Saturday, 25 June 2011

Junes Class kit

Had the girls over today for this months kit, we used the beautiful Basic Grey Sweet Thread papers and stickers.

Love these little ribbon flowers I made to embellish the flower centres....I know its not a new technique to many of you but its the first chance I have had to play with seam binding on a scrapbook page and as its so soft its a doddle to do.  I did 2 sizes using a 3/4" and 1" circle punch and some extra tacky double sided the red one.  It needs to be a dry glue or else the ribbon will get mucky.  Punch out your circle and adhere dst all over it, so its completely covered.  Starting with your ribbon tightly pinched together start in the middle and work your away around in a circle and keep folding the ribbon as you go.  Each time you fold press the ribbon down onto the dst so it stays stuck down, keep on going until you have worked your way around the whole circle and then cut off leaving enough to stick down onto the back of the circle and add some more dst to hold it place...and you ave it ready in place to attach to your layout.  If there is any card can carefully cut the excess careful not to catch the ribbon!  You can do any size you want and they are quite flat so not going to take up to much room in your albums. 

Made another one up and with a little help took some step by step pics....not great as the light was fading fast, but you get the!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

ATDML Cybercrop challenge 4

Here is my take on the sketch that was supplied for challenge no. 4.  I have had these photos plus some others in a bag with Thomas papers and stickers from when I started scrapping years ago!!  I kept looking at them and trying to come up with a layout that was not too the colours are quite bright! Anyway when I saw the sketch this morning....I decided to have another try and go with a less is more look.  Really happy that at last I have one Thomas layout done.

ATDML cyber crop class 2

Ann did a double layout for a class on Fri evening...which I worked on yesterday morning.  I had nothing like what she used but a dig in the old crate and I found some left overs from a Fancy Pants summer kit. I used plain cardstock as the base as I did not have enough of the patterened papers. Great layout for using lots of photos and doing it on an angle gives it a super effect.  I did split some photos in two and then I made some embellishments like the folder and tag. I remembered I had some beachy stamps from Inkadinkado which I think have worked well and to finish off a few stickers I found, which luckily, were the same colour tones as the Fancy Pants range I was using, Title has been done in some chipboard alphabets from MME. I also found the cute little clipboard and fabric embellishment.  Lastly, a little bit of ribbon that was in the kit and a few border from a Tim Holtz die.

The postman brought my kits for next weeks class yesterday so the rest of the day was taken up making the layouts for that...which is now all done.  Got up at silly o'clock this morning to take my son to work so I did one of the challenges which was a great sketch.... I just need to photo then will post later.

Quick shower, walk the dog and get ready for dinner tonight as its Fathers Day I have a BBQ planned...although not sure we will be eating outside if the weather yesterday is repeated.  Then I can crack on with another one of the cybercrop classes.  Its not to late to take part all class details are here

Saturday, 18 June 2011

ATDML Cybercrop

Had a few bad weeks with illness so I have decided to take part in this weekends cybercrop with the girls from A Trip Down Memory Lane.  It all kicked off last night with 2 classes, my aim is to complete as many classes as I can...even if its not all done this weekend, but only using stash I have here. Hopefully it will clear a few more bags from my crate of left overs from previous!!

First class last night was Mels.....this is my take on it.  Papers from SEI....going back donkeys years!!

The middle square hides a hidden panel where you can put more photos or journaling.

Its all held down with a magnetic snap....cant find mine at the moment so there will be some journaling to add but I want to the snap to be hidden underneath. I added some alphabet stickers for the date and some metal heart embellishments.  Really happy with it.....took my over the 2 hours so I am behind!! Off to have a go at Anns class from last night.

If you fancy joining in the fun...go here to get all the details....its completely free and there are some prizes on offer and some challenges to have a go at as well!!  Best of all you can use whatever you have at a great time to finally use all those lush papers you keep!!