Sunday, 17 August 2014

The Ladies That Lunch

Yippee the sun shone and the food was made on time and we have just had our very first Ladies That Lunch Tea Party.
Here are just a few photos of the afternoon taken by Sally. Everyone who came will get all of the days photos on disc so don’t panic if you don’t see your photo here.
But before the photos I must give a very big thank you to Maria for keeping me sane and helping me set up before hand and also a big thank you to Sally who painted the backdrop for the posed photos and helped me clear away and wash up. xxxxx
Now without further ado here are some of my picks of the day.

Thank you ladies for making it a really special event.
Already looking forward to next year. xxxx

Friday, 15 August 2014

No room left

Cake stands finished, glasses, plates and spoons washed and my house has been transformed into a sea of calm, well for a few minutes anyway.

Here’s what it looks like before all the food makes an appearance.




But I am keeping an eye on the weather which at the moment is doing this.


Oh well we can always have a indoor tea party. Fingers crossed the sun comes out tomorrow xx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Weather for Saturday

Ok not sure if I believe this but this is the forecast for the day of the Garden party.

weather for saturday

Everything is crossed. xxx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Tips and techniques

Well I’ve had 3 days with my grandchildren and now it’s time to get ready for the garden party on Saturday. I will keep you up to date with photos as and when I can but it’s going to be chaos here for a few days.

So in the meantime I thought I’d share some recent techniques we have used both in class and from classmates who have added extras when they got home.

1. Using a stencil with Distress Ink Pens and TH Air Spritzer (love this one)


2. Using Horse Shoes instead of flowers to decorate a western layout.


3. Adding lace to highlight a photo


4. Making a photo into a pocket so that hidden journaling can go on the tag.


5. Using texture paste and a stencil (don’t forget you can find the texture paste recipe HERE )


6. Using silhouette die cuts to add detail to your layout


And of course there are loads more.

A special thank you to Maria who allowed me to photograph her layouts.

Fingers crossed for sunshine on Saturday xxx

Thursday, 7 August 2014

My Butterfly Tree

is still growing and is now nearly finished thank goodness.

photo 1

The butterflies will be used this on 16th August so I will post more photos after that date.

photo 2-001

I am working on a class version which I will teach this year so if you are interested, leave a comment or e-mail me at and I will let you know more details and a date. This is not a booking but just to give me an idea of interest.

Enjoy the rest of the sunshine xxx