Friday, 24 December 2010


Hope you all have a very Merry time
toodle pip

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Scrapaholix pt 2

Here are the wonderful ideas from Kim for Christmas gifts
decorated soap
little notepad
T-bag holder wallet
All with the kit papers and a bit of bling
close up of the t-bag wallet to follow(grr darn blogger)
Toodle Pip x

The Dood was uber cute

Love this pic of Rodders when he was about 4 months old
I did do this LO for a song challenge but cant for the life of me remember which one lol
So here it is anyway
Toodle pip x

Scrapaholix pt 1

Really loved these Cosmo Cricket xmas papers from the kit this month ( I ordered 2 kits lol)
Here is a quickie LO I created with them

Toodle Pip x

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934

The December GDT challenge at Sketchy Thursdays was a real brain teaser for me but I really wanted to give it a go
This was the sketch
and after dreaming about it then 5 hours deliberation, this is what I came up with

My Nov scrapbook nook kit had the new Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 range and boy this paper is lush.This Lo doesn't even begin to show you how georgeous it really is.
The other part of the challenge was to use at least 5 photos and a little sparkle I added a few gems to the centre and some on the butterflies. I am really pleased with how this turned out in the end.
Toodle Pip x

Thursday, 18 November 2010

MME Andre Victoria

I have been very naughty and a couple of weeks ago I signed up for the kits at My Scrapbook Nook well the kit arrived on Weds and it is lush. Included were a pack of the georgeous MME Andre Victoria range
Here is the LO I created for the challenge over at the MME Blog
There was a sketch with the theme of "Lessons Learned" & I have learnt that life is so much better with my 2 hairy mutts in it
All pp is MME
the brads are from the lost and found range
the little gems are from the Bloom & Grow range
alphas from AC & Kaiserkraft
I bought some crepe paper and made a little rose with a brad centre with it
Hope you like it
Toodle pip x

Monday, 15 November 2010

Pop on over to the Imaginisce Blog for a chance to win goodies from the new range
toodle pip x

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Kraft it up challenge

This months challenge at Kraft it up was "decorative edges"
I tried "cheeseholing"(sp) with my big bite I quite like the effect
a scalloped punch edge and some doodling aroun the circle at the bottom
I distressed all the edges and added a small cluster of embellies at the bottom right of the pic
The papers are MME wild asparagus of course on a kraft background
Here is my LO

toodle pip x

Saturday, 13 November 2010


I have been on a scrapathon so popped over to XOXO and scrapped one of the lovley layouts they have this month
This one was a lift of new lipstick chick Lindsey Krauss
I used some BG Marakesh and Kraft, not sure who the journalling tag is by also made some cute paper rolls tied up with string
Toodle pip x

Friday, 12 November 2010

quick off the mark

Have been flying through LO's this week luckily I have been off sick from work and my arm hasnt hindered me too much! bonus lol
The new palette for CCG went up this morning and I have had fun inking and painting and flocking all over the place
Here is the palette
& here is my take

My inspiration from the pic was yikes my lounge looks all worn out & grubby compared to that one and that was how it rolled lol
toodle pip x

Skissedilla challenge 85

Found another great sketch challenge blog Skissedilla
As it was youngest DD's birthday yesterday we spent a pleasant few hours in the craft room scrapping the same pic but different sizes.
I wanted to use the sketch for challenge 85 at Skissedilla but we both used the same PP
this was the sketch & here is my take
toodle pip x

The Color room #31

Am starting to love color challenges again so have been giving them a whirl this week
The pallette at TCR this week was this
and here is my take

Used AC pp, thickers, a 3bugs in a rug chipchatter sticker for the title and a little fussy cutting and some bling
toodle pip x

Sunday, 7 November 2010

scrap paper scissors colour challenge

Using an old scrapagogo kit
toodle pip

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Scrapping the music challenge

Have scrapped tons of the girls and never seem to get many pics of Josh, I like this one I managed to snap in the summer(plus he's not pulling a daft face so double bonus!)
the song for the challenge was Keep the Faith by Bon Jovi. The title is a bit of a sarcastic one as anyone who knows Josh will know he is anything but wayward lol
No pp used just some chip chatter alphas and some mesh as a mask and paint
The gears are a sizzix die
Toodle pip x

Friday, 5 November 2010

The best present

Decided to use some of my bargain SU papers (sweet pea) to create a christmas LO using non christmasy papers. Love the bauble punch that I borrowed from a friend (I shall have to get one of my own now lol)

I followed a couple of challenges for this LO and decided it was about time I used some of my many stamps on a LO the swirls were Autumn Leaves and the title was papermania, I got all misty and flicky and I hope you like the result!
These are the challenges I used

Color combos galore

Toodle pip x

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Lets get shabby challenge

Loved the inspiration from the DT over on the let's get shabby blog so decided to play along
Have recently got my new printer up and running so decided to scan in some of my older pics that I dont have copies of. I found this one of Josh in the bath when he was about 8 - 12 months old and loved how it looked printed in black & white
The challenge was to use 3 things from your sewing box 1 of them being pins. I used
2 decorative pins
3 safety pins
a white popper type thing that was in a sewing kit I have
a cross stitch floss bobbin
jeans pocket
the beaded starfish was off of an old broken hairgrip
and a couple of pieces of cotton lace

