Sunday, December 13, 2009

"As Night Time Falls" Our Honeymoon by Nicola

This is Nicola's layout for my Challenge: "Our Honeymoon", it is something a bit different as it is a digital layout! The Photo of the Castle is lovely as night is just falling, and then the fireworks start! If you take a close look at the layout the wording is very special and romantic, The digital detail is beautiful, so much so that it is so hard to tell that it is a digital layout! The stitching and the ribbon is lovely, it makes me want to have a go at digital scrapbooking too! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"As Night Time Falls ..." Wishes by Kirsteen

This is Kirsteen's entry to my Challenge, "Wishes" from the Magic Kingdom, I love the positioning of the photos and the colours of the cardstock and embellishment match the colours of the Castle perfectly, the ribbon detail is lovely and the Bling and the Sparkly Title reflect how sparkly the Wishes Fireworks really are! Thank You and Good Luck xx

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

"As Night Time Falls..." Disney's Best Sky by Debra

" Disney's Best Sky" by Debra, Debra says about her photos: " we joined an illuminations tour and saw the most amazing views of the fireworks from the water in front of the Magic Kingdom." I would love to go on one of these tours, what a wonderful evening, and great photographs of the fireworks too! This is a beautiful layout with lots of bling and glitter to really reflect the fireworks, simple yet very effective. Thank You and Good Luck xxx

"As Night Time Falls..." Boo Castle by Debra

"Boo Castle" by Debra, this is a stunning layout of the Castle during Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party! Debra says: "it really reflects how everything can change at Disney at night-time. The spooky images playing over the castle during the fireworks at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party were amazing and unlike anything I've seen before." and I totally agree, I love the way that Disney project images onto the castle! The colours in this layout are lovely and I love the little buttons and ghosts! incorporating the Party Guide is a great idea too! Thank you Debra and Good Luck xxx

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"In for a Scare" Halloween at DLP by Lynn

This is Lynn's entry for my "In for a Scare" Challenge ... Halloween at Disneyland Paris. A great Double Page layout, in classic Halloween black and orange colours! I love how both layouts have contrast, orange with black matting and black with orange matting. The photos are perfect - and the embellishments keep it simple yet are very effective even though they are not Disney. Thank You and Good Luck xx
Love these Pumpkin Man photos! Looks like soo much fun!

This Witch looks really scary!

Monday, November 02, 2009


Hi, Just to let you know that my Website will be back up and running this evening, I am in the process of switching over the domain ( all very technical! ) and then I have to make a test purchase to make sure it is all ok and then I hope ( fingers crossed ) the new website will go live this evening, the web address is all the same, everything will look almost the same, but you will see the differences when you view it! Lots more features on this new site and I can't wait to show you! I am really pleased with how it all looks now! I have quite a few items that I am hoping to list this evening too, if not it will be into tomorrow, including the new Toy Story Sandylion and Mickey Colour Sandylion designs, new ribbons and so much more!
Thank you for your patience and I look forward to hearing about what you think of my new improved store!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I have finally got round to adding the 1st entries to my challenge this month ... I look forward to seeing some more soon! xx

"In for a Scare" Ghosts of Halloween by Frances

This is Frances 2nd entry to my Challenge - The Ghosts of Halloween! This is a great layout and wonderful how Frances has taken a non Disney Halloween Paper but made it very "disneyfied!" ( if that is a word!) with Little embellishments and more. I love the wonderful photos and take a look at one of the gravestones along the bottom!! The little ghosts floating around add to this spookiness!! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"In for a Scare" The Batty Villains of Disney by Frances

This is France's 1st entry to my challenge, The Batty Villains of Disney! of her Niece at Disney in 2006. I love this layout! The children look great dressed up in their Halloween Costumes with the spooky Villains! This is Frances 1st attempt at Scrapbooking but you wouldnt guess it would you? They are much better than my 1st attempt! I love the way that the bat has been created and Frances has used Mickey edges scissors for around the outside. It is a lovely example of how you can scrap Disney Halloween photos without using Disney papers, but Disney embellishments. Thank You and Good Luck xx

