Wednesday, 29 September 2010


Just a quickie post to say YIPEEEE I PASSED me driving test this morning:)
Think am still in Have already 'took the plunge' and already been out on me own a couple of times today, even picked the Chloe monster up from school :) Sooo soooo glad that i won't ever have to do a test again...they are just horrible.
Shaz xxx

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Back with a couple of challenges

At last iam back with papercrafting to share:)
I had the chance to join in with the Shabby tea room challenge, which is a photo inspiration.

I used the colours from the pic as inspiration :) LOVED that bracelet. think im gonna have to make me one of those :)
Me next creation is for the challenge over at THE CITY CRAFTER which is 'flowers and frills' It has to have at least one flower and lace or doily on it...I do hope that hand crochet lace counts for this.

I think im in another 'Magnolia phase' at the
BOTH of these also fit the challenge over at LET'S CRAFT AND CREATE WHO'S THEME IS 'Think Pink' either a bit or a lot! :) Sooo love that theme :)

I've decided to start making cards and card fronts again, as i'd got to the stage of not wanting to make any as i just had no use for them,and they would just sit in a box :( However...i've now decided to start selling them again *Shock...horror!!!* I haven't sold my creations for over 4 years now!! But doing this again will 'kill 2 birds with one stone ' as they say, as (1) I'l get to create cards again :) and (2) IF i sell any it will give me a little extra cash...think i may even start selling me hairbows and jewellery too.
I have listed these 2 on ebay here if anyone wants a looksie.
I best go get in the bath and an early night me thinks...I have driving test no# 3 at 8.20am! Iam absolutely dreading it :( Will post how i get on tomorrow!
Shaz xxx

Monday, 20 September 2010

Back at last!

It seems like…..forever since i last posted.I have been ‘crafting’, just a different sort of crafting! I’ve been trying to get ‘Wedding’ stuff done.

The (not so) Little Chloe Monster started Nursery on thursday! *Where has the time gone?*

They grow up way too fast!!!! :(

On Wednesday evening i did take a bit of ‘time out’ to join in with Kirsty Wiseman’s  online crop. It started at 8pm, i didn’t even get to see the sketch etc to 9pm and it had to be completed by 10pm…so it was a little manic for me, but i enjoyed it all the same.I hope to join in every wednesday evening, it’s just what i need to get the scrapping into gear. Here is what i came up with using the sketch & product list, and only 40 mins to get it done.

The things that i have been creating for the wedding are…jewellery for me :)

…and also jewellery for 3 of the bridesmaids..(I’ve made 3 sets of these)

I’ve also been decorating some baskets to place in the centre of the tables. I’ve ended up changing the colour scheme of the wedding which was ivory/champagne, red and gold (thought i’d go with red cos it will be christmas time) ….but oh i just couldn’t resist having pink…lol so now i’ve replaced the red with pink :) I’ve also ended up having to buy another wedding dress :( The one that i have had made just isn’t suitable, as it’s simply too BIG…lol.. as in how wide it comes out and the train, it’s just not practical for the reception, as without the train petticoat underneath the dress is maybe 5" too long for me.(And im 6ft) so ive bought another dress that isnt as big, so now i need to sell the one that i had made. Tonight im off over to me mams to hand stitch lots of pink pearls and swarovski crystals onto me new dress :)  *Well if the bridesmaids are having pink,i’m gonna have a bit too…lol*

Will post some pics of the baskets when they are done. I originally wanted to create a candy buffet table, but there isnt the room for one, so instead i bought 13 cream baskets with the tall handle in the middle, the idea being that i woud place these in the centre of the tables and fill them with all different types of sweets.The idea didnt seem so costly (at first) but that has sort of changed now that i have switched to pink…haha, as now i’ve gotten pink organza,gold organza, pink satin ribbon,pink tulle, gold butterflies, and the same flowers that are being used on the wedding flowers to decorate the baskets with,so although the price has gone way up just to decorate the baskets, i just keep thinking that when they are done i will have 13 gorgeous ‘shabby chic’ style baskets!…and then after the wedding….well…they would look FAB with crafty stash inside wouldn’t they :) hehe! This little post seems to have turned into a short novel so i shall get off now,and not leave it so long next time :)


Shaz xxx

Saturday, 21 August 2010

City Crafter 'Isn't She Lovely'

Yeah...!!! I've had more time to play :)
I have joined in with this weeks challenge over at The City Crafter This week their challenge is 'Isn't she lovely' ..So your project  had to include an image of a girl, wether it be a photo,stamped image ect.
I decided to create something using a piccie of the Chloe monster.