"Happy tickets" from House of 3
grommets by WRMK
Vinyl thickers
alpha beads & ribbon from stash
I inked and distressed and misted all over
and stitched it all together on my sewing machine
Absolutely loved creating this and am very pleased with the result
Hope you like it too
Toodle Pip x

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Nerdy Doggy

Just found a new blog to play at called Envious with the nerdy girls DT. Its so much fun
This months sponser is Bluemoon Scrapbooking who are offering a fabbie prize

The challenge this month was a visual

with nerds in mind this pic of Rodders in "his"(well actually mine!!) pineapple glasses fitted so well

Here is the LO I created

I used Echo Park and Bella Boulevard PP, some stitching (on my wonderful new machine!) the title was cut on the cricut and string, buttons, and a hand cut arrow

Hope you like

Toodle pip x

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Sketchy Thursdays 9.30

Sketchy Thursdays is another great place for sketches
Had a play along this week using some Sassafras pp. This was "Star's" new scooter she had for her birthday. As you can see we did let her play along eventually!!
Toodle Pip x

Dirty scraps challenge 18

I love this pic of Star I had it printed in clour, sepia & B&W
I brought with me some older gogo kits that I bought from the UK scrappers marketplace & this LO was using one of them.
This was the challenge at Dirty Scraps


We all have those events that happen, or those people we meet when you just say REALLY?
I can't believe this is even happening! Who is this person and why in the world have they crossed my path?
These things ONLY happen to me, it's crazy!!
Did I just drop my phone in the toilet really?
Did they really just say that to me??
I cannot believe I did that in front of everyone!

You know those crazy moments that leave you speechless because it's too much!
That's the page I challenge you to get dirty with! 

When I thought about something that left me quite speechless and that was when I found out I was going to be a Grandmother.
There is journalling on the tag that reads : "I wasn't ready to be a Nanny at 39 and you only 15, I wish I could go back to those first moments when I found out, because you have made me so proud" xxx
I went for a throw it all on type of vintage/shabby chic look lol
There are elements from over 10 different manufacturers on there!
I'm really pleased with after the 6+ hours it took me to create
Hope you enjoy looking and I appologise for my waffling
Toodle pip x

Pencillines sketch 206

I needed a sketch to boost my mojo and Pencillines is always a good place to start. Loved the simplicity of this sketch and here is my take on it using Fancy Pants - rough and tumble pp
This was Rodney in his "digging up the flipping garden" phase
toodle pip x

Friday, 1 October 2010

Challaborough Bay here we come!

We are off to our favourite place in the whole world and we've got a bigger car this year so oops MORE craft supplies will fit in LOL
Hopefully will have lots to share with you all this week
See you down there!
toodle pip x

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

safety first

Completed this LO for Sarahs Cards (clare may recognise a few bits!)
I do struggle with lots of layers like this and it took me ages to get it all in place
I used fancy pants pp and the little embellies were courtesy of Clare quite a while back now lol, thickers alphas and some Martha Stewart butterflies
I love the nice bright colours of this LO
Toodle pip x

Monday, 6 September 2010

Long time

Havn't posted anything in a while, have done some stuff but old/new puter probs are hopefully over lol
This is a LO from some of my wedding pics that I came across
I used sketchythursdays 9.02 sketch
I used a flower punch for the scalloped border and I decorated my own pins with beads bit of misting/stiching/doodling and you dont want to know how long it took me to tie that silly little bow holding the charm!!! lol

Toodle pip x

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Don't get in a flap

Found a new challenge site called Mission to create where you have a list of 5 "ingriedients" to incorporate onto your LO
The concepts for this time were
Use photobooth pics
Use Brads
Use 6 pieces of pp 1" or smaller
Stitch a border
Use this colour scheme

You have to use at least 3 of the 5
I created this and almost managed all 5, but I did
1.use brads (the cat and the photo turns)
2.Use the colour scheme
3.Stitch a border
My pics were almost photobooth and I use a couple of small squares of paper (unless you cheat and say the alpha stickers are pp LOL)
This was a real fun LO of daft Peggy poking her head thru the cat flap as she does when she wants letting back in!!
Hope you enjoyed looking, all crticism/praise gratefully recieved
Toodle pip x

Friday, 13 August 2010

By The Sea

Been wanting to scrap this picture for ages but couldn't find the right look. I found a pad of Basic Grey granola and I loved how the colours matched. Along with a title from Scrap that Poetry and sketch 199 from Pencil Lines I was well underway.

