Sunday, 29 April 2012


Another layout I managed to get done recently using some papers from years ago. No idea of the collection but its from Bo Bunny and I just had a couple of sheets of patterned cardstock and a sheet of stickers. I used my bendy ruler to make the swirl at the bottom and I used a Tattered Angels template from a set I found at the back of one of my cupboards !! I kept it simple by sponging some Distress ink Antique Linen through the template with a foam applicator.

Back soon with the layouts we did in class on Saturday....just got to retake photos because I forgot on Saturday.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Gitz Hoopla part 2

Todays page is made up from the scraps I had left over from my last one, its clean and simple but thats fine, I like that style. The flourishs are cut on the cricut and the alphabet is from Fancy Pants. To make the pierced lines up the side I used my Tim Holtz ruler. The flowers are Marianne die with some brads from my stash as is the white lace. The date sticker came from the same Glitz Hoopla collection. The tiny alphabet stickers are from Cosmo Cricket and come in a range of colours.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

A Cause to Celebrate

I have been a bit quiet as getting ready to move had taken up lots of my time, but we are still in limbo as to when exactly we are going to move so I decided to get productive with some scrapping. I dont have a craft room anymore as its full of boxes, so I moved onto the dining room table. Yet to be packed, is my infamous crate of bags of cardstock etc that has to be finished. 90% of it is left overs from other kits that I have done but I could not bring myself to throw away....that might explain why I have some much stuff !! Then theres a few bags of papers etc with some photos in them that I had thought would work well. Todays layout is one of those.....papers I brought last year and never got around to scrapping.

I love this colour combo, bright green, turquoise and black, very fresh and clean looking.Great for a "not afraid of the white space" style of layout. This photo of Emma on her 21st is one I had not gotten around to scrapping and to be honest the colour photo was not great. So a little play on Picasa and I turned it into black and white and added a few new features that are on there and I was really pleased with the was she which is good !!

All the cardstock is Glitz Hoopla, the corner die is Marianne and the border is a beautiful die from Memory Box called Meridan. I cut the cake out of one of the papers and added some pearls. The alphabet for the title is from Prima. The white roses on ribbon were from my stash but are readily available from most shops.

I will be back with another layout I made with the "left overs" from these promise is to now finish off using everything in the bags and not put them back in the crate....not sure how long that will!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Marchs kit

With everything going on I completely forgot to post photos of the mini book the girls did with me at home and at the shop last month.  We had tabbed chipboard and acrylic pages in a 6x6 album. The kit included 6x6 papers from the new Prima Almanac range together with flowers, some grungepaper and Tim Holtz tags. I knew,what with getting ready to move, that I would not have time to sort photos etc so my album is in readiness for wedding photos that are going to be taken in June. As to give the girls some guidance to where photos would go and sizes etc I have attached plain paper pieces with removable glue.

First up the cover, using Tim Weathered clock in grungepaper

Products used:

  • Woodware chipboard album
  • Prima Almanac 6x6 pad
  • Prima Almanac flowers
  • Prima Songbird Stamps
  • Tim Holtz Weathered clock, Vintage cabinet dies
  • Tim Holtz Inkessentials tags
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye, Black Soot and Adirondak Rust
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain Picket Fence
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • Black DL envelopes
  • Bazzill brad
  • Glitz alphabet stickers
All the ephemera was from the sheets in the paper pack, I used the stamps to the tags and on cardstock to cover the pockets made from envelopes. The distress stain was used to colour the clock face and I used Black soot ink to colour the hands. Mini books are a great project for a event, weekend away etc where you dont want to or have time to dedicate a whole 12x12 album to. Great idea for presents as well.

Looking forward to a crafty day tomorrow with my monthly crop, whatever you are doing have a great Easter weekend.