Saturday, 29 December 2007

Name Books

These are two name books I made for my friend, who is a fellow scrapbooker. I dont know about you, but crafters spend their time making gifts for friends who are normally non crafters, I know as a crafter it is very rare for someone to give me a gift they made, well it is the same for my friend, she makes scrapbook albums, cards and the most beautiful cross stitch pictures for friends and family and never receives a handmade gift herself. Well I decided it would be nice to give her a surprise, so I made these little name books for her, there is one for each of her daughters Eilidh and Iona, I photographed them prior to the pictures going in to save any problems with showing other folks kids on my blog.

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Handbag Charm

This is a picture of a handbag charm I made for a team mate as part of her secret santa gift, I didnt have time to make a big gift, but I wanted her to have at least one handmade item in her parcel.:)

Good Sport

This is a picture of my brother taken on Christmas day, he is wearing the Slap head wig I bought him as part of his Christmas, what a good sport, but then I never told him I was going to publish his picture here: lol

Christmas Gifts

This is a pic of some of the little Friendship gifts I made this year.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Christmas Organiser

My friend Paula made one of these and what can I say, hers was so gorgeous I just had to have one...I am hoping as I am now working full time that it will keep me on track with the things that I need to do for the hope of keeping it stress free..however even if it does'nt I had fun making it.

These are pics of my front cover, dividers and my recipe cards

Halloween Cuties

Just a fun little LO of my DD and DS when they were little....they cant believe I have used these pics..:lol:

Just the 2 of Us

A rare pic of my DH and me on our way to a night out...our DS took the pic instead of being glued to us.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Where has the last month gone

I can hardly believe that it is almost a month since I last posted anything on here. Now it is not because I have not been busy, because I have...but I guess I just got fed up taking pictures of dont get me wrong they were fab cards, even if I say so myself :lol: but I have now made over 100 Christmas cards and even I would be hard pushed to appreciate pics of that many.

I did make some cards and bags for my window display, so I thought that I would let you see I am going to clear it all away and do a Christmas display.

This is a pic of a card I made for my friend..her daughter was turning 21 had fun with this one.

Monday, 15 October 2007

Christmas Candles

I have just got some fabulous sticky backed fabric in at the shop, so I decided to have a little play with it..I still had some little candles left from last year, so I decided to decorate customers love them.

Saturday, 29 September 2007

I've been tagged by Paula

I have been tagged by a friend of mine, so here goes

Four Places I have worked

Pye Tmc as an electronic assembler

Hoops In (Devon) as a hotel worker

Burr Brown as a production Leadhand

West Lothian College as an administrator

Four Places I have lived

Govan - Glasgow


New Brighton


Four Place I have visited on vacation

Isle of Skye




Four favourite foods

Chicken Curry


Chicken Chow Mein
Roast beef dinner

Four places I would rather be right now

By the sea
San Francisco
Sharing a meal with friends

Right I now need to tag some people

Sandie V
Amanda ( humbug)

Friday, 28 September 2007

A Gift for a friend

I have a friend who is having a bad time at the moment, unfortunately there is nothing I can do to help other than listen to the problems and be there for her. However I decided to make this for her to hang in her craft area, so that she can see it when she is working and hopefully it will remind her that she is loved and that help is there for her.

I have posted the verse below the picture if anyone wants to know what it says.

In the centre of the flame
There is a hollow place
And nothing can burn
In this sheltered space.
For the fire builds a wall
Scientific fact claims
And insures a safe area
In the midst of the flames.
And in the hurricane’s fury
There’s a centre of peace
Where the winds of destruction
Suddenly cease.
And this same truth prevails
In life’s tribulations
There’s an island of calm
In the soul’s meditations:
A place that is quiet
Where we’re shielded from harms
Secure in the haven
Of a kinds Father’s arms,
Where the hot flames of anger
Have no power to sear,
And the high winds of hatred
And violence and fear,
Lose all the wrath
As their savage course,
Is softly subdued
As faith weakens force.
So when the fires of life
Burn deep in your heart,
And the winds of destruction
Seem to tear you apart,
Remember God loves you
And want to protect you,
So seek a small haven
And be guided by prayer
To the place of protection
Within God’s loving care.

Some Cards

Cards made for customers.

Monday, 24 September 2007

McMillan Coffee Morning

I was asked to make some cards for a couple of coffee mornings, including the McMillan coffee morning.. but instead of cards I thought I would make some little gift boxes, with chocolates in them...tastier than a card...

Merry Christmas from Scotland

My sister was going to visit her daughter Jillian who is working in Disney World, so she asked me to make her a Christmas card to take to her along with her Christmas this is what I made, I know Jilly will love it.

Monday, 17 September 2007

Handmade Jewellery

Took part in a college class tonight to learn how to make jewellery...had good fun making these braided bracelets from gold and silver plated wire.

Birthday Tin

I was asked to decorate a paint tin for a customer to give to her granddaughter on her birthday.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Cards Galore

Here are some of the cards I have made this week for my customers.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Blog Header

I dont have anything to show you today, I was working on a few things but I never actually done a complete item. I do however want to draw your attention to my fabby new blog header. This was made for me by a very good friend and very talented lady, Stacey, and I am sure you will agree with me it is fabulous.

So thanks again hun.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Missed my chance

It dawned on me tonight that this was the last date to send in an entry to Scrapbook Inspirations, they wanted you to send in heritage LO's and they would choose some to be published...well as soon as I seen it, I thought, I will send in the LO I did of my dad..well needless to say I forgot, well I did'nt really forget..every now and then I would remember..but I still never sent it..and now its too late. I think perhaps my sub conscious came into play here, If you dont wont be rejected. I dont know that it would have been good enough for publication..but I love it..after all it has my DAD in it. So I thought I would put it on here.

Occassion Cards

These are a couple of cards I made today, one is a Ruby Wedding card for my friends parents and also a 21st Birthday card for one of my customers.

Monday, 20 August 2007

LO Challenge

These were done for a challenge, I have to amend them..need to add a few bits and pieces.


This is some cards I made for a customer. Once again they are decoupage.

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Ribbon Box

This is a box I made to hold my ribbons, its fab, stops them rolling all over the place and I know exactly were to more wondering where I put them.

Friday, 17 August 2007

Hello and Welcome

Here are some of the cards I finished today. They are cards that were ordered by my customers, most of them are I love decoupage. They designs are conventional, as that is what my customers are looking for, they are definitely not the funky modern design type of people.

I really had fun making this waistcoat card, it was for a snooker player..hence the handmade snooker cues, will definitely make more of these.