Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas everyone!

and all our best wishes for 2010!
Alyson and Sophie

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Brilliant website

We came across this brilliant website and Sophie loves Santa's personal message to her! Take a look:

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

Sorry it's taken me so long since my last post but you know how busy this time of year is and with the addition of snow causing disruption, I don't know where the time has gone!
Well last night we went to the winter wonderland which is in the gardens of an outlet shopping centre near where we live. It was opened last year for the first time and was so christmassy that we decided to go again this year. Well dispite the bitter cold it was made even more magical by the real snow. Thought you might like to see some pictures.
We ended with a visit to santa in his grotto and a present for Sophie!

Monday, 16 November 2009

November TWS Mini Swap for Carroll

My November TWS swap partner is Carroll and she is another lover of vintage so I have made this mini album for her using the K & Co Brookfield papers.
Hope she likes it!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Vintage Mini Swap Album for Louise

I have taken part in a mini album swap hosted by Felicia in Ireland, whose blog is http:/ The theme of the swap was Floral. My swap partner Louise is like me and loves Vintage so we decided to make each other vintage floral albums and this is what I came up with! I have loved making this album and hope that Louise is pleased with it!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Challenge # 6 Animal Crackers

Just managed to complete another challenge for the TWS virtual crop. This is a simple Lay out of our dog Chester who as you can see from the photo's is a big Softie!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Challenge # 5

The other challenge we completed this afternoon was as follows:
1 x Paper clip (by the title)
2 x Flowers
3 x Shades of Ink ( inked over black foam alphas for title, Edged photo's in different inks)
4 x Patterned Papers
5 x Photo's
6 x Brads ( top and bottom lefthand side of lay out)
Think we completed all we needed to do!

Yet again photo's don't do this justice!
Thanks for looking!

TWS Virtual Crop Challenges

Although due to time differences we could not take part in the virtual crop on Trade Wind Scrappers, Sophie and I have spent a lovely afternoon together making a couple of Lay outs for the challenges:
Here is our page for Challenge 1, using a template.
Afraid the pictures are not great I haven't worked out a way to take pictures of 12" x 12" pages yet!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Silent Auction Now in progress!

Visit Laura's blog for more details and to see all the wonderful mini albums on offer!

Saturday, 31 October 2009


Just wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! from a very wet Lincolnshire! Sophie is excited so I'm hoping that the weather will improve by tonight so that I can take her Trick or Treating! We only visit a few people that we know in the village then plan to get back home for Sophie to hand out the sweets to any "visitors" that we might get lol! Hopefully there will be lots of photo oportunities so watch this space!

Friday, 30 October 2009


Just come across this wonderful blog:
Take a look for some wonderful Blog Candy!
Alyson xx

Halloween Party!

Sophie loves Halloween especially the dressing up! So when she was invited to a Halloween Party at the Local Youth club that her brothers attend she was really excited to go!Sophie and Ash got dressed up for the occasion!
Unfortunatly we had to leave early as the Balloons were brought out and that is one of her pet hates so she ended up getting very upset! At least I got some photo's to add to my Halloween mini books!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Pink Mini Album Silent Auction and Blog Candy!

To help advertist the silent auction Laura from Following the papertrail is offering some blog candy. You can visit her blog at:
The auction is set to take part on 31st October 2009. Please take time and have a look at the wonderful mini albums that have been made for this cause!
Alyson xx
p.s. Sorry but you might have to copy and paste the address as I can't get the link to work!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Blog Candy

A lovely lady I have met through The Scrap Beach, has just opened an etsy store. To celebrate this she is giving away some yummy blog candy. Visit her blog: http:/ where you can view her gorgeous mini albums and the kits that she is selling.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Lucky Girl!!!

Sophie was absolutly thrilled to receive a package in the post yesterday from our dear friend Diane (Hairdi). She was even more thrilled to find it contained this gorgeous Halloween album! Even now she just wants to keep looking at it! As you can see from the photo's a huge amount of work went into this album which is much appreciated! So a HUGE THANK YOU Diane, you made a little girl very happy!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Pink Mini Album For Silent Auction

This is an album that I have made for a silent auction being held to raise money for a cancer charity in America. You can visit Laura Denison's Blog
http:/ for more information.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Halloween swap album has arrived in America!

Just a quick note to let you know how excited I am as my swap halloween mini has arrived in America. You can see a video of it on Ruthie's blog:
Have a look if you get a chance as it show more detail than the pictures I have already posted here!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Docrafts Circle Journal for 2009

I had great fun taking part in this years Circle Journal on the Docrafts forum. My theme was "Favourite Quotes, Verses and Poems. I love the resulting book and will tresure it always! Thank You Ladies!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

TWS "Feeling Spooky" mini swap for Ruthie

I have made this mini for Ruthie as part of the October Trade Winds scrappers swap. This mini is made using the idea from the very talented Laura Denison of I hope I have done it justice Laura!
Hope you enjoy it Ruthie!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Halloween Mini swap Peep

I joined the Trade Wind scrappers swap for October the theme being "Feeling Spooky".
So I have been busy making a Halloween Mini Album for my swap partner Ruthie. It is almost ready to send so here are a few sneeky peak photos . I'll post the full album when I see that Ruthie has received it to keep the surprise for her!

Hope you like it Ruthie, it has been lots of fun to make!

Thursday, 17 September 2009


My most exciting project! Having been inspired by some of the lovely ladies on the docrafts forum and also the wonderful mini books on You Tube I decided to have a go at one myself!

With some of my birthday money I bought some Tim Holtz alcohol inks, grunge board elements, and a distress ink pad also some glimmer mist. I also used the die I had with the Bigshot I got for my birthday to make the front cover. lots of tags, distressing, embossing, ribbons, glitter, fibers, charms later this is the result:
II aim to add photos of family days out etc. I have enjoyed making this mini album and can't wait to start another!