spoonful of sugar

Friday, 30 September 2011

Still time to vote !

At Once Upon a Sketch this week you can vote for the winner !! So.. you can vote for me !! Well, not many people have so I will have to blow my own trumpets !! Go and check their web site quickly and look out for the page with Gnomeo and Juliette ! And then vote, for your favourite really, not just mine !

Have a fab sunny weekend


Friday, 23 September 2011

Sketchy Thursdays

This is the sketch on Sketchy Thursdays this week:

9.22 sketch challenge

As soon as I saw it, I knew I liked it and what paper and pictures I would use. I love the result, probably one of my favorite page ever !! I love this paper, it is from a French brand and I will look up for the name if you are interested. So, here is my page...

I hope that you all have a nice weekend. If you are going to Alexandra Palace, I am very jealous and I can't wait to see what you bought !!


Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Just a quick one to show you a little card I made for someone who asked me for a recipe. I was wondering why on earth didn't I simply write it on a piece of paper instead of wasting my time, well, it is because I love wasting my time on crafty things and hopefully I will make someone feel very special !! Hope you like it too, and by the way, the recipe isn't mine but it makes the most delicious cookies, ever.Give it a go if you get a chance !!

Take care


Monday, 19 September 2011

It started with a sketch !!

My new project started with a sketch from Sketches in Thyme. Here it is...

but it ended up like this...

First I thought I would turn the sketch upside down. I knew which pictures I was going to use, I just couldn't edit them the way I wanted ! I wanted three small pictures under the Olives sign but I just couldn't figure out how to do it ! I used Picassa so if anybody has got any tips on how to create your own collage, then please help me !!.
The rest, well, apart from a few extra layers and the little pictures on the top left is quite similar to the sketch,  hmm, if you look quickly !
Does this ever happen to you, you start with an idea and it ends up completely different to what you had originally planed? I still like it, it just doesn't look one bit like what I had in my head !

Busy making little presents for Amelie's party at the moment, butterflies and glitter, lots of glitter !!

Have a good week,


Saturday, 17 September 2011

Once Uppon a Sketch.

There is a new sketch over at Once Upon A Sketch. I like this challenge site as it encourages to write down your thought and ideas. Yesterday afternoon Amelie asked me a question that I had to write down for future memories and laughs ! So I poped over to Once upon a Sketch and used their sketch. This time the requirement is that you write a couple of sentences on the picture so I gave it a try .
Here is the sketch...

And here is my take...

Now, if you look closely, there is resemblance between Gnomeo and the Smurfs, you know, they both wear funny little hats, so I know where her thoughts came from, but I did laugh at loud !

Yesterday I also had time to make a little present for a friend of Amelie.

 This little gift was an idea I got when I went to a Stampin'up party presented by Suzanne.( You have to go and check out her new blog, she is new to blogging !). The party was great, we had far too much wine and I can still remember eating loads of chocolate but not achieving anything crafty ! Still, loads of gossiping and really a great night ! So thank you Jemma for hosting it and sorry we left so many empty bottles of wine behind !
Anyway, the little gift was real a try out for new ideas for our School Christmas fair. Every year, a few crafty mums get together and try to make little crafty things to sell for the school. So we thought, these little bags of goodies might work. A few reindeers and snow flakes instead of the Japanese dolls and there you go !.What do you think?

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,


Monday, 12 September 2011

Get Picky and a donkey !

The inspiration board at Get picky this month is as followed:

Pretty hey !! I decided to use the pictures I took of the kids on their first day back at school. The pictures aren't great as the kids didn't really like yet another picture for the scrapbook !! But they are colourful and I thought they would look good with the yellow. Now, as for the Donkey, well, I am not sure I put it there other than it does look cute and it is wearing high heels and there are high heels on the pictures !! Hope you like it too, it makes me laugh !!

Speak to you soon


Thursday, 8 September 2011

First crumble

First blackberry crumble of the season and it smells good!! I love picking blackberries but this year it hasn't stopped raining so I haven't had a chance. But I walked home from a friend's yesterday and I noticed a few bushes along the road, I had to stop !! Combined with my neighbour's apples, it was the perfect combination !!

There is a new sketch at Creative Scrappers...

so here is my take on it..

I am pleased with so I hope you like it too.

I am meant to be sorting out stuff for a car boot sale on Sunday but I have just had a look at the weather forecast but guess what, it is meant to be heavy rain for a change, so I don't think I will bother !!

Enjoy the rest of the week.


Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sketchy Thursdays.

Here is the new sketch from Sketchy Thursdays..

Nice and simple and this is the way I intended my page to look like but somehow it ended up being a bit messy and busy. Still I like it and I hope you do to.!

  We have had a lovely weekend with friends coming over for Sunday lunch. They have the cutest little girl ever !
Time to get ready for school now. I feel very sad for the children. They have had such a wonderful holiday and I am dreading sending them to school again. I will miss them loads.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and good luck to everybody going back to school tomorrow !