Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Here's a Ickle owl card that I made for the lovely Mandy, I had to try out my new Quickutz branch die! I stamped the swirl stamp using Stazon On White and glittered some of the swirls using Star Dust Stickles!
The Baja Breeze flowers have small Swarovski crystal bits of bling in them and the hearts on the owl have been diamond glazed.
Card Stock: Thick Acetate, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze & Pink Pirouette cardstock
Stamp: Owl Stamp - Came free from a Stamping Magazine, Swirl Stamp - Can't remember who it's by! Greeting Hero Arts
Inks: White Stazon, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip & Pink Pirouette
Tools: Quickutz Revolution: Branches Die, Flower punch: Woodware Tiny flower
Friday, 25 September 2009
This card was made for my lovely crafty Aunt for her birthday last weekend, I used a sketch to inspire me, I saw the sketch and had to try it, I just seem to be into circles at the moment!
Cardstock: Bazzill Swiss Dots, Stampin Up Old Olive & Stampin Up Pink Pirouette
Paper: Heidi Grace
Stamp: Penny Black - Merci - I just LOVE this stamp!
Friday, 18 September 2009
I made this card for my uncle, was really pleased with myself as I really struggle making cards for men, showed my other half and he said I couldn't send it to my uncle because of the cupcake... he's not a cupcake person!
Well I was really fed up because time was running out and I actually thought I had done a good job with making a cupcake card look masculine!
So I asked craft friend's opinions and they said send it, so I did!!! He said he loved it which is all that matters!
Cupcake: Quickutz Revolution die
Papers/Cardstock: Basic Grey paper & Stampin' Up Old Olive & chocolate Chip cardstock
Alphabet: Sizzlit Decorative Strip Stampin' Up Exclusive Billboard Alphabet
Tag: Making Memories Embellishment
Friday, 11 September 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
I did however manage to squeeze in a couple of hours to complete my goal. This layout is loosely inspired but the sketch on Lime Tart blog.
Papers: My Minds Eye, I have had hold of these papers since Ally Pally in April, I’ve them aside for when I got my scrapbooking mojo back as I just didn’t want to use them on anyone else!
Alphabet: Sizzix Boss-o Inks: Stampin’ Up Pixie Pink & Baja Breeze (Love these two colours together!)
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
I fell in love with this paper when I saw it, now I have to admit that am not normally a yellow sort of person, but I have to say that I am slightly warming it it and I think it looks fab with the pink!! I used my new Martha Stewart border punch to decorate the pink patterned paper, I have loved this punch for a while now!
Papers are Wild Raspberry by K& Co, flowers are cut using the Hello Kitty Dasies Sizzix die.. I love this die and what makes it so much better is that the Hello Kitty dies are pink... they look sooo pretty sitting on the shelf... yes I know I am sad!! The Alphabet is Curvey by Sizzix and I've used Stampin Up Pink Passion ink around some of the edges and for the journalling!
So pleased to be scrapbooking again!!
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
So anyway here's another pages of the album, I'll eventually get round to showing every page!!
Friday, 12 June 2009
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
This layout is inspired by a magazine I read recently and off hand I can't remember which one.. LOL sorry!... it's kinda on a present theme, backing paper being the present with the ribbon stictched around the present and the little tag with the title.. hopefully you can see where I am coming from!!!
Paper by sandylion, ribbon from paperchase, tag is an old Sizzix die.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
This photo captures a great memory for Sharron, this is the family leaving UK to start a new life in Lanzarote.
The backing paper is an old Karen Foster paper, see I have been trying to use some of my stash up! The journalling is a basic grey stamp which I have left blank for Sharron to fill in, the little plane eyelet was kindly given to me by my friend Jenny. Alphabet was personally cut by the lovely Clare which is Quickutz Roxie.
I’ve spent ages trying to decide whether to do this lay out or not but I came to the decision to do it because no matter what has happened this was Sharrons special day and one that should be added to the scrapbook I've just tried to keep it quite plain and simple so not to upset anyone. It’s not what I had in mind to do when I started out but I just felt I had to keep it very very simple.
Paper is by Imaginisce, wedding stickers are old K&Co stash, nestabilities labels one, alphabet is Sizzix Sizzlit die.
