Sunday, 31 August 2014

UKS Summer Cyber Crop Challenge 5: I'll be yours & you'll be mine

I'm slowly picking my way through the challenges from the cyber crop on UKS. Challenge 5 was to use the below sketch and to use a Project Life card for your title. 
I started by going through the collection of Project Life Cards I have picking out any with sayings or sentiments on. I looked for any photo which would match any of the cards and went from there. 
I chose a card from Dear Lizzy Daydreamer and pulled a silly photo of me and Ian. I thought the Teresa Collins gold heart paper was not only gorgeous but perfect for the layout after being backed onto coloured card. I also used papers from Maggie Holmes Flea Market and Basic Grey. 
While choosing my papers I came across some stickers from Crate Paper I received in my very first Quirky Kit two years ago and I'm pleased I finally managed to use some on a layout. 

Sunday, 17 August 2014

UKS Summer Cyber Crop Challenge 7: Morning View

Challenge seven for the UKS Summer Cyber Crop was to scrap the everyday. Looking through my photos I found one I'd taken of the view I have when I walk to work in the morning so used this. 
I decided to experiment with my mists. I'd seen some Scrappers on YouTube mist onto packaging and rub this onto their background to create a water colour effect so I thought I'd try this. I used Mister Huey's Seafoam & Shell, and I have to say I'm pretty chuffed with how it came out! 

I used scraps from my scraps bag layered under the photo, keeping it fairly minimalistic. I saved a branding strip from a Pebbles paper a couple of layouts back which had the days of the week on, perfect for this layout! I used a doily cut in half and some die cuts from my box and left it at that. 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Weekend Break: Scrap & Play challenge 7

Challenge 7 over on the Scrap & Play blog is a mood board challenge.
After looking at the board I decided to scrap about our weekend camping last summer. We both worked all summer and said we wouldn't have a holiday as we needed to save some money, but by August we needed to get away for a bit so we popped up the road to Wing Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend and chilled out. 
I used more papers from the Hello Little Magpie grab bag, this time from Fancy Pants and Studio Calico. I layered different cut aparts above the photos from American Crafts, Papermania & MME, and even managed to use some canvas tags from an old kit which I had no idea how to use. 

Monday, 11 August 2014

UKS Summer cyber crop Challenge 1: Bolognese? Nailed it!

A couple of weekends ago UKS held a summer cyber crop. I however only found out about this after it had finished! Not to worry though, as I've written down the challenges to do in my own time. The first challenge was a sketch 
I decided to make another page for Boo's album. At nine months old she is now trying different foods, and boy does she like her food! She's not afraid to try whatever you put in front of her and nine times out of ten she'll wolf it down! These photos were sent to me by my sister in law the first time Boo had Bolognese. 
I used papers from Pebbles, including a branding strip, and Websters pages which I received recently in a grab bag from Hey Little Magpie which was very good value at £3.50 for 20 sheets! I had the What's for Dinner diecut in my stash for ages and now seemed the perfect time to use it. 
I used small letter stickers from Lilybee Designs to add the title to some dead space on te photos. 

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sketchy Scrappers: Uniforms

Today's visit from Bertha had meant that I have been able to spend the day scrapping and first on the agenda was catching up with Sketchy Scrappers. July's sketch was set by Karen who chose a project life style sketch. 
I used the sketch to scrap some more photos from Harry Potter. 
I have a few Project Life mini kits in my stash so I raided these. These cards are all from Maggie Holmes, the two cards on the left are from Styleboard while the one on the right is from her first collection. I added minimal embellishment, picking out the turquoise tones from the camera card in the way of Washi tape and enamel shapes. I also added a touch of gold to match the cork effects on the cards. 
I also added our tickets from the day before they were lost in a drawer somewhere. 

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Underground Silliness

Some people are fast Scrappers, some a slow. I've always been somewhat of a slow scrapper as I spend so much time faffing and not sticking. But lately I've got even slower, starting a layout and finishing it a week later! On Monday I managed to finish a layout I started last week using this sketch from Kristine Davidson for inspiration 
When JoJo and I went to London last year it was a sunny, pleasant day but as usual it was roasting on the tube. There were large fans which did nothing but blew warm air around. During one tube stop the heat got to us and made us have a mad moment. This photo was taken in front of one of the pointless fans 
I used papers and a bow from Maggie Holmes Flea Market collection. When I got the collection I hated the multi flowery paper but I used the very last scrap of it on this layout! 
So are you a fast or slow scrapper? Have you had stash which you hated at first but grew to love or loved but ended up hating? 

Also on Monday I had a long overdue catch up with Gemma. We had coffee, went shopping and I relieved her of the growing pile of stash she had brought for me from TK Maxx which was taking over the bottom of her wardrobe. Yes this box is full of paper!