Saturday 11 December 2010

Friday 3 December 2010

Wednesday 1 December 2010


Of my planner and one of the three cards- they're identical anyway!

Exploding box pic here somewhere- nit 3 layers but a paper bouquet that springs out instead!
L x

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Wednesday 24 November 2010

We Three Kings...

Just a sneak peek of Allyj50's squares for the UKS 12 Days Wall Hanging Swap...

She has slaved away all day to finish them off step-by-step, and it's the first time she's done anything like this- well done Ally!
L x

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Monday 22 November 2010

Lovely Ladies...

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Thursday 18 November 2010

Reindeer Games...

My contribution to the 12 Days of Christmas Wall Hanging Swap on UKS, hosted by the lovely nettyb! I hope they meet with approval, as they're different from the other styles I've seen so far...
L xxx

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Tuesday 16 November 2010

Blue Brads Challenge 1

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Friday 5 November 2010

A Secret Surprise...

Look what I just received from my PaperCraft Planet Secret Pal:

A lovely Halloween card and some gorgeous misted flowers, whose slightly subdued hues are perfect to go with the imaginisce Halloween papers I'm using for the page of Luke, Dylan and Grace in this year's costumes!

Thank you very much SP!
L xxx

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Friday 22 October 2010

More Blog Candy...

The lovely Lisa has some candy ending Monday so you have to be fast - visit her here to enter!
Its a lovely Gorjuss stamp and some card candy - but no calories...double yum...

Good Luck! Leanne x

On The Third Day Of Crafting...

... My Ally gave to me: Three BEAUTIFUL sample squares showcasing the new techniques she's been indulging in all week!

Hold on- what do you mean you're taking them home? :(
L x

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Thursday 21 October 2010

I'm very excited topass on news of the very first candy giveaway in celebration of Samuel Taylors new blog. It's named "A few of my favourite things" because that's just what it is - a collection of Katy's faves!

It consists of the following......
8x lovely 12x12 Echo Park 'Everybody loves Christmas' papers
1x sweet 6x6 Jack and Jill Prima paper pack
1x adorable Mistletoe and Mice stamp by Stampavie
2x Card candy by Craftworkcards
1x In bloom embossing folder... new in our Embsay store this week!
2x assorted bags of punched shapes
A metre of yummy pom pom ribbon
1x cute Swinging Emmylou stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie
A pack of doilies

So stop by the blog here and get yourself entered - Good luck!
L x

Curl Up And Diecut...

A LO by my friend Ally- notice anything? NO SIZZIX SHAPES ANYWHERE!!!
First time ever - but is it a 'one time only'?
Watch this space :D
L xxx

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Tuesday 19 October 2010

Monday 4 October 2010

Pink Ladies...!

The first shirt rolls off the production line for Saturday!!!

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Friday 1 October 2010

A Bit Of DIY...

... And some Maths too:
Cardboard box + cardboard tubes + tacky PVA =

Promarker storage :D
Thanks to a random forum post pointing out they fit well in tubes, sorry I can't credit exactly but think it's on UKS.

L x

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Wednesday 29 September 2010

Never Too Young...

... to start distressing!
My 9yo attacking a diecut with distress inks, using proper swirling motions and everything, bless him :)

He's always been a crafty kid (!) but seeing me use this technique really intrigued him, and he was desperate to try it!
Hope your kids enjoying crafting with you too, L x

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To Infinity...

...well, Toys R Us!
Dylan keeps going on about Luke's 'Big Buzz' - so when he saw how big THIS one was he was ecstatic!!!

L x
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Note To Self... Create 10 Is Free!

My efforts for the free Create 10 Class by Leo - click here to join in the fun!
I reckoned I may be using mine more as a notebook with some photos in to remind me what's important in life, so I've adjusted and personalised accordingly :)
I didn't have the supplies Leo used, but did buy two of her kits last year (Note to Self, and the Matroushka Sundae) so these will finally be used (I was stroking and saving - again!!!)
I was only going to make the embellishment tody, but got caught up in it all, and spent the afternoon playing until this had evolved!
Anyone else taking part?
Hope you're enjoying it as much as me already, Leanne x

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Tuesday 28 September 2010

Strike A Pose / Please Don't Splash...

