Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sketchy Sunday no. 139

After much pampering, a certain amount of deleting and my muttering threats of crushing, my laptop is feeling much better, for how long who knows...he's knocking on and it may just be fear keeping him going.

Now I'm back on the tech road we can resume business as usual, so here we have it, sketch no. 139.

I've used this sketch for a 8"x 8" scrapbook page using my Trimcraft Jingle Bells papers, I'll be posting that later in the week. 

In the meantime, I hope you're Christmas preparations are going to plan.

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:

Now You See Me 2 - fun, magical thriller
Money Monster - Clooney, say no more.
The Night Before - comedy Christmas bromance
Gods of Egypt - watchable nonsense with Gerard Butler

Friday, 2 December 2016

All Kitted Out!

As part of Trimcrafts Design Team I am lucky enough to receive kits filled to the brim with crafting goodies. I received my first parcel a little while ago and you'll have seen a couple of pics of that and some of my projects made from the kit, on previous posts. There are more on my Trimcraft gallery.

To document just how inspired I was by those lovely goodies I thought I'd knock up one of my Project Life app, here it is.

I really like the idea of creating a page showing the projects from each kit, so I may well continue to do this for my term on the team. 

It seems I've created a craft spiral, crafts from crafts!

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Not Sketchy Sunday!

Unfortunately my laptop is poorly, so I'm unable to post a sketch today. Instead, as a follow up to last Sunday's festive project, I'm sharing this frosty door hanger.

I picked up the wooden blank in Hobbycraft and used products from my Trimcraft DT kit to decorate. The 'JOY' I designed myself and cut on my Cameo.

Hopefully next week will find my laptop fully recovered and a new sketch ready for some seasonal scrapping.

Happy Scrapping

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Although I'm in the throes of Christmas projects, today's commute was devoted to creating this layout on my iPad, using the Project Life app. I'm not affiliated with the app in any way I just think it's a great little tool for scrappers and worth giving a shout out. These style layouts make it easy for me to use lots of photos in super quick time and that's always good for me.

I wanted to capture the Halloween decor, which we made a special effort with this year and I'm sure we'll do so again. I cut the bats on my Cameo 2 and Ray carved the pumpkin. The hat you will recognise from a previous post and I displayed it on a cheap wooden candlestick.

And because I just can't keep it to myself, look what arrived from's my new DT kit and it's HUGE!

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Sketchy Sunday no. 138

Well, Christmas is definitely on its way and my crafting is in a distinctly frosty phase. Check out the new top hat at the end of this post. In the meantime, if you're a regular Sunday visitor, here's this week's dose of scrappy inspiration.....sketch no.138. 

And if you've decided to check out the frosty top hat, here it is in all it's twinkly glory. I used the same pattern as my Halloween hat, but this time I went for a festive icy design with plenty of glitter.


I used the acetate strips for snowflakes instead of bats and framed a glittery JOY instead of a skull. 

I designed the JOY cut file and have used it in several sizes on a couple of projects. Those welded words are so easy to do on the Cameo. All the products are Trimcraft -  love those icy coloured gems and the new mini dies are gorgeous, as you can see from the snowflakes and the little Christmas tree. 

Enjoy your Christmas build up and pop by for more festive projects later in the week. 

Happy Scrapping

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Naughty or Nice?

I can never make enough treat boxes and after the Halloween versions were a hit with visitors, I had to come up with some Christmas themed treats too.

Of course, the naughty or nice theme was perfect as my favourite Thorntons Liquorice toffee is a sweet substitute for coal for the not so very naughty, more a tad mischievous really and the ambassador's favourite is always popular with the nice crowd..

So here we have the Naughty version made with the Simply Creative Jingle Bells paper pad and black cardstock.

And with the toffee coal

For the Nice version I used the Simple Creative Frosted Winter paper pad and white cardstock. 

Oh ambassador, you're spoiling us!

For detailed instructions check out my gallery at Trimcraft.

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Sketchy Sunday no.137

It's a busy day today, visits from friends and polishing off a few Christmas projects....more on those at a later date. So, I'm keeping it short and it is sketch no. 137...I did say short and sweet!

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:-

Black Mass - True crime drama
A Walk in the Woods - True life golden years gentle comedy
Columbo; Negative Reaction - The inimitable Peter Falk solves another crime