Monday, 29 March 2010

Hello Friends...

As I was on a roll last week on the card mojo front and I carried on and produced these two 'friends' cards. I used up some Anna Griffin scraps of patterned paper, embellishments and felt lace. I also added some stickles bling, Bo Bunny journaling spots and a die-cut greeting.
Have you noticed a colour theme with my paper craft supplies yet? Very earthy, natural colours aren't they? I do seem to have a lot of these type of colours, probably because my photos used to generally involve the outdoors (mountains, valleys, woods). But recently a lot of pink has crept in I think because I have made more LOs about myself includng the Document 2010. Speaking of which, March is calling me...........

Friday, 26 March 2010


I have so many scraps of paper hanging around at the moment that I am desperately trying to use them all up. Making cards is always a good way of using up the odd piece of spare paper but every time I sat down and tried to make one it ended up in the bin. My card mojo had seriously gone walkabout. But finally today everything came together and I managed to finish two I liked.

This Rubber Stampede stamp is a real favourite of mine, not only does the image turn out perfect every time it looks beautiful as well. The doodlebug glittered paper adds a rich chocolaty touch of sophistication combined with the crisp, slightly textured white cardstock.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

How co-ordinated!

I am determined to use up old stash on this challenge....and that is a challenge in itself! I am a very co-ordinated person. If I am wearing red shoes then I will have an item of clothing or accessories with red on also, the same with my pink coat...a pink hat to match. I just find it hard not to co-ordinate. So when you only have one piece of the patterned paper that co-ordinates with the photos you need to find other scraps of papers to co-ordinate with it. So this month I have been throwing caution to the wind and not so much co-ordinating but clashing colours, papers and accessories.

The other thing I wanted to achieve is to use different colours for each month. And do you know I think it has worked! The purple, orange and greens look pretty good together and adding the 2-dimensional flowers and butterflies seem to pull the whole four pages together.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Tooty Fruity

Do you remember Tooty Fruity sweets, I loved them and had a real craving for them when I was pregnant with my son Robert. Does anyone know if they are still around? Apart from the soft, chewy, fruity centre and the hard candy shell it was the pretty colours that they came in that I liked. This is what this layout reminds me of, those candy colours...gosh how many E numbers must of been used in them to produce such wondrous colours.

I made the LO to be entered for the UKS Monthly House Challenge. The problem is that I didn't read the entry details properly and hadn't realised until I had finished it that it should of been a scrap lifted LO. Oh well too late now, I am not going to start again as I like it too much.

I used Bazzil, K&Co, Bo Bunny and American Crafts papers with zingy citrus ribbons from my ribbon stash. The alphabet was cut on the Bigshot using Sissix 'Bug in a Rug' font. When I met some of the other UKS scrappers at Stamperarma last Saturday we were talking about lollipop flowers and all had our own versions, this is mine. I like to crease up the circles and sand them, then offset the circles with a brad in the middle.

Do you think that if I look hard enough I will find a published layout that I can say I scrap lifted it from? I have looked but I think the likely hood of finding one will be pretty slim, don't you?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Down and Dirty!

Yes I with millions of other British scrappers, card makers and general crafty people have jumped on the band wagon shouting ' I want to play too'. What am I rabbiting about I hear you say?....getting down and dirty distressing, splodging, stamping and blending with the Tim Holtz range of course. To be fair I have often admired the whole distressing/art journal/altered style of crafting but not knowing where to begin with it the nearest I have come is a little sanding, ripping and inking. So with his new book and the QVC tsv in my hot little mits and a timely visit to Stamperarma at Stevenage on Saturday I had a play.

These are a few tags ready for a tag swap arranged by the Scraphappens team on UK Scrappers. I still have some more to do and have to add a photo and some info about me on the back. But I am pretty pleased with myself at my first attempts and just LOVE the Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit stamp and just know this is going to be a well used stamp in the future. The inks I used are all Tim Holtz distressing inks in Barn Door, Brushed Corduroy, Shabby Shutters and Spiced Marmalade (don't you love the names?). I covered a selection of Alphas in an old dictionary page, ink and Glossy Accents. Then finished with a slick of Hard Candy Stickles around the edges.