Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Anything Goes - Make your Own Embellishments

Here we are again, Anything Goes Challenge time!
Last time we had 223 entries for our Die Cuts challenge! There are some fantastic entries there, I am still making my way through them, sorry, I will catch up!
Here is my entry for this week. I have made lollipop flowers to decorate a scrapbook layout of my daughter Emma, in my mum's garden when she was about 20 months old. She is blowing a buttercup and looks really sweet. When I think I can't possibly find any more photos to scrap of her, out comes another one! Actually I think you can scrap any photo, good or bad, they are all memories. The papers are a Bo Bunny Love Bandit shaped paper. The paper is so lovely I didn't think the layout needed too much so I just added the flowers, some butterflies (obligatory for my scrapbook pages, lol) and a die cut Marrianne Design vine. The flowers are made from Prima paper, spritzed with a gold mica mist spray and then scrunched up and folded out again, and held together with a brad. I've detailed the edges of the blue papers with diamond stickles and added some bling and a title. The butterfly punches are MS. Everything except the title are at Craft Den.
Today as well my March entry for Scrap Our Stash Challenge has been posted. I blogged it a few weeks ago. My guest DT entry will be posted soon as well as a bio on the 31st with a layout I did this week. I'll brag about that later when it's posted, big lol!
Have a good day!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday Scrapbooking

Hi there, we had a lovely time at Craft Den scrapbooking last night as ever. The theme was wedding, and Lynne has made this lovely design, but I obviously wasn't listening last week and I didn't have any wedding photos with me, so I finished early and was forced to have some time shopping! shame.

Anyway, I have now finished it at home with a photo of Jacquie and me as Bridesmaid's with our friend Caroline on her wedding day. It was a lovely day. Lovely memories. Sadly Caroline is no longer with us, but it's nice to remember lovely times. Not quite so keen on seeing the size 10 me though! I have grown in all directions except upwards since this photo was taken, lol. I can see collar bones, some time since I had those!!
The papers are new Basic Grey Curio just in at Craft Den. The cream cardstock background has been spritzed with a mixture of cosmic shimmers and Glimmer mists, and so has the flowery paper so that they have a lovely shimmer. I have finished it with gemstones in the flowers and a Prima bling and title cut with the Tim Holtz Carnivale die strip. I have used a pearlised peach card with a darker red underneath to give a shadowing effect and raise the letters off the page. Hope you like! Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Hi there, I had something on my desk this morning, so I thought I would share it for WOYWW (visit Julia's desk to find out all about it). Not very exciting though, just some lollypop flowers I am making and have just spritzed with cosmic shimmer mist. The left side of my desk has actually been tidied, though it doesn't look like it.

I thought I would share as well a desk tidy I made some time ago and never blogged (problem having to remember to take photos again). It was a wooden tray I picked up at a car boot for 50p. I have painted in with black acrylic paint and used Graphic 45 papers, buttons, Prima flowers, black lace trim and Tim Holtz feet to finish it off. Lynne at Craft Den kindly donated some little hangers so I can fix two ribbon handles to it to make it portable, but that's one of those little finishing jobs which I need to get round to yet!

and here is Poppy getting in on the act!
Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Soo far behind...

As usual I have completely forgotten to take photos of anything I have made lately. Finally here are the last three projects from Craft Den.

First we made a great beeswax canvas a few weeks ago. Lynne showed us some great beeswax techniques. I have a melt pot, project pan and beeswax of course, I have to have everything (embarassed look on my face), and didn't know how to use them, so I was sooo pleased with this class. We used some stamps which will be arriving at Craft Den soon, together with a load of different size canvases. We also added old dress pattern paper underneath the tissue layer. I have added a few extra metal buttons and a couple dress forms cut out from corrugated card to finish it off.

Scrapbooking class has started again at Craft Den as well! Woo Hoo! love my scrapbooking! Here are the last two layouts.
They are both using lovely Prima papers and a variety of flower punches. I have added bling and titles later on both of them. In the second, Lynne used a lovely way of layering the branches with a small flower at the tip to create a lovely blossom tree effect, really liked that.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge - Die Cuts

Thank you for all your entries for our last challenge, 'Distressing', 168 of you enjoyed that theme, thank you for your great entries!

This time our theme is 'Die Cuts'. I am sure I have a die or two lying around, seeing as my most prized possession is my Big Shot!

Here is my entry:

I have used nesties for the mat under Tilda, and a really very lovely, my new favourite, the Garden Branch Marrianne Design die from Craft Den. I am hoping that the Forest Branch will still be in this week as I NEED that one as well! My cards and scrapbooks will be very boring from now on (hoping that they are not now, lol)as they will all have this die on them, lol. The Prima Annalee papers, Prima leaves, MD corner die, the Prima E-line and rose flowers are all at Lynne's as well.

Have a good evening!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Scrap Our Stash Challenge - Dust it Off

Two posts in one day, what is the world coming to?
Scrap our Stash Challenge blog this month has a theme off 'Dust if Off' for March. I have done a layout of Emma, nearing a year old and crawling around pulling one of the funny faces that she has. I have dusted off my fabric collection and some applique work which I had cut from one of Emma's ruined t-shirts.

  • Bo Bunny dotty card stock, distressed around the edge and highlighted with Adirondack Pool ink.
  • A variety of spotty and patterned fabric. I think the patterned ones are also K & Co papers, but I'm not sure what they are called. I ran them through the big shot using Tim's tattered rose sizzix die and then sewed red buttons into the centres to pull them all together. I've then layered them around the page using pinflair glue. The branch is another piece of fabric, stuck onto an Aslan fabric tape sheet and then cut out with the branch with leaves bigz die.
  • I have sprayed the paper doily with a mixture of mica sprays, and finished it off with the cut out applique details from the old t-shirt.
Bye for now!

Anything Goes - Distressing

The theme this week over at Anything Goes Challenge Blog is 'Distressing'. I was on holiday so I didn't get my DT piece out this time, but I have made an entry. It's taken me all week to remember to take the photo, oops.

The papers are Graphic45 'Once Upon a Springtime Collection' and they are just lovely. I have distressed the edges of my mats and layers and added die cut frames for the decoupage fairy images.

The butterflies are Martha Stewart punches and the flowers are a mixture of Prima and small roses. The ribbon is from stash, everything else from Craft Den.

This challenge runs until Tuesday 8th, when there will be a new challenge, so you still have time to join in with your distressing!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's a good week!

What a great week so far! I am just catching up after being on holiday and then being away with work and checking blogs.

First good news: Scrapbooking class this week at Craft Den! Woo Hoo, I love my scrapbooking classes and have missed them.

Second good news: I just checked the Scrap our Stash Challenge blog to see what the March theme is as I really enjoyed joining in last month, and I am one of three winners from February and have won a guest DT place in April!!! I must admit I did not even read the challenge blog properly and did not even know that a DT place was up for grabs, perhaps I should read things more carefully in future! I am very excited! Thank you!

Anything Goes challenge until 8th March is Distressing. I have missed adding my DT piece while I've been away, but I have made an entry to join in. I just have to remember to take a picture, which is always my downfall!

Beeswax canvas at Craft Den tomorrow as well, can't wait!