Monday, 19 December 2011

5 christmas lo's

Naughty or Nice

This lo was made almost entirely from a basic greys tag sheet and chipboard letters from my stash.
I inked the edges of the tags and positioned them  onto white card stock.
TIP I took a photo before moving them to glue the backs so I could refer back to exact positions.
I fixed some of the tags with small brads and finished the page with a flower embellishment that I got from the pound shop.

Vintage lo 1981

I started by cutting 2 sheets of paper in half, then trimmed 1" from the top and side of each. Punch a decorative edge on the red paper before gluing both pieces onto ice blue card stock so you have a half inch boarder.
TIP add the red ribbon before sticking down the photos.
I trimmed and positioned 3 photos and added embellishments, I also stamped a swirl under the 3rd photo with a cluster of snowflakes. I finished off by doodling a boarder and adding stickles.

Snose flake
I've had this photo for a little while and finally decide to scrap it...
I took this pic of my daughter at the precise time a snow flake floated past her nose.
A simple lo but one of my favs.

Christmas Morn

I did this lo at December's papermaze crop.
We were all given a kit and had to come up with our own lo.
I was so pleased I managed to make 2 lo's....

The middle photo lift to reveal my journaling.

 Christmas snooze

I made this lo by using various punches.
I started by punching the left corners of the red cardstock. I then cut the holly paper to size and rounder the left corners. I punched the edges of a cream strip of cardstock and placed into position. I trimmed my photos to size and glued. finishing off with handmade embellishments and title.

Close up of embellishments.

Sadie x

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Christmas jar candle gifts

Looking for a beautiful and inexpensive gift?
Decorated candle jars are so pretty and easy to make.

I used 3 different sized jars/candles and decorated using paper,string,buttons and bling.

Sadie x

published again!!!!

I'm so happy I've been published again in scrapbook magazine.....
My lo was chosen for the December issue, readers gallery.

Beautiful senorita

I created this lo of my daughter Dayna in her Spanish dress.

I picked out the red and black from her dress and used these as my main colours.
My journaling is hidden under the second photo that opens out to the side using the white ribbon.
I made the flower from double sided paper using a template.

Sadie x


Every month I go to a lovely scrap booking crop in Otley. I look forward to it every time. Its run by two fantastic ladies, Vanessa and her mum Leslie. We have a crop kit to complete every month. I love to do the kit as I'm always learning new techniques and using such lovely products.

here are a few of my completed lo's.

Sep crop kit
Simple pleasures.

Oct crop kit
3 of a kind.

Nov crop kit
Red nose day.

stop by and take a look at the papermaze blog scrap paper scissors.

Sadie x

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Holiday hugs and mistletoe kisses........

Make your dinner sparkle with a sprinkle of christmas snow seasoning.....

Decorated jar candles make a lovely gift with a pearsonal touch.
"a snowflake is winters butterfly"

I bought tins of sweets and gave them a christmasy feel
with festive papers and a little bling.
I finished them off with paper bows and faux stitching.

Holiday hugs and mistletoe kisses Sadie x

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Feeling festive

Lowyn was so excited putting up the tree and trimming the house we had to have a pic!

My cat Albie loves it when the tree goes up......
He sleeps under it every year.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Red sky at night.............

I took these pics of the sun setting one evening over my local park. Loved the beautiful colours so much.

Sadie x

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Happy Halloween

We all had great fun dressing up and going to the Halloween party put on by the Gainsborough labour club!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Dayna, Lowyn and Barry....

                                            My little Smug witch Won the dancing comp.....

                                                        Scary Dane...... trick or treat???

                                                     Lowyn with her friends Ashley and Katie
                                                          sooooooooooooo cute xxx

                                                                Happy Halloween
                                                                      Sadie x

Sunday, 23 October 2011


Hi all sorry I've not blogged for a while...........

