Wednesday, 23 November 2011

December Daily all done............

Hiya All

I have finished my December Daily for my swap on My Scraproom.  My partner is Haley Gilmore.  here are a few pictures to drool over...............

This is the front cover and it opens up to the rest of the 30 days where you can put pictures and recipe cards and big picture, little pictures and all sorts if stuff.  I made 12 tag slider cards, that was the biggest and the longest part of the making of this mini album.

Here is the link for the video

This is a top view of the mini album.

This is my favourite page as it uses some wide ribbon that sparkles.  I cant wait to see what Haley thinks of this mini.  I have had much fun making this mini.

I am working long days now and I have more time to scrap and craft so I am really pleased.

Big Hugz and Much Love

Monday, 31 October 2011

Projects - Have A Peek....................

Hiya All!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a few projects that I thought you may like to see.
I have been busy at work for the past week and I am just catching up with my messages.
I have finished quite a few mini albums.

This is a mini album that I made for my friend Kelli's Daughter, Lindy.  I hope that she likes it.

I used pink paper bags and some retro paper.  I really enjoyed making it and I hope she fills it with pictures of her family and friends.  She made me an absolutely fabulous picture of a bird and I Love it to bits so I made her this album as a thank you.

This is the charm that I made for the side of the mini.  It's made from silver beads with letters on.

This is the mini that I made for my friend Kelli.  We decided that we would swap full size mini albums after swapping kitchen roll tube minis earlier this year.  It was totally inspired by Kathryn's Prima Pastiche Paper Bag mini album only I used the Mariposa paper line.

This is the inside of the mini album.  I used purple paper bags, I know I managed to part with 8 of them for my friend.  She has really cheered me up when I needed it and been so generous I really want to thank her for being my friend.  I put my heart and soul into this album and it took me months to make.  I think it turned out very nice.  I just hope that she likes it.

This is a paper bag mini album I made for Teresa Dennis.  I joined a swap on My Scraproom and it was a fall themed paper bag mini.  It went out today and she should get it at the end of this week or early next week.

This album had acrylic tags in and a page with pictures of England on.  Her daughter is coming to England to study soon and she wanted a page about it.

I have also made my Christmas Kits for Irene Cordovas Christmas 2 part swap.  I will be sending them out soon I just need time to get to the post office.

I have almost finished the 2 Christmas Minis that I have made for a swap on YPP.  They are due out on 25th of this month and I will post pictures at a later date.

I also have a Christmas Daily Mini to make.  It needs 31 pages, 1 for each day in December.  I am looking forward to starting this but I dont have much time it has to be sent by 20th November.

I hope all is well with you all.
Much Love, Hugs and Kisses

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Me + 60 hours = heritage mini!!!!

Hi All
I have been crafting for 4 days straight to finish my first ever kit mini.  I joined Irene Cordova's Heritage 2 part mini album kit swap.  I made up 7 kits and kept one and sent 6 away.  I got 5 kits back from 5 lovely ladies and it took me 60 hours to make the mini.  I am sending it to the hostess so I am really nervous about what she will think. Here's a sneeky peeeeeeek.................

That's the pile of coin envelopes I had when I had finished putting the papers on.  Looks good already but there's more.................

This is the inside of the mini.  You can see the fully embellished coin envelopes peeking through.  I had so much fun and once I started I had a hard time stopping.  Maybe one more picture..................

This is the back fully finished.  I had to use every bit of space to fit everything in and on the mini album.  I will make a video when I get home.  I would do it here but my camera battery is really flat!  this is what I have been up to this week.  I have another mini to make and I have already started it as I am on nights now and 12 hours doing nothing would be boring indeed.  Who knows, another 60 hours could bring more mini magic!
Much Love, hugz and kisses

Monday, 3 October 2011



I am home again for the week and I have a few photos to share with you.  I unwrapped my halloween bags and took photos before I sent them off and Iley said they had arrived in America last week.

This is the top of my bag.  I got these spooky hands last year and finally found a use for them.

I sent all the bags off with a lolly in them.  Yummy stuff.

This is the front of my bag.

This is the back, tada!!!!!!!

I also made a rope necklace from a kit that I bought last month.  It took me a while to get into it and it's not perfect but now I know how there will be no stopping me.  I have bought all the stuff I need to make a few more.

It looks so pretty.  I really enjoyed it.

I think that is all I have to show you for now.  I am going to have a relaxing week, well, as relaxing as I can make it.

I hope you all have a good couple of weeks and I will report in soon. I have 2 mini albums to make and I have just finished 2 mini's for friends in America.  Kelli and her daughter.  I will post pictures when I can get them taken.  I need to get them posted this week sometime.

