Sunday, 26 January 2014

UKS weekly challenge

girls with curlsimage

Here is my page for this week’s challenge on UKS set by Maggie B. Maggie’s challenge was to use at least 3 colours from the colour scheme, scrap outdoor photos and to include a cluster of embellishments and triangles.

These photos were taken of Sophia a couple of summers ago – I just love her unruly curls! I have used the fab Gorgeous Grunge stamps from Stampin’ Up. So much easier and less messy than spraying mist.


Saturday, 25 January 2014

Beat the Christmas Rush January 25th

Card Tally 5
1 jan

Good morning and welcome to the first Beat the Christmas Rush of 2014.

So what’s it all about? Our aim is to make up to five Christmas cards per month so that we have all our hand made cards done and dusted come November– if you link up 5 cards each month you’ll have at least 50 stashed away! So – join in our monthly linky … you’ll be glad you did! I’ll publish a new link up each month on the 25th and feature my favourite card from the previous month’s entries.

The small print … please only link up new cards. Up to 5 links allowed per person per month. Mention my blog in your post(s).  If you miss a month it doesn’t matter. Have fun.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

UKS challenge Jan wk2

hup down hup

Here is the layout I did for last week’s challenge on UK Scrappers. I have scrapped some lovely photos of Leo and his granddad playing in the garden. I can just hear Leo laughing as I look at them – he is such a giggler!

The challenge was set by the The Scrap Apples who gave us a list of elements to choose from. My choices were …
- birds and flowers
- summer colours
- and a scraplift

I lifted this fab page by DeeMo which has been in my favourites file for a while. The-cross-Bearer

Thank you, Dee. Smile


Saturday, 11 January 2014

Mary’s Tunis Cake

Tunis cke

I saw Mary Berry make a Tunis Cake on TV the other day and it brought back a memory of childhood Christmases. My dad loved the McVities’ Tunis cakes and we had one every year as a special treat. As I remember he always complained that the chocolate got thinner over the years but he enjoyed it none-the-less. More recently we have bought one from Sainsbury’s but it’s not the same. Anyway, when I saw Mary’s recipe I had to have a go. I’d suggest baking at a lower temp than the recipe says as mine’s a bit overcooked but it tastes just fine. By the way, I had to wrest the marzipan fruits from Michael – mum bought him a box for Christmas and he was very reluctant to give me the last three!


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Sketch Challenge January 1 – January 31

Happy New Year and welcome to my first sketch challenge of 2014.

SusiIt was lovely to have a few more entries in December especially at a time when I know everyone is so busy. My favourite entry was this super page by Susibee.

Susi – please have a look at the kits on the page tab above and choose one for your prize then email me your address to sue at suehr dot fsnet dot co dot uk.

On to the January challenge - just use my sketch as the starting point for a scrapbook page. Please link me up to your blog or gallery via the linky thingy below and be sure to mention my challenge in your blog post or gallery text box be nice and only enter new projects. I’ll choose my favourite and send the winner one of my crop kits you can see them at the page tab at the top of my blog.
SketchClever & Cute

My page is made using Littlegreen Kit number 16 available here.
PS Don’t forget to pop back on 25th January to join in with Beat the Christmas Rush.