Two LOs - the first using Kaisercraft "Peechy Keen", the other using GCD "Ava", both Sarah's Cards Ltd Monthly Kits:

Thanks for looking!
Leanne x

Thursday 23 September 2010


The lovely Luke, aged 2, playing with a disposable camera - he took a real horror of me (hidden behind the main section)
Actually my journalling mat is squiffy in this pic, will have to DST it - it's a recycled Prima packagin card so feeling very green :)
As with the last, the page was made with contents of the Sarahs Cards Ltd monthly kit and Embellishment Add-On.

TFL, L x

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Saturday 18 September 2010

He Ain't Heavy...

A (not so very late for a change!) scrapping session at Rachel's; scraplifted from the DT booklet as part of Sarah's Cards September kit (JillyBean Soup- Old World Cabbage range).
Please note: no inked edges!!! Rachel was shocked!!!
Thanks for looking!
L x

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Tuesday 7 September 2010

Another Handbag...!

This time one I've knitted myself; it is from a fair isle pattern off the web, from a magazine called 'Simply Knitting' - they are apparently giving free handles for it in their mag, but I had some I'd bought from my LCS a little while ago. I knew they'd come in useful someday!

Next project? Continuing with my own design top down cotton cardi, and off to buy a pattern for the most lovely felted slippers at French Press Knits...
Anyone else wielding needles or hooks?
L x

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Thursday 2 September 2010

Good Deed For Today...

My neighbour just popped across to tell me that she is giving up smoking - Go J!
She was thinking of things to keep her hands busy and - remembering I'm a crafty sort (!) - came to ask to borrow some knitting and crochet patterns.
Well... I sent her home with patterns, magazines, wool, a selection of needles and crochet hooks, stitch markers... She was happy, and DH is thrilled there's a little more room in the house LOL
We all win!
L x

Monday 30 August 2010

Ain't I Sweet...?!

Results of a late night session at Ally's... oo-er missis!

This is a 'never' layout; I NEVER:
- scrap a photo of me
- use pink
- use glitter
But this one (courtesy of a Sarah's Cards kit from last summer) gave me the confidence to step out of my comfort zone :D
Speaking of confidence - how much must I have had to wear THAT fetching little towelling number?!?! This photograph was taken when I was four, and we lived in South Africa. My father managed a fire-fighting team in the diamond mines, quite a departure from being an electrician, but then there was no work in the UK so... needs must!
Thanks for looking!
L x

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Sunday 18 July 2010

A "Whittle" Bit Of Scrapping...

(I know, I crack myself up!)
Only two layouts today, truth be told I'm having a bad day with my fibro/ME :(
The first is for my entry to the Sarah's Cards sketch challenge, and the second from a pagemap:

Thanks for looking!
Leanne x

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Tuesday 13 July 2010

Another Layout...

I know, unprecedented scrapping, must be because I have tidied up and can find my stash!

Leanne x

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Friday 9 July 2010

A Hill With A View...

Here is my final reincarnation of "Mam Tor" (yes, another one I can't stop fidgeting with...!)

It was inspired by a sketch challenge competition on the Sarah's Cards blog, which was printed out at the last Whittle Scrappers crop; Please cross your fingers for me as the prize voucher will come in very handy- I'm off on my first summer holiday since 1995 (15 years!!!) and have no holiday stash to scrap my pics with when I get back. Seriously I haven't- there's never been any call for it before now!!!
Anyway, good luck to you too if you're entering; drop me a link if you do so I can keep my eye in the competition!
Leanne x

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Thursday 8 July 2010

More Scrapping...

Rachel's sketch challenge led me to this on Wednesday:

Well, mostly Wednesday, some Thursday...!
I still need to add the journalling, initially I thought in the White space, but might now pop a pocket behind the embellishments instead...
I scrapped this photo before, in a very basic page, and still keep fiddling with it- Will I ever find a reincarnation I am happy with? Who else has had trouble redoing LOs and rescrapping pictures? I need to know I'm not alone in my indecisiveness!
Leanne x

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Sunday 27 June 2010

Today's Endeavours...

A DLO as my interpretation of the Sarah's Cards blog challenge- works as two seperate pages too! And a LO of me and my gorgeous boys.
Both(ish) accomplished as a result of a great day at the Whittle Crop- thank you all for a lovely time!
L x

Saturday 24 April 2010

Angel Islington

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Sunday 14 February 2010

Weekly challenge on UKS

My entry for the week 2 challenge x

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Monday 8 February 2010

A Tribute To My Mother-in-Law...

...who actually passed away two weeks before our wedding, but whom I am proud to lay claim to. L xxx

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