Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!

Just popping in to say 'Happy New Year' 2012!!!

Have a fantastic night whatever your doing.

Here's to lots more crafting in 2012!

Pop over to the Twisted Sketches blog to see the DT's favourite project from this!

I will be back tomorrow with my top 11 of 2011 post, I did this last year as many bloggers do and I plan on keeping the tradition up!

I also want to share with you a noticeboard that I made for my son's nursery teachers Christmas Present.

See you in 2012!! :D


Saturday, 17 December 2011

Twisted Sketches 132

Hello All, If i don't get the chance to say it again before next week, then here goes...
I hope that you have a wonderful time! I'm looking forward to time with family and friends a week and a bit off work and lots of yummy food and presents!
Above is a pic of me and J at work/nursery yesterday for our Christmas party (hence the hat!)

I also have to share with you my latest twisted sketches layout, pop over to the blog here to see the sketch.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

a bit of a catch up...

I must be a better blogger! Anyway...I'm back with a bit of a catch up! What have I been up to? Had a few Internet problems...a lovely big truck crashed into my car while driving, been away on a scrapping weekend, been preparing for Christmas (and thinking of ideas for making gifts) and looking at schools for Jack to start next year (arrghh!) So while away on the scrapping weekend I did several layouts, I'm going to show you a few here goes...
A day in the Norfolk broads layout using some Crate Paper...

and finally a Papermaze kit page from a couple of months ago, I really like this one, it's very me and uses Echo Park papers. Some of you may have heard what happened to Papermaze (which is my LSS) if not take a look here, it's really sad but they are doing really well!

So another busy few weeks, but I 'll be back soon with another layout (one that I had been wanting to do for ages but finally it's complete!) Christmas ideas, A guest DT at scrap, paper, scissors and my Twisted Sketches layouts!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, 10 October 2011

A couple of layouts...

The first layout I have to show you today is from a Papermaze crop kit from a couple of months back now, it was designed by the lovely Lou Collins. I've kept it pretty much the same as the original this time!

This page used the technique of paint flicking, which I hadn't done since GCSE art several years ago! I will have to try it on another layout soon, it was good fun!

Next latest twisted sketches layout....this week's twist was twine, which I am really enjoying using at the moment! You can see the sketch and the rest of the DT's layouts here!!

I used a picture from a mini-cruise hen weekend that I went on earlier in the year, we had so much fun!

I have lots of catching up to do with my own scrapping at the mo, so the scrapbooking weekend that I am going on at the end of the month, couldn't come at a better time!

One of my best friends recently got married, I have been making her a whole album, on the wedding...including hen party/weekend, bridal shower, making invites, wedding diary and actual wedding was great fun to make and she was so pleased with it, it's a lovely feeling! But I have to say I'm glad that I can get back to my own work now! I will show you some of the album later on in the week!

Thanks for looking!



Sunday, 25 September 2011


Twisted Sketches no:120

So here is my layout for sketch 120 over at twisted sketches this week.

You can see the sketch and the rest of Team A's layouts here

This time I flipped the sketch around and used the twist of 'buttons' for embellishments.

This layout is all about Lee and Jack and their obsession with golf! I have a few pictures of them playing, but this is the first layout I have done.

I used Echo Park 'Happy Days' papers.

I have just been blog hopping for the new scrapbooking mag that is coming out in the UK soon...have you heard about it? It's called scrap365. I'm looking forward to getting the first copy when it comes out! If you haven't heard about it yet, check it out here and you can take part in their blog hop to meet the Design Team.

Enjoy the rest of your weekends!


Saturday, 27 August 2011

~happy days~

It was my week again on the twisted sketches blog this week, I followed the sketch and the twist of 'metal' by using metallic glimmer mist and staples.

You can see the rest of team A's work here!

I used a sheet of transparency, My mind's eye papers, prima flowers and a jillibean soup journalling card...have yet to journal though...

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

'Oh happy day!'

My little boy has been loving the summer time, he's had so much fun playing outside and here

is a perfect example, I created this layout using the Echo Park Country Drive papers and stickers.

I used some bling and a cocktail stick to add on to one of the stickers to create a flag.

I'm loving using bakers twine at the moment too..

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Having a clear out...

I've had a bit of a scrapbooking clear out today and put together a couple of pizza boxes full of goodies..! They are on ebay, so take a look here or here if you fancy one.

