Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Handmade Love Challenge

The challenge over at Handmade Love this week is to use stitching on a layout. I have not done much stitching on LO, but I know it is very trendy at the moment, I must get my sewing machine back from work so I can try some machine stitching on a LO soon.
On this LO I handstitched the border around this, I prepunched the holes so it was more even than trying to pierce it with a needle.

Check out the Handmade Love DT interpretation too.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

My Five Favourite Layouts

Over at as part of the crop party, she asked us to think about our 5 favourite layouts. This was hards as I only started cropping in November but already have 3 albums full. They all have different reasons for being special.
This was a recent LO, I reallu like the bold colours and it was the first time I had used these type of chipboard letters. It show the lovely Ed Hardy bag that my BF got me.
This was one of the first LO I did using my Cricut, it shows me customising my car.

This was one of the first times i really concentrated on tonal colous and used paper pleating, I also love the windy picture of us on the ferry going to Italy, Lake Como, hence the play on words about the BF hair.

This was one of the first LO I did when I attended the bramford crop. I love the colours and the tones that match the clothes we are wearing in the photos.

This was my first ever LO that I did when I start scrapbooking back in November 2009. The photos are also from when me and the BF first got together.
I think I have come a long way with my scrapping and I love looking back in my albums to see the old stuff I did. I also love looking online at all the other peoples creativity and stories.

Last LO Challenges

Well these are the last LO's of the weekend cyber crop, I have another couple of posts to do before I retire from my marathon scrapbook weekend.

Challenge 14 : Scrap an Adventure

Challenge 15: Scrap with Stamps

I made a card for this one, I dont really have many stamps, and those I do I dont really use for scrapbooking, maybe I should though. I need to make a card as well so it is something odd my to do list.

Little Musing Challenge

Well I am up-to-date with the new challenges, have a few in the middle to catch up with. I decided to go with a digital with this challenge as I have enjoyed what I have done today.

Challenge 17: Little Musing

I decided to make a small page for one of my divider pages for this month Document: 2010 project. I thought it would be a good idea to record one of my most productive scrapbooking weekends ever.

Digital Challenge

Well still working my way through the challenges, although my pace has slowed since going and doing the weekly shop.

Challenge 16: Happiness is...

I had a go at using a digital template for the first time, Shimelle had a freebie to download, I am happy with the results. I completed this using Photoshop CS2

Another 2 Crop Layouts

Well I have been busy working on some more LO's for the crop challenge.

Challenge 10: Scrap with 2 4X6 Photos

Challenge 12: Sketch Challenge

I think this is the most scrapping I have done in a 48hr period, and I still have lots that I want to do.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Challenge Seven

Well I am still working my way through the challenges set today, I have had a brilliant day doing all the scrapping challenges.

Challenge Seven: Scraplift (Como Crickets)

I tried to follow the layout as close as I could, I did not have any Como paper that went with my picture so I used some bits I had in my stash. I also decided to try and work with a colour theme aswell.

I am going to finish for the day and am looking forward to what Shimelle brings on tomorrow

Challenge Nine

I got a bit out of order with my challenges, but I have finished off some of my Document 2010 pages for March in the process.

Challenge 9: Using your handwritting
Well this is a bit painful for me as I do not really like my own handwritting, but I did it for the challenge. I think I will come around to the idea of handwritting in time as it is a fiddle setting the printer up!!

This is for part of my divider page for Document:2010.

Digital Crop Layout

Well normally digital does not float my boat but I gave it a go for the next challenge. I included the lovely brushes that Shimelle had as a free dowload. All the elements are freebies that I have collected off the net, it was created using Photoshop CS2.

Challenge 5: Photoshop Brushes

Two more Crop Layouts

Well I have had a productive afternoon so far, completing the next two LO from the weekend online crop over at

Challenge 3: Bunting

I like the idea of bunting on LO's. I saw the Dear Lizzy line when at Ally Pally and loved the bits featuring the cute spring coloured bunting. I used a WRMK stamp to create my bunting on some scraps.

Challenge 4: Four Patern Paper Squares

I four scraps of paper that matched well but could not get the LO right with them, I decided to alter the angles of them and add a stamp effect boarder to the photo, I think it works!! I then attacked some paper flowers with some distress inks to make them match in with the LO colour scheme.

I think currently their are 8 challenges on the blog so I am half way their. I am enjoying seeing everyone elses LO too.

Shimelle Weekend Crop Challenges

Well I had great fun on the crop chat lastnight, lots of gossip about male actors, cakes and wine....oh and some scrapbooking!

Well I am behind on the challenges as I am a slowish scrapper but I have my list of challenges to work on and am getting there.

Challenge 1 : Cupcakes

This was a great first challenge, I used some pictures from the BF birthday, I am happy with the result. Some bunting crept on there before challenge 3 was announced too!

Challenge 2: Sketch and Woodgrain

This was a change for me used a big photo and tried to stick to the sketch. I also used some wood effect chipboard letters. In the spirt of 'Something from Almost Nothing' I also stash busted some felt trim that had been sitting around for ages.
Now setting off to get working on the next challenge....bunting!


Friday, 16 April 2010

Shimelle Crop Party

Well this weekend is the Shimelle Crop Party, over on her site and on the forum for members, I am looking forward to getting motivated.

Will be updating over the weekend.


Sunday, 11 April 2010

Ally Pally Haul!

Well I had a lovely day yesterday at Ally Pally 'The Big Stamp and Scrapbook Show' it was my first time and I enjoyed the expirence....I don't think my bank balance liked it hee hee. Thanks to Janina for inviting me.

As you can see below I got a variety of stash and am going to have fun sorting it out later, also went out for a walk today with my camera so have some pictures to scrap as well now.

Got lots of LO planned just need to find time to so them!!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Shimelle Chipboard Prompt

Well I have had time today to catch up on my blogging and also on completing some layouts for the Shimelle class I have been working on.

Below is the layout I did to try and use up my Chipboard stash but only ended up putting one bit on that I altered, I found so much when looking it was scary. I will work through the rest of this class and hopefully deplete some more of my stash.

Handmade Love Layout

Over at Handmade Love this week the challenge is to scrap a Self-Portrait, well I combined this with trying to use some of my scraps up as the Shimelle class is promoting.

Go check out the blog for the DT interpretations.

Another Shimelle Prompt Layout

Well life has got in the way since I signed up for the Shimelle class, but this weekend at the Bramford crop I managed to do a couple of layouts inspired by the prompt.

The whole ethos is to use up stash, and stash is not something I have a lack of and I am sure with my first visit to Ally Pally that I will soon have some additions to it!!

I am really enjoying being creative with my scraps and stash and being creative with my layout, hope you like them.