Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Creative scrappers sketch # 157

This is the page I created from the sketch over on the Creative Scrappers blog

I've coloured a few metal flowers with alcohol inks and also added some coloured acetate circles. 
I made the ribbon flower and added some stamped images too

Monday, 30 May 2011

My misting disaster !!

That'll teach me.........

I had been reading Hannah's blog yesterday about her 'misting disaster' and thought to myself 'ha, I can do misting '..there's nothing to it really....plus, I already had several pages with sucessful misting so I decided to add some to a nearly complete layout that I had started at Scrap Angels last Saturday!!  BUT  WAIT - Oh No!!  ~ too bl**dy big-headed for my own good because disaster struck!!!.....

Not only did I make a complete hash of masking off the rik rak/cloud area ~ the first attempt was even worse than this!!! :(   when I tried to re-do it I wet the paper too much and it started to warp!!

Any way - thinking cap on - luckily I had a couple of clouds left so I bigged up my title a bit, added the clouds and .......Bob's your uncle!!! one better, but not good, finished page. It's been sat all night with my iron on top trying to flatten the paper so I think this is the best I'm going to get.

Lesson Learnt!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

My latest addition!!

It's been a busy weekend scrapping wise - although I don't seem to have much to show for it!!

I managed 1 layout on Friday night (I must have been talking too much!!) but I was not very happy with it so I've tweeked it today and now I'm much happier.

Oh yes! and Kerry at ScrapAngels cooked us a fabulous aubergine curry. It was truly scrumptious  !!

Unfortunately I didn't win the challenge this month - Oh well I suppose I have to let the others have a chance!!!!! lol :)

My altered punched flowers

I thought I would just add a close-up and a few details about my inked metal flowers. I was pretty chuffed how they turned out   :D
I punched out the flowers from the pie cases you get little cakes in (or bought quiche, that sort of thing!!) - it's slightly thicker than cooking foil then I coloured them with Ranger Alcohol inks. This is the first time I've used these inks so I got quite excited about the results!!
I left some of them plain but added some more flowers punched from acetate to give a bit of dimension.
I now need more colours of ink........... :lol:

Friday, 27 May 2011

UKS weekly challenge - May wk 4

Here is my page for this week's challenge -

This is my friend sneaking a go on the kid's toys at the local nursery - she said to me "Is anyone looking - I've always wanted to have a go on one of these? "  :D

The challenge (set by the Crafty Magpies) asked for~
M -  Metal
A - Alphas
G - Got (a) sketch
P- punch, paint or pearls
I - Inspiration (from a quote) and
E - for Embellishments !!

My metal flowers - punched from foil pie cases , counted for the metal, punching and embellishments. I coloured them using alcohol inks (my first time using these - what fun !!!)  :D

I inked and double embossed the chipboard letters for the word 'PLAY'. And, I used their sketch and used a quote ~ " Life must be lived as play"  - PlatoI added a few other embellishments as well !!!!!! :D

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Just a little something

................I created last night at our monthly Scrap Angels kit night  :)

There seems to be a bit of a food and drink thing going on !!! lol

 With a close up of the books - it was a random selection exactly as they are on the bookshelf!!
There's chick-lit, crime thrillers and a couple of my Open University textbooks - oh yeah and a Pandora bracelet catalogue!!
Any budding phsychologists - go figure !!

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And then this one is William on his annual skiing trip to Colorado.

I used some leaves from the garden as a mask and spritzed over them. On the acetate at the top I stamped using an Xmas tree stamp which I then decorated with glitter glue at random,  I also dabbed some green alcohol Ink on the reverse then after I atttached it with the eyelets I tucked in some fake leaves that I inked green to match the LO

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

I went a-cropping !!!

On Saturday I went to a Scrap Angels class and these are 2 of the pages I completed ...

First is James and Will when Will was just a few months old - weren't they cute then?

And 2nd is all 3 boys on the beach at Perranporth. James and Will were showing Nick how to fly a kite!! One of the few times when they weren't all fighting  !!

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And then this is another of my black/white and yellow pages. I liked the one I did a couple of weeks ago and thought at the time I have a perfect photo for the same colour scheme.
Photo is Will (and friends) in the 2009 Lawrence Thanksgiving Day 5k run - in case you hadn't noticed ...dressed as bananas.
For the big clock I used my Tim Holtz mask and some kids' yellow and black acrylic paint

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Scrap map Saturday at Creative Craft World

This week's challenge was to create a layout inspired by an album sleeve - in this case Enya's "Paint the sky with stars"

This is my result.....

