Sunday, 29 November 2009

I won

Just had to tell you this, I won yes me. I attend a scrapbook crop where we all meet in a local church hall once a month. I have not been able to attend for ages so it was good to see all the girls and have a good chat. At the end of the month it is a bit special we are set a challenge given papers and a title and then left to our own devices. Then at the end of the day everyone votes on the layout they like the most and I won. I was asked to choose a parcel out of two and I chose the biggest. To my delight it was a little red scrap bag and I love it is is so cute. Thanks girls I had a fantastic day!

This is the layout that enabled me to own this gorgeous bag, see what you think!

The papers that were supplied were paintables which I coloured with my trusty copic markers which I just love and the embellishments and jewels were from my mounting stash.

New Photography Workshop

It is nearly that time again, Christmas will be here before we know it. I love taking photographs of the whole holiday, but must confess I am somewhat of a novice, so I was lucky enough to be one of the 100 to take part in


Days of Christmas Photography workshop, and I am so looking forward to it. Our first task to do is take a Christmas self portrait so that reminds me, where did I put that Santa hat and tinsel !!

I have not had chance to complete this yet, but as soon as I do I will upload the photograph. Wish me luck!

Monday, 23 November 2009

All that glistens is not gold

This week I have decided to do my first Fashion Forward which is inspired by the lovely Clair and Katherine it is inspired by another new love silver. I used to be a gold girl, I had the necklace the bracelet earrings you name it, but after my last birthday when I received a gorgeous silver necklace my tastes have changed. Don't get me wrong I still love gold but their is also a special place in my heart now for silver.

A Touch of Glamour

A Touch of Glamour by specialglimmers featuring Jimmy Choo sandals

Thursday, 19 November 2009

This is a selection of some of the challenges from last week end over at UKS. I had a fantastic time, and thought I would share what I have done so far. Their is still a lot of classes I wish to complete and will upload them when they are done.

Monday, 16 November 2009


Now to what I have been doing all week end, I have joined in with the Cyber Scrapbook crop over at UKS It is a challenge that lasts over the whole week end starting on the Friday night and finishing on the Sunday night, we are given a timetable then put into teams and given challenges and classes to complete. I managed to complete 9 Lay outs and a few other bits and bobs I did this to try and defuzz my head so I can concentrate more on my studying. I became part of the TOTO team can you guess we had a theme of the Yellow Brick Road.

toto, originally uploaded by craftandstash.

(GO Toto's ). I wish to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who helped me especially Ruth who kept us all under control. I had a fab time, and will definitely be joining in with the next one. I am now defuzzed and I will upload photographs as soon as I can. Have a happy Monday everyone and thanks for popping by.

Crafting and cake is there anything better?

Well my Internet has been not playing again and I have so much to tell you first of all, I had my usual Friday afternoon at my best est friend ever Clair's, I took her some cup cakes to Cheer her up as she was feeling really under the weather and let me tell you, just the look of them was scrummy.

DSC_0534, originally uploaded by craftandstash.

So during coffee and cake, we decided our papers for Journal Your Christmas, so we should be sorted now famous last words. So it was a very productive day, and I am looking forward to next week.

DSC_0545, originally uploaded by craftandstash.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

I Just Can't Live Without?

P1070131, originally uploaded by craftandstash.

This months challenge over at Its all about me involves including the phrase "I just cant live without" I had no problems whatsoever with this one, as it has to be my laptop as my Gary would say, it is probably joined to my hip and all my friends live in it lol. The paper is my trusted card stock Bazzill, the journaling blocks are making memories, and the gorgeous black beaded flower is from my very talented friend Clair over at Obstinate Pursuit who will shortly be selling these on line just watch this space.

P1070132, originally uploaded by craftandstash.

Monday, 2 November 2009

October CSF Challenge

October Craftswap challenge involves a

This sketch was ideal for a page I wanted to do to remember my brothers dog Hamish who we sadly lost in September of this year. The papers I have used are gorgeous and from Little Yellow Bicycle , plus I got to use for the first time my nestabilities die they are fab.

Craft Swap Forum September Challenge

CSF September Challenge 1, originally uploaded by craftandstash.

CSF September 2, originally uploaded by craftandstash.

Better later than never,due to not having use of my camera I have been unable to take pictures, so here it is my entrance for the Craftswap September Challenge which is set every month by the lovely Lesley. Her challenge was 3 x 3 that is 3 of anything so here is mine.

Yay I am so happy today, because I have found my camera charger so I can now upload all my pictures of completed scrapbook layouts and cards for challenges, better late than never that's what I say, and just in time for the new class at Shimelle