Friday, 9 August 2013

Scrapbook layouts

 Some of my finished scrapbook pages.  My albums are filling up now but I still seem to have a lot of unfinished pages and the dreaded brown paper bags from classes at Scrapbook Sisters.
More cards

I seem to be making more and more larger cards lately, my favourite are probably 8" square ones.

The stamp is by La Blanche and was coloured in with Tim Holtz distress inks and a watercolour brush pen.  It was embellished with velvet ribbon, Martha Stewart punched border, paper leaves and roses, pearls and a Tim Holtz metal tag.

This was made using sizzix dies.

The Anniversary card was made using Martha Stewart punches and decorated using ribbon, paper roses and gems.
Recent cards

Decided it was perhaps time to update and publish some of my creations on my blog.  I've recently made some customer request cards.

The first was a birthday card with the request of the words Daughter, 22 and Princess made in pretty colours.
This was made using DCWV  Pocket of Posies papers, Tim Holtz tattered florals die and a tonic flower punch.

Next was a card with card for the arrival of a baby boy with all the birth details included:

This was my first never-ending card but felt the occasion warranted something a little bit different and special.
K & Co papers and sticker embellishments, as well as blue gems and pale blue safety pins were used.

I also made 2 new baby cards but tried to steer away from the usual blue or pink colour theme.

These were both made using  DCWV  Nana's Kids papers and chipboards, as well as buttons from my stash.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

New Home Card

Well so much for posting every week this year.  Then thought seeing as it was half term would post every day this week...didn't happen either.  I have however got my card making mojo back and been busy making the last few weeks, just haven't posted any.  I will share this one made for this week's card challenge, not sure if I'll be able to keep this up as start work on least until Easter.  Only drawback this week is that Matthew found out he faces possible redundancy.

Well here's my card...

The stamped image was a magazine freebie coloured with promakers.  The punched mat was made using one of my Martha Stewart round the page punch sets.  Papers and flowers from my vast stash (didn't realise quite how much I've accummulated).

I'm entering this in
Scrapbook Sisters - New Home challenge
Paper Pretties - Flowers
Robyn's Fetish - Square cards

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Christmas scrapbook page challenge

This is my layout for the Christmas page challenge at Scrapbook Sisters.

The papers, ribbon, brad and sticker are all DCWV from a christmas set which has been in my stash for some time.  The borders are a Martha Stewart punch.  The frame is hand stitched with buttons added from my stash.  All matted on black and grey cardstock.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

New Year Resolution

Here goes with my first post of 2012 which is my New Year Resolution.  Not a good start as I intended to post at least once a week on my blog this year, and I've already missed the first week.  Let's hope this is the beginning of sticking to it from now on.  
My collection of dreaded brown paper bags or UFO's is slowly getting less.  This is partly due to having turned Adam's old room into a craft room and sorting through my craft collection (some interesting and forgotten finds, so far) and also due to finishing layouts and projects from previous mentioned brown bags.  So plenty to photograph and blog about.  Have also finished my 3 cards for Scrapbook Sisters Design team challenge.

Below is are some photos of the only Christmas cards made and sent this year.

 The first two sets were made using photos taken of my youngest son, Adam and free papers from various magazines.  The penguin card was made using  a selection of Craftwork Cards products.  The penguin topper was coloured in with Promarkers with stickles added for a touch of sparkle.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Scrapbook challenge

Well this is definitely a record for me.....I never post twice in  week and yet here I am, two posts in one day.
The following layouts are for the Scrapbook Sisters layout challenge

The first is a momento from my trip to Berlin, my first trip back in about 20 years.  The background flag consists of Bazzill strips to which I added various tickets from my trip and finished with various travel ribbons, brads and embellishments.

The second was an introduction page for my Come Dine with Me album.  I used papers from my My Minds Eye paper pad from a Limited Edition class.  The photos were mounted on white Bazzill with a punched EK Success bubble border punch.  The black border is K & Co from a previous class, and the letters were Papermania and American Crafts.
I'm finding too that song titles are becoming a good source of inspiration for scrapping titles.