Sunday, 31 May 2015

New Planner Love & a Future Popstar

I'm still playing catch up with the Sketchy Scrappers cyber crop challenges. With going back to work full time scrapping has taken a little bit of a back burner, so to help keep myself organised both at work and at home I treated myself to this little beauty. 
I admit it I did say i didn't get the whole planner craze but after seeing photos on Instagram of people's planners, I've had a change of heart. Now I have a calendar to keep track of shifts, appointments, etc and a place to keep track of challenges and things I need to do. 

One challenge I've ticked off in my planner is sketch 2 from the cyber crop weekend. Gemma set us this sketch from Page Maps. 
I picked another photo from Boo's birthday and scrapped this layout. 
I used the Neapolitan collection and used a cut apart sheet to surround the photo. 
You'll be happy to know that i have got reminders in my planner to blog more so hopefully it won't be so long next time! 

Friday, 22 May 2015

Postman Ian

Hello! Long time no blog! To be honest there's not a lot to report as I finally started my new job two weeks ago. I'm happy to say so far so good, I've got 6wks of training to do and this week I passed my first assessment despite the dreaded role play! Needless to say not a lot of crafting has been happening! I've got a list of challenges from NSD weekend to do so hopefully I'll find some time this weekend. 

I can share one layout with you though which I made before work started. This was for the colour challenge I set on Sketchy Scrappers during our cyber crop. I gave everyone this colour palette to work with
I chose colours which were similar tones to these 
This is just a random photo Ian sent me one day during his round. I used papers from Studio Calico and a bunch of tags I won in an Instagram giveaway a while ago 
Hopefully I'll have more to share with you all soon. X

Monday, 4 May 2015

The second half of my productive week

The second half of my productive week...was not as productive as the first half! I went a couple of days of being non productive, but then the weekend came which was not only the Sketchy Scrappers cyber crop but also National Scrapbooking Day! Admittedly I wasn't as productive as I would have like to have been having only managed three layouts on Saturday and nothing else, I'm happy with that as I've made a note of the challenges and will do them in my own time. 

The first challenge was a bingo challenge, where you chose a row, column or diagonal from the grid below and used the items on your layout. 
I chose to use project life cards, two photos and old stash

My old stash was papers from Amy Tangerine Yes Please collection. I thought the bright colours were great for these two photos of Boo having fun in a box. She spent ages laughing as she crawled through it with me poking my head in oneside saying hello to her while grandad  pushed the sides in! I also used Project Life cards from Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection, note the little girl card I said in an older post I could never see me using!

The next challenge was a sketch challenge. 
Further challenging myself to scrap photos I always skip past I made a layout about the Milton Keynes concrete cows! When Gemma & I had our weekend away my mum wanted a photo of the famous cows. I always remembered them being next to a road somewhere and I wasn't about to drive around Milton Keynes getting lost on the roundabouts trying to find them! I did however find them in the shopping centre! 

I used a B-side from an Amy Tangerine paper for my background as well as scraps from Carta Bella Hello Again. I misted on some packaging and stamped it onto the background to create the mist effect on the sketch. 

The final layout I made was for another Faceboon group. Their first challenge was to use three photos and some recently brought stash. I had just brought a Dear Lizzy Neopolitan, a collection I always regretted not buying, paper pad from a friend so I used that. The photos are of Boo and her birthday cake. 

I cut some Polaroids from one of the papers and used these as embellishments with some Studio Calico hearts and a Heidi Swapp bow. 
Hopefully I can make a dent in the other challenges soon!