Monday, 8 June 2009
Well it's the final countdown now.... 6 days to go until this scrapbook goes to it's new home... scary to think I have been working on this for the past 6 months in my spare time.... I have 4 pages left to do and then I am done hooray!!!
I’m quite happy with this layout, I am sooooo loving the brown co-ordinations cardstock, I just love the distressed look it gives. The paw paper came from DCWV paper pack which was actually the cat set but paw prints are paw prints!!
I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edge and managed to achieve this without stitching my fingers together LOL!
The title is cut using the cuttlebug Hippie Chick alphabet set with just a little bling to finish it off.
Sunday, 7 June 2009
It's on Sunday 28th June in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, fingers crossed it will be a sunny day and no rain! I think I'm going to be OK... I've never done it before but it's for a fantastic cause... I've not been out training but I assumed that if I can walk round craft shopping all day at Ally Pally then just over 3 miles is going to be fine... not sure about the running though!
So if anyone viewing my blog wants to sponsor us please click on the link above to our fundraising page or click here any donation gratefully received!
Friday, 29 May 2009
I'm quite pleased with this layout even though I used more of my newer papers rather than using up the old stash!! The backing paper is My Minds Eye (orange again!) which I thought went really well with Stampin' Up Old Olive card stock so I used the Old Olive cardstock to make the swirl border with whisper white behind it.
The scalloped circle & tab punches are Stampin' Up and the little flower is also a Stampin Up punch called Spring Bouquet. It's not a punch that is available in the UK and it's retired in theoverseas cattys but my lovely friend ordered me one just before it retired, the punch has three different flowers and this one I have used fits perfectly inside the larger Flower punch which is in the current catty.
I can't tell you how thrilled I was able to get the Spring Bouquet punch as I'm a sucker for flowers!!!
The little swing embelishment is something that I had in my stash box that I've been waiting to use so thought it went well with the rest of the page.
15 days to go now.... really getting worried now.... I am seriously starting to worry whether she will like it!
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
I used a sheet of chocolate brown co-ordinations cardstock and rubbed it down to get a distressed look. The patterned paper is from the new Basic Grey range, I really love this range, I used my new sewing machine to sew around the photo and the paper… all fingers are still intact!!!
The letter stickers and the journaling sticker all come from the same Basic grey set.
BTW Anyone looking for a reasonable priced Sewing machine for using on cards/scrapbooking I can highly recommend this one. I got it from the Range but after buying it I saw the exactly same one in Tescos for £28.94, they should be close to £50.00! Total Bargain, it has 8 stitch settings and is very light weight, I managed to get hold of one at my local store but you can also buy them from their website See here
Mr Tesco's should be very happy with me as I have managed to sell a few for him recently after telling friends... I think I need to ask him for commission!!!
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
I love Stampin Up ink pads but have been getting really annoyed with how to store them. I used to have them all stacked up ontop of each other but because they don't sit flat as soon as you tried to pull an ink pad out they fall over!
I have already broken one ink pad whlst trying to get to an ink pad, they fell onto the floor and (Elegant Eggplant) landed on it's corner and now it's cracked the case grrrrr!!
So if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the Stampin Up storage which is in the UK catty I would highly recommend this one!
You can buy this from here
This photo is one that she hasn't seen and I don't think she had many photos of her whilst she was pregnant. This photo was taken of us at my 18th birthday party.... blimey... I look young and thin here... if only I could turn back the clock! I still have that dress it was a size 10 dress... if only I could fit into it again LOL!
I can't believe I used a sheet of the new Bo Bunny Alissa range on this layout, she better appreciate it LOL .... the other side to this is all pink, with flowers and soooooo pretty, LOVED it as soon as I saw it but I thought I'd stick to black and white for this one.
The Journaling stamp is a Prima acrylic stamp and the alphabet is an acrylic stamp set that I bought at Ally Pally last year and have never used it but I LOVE it... Can't remember who makes it but I'll add it in later as I'd like more of their stamps!
Monday, 18 May 2009
Anyway this stamp is from the Stampin' Up set Fast & Friendly Notes, I actually bought it because I loved the bird in it LOL but thank goodness I did!! I coloured the image in using my trusty brushables (yes another pen accition but they are FAB!) and mounted the stamped image onto the nestie Label One die.
