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Saturday, 31 May 2008

June kit - both layouts

Here are both layouts by Tara for our June kit which goes on sale tomorrow at £7.99

Friday, 30 May 2008

Its a Boy

its a boy glitter

Our Cleo Crafts baby arrived this evening finally - Ethan Ellis, at a healthy 9lbs 7oz!!! WHoo hoooooo .... prepare to be bombarded with new baby boy layouts :-)

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Winner of our May Kit layout challenge is.....

Well done Maxine! Gorgeous layout we thought.... and the prize is your choice of ribbon bundles.. mmmm lovely!

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

My new layout

Just did this tonight as i dont have any pages of my nephews yet. Hmm just logging in now to check how this looks - I sent the photo from my phone but I don't hink its very good quality so will have to retake later with my proper camera. I love these chipboard alpha thickers from American Crafts... will have to restrain myself from using them on all my pages!!

Monday, 26 May 2008

packing up our kits

Tara and I are nearly ready to post the June kits... but don't get too over-excited as I am holding them off til the weekend. Tara's baby is going to be here within the next 72 hours, so in the meantime, its all in my hands.... argghhhhhhhhh

Sunday, 25 May 2008

st.josephs church, sailortown, belfast

Hmm what else have i been up to - did my longest cycle this morning so far - 14.8 miles (i know its exact - i'd like to say 15miles but am using a proper cyclometer (no idea if that is a word!) so it tells me the right distance. I cycled past this church that was closed up in 2001, and the congregation were against the closure so they still have a service every Sunday morning at 10am outside the church! I thought that was pretty cool - I cycled past just as they were finishing up. You can read all about it here -

Love the people power!!

I just did my tesco shop online and got £12 off!! Yay!!! Here's the code in case you want to do the same - prob only works this week though
Discount code: XX-3D-2Q

Tara full layout no.1 for June Kit

Tara has produced two lovely layouts with this gorgeous scrummy kit for June - perfect colours for coming into summer we think! But better get your orders in quick as I think we will run out of this one!

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Nearly done

Think i deserve my take away this evening!

Our stall at the may fair

Friday, 23 May 2008

had to do it again...

Well i hope i am not doing a 'spoiler' but i know already that my favourite David Cook wins american idol this week and i just had to re-blog his Billie Jean version.... how fab is this??? When is the album out?

Tara's sneak peek take 2....

not long now till our June kit hits the highway (or the postal service... can't think of a good analogy there lol)

heres another sneaky from Tara

Sarah reading to her teddy bears

The latest thing in our house is to set sarah up w her teddys, books and a snack. Looks cosy!

Thursday, 22 May 2008

keeping a houseplant alive

I am setting myself a challenge - I am having no luck with plants this year so i bought this little one y'day at the local garden centre and am going to see if I can keep it alive AND flowering through the summer.....hmmmm

On crafty news, we got our stash of gorgeous DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies in today so its all uploaded into the shop but i have a feeling it will be snapped up pretty quickly!!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Tara in hospital again....

Well Tara has been admitted again to the maternity ward but this time they think they might keep her in until she has her induction next Wed... she is hoping to get out of course if she can keep her BP down. In the meantime, I am trying to think what all i need to get ready for the Ballyclare craft fair this Saturday - got all the stock sorted but have to think about how to organise it on a table! Hmmm.... i think a shopping trip is called for!

Monday, 19 May 2008


now that last post was from my phone and you might notice its sideways.... so will have to remember to take photos at right angle from the phone or else you will all be craning your necks to see what i am posting!!

Tara new baby cotton wool holder

Tara made this super cute little bag to keep her cotton wool balls in for the impending arrival.

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Tazzers wall hanging

I am just back from visiting my uni pal and chief bridesmaid Tazzeroooni in Lenzie, Scotland and her new little baby boy Joseph (and of course wonga, her DH). Here is the lovely alphabet wall hanging she has made for the nursery - in stages!

