Monday, 21 December 2009

The Sampler - Challenge 2 - Nature...

Here is the Second Challenge from 'The Sampler':

With nature being such a dominating force right now, we challenge you to take a found item from nature or a photo of your life with nature in a layout!

You have until Friday, January 8, 2009 to post your layouts and comment with a link below this posts. The winner will receive an action packed kit of favorites from this months add on and even a few sneak peaks for January's kit!

Here is my example:

Check out the rest of the DT's gorgeous work here.

We hope you will come play along.....

Thursday, 17 December 2009

My DT creations for 'The Sampler'....

I just wanted to share my DT creations using this months gorgeous kit from 'The Sampler', here they are hope you like them:

This months kit contents:


Winter's Wings My Promise - Webster's Pages
Home for the Holidays Santa's Village - Webster's Pages
Home for the Holidays Mistletoe Kisses - Webster's Pages
Nook & Pantry Flour Sack - Basic Grey
Together Flocked paper - Creative Imaginations
Lucky Dark Red Flocked paper - Creative Imaginations
Mistletoe Song Double-sided Paper - Creative Imaginations
Grandma's Christmas Soup Chives - Jillibean Soup


Velvet Leaves - Prima
Fleur Danseur Swan Lake flowers - Prima
Brown Stitches Rub-ons - Hambly
Holiday Greeting Cut Outs - Elle's Studio
Chic Note & Date Stamps - Elle's Studio
Gold Damask Singles Rub-ons - Jenni Bowlin
Opaline Aqua Swirl - Basic Grey
Cherry Glitter Chipboard Alphabets - Pink Paislee
Pumpkin Whimsy Cardstock Alphabets - Pink Paislee
Distress Stickles Broken China - Ranger
Authentic yellowed sheet from a paperback book from a long time ago that has been ph balanced to archival quality

Thanks for looking......

Thursday, 10 December 2009

1st Challenge at The Sampler....

The Sampler kit club has issued their first challenge today and here is the topic:

For The Sampler's 1st official challenge we want to see your layouts with FIVE OR MORE PHOTOS on a single page! You have from today through December 25th, 2009 to post the links to your layouts here in the comment section and win some goodies from our debut kit and add-on!

Here is my example:

Go check out the rest of the DT's fantastic examples here and we hope you will play along and try to win some gorgeous goodies .....

Butterfly Crafts - Challenge 24 - Our 1st Birthday....

If you get a chance this month come check out the Butterfly Crafts blog, it's our 1st Birthday this month and we have a fantatic sponsor 'The Sampler kit club' (Thanks Holly xxx). The first challenge of the month is:

'What's your beauty regime?' Has it changed over the years, has it been influenced by anyone (mum, gran), do you have to have the latest products? Or are you a soap and water girl?

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments on the blog or e-mail them to by 31st December to be in with a chance of becoming our January guest designer and winning a prize from 'The Sampler'.

Hope you have a chance to play along......

Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Sampler - Debut kit....

I've spent the last few days working really hard on my first DT assignments for ' The Sampler'. Their debut kit has now gone live and it is totally gorgeous with such a wide range of papers and embellishment, I have had the best time playing with all the goodies. Go check it out here.

I look forward to sharing all my DT lay-out's soon, until then here is a little sneek peak.....

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to wish all my American Friends a very happy Thanksgiving!!

Also I got my first DT kit from 'The Sampler' today and it is gorgeous - can't wait to play with it...

Sunday, 22 November 2009


I have been a bit AWOL lately because of this:

and this:

I know I'm totally behind the times, but I have just discovered 'Grey's Anatomy' and it is excellent lol so I have spent every bit of free time I have had watching season 1-3 and I just started 4 today. It's such a great show I can't believe I had never seen it before - mmmm Mc Dreamy lol.......

Also went to see New Moon on Friday and totally loved that too. Jacob is hot - even though saying that makes me a total cougar lol.....

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.... xxx

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Good Luck.....

I am having really good luck the last couple of weeks, first I made the DT at Scrapbooking Supplies R us kit club The Sampler :) then I won a challlenge over at Scrap whispers and won this gorgeous paper pack:
Then today my Husband finally got the start date for his new job, so we can finally start getting things ready to sort out moving in the new year....yah.... :):):) think I might do the lottery this weekend ;) lol xxxx

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Some very exciting news......

