Monday, 28 November 2011

Merry and Bright

Last week I got into the festive mood and made a Christmas layout, I love this photo of my nephew from last year so I had to scrap it!
I painted a square of white paint and then layered up lots of different embellishments from the Merry and Bright embellishment kit on to it.

Everything on the layout is from the Merry and Bright kit from the Make and Create shop. Here's the kit:
It's a nice bright kit for all your festive scrapping and it would be good for Christmas journals too! It contains lots of embellishments , including handmade, that you would find anywhere else!

I also started this years Christmas journal this weekend, I've gone for a different size and it will be a bit of a different style, quite simple as I won't have that must time in December as I have lots wedding invitations to make! I will show it to you when I done a bit more on it! I will also be using some of the Merry and Bright kit in my journal too!

Thanks for looking
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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Little Butterflies

Sunday's challenge at The Studio was to scrap something your grateful for but not the usual things but something superficial. On Saturday it was the NSPCC coffee morning next door so I made some little butterfly cakes for them on Friday so my layout was about being grateful that the cakes turned out as well as planned when you are making cakes for a special event, as sometimes they really don't!!
I used the gorgeous October Afternoon Sidewalk papers, I love these papers!! I went for a pretty layout for this one!
I am now a trader for Phoenix Trading and it's going really well, the cards are so lovely and a good price too so they are really easy to sell. I took them to the coffee morning on Saturday too and they sold well there too! If you are interested there's a link to my website above and email me!

Thanks for looking, let me know if you popped by!
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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Cake Lover

I made this layout a little while ago and haven't got around to showing it. It was a bit of creative therapy! I needed to do a bit of scrapping for myself so I could be free to creative whatever I wanted and I had these photo ready and printed on my desk waiting to be used. It came together quite quickly and felt good to do it too!
 My little nephew couple of Easters ago now, he really loves all the cakes I make and this was him tucking in to a Easter Cupcake!
I kept anything on a angle for this on and on the edge of the page which I haven't really done that much. I used Echo Parks, Springtime Papers, I cut out some of the leaves and flowers from one of the papers and stuck them on. And you can't beat a few paint drops!!

Had a great day on Sunday with my family for my sister's birthday we went to Ashton Court and saw the deer which my nephew loved! I made my sister a nice big Chocolate fudge cake! She loved it!
I also had some great scrappy news, which I'm excited about I will tell you more soon!
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Friday, 11 November 2011

Precocious Cards

 Here's a couple more cards I made a few months back now that I never got around to showing you. I made them with the left over bits of the Pink Lemonade sampler I had from Precocious Paper when I was guest designer. Tessa has now got some lovely Christmas samplers in her shop too!
The cupcake poppy, floral ribbon and green ribbon are from the sampler I made some leave to go with the flower and stitched down the middle of them.
On this one the lovely tissue paper flower, floral ribbon and pink ribbon are from the sampler. I only needed to add a few bits!
I've been scrapping quite a bit this week but I can't show you that yet but I have got something else to show you so I'll be back with that soon.

This my sister's Birthday in a few days so we are having a family day on Sunday to celebrate which means tomorrow I'll have a bit of baking to do!
Have a good weekend. xx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

By The Seaside

Today's challenge at The Studio was to use hand cutting which was an easy challenge for me as my scissors are my best friend!! I don't even own a cutting machine! I cut everything on this layout (except the title) with my scissors! If you join in with this challenge you could win lovely goodies from Precocious Paper.

I cut the people out of a sheet of October Afternoon paper as I thought they fitted in really well, I used watercolour pencils to colour them in. All the other paper is OA Seaside collection too, I haven't used this range that much so it was nice to use it with suitable photos!
This is my sister and brother-in-law playing bat and ball on the beach in Tenby when I went away with them for the bank holiday weekend in August.

Thanks for looking!
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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A Couple of Cards

I had to make a card for my Mum's friends Birthday and I needed some inspiration so I used sketch 272 from Scrapbook Challenges, which was made by Carmen. It worked great for this card! I used the lovely Echo Park, Victoria Gardens papers for it.
It's quite exciting at Scrapbook Challenges at the moment as we are moving to a brand new site soon!

Here's another card, I made this one using my Old Type embellishment kit from The Make and Create shop. For this kit I teamed up with Little Musings. I made this card using the Little Musings doily and typewriter and other bits from the kit. 
As you can see I still have a thing about using wiggly twine!!! I didn't realise they both had it until now!!
I don't usually like the cards I make that much but I must say I like these! :)

That's all for today, back soon with more.
Thanks for stopping by! xx