The edging down the side of the card is from using my new-but-very-hard-to-get-hold-of Fiskars punch! YAY but I have one!!!!
Vikki at CTM will be getting them in the shop but I've been going on and on about this punch for months, everytime I go into work in the shop I'm asking have they arrived yet... She took pitty on my whining or maybe fed up with me asking LOL either way she let me buy the one that she had bought for herself! The punch is called Apron Lace Border and I LOVE it!
Heart paper is from the new Basic Grey range, I really struggled to cut into this sheet as I just love it, it's soooo pretty!
Friday, 15 May 2009
Please note that I have been very good and used older Doodlebug paper, I am trying so hard not to look at all my yummy new papers!!
I keep wanting to add more to pages that I have done but I am trying to stop myself from doing it as I want to keep the pages simple
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Another LO using up papers from my ever growing stash, not too sure who makes these papers but I was happy to part with them as I have had them for a while!
I've left the bottom part blank so that she can add some journaling in if she wants to. Look at Paul's skinny little legs LOL
Alphabet is Doodlebug stickers.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
LOL Whenever I look at this layout and read the title I can't help singing the song 'The Addams Family'…. Not that they are anything like the Addam's family, it's just me being stupid! LOL
A very simple layout of the Evan's clan, we think their parents split up not long after this picture was taken so I felt that I kinda needed to keep this layout very simple.
I had two sheets of this paper which I think is an old K&Co paper so I've used it to decoupage up some of the flowers that were around the photo and added a bit of stardust stickles in the centers of the flowers.
Well that big scrapbooking clock is ticking down.... one month today I'm supposed to be giving this album to Sharron... gulp! I have so much to do yet!!!
I love this paper by Karen Foster I think it's perfect for swimming/beach layouts. I glittered up the waves using my trusty stardust stickles glue and just cut into the waves to slot in the photos.
I wanted to add some little cute fish to this but haven't found anything I like yet but I'm keeping my eyes peeled for something suitable.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
I don't think Sharron has ever seen this picture as we took it when we were all together in Weymouth for a family wedding.
I love this paper, it's by Fancy Pants and yet again the only sheet I had… When I started this scrapbook I told myself to use all the old papers as I have so many that need using up but oh no I keep using the ones I really really like….Why do I keep using all my favourite papers?! I really hope she is going to appreciate the papers LOL
Large flower is a Stampin Up flower punch and the flower in the middle is the boho blossoms Stampin Up punch.
Awww look at my little tubby fiancé, how cute!! LOL Here's another photo that I don't think Sharron has ever seen.
Not too sure on this LO now, I don't think I like the harshness of the black and white Doodlebug flower paper but everything is stuck down now and I can't lift it, so I'll just have to live with it.
The vine going up the side of the page is a Sizzix Sizzlit die with my paperchase bargain bling gems stones for the centers . Alphabet are Doodlebug stickers and the grass is a doodlebug embellishment that I have had for ages!.
Monday, 11 May 2009
Here's another Layout for today....Awwww I do love this photo…. Look more orange! Hmmmmm Bo Bunny paper... OK I am slightly getting worried about my Orange addicition.... yes Orange is SLIGHTY growing on me LOL...
Throughout the orange paper you will see little gem stones, these are Swarovski crystal gems, they really sparkle… I know I've used quite a few on this LO but they are orange so I can live with parting with them!
The large scallop borders top and bottom are paper boarders by Bazzill & the alphabet areDoddlebug stickers.
Think I need to have a lie down now after all this orange.... I need more pink LO's LOL!
Well I have been a busy scrapper this weekend, I managed to achieve 10 LO's on Sunday which is pretty good going for me!
I have 33 days to get this complete... eeeek!!!! I'm getting slightly stressed that the scrapbooking clock is ticking and the date is getting nearer and nearer!
I'm starting to have real doubts about whether she's going to like it and whether it's good enough... some pages I love and then there is some that I just don't like for one reason or another... I'm finding it hard to stay away from all the nice new stash I have bought which is meant to be going on scrapbooking for me!
I look at the old stuff and think why did I buy that but I am trying to force myself to use it up on this scrapbook album so that I get to keep and stoke all the good stuff for myself LOL!... Yes I am mad!
Anyway here's an example of a layout that I don't particually like! They emigrated to Lanzarote in 2000 lived there for 5 years before deciding to come back to the UK, but no one in the family could tell me when this was so I think I am going to have to leave this blank for now.
