Sunday 28 February 2010

vanilla sugar

Its almost that time again for a new challenge to be launched tomorrow over at Vanila Sugar.

Here is a reminder of this months heart felt challenge and check out the entries as well.

Here is a sneak peak of mine. You can see the rest tomorrow.



Thursday 25 February 2010

Living it

This week on bubbly scrumptious i made a very male LO using the very girly Prima Stitched mulberry papers.

I will be taking a break from bubbly scrumptious for the month as i am so snowed under with college work.



Wednesday 17 February 2010

A bit of vintage

Todays Bubbly scrumptious post is all about the vintage.

I wanted to make a vintage LO from a old photo my mum found recently of my nan. But i wanted a modern flair to it. The studio calico homefront darling paper was just perfect.


Thursday 11 February 2010

A bit of love

So for my bubbly wednesday post i made a romantic valentines LO. I do love DH sometimes you know, its not all moaning and arguing, thats reserved for term time only, lol.

You can find all the instructions HERE

I love this technique and i have loads of odd alpha's to play with.


Sunday 7 February 2010

Our grand day out

As a belated treat for Alex's birthday, as his last one got cancelled due to excessive snow!, we hit Aberdeen yesterday. We went to the new shopping mall at Union Square and to the cinema's.

I had no joy in my heart for the film he picked, Avatar. It just didnt appeal to me at all and i just wanted to know what the whole point of the 3D thing was. I even tried to persuade him to go see Alvin and the chipmonks. But he wasnt having that.

So we paid a furtune, £60 in all (if you include the petrol to get there)for the experience.

But boy did i have a massive about turn. The film was bright, vivid, and beautiful. The whole experience in 3D was just so good. We found ourselves ducking away from arrows and spears and wanting to reach out and touch the screen.

I would recommend it to anybody and those 3D glasses as so cool, Alex looks like a young Michael Caine, lol


Wednesday 3 February 2010

Some really sad news

As you know this recession riddled year has hit the scrapbooking world hard. As a result Rusty Pickle has decided to hang up its Vintage Boots and call it aday. It's a sad moment...they have been a big part of the scrapbook industry for the last 7 years.

They are liquidating everything they have. All sales are 50% off. You can buy in their online store. Or you can visit the warehouse if you are local. You can even call or email to find out what they have more of (that may not be listed online): (801) 746- 1045 or

You can find the announcement HERE.

Head on over and catch a bargain on this sad sad day.


Tuesday 2 February 2010

Vanilla sugar

As its now the beginning of February (where did Jan go!)its time for a new Vanilla Sugar challenge. THis month it all about the heart. Your challenge is to make a heart wall hanging.

Head on over to the blog for all the details and cheak out the wonderful DT projects, we excelled ourselves, lol

Here is my Heart.

I loved getting into practice with the metal work ready to go to the paper artsy retreat. As my friend Fiona says, i just couldnt go to the retreat as a blind newbie like the rest of them could i, lol, she knows me so well.

I tried all sorts of techniques on the heart.

I preped the heart base with decorative tissue paper.

Then i cut a piece of metal to fit on one side of the heart. I dont have the metal work tools yet( nudge nudge wink wink, lol) so i impravised. I stamped onto the back of the metal with a harlequin stamp. I then took a embossing tool and went around the edge of one row of haliquins from the back and another set up from the front, alternating each row.

I then took a paper stump and embossed from the front and debossed from the back. I just kept going until i was happy.

I hot glued it onto the heart and used textured paste to join the gaps, dabbing crackle paint in two different here and there along the join.

I added PP panels to break the shape up before adding another metal heart.

The tail is a mix of chipboard hearts, metal wire and beads.

I am really pleased how it turned out.