I got an e-mail yesterday from Holly at 'The Sampler' kit club to let me know I had been chosen to make their very first DT!!!! To say I was excited was an understatement lol. I couldn't believe I have been chosen and I am really looking forward to working with such a talented DT.

Go check out 'The Sampler' here they have some fab contests and giveaways going on now so don't miss out......


Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Things I'm loving right now.....

Here are just some random things I am loving right now......

1) How I met your mother - I just got season 4 from the US and watched the whole season in 2 days - I love Barney!!!!
2) Pins - I love scrapbooking with pins at the moment.....

3) Reality tv shows - It's that time of year again and I am loving x-factor, strictly come dancing and looking forward to I'm a celeb.....

4) Little people, Big world - I love watching this on Discovery Home every afternoon at 2pm while I'm having lunch.....

5) and I can't wait for this.......


Here are my challenge blog DT layout's for this month:

If you could be any character in any TV show or film, who would you be and why? Would you choose someone who's character you relate to or someone who is a total opposite to yourself?

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments on the blog, e-mail them to by 30th November to be in with a chance of becoming our December guest designer and this month the winner will also receive this Tango Kit from our November Sponsor Studio Calico - A big thank you to Studio Calico for sponsoring us this month xx

Here is my LO:

Challenge Masters - Book of we challenge 1:

How did you meet?

Here are the guidelines:

*Each submission must be newly created specifically for Ch{all}enge Masters

*Only one entry per category.

*Paper submissions only.

*May combine challenges but each submission is one entry no matter how many challenges are combined.

*Each submission must be uploaded to our gallery no later than 11:59PM ET on the last day of the month to be eligible for the random draw AND posted in this thread.

*Each submission uploaded to the gallery must include, in the title line AND the tag line, the group name & the month/year {For example: Color 11/09} to be eligible for the random draw.

Here is my LO:

Thanks for looking....

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Could I ask a favour???

Could I ask a favour?? I have entered a contest and would love it if you could vote for me :) cheeky I know lol.

Here is the link my entry in Number 1.

Thank you so much xxx

Saturday, 24 October 2009

More than scrapbooking - Amber Road Kit...

This months kit over at More than scrapbooking contains the Pink Paislee 'Amber road' line. It's a totally gorgeous fall design, the kit contains:

1 sheet Autumn Blossom
1 sheet Apple Cider
1 sheet Harvest Hayride
1 sheet Bonfire
Amber Road Bella Brads
Amber Road Fabric Patches
1 pkg Amber Road Borderline Stickers
1 pkg Amber Road Impressions Stamps
1 pkg Expressions Glitter Alphabet-Licorice
1 7-Gypsies spiral chipboard mini-album
1 sheet Metal Bazzill Cardstock
1 sheet Red Bazzill Cardstock
1 sheet Taupe Bazzill Cardstock

Here are my designs using the kit:

Go check out the kit and the rest of the DT's wonderful creations here.

Thanks for looking....

Friday, 16 October 2009


Sorry was meant to post this last week but have had a Husband with a virus so got side tracked....

Here is my new stash from the US....

How yummy is this lot???

Thursday, 8 October 2009

I'm Back....

I'm back from Vacation.... well technically I was back last Friday, but I'm only just returning to the land of the living after tons of washing and ironing, DT assignments and picking a new DT for butterfly crafts I haven't had much time to do anything else.

So here is the bit when I bore you all with some holiday snaps lol.....
We went to Wilmington in NC first. If it looks familar they filmed 'Dawson's creek' and still film 'One tree hill' there as well as tons of films.

USS North Carolina

The bench that's alway in One tree Hill

The wall Pacey brought Joey in Dawson's, they are just about to build over it :(

Clothes over bros store from one tree hill

And for our second part of the vacation we did a 7.5 hour road trip over to Tennessee....


Ober Gatlinburg

The Great Smokey Mountains TN

Thanks for looking and if I haven't bored you enough, come back tomorrow to see all the stash I brought lol