Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Birthday Card

I had to get around to making a card as it had to be in the post this week, I decided to opt for simple and quick as am really tired after heading back to work.

I used one of the punches I picked up at the Crop a few months back and also one of the rosettes that I cut from the lovely Janet's die, which have been in my stash box for a few months. The papers used were also all scrap pieces so am being good at using bits up.

I am not really a card maker but am happy with the result and I hope the person likes it too.

Thanks for looking


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Never rains but it pours...

Just as I thought I was getting back to normal with finding time to craft I ended up laid up at home for 2 weeks ill. I am hoping to get back to work tomorrow and then it is the doctors and the hospital later in the week to hopefully get myself sorted.

I have however this afternoon done some scrapping (8/20). I did break my challenge of no stash, well I did not buy any patterned paper, and I am still working through my extensive stash. I did get myself a new punch, a butterfly, it seems I am using them more and more on my LO's these days.

I have printed out 30 new photos to scrap so hopefully I will get my scrap on this week.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

When life catches up.....

Well after my creative week last week and a busy weekend, more on that in a moment, I have been struck down by every type of lurgey going. I have slipped a disc in my back, I suffered bad with this 2 years ago and ended up having it operated on so not happy, I also have sickness and dizziness and a cold, so generally feeling naf. I have been off work for 4 days and done nothing but lay in bed feeling sorry for myself, am off to the doctors later so hopefully can get drugged up and on the mend.

I was happy to see when I looked at the blogs I follow that my LO was picked and feature by Shimelle over on her blog, it put a smile on my face.

As I mentioned I had a busy weekend, it was my dad's 60th and we arranged as a family to go on a boat cruise on the Noffolk broads, it was a lovely day for it. My new bf even came down and met the family and spent the day with us. I took about 100 photos using my new camera so will have lots to scrapbook when I feel up for it. It was a good weekend but did mean I missed the NSD Bramford Crop and also time to work on all the NSD challenges online. I am hoping I have time to catch up on a few before the closing dates.

Hope everyone else is fighting fit and I will be back with some scrapping soon I promise.


Friday, 6 May 2011

New Love - Pinterest

My new obsession is Pinterest...

I have seen this referred to a few times on peoples blogs and have been intrigued but that was a far as I went, I have now however taken the leap and it is a great resource especially for scrapping and collecting all the wonderful images you find on the web. It is also a great resource for images including scrapbook layouts.

Here is the blurb about it...

What is Pinterest?

Think of Pinterest as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and "follow" collections created by people with great taste.

People use Pinterest to collect and share all sorts of things -- wedding inspiration, favorite T-shirts, DJ equipment. You name it, people are pinning it.

We know you have great taste in something. Our mission is to make Pinterest the best place for you to share your taste with the world

I am becoming a bit obsessed and starting to collect images on my boards. Go check it out, I can be found here....


Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

5/20 Sketch of the Week

I am still going strong with my scrapping and have been inspired tonight by this weeks sketch over at Shimelle.com. This is LO 5 of the 20 I am going to complete before I buy any new stash. I am really struggling for alphas for the titles already and my Cricut is in storage so towards the end there maybe LO's with no titles!

This LO is a little different for me as I am not normally all about the clusters of embellishments, but I am really pleased how it turned out.

Thanks for looking


Getting back in the groove

As I had said in my previous post I have got the scrapping bug again, I even found myself planning LO in my head on the way home from work today!! I think part of the problem I was having was since splitting from my fiancée that I was struggling what to photography/document. I have decided to scrapbook my year again like the Document:2010 project of last year, but going to do it less formally this year. I am planning on using the divider pages to create a marker for each month, but still planning on that one.

Below are a couple of LO's I created this past weekend, I feel that I am going back to my old style of scrapbooking and it is feeling good. Don't get me wrong I love all the different techniques, but I just love patterned paper!! I am going through all my old stash and have promised myself not to buy any new papers or stash till I have created 20 LO's......do you think I will last?

Both LO feature the lovely spring blossoms in Highfield Park in Nottingham, these were inspired by the challenge over at These are a Few of My Favourite Things. I love this challenge blog but lost touch with it, I am inspired by the great stuff happening over there please go check it out.

Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Latest Scrapping inspired by Shimelle

Over the past weekend I have actually been scrapping and have completed 4 LO and also printed lots of photos out, I am finally getting back in the mood for it.

I started off by completing a LO inspired by the 4x6 Love free class that Shimelle is running over at twopeas this year. April's was to use 4 4x6 photos on a LO, it also was an interactive
page, the first one I have attempted. I am really happy with the results and will be using this template again, check out her website for more information.

Here is the completed LO

Here is the close up of the interactive flap

And the journalling/photo it hides

Thanks for looking I will be posting more of my completed LO this week.