Meet Pixie our scout elf :)

Hi there blog-land! Again it has been a little while but today I am here to share with you the 1st few pages of a little book I threw together using some card stock, an old chip box, the Studio Calico mini kit from the 25 days class and some of last year’s Christmas paper’s from the Kaiser Mint Twist range. Oh, I have also used a few bits and pieces from Heidi Swapp’s Believe range – in love!!

With it being officially well and truly into the silly season we have had one of Santa’s scout elves join our family. My nearly 4 year named her Pixie – and for any of you that know me personally you will see the irony in this as this was my all time favourite girl name that my husband said I could NEVER ever use if we ever had a girl!!

Anyways, here is my cover and first 4 days of our adventures with Pixie our Elf πŸ™‚

The album was very simply put together by cutting down a big share box of chippies – I used the flappy bits for the front and back cover and just stuck some of the patterned paper on the outside and inside of both the front and back covers, cut some coloured card stock a wee bit smaller, punched some holes using my Bind-It-All and bound it all together.Β 

Here is my 1st page using some supplies from my stash and also some goodies from the SC kit.

And day one found Pixie perched on our new Reindeer Sparkles with her book and a letter from Santa πŸ™‚

Day Two we discovered that Pixie had got into a supply of Christmas chocolate and left her wrappers and half eaten chocolate strewn all about her! Jacob was rather upset that she had left a big mess and tried to tidy up her rubbish. He did however accidently touch her in the process. We had a sneaky visit from Santa while both boys slept and he left a letter and some Magical Elf Recovery Dust for us to sprinkle so that Pixie got her magic back. A quick sprinkle and hopefully she is returned to full elf health tomorrow!

And here is the tag with the day’s journalling and a picture of our little delivery from Santa πŸ˜‰

Day three found that Pixie’s magic had indeed been returned as we found her with Sparkles the Reindeer and Jingle the dog at the dining table with all of our Christmas books reading πŸ™‚

The photo and papers are actually mounted on a certificate we received that confirmed Pixie’s full health which stays closed with tiny little magnets attached with super glue.

And last for today, day four we found Pixie literally hanging with the fairy that hangs over our kitchen bench πŸ™‚ And there she stayed all day πŸ™‚

As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by πŸ™‚ I hope your elf is making just enough mischief to keep your littlies entertained!!

A scrapbook page!!

Hello there bloggers!!

Today I am sharing a traditional page that I have done to tick a few boxes.

First box – scrap a page from my niece’s year 7 graduation (December 2011)
Second box – Use some of Angie’s new digi stamps (as soon as I saw these I KNEW I was going to tick at least one thing off my very very long to do list!)
Third box – I am entering this into a sketch challenge over at Sassy Scrappers – my 1st ever entry into a scrap challenge so please don’t be too harsh on me!!

First up here is the sketch

And you can buy Angie’s new digi stamps here.

Now onto the page πŸ˜€

I have used an Amy Tan paper for the background (yellow, chevron, can’t go wrong!!) and some of my pieces of bazzill. I have printed Angie’s images onto Stampin Up Crumb Cake card stock and inked all the edges with distress stain. Β That is a Studio Calico chevron mask I have used and some gorgeous Heidi Swapp mustard colour shine on the back ground also borrowed this technique and coloured the title “grad” with colour shines and a paint brush.

And here is the result

As always, thank you for stopping by, I hope you like what you saw!!

A new baby Niece

Well, this week brought us an adorable little surprise in the form an early arrival of our new niece, Ambria. Born 4 weeks early she is 6lb 3oz and was just ready to meet the world!!Β 

Of course, a new baby means a new baby card! I love, love, love my copics and absolutely adore the digi images over at Saturated CanaryΒ and have been so so so looking forward to using this particular image, especially in girl colours!!

Those of you that know me know I generally do not do purple but I just thought it worked so off I went!! The tickets and the ticket punch are Stampin Up products – I also used Stampin Up ink to stamp these and the Stampin Write markers to jot the date onto the ticket. (Melon Mambo and Perfect Plum)

I just adore this stamp – it so cute and can be suitable for boy babies or girl babies!! As I said, I used my copics to colour and here are the colours I used:

Hair and eyes: E30, E31, E25 and E27
Skin and lips: E000, E00, E11, R20 and E04
Onsie and wings: R81, R83, R85, BV000, BV00, BV02, E50, E51 and E53

And here is the finished card – I have used some left over Kaiser paper and some retired In Colour cardstock from Stampin Up! and the sentiment is from Stampin Up’s “Sweet Essentials” stamp set.

As always, thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