Monday, 21 November 2011

Chinese whispers Round 3

Well our team Chinese Whispers game has now completed Round 3.

Firstly here is my layout for this month   Picture is my son Fraser in a gondola in Venice with his girlfriend Emma   I used papers from the new gottacraft kit Lily Bee Memorandum. I just love them  i gutted the papers and card to save some for for die cutting out the flowers with and had cause to use my winning slogan from Sian's blog. Keep calm Its a only a creative opportunity!! I cut the papers at the bottom too short which left a gap so I had to cover it up with the strips of pleated paper. I cut the flowers with tattered florals, spritzed with water, scrunched and left to dry and made the centres of two with hug snug seam binding which I got at at the crop from Angela at Angela Crafts

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Look What the Postie Brought Me

What a lovely little package arrived in the post yesterday.

I had commented on Sian's fab blog here.She was asking for alternatives to the Keep Calm and Carry On slogan which is so popular these days.

Mine was Keep Calm its only a Creative Opportunity. To explain I have so many little faux pas whilst crafting and I dont always want to trash the whole project or layout so I find myself muttering that slogan and finding ways to adapt, cover up etc and sometimes miraculously it even turns out better than I first intended!!! She had a draw for all the commenters and I received this lovely card handmade by Sian, two beautiful sets of studio calico stamps, this very useful sized alphabet which rather usefully includes a comma and a full stop and these adorable butterflies - which project does not benefit from a fluttering of butterflies. The stamps were tied up with this fab Union Jack ribbon which my daughter would like to lay claim to but isnt getting lol. It might end up on a layout featuring her if she is very lucky.

Isn't the crafting world and in particular the crafting blogging world full of such lovely people.

Thanks once again Sian and I promise I will keep on blogging!!

Then today look what landed on my doormat. The first shiny and new edition of Scrap 365.  Ive only had a quick flick so far but I love it and there within Its pages is an article by the Grrh same and very talented Sian with the same very adorable embellishments which were on the lovely card She sent me.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sketch and Scrap - October

Here is the sketch Lesley chose for sketch and scrap for October.  I loved it the more I looked at it as there were so many layers to it.

I decided to go with two pictures and cut one info a circle.  I substituted one of the flowers on the sketch for a windmill to echo the one in the round photo.  I used papers from the Crate Paper Portrait collection which I love. 

The pictures are of me as a little girl on holiday with my parents in Scarborough.  There was a place, the name of which I cant recall where you sailed on a pirate ship and then searched in the sand for gold dubloons.  It always tickled my Dad that one of the pirates had a copy of the Yorkshire Evening News or Post sticking out of his pocket.

Edited to add that thanks to my lovely friend and UKS teamie Donna I now know the Pirate Ship sailed on the Mere at Scarborough and was called the Hispaniola. I can now get my hidden journalling organised for this one and then filed away in the album