Sunday, November 29, 2009

Scrapbook Sketch to a page, card inspiration

Sunday's Weekly RoundUp 29th November 2009

I posted a scrapbook layout using one of my sketches this week. As I mentioned in a post back in October, I was thinning out the blog posts for a bit and so there is just the one this week.

However I will be explaining a little why I am sooo busy at the mo... watch this space - it's very exciting, and you will be able to come visit me if you are in the UK!

Multi-photo scrapbook layout
Disney Rain!

I am in the process of making a scrapbook about a holiday we took in 2007 to Disneyland Paris. I realise it’s nearly 2010, but I’ll get there eventually!
I just thought I would show you this page because ...


Here are some blogs worth checking out too...

VanLarrDesigns - some lovely card designs

Pretty Vintage lady image (Christmas theme) free download

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scrapbooking Autumn Quotes and Page Sketch to Card Sketch

Sunday's Weekly Roundup 22nd November 2009

I have been working on a 12 page Christmas Programme for Honey's School Christmas Fair which is next weekend. The master now sits on my desk awaiting it's despatch to the school tomorrow morning. I am relieved it's finished now, but I am disappointed that I haven't been able to do any scrapbooking this weekend. I WILL Scrapbook... I WILL scrapbook... new affirmation! LOL :)

So here's the roundup...

Scrapbooking Quotes for Autumn Pages
How’s about this mushroom then? I thought it definitely looked like something out of a fairytale! I snapped it with my phone when out walking the dogs recently....

... I occasionally get an email from the Scrapbooking section of with new articles. And I thought I would share one of them here. It’s a list of scrapbooking quotes especially for Autumn pages and you may well find them useful....


Adapting a Scrapbook Page Sketch to a Card Sketch
The November 09 Sketch for the Newsletter is a multi-photo Scrapbook page. One large photo and up to 4 smaller photos (and/or blocks of embellishment). As part of my demo at my crop last weekend I wanted to show that you can easily adapt a scrapbok page sketch into a card sketch with only a little adjustment.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Scrapbook Sketch, Bon Jovi and a Vintage Card

Sunday's Weekly Roundup 15th November 2009

I published the November issue of the Newsletter this week, I haven't made my mind up what the freebie will be this month though!! I have a couple of things in mind! You can sign up here and gain access to all the freebies.

I've been making cards, listening to music and sketching!

Vintage Style Card - Free Images

I have downloaded a lot of images from Heidi who has a website/blog called Shabby Chic Papirskatter. All the images are free and good quality and it’s well worth a visit. The picture I used on the card above is only printed on ordinary (but premium quality) paper at normal printer settings (ie not photo quality) and it looks just fine...


We Weren’t Born To Follow - Bon Jovi
No it’s not scrapbooking, but IT IS UPLIFTING and I’m all for that! The music video gives extra weight to the message and I hope you enjoy it… This one will be blasting out in my car that’s for sure.
Great Rock Tune with a an uplifting message… can’t get much better than that!! Wooo Hooo!

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Challenge November 09
I want to keep the Multi-Photo layout theme going, which is my intention for most of my sketches, and so here is a sketch for one large, main photo and up to three smaller photos. You could keep this layout really simple with plain colours or pep it right up with some feature patterned paper.And…Or… [...]

Sunday, November 08, 2009

How to make Scrapbooking Flowers and Beware Bum Advice!

Sunday's Weekly Scrapbooking Round-Up 8th November 2009

A quick round up today - I have a lot on at the mo, some of it to do with scrapbooking and a lot of it not! But I will tell you all about it as soon as I am able!!!

So this week a couple of offerings... (click on the headings to go to the blog post)

How to make Wet Crumpled Paper Flowers VIDEO Tutorial
Recently I showed you a birthday card on which I had put some “Crumpled flowers”. I made them using the “wet” technique. Here is a closeup of one of the flowers (before I put it on the card)....


Don’t get the Wrong Scrapbooking Advice!
I do get fed up every time I read “the first thing you need to do as a beginner to scrapbooking is buy an album, a few papers and some adhesive”!
That makes me cross because you DON’T need to buy an album, if you are just trying scrapbooking out as a hobby. It’s a wasted expense if you decide you don’t like it for a start, but I put beginners off buying an album until they have made a few pages and can decide in what size they prefer to work...

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Intentional Scrapbook Layout, Scrunched Flowers Card

Sunday's Weekly Scrapbooking Round-Up 1st November 2009

It's dark in the eves now and Christmas is looming fast it seems... I have a plan to have all my Christmas shopping done by 1st December - and that includes my daughter's birthday stuff too! Do you think I'll make it?
I have made progress re the birthday party though, she wanted a party at the same place as her 4th birthday (this will be her 6th Birthday) - so I booked it all today... it's great cos we just turn up, someone else deals with the kids, they all play on a huge indoor play thing, have something to eat and then 2 hours later we go home... no clearing up... fantastic! More importantly no organising, invitation designing and all that, as the venue provides invitations to fill in! Shame is a boyish Pirate place, but needs must!
Here's the roundup.

Intentional Scrapbooking
“I Can Do This” Layout

Hi there, the next Scrapbooking Layout instalment of my “Intentional Scrapbooking”! I’m just showing you the layout here and will write a little more about the subject later!
Here is a close up of the title chipboard letters… I covered them thickly with white acrylic paint and when it had dried I stamped onto them with a subtle [...]

Scrunched Flower Technique -
Pretty Birthday Card

I made this card this month for a friend. My friend likes Cath Kidston type design and so I used these colours to give the feel of that designers work. It’s the papers from PaperMania Signature series “Blueberry Hill”.

Halloween 2009
Well we had a little party for Halloween yesterday evening, and then a quick round of Trick or Treating. With Honey’s school friends and the children (and adults) from the neighbouring houses the party went well.