27 June, 2009
We were tempted to think it would hold off but fate seemed to conspire to send heavy rain while our fair was on. So after all our hard work in creating a new garden, hardly anyone saw it. Never mind - the kids have enjoyed it.
So I'm cheering myself up with a little paper sunshine this week. More totally gorgeous Doodlebug papers are just what is needed.
This weeks Purrrfect Project at AllyScraps is summer themed. I have also altered a container for the Just Magnolia challenge.
I haven't quite done what I'd planned - I need to add some titles and a little paper-band with flowers on but I have no more time at the mo.
The Cover is actually a reverse card so that the greeting is on the back and the songs can be printed in the middle.
The back really should have some quote or other but it will have to do for now.
If you want any of the BEAUTIFUL papers (I've used a mixture of Doodlebug lines) then look no further than here.
Thanks for popping in.
23 June, 2009
I've been playing with the latest lines from Doodlebug and they are just totally gorgeous. They would be in my top 10 list of best papers EVER!
This layout is from a short break we had last year where Lauren (in her normal manner) befriended some kids on the beach. Niamh, even though she was older, had loads of fun playing together.
I do like to make my own embellies - I guess it stems back to the days when I first started and I didn't have much (obviously that has changed since!) I love my little ice-cream cone with the cherry on the top!
You can find the fabulous glitter stickers here and all the papers here - just leave some for me because I think I'll need more!
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22 June, 2009
I'm combining my challenges this week to save a little time.
It's birthdays over at Simon Says Stamp challenge blog & the theme for Just Magnolia is Summer.
I just *adore* these papers from Doodlebug from AllyScraps. I think they are going to be one of my all-time favourites.
Do you notice that I've used my copic markers again? I've really enjoyed playing with them but still have so much to learn. I see those fabulous images out there and I take my hat off to the girls that have created them. I don't think they're the easiest things to master.
I just love the matching glittery cardstock stickers. I've nearly used them all on various projects - quite unheard of for me!
Check out all the lovely Doodlebug lines here. Don't buy them all before I get there though I'll need to restock!
I'm up for a challenge tomorrow at the AllyScraps forum. Come over to join me and I'll share some more Doodlebug with you!
Thanks for dropping in.
17 June, 2009
The cute little die-cut shapes are all glittery and gorgeous too! I think I did go overboard with the wierd shapes for the photo mat and borders, but they were so much fun.
The lil' alien stamps were too good to pass up on too. I've coloured them with Distress Inks for a little change.
I finished off the page with an index tab from the die-cut box. This was inspired by Chris' challenge last week.
12 June, 2009
Firstly, the Purrrfect Projects for AllyScraps. I host this bi-weekly challenge to take your scrapping supplies and put them to good use in other projects. This week is BLING! We all love a little bling.
I created a crown door plate for Lauren from some mountboard covered in gorgeous sparkly cardstock.
The letters are Story Book from Cricut. I love this font most of all! The heart and swirls are covered in glitter which was just so messy.
I actually managed to part with one of my most precious Maya Road flower. *Sigh* I don't know how I did it, but it's there!
Next up my first card coloured with Copic Markers. As I mentioned yesterday, I've had a set for 4 months or so but just couldn't get anything like the finish I wanted. This week was the last chance or they were going!
I still have a very long way to go but at least I turned an image into a card. LOL.
This week's Just Magnolia challenge is Paper Piecing. It's great to be able to enter on the day of the challenge!
Hope you all have a lovely crafty weekend.
11 June, 2009
I thought I'd combine challenges for this one being as my PTA duties are mounting up.
Just Magnolia provided a sketch whilst Simon Says Stamp has a pink and brown theme.
I'm afraid it's not my most innovative card because I think my brain is fried!
I have at last conquered my copics. I have had a set for about 3 months but I just couldn't get on with them. I nearly sold them last week but thought I'd give it one last try. I finally managed to create some images which I'm happy with. It's only taken months of trying and giving up!
I'll create a card with it tonight so I can share it tomorrow. I can also share my Purrrfect Project tomorrow. Did I tell you it involves bling?!
Thanks for dropping by.
09 June, 2009
I'll share a layout I did for Deb's challenge recently - Scrap a School Photo.
A nice simple layout but sometimes those are the best way forward.
Just thought I'd spread the word - Rachel has blog candy from Whiff of Joy to celebrate the release of Women's Delight Collection. You can check out her blog here.
BTW - did you notice the new blog? Thought I'd have a play the other day. What do you think?
Thanks for dropping in.
07 June, 2009
This week's challenge for Simon Says Stamp is Tim Holtz inspired project. I love his style but it elludes me mostly. I haven't done any collage stuff forever. So I found it a bit of challenge to get my mojo started.
I have used the wrinkle-free watercolour effect that Tim uses. This is where you put the ink onto your craft sheet and spritz. I have forgotten how much fun this is - playing with my inks has really rekindled my desire.
The lock plate is made from Fimo - left over from a project I did for Scrapbook Inspirations a few months back. I've added some moonglow powders to make it shimmer.
I must also mention the Scrappy Shack. This Etsy shop has the most gorgeous and interesting die-cuts I've ever seen. Better still, they're have blog-candy for one lucky person. Pop over to have a look!
Thanks for stopping in.
05 June, 2009
I haven't done much scrapping this week or at least haven't finished much! So I'll share my layout for AllyScraps DT reveal. We picked up on the challenges we set for the on-line crop. I chose Jana Eubank's challenge: SCRAP (s=stitching, c=circle element, r=ribbon, a=the color aqua, and p=punches).
The beautiful flowers are also Tiffany's - such great value for money as there are loads in a pack.
02 June, 2009
I've chosen some of my favourite stamps from Simon Says Stamp. I'm a real sucker for giraffes.
I've used some of my leftover papers from my layout to make the card. I bent the giraffe's necks when I stamp as I quite like them leaning over.
Thanks for looking!
01 June, 2009
Lauren's school trip was to the local children's farm - Hatton Country World. It is unfortunate that we have annual passes so we visit it loads during the year. Still it was a whole different experience travelling around with 120 children!
Feeling a little lacklustre this evening because of the heat so I might have an early night!