Wednesday, 21 December 2011


Hi this is the other page of my double page layouts using the Websters papers and the Scrap That December Sketch. I added some flowers and leaves, hand cut the Christmas baubles and added gold ribbon, two doilys and a tag for the date. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011


Here is my last hand made Christmas card for the Scrap That Challenge. Its been great to do as I now have 12 cards all ready made and good to go. this is my snowflake card, but the challenge was for anything. Hope you like it. Made using my Websters papers and a few die cut snowflakes and a tag.

Friday, 16 December 2011


Here is my Christmas Dancer layout. Im using up all my Websters Winter Wings papers, some Dusty Attic chipboard from my Scrap That kit, some die cut snowflakes, flowers, pearls and holly leaves with a couple of inked doilys thrown in! Its from the December Scrap That Sketch. Hope you like it.

Thursday, 15 December 2011


Hi here is another Christmas Card using my Wegsters Winter Wings papers. The tree is a websters digital download. I die cut the snowflakes added a stamped title and some pearls and a little train. Hope you like it. Oh its for the Gold Challenge.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Tis the season to be Jolly

Hi Here is another Christmas Card for Scrap That Christmas Challenges.
This time its for a Santa card.
More websters winter wings papers, some music paper and the tag is from Websters Freebie Downloads called Botanical Christmas.
Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Its Christmas Time

Another Christmas Card for Scrap That Christmas Challenge.
This time its for layers - at least 3. Ive used Websters Winter Wings Papers, some vellum, and some music paper. then I stamped Its Christmas Time. Hope you like it.

Monday, 12 December 2011


Another Christmas Card for Scrap That Christmas Challenge.
this is for the chipboard challenge.
Ive used some Prima packaging, a websters pages background, a chipboard flourish, some die cut snowflakes with pearls and a Dear Santa tag. Hope you like it.


Here is another Christmas Card for Scrap That Christmas Challenge.
this time is is for A doilly card. Hope you like it.

Saturday, 10 December 2011


Hi heres another Christmas card, this time using ribbon as the theme of the scrap challenge at scrap that. I made three ribbon roses and used Websters Pages Winter Wings papers and a free digital paper. Easy Peasy. Hope you like it.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Jesus the true gift of Christmas

Hi this is a card I made for the Scrap That stamping challenge. The background is from Websters Pages Freebie Digital Christmas.

Thursday, 8 December 2011


Hi this is a card made for Scrap That Day 2 Challenge - A Snowman
Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas Card Red and Green Challenge from Scrap That

A Handmade Christmas Card for Challenge Day 1 at Scrap That.  HO HO HO!!! I used a digital freebie download for the tag from Websters Pages and decorated.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


Hi this is a picture of one of our last days at the beach. Ive used Romantic papers by Prima from the Oct Kit and Glitz papers from the Love Notes Kit. The branch reminded me of seaweed so Ive used that from a Scrap That kit. Ive die cut some shells and done some layering. I love the stripey paper as it reminds me of our deck chairs which is really beachy.Plus the colour goes with the green in my dress. Hope you like it.


Friday, 2 December 2011

Sketch Challenge Nov 25th - Dec 8th

So, this is the sketch. SOUS.


This is a page using the papers from the love notes kit from Scrap that. Ive used a sketch from SOUS-Stuck on you Sketches, for my inspiration.I love this sketch and love the way it worked out. Ive used doillys again as I love them and they soften the strong colours on here. I used a template for the background design and cut free hand around it for a border. I added some lace and ric rack and a framed title. Then I just added the flowers and some pearls. Done.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011


This if from the Summer when we went to Cowes. Ive used inspiration from PENCIL LINES sketch number 260. I love brown and blue together, I used another doily and some lace, some Prima papers and decorated with butterflies and flowers. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Hi this is a picture of Jess starting her first day of her new school. Ive used the Romantique collection from Prima from my Scrap That kit  and used the November sketch for my inspiration from Scrap That.
One quick and easy page, Just layer up and decorate. Hope you like it.

