Sunday, 17 February 2013

Camping Companions

After a week of mainly card making I managed to get some quick scrapping done this morning. Each month in the Tag-a-longs on UKS we have a team sketch to inspire us. This months sketch was set by the lovely Caz

I tend to struggle with layouts needing more than two photos but luckily I had three photos which fitted the bill perfectly.

These photos were taken last summer when we had a short camping trip to nearby Wing Hall a lovely campsite close to Rutland Water which is far enough away when we want a break but not too far if it pees it down lol! It states on their website that they have free range chickens roaming the grounds (luckily no eggs have been found in our tent yet lol!) but on this occasion they also had pigs! I love pigs and wanted to take a small one home!

The papers are all My Minds Eye and are from my scraps bag except for the backing paper which is from a past Quirky Kit. I used some Maya Road Kraft doily pieces for the circular elements and carried on the Kraft elements with a flag and an Elle Studio label. The "hello" is cut from a cut Part from Echo Park Photo Freedom. The alphas are some older Prima canvas letters.

Thanks for stopping by. Love & hugs

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

My first attempts at stamping on cards!

A couple of my 10 goals I'd set myself in my 10 things on the 10th post last month was to make more cards and to learn to stamp. Well last night I actually did both of these woohoo! It is MIL's birthday in a few days and as she hinted that it would have been nice to have had a handmade card at Christmas I thought I'd better make her a card! I recently brought a cute stamp from Crafty Sellers on FB and so bit the bullet, inked it and stamped it a couple of times and made this card.

It's Vern!! I called Vern with pro markers and cut out using Spellbinders Labels 1. The paper came free with an old issue of Scrapbook magazine and I had to sneak a doily in there lol! Of course it's also Valentines day tomorrow so I quickly made this card for Ian

I finally got around to using both a Stamping Up ink spot from a set I brought from my friend Fiona, and a Visible Images stamp my friend Lisa kindly brought for me. I LOVE using old book papers on cards and have an old dictionary on my desk with pages missing from it which I use. The spotty paper is MME and came from my scraps bag and the little Love embellishment came from a RAK.

So that's 2 of my year goals started as for the other 8... We'll see!

Love & hugs

Friday, 1 February 2013

Return of Sketchy Scrappers

After a short break I can finally say the words, its that time of the month again! I made the decision around Christmas that the December sketch would also be the January sketch, giving us all more time to enjoy Christmas and scrap without having to rush the layout. The sketch was chosen by Gemma who gave us this sketch
I decided to scrap yet another Christmas photo and came up with this layout
Vernie and Rodgie were lucky enough to have their own stockings made for them this year and were more than happy to pose with them, even though they were cheeky enough to try and confuse us by getting in the wrong ones lol!

I dont have alot of Christmas stash as I dont do Christmas crafting but i did use two Christmas papers on this layout, the backing paper is Glitz Designs and the shaped paper is MME Christmas paper (sorry I dont know their names). The paper strips are MME and Pebbles, I also created a border type thing with star washi tape I wasnt sure if I liked it at first but I think its ok. The kraft stars, doilies, wood veneer and gem are all from the Current Quirky Kit. The alphas are various Echo Park stickers from past Quirky Kits