Saturday, 31 January 2009

Latest LO's

I worked on two totally different layouts last night and this is what the fisnished pieces look like.
This layout was done usuing Wassail from BasicGrey and the picture is of my cat Madison curled up on a sack full of Christmas presents for warmth.

The picture for this layout is my mum on her 60th Birthday before we took her out to dinner. I used Making Memories Papiere Mocha collection for this layout.
Thanks for looking, have a creative day. Jay xx

Thursday, 29 January 2009

3rd Challenge

This was my 3rd Challenge from Vicki, here are the Elements:

1)You can choose the Layout size
2)You must use numbers
3)You must use at least 3 colours of stitching
4)You must use at least 2 fonts in the title
5) Use Dymo
6)Use Stamping

Here is what I came up with, sorry about the pictures, the light is awful.I am having great fun with these challenges but I am going to work on a happy thoughts minibook for a day or two, I keep saying I will do one and now I am going to. No pictures, just "Happy Thoughts" and "Happy Things".

Happy Scrapping. Jay xxx

Another challenge from Vicki

I just took some photo's of the second challenge Vicki set me

here are the elements:

1) You must use gaffer tape
2) You can only use paper from Cherry arte, Love Elsie and or Fancy Pants
3) You must use a frame or slide
4) Use hidden Journalling
5) Your layout must be 12 x 12

So here is what I came up with:

I am not sure about it, I like it but feel like maybe something is missing. I have to say I love love love those basic grey chipboard letters.

Here is a quick picture of a layout I did a few days ago.

Hope you are all feeling inspired today. Jay xx

Found my inspiration.....

I felt a lack of inspiration in the lst week and had lots on my mind and it turned out Vicki felt the same, so last night we started setting challenges for each other, pushing boundries, encouraging each other to use things we tend not to use much or at all and it really helped my Mojo. Good practice for the UKscrappers cybercrop too LOL.

Challenge 1 from Vicki consisted of the following elements:
1) The layout must be 8.5 x 11
2) You must paint on the Main paper/cardstock that you use
3) use only 1 photo
4) You must either RIP, TEAR, CRUMPLE or DISTRESS every piece of paper/carstock you use.
5) You must use some sort of fabric

When I first read the challenge I was worried but I love the end result. Here is what I came up with, let me know what you think? Good or bad.

We had so much fun doing the first challenge we did each other 4 more, I shall each one when they are finished and photgraphed.


Wednesday, 28 January 2009

A Bad Day comes good!

So this morning was my Operation! OR SO I THOUGHT!!!!! I arrived at the hospital at 8am, having been told I would be first on the list, to be told they are full of over flow patients! GRRRRR and that I had to wait until 9am so they could speak with the chief executive. at 9.30!!!! they called me in to tell me that I could not have my surgery, as due to the complications with my diabetes they could not do mine now and that I would have to wait for another appointment!!! It took so much for me to pluck up the courage to go and now I have to go through it all again ARGHGHGHGHGH!!!!!
After all that I had brekkie and Vicki and I went for a walk in the woods to take photo's and that cheered me up no end. Here are two of the pics I took.



I am doing a night college course in digital photography and we had to snap some shots for analysis this week.

Hope you have a great day.

Jay xx

Monday, 26 January 2009

Today will forever be known as BASICGREY DAY!!!!

So I have been away for the night and when I get back on the train I pop over to Vicki's and after doing some bits and bobs we came back to find
that our basic grey parcel had arrived, in it was a huge pile of gifts from her and my bro and some stash for Vic too.

I am in love with it all, Vicki knows my stash style so well. These Beckham Chipstickers look Yummy scrummy!!! All of it is wonderful, Thank you so much I feel so Lucky.

I can't wait to try
these gorgeous minibooks either.
What an amazing gift.

I feel filled with Mojo and creativity, so I am off to have some fun.
Happy Crafting
Jay xx

Saturday, 24 January 2009

FINALLY I Scrapped!!!

Ok it is all true! I have blogged about all my yummy stash and all the things I want but I have not actually blogged a lo for quite a while now, so here are the 3 I finished at our Crop today.

I started off with this layout from out 80's revival night, we did each others hair and make up and listen to cheesy 80's tracks, it was such a giggle, it was quite a challenge to scrap this layout as I don't find it easy to scrap with Purples, but I really love these primas and it was great fun working with the different colour Mesh.

LUCKY to have you as my FRIEND

When this Prima paper that looks like a wall arrived through my door, I fell in love, it seems to work well with papers from the BG bitter sweet range that I used for this layout.
YUMMY! Toffee nut LatteThis was fun to do and it celebrates my love of starbucks coffee, this Christmas I discoved the toffee nut Latte and I was in heaven. I loved these sassafrass papers and I folded strips of paper for a different feel.
Ok so now I am off to work on another lo.
happy crafting.
Jay xx

More BasicGrey Yumminess!!!

