Thursday, 29 July 2010

Creative Scrappers challenges 113 and 114

I am catching up again and here are two layouts for the Creative Scrappers challenges 113 and 114.

Here is sketch 113


And here is my layout;


This is another page for my holiday album. The papers are Kaisercraft and I’ve also used Woodware chippies alphabet and Bazzill die cut borders.

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And here is my layout


The photograph is Holly at The Eden Project. It was such a hot day and she was very glad to find a shady spot to cool down. The Papers are K & Co although i cut them to pieces to make the floer border. I also added some American Crafts and K & Co rub ons. This is another one for the holiday album.

Monday, 26 July 2010

A Double Layout

I have collected together all my seaside papers ready to start my holiday layout,I always intend to scrap all my holiday photos but rarely do but at least this year I’ve made a start.


The papers are The Seashore Collection by Creative Imaginations, designed by Samantha Walker. I bought these a couple of years ago at Scrapbook Sisters but I’m pretty sure that there are none left.

I had 2 papers the same but they were a bit busy so I used the design at the bottom and mounted them on to white cardstock. I then added the whales along the bottom from a border paper. I cut the bunting from off cuts and stamped and cut out the title using the Papermania Alphabet Stamps that I have used several times before.  I added photos of Martin and Me  sitting on Smeatons Pier in St Ives. I finished the layouts by outlining the bunting in black and the waves in white.

I just need to print out some more holiday photos so that I don’t loose momentum with my layouts.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge

Here is the sketch for the challenge over at The Sugar Bowl and the theme is blue.


Challenge 39

So here is my card

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I used my favourite Gorjuss Girl coloured with Copics , the backing papers are Sweet Nothings by Papermania I think (I’ve lost the front cover of the 6x6 paper pad!) The rolled roses are cut from Bazzil and inked with Adirondak ink. I added a ribbon and a button. The corners are a punched circle cut into quarters.

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Friday, 23 July 2010

New Look

After waking up unreasonably early this morning I decided to have a bit of a redecorate on my blog, so what do you think?

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

What a fab range of papers!

June’s Limited Edition Class at Scrapbook Sisters featured a great range of papers from Echo Park called Sweet Summertime. I loved the colours and the lovely summertime designs. Here is what I made so far;


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I’m so glad that I bought more of these papers as I can see lots more summer layouts coming up!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Not Going Green

I have been doing an online photography run by the fab Cheryl Johnson (C.J.) called Not Going Green. It is a new course and it’s all about taking control of your camera and taking it off auto and learning to use the settings to get the pictures that you want.

I have really learned   so much and finally I am using my camera as it should be used. I am so pleased that today one of my photos has been chosen as one of the 3 photos of the week, see here!

Here are some of the photos that I have taken during the course;

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Doddington Open Gardens 13th June 2010 086aa


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Friday, 16 July 2010

Creative Scrappers – sketches 111 & 112

I’ve been catching up at Creative Scrappers and today I have made two layouts with my holiday photos.

Here is sketch 111


Here is the first layout

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The papers are called Endless Summer by L’il Davis. I’ve used  a shield template for the centre, Papermania  Alpha stickers, hand cut bunting and chipboard butterflies and bird which I covered with paper and then stamped with a script stamp. The photo is not particularly good as it was a self portrait taken on the causeway on the way to St Michaels Mount which you can just see behind me.

Here is sketch 112;


And here is my layout;

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I’ve used My Minds Eye papers and punched circles to make trees with hand cut trunks, I’ve used punched circles for my journaling and covered some chipboard letters for the title. The photos were taken in Trengweinton Gardens near Penzance.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #91

I have entered a challenge at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge  again it is another challenge that I  am participating in for the first time. I saw Sue entry on her blog“I can’t draw but I can do this” and decided that I had to have a go too! The theme is apertures.

Here is my card;

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The paper is Basic Grey and the stamp is Sugar Nellie, coloured with Copics, of course! There is a sprinkling of my favourite little paper flowers and ivy leaves and a few punched paper leaves. The tree branch is hand cut and has a dusting of gold glamour dust. The aperture was cut with Nestabilities on my Cuttlebug and is backed with acetate. I hope you like it – I think it’s cute!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Stamp Something Challenge

Here is my first card for the Stamp Something Challenge. The recipe this week is to use one designer paper, one image and one ribbon. So here  is my card;


The paper I used is Asian Pear Blossom from Stemma and the image is a Rubber Romance stamp. I used the pink ribbon to make little rosettes with buttons in the middle.


Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge

Here is my card for this weeks challenge at the Sugar Bowl.


and here is the sketch



The extra challenge is to use scallops.

I have turned the sketch on it’s side, used a scalloped circle punch and the scallop blade on my Woodware paper trimmer. The papers are K & Co Poppyseed and the image is my favourite Gorjuss Girl.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

It’s been a while………

It’s been a while since I entered a challenge, I didn’t seem to have  much time before I went on holiday – I know that I was doing a lot of cleaning as I like to come home from holiday to a lovely clean and tidy house. Well, now I’m back and have caught up on a few unfinished project( although there are still plenty more to finish) and i will get them photographed and show them here. But back to the challenges, here is one for The Mojo Monday Challenge – week 146. I decided that I wanted to use some of my older stamps rather than the “cutesy” new stuff  so i stamped this rather elegant lady, sorry I don’t know the make, and coloured her with Copics.The papers are Once Upon a Time by DCWV and I used lovely coloured lace from Scrapbook Sisters and my favourite little paper flowers from The 99p Shop. Hope you like it, it’s a bit different from the cards that I have been making recently.

Here is the sketch;


And here is my card;


Thursday, 8 July 2010

Limited Edition Class – So Sophie

Recently at a Scrapbook Sisters Limited Edition Class we used So Sophie by My Minds Eye – who can always be relied on for great quality double sided papers and lovely matching embellishments.

Here are some of  the layouts that i made;


I’ve used an assortment of old and new photos and there are still plenty of papers left to make another couple of  layouts.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

More class layouts - Poppyseed

Over the past three fortnightly classes at Scrapbook Sisters we have had a whole 12x12 paper pad of K & Co Poppyseed papers and a sheet of embellishments, plus cardstock and extra die cuts. I have completed many layouts and a mini book and still have lots of papers left.

Here are the first  weeks layouts completed;




Monday, 5 July 2010

Prima Layout

I have lots of layouts from classes at Scrapbook Sisters that I have not shown here on my blog so over the next few days I will be catching up with some recent layouts.

This one is using Prima blooming Retro Raindrop Sprinkles


I’ve used other Prima papers in the range to make the embellishments and used Sure Cuts Alot on my Cricut to cut the lettering. The photo was taken at the beginning of April at Wakehurst Place Gardens, it was a cold day and we were wrapped up in big coats and still feeling the cold – hard to believe with the weather at the moment!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Good Luck Card

My son is starting a new job tomorrow after a years unemployment so I thought that a card from mum was just what he needed to wish him good luck!


Simple but I like it!

The owl was a free stamp from Craft Stamper Magazine, the swirl is one of Tim Holtz Sizzix dies and the rub on alphabet is American Crafts.