Here's another card I made recently.
It's made using the patterned paper from the Basic Grey "Boxer Collection" - 6x6" pad.
Used the paper tearing technique to build up some layers, then added the glitzy brads and metal tag, which I stamped using Black "Stayzon" Ink.
"Happy" and "Birthday" are stamps from Anna Griffin and the letters making up "Louise" are a recent acquisition via QVC.uk.com (the shopping channel).
From a set called "Antique type stamps" from Dimensions-crafts.com, a US company.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Here's another card I made recently.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Well as my mum has received her card... I can show it to the rest of the world now!
I 'went to town' on this one a bit! I found that the Basic grey papers from the "Blush" Collection complimented the brooch which I had found in a charity shop (some time ago!) . So I built up the card from those to elements really.
As you can see from the second photograph, I made sure that the diamond was "backed" so as not to show all the "gubbins" of the ribbon and eyelets and the fact that I did have to "sew" some copper wire around the brooch to make sure it didn't fall off as it is quite heavy. And I had long since clipped off the pin at the back of the brooch.
Inside I used a flower mounted on the same type/colour card as on at the front for some continuity. And it helped tidy the back view of the front diamond.
So as not to cover-up the patterned paper on the inside of the car I wrote the greeting onto vellum and used brads to hold it in place.
This of course, was all done before sticking the patterned paper to the card itself.
Monday, April 28, 2008
In our quest for more places to put our scrapbooking endeavours, we come across items which are usuable - with a little adjustment that is.
Here are a couple of Artists sketch books I bought from a local shop.
Now of course, to simply add our pages to these ring bound pads would mean very "fat" books indeed, however... as Baldrick from Black Adder says....
"I have a cunning plan!"
I reduce the pages by cutting out 2 of every three pages. This leaves 12 pages (so 24 sides) in these particular books.
To add dimension to the spine (padding for that end of the pages) I didn't cut out the whole pages, instead I left around 2.75" or 7cm and then folded each in half. This gives some support near the spine for each of the pages... neat huh!
The top picture shows the 7cm strips left after cutting and the folded pieces (above them).
As a tip, fold the pieces in towards each other as there are 2, and you can even adhere the 2 folded pieces together.
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Sunday, April 27, 2008
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Saturday, April 26, 2008
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Friday, April 25, 2008
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008
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The right hand side of the DPS I have used the same technique, but only on the right hand bottom corner of the photo, which justs adds a bit of continuity across the DPS. See bottom picture.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Get ready to say "Ah" !!
This is my daughter with one of the chicks which hatched at her nursery!
They have actually gone back to the farm from whence they came (as of today) but they were really cute!
They grew very quickly from wobbly new borns (or should I say hatches!) to feisty little things with proper feathers sprouting - you can see the adult feathers showing on their wing tips.
It was great for the children to see the eggs as they were developing in an incubator and then to watch them hatch... what a treat, and of course all the mum's and dad's had a good look too! LOL
So..... did you say "ah"???
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Monday, April 21, 2008
As promised here is the quickie layout I created using the freebie I posted yesterday.
The other papers are from my stack of scraps, then there are a couple of ribbons and 2 dragonfly brads... finished.
I could have put on some swirly chipboard, but then I stopped myself, and let the background image "do the talking"... doesn't need any more!
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Sunday, April 20, 2008
Here is a link to the download page for my latest, and very quick, creation. It's an 8x8" background paper, so suitable for printing out onto A4 paper.
I have done exactly that and am in the process of making a quick page which I hope to show you tomorrow.
The photograph on the patterened paper is of a Phormium (type of grass like plant) which I purchased from a local garden centre today! It is one of my favourites as I love the strong pink wide stripes down the length of its leaves!
Anyway I have decreased the opacity of the photo so that it didn't overpower any layout and I have "digi-inked" the edges a little.
So enjoy. Download a copy.
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Saturday, April 19, 2008
Well Blogger is finally playing ball with the picture uploads so here is the picture that should have gone with the post from yesterday!
Ahhh... it's he sweet?! My husband that is!!!!!!
The page is 7x5" and the left half has a printed vellum over it fixed with ribbon either side.
The colours were chosen as mother-in-law likes yellow and so I made her a yellow 5x7" album, so a lot of the initial pages were oranges and yellows. And although the picture is black and white I know that my hubbies hair, when he was a boy, was ginger - so the orange fits that too!
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Friday, April 18, 2008
Well I always try my utmost to have a picture on each post on this blog, but unfortunately Blogger is having none of it this evening! So no picture for the moment!
I was going to post a very simple page, which is actually 5x7" and for an album I made my mother in law.
The picture is of her darling son as a little boy (who is now my husband of course!).
The reason for the picture was that is was a simple layout, yet still effective and that is the theme for May's ScrapBuddies crop (tomorrow's is about Ribbons). I have bought the "Clean & Simple Scrapbooking" books by Cathy Zielske, and they are soooo simple, that my ladies will be able to make up a page, if not 2, by the end of the session!
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Thursday, April 17, 2008
My demonstration/workshop at the ScrapBuddies crop this coming Saturday will be all about Ribbons!
Ahhh… Ribbons…! My fave! Such a versatile material to use and so “touchy feely”, and if bought from local sewing shops fairly inexpensive too!
So here are some ideas as to how to use ribbons:
- Using straight strips across the page. This can be all the way from side to side or just short strips. And you can place the ribbon OVER items too such as across the photos on your page. (TIP – if you struggle to add double sided tape neatly to a ribbon, try putting a strip of adhesive along your page first and then lay the ribbon down onto that). Try also sewing strips either by hand or using a machine. And try also placing a buckle (or similar) or even just tie a knot somewhere along the length for added interest.