I am very pleased with the end result and I love how Rodney looks somehow majestic in this pic of him by the sea at Challaborough Bay
Toodle pip x

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Sketchy Thursdays 8.5 sketch

Decided to play along again at Sketchy Thursdays again this week 
This was the sketch

And here is my take on it
Used American crafts - Craft fair again ( I love this range) and some nice glossy metallic thickers
There is journalling along the black scalloped border that reads "The higher the balloon went the more you giggled". My beautiful Grandaughter and her pizza hut balloon
Toodle Pip x

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Scrappy Saturday

Having a great day in the craft room
Just completed this LO for the Sketchy Thursdays latest challenge
Here is the sketch
and here is my take

Used American Crafts - Craft Fair

it's me and the girls on our recent break to Poole and we made a new friend!!
Toodle pip x

Wednesday, 28 July 2010


I returned to the scrapaholix group this month, and it was so great to be around old and new friends
I always find it a big challenge scrapping anywhere other than my own craft room but I was pleased that I almost completed a page!! lol
I came home and finished it off and then made another page from the kit
Now naughty Kim has got me "needing" cosmic shimmer powders LOL
as the background on the "Cherished" LO is done with versamark and the powders LUSHHHHHHHHHHH And a thankyou to Claire for not needing her lovely stamped flowers which I made use of. ..

I did add some swiss dot bazzil on this one and the little tabbehind the pic has oops will have hidden journalling on it and I have just noticed that my little dangly heart on the flower on the right is not "dangling" in this pic lol
Toodle pip x

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Bad bad blogger am I

Over a month with no post how bad a bloglet am I???
I have been scrapping but just not posting lol
Well I always like to see a pic in my post so this is one of my most favourite ones from my recent "girlie" break in Poole.
At the back of the caravan we stayed in were some cute squirrels, of course I spent half the time trying to capture one(in a photo of course!)
Think I struck lucky this particular time
back soon with some scrappiness
Toodle pip x

Friday, 11 June 2010

crazy beautiful

This LO took me 4 days to complete I hit a bit of a block lolI fitted this in to a couple of challenges
This colour combo

from Colour combos galore
This challenge at Scrapping the Music
& This class at Sarah's cards
Here are a couple of close ups of the detail

toodle pip x

Monday, 31 May 2010

2 for 1 or 1 for 2

Did this LO for 2 different challenges
1 was another scraplift over at XOXO and the other a sketch challenge at Creative Scrappers
This one took me along time and there is "real" right there on the page. I still cannot find the courage to put the journaling there in black and white so am going to make a little envelope and attach it to the back.
Am getting to grips a little more with the cosmic shimmer mists and this time I actually managed to get it where I wanted it lol. I blanket stitched around the edge of the black cardstock and stitched the journaling lines and around the word "my". the bird stamp is from basic grey, up in the right hand corner I tore a hole in the cs and stitched it back up with wire (there is a sticker behind it that says "home is a refuge).
I used some liquid pearls trailing from the butterfly and a couple of rub ons all of which are just lingering about in my stash (am getting through all the "odd bits" slowly)
I did journal a few lines which say " My Space isn't measured by cubic feet"
Wow a big description for me!
toodle pip x

Friday, 28 May 2010

Colour Combo's Galore is back

I love this site but it has been all quiet over there for a few months but now it is back and this was the colour combo for this time
                                        turquoise - icing - cookie dough - pink sprinkles
I had this LO sitting on my desk for a couple of days and with a couple of colour changes it fits right in with the combo
Here is the LO I completed

I used a page from the sky magazine and the tear was a happy accident that I filled with gems for a bit of bling. I made the tissue paper flower  and I think they are really effective.
The chipboard alpha is by BG and I used white acryllic paint behind the photo. I have distressed the edges but this was the best pic I could get and had to crop the edges off lol
Toodle Pip x

Thursday, 27 May 2010

So Girly

I found a fun new challenge blog called XOXO where each week the 'lipstick chicks' each post a layout and you pick and choose as many as you want to scraplift elements from to create your own layout. How fun is that??? This month is sponsored by Color Me Miki and they have the most generous kit I've seen up for grabs this month. So go play along!!
Here is my lift of this LO by Lizzie Oakly I have wanted to try a 6x12 lo for ages and this great LO convinced me to do so.

I love Peggy in this pose she is so girly when she wants to really play
I used crate paper seasons collection again with a totally different look
toodle pip x

Monday, 24 May 2010

Fun LO

My youngest Poppy and her friend Kassia have this thing going between them and call each other "rouge" all the time. I wanted to record it on a LO
Over at Butterfly Crafts their May written challenge was to use at least 3 things from a list

Any Nikki Sivils product
I used Crate paper seasons collection ,which I absolutely love and came up with this

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Finally something to share - out for publication!!

Seems like forever ago that I shared a LO
I have been in a dark place and my mojo has been lord knows where, so I went on the lookout for a challenge as they always drag me back up
Over at Sarahs cards the challenge was to use paint on your LO, I love stamping with bubble wrap and I was rather pleased with the way the background came out (on the 2nd attmpt that is LOL)
I don't really like this pic of me and DH but my daughter was down scrapping with me and we each chose a picture for the other to use! I gave it a soppy title (and I know the words are and they called it puppy love.) cos it's a soppy sort of pic
The little pink puppy is actually a page from a notepad I have and the PP is from my scraps box (the "love" word is love elsie fabric paper)
Hope you like it
Toodle Pip x