Tuesday, 20 January 2009

I used the Basic Grey!!!!!!!!!

Now my friends all know that I cherish and adore my Baic Grey collection and yes, I have quite a bit of it. I have decided recently that I should actually get on and use some of it because I really like it and after all that's why I bought it.

I took the opportunity of going to the Shop Crop at Scrapbook Sisters on Saturday to make two layouts using a little of my BG.

The first layout is using Basic Grey Sugared range and I used a photograph of my mum and dad.

The second layout uses Basic Grey Mellow range and I used a photo of Matt and Holly with my mother-in-law when they were on holiday a couple of years ago in the New Forest. I stamped on felt with Banana Frog stamps for the trees, deer, hedgehogs and birds.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

In Miniature Project

Each month Scrapbook Sisters have an "In Miniature" class which is scrapbooking on a small scale.
Yesterday we made a little block which looks like is made from wood but is actually made from chipboard and the photo block holds eight tags with photographs on. It was great fun to make if a little messy with distress ink, vintage photo shade off course (in-joke!). At home after the class, I added family photos and I cut embellishments on the Cricut as the tags had to be fairly flat to fit in the gaps.
I think Karen may be running the class again if there are enough people interested so let Karen and Julie at Scrapbook Sisters know if you would like to do this class.
I am interested in the possabilities on making nore of these in different shapes and sizes.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Christmas Layout

Now although I love Christmas I sometimes have trouble creating Christmas layouts but I completed this layout easily and quickly and I really enjoyed making it. I changed the photo from colour to sepia and then using Kelly Pannaci stamps from Sandylion I stamped a border in brown Stazon. The paper is by Magenta and I started by highlighting the Christmas baubles with glassy accents and with white glitter. I then outlined some of the background pattern with white gel pen to highlight it. I then added in a cluster Prima flowers and leaves, buttons, string, cotton lace, flourishes cut on the Cricut and some stamped journalling and embelishments. I hope you like it.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Christmas Cards

Thank you to everyone who sent me a handmade Christmas card. Here they are;