Sunday, 26 July 2015

Hearts Desire: Sketchy Scrappers

I'm playing catch up, not just in my scrapping but my blogging too! A couple of weeks ago I managed to catch up (briefly) with the Sketchy Scrappers challenges by making a layout for June's sketch. This sketch was set by Julia.
I was still on a roll with my Harry Potter photos and scrapped this photo of the Mirror of Erised. 
I used papers from Heidi Swapp. Being Harry Potter I felt like it needed a pop of gold so I added a gold doily and used some gold Thickers. 
I'm still very much still obsessed with the phrase stickers from Crate Paper and managed to find some to fit the layout. 

Friday, 24 July 2015

Fireside Bliss

The For the Love of Pretty Paper Facebook group have started a series of challenges to use up some of our stash. For me this is great as I'm on my spending freeze at the moment! One challenge was to use our wood grain stash, patterned paper, wood veneer etc. I went through my stash and pulled out anything wood related I could find and. When I think of wood I think of the great outdoors and campin, so I pulled a photo from our camping trip in April and scrapped this layout. 
The orange paper framing the page is the B-side of a Websters Pages paper which was a wood grain pattern with a lovely orange and blue lace pattern on it. As lovely as it was I found it to over powering to use as a background so I flipped it over and used the reverse! The wood background is Amy Tangerine, the turquoise paper Simple Stories. I used a wood veneer wordl, wood grain washi & wood grain stars. 

I finished off by using die cut shapes from Fancy Pants, a Flair badge, some word stickers from Crate Paper (my fave at the moment) and some sprinkles of Heidi Swapp Gold colour shine. 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Card Share

The last couple of weeks has seen me making some cards for birthdays and an anniversary. The beginning of July is busy for me card wise with three birthdays and an anniversary. 

I ended up only make two birthday cards as I started a third but then misplaced it somewhere. I still haven't found where I put it, no doubt I'll find in around Christmas time! 
For these two cards I used paper from Amy Tangerine Plus One with some We R Memory Keepers acetate and a Kraft tag from American Crafts 

Next up was an anniversary card for Ian's sister and brother-in-law. 
For this I used papers and project life cards from Dear Lizzy Daydreamer. I stamped the sentiment with a 99p stamp from Hobbycraft. The sentiment reads all together so I inked up the beginning to stamp above the heart then stamped the end below, however when I did this there was still some ink on the stamp so I had to colour in the heart to disguise it a little bit! 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

One photo & Twenty words

It's that time of the month again to join Abifor One Photo & Twenty words.
Cooling down on a hot summer evening. Windows rolled down, the radio on as we drive through the countryside. 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

At the Beach: Challenge YOUrself #20

Welcome to July and another new challenge from Challenge YOUrself. This months challenge is a colour combo and sketch challenge 
As I've said before when I scrap a colour combo I pull out any papers I have which match the palette and go from there. As these are quite summery colours it's no surprise I picked photos from a trip to the beach last summer. 
The papers I used are from Fancy Pants, Simple Stories & Cosmo Cricket. While picking my papers though I came across a problem Scrappers everywhere have faced at some point, when you like both sides of a paper! 
See what I mean??? 

I decided to use a cut apart from a Simple Stories paper as my title 
The chipboard button and bunting are from Fancy Pants and I finished with stickers from Simple Stories and Crafe Paper