I was just having a quick surf and popped by the BG site to gaze at the new designs and they had another one showing, it looks Yummy!!! Can't wait to see more.

Right I am off to our crop, for a day of creativity! I hope you all have a scrappy day.

Jay xx

Friday, 23 January 2009

DROOLING over NEW BasicGrey Sneak peeks!

I know, I know, all I ever talk about is BasicGrey, well not totally but lots LOL. I am drooling over these 2 new sneak peaks, they look sooooo yummy. They are releasing 4 new ones and some new embellishments so I can't wait to see them in the flesh, so to speak.

Oh sob! I need to win the lottery lol. Well at least they are not over here yet, so never say never!
Have a crafty day xxx

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


What a day, it seems that I scraped through my pre op check and I am going ahead with Surgery on the 28th, I am glad that I am well enough but I am still scared, still it will all be over soon.

On to the OMG!!!! Exciting part for me today, which totally distracted me from the stresses was that I got a huge stash parcel from my Bro and Vicki but obviously Vicki chose the stuff as they seemed to know exactly what I wanted and my Bro has a big heart but no stash sense at all !!! So I took a few pictures of all the yummy goodness they got me.
I feel so so so lucky and I shall make sure that I get really really creative with them, a HUGE thank you, to you both.

I shall have lots of fun at my crop with this lot on Saturday.
Happy Crafting xxxxx

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Great day!!!

Vicki and my Bro are buying me STASH!!!!! I am so excited, lots of stash to cheer me up before my operation, I will post pictures when it arrives, I am beyond excited! as I can't do any stash shopping this year, I can only have it at Valentines, Easter, My Birthday and XMAS unless it is bought for me, so YIPPPPPEEEEEE!!! Although I would trade the stash if I did not have to have the OP but Hey!!! Stash is good lol.

2 of the items I know I am getting are the New Basic Grey ( Yes as I have said a FEW!!!! LOL times before I am a BG addict!!) BITTERSWEET Collection pack and butttons and the rest is apparently a surprise lol, if it is stash, I can wait.
Today we went to the beach because my college homework is to snap lots of photo's to analys and edit at my next class on Tuesday. Well I learned my first major lesson, when playing with new settings DON'T FORGET to change them back! I took all my pictures on high res. they look awful but here are 2 anyway.

I thought this tree branch was stunning, (even if the picture is awful lol)
And the happy rock, yes I know in theory it is vandalism but it really bought a smile to my face, I will enjoy scrapping this one.

That's all from me for now, I am off to sort out some more layouts for the crop. I shall hopefully be blogging lots of layouts next Saturday.
Jay xx

Why wont the ground open up and .........

...........swallow me!!!!!

I have to say, I am really lucky, in the fact that I have a really easy going mum and I can talk about anything with her, I always have been HOWEVER, there are some things that you just don't want to do!

So I was out with Vicki, doing a bit of Veggie shopping for mum and I dropped in to a card shop to see what sale bits they had, anyway, Mum is on a FAT Free Diet but is really missing sweet stuff, so I saw they had cute tins of boiled sweets with no fat, she could suck 1 a day and that might help her not miss sweet stuff so much, so I glance again and it is only 99p in the sale so I grab 2 and go home, I give them to mum and disappear up stairs to the computer.

A few minutes later Mum calls up and says, I know you were trying to help me not to be naughty on my diet but did you know these are Naughty??? I was bemused and asked her what she ment, well lets see if you can figure it out!!! This will teach me not to read what I am buying!

HERE in the first picture you will see what I glanced at as the rest was covered in a sale lable.
HERE in the second picture you will see what was under the lable! DOH!!!!!!
Here in the Third one you can see the bigger picture, I even notice the layout of the fruit now.
Arghghghghghg I could have died when she told me that I bought her BOOBS and WILLIES!!!! Thank goodness I do talk about these things with mum but who wants to buy there mum candy Genitals.

Lesson Learned!!!

AWWWWWW!!! and YAY!!!

YAY!! because I have started a college course on Digital photography and so far I LOVE IT!!!
AWWWWWWWW!!! Because one of my newest furry additions has adopted my Fastenator

Vicki and I on our first day at college, we are gonna have fun!

I think this is Venus but I could be wrong!?!?!?!
I love this picture of the reflection on the water.
I was trying to get a picture of the feathery Ice, I think I captured it but I want to know how to get a better picture.
I know these pictures are awful but I just loved the patterns and effects so I thought I would share them.

An here is my baby Honeypot with her New found love, my fastenator (with built in cushion lol).

I have done a few layouts but not got around to taking pictures yet but most of my craft time has been taken up making up Kits for my crop.
Have a crafty weekend
Jay xx