Thursday, 25 March 2010

Our ROSEbuds

Got this afternoon off - so finished all the housework, completed most of my card commissions for friends at work and started to work on this scrapbook page just for ME!!!!

I got a lovely photo frame and photo of our 3 little grandkiddies Eli, Daisy and Heidi on Mothers Day and just had to scan, turn to black & white and scrapbook it!!!!

This rose paper I just love (The Hobby Shop) and the Basic Grey Porcelain paper (Running With Scissors) are another of my fave papers - infact most of the papers I use are faves which is why I buy them I guess ;O). I've used my favourite Martha Stewart Doily punch on just about ALL the papers and inked with Walnut Stain. The branches are from a Sissix die that I got for Christmas and only just got around to using it (too much stash so hubby says and not enough time to play is what I say!!!! I used the Olivia Alphabet dies for the title, a small EK Success flower punch, butterfly punch (not the MS one which I would love) and thats it really so here it is........ very girlie and very pink!

I've so enjoyed this afternoon that I'm going to learn more about scrapbooking - so many talented scrapbookers out there that just blow you away with their layouts.

Its our 8th Wedding Anniversay next weekend so off to Whitby (we got married there) and booked into The Smugglers Rock Hotel in Ravenscar. Apparently Whitby is hosting the first National Mod Bike rally that weekend too - so funky mopeds galore!!! Best take my camera eh!!!! ;O)

Thanks for looking and TTFN xx

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Lets Get Shabby - Challenge 9

Cutting it fine again with my Let's Get Shabby challenge - create a shabby garden and include a quote from Alice in Wonderland!!! Soooo want to work part-time or even part of part-time :O)

Not quite sure if it's what I had in my mind at the beginning of the challenge but anyway here it is.....

I've used the main paper from a 12x12 K&Co paperpack that I've had since I first started scrapbooking (about a year ago now), distressed with scissors and inked with Walnut Stain. I had a piece of A3 white Funky Foam , never used so I made the little picket fence with it. Used several punches to make the flowers, leaves and butterflies and again inked them with Walnut Stain and placed them randomly on the page. The large corner flourish is a Sizziz die cut that can be used in the Cuttlebug. I had the watch in a box of pearls - dont know where that came from though :O)?

The rabbit is an image I found on the internet and cut out and I also cut Eli our grand-daughter out and placed it so that it looked like she was smiling at him. She certainly deserved her ice-cream bless her and it was very cold that day in the fields.

Well I can relax now knowing I've joined this challenge - missed out on the last one but as always the standard was very high and the creations were fantastic.

Right thats it for now - think I may watch Margaret Rutherford in Murder She Said - love the old black & whites TTFN XX

Monday, 15 March 2010

Just Magnolia

Here is my card for the weekly challenge at Just Magnolia. This weeks challenge is to follow a sketch by Bev Rochester.

I have used papers from the Papermania Rose Garden range (very pink and girly)- distressed with scissors, punched with MS Doily punch and inked with Walnut Stain. Tilda is from the Hoppy Easter range and I have coloured her with my new Ranger ink Victorian Velvet. A couple of flowers was added in the corner on top of a small flourish and finished with a length of pink velvet ribbon and some white tulle with a lovely brad. And here it is......

Thats it for tonight TFL XX

Friday, 12 March 2010

A Scrap layout, A Suzi Blu & a Mothers Day Card

A bit of everything this evening - Steve's out with some friends so not expecting him home sober so hopefully he won't realise that his family sized Toblerone has shrunk to snack size ;O)!!! It's been sat in the fridge for weeks - how can you leave chocolate for that long!!!!

So with Soft Cell - Where did your love go on repeat and on full blast heres what I've been doing this evening!

When I visited my Dad last week he let me go through all his photo albums and pick whatever photo I wanted - he said it was a shame to keep them in books and no-one sees them. Well although I wasn't greedy I certainly came away with a few, Got some of my mom who passed away 16 years ago - I look like her at her age, some of me when I was a teenager with a purple wedge!!! and some of Viki as a little baby. So I've put cards on the back burner and started scrapping.

This is a photo of my nanna when she was about 5 years old. The papers are from the Pink Paisley range which I got from the States last year.

Here is my Suzi Blu Le Petite Doll cut and stuck on a piece of plywood. The background is not what she asked for but hey :O) I like it! Got a few more on the go so hopefully they will get better.

And here is a Mothers Day card for a friend at work - decided to use my Tilda stamps that arrived yesterday from the Hoppy Easter range. The delicious paper is K&Company from Running with Scissors. All the images where coloured with Rangers Distress Inks.

Well just about finished my Lets Get Shabby project - Steve's just walked in so best get him a cuppa. Have a good weekend and TFL XXX

By the way - huge congratulations to Kate aka downrightcrafty who has just become a member of a DT - - well done lovie xx

Monday, 8 March 2010

Whiff of Joy - Coffee & Cream

Think I've just managed by the skin of my teeth to get this challenge completed for the Whiff of Joy challenge - use the lovely colours of Coffee & Cream..

I joined a fab group on the internet called Paper Craft Planet and in their tutorial forum found a template for a Chapel Box. So instead of a card here is my creation using coffee cardstock, and Bo Bunny papers. I distressed all the edges with a pair of scissors and then inked with Rangers Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I punched out a loveheart shape from 2 sides and then popped a square of acetate behind each one. Each of the Bo Bunny papers was stamped along the edge with a swirl stamp from Inkadoo. I then stuck the punched out heart on each of the other sides after inking again with Vintage Photo. Musing Melinda was inked onto Bristol Board and coloured in with Polychromos pencils. I added 2 bags of Mini Eggs, there where 3 bags to start with but we won't go there :O), and then tied together with some ribbon and here it is....

Well onto my next project for Lets Get Shabby - Alice in Wonderland in the garden. Took photos of my eldest grandaughter Eli Mae pretending to talk to a large rabbit!!! What kids will do for an icecream ;O)

TTFN and thanks for looking XX