Category Archives: Scrap Goodies

Christmas Journal Dates

Ok for those of you participating in some kind of christmas journal project this December, I have started designing some freebies, as always I made the designs to suit myself, but I like to share so if you can use them great. I understand that my colour scheme may not suit everyone.

So here is the day/date designs for this year. I made it really simple and have only done from 1-25 because I like to have Christmas day as my last page. Feel Free to contact me if you would like 26-31 in this colour scheme or if you are interested in having this in just black and white.

I cut out the dates, the design has a very pale grey outline as a cutting guide, then I used my crop-a-dile to punch a half hole centrally in each end so that they look like old fashioned bus tickets.

Actual cut size each ticket is 3x4cm

You can find the printable under the freebies section in December Daily

Hope you like these, please feel free to comment.


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Its the Great British GIVEAWAY

As part of the virtual Jubilee street party being hosted over on the making spot I have designed some printables.

A few red, white and blue freebies to get the 2012 party started. Whether you are celebrating the Jubilee, the Olympics or both these printables will be a welcome addition to your party decorations.

Use the subway art poster to decorate your home or print it double sided onto an “A frame folded piece of card” and use it as a table marker at your street party.

Get those invitations printed out and sent to all your friends, invite them round for a Great British Jubilee Tea Party or use them for an Olympic BBQ.

The tags are very versatile, use them to decorate your place settings or add them to party bags or hostess gifts for the parties, teas or BBQ’s you are attending.

You can download them all HERE

If you want to be entered into the draw for the giveaways, please leave me a comment on this post before 23.59 on Sunday 27th of May 2012 stating PAPERCRAFT or SEWING so I know which freebie gift to send to you.

The Papercraft giveaway contains, one A5 journal, an iconic London Bus card, some London Bus fold over tab stickers and some scrapbook printables border strips.

The Sewing Freebie is a a few fat quarters of fabric and one piece of London Map fabric.


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Great British sneak peek

Here is a sneak peek of some of the freebies in my GB give away

Stay tuned


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Great British countdown . . .

Only a few days to go until the virtual Jubilee Street Party hosted by The Making Spot
Its going to be a great crafty opportunity to get a few bits an pieces ready to celebrate all things British, whether you are attending or even hosting a Jubilee Street Party or an Olympic BBQ.

My celebrations here will be very low key probably just me and the boys having a traditional Jubilee cream tea, but I am going to go all out with bunting, cup cakes, personal invitations for the boys, balloons and a plethora of red white and blue.

Along with a special just for the making spot craft, I am also going to do a couple of give aways here on my blog. One paper crafting related one sewing related, so if you want to win come on over on the 26th and 27th of may.

Only people who comment on the Jubilee post between 12.01 on the 26th through to 23.59 on the 27th will be entered into the draw for the prizes.


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There’s more . . .

OK so I know I primarily design these journaling cards for my own benefit but there’s no harm in sharing is there ?

I designed this card to reflect the fact that some of my days nothing really happens, those days that we spend at home chilling, doing nothing significant.

Enjoy, these are intended to be printed as 6×4, if your printer allows it you could reduce the scale to 70% or 75% and they would print out at approx 4×3 too.

Download them in the usual place – HERE

Don’t forget – let me know your thoughts.


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Winding down week . . .

Well not really but it is the last week at school before the Easter hols, so it feels that way and as my jobs are school related, I do look forward to the school holidays.

I am still ticking along with Project life and designing cards for Papercraft Inspirations too.

I think I mentioned I have been working on some border strip designs, well I have completed them – YAY !

They are shown here printed off onto plain smooth white card stock and I cut them out with a scalloped edge, I have also shown them with a “torn from a note book” edge too which I rather like, I am working on some more of these with a type design

I am going to offer some of these designs (glasses, bikes, people icons) as a freebie, If you want the bus and or camera designs I will be charging a small fee for those as they are my personal design, the bus and camera I put together from scratch, these aren’t clip art or dings.
If you want any of the designs with either a scalloped or note book edge again I can offer these at a small charge.

All the border strips measure approx 10.5 inches x 3/4 (27 cm x 2 cm )

If you want to purchase, leave me a comment with your email addy and I will mail you with the prices.


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It may be sunny . . .

But its still darn cold !

Looking outside at the blue skies and fluffy white clouds lulls you into a false sense of security, the sunshine makes you think its going to be warm.

Still its smashing to be able to have the windows open all over the house and have the laundry hanging on the line.

I am in the process of designing some more journaling cards and some border strips too, this is the first one off the line this week, its quite versatile, I think. Prints off as a 4×6 inch card and looks best printed on white card stock to emphasise the clean graphic qualities.

Useful in mini books layouts and of course in those project life albums.

You can find them in the usual place HERE

Leave me some feedback in the comments xx


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xmas journal Give Away

OK I got there eventually – here is a peek of the papers, journaling cards and number tags that are available with this kit, the numbers go from 1-31 so that you can document the whole of December.

Tomorrow I will be posting a peek at the binder, the dividers and the transparencies !!

Please feel free to comment on this post and tomorrows post to be entered for the give away.
comments accepted until midnight on Saturday GMT and the winner will be drawn randomly and announced on Sunday morning.

Get commenting

xmas journal peek 1


November 9, 2011 · 15:56

International Swap

Hi there I just wanted to share today some information about I swap I am going to participate in. Firstly let me start by saying that I don’t normally do swaps, I did a couple when I first started scrapping in 2004 but after a couple of times when I got questionable swaps back I decided that it wasn’t for me.

SO what has made me change my mind – well this swap is being organised by the very lovely Monika Wright and her Swap Buddy in France Sophie Charlotte Chapman
The two ladies decided to do a scrap swap with each other but then thought how great would it be to open it up to their blog readers and make it an international swap. The way it works is you leave a comment HERE on Monikas blog or HERE on Sophies blog stating your name, location and email address and you will be paired up with a French Scrapper to swap scrap goodies with.

So what are you waiting for, get on over to either Monika or Sophie’s blogs and read all the details and sign up.
You have until the 4th of October to put your names on the list.


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whilst I am not eager to be back at school, me and the boys, I am really looking forward to the first of September and the start of Shim’s LSNED. I have been a silent, unproductive lurker for many years during this class but not this year !!

After having a great time doing the JYC album a few years ago, although I NEVER completed an album, I took a different tact last year and not only did I thoroughly enjoy the process I actually completed the entire album,
My first mini book/album ever.

I am always quite proficient at the research and preparation stage but not great at the follow through and completion, but now I have done it once I have no excuses.

As mentioned in previous posts I have the album and have selected some of the papers I hope to use, I have designed the date tags, need to print and trim them. Last night I started making a selection of journaling cards to give me some different options.

I designed these simple cards specifically for my album, size 6 x 12 and its colour scheme. But I am happy to share these if anyone else thinks that they can use them on their projects.

Each card measures 20 cm by 6.5 cm (approx 8×2.5 inches) and you get four onto an A4 landscape sheet
Enjoy – download them here


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