30 Mar 2008

"Little Birdie" Freebie Kit TAGS and RIBBONs

TAGS and RIBBONS to match the papers below, Enjoy SORRY, LINK EXPIRED


A new kit for this week. I made these papers and the elements above for a friend's album using my "Little Birdie overlay" to link the pages. The soft plain colours are ideal for babies and toddlers. Sometimes it's nice to work with relatively simple backgrounds which enhance a picture, rather than overpowering it...or.. 'less is more!

25 Mar 2008


A new LO for Spring
This is an extracted section of my "weeping willow" tree which I made a few weeks ago. I was so busy with Paddy's day and then Easter that I almost forgot about it. I wanted to get a picture before the wind and rain did their worst. When I see the first catkins on the willow I know spring is around the corner - usually. For this layout I used Fran's lovely paper and frame, the Alpha is my "Cafe Adore" as is the sticker ribbon and the "willow" overlay.

22 Mar 2008

Freebie "Little Birdie Overlays"

Here are my "Little Birdie" Overlays to match Fran's "Picoti" kit. You have a choice of two. A single side or a double side. They look gorgeous on a plain background especially on a good strong contrasting colour. I love these "Little Birdies" hope you do too, when you download leave me a comment it makes the time spent worthwhile download here SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE 

Freebie "Little Birdie Alpha"

I made this "Little Birdie" alpha to go with Fran's new "Picoti" kit. As always she has done a beautiful job in her unique style. This is an unusual little alpha. Upper case only, and each letter is embellished with a little blue bird. I hope you enjoy using it download here SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE 

20 Mar 2008

NEW FREEBIE! "Green Heart Alpha"

A new alpha for you, it is very versatile as the colour goes with every season. You can see it on a lo I did for linda using one of her lovely Easter brag book pages. Don't forget to let me see what you do with this. Here is the link SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE

17 Mar 2008

Happy St. Patricks Day from Dublin

Just had to let you see this LO of Buster who is fascinated by all things especially if it falls into the food or drink category. He would dip his paw in the glass (and lick it ) lol, if we didn't keep an eye on him. The pink curly cord you can see is the 'legs' of his mouse friend 'simon' just before it was flicked in the air, causing a rumpus as we all grabbed the drinks. Spilling a drink on Paddy's Day, Sacrilege!!!!
The sun is splitting the sky here in Dublin today and the parade was fantastic. There were fabulous high school marching bands from all over USA as well as practically everywhere else in the world. For such a small country we sure have made our mark and with the help of St. Patrick, Irish eyes will be smiling for a long time. I hope the sun was shining for you too.

16 Mar 2008

St Patrick's day Birthday

Thanks to everyone who left comments on my last few freebies, I appreciate every one. If you read this, 'crosstown' wish your mum who will be 90 on St. Patrick's Day, a very happy birthday. Sue in Australia, I will toast you and yours with a 'Baileys' the hubby will take care of the Guinness! CHEERS!  
Can I just say to some designers who have 'Irish' Freebies on offer. 
The national emblem of Ireland is a SHAMROCK a little plant with THREE leaves! 1,2,3!
NOT a FOUR LEAVED CLOVER which is a WEED. Thanks!

14 Mar 2008

Granny's China. FREEBIE Cluster frame

This layout features antique Irish Belleek fine parian china, made in Co. Fermanagh at the Belleek pottery which was established in 1857. The pottery is still producing it's beautiful china and has a wonderful visitors centre which is well worth including in your tour if you are planning a trip to Ireland.
The cluster frame which you see here is embellished with 'glass shamrocks' which match my 'Glass Shamrock alpha' freebie, so the two can be used together. 
I am giving the cluster frame along with the shamrock/hearts cascade as a freebie. (Pictures and my background paper are not included) and I am hoping to see layouts from some of the many 'ex Pats' and people who have Irish connections, in practically every country in the world. Even in China, St. Patrick's day will be celebrated with a parade. Download below. SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE

9 Mar 2008


The Irish National holiday "St. Patrick's Day" is almost here, there and everywhere! In celebration I have tried to make some 'usable' freebies for you. The first one is this "GlassShamrock Alpha". I love how it turned out. I used a piece of old worn wool fabric for the green background. Also, I left an Irish sentiment for you all in the download section. Enjoy!

7 Mar 2008

FREEBIE! 2 Punched Flower Frames

A new little freebie for you. These will go with the 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit. Two cut out frames, one with word art, "Live, Laugh, Grow" the other has a nice colour edge. Hope you like these, I think it's handy to have unusual shaped frames for those pics that are cropped to head and shoulders. (The ones you took when your little darling suddenly jumped or ducked, that have body parts missing!) lol. The link is below. SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE

6 Mar 2008

What are Little Boys Made Of

I did this Lo for a challenge at cens loft. June has some great freebie cardboard pieces which I used here, one to frame the page, and the arrow to point at my two little devils - (it's ok, they grew out of it!) The background paper, tag (modified) and journaling element are all from my 'BOYS WILL BE BOYS' kit below. If you do the challenge you'll get a nice little freebie, so hop skip and jump over there now. Oh and thanks to everyone who left comments. especially GRUMPY?

5 Mar 2008


This is my latest FREEBIE KIT!. It's called  "Boys Will Be Boys" I thought it would be wrong to leave the boys out, as I love them so much. (that's for my sons!)
This is also a little grungy, but the elements are cute and modern so I think the contrast will be good. Hope you enjoy this, I have already started using it with my boy's pics. Download SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE

4 Mar 2008

People are OK but I Prefer butterflies!

This is my Lo, using my kit "Beautiful Dreamer" featuring my sweet baby cats, Rex and Tiger. Thanks to everyone who left lovely comments, I hope you enjoy using the kit. 
Also, Fran did another great LO with the 'Beautiful Dreamer' kit. This time she used the papers and elements in her own Frantastic style (see it in the guest slide below). 

3 Mar 2008

Fran sent me a beautiful Lo 'Spring in the Air'. The word is ...Beautiful. And she used the ribbon from 'beautiful Dreamer'! (well, it matches perfectly and for Fran to use anything of mine is an honour!) Also, lovely Sue in Australia has sent me two LO's with wonderful pics from her holiday in Ireland. She used a combination of Fran's paper with my frames and Shamrocks, and she cleverly matched the text on her journaling to the text I used on the shamrock spray. Great work Sue! You are a great advertisement for Ireland and Guinness. And finally, Linda sent me a LO of her grand-daughter Ebony, using my Beautiful Dreamer kit. Adorable! She used some of the words from the song as the title, really lovely. See them all in the guest slide at the end of the page.
Oh! and thanks to Maria who has listed me on the 'digifree' search engine.

2 Mar 2008

My First Kit Freebie, Beautiful Dreamer

Beautiful Dreamer

Well I got through Mother's Day! My thanks to everyone who left comments and emailed me regarding my 'Mother' Lo. I was deeply touched by the sincerity of all of you. While I worked on the LO I made some elements and papers which I have decided to give as a freebie, my FIRST KIT! And, as a tribute to my Granny, who was a 'Beautiful Dreamer' that is what I have named it.
It is a feminine but grungy look and I hope you enjoy using it. here is the link SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE