Saturday, 11 August 2012

Summer Days

Right this is the last post I promise and won't be on here for atleast a week so you'll get a break from me then lol, just thought would get everything on while I've got time and got things to post. Something to do while I watch the Olympics.

Anyways this is the scrapbook page I completed today, from start to finish I might add!!! I can't claim all the credit though I had a fab sketch to follow (see below) the pictures are from a week away in Llangollen we went down to the river nearly every day so we could keep cool cos it was a scorcher of a summer and got a bit warm in the caravan lol.

I added the mist just to the main paper to break up the pattern a bit, the finer bits of the mist haven't shown up on the photo very well but it's not as patchy in real life lol.

I love the little mini alpha stickers I've used them as part of the title as I didn't have much space and to add the place and date too. The flowers and words came in the pack of paper and the scalloped border was hand-drawn and hand-cut.

Supplies: 'Punch of Colour' Papers by CG Essentials (free with Scrapbook Magazine), Thickers by American Crafts (from Scrapagogo Kit), Mini Alpha Stickers by My Little Shoebox, Black Ink Pad, 'Meadow Lush' Cosmic Shimmer Mist

 I would like to enter this layout in the following challenges...

Sketches with a Twist August - Twist use mist or paint

Right thank you for bareing with me through all those posts I will leave you in peace now XOX

Grown-up Shoes

This is one of my favourite layouts - I scraplifted one of my layouts for this one, the circles and photo and title placement are the same on both layouts but for this one I added some swirls for decoration - I used the negative that was left behind from a Cosmo Cricket Die-Cut Sheet to draw the shapes and then cut them by hand. I inked the edges of everything to age is a little. Love the way the colours work together especially as they're not my usual colours.

Supplies: Paper by Me and My Big Ideas, Black Card by Doodlebug, Cream Card by Papermania, Gold Paper by The Paper Shop, Rub-ons by WHSmiths, Foam Letter Stamps, Black Ink Pad, Bronze Ink Pad

I would like to enter this in the following challenge...

Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 167 - Going Around in Circles

Right onto my last post (it will the last one I promise) XOX

Penny Black Bears are Back :)

It's our friends' little girl's First Birthday in just over a week (I think - best check that lol) I'd meant to use my Penny Black Bear Blank Stamps for her new baby card but I couldn't find them at the time so I made sure that I found them in time for her first birthday card. I was just going to put the number '1' in one of the squares but that meant only using one of the bears and he would have been lonely so I spelt the word instead so he could have a friend on the card lol. 

I found all the free papers that have come with my craft magazines over the years - I had a folder full of them so I've been trying to use some of them up, the colours of this paper was perfect for a girly card, reminds me of raspberry ripple ice cream lol.

Supplies: 'Bear Blank 2' & 'Bear Blank 3' Stamps by Penny Black, 'Simple Pleasures' Paper by Kay Miller Designs (free with Scrapbook Magazine), Promarkers, Paint Marker, Raspberry Ink Pad, White Ribbon

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge....

Penny Black Saturday Challenge August - Double the Trouble (use 2 different Penny Black Images)

Right two more posts to go... XOX

Down on the Farm

I was made up when I saw the title of the challenge on the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog...
We used to go away in our caravan for lots of weekends away when I was younger and one of my friends from uni also lived on a farm so I've got albums full of farm pictures, but I had to use these pictures of triplet lambs that needed to be bottle fed, they were named Miss Piggy, Kermit and Gonzo - AKA the Muppets. I had rather a lot of close up pictures of them so had to find a way of getting lots of them on a layout without having pages and pages to do, then I noticed my square punch - not used that in a while but i will def be coming out again soon to do a similar layout.

Supplies: Cardstock by Doodlebug, Pink Glitter Cardstock from The Paper Shop, Rub-ons by Doodlebug

I would like to enter this layout in the following challenge

Sorry but that's not the last of me for today...XOX

Time to take it easy

Yay the sun is finally out (well it was lol), managed to get some crafting done this morning including a scrapbook page from start to finish - now that doesn't happen very often so am very appreciative when pages just seen to come together without too much work. Also managed to get this card done for one of our friends. I kept the colours quite simple but couldn't resist adding a bit of glitter to the front of the high-tops.


 And a close-up - I love this stamp - it just reminds me of summer, probably from travelling round Australia lugging my backpack round lol. But also of kicking shoes off at the beach or the park

Supplies: 'The High-Top' Stamp by Ladybug Crafts Ink, 'Serendipity' Papers by Hot Off the Press (free with Scrapbook Magazine), White Ribbon, Pink Ink Pad, Sugar-Coating by Doodlebug

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...

Right will be back in a mo with some more creations... thought best get them all on while I've got the chance because over to my boyfriend's for a few days next week and will probably forget to post and will miss the challenge deadlines so I will apologise in advance for boring you with so many posts in one day lol XOX