Sunday, January 26, 2014


I did a single page layout of my Husband and his Brother using photos which I took of them just before his brother’s wedding. I found it very difficult to take a serious photo of them and maybe it was just their nerves, but I couldn’t help thinking that maybe the saying ‘boys never ever really grow up’ seemed so true at that moment and even though they look like men, they will always be boys at heart :-) In my layout I used the COTTAGECUTZ PENGUIN DIE SC-CC-009 because I always thought that the suits they were wearing reminded me of penguins. I also used:- QUICKUTZ DISCO ALPHABET FONT 4X8-DISCO-M (ON SALE NOW - HAVE A LOOK IN STORE) QUICKUTZ OLIVIA ALPHABET NUMBERS QUICKUTZ SIGN RS-0265 QUICKUTZ CLOUDS BORDER DIE CC-BDR-032, QUICKUTZ TREES BORDER DIE CC-BDR-018, TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INKS (VINTAGE PHOTO & WALNUT STAIN)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


This is a double page layout that I did of my daughter on Christmas Day. She was given this cute little outfit by our friends and she wore it permanently so I thought this would be a great layout to document how much she loved this little outfit and the perfect opportunity to use the QUICKUTZ DOLLS REV-0193-D.
this layout, I have also used the following dies & products:- KAISER CRAFT PEARLS for the centers of the flowers, KAISERCRAFT RHINESTONES for the buttons on the dolls dress & hair ties, TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INKS, SIZZIX DECORATIVE ACCENT, QUICKUTZ 12” TREE CC-BDR-021, QUICKUTZ LIMITED EDITION CIRCLES REV-0072, QUICKUTZ NESTING FLOWERS CC-SHAPE-6-017, and finally for my title I used the classic 2x2 QUICKUTZ ZELDA ALPHABET die set.

Sunday, January 19, 2014


I have been playing around with some of the COTTAGE CUTZ dies and have made this Birthday card using the COTTAGE CUTZ CUPCAKE TIER 4x4 die and the GO KREATE ‘BOO, FOR YOU’ 4x4 die. I’ve also used the QUICKUTZ APRON KS-0559, QUICKUTZ CHEF’S HAT RS-0242 and the QUICKUTZ HAPPY BIRTHDAY REV-0157-S die for the title which I cut twice in black & green so that I could mount it and make it stand out a little. The little tongs are from the QUICKUTZ CHEF'S COSTUME revolution die. I have also inked my die cuts with TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INKS and sprinkled some KAISERCRAFT RHINESTONES on top of the cupcakes to make them sparkle.


For the “We Have Moved” announcement card I have used the adorable COTTAGE CUTZ HOUSE die. I loved making this little house so much that I cut it out in 4 different colours and am planning on making a row of houses to use as a border for a scrapbook layout. When making this card I also used the GO KREATE ‘NORTON’ ALPHABET, QUICKUTZ TREES BORDER CC-BDR-018, QUICKUTZ ROCKS KS-0439, QUICKUTZ SIGN RS-0265, QUICKUTZ EXCLUSIVE PRINCESS CARRIAGE C-0118-D-REV and some TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INKS.
Previously I altered a mini wooden crate giving it a ‘Farm’ theme – very similar to the theme that I have used for these tags. I was very happy with the way the crate turned out, so I have made 3 matching tags to be used in a layout when I have found the perfect photos to compliment them. To make these tags I inked with TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INKS and used the following dies:- QUICKUTZ GRASS BORDER, QUICKUTZ MUSHROOMS, QUICKUTZ PUMPKIN, QUICKUTZ FLOWERS, SIZZIX ORIGINALS ROOSTER, SIZZIX ORIGINALS FENCE, QUICKUTZ EXCLUSIVE PRINCESS CARRIAGE. I also needed a big Chunky Tag die, which I don’t have, So my friend was kind enough to lend me her large SIZZIX SUPER SCALLOP TAG die – Thanks Julie :-) I think I need to find one of these large Tag dies for myself or a very simular alternative because the size is fantastic.


Here is a 12”x12” single page scrapbook layout that I made when my kids were younger using some of my favorite Cottage Cutz & Quickutz dies. I just L-O-V-E the Cottage Cutz dies as they are so easy to use and the finished product looks amazing. If you haven’t tried the Cottage Cutz dies yet, you don’t know what you are missing!!! I have also used Tim Holtz Distress Ink on the Pig, Rabbit & Bird to try and give them a more realistic 3D look. I love using the Distressed inks, i think its my newest addiction as i want to ink everything :-) I have used the following dies to make this magical layout- QUICKUTZ grass border die CC-BDR-004 QUICKUTZ tree border die CC-BDR-021 COTTAGE CUTZ giraffe die SC-CC-007 COTTAGE CUTZ owl die SC-CC-001 COTTAGE CUTZ bunny die SC-CC-004 COTTAGE CUTZ pig die SC-CC-010 COTTAGE CUTZ fawn die SC-CC-002 COTTAGE CUTZ bee die SC-CC33-001 QUICKUTZ Bee die KS-0050 TIM HOLTZ Distress Ink – ‘Antique Linen’.