Getting ready . . .

. . . prepping my Christmas Journal.

I have decided that I am going to use the one I set up last year but never finished, actually I never really started it ! SHAMEFUL

So rather than waste it or have another half finished project in my pile I figured I would blow the dust off and turn it into this years journal.

I have made a few blank pages, The last time I completed this type of project I let the photos dictate the way the pages came together, I am planning on using some cut up magazine pages that I have already cut from their publications, but I have chosen a range of papers to use throughout this project.

My Minds Eye Lost and Found Oliver – the colour way is Chocolate Brown, Duck Egg Blue and a Burnt Orange which has a glittery finish to it, I have thrown in some cream, grey and kraft card stock too. I know it doesn’t sound like a very festive colour scheme but it is working its magic for me.


Rather strangely the papers look gold in this photo, I have also revamped a lot of my freebies from last year by using the same designs but changing the colour scheme to work with this years journal.

AND . . . I will be adding some new stuff this week too, please bear in mind I create these designs to work on whatever project I am using them on, sharing them is a bonus feature, so the designs and colour schemes may not suit everyones project.


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Oh me Oh my . . .

. . . a month has gone by in the bunk of an eye !

just popping in here to say that my favourite scrapbook magazine JOT has its latest issue available to read or download HERE


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another summer giveaway . . .

I don’t know ho I manage d it but I missed posting completely last week, so I am going to post freebies today and tomorrow on official “hump” day.

I designed these to be quite simple and minimalist and printed them on plain white card stock, however I then made up some simple squared paper and printed the design onto that afterwards and I like the way that they turned out.

The outline on the cards is orange so that if you do print them on the grey squared background you can see where to cut.

So – here are both components and you can make your minds up which design you prefer. Download in the usual place HERE

summer cards1



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just a fly by stop . . .

Hi – I missed the Hump Day Giveaway, it was my first afternoon off of the Summer so I was revelling in that and I forgot to post . . .

So, I am stopping by this morning to post my latest summer design, as lots of you will be going or already on your summer breaks away from home, I designed a couple of 6×4 “road trip” cards.

As always they are adaptable enough to use on any of your paper craft projects.

Download them HERE and let me know what you think in the comments.



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Hump Day Giveaway

better late than never . . .

I designed these 6×4 cards in tones of grey so that you can integrate them into any of your paper craft projects.

You can download this at the usual place HERE

6x4 patterned cards

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Bright and Shiny

Well Hello Monday, the last week of school this week, I will be binning the boys shirts everyday instead of putting them in the wash WOO HOO.

SEVEN WHOLE WEEKS without having to was or iron another school shirt or PE kit !

As a mini celebration of that fact and because the boys and I have been talking about how we want to spend our summer holidays this year. We aren’t having a specific length of time away in another location so it will be a case of doing stuff that isn’t the norm or going on days out and possibly weekends away.

I have designed a little “Summer Manifesto” if you will, its just a to do list really, we probably won’t get all of it done but we are going to give it our all.

This version is my list, I designed it to be printed out on a 12×6 piece of card/paper as an insert for my “documenting Life” album.

hello summer

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Hump Day Handout

OK who hid the sun – I had just got used to seeing its lovely face each morning and then it went away !

cloudy, overcast and a bit breezy today, so here are a couple of bright, summery 6×4 cards for your “Documenting Life” albums.

These are quite versatile as you can cut them up into two separate 3×4 cards too.

Have fun documenting your summer check in here every Wednesday for another freebie.

Download them HERE


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