Friday, 18 November 2011


Time for a giveaway here at Once Upon A..Sketch, because we are feeling a little generous and just to thank you for your support..

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Hi this is a lovely photo of one of our last days at the beach. I used the lovely papers from my SCRAP THAT kits, and Prima flowers, handmade flourish, punched butterflies, and do you notice the pretty bird feathers, also from my Love Notes Kit - Scrap That. Ive also taken inspiration from a sketch from ONCE UPON A SKETCH - see below. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Hi - this is a layout made using a sketch from STUCK SKETCHES. Ive used papers from a SCRAP THAT kit called Love Notes and the papers are Glitz - Love Nest. Ive added lots of Prima flowers and die cut some butterflies. I flipped the design so it may look back to front!  Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


Hi all, this is made using the sketch from STUCK ON YOU SKETCHES. I just had to use pink, my all time fav and the papers are Prima Sparkling Spring and the flowers are Prima too. Ive just layered up, inked the edges, and decorated. Hope you like it.

Monday, 14 November 2011

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Theres a great November blog giveaway here.
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Winner to be announced on 3oth November.
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And if you would like to win a whole box full of goodness - just follow the above link to the craft barn.
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Hi here is my other layout to my double spread. I love pink, even though we dyed Jessies hair red! Another super easy page to scraplift if you would like. The sparkly butterflly is Prima.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Hi this is a photo of Jess the day we dyed her hair! Big mistake!
Just layer up and decorate. I handmade the flourish using perfect pearls and punched out the daisys. I Added a doily to bring out the white in the photo and punched out a doily border. Then layer up.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


Hi this is another layout using the same sketch as 59th BIRTHDAY BASH.

Monday, 7 November 2011

This is the other page to my double layouts for October using the same sketch. Ive added glittery butterflies this time, and lots of flowers and leaves.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Hi, Here is a layout Ive just finished using the sketch from Once Upon A Sketch with one of my pumpkin photos. The butterfly and flowers are Prima and Petaloo. The paper is Little Sprout by Fancy Pants. I couldnt wait to start these photos. Another easy peasy page. Just layer and add your embellies. Can you see all the little pumpkin faces? Ive used a doilly again to pick out the white in the photo to tone down all the orange. Im not a great lover of orange but think it works quite well with the green and the white. Thanks for looking.BFN. 

Friday, 4 November 2011



Hi, here is a page I've done using Bo Bunny - Gabrielle papers.
I love all things butterfly so knew as soon as I saw these I'd find a good use for them. Here I used a few layers to build up the page.  So, start with the background paper and work up. I used a template for the scalloped border and inked the edges. I cut a circle in the butterfly paper then hand cut a brown border. I used the pink from the photo for the photo mat and used a journaling block for the title.  I then added some prima flowers and a handmade flower vine and sone die cut leaves. I cut out and glittered some butterflies to finish off and added the title. BFN Carole.

Thursday, 3 November 2011


Hi,  this is the other layout I did with lace. I chose a lovely background paper with has script all over it and added a cutout template in  a pretty purple. I cut free hand to make the dark purple shaped mat underneath.  I used a lace doily that I spritzed with glimmer mist in the top right hand corner. I made a lace border with a punch, around the photo. then I added a side border in cream. I then added another punched border on the bottom left and added some real lace on top which finished framing the photo. I then added a handmade vine, flowers, more dragonflies and some pearls. Last but not least I put on the Title. I just need to add some journaling and thats done. A pretty lacy page.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


  • I  wanted to do a page where I used lots of lace. So here it is. I cut out my background paper with a template and matted my photo 4 times.
  • I added lace around the edges of my mats. I made a lace flower and added a lace trim border under the title PARTY. I also added a paper doily under the badge - Traditions -  and pulled lace through the sides.  I addded flowers leaves and dragonflies. I added the title and a couple of journaling mats under the photo. the papers are Bo Bunny - Gabrielle.

