Sunday, 28 February 2010

UKS Team Challenge Feb Week 4

I've been scrapping loads recently, but all for projects that I can't share with you just yet. Soon though. Very soon :) Here's one I can share though.
This week's challenge on UKS was set by the Bijoux Belles. The points were allocated as follows:
Use sketch = 10, Bright and bold patterned papers= 10, Sewing, real or fake = 5, Ribbon or fabric= 5. I finally got around to scrapping this photo of my Grandad on his 95th Birthday last month.

Rusty Pickle Flourish stamp
Prima Victorain Vasepin Bouquet Madelin
Doodlebug alphas
MM spiral bound journalling
7 gypsies 97% complete 'Year' stickers
Dream street papers 'Hugs and Kisses- Sweetheart'

Saturday, 27 February 2010

A little look at the blogs this week

I've been doing lots of blog hopping this week looking for ready made tutorials and things. A few things have caught my eye.

Prima have a secret to reveal and a massive giveaway here. I wonder what they're up to. Any ideas??

And there's another giveaway here from Pink Star creations. Hurry! They both end on Sunday :)Love these t-shirts on Tessa's blog.

And this picture of badges on Nat's blog :)

And Indigo Mill have some sneak peeks of upcoming projects and lots of new stock coming in so be sure to check that out.

Friday, 26 February 2010

The Party Planning

One of the things I love about the scrapping community is how friendly, approachable and giving they are (if you ignore the smack blog!). So many wonderful people have replied to my VIP guest invite for the party and designers from all over the place including Germany, Australia and America are putting together projects for us all. I'm very excited :) There's going to be a digi giveaway, some spring loveliness and more LOs than you have album space for, not to mention some ideas of expressing your craftiness in other ways. I hope that you'll all reserve the third weekend in March and invite all your friends x

Thursday, 25 February 2010

A seed is planted

So my post yesterday gave me an idea. It's my Birthday next month and I thought I'd be totally self indulgent and celebrate with a Birthday Blog Bash. The idea is that I'll have 33 blogs to hop (one for each year of my life) with some inspirational tutorials, challenges and idea pages for you all to bash. So I've designed a blinkie and invited my favourite this space!!!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Blog Crawl

Fancy a bit of inspiration at the beginning of March? Check out the blog crawl on 5th March :)

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Photo inspiration

The challenge on 'The Studio' this week is to use this photo as inspiration:
My first thought was 'Okay!'. But then as I thought about it I realised that it might lend itself to a LO I've been meaning to do for about a year and a half after I saw a LO on UKS with the title 'Terms of endearment'. Connor says such sweet and funny things that I really wanted to write them down on a LO. The photo has one sweetcorn on it's own and then others in rows. Not only that but each kernal makes the cob sort of segmented and divided. So I used that as my inspiration and came up with this LO. I hope you can see what I'm getting at :) I wanted to use some circles to show the bowl that the corn is in and since it's designed to go next to the first day at nursery page I did last week, I thought I'd sew them on to match. Hope you like it :)
Sassafras lass patterened paper
American Crafts Thickers
Embroidery thread

Thursday, 18 February 2010

14th February Challenge: The Studio

If you haven't been checking out the weekly challenges on 'The Studio' then you should be! They're a lot of fun and the DT take on them are inspiring. The challenge this Sunday was to scrap the love of your life (even if that's a bar of chocolate) without using red :) In the snow this year I realised just how much I love my car. I feel very safe and secure in it and it didn't let me down in the snow. So I dedicate this page to my car, one of the loves of my life. Is that really sad?? LOL. Oh well! Now, spot the mistake...
I was merrily scrapping away and finished the LO and then thought 'Oh cr*p!' because i'd put two stickers on that had red on. But it's tough because they look good and are staying.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Kiss the cook

The challenge on UKS this week was to scrap change, use ten of something, use a fancy edge and use red. In previous years I've found myself doing LOs just to fulfil the criteria of the challenge, without really ending up with a LO that I like so this year I'm trying to make the challenge work with the photos I want to use that week. Yesterday was Pancake Day. I love Pancake Day and so does Connor. So the change link is tenuous because my change is the batter becoming a pancake, but I did fulfil all the other criteria. There are ten circles on the LO, it's on a fancy edged cardstock and there is some red in it.

