Sunday, January 18, 2009


Just a wee tag, first attempt at distressing, I see this technique on so many blogs, I need lots of practice I think, I would love to create some of the beautiful pieces I've seen lately, just keep trying eh? :)


anne :P

Maggie with Flowers.

This paper has been in my stash for ages, I love the colours but was`nt sure what to do with it. I have been lacking inspiration a little of late, so I was determind that I would create at least one card today! The paper is by "Crate Paper", not sure of the pattern, sorry! It was the same sheet, with plain and pattern on the opposite sides. I then mounted a Maggie stamp onto white card and then again onto the same pink. Had the pink ribbon in my stash, it was a bargain picked up on the net quite a while ago, by Basic grey. Die cut a few flowers using my cuttlebug and added some clear gems for a little sparkle. Quite nice I think, would you be happy if you received it?!!! :)


anne :D

Monday, January 5, 2009

Thank you!

I am quite please with how this turned out. I purchased these plain papers and swirl designs from Pink Petticoat. I like the colours here, the papers are "duck egg blue", and the brown ribbon I believe, came from a box of chocolates! How`s that for recycling! The little blue butterfly is from a magazine freebie. Finished off with a little "thank you" stamp. Lovely!!


Sunday, January 4, 2009


Just a wee quick make card using some leftovers and a topper which came from a kit my sis in law gave me for xmas, nice colours, fresh and simple!


Pink Petticoat Image

I just love how this card has turned out. I recently purchased these images from Pink Petticoat and could`nt wait to get using them! This lady I just love, the sentiment says "too much of a good thing can be wonderful". Love it! Used some scraps I had lying about, thought the blue and the lime green complimented the pink and brown in the pic well, used a little green ribbon to embellish along with a little flower just to add that girlie touch attched with a plain lime green brad. One of many I fear, I just love these pics so you will be seeing them again in the not too distant future!

Friday, January 2, 2009

True Beauty.

This was inspired by pictures I took of my children at Christmas. We all love to scrap our offspring and I think my daughters deserve it as they both look so beautiful in these pics. I like my scrapped pages to mean something special, and when I looked at these pictures I realised their true beauty. Yes, they are lovely on the outside, but they have developed so much inner beauty that makes them who they are. Unique. I hope the trials and responsibilities of life does`nt squeeze the beauty from their hearts so I left them this little reminder of the importance of protecting the real identity. So, the title of this page is "True Beauty". I had some paper in my stash for ages, Daisy Bucket, the colours complimented their dresses beautifully. I did`nt want to over embelish the page as I want the pictures and the journaling to be the main attraction. I added some floral decs along with my favourite stickles glue, I love it!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bah Humbug!

Well that's it, the season of love and goodwill has officially ended in the Gordon household. The decs are taken down and safely stored away for another year and now the house looks so bare! That said, I'm really glad to see the back of them this year. Feel refreshed at the prospect of the coming new year and wondering what it will bring for the family Gordon. Hopefully all good, no surprises please! I know we all make new years resolutions but I will be the frst to admit that I'm not so good at keeping them so I'll just take it a day at a time and see how we go. Short term goals to keep me motivated! I'm not going to list any resolutions here, I do enjoy some degree of privacy you know! Enjoyed Christmas but we are all faced with the most depressing month of the year January! The anti-climax of Christmas coupled with the depression of a lacking bank balance to boot! Ok can't end this on a negative so I'd better reflect on what I'm thankful for this year. My family, we are a tight little group. We keep each other lively and my daughters keep me feeling young. My quality of life, I'm healthy and enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle. Those who I come in contact with, I try to see the good in everyones' hearts. The twats, they make me smile! Life is good, long may it last!

My Maeve!