Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Sketch Saturday

After receiving lots of inspiration from my trip to the Hobbycrafts & Sewing for Pleasure exhibition at the NEC this weekend I'm raring to go.

The sketch this week from Sketch Saturdays is 



My take on the sketch

Closer look at the colouring

This is one of my new Lilly of the Valley stamps coloured with Copic Ciao's, the greeting is from Lilly of the Valley as well, papers were free gift in with my Scrapbook Magazine this month.

Hope you like it.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Birthday Cards

As I've mentioned before got lots of birthdays March & April so whilst at my scrap crop today I decided to do a couple of cards instead.

First one is for my Grandma's 92nd birthday which is on Monday, I used papers from the My Minds Eye, Bloom and Grow range, I just love the bright colours.  Tilda with Tulips sat on the watering can, coloured with copics. Flowers and gems from Magnolia and Petaloo.

I based this card on the sketch by Janneke for Friday Sketchers and am entering it into their challenge  http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/

Second card is based on the sketch by Bev for the Lilly of the Valley Challenge 88  http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/


I've only just discovered Lilly of the Valley stamps and absolutely love them, they are soooooo cute,
She's coloured using copics, papers and embellishments from my stash.

Friday, 18 March 2011

New Layout

Another layout needed for my Thursday Scrapbook Class at Vanilla

This time I've used the sketch done by Jana Eubank for the challenge from the Paper Variety

I just love these papers from the Dovecraft, Owl collection, pink and brown goes so well together edged of course with my distress inks.  Martha Stewart punches came out again, I don't know what I'd do without them.  Buttons cut with 3 button punch and blinged up using stickles.
Photo's taken of the chalet we stopped in on our holiday last July in North Devon.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Scrap Crop Samples

Samples done for my scrapcrop this month which takes place next Saturday :-

I have made the kit up using :-
3 x Double sided papers from the Fancy Pants - Happy Together range
3 x co ordinating plain bazzill cardstock
Die cut flowers

Sample 1:
Sketch from the scraproom blog I am entering my layout in the March sketch challenge.http://www.scrap-room.com/

TSR Challenges

I didn't use any of the flowers on this, I stamped butterflies and cut them out making them 3d. Title done using Cricut Cindy Loo cartridge.
Photo's taken at Southport which we visited when I went to stay with my Daughter who is studying at Edgehill Uni in Ormskirk.

Sample 2:
I have based this on part of the double page sketch from Sketchy Thursdays
and am going to enter this in the 3.10 Sketch Challenge

Photo's of me enjoying a Guiness in "The Cavern" in Liverpool again taken on the same weekend.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

My Apprentice

I really liked the look of the March layout sketch from Sassy Lil Sketchers http://sassylilsketches.blogspot.com/
so thought I would have a go

and here is the result ...................

This photograph was taken when my great neice came to stay for the night and wanted to do some 'sticking' like Auntie Janet !

The rosettes were made using the new Tim Holtz sizzix die - so much easier than scoring yourself
The title was done using Tim Holtz foam stamps and then blinged up with stickles.
Hope you like it.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Blissful Weekend

After an extremely busy week at work it was lovely to have a whole weekend spent crafting.

I went to my Scrapaholix crop on Saturday, although cold it was lovely to relax doing one of my favourite things.  It was also nice to catch up with people I've not seen for a while and meet some newcomers.

The papers were from the Sugar & Spice range by Dovecraft and the kit included a blurb template from Crafters Workshop

Layouts done at the crop :-


and I've still got plenty of papers left to use on other projects.

As I was still in the mood when I got home I carried on and made a card which I am entering in the Friday Sketchers challenge  http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/

The stamp is one of my new ones from Lilly of the Valley which only arrived on Thursday.  I've coloured her using copics. Paper is from the Once Upon A Springtime collection by Graphic 45. I'm quite pleased with the result.

Yesterday I had a whole days patchworking at Quorn Country Crafts in Loughborough, the theme was a "Mystery Quilt" which was great fun as we didn't know what it would look like until we started to put it together.  This is still a work in progress so will post pictures once finished.  It was great to have a day where tea / coffee was made for you and all you had to concentrate on was your work!