I started back to work in June and have been flat out busy. I'm now working as a design technolgy technician part time for my local high school. I LOVE IT !!!!
Only thing is not so much time for crafting :(

Here are a couple of little recent projects I've been working on.

I decorated this jar candle for my Aunt Elsies birthday as she loves candles xx

This is a canvase that I made for my cousins daughter Amy.

Its to go in her new bedroom :)

Close up detail of the flowers and butterfly......

Thanks for looking
sadie x

Saturday, 16 July 2011

School project

I took my scrapbook album into work to show a colleague.
Another colleague loved the idea and asked me to do a yr7 class about scrap booking.
Maybe have inspired future scrapbookers lol.....

here are my sample pages

The kids really got into it. They brought in things to use and we used
wallpaper samples thanks to B&Q.

We even had a mini photo shoot at the start of the lesson!

Maybe able to post their work if I can get permission.
Watch this space....

Great fun had by all.....

Thanks for looking
Sadie x

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Going green

I decided today that I would change all my accessories in my living room from red to green...
I know my poor husband and kids never no what to expect next ( No warnings I just do it ) lol x.

here are a few things I altered to match with my new room....

I love this cute little tea light lamp...
Its special as my Mum bought it for me, but was needing a little TLC x

I punched a scalloped circle inked the edge and added fake stitching.
I then added 2 paper flowers finished with a brown pearl.
I coloured 3 gems with my sharpies, ruffled some brown ribbon and finished the shade with
faux paper lace made from a border punch.

I bought some xmas decorations from ikea and had in mind to alter them.
I'd had this one hanging on my pc desk ever since.
so once my stash was out nothing was safe....

I glued a big brown flower to the back and covered the front with a scrap of green spot paper.
stamped a flower image onto brown card and cut out finishing with a green pearl.
I then added paper flowers, buttons and finished with bling (buttons,blooms and bling) LOL xx
I replaced the ribbon and hung it back on my pc desk ...

NOTHING was safe!!!!
next was the turn of my reed sticks.
I was bought these by my Dad and Madie when they came back from their holiday.

I tied a ready made label onto the bottle with ribbon and finished with a pin.

Thanks for looking
comments are very welcome

Sadie x

Monday, 20 June 2011

June ........

Here are a few bits and bobs from june so far ....

Took this pic of Lowyn playing in the garden.
 Loving my zoom and croping tools.

                                                Took this close up of my hot pink fuchsia.
                                                     I love the pink and green together!
                                             Feel a couple of Lo's coming up soon using these.

                   Made these "pint of socks" for fathers day for my Husband, Dad and Grandad xxx

                                                               Finished and wrapped!!!

                         Close up of the handmade flower on the wedding canvas from previous post.

                                            Canvas I was asked to make for a Birthday gift x

Please leave a comment, I love feedback! :)
Sadie x

wedding canvases

I recently made this wedding canvas as a gift to my special friends Shell and Dom.They liked it so much they asked me to make another for them, so I thought I'd share them with you.

                                  Placed my wedding photo in place so you can see finished look

Sadie x

Monday, 13 June 2011

Show off


I'm so pleased I sent off a few Lo's to "scrapbook magazine". Never done this before and they chose my "Rubber ducky" Lo to be published in issue 55. I even got a £10.00 gift voucher to spend at www. Abi'  Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

Sadie x

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Recent Lo's

Had these photos and story for a while...
Lowyn is now 3 so thought I had better scrap them.
I used digital papers that I printed and doodled with my stamping pens.
I also used the pens to alter my white foam letters for my tittle.

Again used old pics, this time from 2005!
going through a bit of a doodling phase lol.

Little Lady
Had an old scrap a gogo kit  left so decided to do a few LO's

1st Night
tells the story of Lowyns 1st night in her cot in her own room.
                             TIP-I used clear bling and coloured it green with my sharpie pens.

My fav LO as it has such a funny story...
TIP- I cut around the flowers with my craft knife and sliped the photos under.

I created this Lo using my left over scraps

Sadie x