Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Well I have to admit the last few month's have been a struggle with my scrapbooking, just seem to have had no inspiration what so ever. However, all that seemed to change tonight!!!

I made these tag books and painted them a while back but never had any ideas about how to decorate them for my friends. So after a few hours at the weekend searching for some nursing/medial related jokes I came up with this idea. However, still had no inspiration about how they would be put together and decorated. But tonight it just seemed to come to me in an instant!

So here they are, completed. 2 Tag books for my fellow nursing graduates entitled 'You know your a nurse when...'.

I have just photographed a few of the pages from the books otherwise you would be here forever. Both books have the same jokes and comic strips in them.
I have used Blonde Moments and Basic Grey Lime Rickety Papers, Woodware stamps, Petaloo flowers and jolee embellishment stickers, plus a few buttons and ribbon from my collection.
This LO is of my other half and his brother at the beach at Mossyard which is a campsite in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. I love how the picture turned out, they seem to be struggling with the decision to swim or not.
I used one of my Cleo crafts kits (not sure which month?! possibly july) The papers are Cosmo Cricket Snorkel and the title is done with thickers.
Am looking forward to sharing some more of my work now my mojo seems to be back in town ready for christmas!!! Perfect!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Another CJ finished!

Well I have just finished my last LO for NIP's CJ on UKs, my final LO was in a 'News of 2009' CJ. I chose to do a LO on the Sumatra Earthquake on 3oth September. Photos might follow if I get chance. I have had a major sort out and tidy up so I can finally see my desk top (1st time in months!).

I hate the rain, it always makes me feel lethargic, so I never seem very productive. Today has gone too quick as I haven't got done half the things I wanted to do.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

CJ's update

I was one of the last to get the 2000 CJ so many of the usual ideas for LOs had already been used. I decided to do a double LO about the Nobel Prizes that had been awarded in 2000. It was quite challenging to stick to the sketch and fit in all 6 winners and why they had won.

This is my entry for a Favourite Poems CJ, the owner wanted no 3D embellishments as she plans to store it on her bookcase along with her other poetry books. I chose one of my all time favourite poems, I first read this poem as part of my English Literature GCSE, but it has since become a firm favourite.
The Six O'Clock News by Tom Leonard is an unusual poem as it is written phonetically to highlight his broad scottish accent. The poem's focus is around why news readers do not have a accent. I love the simplicity of the poem and how truthful it actually is. It is set out in a long thin column to emmulate an auto-queue.
And last but not least, my Season's CJ has returned from its travels. There are some amazing LOs in it. Will photograph it when I get chance so you can all see the amazing job the girls did.