"In for a Scare" Chicken by Kirsteen

This is Kirsteen's 2nd entry to my challenge - Chicken! Who Me?! This is what Kirsteen has to say about this layout: "I had just agreed to ride The Tower of Terror with my BIL even though I didn't want to ride it! Then a huge downpour came and we never got a chance to ride TOT - I left the park a very happy camper and no one suspected that I was too chicken to ride" The background colour really reflects the weather and the scariness of the ride, but I love the palm trees which give it that hollywood feel and also the green bling around the edge too! I too am too chicken and have never made it past the elevators!!! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"In for a Scare" Jaws by Kirsteen!

This is Kirsteens 1st entry to my "In for a Scare" Challenge: Jaws!! Everyone who goes to Universal Studios I think has this obligatory Jaws photo!! ( we are no exception!) I love the bright colours for this layout and the wavy patterend paper with the beautiful flower! Love the journalling too, but Kirsteen is like me and hates pyrotechnics, so I am tooo scared to go on this one again! how about you??? Thank You and Good Luck xxx

And the Winner is ...

Debra with her stunning entry "The Magic of Spectromagic" which can be seen below! Thank You so much everyone who entered, I really enjoyed seeing all your layouts again and it was such a hard decision choosing a winner. I have set the new challenge "In for a Scare" more details are on my website, I have nearly finished my new website but have been delayed a few days as my son had an operation yesterday so I have been looking after him as he has needed alot of TLC! But I am aiming for opening by the end of the week providing everything works ok when i switch the domains over! I have some entries for this months challenge which I have added this evening! Thank You, Jo xxx

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Magical" The Magic of Spectromagic by Debra

This is Debra's entry to my Challenge - The Magic of Spectromagic! What a stunning layout! The photos are pefect, I find it hard to get good photographs of evening parades like this but Debra's photos are just lovely! Having a very good spot just outside the Christmas Shop, Debra was able to take a picture of the castle all lit up with a view through the pretty flowers through Sleeping Beauty's Float! So the Castle is framed within the Flowers! Very Clever!! The black background is a perfect choice to show off these nightime photos, and I love the mount that Debra has used, which is tissue mounted on card and then sprayed with a beautiful shimmer mist! The bling and the flowers are so pretty, and cleverly cut on the cricut using scraperfoil board which is rainbow colours underneath and perfect for this. Everything blends in so well with this layout, it is sometimes hard to tell the embellishments from the photos! Thank You and Good Luck xxx

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Magical" Meeting Magical Fairies by Carole

This is Carole's entry to my challenge - Meeting Magical Fairies!! It is a beautiful layout in gorgeous Tinkerbell Colours! This is what Carole has to say about her layout: "This is a page from my 6 year old grandsons scrapbook which I have made following our 1st trip to Disney in May, although there is not much journalling on this page I think everyone can see the magical expression as he meets Tinkerbell and her friends. He truly believed in the magic of Disney and believed they were the real fairies and characters and I think the magic shows in these pictures, it is my absolute favourite" yes - I totally agree - the look on his little face is just priceless and it is lovely to capture this in a scrapbook layout - after all it is not just little girls who believe in Fairies!! I love the green sparkly background to the photos too which highlights the lovely green of Tinkerbells dress and the other sparkly embellishments too! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"Magical" - Magical Memories by Lynn

This is Lynn's entry to my Challenge "Magical Memories" Her and her cousins meeting Mickey Mouse! A lovely bright and colourful "Disney" colour layouts, I love the Mickey Paper and the black and white matting of the photos is very eyecatching, Lovely embellishments, and the whole gang in the middle brings it all together! Thank You and Good Luck xxx

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Magical" A Magical Character Meal by Karen

