Sunday, July 04, 2010

Time to move over!

Hi there everyone!

As I am so busy with the New Tearooms, some things have to "give" and this blog is one of them I'm afraid. I may resume updates on here at some point, but as my main blog includes everything that used to be on here, you are better off bookmarking that one.

The main blog is... and I am still (just about!) posting on that blog, and of course, I have the Tearooms blog to update now too.

So head on over for more Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and general Papercrafting blog posts, along with other bits and pieces.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What embellishments? and Tearoom ideas!

I have been away from here again... sooo busy which is great... but I hope you have been making good use of the links on this blog to take you to the other blogs and all the other items I have written and photographed over the last 3 years.

I've just checked back actually and I started this blog back in April 2007, how time flies - although it feels like I have always had this blog!

Anyway, to stay in touch keep checking the Main Site and the new TallyHoTearooms website too.

But here are a couple of links for you anyway...

UKScrappers Challenge Scrapbook Page
As some of you may remember I am part of a Scrapbooking “cyber” team over on and this week it was our Team’s turn to set the Challenge for anyone who wants to take part.
This is what it says…

What Embellishments?
I received a request for my advice today on the subject of embellishments, and what to use. I have been asked this question a number of times, different types of photos, but it’s the same answer I give.Of course there are many themed embellishments out there, you know, such as dog bone brads!, but I [...]

So Much More to Come!
I have such plans for the Tearooms, but we have been sooooo busy (which is fantastic) that I have not had a chance to organise much.Firstly, due to demand, we have made some Gluten [...]

Time for a Change!
... “of what?” you may ask.
Well sometimes you just need a change of scenery! this was my scenery this afternoon, after deciding that I needed to “get out” and clear my head of numbers! [...]

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Journaling Techniques 2 and 3, Scrapbook Sketch, Pages...

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long that I have been away from this blog?! I have been sooo busy with the Tearooms and trying to update blog that I have been tardy on keeping this one up. First time in quite a few years I can tell you!

Keeping it short again with some (hopefully) self-explanatory links!

I Made It - Scrapbook Page by SundayL

Journaling Technique Number 2 - Lists

Journaling Technique Number 3 - Other People’s Words

Scrapbooking Sketch and Challenge - April/May 2010

Video Tutorial - Border Page Accents for Scrapbook Pages

Multi-Photo Scrapbook Page using a Border Page Accent

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Journaling Tip 1 and More Tearooms Snippets

Sunday's Weekly Round-Up - 25th April 2010
Hello there, I have been away from here for a while haven't I? Well those of you clicking through to my other website(s) will probably have seen all the goings on with the The Tally Ho Tearooms.
I have been living, eating and breathing the place for the last 4 months and this last month we have been working our little tails off! I am happy to say that we have been very busy serving lots of lovely customers full of compliments for the Tearooms... the decor, food, uniforms, service, etc.

Many cusomters have been been back a number of times already and we have only been open 3 weeks! The record so far (I think) is a lady who has been back 5 times, bringing a different person with her each time! A big thank you to all those who've been to see us and enjoyed their visit.

As for scrapbooking, well we held our first ScrapBuddies crop in the Tearooms on 13th and we have our first Open crop this coming Tuesday, for which I should be preparing a demo!

Because of the non-scrapbooking stuff going on in my life at the moment, I haven't written many articles and so the next Newsletter will be an April/May issue!

I did manage to get the freebie download out though, which was some free printable background papers (pictured). If you sign up to the newsletter, you get instant access to all previous freebies.

I have also managed to write the first of some quick journaling tips.

So here are some links... some scrapping, some tearoom, all possibly of interest?


Journaling Technique Number 1 - Keep it Basic

Links to interesting articles on other people's sites

Nice Layout by Scrapperlicious

Nice bit of layering (of stamped images)

Tearooms related

The Tally Ho Tearooms - Official Teapot sign!!

A Wow Week at the Tearooms

Oh My Word!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Scrapbooking vertical page design, tea themed card and just plain busy!

Sunday's Weekly Round-Up - 28th March 2010

I've been sooooooo busy, and you know what with... yes the Tearooms! I missed last weeks update, I know, I will be back as soon as the Tearooms is up and running, I promise!

We open in a few days, so I'm not going to waffle, just give you some links!

I hope you are all enjoying your scrapbooking!

Scrapbooking - Vertical Page Design

Tea themed card (BG Nook & Pantry)

And about the tearooms...
Are we official Now then?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Video Tutorial for saving Scrapbook Inspiration, a Sketch and a Cards

Sunday's Weekly Round-Up 14th March 2010
I hope you are all well and getting crafting at every opportunity! I seem to be making birthday cards a lot lately!
Oops, I didn't get around to posting an update last Sunday. Why...? well because I have been sooooo busy with the Tearooms set-up, time is sapped by other things. (there are links to progress updates below).
Managed to publish the newsletter last night, or was it this morning..? All merging into one lately !!

Anyhoo, I hope you find this little lot of interest... it includes a "How To" video, cards, the use of Basic Grey Nook & Pantry Stamps, and my latest Sketch and Challenge.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Scrapbooking without photos, more Kids Albums and a Valentine Card

Sunday's Weekly Round-Up 28th February 2010

Do you know, I have actually managed to create two scrapbook pages this month, along with various cards. I'm rather pleased bearing in mind we are trying to set up a large Tearooms from scratch at the same time!
Only pretty simple layouts, but made nevertheless!
Anyway here is the offering from this week.

Scrapbooking without photos - it CAN be done!
Here is a quick(ish) scrapbook page I made recently. You can see I have no photographs on this page. Instead I have used the piece of paper which my daughter had written on as my focal point...

Kids Scrapbooking Classes- Paper Bag Albums for Ages 9-11
I took two different classes at Honey’s school… the Juniors… the subject of the earlier post and the seniors, here are their finished Paper Bag Albums...

Simple Valentines card
I reaslise that it’s a week later, but here is the photograph of the Valentines card I made for my husband.As my other half likes chocolate so much...