Not too sure who the paper is by but I know it came from Capture The Magic, the tree was a embellishment that I have had for a while and wanted to use it up because I don't really like it!
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Living in the 80's! Sharron is defiantly an 80's chick! When I saw this holey paper at Capture The Magic I just knew I had to buy it to use on this album! I've used Bazzill card stock behind it in the opposite colour.
The holey paper is fab but I have to admit it didn't half do my eyes in after looking at it for a while!!!
Alphabet is cuttlebug Oliva set, I feel it needs something else but not too sure what, I'm going to keep coming back to it to look at it!
Orange cardstock is Bazzill Bling, I have no clue why this was in my papers file I must have bought it ages ago because I don’t do orange!!
The spotty paper for the petals and the green stripes are yet again part of a new range by My Minds Eye drool drool!
Flower petals made using the cuttlebug cut and emboss flower die set and the font is the Cuttlebug Babyface alphabet.
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Look another card with orange in it….. slightly worrying how much orange I am using at the moment but don’t worry Becky your orange papers are safe!!
Papers are once again the lovely My Minds Eye range, I really do love these papers! The front paper with little flowers has Swarovski crystal stones in the centre of the flowers and they really do make the card sparkle! I love a bit of bling especially the Swarovski bling!
Cupcake stamp is from the Stampin Up Crazy For Cupcakes set, which I have wanted for AGES and got it for my birthday – Thank you Clare, first time they have been inked up! Sentiment on the inside is part of a Heidi Grace stamp set, I just love Heidi Grace, so sad that Fiskars are discontinuing her range.
Scalloped oval punch is the new punch from the Stampin’ Up mini catalogue along with the small oval punch and the sentiment inside is part of a Hero Arts set.
The owl is a Penny Black stamp coloured in using my copics, yes I have been bitten by the copic bug, not had much chance to play with them yet as I’m busy with the scrapbook so still trying to master the technique.
BTW for anyone wanting to buy copics from the UK at a good price I would highly recommend cult pens they sell the Copics for a good price, if you spend over £10 postage is free and they arrive so quick… what more could a girl want! Cult Pens
They have just started stocking the Copic atyouspica glitter pens which are come in 13 different colours.. if you haven’t heard of them before let me help you LOL
The main difference in the Spica glitter pen is that the sparkle is actually made up of micro glass flakes and they claim that they have twice the writing length of other pens. They are a pigment based acid free ink and they dry pretty quickly. They sparkle much more than the stardust gelly roll pens and the clear is a proper clear and not a silver colour.
The only other tip I have read is that you must keep these pens stored horizontal and you must not drop them!
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
I love spotty paper, especially if it’s pink spotty paper and find it really hard to part with my paper stock but this is an old Karen Foster paper which was kind of on the ‘why did I buy this' pile. I couldn’t see myself ever using it but when then I was inspired to use it on this LO.
The circle chipboard frame is part of a Technique Tuesday chipboard set that I bought at CTM ages ago and as always didn’t want to part with it LOL.
I don’t know who makes the alphabet, I got it for Christmas but I have a sneaky suspicion that it was from a cheapy shop, they are glittered letters which were purple but I have inked over it to make it more pink.
Only really annoying thing is that it’s been pointed out to me that I’ve used both upper and lowercase, I didn’t really look at it like that when I did it… but I’m not going to let it bother me… it’s arty and it's home made!!!
Yet again more lovely paper that I wasn’t supposed to be using for this album, Bo Bunny again…. God I just love their card stock, I really really should be using up my old papers but I just can't help being drawn to the newer stuff and BTW their new range is just stunning!
I’ve scalloped the border using my Fiskars Threading water punch, I just LOVE this punch… mine broke an while back and I had to wait about 3 months for a replacement as everywhere was out of stock… Do you know how hard that was for me to be parted from this punch LOL!
Anyway we are reunited now and this is the first thing I used it on…. Just need to be careful with this one!
Monday, 27 April 2009
Background paper is the lovely flocked doodlebug paper; this was my last sheet after using so much on the Love Bo Bunny Word book I did for Valentines Day… I really didn’t want to use it but seeing as the album is 8x8 it means I get to keep a little back for stroking LOL!