Wednesday, 29 April 2009

A few more layouts

Scrap Attacks and Shop Crops at Scrapbook Sisters are always a great opportunity for some serious scrapping and I usually manage to create about three  or four layouts. Here are some that I have made recently using various patterned papers that have been lurking in  my craft room for several years and needed using up.


  28th April 09 crop01028th April 09 crop00928th April 09crop 008 28th April 09 crop007

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Deco Page Swap – Bev’s Page

Look at this little  beauty from Bev for my bird theme. It is made with real feathers and even has a shiny black beady eye. I love the little tufts on top of  his head and Bev has also used one of my favourite Heidi Grace stamps around the edge. Thanks Bev, incase you haven’t guessed – I love this little birdie!28th April 09 crop005

Sunday, 26 April 2009

In Miniature Class…….I love ‘em!

Each month at Scrapbook Sisters Karen comes up with another brilliant idea for the “In Miniature” class. We all wait with anticipation to see what our next project will be. “In Miniature” has now become so popular that Karen is repeating each of the classes. Do book a class if you get a chance.

This is my Carousel book that we made in a In Miniature class a couple of months ago. I used photographs of  a day out in the lovely city of Bath last year.10th April 2009 054  10th April 2009 045

10th April 2009 04610th April 2009 047 10th April 2009 048 10th April 2009 049 10th April 2009 050 10th April 2009 051 10th April 2009 053

Friday, 24 April 2009

Look Into My Eyes………sign the ‘fession!

Julie and Karen  have loved the Haribo advert where the little girl interrogates her dad telling him to “look into my eyes” and she is going to get him to “sign the ‘fession” and after a hilarious evening at a Scrap Attack watching this and various other adverts Julie used “Look Into My Eyes” as the name of a class.

We made an acetate scrapbook page and used several different techniques. The acetate was dabbed around the edge with gesso and then punched with different sized holes. There was then a great deal of piercing holes and stitching a circular frame. 10th April 2009 057

The acrylic die cut flowers were decorated with white Stazon and Liquid Pearls.

10th April 2009 058

…..and torn paper flowers with bead centre to finish.

10th April 2009 056

It was a very enjoyable project and it looks great on my dinning room wall and some new techniques tried out as well.

10th April 2009 059

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Deco Page - second swap

I have now completed my second deco page swap - with Bev this time. Bev's theme is "Faries at the Bottom of the Garden" which when I came to it was harder than I thought it would be. In the end I was happy with my creation. I used some collage images for the faries who were sitting on handcut toadstools. The house in the background is a stamp which I have extended across the page by hand. I used ArtQuest paints (which are absolutely lovely) to colour the image. I then added a stamped branch and added a collage bird image and words from the same collage sheet.

.........just looking now for some inspiration for the next swap which is "In Bloom"

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

I can do it!!!!.......

Everyone who crafts with me knows that I love my Basic Grey collection - I love how the papers co-ordinate, even between ranges and the papers are always good quality. I get some stick about how I just collect the papers but never use them so here is a layout to prove the doubters wrong. I have used the Offbeat range of papers. Watch this space I might even use more of my beloved BG!

Posted by Picasa

Sunday, 12 April 2009


I love this new range by Basic Grey. We used these papers recently in class at Scrapbook Sisters. The first layout was copied from one of the class layouts.

This second layout design was my own. I used the Porcelain papers again and then added lots of stamping. The large alphabet is a Heidi Grace stamp set, the birds are by Inkadinkadoo, the circles are Kelly Pannacci stamps and the calendar tab is by Imaginice and all but the last stamp were bought at Scrapbook Sisters. I still have a complete set of Porcelain papers left so still plenty of scope for more layouts with these scrummy papers.

This last layout is made with the We R Memory Keepers range White Out. I love the little birds in this range. This is the second layout with this range of papers but I think that there is still enough to make some more.
Posted by Picasa
If you like my layouts, please feel free to leave a comment.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Here's one I made earlier........

Looking though my photos I can see that I haven't kept up to date with posing my most recent layouts. So here are a few to start with.....

Friday, 10 April 2009

And more cards.....

Here are a few cards that I have made recently. April is a busy month for birthdays in our family so no doubt there will be some more card to show soon.

Posted by Picasa

Thursday, 2 April 2009

More layouts.....

Here are a few recent layouts. The first one was made in class at Scrapbook Sisters using some lovely red, black and white papers. I've using a recent photo of Holly who is always ready to pose for the camera.

The second layout was made using a single sheet of paper from Heidi Grace. The paper is so beautiful I really didn't want to cover it up too much. I just added some journalling, an American Crafts butterfly and bird rub-ons, lettering from Doodlebug and a bird on a branch embellishment from Prima.

The third layout is a quick layout of my cat Thomas relaxing in my craft room - well actually he usually "relaxes" on top of whatever I am working on! Bless him!

Lastly I decided to try something a bit different with these very busy papers by Rusty Pickle. I picked them up ages ago on a trip to Ally Pally but there were only two matching papers and as often happens with double sided papers I wanted to use both sides of the same paper but in the end I'm happy with it.
Posted by Picasa