Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Sunday, 27 April 2014
This months sketch on a Sketchy Scrappers was set my Alison, who chose this sketch from an Australian Scrapbooking magazine.
In this layout I take the mick out of myself as when we went to London last year I kept calling Westminster bridge London bridge! The papers are all scraps I had from Maggie Holmes Flea Market. I cut the top one into an arrow to add a bit of interest and added the Found it cut apart from the same collection again to poke fun at me! The title is made with Amy Tangerine Thickers.
This is layout 18/30
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Week 16's prompt for the 53 Card Challenge was gold (admit it you read that singing Spandau Ballet, I know I did). Next week is my aunties 60th birthday so I used the prompt to make a birthday card for her. On her blog Nat mentioned that there were gold (cue Spandau Ballet again) elements in the Maggie Holmes Style Board emphemera pack. I havnt got this collection yet but I do have her Flea Market papers and so used these.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
I like a good sketch as a starting point when scrapping and over on Life.Paper.Scrapbooking blogthis month they have a great sketch
Running along the platform close to the statue of John Betjamin were plaques with quotes from his poems. I assume they are from Betjamin poems having not read any I'm no expert lol!
I trimmed the photos to be square but with at least the toes of mine and Jojo's Converse still showing. I mounted these onto a piece of Studio Calico paper I'd had in my stash for ages. It came in a Christmas kit a couple of years ago with one side being snowflakes and the other being this red colour with a snowy village scene on it. I never thought I would use it but thought it was great with these photos as it matches Jojo's shoes. The other papers are Amy Tangerine and Pink Paislee, the background is a B side of a Carta Bella paper.
I picked up the maroon/red colour again in the title with my Thickers, and raided my die cut box to cluster some cut a parts.
This is layout 17/30
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
For wk15 on the 52 Card Challenge the prompt was "all creatures great or small", to make a card with our furry friends. Common sense would say to make an Easter card as the prompt was before Easter and use bunnies or chicks. But I lack common sense sometimes and I'm still catching UK so Easter has been and gone! I searched through my stash for anything animal related but other than butterfly punches and my bird punch from Stampin Up, I was not feeling inspired.
Then after catching up on my blog reading I came across the Scrapology April card challenge to use freebies. I remembered I had saved a cute fox postcard we received from a supplier at work from the bin so decided to kill two birds with one stone so to speak. The rabbit tag is also a freebie from a Joules bath set I received for Christmas and I intend to make a card with this too at some point.
The easy option would be to use the postcard as a whole as a backing appear but that would be no fun. Instead I pulled out my Stampin Up postage stamp punch and punched some foxes out.
Saturday, 19 April 2014
This months challenge on the Challenge YOUrself Blog is to use at least three trends on a layout. A perfect, or purrfect, challenge for layout 16 of my 30 layout challenge. So once again I flicked through my photos to find any with me in them and then jotted down some trends around at the moment. This is the layout I made, the photo was taken last summer in a shop on Carnaby Street
The trends I used were chevrons which were leftovers from a card I'd just made for Ian, sequins, cameras and a wood veneer frame all from old kits.
The background paper is a Dear Lizzy paper with mist on it, but as I didn't do the misting I didn't include this as a trend. The other papers are both sides of a paper from Pebbles, Dear Lizzy cut a parts and a scrap of Lily Bee paper. The title is made with Authentique alphas. Title credit goes to Gemma's husband Mark who I will be calling on again lol!
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
I'm yet again playing catch up with the 52 Card Challenge. For week 14 Nat set is another photo inspiration prompt
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
All together now... Whoa I'm halfway there, whoa Living on a Prayer! Oops sorry but I'm a tad excited that I'm halfway through my 30 layout challenge. That's right, 15 layouts down 15 to go! In Sunday I sat down popped a DVD on and scrapped with Daniel Craig
Sunday, 6 April 2014
In my quest to complete 30 layouts before stash shopping I took part in this weeks challenge on UKS. This week we were asked to use this sketch
This is layout 14/30
Thursday, 3 April 2014
A quick post to share layout 13/30 which I completed over the weekend.
This photo was taken last summer when Jojo and I went to London for the day. After going to the London Eye we wandered to Horse Guards and through St James's Park to Buckingham Palace. We joined the other tourists at the gates and took lots of photos including a selfie.
The papers are all Maggie Holmes Flea Market, including a couple of Project Life cards which go with the collection. I had intended to add an ampersand to the heart of the title card for my title but annoyingly none of my stickers had any! I painted the chipboard camera from an old kit with Picked Raspberry distress paint and added some gold stars from another old kit.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
I was back in the scrapping groove on Saturday, I had the day off, Ian was tinkering with a bike, I had a new trimmer to play with, it was all systems go! Along with my layout on the previous post I managed one more, not as productive as I am at Meadow Barn but better than nothing. I think when I'm at home I'm distracted by the TV, etc which doesn't help my indecisiveness so a simple layout takes me well over an hour lol! Anyway...