Saturday, 30 July 2011

Two more Layouts

Its been a while since my last post and I have no idea where the time has gone! In my last post I was on a scrapping roll but that soon stopped, maybe Zumba has had something to do with it as I've recently taken this up and love it! I'm not one for exercise but this is so much fun you just dance and wiggle your bum alot! The down side is I come home completly shattered and dripping with sweat so scrapping has been put on hold. I have however managed to do a couple of quick layouts for Leah's album, as well as a layout for Sketch & Scrap but you'll have to wait a couple of days to see that (insert evil laugh here!) Anway on with the layouts...

 This layout is of Leah with her brother Ben who was born 3 years ago. I would say he was her little brother but he was a whopper when he was born! A close up of the star embellishment I made using Sizzix Primitive Star dies
The second layout is of Leah's grandad, my Uncle. The paper used came with the current issue of Scrapbook Magazine, they are suppossed to be seaside papers which I would normally have no use for but found a couple of sheets which were not themed.
My scallop edge punch seems to be playing up at the moment and eating the paper, leaving junks missing. Luckily the photo has covered where this happened!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

On a Roll!

I'm on a roll when it comes to the weekly challenges on UKS at the moment. I had stopped doing them as there didnt seem to be much point collecting points when the team wasnt collecting them, but now that should be all sorted and as a result I've now completed 2 in a row get me!

This weeks challenge is set by Wonky aka Jo. The criteria this week was to scrap one photo of one thing; to use circles; to use doodling; and to use eyelets or brads. This is the layout I've done

The photo is of my cousin Emma when she was a wee girl. Her daughter Leah who I am doing the album for is the spitting image of her! I used one large circle, doodled around the edges and used brads in the centre of the flowers.

Papers: My Minds Eye, Papermania & Echo Park
Ribbon: American Crafts
Alphas: Heidi Swapp
Brads: Papermania
Punches: Martha Stewart

Friday, 1 July 2011

Sketch & Scrap and the Weekly Challenge

Its the first of July (where did June go, did we even have a June?) so it means its Sketch & Scrap time again. This months sketch was set by Jessbaby aka me! I chose this sketch from May's Pagemaps

Again I used the opportunity to use the sketch for another page for Leah and came up with this layout
This layout is of my cousin, Leah's Uncle, Simon. Simon sadly died in 1999 before Leah was born. I wont go into details but it was unexpected. Originally I had a rub on swirly flower thing in the top right corner but this just did not look right so I did what all good scrappers do...cover it with a bloom!

This week I've also completed the weekly challenge on UKS for the first time in AGES! This weeks challenge     was set by the Ric Rac Ravers who as part of the criteria set this sketch
We were also asked to use their team colours of pink, green and white; use Ric Rac; and to use stitching in any form. I used all of this to complete another Leah page
The photo is of Leah's mummy with a wild pony on Quantock Hills near Weston Super Mare when she was a teenager. Hopefully this burst of mojo will continue...