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...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kids Scrapbooking Classes and Free Supplies

Sunday's Weekly Round -Up - 21st February 2010

I have made quite a few cards this week, and I maaged to make an 8x8 scrapbook page last Monday, have photographed them, but just haven't got around to posting them to the blog... will do soon though.
However I have managed to stumble across a blog of a lady who makes exquisite cards... very ornate and possibly time consuming, but nevertheless I will attempt to "card-lift" them (like scraplifting!).
The cards I have been making are for selling in the Tearooms and I haven't made them too complicated, although on seeing the ones on this blog I think I may make some "more expensive" ones. After all buying cards in the shops is a really expensive business and I think people would part with the money for that very special occasion, or special someone.
These are the articles from though...
How do you get your friends to gladly GIVE you Scrapbooking Supplies? (and they can also be used for cardmaking.) What Scrapbooking items am I talking about? ...
During the Autumn School Term at Honey’s school I held a few 6 week scrapbooking classes/courses for the Juniors (and the seniors, but that’s in another post)… We made Envelope Scrapbook Albums and here are the pictures...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Distress Paper Edges Video Tutorial, Scrapbooking Sketch and a Vintage Card

Sunday's Weekly Round-Up 14th February 2010

I've been quite busy lately. Made a video, made a card, made a digital 12x12 scrapbook page. and made another card (for Valentines day!, although I haven't photographed that yet).

I have also made a Tearooms Update too!

So here's the list...

February Tearooms Update!

Video Tutorial - How to Distress Paper Edges to Add Interest (to Scrapbook pages and cards)

Scrapbooking Sketch and Challenge - February 2010
This shows the digi Layout above - I used the Feb SSN sketch!

Another Vintage Style Birthday Card by SundayL

Sunday, February 07, 2010

How To Apply Letter Stickers and Scrapbook Beginners' Advice

Sunday's Weekly Round-Up - 7th February 2010

This week I have written a couple of Scrapbooking Articles.

One is some advice for beginners where I tell you what NOT to buy, and the best way to start.

The other article is a quick tutorial for lining up your sticky letter (from all those sticker sheets). If you want straight aligned words, this is way to do it!

Am really busy with the Tearooms refurb, Hubby still working like a Trojan, logo and signs almost finished the design stage too. Will update you next week.

Money Saving Advice for Scrapbooking Beginners

How to Easily Apply Self-Adhesive Letters to a Scrapbook Layout

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Simple Scrapbook Page, Beginners' Guide What to Buy and Tearooms Update

Sunday's Weekly Round-Up 31st January 2010

A number of items for you this week including a simple scrapbooking layout, some scrapbook beginners tips and what the Newsletter subscribers received as their free January download.

Oh and an update on the Tearooms refurbishment!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mini Scrapbook Albums, Photography Tips and Quick Scrapbooking

Sunday's Weekly Round-Up - 24 January 2010

Well here are some visual goodies for you... I made a mini album back in December and it's taken this long to post the pictures!

Will be doing a Tearooms update shortly!

Mini Scrapbook Album with mixed sized pages

Very Quick Scrapbooking Page

On the Down Low - Low Level Photography

Plus I thought the following article over at ScrapNSpire particularly interesting - it shows a Valentine Scrapbook Album, but it also includes all the pictures in a downloadble pdf, which is most useful for reference if you fancy making something similar.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Vintage Cards, Scrapbook Sketch and Mini Pocket Album Video

Sunday's Weekly RoundUp - 17th January 2010

I missed one didn't I?! I missed last week's update! Have been busy with research for the tearooms... I have set up a holding page for that too.... see below.

I also posted a video Tutorial for a Pocket Mini Album - which has proved very popular! And published the latest issue of the Newsletter.

So I will only post the links here again for you, rather than waffle on... you'd probably prefer that, eh?!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Christmas Cards and Moving House and a Birthday Cake!

Sunday's Weekly RoundUp- 3rd January 2010

Hi there, Happy New Year to You! I haven't posted for a couple of weeks because of the house move! I am now moved and back "online" but we still have the builders in and carpets to be laid so we are still "camping" a little bit.

Heaven knows where we are going to put everything!

So I won't bore you with it all now - I'm just going to give you a bunch of links to the articles/pictures I did post over the last couple of weeks... and there is a freebie for you all too...

I hope you enjoy!

A Quote from Bob Marley? Valentines Scrapbook Maybe?

Vintage Style Christmas Card 1

Vintage Style Christmas Card 2

Vintage Style Christmas Card 3

Card Making Freebie - December 09

Simple Card - make full use of patterned paper

Close up pictures of the Fairy Birthday Cake