In between rushing around making my Christmas cards I managed to do the weekly challenge on UK Scrappers. I used one of the sketches provided, coil colours and new stash. The papers are Teresa Collins Now and Then from my latest Quirky Kit. I love them and might need to invest in more of them after Christmas. Photos are of DD Fiona ages six out sledging with her brother. Shes 19 now so as you can see Im still playing catch up with the Mountains of photos lol
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
After seeing a lovely altered sardine tin on pinterest I decided to host my very first swap over on UK Scrappers!
Much fun was had by us all.making tins to our swapees theme. Mine is now winging its way to Lou so I really hope she likes it. Her theme was Frost so after cleaning out my tin i covered it with snow made from a mixture of gesso, White utee crystals and glossy accents as featured in Sctap 365. The background bad some dylusions ink sprayed and stopped on it with.chipnoard stars and stickles. The snowman Was covered in platinum utee and then a script stamp was stamped in to it. I finished it off with a banner with Brrrr on it and a few more snowflakes covered in utee.
I had a lot of fun doing this one and might host another one in the New Year.
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Im just embarking on the 3rd round of the Mojo Busters cj with a great group of crafters on UKS. Most of us have been together as a group for about 2 years now and for the third round we have a couple of.New faces joining us but most of us know them from other swaps ob UKS.
My subject this time is Song lyrics and my cj has been received by Sian and Im looking forward to sewing what she does
Heres a few pics for you
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
First up Donna chose this fab if rather challenging sketch
The other criteria were to use chipboard, sew on the layout (either real or faux) and to use washi tape or ribbon. These days it would be more of a challenge for me not to use sewing on a layout as I love doing it and it seems to sneak on to almost every layout I do.
Here is my example. I used Echo Park Note to Self papers which I love, I have now used most of my collection pack. The photos were taken in Barter Books in Alnwick when I was there in July. I absolutely love spending time there and go as often as I can when I am down in the north east. Its an utter treasure trove of a place. The title came from a review someone had done on the internet and I thought it very apt.
I used two of the buttons from the pack I ordered from Stash Panche run by Morag Cutts, you can check out her etsy shop or they are now available from Angel Crafts and Merly Impressions. I thought these were the pefect finishing touch and will be ordering more soon.
Sunday, 2 September 2012
Just realised I had forgotten to blog my pieces for Leanies Collage Swap. There is 12 of us taking part and we were all given a colour and a theme and had to make 12 pieces in four differenti sizes. I had scarlet and hearts. Heres my pieces. I cant wait to get all the different ones back and see what they look like all put together. Im sure it will make a fab piece of art for my craft room wall.
Sunday, 12 August 2012
Hello there, in between a mad flurry of tidying and cleaning I took a little time to scrap these pics of Fiona posing in her new specs. I got my brand new Quirky kit last week and although I am desperate to use it thought Is try and finish off the last One first. I just love the colourway of the Lilly Bee buttercup papers. As ever these days I couldnt resist a wee bit of sewing so I drew round a button in pencil, pricked out the holes and sewed. I just love the texture it adds to your layout
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Scrapdolly set the challenge on UKS this week and it was to scraplift a layout from her gallery. With all of her lovely layouts I was spoiled for choice. Im blogging from my phone and cant seem to link to her layout at the moment. I chose this photo of my son Fraser modelling his New suit he got for Emmas grad ball.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Thought Id better have a go at this one as my points for my.UKS team.have.been abysmal this.month. it was a nice simple.challenge set by Sarah. Use favourite colour scheme, favourite technique - sewing for me, I seem to have it.on.most layouts these days and thing you couldnt.live.without - well my htc desire . I love it, and as the title says it.gives me the world in my pocket
Sunday, 29 July 2012
After receiving my gorgeous Alice themed ATC book from Rebecca I just knew I had to join the Grimm one. i chose The Queen Bee as my theme and after my bee stamp buzzing off and re appearing several times I finally got them done. I printed out some.of the words from the story and inked over them with distress inks. I stamped the body of the Bee from card, coloured in and Aedes some glossy accents. I then stamped the wings and.legs in vellum and hear embossed. I topped the Bee off with a crown and then finished it.off with a little flower made from Organza and.net layers
Cant wait to get my little book back and on display in my craft room
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Saturday, 12 May 2012
I have joined a group of Very Talented (but crazy) crafters on UKS and Rebecca has organised an Atc swap. We each have to make 14 atcs using an Alice in Wonderland character. I chose Cheshire Cat and I did get the Octopode Cheshire Cat stamp but he was too big :( I think I will need to give the digital ones a go
Anyways thanks to Bean Chop Suie as we like to call Suzie for stamping These out and emailing them to me, so here they are and I just hope they are ok. I cant wait till they all come back in their accordian book so I can have them on display
