Sunday, February 13, 2011

Just Perfect and Dreams...

I have been very busy packing and such like this week and not much craft or blog, sorry for the lack of visting and comments this week. I have completed a couple of layouts for challenge blogs when I've had a mo as I've been desperate to fit it some scrapbooking lately.
Scrap our Stash Challenge blog has a theme of 'love' for February. I have done a layout of Emma, about a week or so old, on her first walk all tucked up in her pram.

  • Paper Artsy hot picks stamp and vintage photo distress ink, for the scrolls stammped around the edge of the background DP
  • EK Success lattice strip punch to make the layered background behind the photo. In hindsight I should not have used double sided tape to adhere the strips as the page is sticky when you pick it up. I will get some spray adhesive mext time!
  • The flowers are PA again, stamped onto DP and some plain ones cut with a PA flower die, then scrunched up, inked and gathered together with a brad.
  • The butterfly punches are Martha Stewart, my faves.
  • The scrolls, bird and corners are Marrianne Design
  • The gorgeous teardrop ribbon and half pearls finish it. The paper and the letters are from stash, the rest from Craft Den.
Scrap Fit Challenge blog theme this month is 'Dreams'. Of course it's another page of Emma, this time a bit older and having a snooze in the car.

  • The same PA scroll stamp is stamped around the edge with vintage photo DI. Why stray from an idea if you like it!
  • I have also stamped a bubble wrap background stamp on the scalloped paper, which was cut with a colour my world template. I lurve this stamp, it's so useful!
  • The flowers are a mixture of prima and some random ones from my stash, and some lovely fat rose buds from Lynne.
  • MS punches for the butterflies again and the scrolls and the corner dies are Marrianne design.
  • I have embossed a chipboard swirl and added half pearls to finish off and a Tim Holtz ticket with a PA saying stamped in the middle and trimmed. The letters are chippies covered with stickles as is just about everything else. Craft den for most things as usual!

Right, I am now off to the Lakes for a week on my jollies, lots of time playing with Emma and some friends and some chillin'. I may make room for some crafting and a few glasses of wine, lol. Have a great week!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge - February Sketch

It's that time again, a new Anything Goes Challenge! Thanks for all your fab entries for the Butterflies theme!

This week we have a lovely sketch drawn up for us by Sue. I had such fun with this, sketches seem to have saved my mojo this week!
Here is my entry. I have used it as my card for my hubbie this Valentine's day as well, not like me to be so organised. He NEVER looks at this blog so I'm safe. Mind you he gets every project shoved under his nose to make the appropriate noises anyway so he doesn't need to look at the blog really, lol!

I have stamped the vine leaves around the Bo Bunny card in versamark and embossed with a two tone teal embossing powder. The DPs are Prima and a large doily, cut down to fit with the rose pattern circling the edge, sprayed with some mica spritzes. I have used some lovely textured ribbons and my MS lattice heart and monarch butterfly punches, and a MD swirl die. The flowers are a mixture of Prima, a silk freebie, petaloo and a large tea rose. I have finished it with vellum butterflies and a sentiment and of course some stickles. The label behind the sentiment is from a nesties set, which Lynne was trying out at Craft Den and she kindly gave me some of them. I have coloured this one in versa magic, sea breeze. This was another Tilda coloured with prismacolor pencils in class a few weeks ago.

Everything is from Craft Den except the doily and a couple of the flowers.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sketch and Stash Challenge #54

My mojo escaped me this week so I have been blog hopping for ideas. I found a lovely sketch on the Sketch and Stash Challenge blog this week, which kick started my brain again.

Last week at Craft Den we had a lovely tutorial by Sue (Beyond a Bland Blog) on how to colour using prisma pencils, which was fab. We are all desperately waiting for Lynne to get some in now! Anyway I used one of the images we coloured that week and made this card using the sketch. The papers are Prima Annalee range. Everything is available at Craft Den, except the flat prima flowers and the little tiny flowers from my stash.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WOYWW - week 87

Good morning! I don't often have anything on my desk in the morning as I have to clear it every night for work in the morning, but I was lazy last night so here is all the mess. You can see the tiny space in the middle of the desk I work in, only because I am so messy and everything is spread around the desk.

I am working on a card, using an image I coloured with prisma pencils during a class with Sue last week at Craft Den. I'll post the card later. You can see I am surrounded by my die folders, loads of flowers, which I am deciding on. My first cuppa has just joined the desk.

Pop over to Julia's who has created WOYWW to view all the lovely desks this morning, it's fun to have a lovely nosy at evveryone's goodies and projects. Have a good day!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Best Donkey

My first layout of Christmas 2010. Emma had her first nativity this year. Loads of parents sat cramped into a small room at nursery, I was all excited at what she would be, would she be Mary? would she be a star? would she be an angel? No... Emma was the donkey, LOL. And what a fantastic donkey she was. When all the other children were singing, I whispered to Emma, 'sing, Emma'. 'Donkeys don't sing', she said. completely in character! She must take after her daddy.

I have torn some lovely gold printed vellum along the centre of my layout and die cut trees and snowflakes, using my lovely MD dies from Craft Den. The trees can definately be used for Spring pages as well in different paper. The title is some chippy letters, covered in PVA glue and glamour dusted all over. I have also added some half pearls and nailhead gem things.

I have also made a little card using some images I bought from e-bay. Sometimes you just have to admit you can't buy all the stamps! She was stamped onto normal card, rather than coated card, so I could not blend my copics, so I used them quite plainly, a bit like the effect you get with promarkers. I used some lovely dies: Spellbinders lace border, an ornate corner, flourishes which came with the lovely frame behind the Anya image. I also used my hot picks flower stamps and die to stamp onto some coordinating paper and scrunch up to make the flower embellie. Everything from CD except the paper.

Hope you like them, have a good evening!