Thursday, 29 September 2016


Halloween is fast approaching and you should be thinking about ordering your party invitations and greeting cards, with this in mind here are a few spooky ideas to get you in the mood.

Boo Halloween Photo Greeting Card
Boo Halloween Photo Greeting Card by latebloom
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Pumpkin Kitten Halloween Card
Pumpkin Kitten Halloween Card by lamessegee
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Vintage Halloween Card
Vintage Halloween Card by Siberianmom
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Skull Surprise 1: Halloween Card
Skull Surprise 1: Halloween Card by CharmaineZoe
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Vintage Halloween Card
Vintage Halloween Card by Vintage_Gifts
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Halloween Play
Halloween Play by deemac2
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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Paper crafters – Leigh

Last Sunday my aunty Bernadette and I went along to Paper crafters show in Leigh. We had a great day, coming away with our bags full of goodies and are heads filled with new ideas.

Being a local show, Paper crafters in Leigh was not a big as the national shows but this only made the experience better, as the crowds were not as big and you could look at a stall without felling like you were in a ruby scrum, (some of these Ladies go shopping with their elbows! You know who you are).

Paper crafters in Leigh may have been smaller than shows that I have been too in the past but so was the prices, £1.50 advance payment with free tea or coffee or £2.00 on the door and you had to pay for your tea and coffee at £0.50. The great value did not stop there but also on the stalls, every stall priced their items to make you feel like it was too much of a bargain to pass up.

A service that was offered by many of the stalls selling heavy or bulky items was that you could pay for your goods and then pick them up later. The choice normally is to go later in the day before you go home and hope that the stall still has the selection you want or what usually happens to me is that we buy as we see it and I end up carrying around 100lb of Bernadette’s card and paper all day (this is the real reason she invites me). This not only helps my arms but everyone else is also not carrying heavy and bulky items so they are more relaxed and the show is less filled with bags  to get round.

Overall the show was very well organised, very friendly and well worth the visit. I will be going again next year, hope to see you there.

P.S. I still had the carry that 100lb of card and paper from the show to the car!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Scrapbooking: The Ultimate guide to Scrapbooking for Beginners

Turn Your Photos and Memories Into a Masterpiece! Learn everything you need to know about scrapbooking This book is for new scrapbookers who want to create their own masterpiece but do not know how to start, for beginners that keep on feeling frustrated on the outcome of their project and for everyone who is fond of cutting, gluing, decorating and journaling their memories. You will learn the basic of scrapbooking from supplies to layout to preserving your photos for years. You will also find out how to layout your photos and embellishments without making the page crowdy. Perhaps, you will also get to know common mistakes that a newbie scrapbooker like you tend to commit. By the time you finish reading this book you are going to be able to realize that making an awesome scrapbook doesn’t have to be time consuming, expensive and frustrating. You can use old buttons, loose ribbons, excess card stocks and patterned papers and other reusable embellishments to make your scrapbook unique and fabulous. Why You Must Have This Book! > In this book you will learn how to preserve newspaper clippings that you can use in your scrapbook that will stay for years. > This book will teach you the steps in creating titles that are catchy and witty that is sure to entice the viewers. > In this book you will learn how to organize your tools, materials and scrapbooking supplies so you will be more productive. > This book will guide you through proper layout of photos by using grids, collage or pockets to accommodate all your photos and mementos in a single page. > This book will teach you how to stay frugal and resist the urge to spend more on scrapbooking tools, supplies and embellishments. > In this book you will learn the dos and dont’s in making the layout page and title page. What You’ll Discover from the Book “Scrapbooking: The Ultimate Guide to Scrapbooking for Beginners in 30 Minutes or Less!” ** Why you have to select the best photos and embellishments for your scrapbook ** How to complement your scrapbook’s theme by using the right layout and decorations ** Step by step instructions on how to work with your scrapbook from choosing which photos to include to journaling your memories **The importance of page protectors, photo corners, background and borders to make your photo standout **What to do to avoid mistake in placing decorative stickers and how how to use photo mat **How to find inspirations for your future scrapbook projects. Let's Learn Together! Hurry! For a limited time you can download “Scrapbooking: The Ultimate Guide to Scrapbooking for Beginners in 30 Minutes or Less!” for a special discounted price of only $2.99 Download Your Copy Right Now Before It's Too Late! Just Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Button. ————— TAGS: scrapbooking for beginners, scrapbooking ideas, scrapbooking styles, scrapbooking how to, scrapbooking business, scrap booking for beginners, beginner scrapbooking, beginners scrapbooking book, beginner scrapbooking guide, how to scrapbook, how to make a scrapbook