This is Karen's 2nd entry to my Challenge: A Magical Character Meal in Auberge de Cendrillon in Disneyland Paris! I love this layout! Karen's daughter met so many characters as you can see: Perla and Suzie as well as Belle and Beast and Ariel and Eric. And when I next go to Disneyland Paris - I would love to go here - because - just look at the White Chocolate Shoe that you get for dessert!!! Wow!! I love how the colours used in this layout reflect the architecture of Fantasyland and the restaurant, very clever it all comes together really nicely! Thank You and Good Luck xxx

"Magical" A Magical Birthday Tea Party by Karen

This is Karen's 1st entry to my Magical Challenge: A Magical Birthday Tea Party at the Plaza Gardens Restaurant in Disneyland Paris for her daughters 8th Birthday! What a Magical way to spend your birthday surrounded by all these wonderful Disney Characters and a Disney Birthday Cake too! I love the Belle paper and the positioning of the photos, and the rounded edges give it all a very soft look. Thank You and Good Luck xxx

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Magical" - Feelin' The Magic by Zahra

This is Zahra's 2nd entry to my Challenge - Feelin' The Magic! Beautiful Disney Colours of Red, Black and Yellow with some Glitter round the edge of the Mickey make this a stunning eyecatching layout. The larger photo looks really good in the center with the 2 matching smaller ones in the Mickey Ears above - a really good idea! The Title is in Yellow Glitter - which gives the whole layout a bit of that Disney Magic! What a lovely Magical Moment! Thank You and Good Luck xxx

Friday, September 11, 2009

"Magical" How to paint a Disney Castle by Ally

This is Ally's entry to my Challenge - also using my blue "Magical" kit! What a gorgeous layout, Ally is very talented and painted this gorgeous Disney Canvas for her Niece a few years ago - the photos show the canvas in various stages of the production! The Cardstock from the kit has been divided into 2 and layered, and I love the scalloped edge - very different. You can just make out the pixie dust vellum and the Silver Thickers for the title set the whole thing off nicely. The ribbons just in one corner with the flowers keeps the embellishments simple but they are still there - looking very pretty! Thank You and Good Luck ss

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Magical" - Magic Moments by Becky

This is Becky's entry to my Challenge - "Magic Moments" also using my blue "Magical" kit! The lovely photograph is Becky and her daughter earlier this year in the Magic Kingdom, which of course is where the Magic is! The journalling is wording from a Magic Kingdom song, "Memories We've Been Sharing" and the Gorgeous title is cut using the Cricut Mickey Font - I love the M in the Mickey Ears shape! The pixie dust vellum looks gorgeous against the blue background and I love the way the ribbons and ric rac have been positioned and where Becky has put the little crystals that came with the kit ( see if you can see them!) and the ribbon tied around some of the letters works well too. Thank You and Good Luck xx

"Magical" - The Magic of Sleep by Lois

This is Lois's entry for my Challenge - The Magic of Sleep! (I don't usually have non-disney entries but I loved this one from the UKS challenge that I set last week - and it is using my Blue "Magical" kit ... and babies - a subject close to my heart! I just wish mine would sleep anywhere like that! The Magic of Being able to Sleep anywhere ... A gorgeous layout - a lovely photo showing just how easy babies can sleep anywhere ( except mine!) I love the positioning of the ribbons that were in the kit - and the way the the ribbon is tied up at the top too, and the way that the 2 colours from the kit have been split in half to break up the solid colour too. Thank You and Good Luck xx

Saturday, September 05, 2009

"Magial" - Magical Memories by Zahra

This is Zahra's entry to my Magical Challenge: "Magical Memories" of Disneyland Paris. A gorgeous Pink background to co-ordinate perfectly with the pretty colours of the Castle, such a stunning photo! The title is very apt - and the photos on the little girl's face is priceless - it looks like she is looking up in awe of the magnificent castle and remembering all those Magical Moments. This is a beautiful layout. Thank You and Good Luck xx

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

September's "Magical" Challenge ...

