Monday, 27 February 2012

My baby is driving!

I know he hates me taking his photo these days, but this story just HAD to be documented!
I used the sketch prompt over at Scrap The Boys and came up with this... the photos are a bit blah as they were taken on my phone.

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yours in scrappiness

Phil's Art

I played with the 123 challenge blog this month too. The brief was
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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Daddy love

A page for the Kraft It Up challenge blog. I used the lovely Tattered Angels xmas colours on my kraft cardstock background and kept it simple to focus on my b&w pics

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yours in scrappiness :-)

Friday, 24 February 2012

Helmar sketch

I've never done a challenge with Helmar before even though I am an avid user of their Quick-dry 450. For Feb they offered up a sketch that really screamed at me. I did it with gorgeous Graphic45 embellishments and Curtain Call papers, with some Prima flowers thrown in for good measure.

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yours in scrappiness

Friday, 17 February 2012

Tape it Up

Time for a new theme at Paper Issues.
Go ahead and link up your fave projects using tape, all kinds, including Dymo (my personal favourite!)
I used up some really old decorative tapes on this page, along with a bit of kraft packing tape (the type you have to lick), Dymo tape, and correction tape.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Scrap-shopping Discount!!

The gorgeous, amazing, and generous Cassie Box
is offering all my lovely readers a huge
 20% discount 
How good is that!!
All you have to do is put 'Peggles' in as 'Shop coupon code'.

She has Twinery twine, Smash products, Patterned Papers, brads,
buttons, stencils, pretty pins, doilys (in Kraft!), alphas, stickers, ribbons,
metals (including watch parts!), chipboard and acrylic.
A treasure trove of Scrappiness :-D

Monday, 13 February 2012


I am forever grateful to my good friend Carmel for allowing me to photograph her beautiful children. Here is a shabby/grunge page I did to use up some really old stash (the leather-look cardstock stickers, die-cut tags, and mulberry paper-remember that?). Isn't she gorgeous!

And a page of her little boy recently featured in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.

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Yours in Scrappiness

Pink for Valentine's

I was inspired last weekend to have a play with the February Show Us Your Stuff challenge, paper dolls. I found the perfect patterned paper in a recent box I got and then decided to add some fabric 'paper dolls'. I used a Julie Balzer Crafters Workshop template with some old Making Memories paint and a piece of corrugated cardboard as a stamp with some black paint. The pink is for Valentine's Day :-)

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Yours in Scrappiness

Friday, 10 February 2012

Killarney in December

Our second stop in Ireland was Killarney, County Kerry. A B&B only two blocks from High St, easy access to shops and food. The kids liked the variety of snacks and the amazing breakfast spreads, I liked the free wifi and a separate room ;-)
We did a 'Ring of Kerry' bus trip to see some of the spectacular scenery of the Atlantic Coast, it rained for most of it. John, our bus driver, said it had rained every day in the last five years, not all day, but every day!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Do you have paper issues?

And want to share them with the world.... Well this is the call for you!

Creative Team Call

Do you love to make cards or layouts?
Do you love to glue paper to anything that stays still long enough?
We want you to be a part of our Creative Team!
What we expect from you: Have fun!  We are a very laid back, fun group.
No drama here.  
You will need a Facebook account, we have a group there for discussion.  
You will need to visit blogs and leave nice comments.
We pick themes for challenges and if you have something to add, great!  If you don't, that's ok too.  
There are no required projects. 
Paper Issues is about showcasing your talents.  You get out of it what you put into it.  
What you'll get from us: undying affection, fame, a cool button for your blog and a discount.  
A big, honkin' discount on all the products you love, forever.
Send an email with your name, blog address and a few tidbits about you and your awesomeness to
You don't need to attach projects, we want to visit your blog and see what magic lurks there. 
We will close this call on February 13 and announce the new team members on February 14.
Your term will be for 6 months.  February 14-August 14.
You have paper issues.  Share them with the world.
If you have any questions, email us at

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