Friday, 16 July 2010

It's a hard life

Yup, being a kitty is apparently exhausting! Mungo has developed an ability to sleep anywhere, especially loving cardboard boxes! Super cute!

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

It's that time again!

Yup, it's CHA time again and that means lots of lovely sneak peeks of what is to come!
A few of my favourites so far...

These pretty butterflies from Prima.

A second Dear Lizzy range from American Crafts called 'Enchanted'.

These fab flower embellishments from American Crafts' new 'City Park' line.

The third line from Echo Park - Life is Good.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Documenting June

I knwo I said I was doing this weeks ago, but then my printer ran out of ink & I had to wait for replacements to be delivered before I could print off the mini pictures, and then life just sort of got in the way! Anyway, here are my finished pages for Document 2010 - June.
First up, the main page (non baby themed) features some gorgeous views from a trip to Devon to see family. I love this part of the country, and although it always takes a long time to get there, it's worth the journey! I'm actually going back again this month!

Now for my second main page - the baby themed page. This month it's all about seeing baby moving around by my tummy shaking & wriggling - it's hilarious! I call it the belly disco.

Finally, two lots of mini pages featuring (amoungst other things) a taste of wonderland, some pregnancy updates, pretty flowers, delicious cream teas and a cute kitten!

I used Echo Park 'Sweet Summertime' papers for all of June's pages, along with some Elle's studio tags, and the almost obligatory Thickers & My Little Shoebox tiny alpha!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


I love flowers in general, but in particular I love my orchid! It's so beautiful at the moment & it makes me smile whenever I walk past it. My mum is the queen of orchids - she has a whole windowsill full of them, and they are usually in full bloom too. She bought me this mini one a while ago, and I don't think she was expecting much from it (or me!) but it has definately exceeded expectations.
I took this set of pictures for Shimelle's class, and I love how they turned out! The butterfly one was pure fluke - he just fluttered into the frame without me realising and I only had the chance to take one picture - amazingly his wings are spread open, what luck! Can't wait to scrap some of these, and I might even get one blown up on canvas for my scrap room.

Love your pictures, love your pages

Shimelle's latest class started yesterday - it's all about taking photos you adore, and making fab pages with them! The perfect combination!

To start - a little bit of spontaneous photography to capture whatever is going on right now. Off I waddled with my camera (lets not pretend I can walk any faster than a waddle right now!) to the garden. Daisy was very kindly sitting in the perfect position just waiting for her photo shoot! A few snaps later and here we go - my spontaneous photo!

What do I love about this photo? Well, obviously it's got Daisy in it, and she's adorable! She's looking right at me, and looks very calm (that doesn't happen too often!). I love the purple haze of the lavender behind her, and the fact that it wasn't bright sunlight so no harsh shadows. I love the rustic effect of the wall - a straight line, but actually not so straight! The only thing I'm not so keen on is the bottle green wall - not painted by us I might add!

Friday, 2 July 2010

Kitchen makeover!

Our kitchen has a lot of open shelving, which makes storing practical yet ugly items a bit of a mission! A while ago I bought a whole load of these cute kilner jars from Ikea, and we keep everything in them - flour, sugar, pasta, rice etc etc. They look much prettier than packets, but that look was being totally ruined by the very practical sticky labels I'd attached to stop myself trying to make sauce with self-raising flour, or pouring caster sugar over my breakfast!

I've been saying I'll sort this out for ages & ages, and never actually managed to get around to it (typical me!) so yesterday I spent an hour pretty-ing up the jars finally. It took hardly any time at all - they are very simple, but how much better they look!

1 length of ribbon
1 kraft tag
1 sheet Bazzill swiss dots
1 length Dymo tape, black
You will also need a Dymo labeller, a heart punch, and a Cuttlebug + die or scallop circle punch

1. Take the kraft tag and punch a heart in the corner
2. Punch/die cut a scallop circle and attach to the side of the tag
3. Add Dymo labelling to the tag
4. Tie ribbon around the jar and attach the tag
5. Admire new pretty kitchen jars (and check out my new dotty tablecloth - £6.99/m at Dunhelm Mill, bargain!)