Thursday, 30 June 2011

Hama Beads

Lara has been home from school today. Her school was closed for the day due to the teacher's strikes.

Yesterday I bought her a few more bags of Hama Beads to top up the some what depleted box we have. She spent a good part of yesterday evening and this morning creating small square pictures which she mounted in a 9 x 9 panel onto some of my Black Bazzill card stock (reinforced with mount board) to make a really cute, colourful picture which she intends hanging on her bedroom wall.

It kept her quiet for several hours and she was really thrilled with the finished picture.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Birthday Layout

Scrapping time at the moment is very limited. I'm sure it's just as busy for all parents when it gets close to the end of the school year - sports days, school trips, concerts, shows, etc, etc, etc. and the weekends are no less busy either. At the moment I don't know which way to turn.

A few weeks ago I started a layout at my monthly crop and it wasn't until yesterday that I managed to find a few minutes to finish it.

The layout was of Lara's birthday last December.

I used patterned papers from October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket and Jenni Bowlin, Thickers from American Crafts, ric rac, Stickers from Bella Blvd, metal rimmed tag, buttons and brads.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Scrapology - June Card Challenge

The card challenge over on Scrapology has this month been set by Laura from That's Crafty.

For my card I used a Ching Chou Kuik Rubber Stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps called 'Purple Comfort'. I coloured the image using Pro Markers and shaded around the outside of the image with some chalks.

I also used some patterned paper from a very old collection from Prima, blossoms also from Prima, self adhesive pearls from The Hobby House, Bazzill Tulle and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

This was Laura's original card.........

and the sketch it was based on.

Please hop along to the Scrapology blog to see the rest of the team's cards and maybe have a go at creating a card based on the sketch yourself.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Scrapology June Layout Challenge - What a Hoot

This month Scrapology are hosting a Blog Candy Hop so if you have arrived at my blog either from Anita's blog or under your own steam - hello! If you arrived here under your own steam and would like to join in the Blog Hop then why not hop to Scrapology to start at the beginning.

For June the Scrapology design team chose to scrap lift a layout by Cindy Tobey and decided on stitching as our theme/technique.

I used some quite old papers from Three Bugs in a Rug's 'What a Hoot!' collection which I thought perfect for a scrapbook page about the cuddly owl I made last month. Apart from the patterned papers the only other supplies I used were some Bazzill Card Stock and some buttons. It doesn't show awfully well in the photo but I layered up images cut from the paper to add some dimension and also machine stitched around the page and edges of the photos.

Here is Cindy's original layout which uses gorgeous papers from Fancy Pant's 'Beach Babe' collection......

......and, here's the sketch if you want to play along and have a go at creating a similar layout.

If you would like to be in for a chance of winning some blog candy leave a comment below, become a follower of my blog and then hop onto Jill's super blog - A Calendar of Colours to continue the blog hop.