Its been a while . . .

cough, cough, cough, just blowing the dust off here, I will be back shortly


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catching up

. . . So hows it going

my album is coming along – I will share this weekend some of what I have done so far, I’m liking the ease of the “photo pocket protector” style album makes me feel less pressured to produce a “layout” of the day.

The only problem I have is the fact that there are so many great resources for free printables and “scrap celebs” doing this project I spend most of my craft time (read – too late at night to achieve anything !) oohing and aching over other peoples project than getting on with my own – catch 22 huh ?

A couple of the sites I am liking at the moment

Cathy Zielske Obviously ! simple style, some freebies, 6×8 pocket album.

Pink Paislee Daily Freebies 8,5 x 11 (easy enough to resize)

Kerri Bradford a Freebie for 12 days (sorry almost over now)

Stitch in Time Vintage style, busy but totally gorgeous and inspiring.

Simple Stories gorgeous inspiration

and because I hate posts without photos heres one I took recently on a trip to the Christmas Markets in Bruges


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First December FREEBIE

OK so I was hoping to get this out on Monday but I had a really busy weekend at the christmas markets in Bruges so I am posting it today instead.

As I have mentioned before, I am using non traditional colours this year and my printables reflect this so I’m afraid they won’t appeal to everyone and I don’t have the time to offer them in different colour ways.

Here is my Twelve Days of Christmas printable – it is a landscape orientated design, sized to fit in a 6×8 pocket page protector.

If you want to download you can do so HERE along with all my previous Christmas printables

12 days DD orange

as always let me know what you think in the comments.

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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

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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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