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Paper crafters – Leigh

My favourite aunty, Bernadette asked me if I would like to go to a craft fair next weekend, so. Next weekend, 27th and 28th August the craft fair Paper Crafters – Leigh is on and I will be going. This craft fair and many others are on Sincerely Yours, a site that is devoted to giving you information on local craft shows.

Craft fairs are a great place for inspiration, not only do you get to see and buy the latest products that are on offer but you also get to talk with like minded people and people in the business. The craft fairs also have talks showing you tips and tricks and sometimes they have workshops so that you can get hands on practice.

The crowds at a craft show can be a bit overwhelming, no matter how good the venue so taking it easy and having lots of refreshment breaks are a must. Sorry for the short notice but I am letting you know as soon as I found out. If you can not make Paper Crafters – Leigh this year, do not worry as it will be back next year and if you keep an eye on Sincerely yours, you may find another craft fair near you. 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Looking for inspiration

This time on my search for inspiration I have found for you a few sites and a book. The first is Designer Digitals it offers lots of tips and has a forum where you can ask questions and find help from other members. It also sells kits and supplies. The next one is Scrapbook Wonderland and as the name suggests the site is mainly about scrap booking but also covers things like greeting card making and sewing. The next two are Hookline and inker, and crafty Scrappy Mamas are both blogs, they have not been updated very often but are still a source of inspiration. The last site is Scrap inspired they have some free stuff and info but they also sell video classes.

Duct Tape Get WellSoon Card

The book that I have come across has the intriguing title of TheBig-Ass Book of Crafts. Below is a brief extract from the book.

The Big-AssBook of Crafts is packed with ideas for sprucing up your living space; concocting fabulous, all-natural body products; designing your own unique stationery; and creating countless other crafts that will convince your friends and loved ones that you're the secret love child of Martha Stewart (only much, much cooler).

Forget crocheted doilies and itchy knit sweaters--TLC's While You Were Out top designer Mark Montano has created stylish and imaginative projects that range from a Warhol-esque Ultrasuede iPod case to photo-adorned boxer shorts to African mask patio chairs to wooden night-light boxes. Divided into sections that include Outdoorsy (ideas to enhance your backyard), Dishing It Out (decorating plates using different techniques), You've Been Framed (innovative picture framing ideas), and Can I Have a Light? (creating and decorating lamps, lanterns, and chandeliers), it's as entertaining to read as it is endlessly inspiring. 

With more than one hundred and fifty inventive and fun projects, The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is the perfect activity book for readers of every mood, budget, and skill level.

I hope that you find the above links useful and please be aware that some of the links in this blog are affiliate links that I may earn from.

This Journey that isLife Card

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Birthday cards

With September fast approaching, I thought that it was time to show you some of the Birthday cards I have found on the internet. Why September, well more people have their birthday in September than any other month of the year. Weather this is animal instinct to have young when food is most bountiful or because of all the parties over the holidays and New Year, I do not know anyway lets look at some cards.

Birthday Card With Flowers
Birthday Card With Flowers by moonlake
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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Artist’s spotlight

This months the artist’s spotlight falls upon Batkei, an artist from Japan. Their unique style is very appealing but do not take my word for it, have a look for your self.

Batkei Art

Hello, cat lovers!

Yes, I am cat lover too. I draw the black cat as always. 
This black cat has name. Whim. His name is Whim. He is main character. Sometimes he would be a little kitty, sometimes he would be a adult cat. Cute, activity, naughty, and wild. As an ordinary house cat, as the human child. Rascal, play with the ball or his friend. Ride a bicycle and car, travel, be a ninja, etc etc...
Anyway, he is cute as your cat!!  

Japanese girl and kitty card


I love you card

Happy Birthday! Card

Halloween Card

Halloween Card
Halloween Card by BATKEI
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