Monday, 28 January 2013

Creative Scrappers #245

This weeks sketch at Creative Scrappers was quite a tricky one I thought. I had to make a template to make the sunburst effect but it turned out quite well.


Here is the sketch;

I am continued with my resolution to use my paper stash and I have used the We R Memory Keepers White Out Collection that i started to use for last weeks Creative Scrappers sketch.

Less is More

Here's this weeks card for Less is More I used a Tando Stamps stencil and a studio calico stamp. Sorry I didn't manage to comment on other blogs last week. I will try harder this week!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Fancy Pants

I read a blog post some time ago on Shimelle’s blog, (see here) about choosing a set of papers and using them until they are all gone and decided that as I had three layouts to make then that would be what I would do.

Usually I have this strange aversion to using up any of my whole sheets of paper and I’m always trying to make layouts from my scraps drawer hence every time I buy new papers my paper collection just grows and grows and now the papers drawers in my craft room are now literally fit to bursting. So, my late New Years Resolution must be to start using it not just stash it away, yes, even my beloved Basic Grey.

Saying that, I picked a fairy soft target and used a range of papers that I’m not particularly attached to! – Fancy Pants Botanical Papers.

All the photographs in these layouts are from our 2011 holiday in Devon which I haven’t scrapped much- (oops just realized that I have just put 2010 on the last one – must find a new sticker!)


This layout is inspired by Shimelle’s “Starting Point “- I love the stamping on this layouts, the birds and flowers are from a tiny stamp set from Prima. The little pointing hand tag was from a box of Dr Stuarts Teabags!


This next layout is taken from Shimelle’s “Sketch to Scrapbook Page” Here is the sketch;

scrapbook sketch by shimelle laine @

I flipped the positioning of the photos and this is what I made;



My third layout is from the previous “Sketch to Scrapbook Page

scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @

Again, I’ve flipped the photos around as the ones I wanted to use were landscape rather than portrait.


After making all three layout all that i had left was three little scraps so just have to decide now which paper collection to use next!


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Creative Scrappers Sketch 243 and 244


Here is my layout for Creative Scrappers sketch 243. I used We R Memory Keepers papers from the White Out range.The photograph is me and my younger sister on the beach over 40 yrs ago.

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And here is my layout for Sketch 244. I have used various off cuts from my scraps drawer for this one although they are mostly Basic Grey. The photo is of Porthminster beach in St Ives, Cornwall.
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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Less is More

The theme this week at Less is More is Friends so after quite an absence from this challenge, here is my entry. I used a Paperbag Studios Stamp and a MME word stamp. This is my first attempt to blog from my phone so hope it all works!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Scrapbook Sketch

Here is a layout for Shimelle’s Scrapbook Sketch.


And here is the sketch;

scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @

I haven’t done much scrapping recently although I am working on an 8x8  Jubilee Year album with photos from garden parties, the Olympic torch, the Paralympics, the Jubilee beacon and finishing with the lord Mayors Parade so I will share that when I have finished titivating it!