Monday, 31 October 2011


Hi this is the other side of my double page spread.
Hope you like it. BFN Carole

Saturday, 29 October 2011


Hi this is another summer page from a day out in the Isle of Wight. This is easy peasy. Just take your patterned paper and trim off a quarter inch all around and ink the edges. Matt onto plain cardstock.
Crop your photo into an oval and matt twice. Adhere to centre of page. Add a journaling block. Add title. Decorate with flowers, pearls, die cuts etc and thats it. Thanks for looking. 

Friday, 28 October 2011


Hi I have just completed this one from a photo of my d.hubby that I have had hanging around since February - not really knowing what to do with it. Im so used to doing girly pages. Then when I saw this sketch from SCRAP THAT I knew it would fit the bill. So I used dotty paper because Phillip is wearing a dotty tie! Then planned the colours around the photo. Then followed the sketch. Added a title and that was me done.

Thursday, 27 October 2011


For this one I used a template to cut out a shaped border and matted it onto cardstock. I matted my photo then added a larger pink mat and placed a doily underneath. I inked all the edges. I added a journaling block, decorated with flowers and gems and added a swirl with some puffy paint. Then added the title. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


This layout was created using a sketch by Gabby - Such a Pretty Mess - for Bo Bunny
I used paper by Prima from the Sparkling Spring collection.
I matted my photo. Cut out 3 outher mats with squiggly scissors including 2 circles
and inked the edges. I made two shaped peices of paper for behind the photo.
I added two borders, one down the side and one along the bottom.
I added a swirly corner, top right. I added lace trim to the borders
I cut out some butterflies and added pearls to them.
I added some flowers and pearls. I kept the colour scheme simple, just pastels. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Today I am still working on my summer pictures. This one was a day trip to the Isle of Wight.
To put this one together I used a template to cut out the main design. Then matted that onto  backing paper. Matt your photo. I like to ink the edges so they stand out a bit more. Im into doilys at the moment so used another doily in the back of my photo. I then added a pink border. I used some Prima packaging to go on top of my pink border. I added a prima melody journaling box and chipboard sticker. Then I just decorated with lots of flowers and gems plus a die cut dragonfly and a couple of small swirls. Hope you like it. thanks for looking.

Monday, 24 October 2011


Hi this is the other page to my double page spread. Its very easy to do. Take a sheet of patterned paper and cut off a quarter inch all the way around and ink the edges. matt onto plain cardstock. Double matt your photo and ink around the edges. I have used two doileys here, one on the top and one to the side, Ink the edges. Add a journalling block, lace, title, flowers, gems, leaves, scrolls whatever you fancy. Easy peasy for a beginner. Have fun and happy scrapping. Carole

Friday, 21 October 2011


Hi this is a pretty page that is super easy to do.
First of all take a 12x12 sheet of pretty paper and cut a quarter inch border off. Then ink the edges.
Matt onto some plain matching cardstock. Double matt your photo. Place an inked edge doilly down. Add matted photo. Add journalling block to one side. Decorate with flowers swirls butterflies or dragonflies, gems and pearls. Dont forget to add a title. And your done. Hope you like it. The paper is Prima.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

85 Birthday Wishes

So this is a good layout to try if you are a beginner.
Start with a 12x12 background cardstock.
Take a 2nd peice and use decorative scissors to cut about a quarter inch off all the way around and ink the edges. Matt onto the 12x12 card. Mount two photos then mount again. Add a decorative border at the bottom. Add flowers, dragonflies, tags, die cut leaves, pearls and gems. Add a doily under the photos and a title. (I love purple and green together).
Et voila - done.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A Day Out

So t his is a layout using lots of flowers . You can never use too many flowers! And lots of pink. You can never have too much pink!
This is mostly Prima with added pearls and gems and a few branches that are die cut and a die cut dragonfly.
This is my first layout to post.

Scrapbooking Inspiration

Well I think I am up and running!

Scrapbooking Inspiration

Well I think I am up and running!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


OK Hi everyone, I think I have actually done it. Made my first blog that is. Its taken me all day but then I am new at this. So lets get started!