Sunday, 30 June 2013

Crafty Catch Up

Hello there. If you have been reading my blog you will know that I spent last weekend at my friend Heathers crafting away with my friends and UKS teamies. I really haven't had the urge to scrap much for the last couple of months but did manage three layouts which for once I was happy with so hopefully thats the scrap block broken for a while. The first one was for a challenge set on UKS by Sian. There had to be lyrics to a song, musical notes and hidden journalling. I hate getting my photo taken but my friend Lesley took this one of me on one of our recent trips to Lochhouse farm where we have spent many a happy scrapping weekend, and I quite like this one. I sprayed some dylusions ink on the background and was firstly dismayed to get such a solid pool of the turquoise ink but eventually turned it to my advantage by stamping the title on it. My hidden journalling is on a tag in a glassine envelope tucked behind the photo and the song lyrics are from I dont wanna talk about it by Rod Stewart and I journalled these around the photo,. The words I chose read " I can tell by your eyes that you've probably been crying forever, the stars in the sky dont mean nothing to me, they're a mirror.
Next up is this one which was for the house challenge also on UK Scrappers. Three quotes were given to take inspiration from and I chose "Whatever you decide to do make sure it makes you happy" I got Heather to take a photo of my incredibly inky hands and used that for the layout. I scribbled some blocks of colour with neocolours and wiped over them with a baby wipe. THey turned out more solid than I wanted so I think I need to practise a bit. I stamped on a doily stamp, put on my photo and used a cosmo cricket sticker which reads "She had colourful dreams". I used the title Happy Hands - because when Im all inky and painted it really does make me happy.
Finally, this one was for the challenge my friend Dee set on UK Scrappers. You had to use colours from a given palette, mesh and circles. The photo I used Ive had for ages of some Poppies dancing away in the brereze by the beach at Beadnell. I sprayed on some ink again, for the mesh element I stamped a background stamp and finished the layout off with a mixed up font title. THe map was from a Plundered Pages pack I bought from Julie Kirk, Notes on Paper, and its an old 19th Century Map of Britain but it did feature Lindisfarne and Bamburgh so it was just perfect for this layout.


  1. Great LOs Suzy.

    The photo on the second one is one that I would never have as I can't stand getting mucky like that and always wear gloves when I attend a 'messy' class/workshop.

    Hope the weather is good with you and you are enjoying the weekend.

    Toni xx

  2. Great LO's Suzy - love the messy hands !

  3. Oh these are fabulous layouts Suzy - particularly love the photo one of you and the messy hands!

  4. Hi Suzy - just to let you know I'm going to be linking to your map layout in a blog post I'm currently scheduling for next week :-)

    p.s: I don't know if it's just my computer but the images in this post come up huge and blurry. Just thought I'd mention it [If it helps: have you got them on 'Original Size' maybe? You can edit them down to something smaller inside your web album if that's the case. :-)]

  5. I love the song you used in the first one, gorgeous song. Gorgeous picture too - love all the ink.

    Inky hands - absolutely know where you are coming from there except with me it's paint ;)

    loving all these - makes me want to scrapbook again :)