Welcome to my crafty blog. I'll be posting pictures of my favourite cardmaking/scrapbooking
projects and of new creations as inspiration hits.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Baby Boy Mini Book

Here's the front cover and some inside shots of a mini book I’ve made up for a friend’s baby boy - hope she likes it.

Off now to make up card samples and kits for my weekly class in Bathgate.

5 Days To Go . . .

Hi, sorry it’s been a while since my last blog. I’ve been really busy making up kits for the workshops at the Artstamps exhibition this weekend. I think everything is ready and I can’t wait to teach these workshops.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Additional Workshops

I'm now going to host a couple of extra workshops at the Artstamps Exhibition making a total of 6 over the weekend.  Workshops are bookable on the day, times and prices are on here.

Cute Cards
These cute mini cards introduce you to Papermania's new character Tulip.

2 Ring Mini Album
This mini album is perfect to hold your precious photos. A selection of designs will be available to choose from.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Artstamps Exhibitions workshop photos

As promised, here are photos of the workshops I'll be running at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 4th and 5th June. Workshops are bookable on the day, times and prices are on here.

Fancy Fold Cards

With a few folds transform a sheet of card into a stylish pleated card. We'll make a monster card for the
 boys and a floral card for the girls.

Baby Mini Albums
These cheque book style mini albums have a page for each month of baby's first year. It's your choice whether you make a boy or girl album in class as you get supplies for both.

Flower Pot Cards
These cute cards are bouquets of flowers that will never wilt. They have a pull out tag which reveals your message.

Recipe Folder
One for all you recipe collectors out there. Turn envelopes into pockets and store your recipes in style.

Monday, 9 May 2011


Big News. Big News. It has just been confirmed that I will be running workshops at the Artstamps Exhibition in the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. This show runs 4th and 5th June 2011. Check back, photos to follow soon.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Best of Friends mini book

This is one of my favourite mini book styles. It's so adaptable! I love the ribbon spine and the internal pockets allow you to show off more photos.


Mini Craft Bio

Here goes, dipping my toes into the blogosphere. Watch this space for crafty goings-on and some pretty pictures. To start things off here's a bit about me. 

I've always been a bit crafty, but things really kicked off in 1996 on holiday in America, when I first discovered Michaels and Jo-Anns craft stores. Wow! I took to cardmaking like a duck to water, and with a toddler in the house, had many a cute photo in need of scrapbooking.  In the next few years I racked up a good few more trips to Americal, taking in classes on various cardmaking and scrapbooking techniques as well as collecting several hundred feet of till receipts :-)  Did I mention I have an understanding husband?

In 2003, I took a Christmas job at The Paper Mill Shop in Livingston, which became permanent.  Excellent! Staff discount on my crafting goods!  I demo'd and ran weekly classes at the shop until its closure in 2011.  Over the years, I have also demo'd and run classes at other craft shops and have run scrapbooking evening classes for West Lothian Council. In April 2010, I started running classes in the Community Wing of Simpson Primary School.

As well as teaching classes and demo'ing, I have made and sold a wide range of goods over the years - greetings cards, wedding stationery, scrapbooks, mini photo-books, hand-decorated vases & T-lighters, wine glass charms and much more. I sold these through a number of outlets including shops and craft & wedding fairs, as well as word of mouth.