Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Boxes of American Crafts

Did you hear a squeal yesterday? If so, I'll hold up my hand and say sorry, that was me! 

Yesterday I signed for several boxes of the yummiest American Crafts products, which actually, I wasn't expecting until the New Year, so you can understand my squeal now, can't you? Anyhow, as it's you, I wanted to just show you a little glimpse of what's coming.

Also, just to let you know, that last posting before Christmas will be tomorrow.  I'll then be taking a little break until the New Year, so although you'll be able to order - I'm sorry, I can't guarantee anything will be posted out until the 9th January.

I'd like to take this chance to say a big thank you for all your support this year - and the kindness you've all shown me, in what's been the hardest year for me.  I can't thank you enough xxx

Friday, December 16, 2011

Times & Seasons - Movember

We all love to check out the latest Gotta Craft kit; but it's definitely worth keeping an eye out for other new additions to the shop. Sandra has fresh stock arriving all the time.Recently she sent me some of the new Echo Park Times & Seasons - and it didn't take me long to decide how to use my pick of the papers, Spiffy Mustache:

I made a layout about "Movember". And because I couldn't persuade anyone else in the family to sport a tache for my photo - I added one to a picture of our hamster. It's silly, I know. But Movember is a wonderful cause and Gary was happy to lend his support.

Beard and hat both cut with the Slice

I used some pieces from the sticker sheet and some scraps of Glitz Vintage Blue which Sandra suggested as a great match. She's right - they go together perfectly!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Scrap365 - Issue 2 has arrived

As soon as the postman delivers the latest pack of Scrap365 magazines, I tear open the wrapping and search for Sian's articles.  Well this month, trust me, you're going to LOVE what she's come up with - In true style she's created the most gorgeous layout, showing us how to use up those odds & ends.

I will say, the designers in this magazine are truly talented, they've come up with some amazing articles.  So, I think it calls for a few minutes of me time, so armed with a cup of coffee & Scrap365 ... what more can a girl ask for.

I'll be back with a couple of layouts using the kit ... which has now sold out - but single papers are still available.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Sneaky Peek Time

Can you believe it ... the last kit of the year ... and what a kit it is.

It will be going on sale Friday 9th December around 8pm.  As always, gorgeous, gorgeous papers and matching cardstock.  This month you'll also find an alphabet sheet and word sheet ... some gems, flower, buttons & ribbons. 

You'll also find some add-ons tomorrow, if you're after the full collection.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Making Memories with Memorandum

While we wait for Sandra's lovely Christmas kit, I thought I'd show you my Christmas album inspired by November's kit. I've been using the Lilybee Memorandum to put it togethet:

I didn't manage to squeeze the whole thing from the kit - I ordered an extra 6x6 paper pad which made it very easy to decorate my paper bag album.

Becasue of the bags I have extra pockets for pull out pages, and you can see that I am adding in some of the tags from my last post too.

I'll have more to show you as it progresses and if you are interested in a tutorial for a paper bag album, you can find one here on my own blog (did I tell you I gave it a Facebook page? One of my first "likes"? Gotta Craft, of course!). But what about your Christmas album? Anyone making one this year?