Cold creation

I have a cold but that hasn’t stopped me being creative today. Sitting on the couch by the fire with all my bits around me I managed to complete two layouts. The tray table Steve brought me for Christmas came in very handy.

the first layout was for the recipe challenge on Scrappin Patch , had to use brads, chipboard title, at least 1 photo and rub ons. It took me ages, mainly layouts 001because I decided to use loopy brads and lace ribbon through them and that took forever, what a fiddly job. It came out good though and another layout to fill in the latest album.

I love the photos in this one, the first time Katie worked out how to open the Playhouse Disney website. I created a shortcut for her on my browser and she worked out how to open it without any help at all. Definitely her Mummy’s wee girl, a real geek lol. I found her happily moving the mouse around. Took a wee bit to teach her how to click the mouse in the right place but now she knows that trick there’s no stopping her.

the second layout I haven’t taken a photo of yet. I finished it about half an hour ago and it was to dark by then. It was just for fun this one though. I do that now and again, just do a spur of the moment layout just cos everything is out.

layouts 003I did this one the day before last of wee Harmony for the Sketchbook countdown challenge that Hannah set.  we had to use 4 embellishments in a cluster, 3 photos, 2 words in the title and one journaling tag or spot.

I just love these photos of Harmony, she’s such a cutie!



I even made a card yesterday for my sis in law in Aussie who has been really card 001sick and needed cheering up, she’s just been told she’s not allowed to go back to work for at 6 months after a really serious lung and chest infection.

not the best of photos but here’s hoping it cheers her up a little. She hates not working, she’s a teacher and specialises in special needs and loves her job.


well I had a few surprise wins last week, both from Scrappin Patch challenges.

I won the Baz Challenge that finished at the end of June and the designers choice challenge that Annelie set a few weeks ago. these are the layouts. Both

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of them completely different from my njuly 007ormal style.







I am really enjoying stepping out of my comfort zone lately and trying something new. and I have to say my favourite is the Baz one, it was inspired by a page in one of Katie’s colouring in books. It was an awful lot of paper piecing and fiddling but well worth it.

Now I need to go and get Katie ready for bed and try and convince her to have some cough mixture. She started this particular round of illness. This has to be the worst winter for colds and flu’s we have ever had in this family, seems we just get over one and another one hits. Katie only went back to preschool 2 weeks ago after the last lot and now she has to have a few days off again. Anyway time to go. Night night all


V xx


One thought on “Cold creation

  1. Hannah says:

    You certainly have been busy creating and doing lots of challenges – go you!!!
    So sorry to hear about all the bugs in your house, I hope everybody starts to feel better soon and stay healthy for the rest of winter! It’s such a tough cold/flu season this year.

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