Loads of love, hugs and kisses to all

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Hiya All

Hi All
I am home so I can upload all the photos that I have been storing while I have been at work.  I have completed several projects so here we go..........

This is a double decker matchbox with a calendar that can be hooked under the top matchbox.  It is for a friends daughter's birthday.

This is the Fall mini that I made for "A Lil Scrap Of Heaven" swap and my partner was Jamie

This is my "Mini Me An Album" swap for Betsy on YPP.

These are my T!m Holtz Swivel Clasp Charms "Junque Drawer Treasures"

This is the Toilet Paper Mini Album that I made for Deetle for a swap over on My Scraproom.  I used Kitchen Paper rolls cut in half instead of toilet paper ones.

I think that is all I have been "up to" lately.  I have completed my lunchbags for this month but I forgot to take photos of them.  I might have to un-pack them and take some before I send them off.  The ones for last month will be arriving with me soon.  Apparently they had flakers so I will be getting one of my own back.  I don't mind, but grrrrr to flakers!!!!!!!!!!!!

Much Love to All.........

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Guess who is getting a cold?

Hi All

You guessed it.......MOI!! My throat feels like a razor desert.  Lemsip here I come!!

On a better note I put together and sent off my second lot of kits.  I can't wait to get them all back and start making a couple of minis.  I am so excited.  I love getting crafty stuff in the mail it feels like Christmas everytime the posty comes.

Here are a few pictures of my second kit.  I forgot to stamp the journal spots but the paper is there.  Oops!! How dumb am I, lol.

This is the second set I put together.  I had so much fun doing it.  I can't wait for the Christmas one.

These are the little baggies full of buttons, bottle caps and beads and a T!m Holtz Swivel Clasp to make a charm and some head pins to put the beads on.  I made this kit a little different from the last one.  Even though it is a different group I thought it would be better to be different.

I can't think of anything else to say my brain is filled with cotton wool now.  Pray I have a speedy recovery.

Love you All

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Irregular Heartbeat and Craft

Hiya All

I have been putting together some kits for a 2 part kit and mini swap on The {scrap} Beach.  I have put together 7 kits and will be posting 6 off tomorrow.  You then get 5 kits back and have to create and album for you swap partner using the bits in the kits.  Here are some photos of what is in my kits.....

These are the paper and fibre and ribbon and lace elements.

These are all the buttons and charms and embellishments that I have included.

I am so going to enjoy this swap and there is another one like it for Winter/Christmas and I really want to do that as well.  I think I have found another favourite swap.  Irene Cordova is an ace hostess.

On another note I have had an irregular heartbeat all day and it's getting annoying now!

Much Love

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Crafty Stuff

Hiya All

I am home for the week and I am enjoying myself so much.  I have completed loads of craft projects and got a load posted today and will be posting more tomorrow.

I have made and finished a TP Mini Album.  I made mine from kitchen roll tubes cut in half and decorated with My Mind's Eye Halloween Scary Sparkles Paper.

This is the front of the mini album,  I decided to make a hardback cover and binding all-in-one.  It got a little chunky but then I can never make a slimline mini.

This is the inside of the mini.  Lots of pages.  I used 6 tubes and 5 acrylic tags.  I think it's a beautiful work of art and i hope that Deetle (Dee Little) really likes it.  I have posted it today and hopefully within a week she will have it.

This is my favourite page.  I am not a fan of spiders but this one looks so good on the paper.

I also took part in a Lunchbag Upcycle swap and these are what I created, my theme was fall.

I have posted all but 1 of my blog hop prizes.  I will post the remaining one tomorrow.

I have more to craft and I intend to enjoy every moment.

I hope everyone is OK.  Love you guys.


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

LSH Family Hop

Hi guys

I have found more posts today and my followers have increased some more.  I am so happy that you have all looked at my site.

Because of the new posts I will be giving away some teeny tiny mini's that I have made.

My 4 main prizes go to........pigglet4822, kim.scrapper, classydify and vicki transport!  Well done ladies.  I will put you all back into the bucket and add the new posts and see what comes out.  May I please have addresses so I can mail out your mini's, you can message me on Lil Scrap of Heaven.  I will try and get onto your pages and let you know.

I have had so much fun with this blog hop and I can not wait for the next one.

Big Hugz and Much Love..........

