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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

and the winner is....


here is Gail's winning layout using our lovely April kit - well done GAil - you get a ribbons and blooms kit

young and free in San Francisco - 1995!

Last night we didn't have anyone round to our little evening crop, so it was just Tara, me, our sister Amanda and our mum sitting round the table doing scrapping - reallynice evening - and for once I managed to get my own layout done!! With the help of one of tara's many books, I took this layout and did a page for an old photo I have had for over 13 years - knew I'd use it one day! This is me and my two uni pals in our single days, at the end of a long summer spent working and travelling in America - there were six of us living in a tiny two bed apartment working in Virginia Beach and at the end of the summer, three of us took off with a 3-flight package and headed to San Fran - what a fabulous place! This photo was taken at the shore in Sausalito - check me out in my student stripey trousers...... with my best friends from uni - Tara and Mickey (only Jayners is missing!). Using periphery papers and letter stickers.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

more sample layouts for our amazing may kit....

Can we tempt you into treating yourself to a lovely kit this month.... very spring like we think... here is Mandi's layout and Tara's second

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Tara's sample layout with the May Kit

Here is the first of Tara's two sample layouts with our amazing May kit - it will be made available in our shop this week but only subbies get their kits posted out for the 1st of the month..... kits are 7.99 plus 1.95 p&p - email me if you are interested at

Louise xx

Thursday, 24 April 2008

My entry into the Reader's Gallery for Scrapbooking Inspirations

... this is the layout that i created in tribute to my hubby and his obsession with Fishing. I thought that it was about time that I create a page solely about him. The papers and buttons are from the 'Periphery' range by Basic Grey. I really like them and think they make a perfect backdrop for a more masculine page. Hope you like it too.

Autumn Leaves French Twist

We FINALLY got our lovely American order in today - have started to upload my products, but had toshare this with you - how cute and gorgeous are these mini bag'o'buttons????


Tara got her layout of Andrew fishing in Thailand published in Scrapbook Inspirations! We are all very excited (yes i know, it doesn't take much) - must get a wee photo on here to show y'all.....

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

a wee card

I thought i better actually blog something craft-like since thats our business.... need to get active with the camera tomorrow.... here's one of Tara's wee cards

Jamie on Sydney Harbour Bridge

the wonders of technology - Jamie is now in New Zealand and has emailed us over his photos from his bridge climb.... he is starting to look like a grown man now, not my little brother!!

Monday, 21 April 2008

ribbons take two...

Tara gave off to me cos I put a photo of one of her lovely ribbon bundles on our blog, and immediately put some Dolly and American Idol on top of it.... so here is ribbon bundle display take two.......

just got a text from my brother Jamie - he is just back from climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge.... it was the going-away present Tara and I got for his birthday/christmas/travels - he said it was amazing - can't wait to see the photos... wish i was in Sydney too!

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Subbie spots available

If you like the look of our May kit sneaky peeks - why don't you subscribe - subbies pay £8.99 a month and get their fabby kit at the start of the month, plus a little extra subbie special (worth about a pound) and that includes postage.... if you are interested, email me at - you can pay by paypal, debit/credit card, standing order or by cheque.

just back from cycling eight miles - it was tough going on the way cos the wind was blowing at me, but that meant that coming back was a lot nicer..... still had to be v.wary of all those cars on the road - some come sooo close its unreal!!!

Saturday, 19 April 2008

sneaky peek of May's kit

WEll Mandi has been working her magic again - here are her sneaky peeks of our upcoming May kit - for those of you unacquainted with our kits, Mandi is on our design team - kits are £7.99 each plus £1.95p&p or if you subscribe, its £8.99 a month...

and brand new ones too....

but then again, i am loving this guy on American Idol....

favourite old tunes

I am having a bit of a music revival going on - have just bought Fleetwood Mac and Dolly Partons' greatest hits CDs..... i am definitely getting old......

new ribbon bundles

We have put together ten new gorgeous ribbon bundles for our shop - they are only £3.00 each and for an introductory offer, only £2.50.... mmmmmm i think they are lush!

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Daithi - layout with Wild Asparagus papers... YUM

These are our new gorgeous papers and journaling cards from My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus range - Daithi taken in November 2007 at a local mums and tots group - Sarah refused to sit with him so we had to get him on his own....

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

sarahs first hair cut....

well i cut sarahs hair today myself.... been meaning to take her to a hairdressers for ages now, but just got out the scissors and snip! It all came to a head (haha) cos her fringe was just getting in her eyes...... so no more!

Monday, 14 April 2008

babies and shops (not together!)

ooops the blog fell off the radar for a week there - two of my friends have had babies since i last blogged - both boys! Joseph and Darragh - awwwwwwwwwwww both gorgeous of course.....

Tara and I went off to visit the Scrap House in N'ards this morning and once we found! Great shop - very inspiring... have been scouring the property websites ever since......

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Challenge for April kit

We are offering a lovely aqua and pink ribbons and blooms kit as a prize for the best layout created using our April kit - if you want to enter, just email me with a copy of your layout (or link to it) by the end of the month. Tara will pick the winner and we will send out our prize for the start of May....

Monday, 7 April 2008

Happy Birthday Hubby!

It is my hubby's 30th Birthday today, so i thought he deserved a mention on our blog. I made him a card dedicated to his favourite pastime....

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Well what do you think of this - i could take Sarah and Daithi with me on my training.... would need to bring a stack of books for Sarah and squeaky toys for Daithi.....

Janice and Ronnie

Our parents! This is my mum and dad before they were swamped by having four children.... on a trip to London at the end of the 60's...

Black Tie Bling

Here's is a layout I created using our new 'Black Tie Bling Kit'. My two gorgeous muses are my best friend, Grace and her hubby to be, David


If you like a bit of sparkle check out our new 'Bling Kits' on the website!

Friday, 4 April 2008

my daughter the crafter....

at least someone in my house is being creative at the moment.... sarah's offering this morning:

Thursday, 3 April 2008

gallery on our site now..

well we finally got a gallery on the main site - so now I can upload customers LO's as well as all the fabby ideas from our design team. Tara is demanding the title Design Executive.... hmmm what does that make me???

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Ribbons Frenzy

ooh busy day ahead for me - look at all these ribbons i have to add to our shop!!!!

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

We are putting together a little one-off kit in honour of the upcoming cybercrop on UK Scrappers - will be appearing on a blog near you shortly ;-)

charlie and lola

well shocker, we turned on cbeebies tonight for Sarah's intake of Night Garden, and its been replaced by Charlie and Lola..... well just as well its something I like too......