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About Me

Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

My little place on the web

This blog is just that, my little place on the web.You will find my daily (or not so daily, hehe)life, my love for my new vegetable garden, baking, photography and my scrapbooking!

My Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a way of life for me now.It has been for over 4 years. I love journaling, taking photos of my family and love colour and texture, these are all part of my everyday life and scrapbooking.

Challenge and Giveaway!

blogged by me domestic goddess On 3/31/2010 07:59:00 PM 24 lovely comments
Today over at the Nikki Sivils blog we are having a challenge, a sketch challenge provided by me.
I just love all the different interpretations of the sketch, and all using gorgeous Nikki Sivils product.

Check out the sketch challenge here. You have until April 30th to play along.

And I have some Nikki Sivils product to give away on my blog.

1 x 6" x 6" Henry's Brilliance paper pad
1 x Blue Bees sticker set
1 x Blu Burlap buttons
1 x Owl chipboard album

All you have to do is leave your name below on  Mister Linky, by Friday Midnight GMT, and I will draw a winner on Saturday!

Good luck
Anna x


Early Bird

blogged by me domestic goddess On 3/30/2010 04:45:00 PM 8 lovely comments
I adore Cosmo Crickets Early Bird collection from last season.

On Sunday I taught at my local crop and used Early Bird to teach a layout and a card. This layout was inspired by a layout I had seen in Scrapbook Trends UK. I loved the idea of the paper strips; great idea for using up your scraps!

Here is my layout :

Supplies : Cosmo Cricket Early bird papers and paper strips, Prima flowers, Cosmo Cricket buttons, Jillibean Soup journaling card, Bazzill cardstock

The photo is a self timed on a rock photo from our holiday last Easter in Provence. there is not a photo from our holiday that I dont love, the light and colours were just beautiful!

Here is a quick card I made using some scraps;

Thanks for stopping by, tomorrow I will have a Nikki Sivils giveaway!
Anna x


Pencil Lines

blogged by me domestic goddess On 3/29/2010 05:34:00 PM 2 lovely comments
Yesterday Pencil Lines went live with sketch 180 and Jodie Butler. Do pop over too see what the very talented design team did with this weeks sketch provided by me!

Here is my layout :

as you can see I played with my Tattered Angels again!

Completley fallen in love with my new butterfly punch which embosses as well!

that cute hand painted button is by Such Sweet Tierney

more butterflies!

Supplies : Kenner Road kit, Tim Holtz bingo tickets, Tattered Angels, Butterfly punch, Hambly overlay, Such Sweet Tierney button, twine

This photo was taken last Summer at our annual summer party/golf tournament! I used Pioneer Woman's sunshine action on the photo.; loving this action right now.

For digital scrappers, here is the template to download

Thanks for stopping by
Anna x


Victoria Street Pt2

blogged by me domestic goddess On 3/28/2010 06:31:00 PM 5 lovely comments
Apologies for not having this posted yesterday, I came down with an awful tummy upset and was not feeling good at all. A good nights rest and I felt as good as normal this morning! Thankfully, as I had my local crop today.

Anyways, this is very picture heavy! Here is my house mini book using Nikki Sivils Victoria Street.

used Prima packaging to make the "doors"

I am going to turn the Claudine Helmuth paper dresses in to "poppets" of the girls

Used a Heidi Swapp Chandelier stamp

Supplies : Nikki Sivils Victoria Street pattern paper, Nikki Sivils Victoria Street diecuts, Nikki Sivils chipboard album,Nikki Sivils burlap buttons,  Ranger Ink, Love Elsie jellie embellishments, twine, Tim Holtz bingo tickets, Heid Swapp stamp, Kaiser Craft pearls, Bazzill cardstock

Here is a cute key wall hanging I made, using a house chipboard and Victoria Street papers.

(modelled by Lilly)

Finally a card using leftovers sitting on my desk!

I hope you enjoyed taking a trip down Nikki Sivils Victoria Street with me. This collection can be purchased at Sarah's Cards.

Thanks for stopping by
Anna x


Victoria's Street

blogged by me domestic goddess On 3/26/2010 09:53:00 PM 4 lovely comments
Today I am sharing some sneak peaks of an album (I will share in full tomorrow) using Nikki Sivils Victoria's Street, from last season.

I love my home, I love interior design ( I was an Interior Designer before I had the girls), I love my knick knacks, so this collection pulls at my heart strings; especially as it is in my favourite home decor colours, creams and browns!
Nikki Sivils has a fantatsic range of chipboard mini albums all 6" x 6" in size. I used the house for my album, predictably!

(in progress)

What I also love about Nikki's albums are they are NOT pre holed, which means you can use the chipboard shape on its own or add to a layout. I will have a cute wall hanging to share with you tomorrow using a chipboard only shape.

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow with details of my album in full, and more from Victoria's Street.
Anna x


My Sweet Cherry Pie

blogged by me domestic goddess On 3/24/2010 06:38:00 PM 9 lovely comments
Today I am sharing some projects using Nikki Sivils "My Sweet Cherry Pie". This collection is from Nikki Sivils last season releases and is available to buy here in the UK from Sarah's Cards.

I love this collection, it is so cute and versatile!

Sue has used My Sweet Chery Pie collection for her layout below (as seen above). I love the way she cut "Cherry Blast" paper as a corner embelishment.

Sprinkles by Sue Deacon -  Papers Nikki Sivils My Sweet Cherry Pie, Warm Brads Nikki Sivils, Flag Nikki Sivils, Diecut Nikki Sivils

I made a card and pocket using My Sweet Cherry Pie.

I used my silhoutte cutting machine to make the scalloped card. I cut strips of pattern paper form My Sweet Cherry Pie collection, layerd them onto my card and added a length of ribbon.

Supplies : Cardstock Worldwin papers, pattern paper Nikki Sivils, Diecut Nikki Sivils, brads Nikki Sivils, ribbon

Using a scalloped punch, I punched a diecut form the My Sweet Cherry Pie diecut sheet and placed a brad from the warm brads collection in the middle. I popped the diecut onto my card using a foam pad. Finally a stamped a sentiment to the front of my card.

My second project is a pocket. I used my silhoutte to cut a shaped pocket using "Cherry Tree".

Supplies : Pattern paper Nikki Sivils, Diecuts Nikki Sivils, Brads Nikki Sivils, Flowers Prima Marketing, ribbon

I then decorated the front of my pocket with diecuts, ribbon and flowers. Finally I added 2 brads from the Warm Brads collection and wrapped ribbon to close.

I hope you enjoyed the projects I shared with you. I will be back tomorrow with another favourite collection!
Thanks for stopping by
Anna x