme for this month is multiples - more info can be found here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Crafty Magpie Monthly Mojo Challenge - April and May

It seems I forgot to upload my layout for April. So here it is.

The mojo prompt was one of Karen's and I had to use ric rac, five buttons, three brads, and one large handmade flower embellishment on the layout.

May's mojo prompt was in fact on of mine and it was a sketch and I had to use 2 photos of the most precious people in my life and then journal why I love them so much.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Shimelle - Sketch of the Week 4th May

Another fabulous sketch from Shimelle here
My layout using Mash Up Grab Bag from Scrapbookgraphics

Friday, May 6, 2011

My Weekly Life - Week 17 and Week 18

Here is week 17

And week 18:

Monday, May 2, 2011

UK Scrappers Weekly Challenge May Week 1

This week's challenge was set by the Glitterbugs team. Their criteria is:
Distressing - 10 points
More than one flower - 5 points
More than two lines of journaling - 5 points
Ribbon - 5 points
Glitter - 5 points
I have used Dawn Inskip's (what again I hear you say!) new kit called Snakes and Ladders.

And when I couldn't sleep this morning!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Look what I made today!

Zoe has a May Day fair tomorrow and the school has asked for cake donations, so I made these!
They have taken 5 hours to decorate!