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Monday, 23 April 2012
Friday, 13 April 2012
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
My swappee requested a Nostalgic/Vintage theme and I thought immediately of my Kaisercraft 6 xc 6 pad of Sweet Nothings papers which are in lovely soft vintage tones. I decorated the inside with some paper, did some inking, added a little filigree silver edge piece, a lovely little blue cameo which I got from Angela of Angel Crafts at the as I thought this would be lovely on the inside. I made a frame from the front using two nestability dies, added a three d punched butterfly and some little flowers I made from spirals with some stickes on. I inked and scrunched a length of hug snug seam binding to hung it up from and that was it done
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
I was a bit stumped at first when I got the theme my swappee wanted which was Oriental as I dont really possess anything which could be described as Oriental. However I saw these lovely black and red Kaisercraft papers and took it from there. I covered the back of the panels with the paper and distressed and inked the edges. I then covered the fronts with red and black cardstock. I found a sheet of Oriental decoupage and set about cutting out the ladies - which was a bit of a trial for my limited cutting skills. A few little trinkets and they were done. Its quite simple but I really hope my swapee likes it
I asked for a Cath Kidston/Shabby Chic style screen for my theme and I received mine from Claire yesterday
I finished the screen off with stamped chinese writing on panels of white card inked at the edges and decorated these little Kaisercraft Chipboard lanterns finishing them off with tassels made from embroidery thread. I just hope the recipient likes it
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
It has been both great fun and challenging trying to do a layout based on someone elses each month and its exciting now to see the whole sequence of layouts and how they have changed from the beginning to end.
So here is how mine started with a picture of my Mum and Dad, my daughter Fiona and me celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary at their caravan
Then Dee did her take on mine with a beautiful picture of her twins Amy and Tony
Next up was Lisa with a lovely school photo of Tessa featuring on hers
Followed by Julieann's darkly spooky one
Then Debbie's majestic shot of the House used in the TV series Monarch of the Glen
Next up was Lesley's lovely soft vintage style layout of her daughter Jen and her lovely Grand-daughter Abby
Last but by no means least is this lovely layout from Heather featuring fresh colours and her handsome son Mike on his honeymoon in Italy enjoying a coffee
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
This is my last layout which is my version of Dee's original layout
The photo was taken on New Years Day a few years ago before my son Fraser was quite 18 - it turned out he had sampled a couple of bottle of Stella Artois from the fridge when no one was looking and had also given a little bit to poor Spike!! I only twigged when Spike was lying in a contented manner on a chair allowing my cousins small children to pet him without complaint!!
I enjoyed doing this one as I am trying to experiment with little clusters of embellishments which other people seem to do so well and I seem to take ages and still mine look like they have just been thrown down randomly - I am quite happy with this one though
Friday, 2 March 2012
I dug out these pictures from Fraser's Primary Seven Leavers Ceilidh which was some oooh 8/9 years ago lol - still playing catch up with old photos. They show him in a kilt for the first time with the smaller pictures showing me, his Dad, Fiona, his sister and both sets of Grandparents. After I had done the layout I realised that without thinking about it it was the first time since my divorce I have been able to scrap a picture with their Dad in it so that means I will probably now be able to plough through the old photos and get them scrapped for their albums. Fraser will be 21 this year so I think this one will go in the album I am going to make him for his birthday.
I used papers from my last Quirky kit as they suited the masculine feel of the photos.
Thinking caps now on for the sketch which Jess has put up for March.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Here is my page for the layering prompt, I had a lot of fun with this one and am pleased with the result
This one is the result of playing about with the image transfer prompt. Its not finished yet as I want to put some wording on it but havent quite decided what yet.
Looking forward to the next prompt now. I do so love getting inky, painty and messy
Monday, 27 February 2012
This is the sketch we have asked people to use and we have also asked for hand made blossoms, butterflies and stitching on the layout
I have just realised this one might count for an inclusion in the "Month of Sunrays" which Julie Kirk (Nabview) has been running on her fab blog here
Here is mine
I did this one for Laura, who is my daughter Fiona's friend, I gave it to her in a box frame as a present for her 18th birthday. My DD and her friends all love looking through the scrapbooks to see layouts of themselves
Im hoping we get a lot of folks joining in with our challenge
Friday, 24 February 2012
Here are pics of the ATC I made, I hope she liked it. I certainly enjoyed making it
I specified a beachy theme - no surprise there then for those that know me and Melissa made me this cute little beach hut which now has pride of place on a shelf in my bathroom with some other beachy themed bits.
I cant wait till Chrissy runs this swap again.