Tara's sneak peek for our upcoming June kit

Here's a sneaky peek for our upcoming June kit - available to non-subbies from 1st June - why not subscribe - for only £8.99 you get the kit, plus a subbie special and p&p included.... email me at for more info!!

blogging from my ph one

Well this weekend I learned how to send photos from my phone to our blog!! which will come in very handy for when we run our first crop this july.... might try it next weekend - we are having a stall at the Ballyclare May fair for any of you that live in N.Iron... more photos to follow v.soon

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Taras baby lunch tin

Tara has been busy creating this lovely lunch tin for her impending arrival.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

the Knitwear Deli

If any of you are local to Belfast, you should pop down to St.Georges market and check out this stall- really gorgeous hand made knits.... I especially like their chinese noodle boxes with wool and needles as a present....

Sneaky peeks for June's kit

Well Mandi has been at her work again and is offering sneaky peeks of our June kit.... here's the first .

Sunday, 11 May 2008

10% discount for monthly kit subscribers

We are introducing a permanent 10% discount for our monthly kit subscribers - you can still get on board in time for our June kit (sneak peeks on their way soon) - why not order our May kit and see what you think for a taster!

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

blog candy from Cass

Cass is a scottish rocker/scrapbooker who is offering some free blog candy if you can name your favourite rock song and link to her blog - which is here

Monday, 5 May 2008

The Birth of my Scrapbooking Obsession

Cardmaking was my first crafting obsession, but i think that it was this card that changed the direction of my interest towards Scrapbooking... All of a sudden I became like a little magpie, hoarding flowers, brads and metal embellishments... and i wanted something longer lasting to create with them - ... my second crafting obsession began and i have never looked back!

A Seventies Child

Was having a bit of a hunt through my scrapbook for layouts that don't make me cringe at my embarrassing hairdoo's or awful clothing! Not sure I was the prettiest of babies... but hopefully my chubby features aren't genetic - wouldn't want my baby to suffer the same affliction!

Sunday, 4 May 2008

cutesy scrapbooking......

Had to share this with you all..... found this while surfing about 'retreats' and made me laugh....

And while the concept of scrapbooking may be fundamentally cutesy to begin with, you will see women take the cute factor to dangerously saccharin extremes. Women have been spotted 'journaling' letters addressed to themselves, but written in the 'voice' of their newborn child:

Dear Mommy - You are the absolute bestest Mommy any baby could ever have in the whole world. I'm so lucky to have you as my Mommy, and I don't ever want to share you at all. Can I stay with you forever and ever?
-- Love and sloppy kisses, Baby Janie

May kit now available to all!

Our gorgeous May kit is now available - fantastic value at only £7.99 (plus £1.95 p&p)
The kit contains the following:


Doodlebug – Butterfly stripe x1

Spring medley x1

Chocolate truffle x1

Bubblegum sugar coated cardstock x1

Bazzill - Bubblegum Criss Cross Cardstock x1


Ribbons:Aqua Satin x 1m

Deep Pink/Aqua Striped Grosgrain x 1m

White Grosgrain (6mm) x 1m

Raspberry Grosgrain (6mm) x 1mtr

2.5” Turquoise Bloomers x 2

2.5” Baby Pink Bloomer x 1

3” Hot Pink, Fat Daisy
Bitty Blossoms – Chablis x 3
Small Flowers

Aquamarine x 5

Pink x 3
Miscellaneous: Flower Gems x 5

Butterfly Gems x 2

Assorted Brads x 13

Die cut word - Amazing in Bazzill Basics Pink Criss Cross

Saturday, 3 May 2008

whoopeeee big cycle

Today i cycled for 12 miles! YIPPEEE its my longest cycle yet - I only set out cos i thought i really should get some training in (babies were in bed, it wasn't raining - i was running out of excuses) and i just kept going - and I climbed this hill!!! In the end, I did 12 miles...... and boy can i feel it now..... so am going out for some yummy asian food for dinner with a girlfriend to reward myself!

Friday, 2 May 2008

telly addicts

Well have not been updating the blog cos we are catching up on our sky plus episodes of Heroes and American Idol..... but I did pick out lots of photo's from my childhood today to be scanned for layouts - will need some nice new papers to go with my orangey seventies photos!! In the meantime, here is one of my recent faves - Sarah will have TONNES of photos to scrap when she is older.....