Sunday, 30 October 2011

Christmas Decorated Chipboard Swap

I enjoyed the chipboard swap so much i decided to joint the Christmas version.  I was orginally going to do snowflakes using a borrowed die but I didnt realise it wouldnt cut chipboard so I used my sissix stocking die and this is what I ended up with.  I covered the chipboard with coredinations card which I embossed in a snowflake folder and added a punched snowflake and some feather boa trim. I finished off with a little bit of sparkly stickles.  I hope the recipients like them.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Months of the Year ATC Swap


I have just sent off my ATC's for the Months of the Year Swap hosted on UKS by Megbaby.

My month was January and here are my efforts. They are simple but I do hope the recipients like them. I got the little snowflake charms from Karen who comes to my crop and who always brings along boxes full of lovely charms to tempt us all.

I cant wait to get my set back and see how everyone has interpreted their month

Monday, 24 October 2011

Chinese Whispers - Round 1

A while ago I posted my layout for my uks teams Chinese Whispers layout.  Well we have completed Round 1. Here is my original layout.

And here is Dee's take on it.

Here is Heather's layout which i had to do

And here is my take on it.  I flipped it round and left a space between my strips. I love this recent pic of my son Fraser.

I cant wait to See how each layout evolves as we go along.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

All Set for A Weekend of Scrappy Fun!

Well I am finishing work today until Tuesday which gives me tonight and tomorrow to get my ass in gear and get my stuff organised for my scrappy weekend away with my UKS Sketch and Scrap teamies. We are off to Lochouse Farm in Moffat which is in Dumfriesshire quite close to the Scottish/English Border.

This will be the third time I have been there and I have had such a great time both previous times. I just cannot wait.

Its a real budget weekend but Mary and Martin are perfect hosts and the home cooked food is just fab.

There is a fantastic room for scrapping in with plenty of space and light.

I am so disorganised this year as I usually have a pile of page kits all sorted out. This year I think I will just be grabbing a pile of photos and shoving them in my bags with a pile of papers - not sure how productive that will make me.

I do have some other projects I will probably be getting on with as well - tags for a UKS swap and some ATC's and maybe even starting my altered seaside styled tray.

Its just so fab to have a weekend of crafting, laughing, eating and drinking the odd glass of the pink stuff and leaving all the usual day tro day traumas behind

Hopefully I will be back all refreshed with loads of stuff to show you.

I will leave you for now with a couple of photos from the last time I was there.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Take One Sketch CJ - Round 3

I just realised when I went to post this today that I had completely forgotten to take a photo of my entry in Round 2 of this one - never mind

This time around the CJ is Frances (New2this) who is hosting the cj, she had a selection of sketches to choose from and I chose this one. I really liked the idea of the collage of photos but it was slightly tricky to scale down to the size of the cj. I do think though that I will try this sketch as a 12 x 12 layout

Here is the sketch

Here is my entry. I cut up bits from some of my many beachy type photos for the photo collage. I sprayed the background kraft card with some teal glimmer mist (my favourite product at the moment), I thought I would prick out and sew the wavy lines to represent the sea and my title round the edge of the photo collage reads I do like to be beside the seaside - which of course I do.

I just hope Frances likes it.

Please pardon the quality of the photos as I took them on my phone and I am not sure where the chequerboard effect sprung from!!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Decorated Chipboard Swap

Wow! I received my Gorgeous chipboard shapes back from the swap today and I just love them.  What a talented bunch my fellow swapees are.

Thanks to Lynn for being Such a great host.

Cant wait now to see what everyone comes up with for the Christmas version of this swap.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Sketch and Scrap - September

Well another month has whizzed by and Its sketch and scrap uploading time again.

This was this months sketch chosen by Lisa.

I did a fair bit of.humming and hawing over this one then my kitfrom Gottacraft appeared. It was full of Crate Farmhouse lovlieness in beautiful autumnal tones. I found these pics taken at Lochouse Farm in Moffat from the first retreat I went to with the girls from the Frozen North crop, most of whom are now my UKS teamies.  I thought the pictures matched the pics and the time of year well and also put me right in the mood for our next retreat there with the girls from Sketch & Scrap in two weeks time