Sunday, 20 November 2011



been having a play with mists, stamps and alcohol inks! The Rusty pickle papers I used were quite old but I really like them, the photo is my lovely nephew and his equally lovely fiancee.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

while I'm in a circle mood



here's another!

This is me, many many moons ago (when dinosaurs still roamed the earth etc, etc!)

Saturday, 12 November 2011



well I have had a great month, Nov of course is when the Sarah's Cards retreat is and it was amazing!

As usual the shop was filled to the rafters with lots of exciting new goodies and it would have been rude not to buy some!!;)

the background paper for this latest layout was one I couldn't resist buying, the new My mind's eye Kraft papers are just stunning!

I came home feeling really inspired, so watch this space!!

Can't wait to do it all again in March!!


Doods x

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Granny Wobblys



I thought I had a sweet tooth but Granny Wobblys fudge is a step too far for me, however the rest of our holiday party loved the stuff! So here's my tribute to that wonderful establishment that puts a smile on so many faces!

My own 'fudge' has far fewer calories and won't rot your teeth! It's made out of scraps of felt wrapped in cellophane. I can't comment on the taste though, but I'm willing to bet people wouldn't find it quite as appetising!

Doods x

Saturday, 8 October 2011

been scrapping!





Well I had a fantastic time at The Green Buttons retreat in Birmingham last week and since I've come home I have definitely got the scrapping bug back!

I found this idea for a flower made from a zip on Pinterest and just had to have a go! Loved how easy it was and really pleased with the look - think a trip to my local haberdashery is in order for some more zips!!



Wednesday, 14 September 2011

A change from the norm




Haven't done any scrapping for a while but I wanted to share my latest creation.

A friend of mine has a lovely little necklace with little round 'dogtags' with the initials of her children on it and I thought it was a really sweet idea.

I thought it would be nice to have one with the grandkids initials.

After looking online (and seeing how expensive they were!!!) I thought I'd make my own. I raided my stash and found these little hooked letters but unfortunately I was 3 letters short!

Plan B!!! I found 3 brads, folded down one of the prong things to make a loop and cut the other one off, and hey presto - 3 hanging initias!!

I finished it off with a leather thongy thingy and added a few beads I'd got hybernating in a cupboard!

I think it will be fun when I wear it watching people trying to make out what it says!!

Friday, 19 August 2011

another layout












just adding a little detail as requested!

I did the background using glimmer mists and prima masks (awesome thing those masks, so many ways to use them!)

I made the flower by making a circle of card and wrapping lacy ribbon around it, simplest flower I've ever made!

I found some hook and eyes while I was sorting my sewing stuff out and like most scrappers, I can't look at anything nowadays without wondering if they'd fit on a layout!! Quite like how they turned out!

I'd had the rub-ons for ages!! But I loved them and was waiting for the right page and thought this was it!




Wednesday, 17 August 2011

been playing!



have got a lot of stones and rocks lying around so started to paint them - this is a mini house I've done to go in a miniature garden, the 'roof' was nabbed from a dried flower arrangement that was gathering dust!

Thursday, 11 August 2011



latest layout to share, using prima masks

Wednesday, 20 July 2011



I did this a while back but never got around to sharing it, doing this brought back some very happy memories for me. Hope you like it!

Friday, 15 July 2011



after a long time of not scrapping I have finally been making the most of some free time with the intention of using up some stash! Then I go and create an almost stash-free layout! Not a patterned paper in sight! Still I had been meaning to scrap this photo for a while and I still have mountains of stash to play with so all is not lost!


My darling son won't be best pleased at my posting this one, good job he doesn't check out my blog!!

Thursday, 14 July 2011



this was the class that the lovely Ann did for us at the last Exhall crop - I'm afraid I didn't do the original justice but I had fun doing it all the same!

Kit was supplied by Sarah's cards but I added my own alphas

Monday, 13 June 2011

Remember I said.......



that I was going to be a better blogger this year? well I failed dismally!! Already June and I have so many old layouts that I still haven't shared.






Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Exclusive


ok tongue-in-cheek and not meant to be taken seriously!!

Oh and thanks to lee mack for the wine gum joke!!

Kraft card is definitely my favourite product at the moment!!


Doods x

Monday, 11 April 2011



and another


a new layout to share

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

She's here!


Congratulations to my son and daughter in law, Danny and Laura!
Bayley-Rae arrived safe and well yesterday, weighing in at 6lb 10oz!
My ninth grandchild - the girls are outnumbering the boys now 5 to 4!!
Think I'd better start saving for Christmas from now!!
Doods x

Monday, 7 March 2011

has it really been that long?


can't believe I haven't updated my blog for so long - apologies to anyone who takes the time to drop by - I promise to try harder in the future.


I have just returned from a wonderful weekend at the Sarah's cards retreat and still can't believe how good it was and how lovely everyone was! The effort behind the scenes was phenomenal - so much attention to detail to make sure everyone went home happy! The goody bags we received were jaw-droppingly brilliant and so generous! Sarah and Lianne and the design team really pulled out all the stops - you are all amazing!!


While I'm here I'll leave you with one of my latest layouts - really enjoyed doing this one, hope you like it!