Back later this week with a couple of layouts...see you then!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

It's been a few weeks...

Since I last posted on my poor neglected blog, so I thought it was about time for a catch up!

I always find that the weeks over the summer just fly by...every weekend at the moment just seems jam packed!

Scrapping update: I'm staying on for another term at Twisted Sketches, there a several new girls too, you can see the announcement here!

It's my last month on the Butterfly Crafts blog and the August Challenge is up..I'd like to say thank you to Karen for having me on your team for the last 6 months, I've really enjoyed the challenges! Here is my last layout, this month we were working from a sketch....

Now for a non-scrapping update, We've had a busy few weeks and the calendar isn't looking any different for the next few weeks either! We have celebrated Jack's 3rd birthday, followed by a week off, spending lots of days all he is at his party...

We've also celebrated a family wedding, my boys looking very handsome on the day...

Today we are celebrating our nephews birthday with a party later! Although it's been busy, I've still had some scrapping time and gone to a couple of crop days, so more to share with you soon. I have a few layouts ready for photographing, just need it to stop raining here!!!

Have a lovely weekend whatever your doing!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Butterfly Crafts July Challenge...

It's that time of the month here I am with the layout I created for this months challenge..

This month we used a poster to create from, which you can see over on the blog along with the other DT members!

Thanks for looking....enjoy your weekends!

Anna x

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Echo Park Flickr Gallery

You know how much of an Echo Park fan I am, so when I recieved an email asking for a couple of my layouts to be featured in their new Flickr really made my day!

You can see the whole gallery projects are 'brum brum' from the 'little boy' collection and 'snow fun' from the 'wintertime' collection.

Eeeek! Back soon xx

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


...was the twist of my last DT project at Twisted Sketches...very helpful that I had lots of pool pics from our recent heres what I came up with...

I've used 'Splash' papers...a new line from Echo Park which are just as gorgous as always!

Thanks for looking!



Thursday, 30 June 2011

Butterfly Crafts June Challenge

The Butterfly Crafts June Challenge is now up on the blog here...
Have a look to check out the rest of the DT's work...this month's challenge is a sketch.

Regular readers may know that I do an album per year of day to day celebrations, events and days out etc documenting the year. Until this year I had done a layout for every month of the year with a few little pictures and journalling. Well I was getting a bit bored of that so for this year I decided to do a Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Layout instead.
So I used this month's sketch challenge to create my first 'Spring' layout!

October Afternoon - 5 and Dime Papers
October Afternoon - 5 and Dime sticker sheet
American Crafts - Thickers
Brown Ink pad
3-D foam pads

Saturday, 25 June 2011

...At The Beach...

Morning...just popping in today with another recent layout...another from our holiday in May!

Using more of my fav manufacturer Echo Park...this time from the 'splash' range.

Short post today...busy weekend ahead...just hope the weather brightens up!

Have great weekends everyone...see you soon X

Thursday, 16 June 2011

This Week's...

Twisted Sketches sketch is up on the blog and here is my layout....

This week's twist was 'shine' I chose to make a sunshine...

This picture was taken on holiday in Spain this year and I have used Echo Park papers..

Yesterday was my birthday! I had a lovely day...I worked in the morning and had the whole nursery come in to my room to sing happy birthday, followed by a card, prezzie and a 'new look' (UK Clothes shop) bag shaped cake...amazing! I then went to a local spa for the afternoon with Lee which was lovely to chill out just us two! I had dinner in the evening with family and more cake!! Pictures appearing on layouts soon I'm sure!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Time Flys..

...when your having fun..where have the last 2 weeks gone? In the last two weeks I have been on a hen weekend and scrapbooking weekend, worked, scrapbooked and been on a few days out with the family! Anyway speaking of scrapbooking weekends...

Last weekend I went away Friday to Sunday scrapping, which was lovely, I do love going away to scrapbook you can get so much done...I think I did 10 pages this time.

I also designed a kit layout again, this time using Echo Park it is...

...and some close ups...

On this layout I used some glimmer misting, a little bit of stitching, and I created 3 rectangles using mostly the journalling cards..I then used them for the title, journalling and embellishments. I used lots of the stickers as well, with lots of 3d foam pads. The photo size that I used was 3x2.

Thanks for looking!