Septembers Challenge will have a "Magical" theme to it. Please see my website here for all the details ... I have actually managed to do a layout this week!! So my example is above - using my "Magical" mini kit - the pink version!! This layout was inspired by my Favourite Magical place - can you guess where it is!!! And - also one of my favourite Disney songs that you will recognise from my blog - which is where the Quote and the Journalling come from, There are 7 photos representing the 7 lands in the Magic Kingdom! It was quite hard finding some of the photos as for some "lands" I didnt have as many good ones as others! I hope you like it and I look forward to seeing your enterpretation of my "Magical" Challenge! Thank You, Jo xxx

And The Winner is ...

...Kirsteen with her amazing layout "The Amazing Adventures of ..." CONGRATULATIONS to Kirsteen - this layout was really fab - featuring a "comic strip" design it was very eyecatching as well as being packed with lots of great photos too! Thank You so much to everyone again for your entries - it really isnt very easy choosing a winner ... I hope that you will all join in again this month for my "Magical" challenge, Thank you all once again and I hope that you have enjoyed the challenge as much as I have! Thanks, Jo xxx

Sunday, August 30, 2009

"A Day at Disney" Around The World in 8 Hats by Debra

This is Debra's 2nd entry for my Challenge - Around the World in 8 Hats - at Epcot! This is such a fun layout - I bet that you will all want to try this when you next go to Epcot!! I know we will! The background colour has been kept simple with a compass / World theme to go with Epcot and it shows off the great photos beautifully. This is what Debra has to say: " 'Around the world in 8 hats' was from our 2007 holiday, we went to every country in one day in Epcot and I had my photo taken wearing a hat from that country. When we came home I picked my favourites to make this lo, it was a great record of our day at Epcot." The journalling is great and quite reminiscent of a great explorerer travelling around the world and documenting their travels! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"A Day at Disney" A Disney Day By Debra

This is Debra's First Entry for my Challenge - A Disney Day. This is a fabulous simple let effective layout. There are so many photos here that the design is kept simple with a little bit of Bling and a Colourful Disney Title. The colours are lovely - and can you see the slightly hidden Mickey stamp? This is what Debra says about her "Disney Day": " 'A Disney day' was from our holiday this year in Jan and what a busy day it was! We met the Mayor on Main Street and Daisy Duck, saw the day and nightime parades, tried to lift the sword from the stone, travelled on a riverboat, had a character dining dinner at Liberty Tree tavern, saw the castle lit up with its Christmas lights and stayed for the fireworks." Wow - what alot they managed to do!! Thank You and Good Luck xx

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"A Day at Disney" Disneyland California by Karen

This is Karen's entry to my Challenge - A Day at Disneyland in California! This is a fabulous layout which documents their whole day - and what alot they managed to do -Karen describes their typical Disney Day: "Character breakfast in Goofy's Kitchen, obligatory photo with Mickey and Walt, first ride is always It's A Small World, lunch in Toontown, meeting Mickey in his house, Toy Story Mania - great ride! - meeting Silvermist, finished off with a Princess meal in Ariel's Grotto!" I love the way that the photos are presented in this all the way round the Mickey ears in the middle, and your eye is therefore also drawn towards the journalling in the centre, Lovely typical Disney colours, and bling on the Mickey Ears too! Thank You and Good Luck xx

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"A Day at Disney" A Day at Discovery Cove by Alison

This is Alison's 2nd entry to my Challenge: A Day at Discovery Cove (SeaWorld) This is a beautiful layout and it is so bright and colourful in red and green with the blue coming in from the water in the photos! I love the little fishes paper at the bottom. I would love to swim with the Dolphins one day - this looks like such a fantastic serene place away from the usual hustle and bustle of the theme parks! The rounded edges to all the photos and quotes are lovely and the font for the title goes really well. Most of all I love the journalling chosen to really reflect this Wonderful day that Alison had at Discovery Cove! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"A Day at Disney" The Studios by Rachel

