Category Archives: DCWV

Birthday card for Sue

A couple of weeks ago it was my friends birthday and I made card for her.

I used distress oxides to colour the backgroynd and add definition to the clothing of the girls and then layered it up on some glittery patterned paper.

Whilst we don’t look anything like these girls it’s a good representation of the three friends that are Sue, Gwen and I! It was a freebie stamp with Making Cards magazine and is fun to use!

Happy crafting!


Zig Zag book swap

Last month I joined in a swap through the Mini Marvels Facebook group. The theme for this swap was a zig zag book. I’ve just realised I never shared what I made on my blog…. ooops! 

Here is what I made… using fresco finish paints and Darcy’s Paperartsy stamps. 

It was so difficult to photograph. 

Loved making this project. And certainly quite a cute project as pretty much ATC sized.

Happy crafting! 


Gorjuss decoupage

Something completely different today… Some Decoupage.

I have a couple of sheets of Gorjuss decoupage to play with so I made one up and mounted it on some fab DCWV DSP and a doily. A simple but effective card just needing a sentiment adding!


Happy crafting!


Thursday Treasures! Colour scheme!

Yes time to dictate some colour…


Now green is not usually one of my ‘go to’ colours for scrapping … But I dug out some old DCWV cardstock and made this page up using a slightly blurred picture of me and Vin. The photographer was the princess so I will accept the quality… It’s all part of the memory!


I kept this reasonably simple in terms of layout and hid the journaling behind the photo on a pull out tag. Added the flowers and the buttons to add interest to an otherwise quite plain page.

Now what will you do with green? Is it a colour you use loads, or rarely?

My blog is having a little bit of a holiday now as the princess and I are off to spend time with my parents leaving the hubby at home to work… See you again on 17th April no doubt!

Happy crafting!


Thursday Treasures! Photo Prompt!

Yes I am still awake at stupid o’clock … And yes I will probably pay for it tomorrow! But hey ho! I had a massage yesterday morning and then slept during the day … Hence not being asleep now! But thought as I was awake and as I prepared this post last week I might as well post it now!

So it is indeed Thursday and so it’s time for Thursday Treasures post … And this week we have another photo prompt challenge … I wonder what you will make for this one???


Well I interpreted this picture with one word … Family!

So I grabbed the first photo of the three of us and scrapped it!


Sometimes great photos come from non-events … Like a new smart phone arriving … And so plenty of “selfies” are taken to test out the new camera… And this is one such “selfie” of all of us snuggled on our bed.

I chose some very old scrap papers and layer them up for the background. Then added the label die cut using Apothecary Accents from a retired card stock (River Rock).

Now it’s your turn … What does the picture make you want to scrap? Please let me know by leaving a comment.

Happy crafting!


Thursday Treasures! Colour scheme

This week I thought I would go for a colour scheme … Well a no colour scheme in actual fact! 🙂


My first port of call when it comes to black and white was a stack of dsp that my kind friend gifted to me!


As the paper itself has so much decoration I decided to keep it simple. I did however add a border of the Not Quite Navy cardstock to frame it a little and pick out the colour from Grandad’s shirt.

Now I would love to see what you do with the colour prompt of black and white… You could just go with a black and white picture … Or maybe your whole page could be black and white… Or maybe something different?

Happy crafting!


Moments & Memories : challenge of the year!

Here goes … Let’s hope that this sketch inspires me as I plan to do at least 12 pages using this sketch!!!


So here is layout #1!

I kept it simple and yet still didn’t quite follow the sketch … But I promise it was my intention to follow it… It just worked better without the square panel when I started layering it up!


I suppose this proves that a sketch doesn’t have to be kept to completely… You can have poetic licence… Just like I did… So follow your instincts and scrap how it feels best when you get the papers and photos on the page! Just join in … That is all I ask!

Leave me a message once you have joined in … And I will see you next month for another page inspired by the sketch!

Happy crafting!