Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Autumn Adventure

This layout is for Dewdrop Crafts weekly challenge.

In the picture is my husband on a tree swing that we came across on a walk.When he saw it he just had to have a go and I couldn't blame him cause it was a bitterly cold day.The wind was blowing all the leaves about in circles.

I decided to cut a big tree out of brown bazzill to make it look as though the picture was hanging from this tree.I also cut out vellum leaves and stuck them down as though they are falling from the tree.

The layout reminds me that eventhough winter is fast approaching, summer isn't the only season that brings fun and laughter! Autumn is a time to explore nature at it's very best!

It was so nice to make a layout instead of Christmas cards!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Fairy Love stamp by Valerie Wade

I got this stamp from Dewdrop Crafts and it was crying out to be used for a card!
I wanted to do something a little different to what I normally do so I decided that it was to be a pop up card.
I stamped the image onto watercolour paper with Staz on ink pad and coloured it in with watercolour pencils ( another thing that I have never done before ) and i am rather pleased with it!
It brought out the little girl in me!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Idea Book.

Well I have finally decided to make a small Idea Book for when my inspiration is flowing but no stash available to hand!I was fed up looking everywhere for a book that would be suitable so proceeded to make one myself.

My friend gave me a kit of black and white patterned paper which started off my inspiration.
1st I bought a pack of plain postcards which I placed holes in and then cut a back and front cover from scrap card, slightly bigger than the postcards.Then I covered the card in the patterned paper and placed holes in the same place as the pages.Then I added eyelets.

I attatched the whole book together with white ribbon and decorated the front cover with 3d flower embellishments and stick on letters also a embossed fairy.

Now I can take it anywhere with me and if something pops in my head I can scrpbble away!!!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Message In A Bottle Swap

I recently took part in swap on UKScrappers which involved filling a drinks bottle with bits and pieces that we would then send to one another.

I received a bottle from Gail and this is the contents that I received.

I love all the bits and pieces and can't wait to use them so keep a look out for them.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

My 1st ever ATC!

Well I have joined a swap on UKScrappers which is called Message in a Bottle.

We have to fill a 500ml drinks bottle with stash and to send it to the next person.

We have to include an ATC which I have never done before! So feeling a little nervous I got going and this is what I came up with!

I am rather pleased with it and I got my inspiration from a fairy stamp I just ordered.I used clear and silver embossing powder on the fairy and clear powder on the journal stamp.

The backing paper is wrapping paper which I had for my birthday and I love it!

I just hope that my swap partner will like it!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Robbie Williams 2003 Hanging album.

This hanging album was for my brothers 33rd birthday.

We went to see Robbie Williams at Knebworth Park back in 2003 and I wanted to display the photo's in a way that would remind him of the great time that we had.

All that I bought in addtition to the stash I already had for this was red and black 12x12 cardstock.

I just decorated the pages as I would do normally for a 12x12 scrapbook.Then I stuck ribbon inbetween the to create the wall hang.Its double sided so when you want a change you just turn it round.

This was my first attempt at doing anything like this and I am rather pleased with it!

Monday, 6 October 2008

1st post!

Well I have finally decided to create my own blog and here it is!!!!!!

This is where I am going to record and share all my wonderful cards etc.

So let's get busy!