Monday, 15 August 2011

LSH Family Hop

Hiya All!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have my 4 prizes all ready and will post pictures soon. Don't forget to leave a comment and a contact email.
Big Hugz
Welcome to A Lil Scrap of Heavens first HOP!
We are a large family @ LSH with over 1100 members and growing every day. We want to show you the love, fun, and creativeness we share @ LSH. There are 12 prizes hidden in these blogs from Sponsors such as:
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Please make sure to follow each blog and comment on each post and subscribe to each youtube channel and comment on youtube video's for your chance to win some amazing prizes.
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I will select 4 winners from my comments and notify those people on 17th of this month.  Please leave contact email address.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

LSH Family Hop

Hi All

I have survived my night shift and found a good spot for signal.  Here is the picture of my prizes.

There are 3 minis and a matchbox calendar. 
Happy blogging.
Much Love

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

T!m Holtz Swivel Clasp Charms

Hi All

I am home for a few days so thought I should log on and show you some things I have been making.

I finished my Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp Charms for the Britain Theme and sent them off but couldnt upload the picture until now.  Need new dongle!!

These are the three that I created.  I had so much fun and the next lot are to be based on a French Flea Market theme.  I have all of my stuff in one spot so I can start them soon.

I watched a video on youtube a long time ago that Kathryn from the {Scrap} Beach posted titled 'Scrapbook Mini Album: Prima "Pastiche" Paperbag Album '
I was so inspired watching it I just had to give it a go.  I have made paper bag albums before but nothing like this.  I remember thinking at the time I would love for her to make me a custom made album but then life got in the way and there was no way I could afford it.  I re-visited the video and patiently waited for it to upload on my slow broadband dongle!!

I took the paper bags out of my drawer yesterday and started creating.  Kelli, I can't remember if I have mentioned her before, sent me the Mariposa Stack all the way from America and wanted to swap full size albums so I am making it for her using the paper she sent.

I will post pictures later as I have the album put together but not quite finished yet.  I have to say it's looking quite good.

I am almost finished with my give-away albums also and will post pictures soon.  I have had a quiet day busy crafting as I am waiting in for a courier to come and pick up a package.  It is hot and sticky and I want a shower.  Hurry up courier man!

Much Love and Big Hugz

Friday, 29 July 2011

LSH Family Hop

Hi All........

I am a member on a site called    They are hosting a blog hop due to take place on 15th August at 9am America time.  A post will appear on my blog and you are all invited to comment on the post to be put into the "bowl of chance" to win one of 4 mini albums that I will be giving away.

I am in the process of making the mini albums and will post pictures here when I have completed them.

I hope to see a lot of traffic for my blog on 15th August and lots of comments, nice ones of course!

I have to dash now as I need to get back to work.

Much love and huge hugz

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Bruce Rides Again!!

It's late, or early, depends how you look at it. I have just finished watching Carmens Kiss.  Not quite what I expected but it was good all the same.  Bruce didn't make an appearance until after about 26 minutes but it was worth the wait.  Fabulous performance!  I am going to sleep a happy lady.  Roll on Disturbance, Re-Kill and SecretStone. 

Night night.............

Saturday Antics

Hiya World............

My copy of Carmens Kiss arrived today.  I will be watching it later!

Here are some pictures of a Pirate Mini that I made for my Auntie Yvette Whitfields birthday on 4th July.  I had so much fun making it and researching all the interesting stuff about pirates.

This is the front cover.  I used rings to bind it but maybe it would have been better with ribbon.

The inside cover and it says, "why is the rum gone" and a licence.  I got the idea for the licence from a fellow youtuber, Roxy, I think her channel is roxycar1.

It ended up being a huge album and she said she liked it.

I have a friend in America called Kelli and we agreed to swap TP albums and here are a few of the pages that I made for it,  It was my first one and I was really pleased at how it turned out.

I titled it "friends".  It was made from 2 kitchen roll tubes cut in half and 2 toilet paper tubes.  Just in case you are worried we have a bog roll holder (in the shape of a frog!) and they are clean.  I covered them in paper and then made various pockets and tags.

Awesome mini album.  Massive mini album.  To say its only made out of tubes it got really big.

The back with all of my details on. 

A pocket that I created for a page.  I really had fun with bits of paper and tiny tags for a change.

I also made some T!m Holtz Swivel Clasp Charms with the theme of the beach......

I know that Pat Minges (America) got one of them.  She liked it.

I am going to get my fix of BP for the day now.  I can't wait to see what this latest film brings.  I will let you know what I think of it later.

Big Bruce Hugz

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Hello Blog, I'm back!

It's been forever I know but I had a car accident.  An idiot ploughed into me as I was crossing a roundabout and then tried to say it was my fault!?!?!?!?!  I had to have a month off work and then I went back to work with a different client.  The lady that I work with now is 91 and sweet as a button.

I have completed many crafty bits and bobs while I have been away.  I know you want photos so here they are.............