This is Rachel's 2nd entry to my Blog - The Studios! - MGM Studios in WDW. I love this double page layout - The first side shows the classic Mickey Sorceror hat and underneath a series of photos from popular rides, I love the Title going in a curve like that with "Disney MGM" coloured Bling underneath - it looks very effective. The 2nd page is crammed with photos of their day: Rides, characters and more! The whole thing really captures the essence of the Studios and again - the little stars down the side and the gems again tie the whole thing in together nicely. Thank You and Good Luck xx

"A Day at Disney" Around The World in Just 1 Day by Rachel

This is Rachel's 1st entry to my Challenge -"Around The World in Just One Day" - Epcot Worldshowcase! A fantastic layout with so many photos! I think there must be a photo from each country around the world showcase! The black background sets off the photos nicely and the colour from the embellishments tie in with the photos to reflect how colourful the World Showcase is! I love the Mickey Lettering too! Thank You and Good Luck xx

Saturday, August 15, 2009

"A Day at Disney" Around the World in 80 Mins by Kirsteen

This is Kirsteen's 4th entry - and where else can you go "Around The World in 80 Minutes "... well - Epcot World Showcase of course!!! This wonderful layout although it has a plain classic Disney black background the composition is very bright and colourful - the flowers are a lovely touch - as there are so many plants and flowers in Epcot! And they also match the hat in the photo too!! I love the use of the pressed pennies - makes very different and unusual embellishments. So many photos here showing what a wonderful time they all had! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"A Day at Disney" Magic Kingdom - 1st Day Ever! By Kirsteen

This is Kirsteens 3rd entry - Magic Kingdom in August 2005 - this was their very first day ever at the Magic Kingdom!!! What a "Magical" Place to start with!! This is a brilliant layout with careful positioning of the photos to span both sides of the layout. I love the postcard which has been used to hold the brochures and tickers - a wonderful idea. The photos are lovely too - capturing Cinderella's castle and the surrounding gardens. A little bit of bling along the top gives it a little Disney sparkle! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"A Day at Disney" The Amazing Adventures of ... By Kirsteen

This is Kirsteen's 2nd entry: The Amazing Adventures of ... documenting a Day in the Islands of Adventure - in a fantastic Comic Strip style! This is certainly an "Amazing" layout - the photos capture the essence of the main themes of the park and the sizing and positioning of the great photos works really well with the black matting and the white background. Thank You and Good Luck xx

"A Day at Disney" Gatorland by Kirsteen

This is Kirsteens 1st entry to my Challenge: Gatorland - Orlando's oldest Theme Park. This is a stunning layout - I love the textured cardstock - the green is very striking against the yellow of the journalling. The lettering on the journalling is very neat and precise and the shading adds a lovely touch. Even the wrist band is incorporated along with a postcard - which is great to see used as embellishments. I also love the way it looks as though a gator has had a bite out of the photos!!! The photos are fantastic! Thank You and Good Luck xx

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"A Day at Disney" - Day at the Movies by Becky

This is Becky's entry for my challenge " A Day at the Movies". Great "MGM" colours used for this layout and I love the cute Mickey embellishment with the camera. The journalling documents all that they did and the fun that they had which can be seen in the photos. Again - like before the rounded corners are a lovely touch. The title stickers with the little stars match Mickey's hat perfectly as does the bling gems which are really lovely - great to see a little bit of sparkle in a layout! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"A Day at Disney" - The Magic of Disney by Alison

This is my 1st entry to my Challenge this month "The Magic of Disney" by Alison. I love the circular cardstock in white against the lovely blue background - perfect colours to go with the Donald embellishment and the parade. Documenting a day at the Animal Kingdom and I really love the rounded corners of the photos and the positioning of them down the side of a larger photo works really well. The lettering is cut using a Cricut - Mickey Font which is perfect for this layout! Thank You and Good Luck xx

Friday, July 31, 2009

And the Winner is ...