From the Scrapagogo kit-
Making Memories 12x12 Atrisan Die Cut Dot findings
BG Nook & Pantry 'Waffles' and rub ons
Webster pages 'Storytellers' alphas
Lace and ribbon
Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess Collection 'Simple as pie'
Riff Raff designs cutlery chipboard

deluxe designs chip bases
Hero Arts Fancy flet flowers
Kaisercraft pearls
October Afternoon cardstock stickers 'weathervane', 'cherry hill', 'farm fresh'
October Afternoon shapes 'Cherry Hill'
Jenni Bowlin Calendar card
Shabby Green Door 'Farmer's Market' stickers

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Chinese Whispers Round 2: Group 1

I was lucky enough to have another two lovely LOs to work from this month in the Chinese Whispers CJ. For group 1 it came from Debbie and was this one;I received it on Valentine's day and took this photo especially. I had planned on combining it with the studio challenge (scrap the love of your life without using red) but as you can see, that didn't work out :)
Cosmo Cricket Merry Berry
Making Memories Spiral bound journalling book
Making Memories felt alphas
Making Memories tiny shimmer alphas
American Crafts Thickers 'Sprinkles'
Jenni Bowlin Felt shapes
Basic Grey rub ons 'bel 697'
Rusty Pickle Sassy flourish rub on
October Afternoon 'Weather vane' cardboard stickers
Ribbon from stash

Monday, 15 February 2010

Chinese Whispers Round 1

Today is the day to email the first round of the Chinese Whispers CJ and this is the LO I created using Plumtree's LO to lift from. Her LO (Funny faces) was just gorgeous and I really wanted to do it justice. I hope that I did

Sunday, 14 February 2010


This CJ seems to have come and gone very quickly and we're already signing up for the next one. My latest entry was in to the 'Alton Towers' CJ and I chose the pirate ships photos. A big thank you to Leigh for giving me some Rusty Pickle pirate papers for this one :)

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Drum roll please...

Thank you for taking part in my challenge. I love to see how different the LOs that are created from a sketch or scraplift are :) There were two lots of goodies up for grabs this month and they go to Julie for this LO;
I love the paint and all that bling.

And Leigh for this one.
The thready ribbon type stuff works really well with the lashes.

Thank you ladies for your lovely entries.

Friday, 12 February 2010

February Challenge

If, like me, you've already made your Valentine's card then you're ahead of the game on this month's challenge. Since February is the month of love and giving a card to show that love this month's challenge is a card related one. I realise that Valentine's day is just upon us so it doesn't have to be a Valentine's card (Mother's Day is only a month away!) but the challenge is to make a card to give to someone else to tell them that they are important to you. Here is my Valentine's card that I'll be sending this year.
Please add a link to the comments section by midnight Friday 12th March if you'd like to be in with a chance of winning a February themed kit, when I randomly select someone.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Studio Challenge Sunday

And it is the first of the challenges that I am officially involved in in my role as a Design Team member :) So the challenge is;

' If I were a boy...create a page based around the idea of what life would be like if you were a member of the opposite sex. What would be better about it? What would you miss?'. I spent quite a long time on just finding the right photo for this one. I did find these ones;

because obviously being able to pee without having to queue for a loo, or even find a loo is the most appealing part of being a guy (IYAM!). But in the end I decided to take a picture of a couple of jelly babies. I was lucky to get the shot though as a small person snuck up on me and ate the lady jelly baby after only three shots! And here is my finished LO.


Kelly Panacci 'His & Hers' paper and stickers
Kaiser crafts rub on stiches
Magic mesh
Giant ric rac from Hobby Craft
7 gypsies ‘Retail therapy’ stickers
October Afternoon ‘Road trip’ word stickers
October Afternoon ‘Very Merry’ label stickers
American crafts rub on alphas
Doodlebug mini alphas
American crafts Thickers ‘Chit chat’
Luxe designs rub on brackets
Ticket from Indigo Mill
Prima eline gems
K& Co ‘Clearly yours’ epoxy stickers
Kelly Panacci rub ons
Bo Bunny ‘Tweet Tweet’ rub ons

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

All My Own Photos CJ February Posting

I hate to wasted paper and after making the LO for the UKS challenge the week before last I had lots of lovely paper from Indigo Mill left. It came in really handy for my latest UKS CJ entry in the 'All my own photos' CJ for Beth. Her CJ is about her trip to Newcastle and the photos are of two bridges in Newcastle.