Saturday, 19 June 2010

First Layout in a long time

Firstly, how excited was I a week past  Monday when I signed in to UK Scrappers and found out that Mary Anne had chosen my heart shaped wreath for one of the blog bits on the front page.

I had a lovely heart shaped piece of the card from the pizza box left over from the middle of this and decided - waste not want not so used it on a layout of my daughter when she was very young.  I am pleased with the way it has turned out.   I used My Minds Eye Pretty Please papers which was the very first kit I received from Cleo Crafts and the papers remain one of my favourites. I just love the colours and have replaced the papers as I have used them.  I used a pink paint dabber and tumbled glass distress ink on the cardboard and sewed a wee heart using a bazill in stitches template.  I painted one of the silk flowers with some pearly paint and made the tissue paper flower using some tissue paper I picked up in M & S last week.

Received  my very first monthly kit from Sandra at Gottacraft this weekend - Cosmo Cricket Delovely - am looking forward to getting this as the colours look so bright and zingy, just need to find the right photo to do it justice.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Look What I made today

I was at my monthly crop today and had ecided I was going to make a heart shaped wreath for my bedroom wall.

Yvette on UK Scrappers had kindly pointed me in the direction of hers made as as part of the Monopoly Cyber Crop.  I managed to get a hold of the Papermania Rose Garden papers I had been looking for and decided that although I didnt have the kit I would have a go at making my own.

I made mine bigger than the cyber crop one and used for the base a heart cut out of  pizza box.    I ripped off most of the top layer of paper to reveal the corrugated card and swiped some pink paint over it with a baby wipe.   I cut out hearts and flowers using die cuts and cutting round some chipbard shapes as templates.  I fashioned a couple of roses made using paper punches and some lollipop flowers.  I layered a couple of pink felt butterflies and glued and made some antanae from twisted wire.

All in all Im quite pleased with it although I might tweak it a bit before I thread on ribbon and hang it up in my Cath Kidston inspired bedroom.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Look What little beauty arrived in the Post for me today

What a lovely treat when I got in from work today - this gorgeous little mermaid stamp and fabulous handmade card arrived in the post for me from Leann.  It was her blog candy which I was lucky enough to win this week. Yay!! I love mermaids and all things to do with the sea so she is perfect for me.

I will need to have a play with her this weekend and see what I can come up with.  I love the way Leann has coloured her up and I am assuming she has used some of these new copic or promarkers which everyone is raving about - if these are the results I might just need to give them a go.

You should go take a look at Leann's blog as she is an incredibly talented lady.