Julia! With her "Light Years Away" layout... we loved the fun photos, the bright Toy Story colours and the embellishements too ... Thank you very much again to everyone who has entered, the standard is always so high and it is really hard to choose! I love running the challenge and without any layouts it wouldnt be possible! The prizes and discount codes have been sent to everyone so if you have not received it yet then please let me know... I am off on holiday tomorrow so I hope to have some layouts for my new challenge to add when I get back!!! That is all from me for the moment as I have all my packing to do now! Thanks again everyone, Jo xxx

AUGUST KIT "Seaside" On Sale Now!!

My kit for August is called "Seaside" - very simply inspired by my forthcoming holiday by the sea ( it will probably rain but never mind!). Bucket and spade colours, Sun, Sea, Sand and Seashells - it contains all that you need for your Beachy layouts! Perfect for all ages so your children can join in too! Priced at only £9.99 it is a saving of nearly £3 buying the kit rather than the individual items!

There are lots of beautiful ribbons in the kit for you to use, in satin and dotty grossgrain

Lots of beautiful embellishments, stickers, and die cuts to enhance your layouts, all photorealistic to compliment your creations!

Anyway - I hope you like it!



Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Pixar Pals" Best of Friends by Hayley

This is Hayley's entry for my Challenge - Best of Friends taken in WDW last year during the parade. It is a great layout and it is lovely to see Bullseye too!! The title is very apt and I love the longer photos rather than the traditional size. The Toy Story tags are perfect for this layout and I love the colours too - very "cowboy"!! Yee Hah!! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"Pixar Pals" Pizza Planet DLP by Diane

This is Diane's 2nd entry to my Challenge - Pizza Planet with Jessie and Woody at Disneyland Paris!! Diane says: "The kids were starving so we went to the first place we could find open. Eating pizza has never taken them so long. There were only three families in the whole restaurant so everyone had a great time with Woody and Jessie." well how lucky are they! I have been to DLP 8 times and always visit the Pizza Planet and never seen any characters in there - what a great time they had! I love the sparkly background to the photos and the postioning of the photos works well with the jolees embellishments. I love the Pizza Planet sign too! Underneath you can see close up photos of the title and the journalling! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"Pixar Pals" Downtown Disney by Diane

This is Diane's 1st entry for my Challenge ... This great layout is Downtown Disney on their very first day in WDW on their very first visit! and what a great place to find yourself in on your first morning than by these great Toy Story characters!! I love the title which are metal effect peel offs by papermania on a silver foil background - very effective - close up below! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"Pixar Pals" Incredibles by Loralee

This is Loralee's entry to my challenge - The Incredibles - this is what Loralee has to say about her layout "We were waiting for a pic with the Robinsons and Mr I came over and waved his fist at them. He was flexing his muscles and pointing at them. They had previously "gate crashed" one of his pics apparently." A great story! Love the journalling on this one too! The paper behind a few of the photos is a great way to mix plain and patterned together - an "incredible" layout!! Thank You and Good Luck xx

"Pixar Pals" - Feeling Dizzy? by Jayne

This is Jayne's 2nd entry - with a great appropriate title for this DLP Cars Rally ride! Yes - it makes you VERY dizzy!! I love the bling round the photos - perfect for a bit of glamour at the studios! The positioning of the photos works really well around the title and embellishments, Jayne is in the Car along with her brother and then they all had photos with the other characters. ( Jayne is Diane's Daughter who sometimes enters my challenges too). Thank You and Good Luck xx

"Pixar Pals" MGM Parade - Toy Story by Jayne

This is Jayne's 1st entry to my challenge - from the Stars and Cars parade in MGM in 2007 - one of their favourite parades and shows all the great Toy Story Characters. A lovely layout with perfect colour scheme to match the army men - love the use of the Toy Story paper cut into the strips, and the peel off lettering in those bright colours is very effective. Thank You and Good Luck xx