I used one of the blank chipboard pages from a basic grey album thingy. I'm actually gonna add a little stand to the back of this as i think that they will look lovely displayed as pictures as apposed to putting them all together as an album.
Sentiments are all K & co
Ribbon,lace and pearls from stash.
Tim holtz die.
Shaz xxx

Friday, 20 August 2010

The shabby tea room

It's been a while since i had the chance to join in with The Shabby Tea Room Challenge
So as i had a little time to play...i just couldn't resist having a play :)
This week it is a 'Photo Inspiration' challenge!
This is waht i came up with!

I much prefer creating 'things' as apposed to cards. And i also prefer to create things that haven't got stamped images on them...i just prefer nice sentiments :)  (I guess i should remember this everytime that i buy new
The papers ??? - Could possibly be shabby princess
The sentiment is K & co - Amy Butler
The flower and butterflies were cut with martha stewart punches.
Tulle,ribbon & Lace - from stash
And then there is of liquid perals (I think that i would surely be lost without this stuff...haha)
Many thanks to all of you who congratulated me on the wedding...thankyou :)
My wedding dress is due to arrive today :) So here iam sat waiting patiently (not) for it to arrive :)
Shaz xxx

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge # 29

I've remembered to post my card this week :) Have scheduled this so fingers crossed that it works (You never quite know what mood Mr Blogger will be
This is the sketch for this weeks challenge
And here is my creation following this sketch

The 'I have a dream' sentiment is K & co (Amy Butler)
The large sentiment inside the frame...I can't think where it's from...Its taken from a 12 x 12 sheet....I 'THINK' it could be cosmo cricket ??
Paper : ???
Ribbon & lace from stash
Frame cut with nesties and embossed with cuttlebug folder
Liquid pearls
Please take a looksie over at the OCCSC blog you can even join in with us if ya like ;)
Soooo....the wedding
Nothing fancy shmancy here i'm I wanted plain and simple (bit like
So they are.....
This one is the invitation to the actual wedding
I wanted them to match in with the colour scheme.I've kept them very simple with gold ribbon and a satin heart.I've also embossed alon the right side edge using a cuttlebug border embossing folder.

....and the inside..........
...This one is just the reception invite...postcard style with the details on the reverse..

...See...told ya they weren't
Shaz xxx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Long time no blog :)

I seem to be getting good at this late posting :(
HUGE THANKS to everyone that left messages on my previous post about Dan's birthday xxx really does mean a lot xxx
The last few weeks have been quite hectic. I have decided to get (Obviously to me
I'm now 37..(Not getting any So figured that it was about time i got married! (A reason to have a party...hehe)  Me being the atheist that iam i have opted for a registry office wedding...WAS gonna have quite a large reception afterwards...but then MIL whinged about the date...blah i cancelled the lot, changed the date for the wedding to december 7th , and instead of paying out a fortune on the reception we are just having a reception in our local pub,... and then taking the kids to Euro disney for 5 days! Last few weeks i have been sorting out dresses, making invites ect...will post pics of invites tomoro!
I forgot to add my card on for last weeks Our creative Corner sketch, which was this one below.

A few weeks back i bought some lili of the Valley stamps , and at last i've had the chance to be able to join in with their challenge....which is 'Four seasons'  I have gone for spring...using this sooo cute image :)

There not even colours that i would normally use, but i acyually liked them together when i had finished.
The little shoes and glasses have been covered with glossy accents.
Shaz xxx

Saturday, 31 July 2010


Just remembering my boy on what would have been his 19th Birthday!
I can't even imagine what he would be like at 19, as i'l always just think of him being 15.

Love ya n miss ya loads n loads

Friday, 16 July 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge

I decided to enter this weeks JUST MAGNOLIA challenge as i haven’t entered their challenge for a while.

This weeks the challenge is one of Bev’s sketches.

I used the same doodlebug papers  that i used for me last project as this will be given along with the drawer.

This card is very sparkly and blinging…lol

Image coloured with distress ink pads.


Shaz xxx