Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Crafty Challenges

I've been enjoying being crafty this week and last week so I've got quite a few bits to share!
First up was Sunday's challenge at The Studio, this week the challenge was 'as it's my birthday week(not mine Amanda's!!), I want to see your birthday pages or mini albums! I always struggle to make birthday pages that don't look 'cheesy', so I'm looking forward to stealing all your ideas!'

I had some great photos to chose from of my nephew's Birthday a few weeks ago!
I love this photo of him as he looks like he's having a great time! He loved to sing along when ever anyone sang Happy Birthday to him even though he can't say the words properly yet!! I painted over some stars to leave the outlines of them. The music paper is actually Christmas paper but you can't tell that it is!!!

I also made this layout of my nephew, the photo was taken a whole year ago now! I do love this photo though it's so cute!
I launched a new kit on my shop on the 1st it's called 'Back to School' and is full of bright colours. So I made this layout with the kit I used some ribbon ric rac, stars, dictionary paper, my handmade felt pencils, arrows and handmade journaling cards. For the layout I used a Pencil Lines sketch, No.199.

The next two things are from The Studio Cybercrop I was hoping to do them before I went away but I ran out of time in the end.
The first one was a challenge to make a card using Cosmo Cricket papers so I made this with some lovely Delovely scraps!
I love the bright colours of the papers on white they really stand out.
The next one I did was a layout from a lovely sketch from Becky Fleck of Page Maps. My nephew again, I didn't realise they were all of my nephew, sorry about that!! He started playing around with a brolly but it wasn't even raining! I made my own little umbrella for it!

There were some great classes in the crop and I plan on doing some more soon! That's the beauty of Cybercrops they are always there to go back and look at! The winners have started to be announced now over on the blog there are lots of lucky people winning prizes!! Wish I could of won some of them!

I've been working on the Christening invites that I have to make, I've made all the bits for them now just got to assemble them! Thanks for your comments they are much appreciated and as always thanks for looking!! xx


  1. Fab LO's, the birthday one is not cheesy at all - in fact its really cute! And you would never know that its Christmas paper! xx

  2. Fantastic LO's and a very cute card :)

  3. You are so talented Anna! These layouts are fabulous! So fresh and clean, yet playful and with lots of details! I have to check out your kit shop! I love handmade stuff!

    I hope everything's fine in Bristol. My heart beats a little extra when I think of the UK and I feel like I'm there when I visit your blog.

    Have a great weekend Anna and keep on inspiring us!

  4. Beautiful pages, Anna! I particularly liked the LO with his nephew umbrella, very fun! I love to receive your visit on my blog and come to know your space! Bjs!


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