- Tied as bows for stand-alone embellishment, or tie threaded through buttons.
- Tied through holes in tags or labels, or through eyelets on pages.
- Stapled onto photos, great for hiding something ugly in the background of the picture. Stapled onto your pages, either small pieces or whole lengths wrapped and twisted for extra interest.
- Wrapped around the bottom of a photograph or wrapped around a page accent.
- Chipboard elements can be livened up with a wrapping of ribbon.
- Threaded through square punched holes along the side of a photo or cardstock.
- Twisted and secured with brads of a complimentary colour.
- Intertwined with embellishments such as flowers, buttons and brads.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This is an 8x8 page I made of our 2 dogs. We did, for a few years have 4 dogs! But as soon as Toffee (the Jack Russell) arrived on the scene... Harley... the Labrador became "Big Bruv"! and they have slept together ever since!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
This is the Circle Journal (CJ) from Sally, the member of my team who it "above" me on the CJ list!
Her CJ's theme is "What's your style" as in scrapbooking... not fashion! LOL I think I might have a bit of trouble with the latter!
The photos show Sally's own DPS and the Rules page and Sign-in cover.
I do like the pink and pale turquoise colour combination.
Now all I have to do is add my pages (DPS) and complete a tag on the sign in page!
"All..." she says! rolling eyes!
The trouble is I don't have a style... I like to try all sorts of things... to me a "style" just means they repeat the same sort of thing which can be a bit boring... So whatever I decide my style is... it is only at this current moment... I have always moved on to new things, so my style may have changed by this time next year!
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Monday, April 14, 2008
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Sunday, April 13, 2008
You may well have heard of the TIP that before you tidy away your bits and pieces after finishing a scrapbooking page layout (or any other project for that matter) you should use some of the scraps to make a card or two!
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Saturday, April 12, 2008
Here is a card I have just made using up scraps (pictured below). Took about 40 mins I suppose, which included finding the stash to match the scraps of paper... which is from the 8x8 pack of "Amethyst Floral Prints" from Dovecraft.
Most of the scraps were just put onto the card as they were, ie already cut to the size and shape you see. I added one eyelet, some brads with flowers and some heart brads, and some ribbon.
There is a space left blank for a greeting to be added... or just keep the "white space"...
I know..... are you itching to put something in there too! LOL
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Friday, April 11, 2008
I was researching another matter entirely when I came across a website called OrganizedScrapbooks.com and thought this (pictured) was a great idea. If you go to their website there are lots of great ideas for all sorts of things, however this Page planner is a particularly good one.
They are available in printable versions and there are 5 different types... such as this is for a single page, and there is one for a DPS, and so on.
Now... I do keep bits and pieces together and sketch out ideas, but it's all usually on scraps of paper - so this is great... check them out!
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Thursday, April 10, 2008
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Wednesday, April 09, 2008
This is the final post for my Circle Journal... as it was when I passed it on to the next team member in my UKScrappers group, anyway!
Papers were from the Blush Collection from Basic Grey.
Below are various close ups. Just click on the pictures for a bigger version!
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Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Well here are the welcome and sign-in pages from the Circle Journal I made, which has been safely delivered to the next person on the list - as of this morning!
The patterned paper is from the Blush collection from Basic Grey, as are the stick-on letters.
I can't remember where the embossed card came from - I have had it rather a long time!
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Monday, April 07, 2008
Well here are some pictures of my finished circle journal!
Covers! Will post the inners tomorrow!
I covered the covers (doesn't sound right does it?!) in a fabric I found in our local fabric shop! I went in for some velvet for a little bit on my pages and came out with a material to cover the whole thing!
The chipboard letters are stuck to the fabric using glue, but as the material is only stuck to the board beneath in a few places with sicky dots to avoid marking the smooth satin finish, I thought it best to incorporate some had sewing to hold the weight of the letters!
They are from K&Co by the way, although I have recovered/recoloured them and then put on a layer of 3-D clear gloss finish.
And why is it we never have the right coloured flowers! I don't have that many anyway, but I recoloured some pale peach coloured blooms with inks to blend them into the theme.
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Sunday, April 06, 2008
I'm getting there! Just look at the mess! It's late on Sunday evening... the eve before I have to post it (well actually the next person on the list for me lives nearby, so I will drop it off). But it's the principle of the thing... said I'd be ready for 7th April, and I am!
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Saturday, April 05, 2008
Well are you holding your breath waiting for my CJ (Circle Journal) unveiling?! LOL... I doubt it, got your own scrapbooking to do... right?
Well I am working like a Trojan here...
So far have made the blank carcass of the CJ and pages from scratch,
covered the front and back covers
Made the "Sign in pages"
Written the welcome
and am now in the process of creating the welcome page... just can't get the right ribbon at the moment... tut!
Anyway... after that, all I have to do is my own pages! Yes, I know..... "ALL" I have to do...!
I realise that they are actually the most important for me, as I was the one to pick the theme, but I will have to do them from scratch tomorrow!
And, of course, I will post the pictures as soon as it is finished! Promise!
Wish me continued luck!
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Friday, April 04, 2008
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Thursday, April 03, 2008
Has your Mojo left you?
If you feel the need for a challenge to get you going then try the ScrapWitch site.
It's an Australian site and every month there are a fresh set of challenges.
This month's sketch challenge is here>>>
Then there is a colour challenge, and open challenge and a quote challenge - plenty to keep you occupied.
If you want to post your LOs, you have to become a member and sign in etc, but the challenges are posted for all to see.
I particularly fancy this layout because I am currently into cirlces! So I might have a go at this one shortly... Just that I have to make a Circle Journal for my UKS Team from scratch and post it on Monday... wish me luck! LOL
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
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Tuesday, April 01, 2008
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