Thursday, 29 October 2009

A Challenge

Oh dear, sorry I haven't got around to blogging sooner, must try harder!! I managed to do much scrapping this week, I've been quite busy but I have a couple of layouts to show you that I haven't shared yet. This first one I did is for the 16th October challenge at The Studio. They have changed the challenges now so you don't have to do all 3 parts, they are;
1. You must use (at least) 1 new and 1 old sheet of patterned paper on your layout.
2. Use glimmer mist or a technique to get a similar effect on your layout.
3. The subject of your layout must be YOU!

So I did 2 parts of the challenge, I used my glimmer mist for the background, I love them but they are messy to use! I did use it in a pizza box but still got it everywhere!! And I used a bit of some old American Crafts paper and a bit of newer My Eye Mind paper. This is the result, hope you like it, I'm really pleased with it!!

This one is the other October Afternoon paper one I made of my little nephew seeing the animals at our local farm shop. The papers were perfect for the photos.

I cut the animals from the paper and stuck them on foam to make them stand out.

Hopefully I will get in some scrapping today, I'm missing it!!

My Mum and I made our Christmas cake this morning, it's in the oven as we speak! The mixture tasted yummy so fingers crossed it come out the oven nicely!

Not much planned for the weekend, we are looking after my nephew for a few hours on Saturday so we might do something with him.

Monday, 19 October 2009

On an October afternoon...

....I created 2 layouts with my October Afternoon papers!!

This is them aren't they lovely and that's just one side of them!! This first layout was a quick one made out of old OA papers and just a little bit of new. The photos are of when we were on holiday in Wales.

And this one is made just from the new 'Farm Fresh' range. It's of a very great chicken I saw when we took my nephew up to the local farm shop to see the animals, I love that chicken! I'm really pleased with how this one turned out, I love the colours.

I have just finished off another one but I need to photograph that yet so I will leave that for another day.

I had a nice quite weekend, didn't do much. My brother and nephew came for Sunday dinner which was nice and then we went for a little walk in some local forestry. My nephew was on top form, making us laugh!

I have finished my first order of Christmas cards and I'm now on the next order of 30 for my sister so busy, busy!

Anyway that's it for now I'll be back soon with that other layout.

Thanks for looking. x

Thursday, 15 October 2009

A couple more

I have a couple more layouts to share with you from the weekend. I bought these lovely journaling spots from Folksy a while ago, you can get them here. They are really good, I can see I will be useing them lots. I used one of them on this layout using Cosmo, Earth Love. The photos are from our holiday last year in the Lake District. We went to see a big waterfall and down by it there was this old tree where loads of people had stuck 1ps and 2ps in it for luck it looked great so had to take some photos!
The next layout is from last Christmas. I haven't scrapped any photos from Christmas yet as it brings back bad memories because I was so ill with a bug but it was my nephews first Christmas so I had to scrap that! I used My Minds Eye, Be Merry, I love these papers, I've had it for a while waiting to be used. Sorry the photos are a bit dark cos of the dull weather.
I cut the snowmen and trees from the other papers and raised them up on foam.
Talking of Christmas, I have had my first few orders for Christmas cards yay! That will kept me busy, making them!
My gorgeous October Afternoon papers arrived, they did take a while to get here because of the postal strikes. I'm now in the middle of creating some layouts with them.
I've got more to share soon!
Thanks for your Lovely comments they mean a lot. xx

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Seeing Clearly

Here's the acrylic album I made for my sister-in-law. I started it ages ago and then picked it up again and managed to finish it for her Birthday a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed making it and I will definitely make another. I really got in to it in the end and have more ideas to try out. I used lots of different papers that I collected for it and small Thickers for the title on the front. You can see it that well but I printed the edges of the pages with white paint.

A bit more paint in green this time! The orange swirls on the edge of the photo I drew with permanent marker.

I must say I do love these Laura Ashley velvet rub-ons. I got them in a shop I went to as they were on sale but they are really worth it. I also used Daisy D rub-ons too, they do look really good on the acrylic.
I had a lovely, busy weekend, it was nice to see my sis and brother-in-law and it was a lovely family party for my auntie's Birthday and she really enjoyed it too!
I've ordered the new October afternoon paper so they should be on there way to me, I can't wait!!
We've had my little nephew this afternoon so I off to have a rest!!
Thanks for looking. x

Friday, 2 October 2009


A bit more to share with you. A layout and a couple of cards.
This layout is another one for my nephew's album. I love this photo of him, he has such a innocent look on his face! I used My Minds Eye, Abbey Road papers and jillibean letters.

I did a bit of distressing and over lapping on this cardstock under the title. I then cut elements out of the paper and raised them up for my own embellishments.
This is a wedding card I was asked to make for someone. Sorry not a very good photo of it, the paper is actually light green!
Here's another birthday card for my cousin on his Birthday, I kept it simple! I got those Thickers I told you about, they were a bargin from Sarah's cards. I got 5 packs, I think I'm getting addicted!! Now I have to go and get the new October Afternoon papers because they are so lovely!

I'm going to a quiz night tonight, it's a fundraiser for the NSPCC. Not sure what it will be like, I let you know how we get on!!

Plans for the weekend, my sister and brother-in-law are coming down for the weekend to see us. It's also my auntie's birthday on Sunday so she's having a family party so it should be good.

I will have more to share soon so watch this space!!
Have a great weekend. xx