Saturday, 14 April 2012

A peek inside my SMASH BOOK! :)

Hello again to all my lovely followers and crafty friends!

Thank you so much for such a warm and wonderful welcome back to the world of blogging, as mentioned before, it's been far too long, but hey, I'm back now, and with two posts in one week, Woo Hoo!!!

As many of you have asked to have a little peek inside my Smash book, and see what all the fuss is about, I thought I would happily share some pages with you all.

Not the clearest of pics I'm afraid, but there was lots of sunshine streaming through the window at the time, so not a bad complaint really, I suppose, lol!

It has to be said, I am totally HOOKED!! on these little books, why is that? you may ask? because they are soooooo much fun!!!

I adore scrapbooking, and have made many layouts, both 12 x 12 and 8 x 8, which I love too!

But.... as much as I love them, and I do love them!! they tend to take a bit of planning, picking the right photo, co-ordinate papers, embellishments and so on.
Where as this, is "messy" scrapping, if you like. Not that I think of my scrummy Smash books as being messy, oh no! but love the fun of just not worrying about what goes where to much, and everything looking perfect.

I have a few Smash books now, infact, rather a lot!! See I told you I had it bad.
One big order arrived yesterday, and another HUGE one on the way, gulp!!!

This really is getting out of hand, and trying to find hiding places around the house is proving difficult too, as I think if hubby finds out, and takes a peek at the bank balance after my sneaky crafty spends, he might just keel over with shock! lol!

Anyway, no more crafty spends for me for a while, but will let you know when everything arrives, and take a little pic to show you all :)

But for's a peek inside my PINK Smash book :)
All very random, filled with bits and bobs I like and love, tickets, photos, tags, little drawings from my children, happy quotes, and anything really that makes me smile :)

I may try a themed Smash book next time, but for now, I am having huge fun with this one :) Oh, and anyone thinking of getting the Wedding Smash book, go ahead, it is STUNNING!!! Oh yes, I'm afaid I've got that one too, he! he!

I have also included a picture of the Easter cake I made from a receipe card sent to me by my lovely friend Carole, thank you Carole, it was scrummy!

I followed the receipe to a tee, and was so proud of what I had done, that was until the final stage, where I popped it under the grill to let the marzipan topping toast, only toast it did, infact a little too much!
Whilst chatting to my lovely sister (who came over for a brief visit from Dubin) we suddenly jumped up from our seats to the smell of burning, yikes! "My Cake" I shouted! "It's on fire!!!"

Anyway, after lots of faffing about, and scraping off of burnty bits, a bit of icing sugar and a few little birdies came to the resue, and it looked as good as new, (well almost) lol!

Suzie xxx :)

PS. Carole, I promise to include my layouts in my next post :)

And finally....drum roll please.....

The Burnt Cake!!! ahem, I mean the BEAUTIFUL cake :)


Catherine said...

Fab smash book, looks like so much fun and I love all that pink.....
The cake looks yummy........

Hi I'm Maria... said...

fab smashing and yummy looking cake suzie...xx

maria xx

Louise said...

Hi Suzie - lovely to see inside your amazing smash book. I like the idea of messy scrapping and you have inspired me to have a go with mine....thank you.

Roxy said...

Aw, Suzie, I barely know you but I sure missed you!!! You know I'm into smashing in a bad way, so I totally know what you're going through! Fortunately, the store nearest me is out of everything SMASH for the moment, so I'm not even tempted, but I've been printing out free journaling cards I've found on pinterest, which may start to cost a bit once my ink runs out, yikes! Anyway, love your pages and how you've gotten back to scrapping old school, and your cake story is pretty hysterical, couldn't help but giggle! Hugs, Roxy.

Mrs Bookworm said...

This looks so cool! I've been looking at these smash books online, trying to work out what they're all about.. but your one looks really cool and a lot of fun! May have to make a purchase :D

craftattack said...

Hi Sue, nice to see you around again. Your cake looks gorgeous, well done. Glad you are having fun with your smash book, too! I think the birds like my balcony because it looks like a mini wilderness! Hugs, Valerie

Carole said...

Thanks for the peep into your Smash book, now I see what you have done, I might have to be brave and have a go at mine ;)

I'm so glad that you had a go at making a Simnel cake and that it was delicious - but I'm sorry if I didn't warn you that the grilling of the marzipan needs constant watching as it turns golden REALLY quickly - ooops!!!

Hugs, Carole xxx

Samantha Wright said...

Wow this looks great.

Felicia said...

Hi Suzie, would you believe I haven't tried "Smashing" yet? - but I'm sorely tempted having seen yours!
Where do you order from? you should do a video, I haven't a clue where to start!
nice to have you back~
Felicia xx

Sarah said...

Love your craft room, so clean and fresh - good old IKEA!

Your Smash book is fab, I've got a couple and really must do some more they've been neglected lately

Rooby Whishes said...

I loooove you craft room, and the smash books are fab, espesh your hand made one xx

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