This is one of 6 tags that I made as an angel swapper in a black/cream tag swap on the {scrap} beach.  It was hosted by Katherine Lonuzzo.  They were done really quickly and I had fun making them.

This is a picture of the second Travelogue that I did pages in.  The travelogue belongs to Ruthie Nava.  Her travelogue was titled 'Mama Said'  You can just about make out the picture on the right is of me and Mum when we were in America.  My tags on the left have quotes on the reverse and the pocket is acetate.

This was an advent calendar that I made for Nigel May from Create and Craft and Ideal world.

I had better stop here and get some sleep.  I will add some more photos later on today.  I am waiting for some to upload to Your Paper Pantey.  I did a mini album bi-monthly swap with Shanta Newby and made a gatefold paper bag mini.

My copy of 'Carmens Kiss' is on its way to me from  I can't wait for it to get here.  It's my latest Bruce Payne fix.  I have finished his Biography Minis (2).  I just have to get them posted off to him.  I need to take some detailed photographs first.  Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me that it gets to him without any trouble.

Much Love

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

It's WEDNESDAY..................

Hi All
It's Wednesday and I have been busy with my mini's today.  I have 5 on the go and they are keeping me going.  Some of my packages have arrived at home and I can not wait to get home to see what has arrived.

My Travelogue has arrived at it's first stop..............

Here she is in all her glory sat on Tamara's table.  She looks just as she did when I sent her off so that's good.  I have no idea why my travelogue is female but she is.

Brenda posted hers to me today so I should be getting it sometime next week.

Kyle is ringing, hang on.........HI KYLE!!!!!  He is fine and was wondering if I had got any strange emails from him, erm.....NO!

I am just in the process of making another T!m Holtz swivel clasp charm for Tamara as she liked the ones I made for Leonie, Sallyanne and Valerie.

I think that is all I have to waffle about today.  I am looking forward to getting home and crafting with my lanyard pockets and trying to figure out how I can make a mini from them.  I have some curtain call paper coming in the mail for my pocket pages and I can't wait to get started on those.  I think when I get back to work in just over a weeks time my bag will have to be bigger!!

Love You

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Hello Tuesday...........

Hi All.......................
It is Tuesday evening and I am so excited because all but 1 of my packages has reached their destinations.  Tamara got my travelogue yesterday and Kelli got her package for her and her daughter.  I have just put together 3 T!m Holtz swivel charm clasps for 3 special ladies.  I think I took photos of them all.

YAY I did and here they are......

This one is for Leonie to say thanks for being a super cool hostess and it has a keychain of the Royal Wedding on it that she wanted.

This one is for Valerie.  She said that she wanted one when I posted pictures of the ones I did for Leonie's swap on the {scrap} beach.

This is one for my dear friend Sallyanne in Australia.  She is in need of a smile after some funky swaps so hopefully this will manage to make her smile.

I hope the ladies like them.  I have just packaged them up and hopefully I will get out soon to post them.  I am at work at the moment and I never know if I will get out to post things.  I get to go home on Friday and start my Bird and Flower 4x4 pages for a swap.  I have ordered some bottle tops from ebay so I can't wait for them to get home so i can play with them.

I am also in a Mini album swap this month and I have to use lanyard ID plastic wallets to make a 7 page mini with and I think they arrived at home today.  I have to wait to get started but I am planning them out so all I have to do is get going when I get home.

I think that is all I have to report today.  Twyla just messaged me to say her mini arrived today and she likes it which is good.  I can't wait for hers to get here.

Love to All

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Travelogue on it's way......

Hiya All

My travelogue has started it's journey and it's on its way to America.  Here are some photos....

This is the front cover it's called 'My Purple Journey' and it's lovely!!!

This is my paper bag and my page.  I picked the question 'If you were stranded on an island who would you want to be stranded with?  I (of course) picked Bruce Payne.  This is my 'pinboard' and my tag inside looked like this................

I had a play with some lace and metal letters.  I used a number 8 tag that Kathryn sent me and put it through my Big Shot and embossing folder with gears on it.  I swiped my ink pad over and highlighted the embossing.

This was the back of my paper bag and someone has turned Mr Blue, Purple.  It fitted perfectly with my theme.  I really enjoyed making my page and I hope that it comes back to me in 6 months time in one piece.  Please pray it does.  I haven't heard from Tamara, the lady I sent it to, so I hope that she is still on for doing a page and sending it on.  Fingers crossed for my Purple Journey.

I have finished my TWS May Mini Album Swap for Twyla and sent it off today.....

This is the front.  Twyla said she had no men in her life that she would scrap photos of so I made her a more female themed mini.

Big Hugz