Friday, 31 July 2009
On the theme of summer, here is a series of ATCs made for a swap with my lovely friends over on Uk Scrappers. Nothing special in themselves but I think they look quite cute together as a little group.
The stamps are a mixture of Paperartsy, Woodware & the swirly square is a Craft Stamper freebie that looks sooo pretty with glitter or liquid pearls dotted all over! The papers are a freebie too from this month's Scrapbooking magazine, a really nice set this month based around Crafty Pants' Sumer Soiree range, I just love that blue & orange together!
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Gosh did I struggle with the kit though! It looked so pretty in it's untouched state but it was quite hard to put something together with it in my opinion!
I'm pleased with my little wheels creating a visual triangle, the inspiration came as I watched Adam throwing a tiny, round, non-slip mat around in the garden. I looked at the mat & suddenly thought of some faux leather material I had in my craft box, a few cuttlebug moments later I had little textured discs in which to place eyelets, bingo!
Sorry about the picture quality, it's so damn miserable outside at the moment, there's not a scrap of light to be found anywhere in my house today!
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
When you want to share a layout only there's no decent light left anywhere to take a picture!!
Still, hopefully I might be able to take a picture tomorrow using my recent purchase of a driftwood easel. A bargain from ebay at only £3.13 including P&P! You like?
I shall be stalking the postie tomorrow no doubt!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Oh I'm so depressed!! I've been working all day to produce a layout for The Studio's challenge this month & all I had to do was include a song title & use old stash...or so I thought... Looking again I've noticed it should include pleating too
Never mind, looking at the other fantastic entries I don't think I would have stood much of a chance & I still enjoyed making the layout. Especially as I forced myself to use those DCWV retro papers which I won in a raffle at a craft show about 3 years ago & have never really liked!
Still, I doubled up on the UK scrappers weekly challenge so all is not lost, and there's always next month!
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
This is something I did this week with a fab little mini kit from Bellaboo & a few ribbon & felt scraps from my stash. Unbeknownst to me I managed to nab the last one heh heh!! I love page kits, you can usually get more than one layout from them & they seem so much better value than the bigger ones on the market in my opinion!
The photos were taken at the nursey DS1 attends, I was very naughty & scanned the pics before sending them back! The pull tab has DS1s progress report from nursery completed around the same time as the photo. A little piece of family history preserved...
Ofcourse there's a fair bit of work to be done yet, like tecchie up the title a bit. Unfortunately this involves many frustrated hours messing about with the Jasc software accompanied by much furrowing of brow & muttering underbreath. Mostly because I haven't a clue how it works so I employ the click & hope method-ology which sometimes gets me the result I was hoping for!
Anyways this is a site primarily for sharing my love of scrapbooking & papercraft with fellow enthusiasts so off we go!! ....