This is my ex's niece Jessica photographed by her grandpa in Australia where she lives

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Creative scrappers sketch # 156

Here is a LO I created using the Creative Scrappers sketch # 156. I really liked this sketch and did not change very much

I love this photo of DS3 - don't get many nice ones these days - why do boys hate having their photos taken??

I used lots of odds and ends of PP. I also cut some cogs using Tim Holtz gears die - spritzed them with antique copper shimmer mist then heat embossed them. I misted the background paper with antique copper and teal.

Monday, 16 May 2011

UK Scrappers weekly challenge - May wk 3

This weeks LO for UK Scrappers

The challenge this week was top scrap something or someone special to you (my mum), use green in the LO (green rik-rak and green button) and only use 1 of every element - a stash diet Ali called it !! (I used 1 piece patterned paper, 1 doily which I spritzed then moved (i.e. I used it as a stencil), 1 die cut heart with 1 pearl, 1 flower, 1 button, 1 brad, 1 piece glittery wool and a small piece of embroidery thread oh yes and one embossed pink flourish!!)

I chose to scrap this photo as my mum sadly died in April 1992, aged only 53, but she will always be special to me :)

Miss you every day Mum XOXO

April Page ~ Album through the year

Here is my completed April page for the Album class we are doing at Scrap Angels -

The brown flap on the left opens up to reveal more pictures.

This month I have used pictures of Newquay's lovely beaches and stunning coastline.
Newquay gets such bad press sometimes for the behaviour of the "party" crowd it attracts - that the physical beauty of the area often gets overlooked!!

There's also a hidden journalling tag which details which beach is which - but I've forgotten to photograph it !!! so I'll add it later :)


Saturday, 14 May 2011

Guest Designer on Creative Craft World

Yikes - I've been asked to be this month's guest designer on CCW - how thrilled am I 
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 Thank you everyone at CCW    XX

Here is this weeks LO

The theme this week is "birds". I chose to scrap some pictures I took when on an outing with the kids recently, of the flamingos at Paradise Park, Hayle
The PP is Prima,  I misted over a TH flourish mask and the little birdie in the top right I made myself!!

Check out  the Creative Craft World Challenge blog here

Friday, 13 May 2011

A Royal Wedding, a crop and a birthday!!

This is my scrapbook page I did for the Royal Wedding celebration on 29th April 2011 which also happened to be MY BIRTHDAY!! YAY!!
We had a lovely day scrapping, watching the wedding on a big screen and eating lots of cake. Kerry from Scrap Angels provided us with a super lunch and a wonderful location (her mum's house!!)


The papers I used were from Shabby Green door (Farmers Market collection) - I had trouble finding a paper that was suitable for the wedding but red/white or blue/white
and I found these cute little hearts at a florists stall in our local market :)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

UK Scrappers weekly challenge

This week's challenge was, just that, quite a challenge ~ we were asked to demonstrate new techniques we had learned in the past 3 months (OK so that bit wasn't so bad as a lot of my stuff is that new - I just made a list of things I needed to add to the LO - die cutting, heat embossing, using a mask (on the paper not on my face!!!) but then we also had to include something secret and a recipe or instruction !!
So this is my result .......
and actually I'm quite pleased with how it turned out   :)

Monday, 9 May 2011

CCW Scrap Map Challenge - 7th May

This week's Creative Craft World Scrap Map Saturday challenge theme is "Family". I chose a picture of the 3 boys with their cousins (my brother's kids) taken one Christmas about 10 years ago :D
I have used Bo Bunny Mama Razzi paper again because I really love the colours. I inked and glossy accented the flowers because they were the wrong colour (and I sneaked a little ring-pull in there at the top :D  )The "S"s in the title are inked in silver then heat embossed.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Me at 4 !!

This picture was taken in Jersey (UK) in 1961. I don't remember this holiday and I'm not sure that I was enjoying this merry-go-round ride - I wasn't smiling in any of the photos!! I'm the one on the bike right in the centre of the photo (no idea who the other child is!!)
 For this LO I used a sketch from PageMaps and actually didn't change it very much :)
I used an assortment of pp's ~ Crate paper mainly and the light blue mat is Fancy Pants )like father like son)

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Creative Craft World - scrap map Saturday 30th April - 31st May

This is the LO I created for this week's scrap map Saturday challenge ~

The photo is of my school friends at Sue and Brian's wedding at The Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshire in 2007 (?) L to R Jan, Helen, Sue (bride) Elaine, Susan and me.
It was a gorgeous wedding in beautiful surroundings!