Thursday, 28 June 2012

My New Car

I have become a really sloooooow scrapbooker. This layout was started in April and has only just been finished! It was almost finished in April but has been sat staring at me ever since. I felt it needed something else and it wasn't until this week after I added some chevrons that I could finally say it was finished. Still not entirely happy with it but its done and I am putting it away.

I used Doodlebug Crushed Velvet Patterned Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock, a page torn from an outdated road atlas (shhh don't tell DH!), road signs and journal boxes printed from the internet and self adhesive gems. The chevrons and title were cut on the Craftrobo.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Thank you My Minds Eye

Today I am a happy bunny!

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a giveaway on the My Minds Eye Blog and it arrived today all the way from America.

I had been told I'd won a 'collection pack' of my choice (I chose 'Sunny Side Up') and was expecting a paper pack. Imagine my surprise and excitement this morning when this lot turned up! The complete product line.

As well as 12 x 12 papers there are TWO 6 x 6 paper pads, 1 12 x 12 sheets of die cuts accents, 1 12 x 12 sheet of chipboard accents,  a pack of decorative brads and a pack of layered stickers. I'm in heaven!

My Minds Eye have always been one of my favourite manufacturers but after this generous gift they are now firmly placed at the top of my list. Thank you My Minds Eye.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Scrapology - June Card Challenge

Today is Card Challenge Day on Scrapology and this month Hels Sheridan has challenged the design team and blog readers to 'Make it Vintage'

My card was inspired by a vintage image I downloaded from the Internet. 

I added the image to a tag which I had already covered in script paper and then decorated the tag with an assortment of butterflies, ribbon and lace and a sentiment printed on the computer. Machine stitching was also added to add some interest.

The tag was then put onto a 6x6 square card to which I had added a sheet of papers from Websters Pages. The card was finished off with buttons, faux pearls and more machine stitching.

The challenge will run until the 15th July, so pop on over to Scrapology and check out the details.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Awww , who says romance is dead?

I saw a link to this video on May Flaum's blog and  after watching it I just had to post it here. Enjoy.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Scrapology Layout Challenge - W is for White Space

Today is new Challenge Day on Scrapology and this month we scraplifted a great layout by  Phillipsen which was based on a sketch from Pagemaps. The layout featured White Space so that is the featured technique. 

I choose to use some very old photos of Lara taken when she was only about 18 months old and was very interested in some Sunflowers I had bought.

I used Bazzill Cardstock and patterned papers from Echo Park's 'Life if Good' and 'A Walk in the Park' collections. The leaves were cut on the Craft Robo and the sunflower seed packet was downloaded and printed from the internet. I also added a few buttons and the pre-made sunflower embelishments came as part of a kit I bought from QVC years ago.

Here is Rô's original layout ............

........... and the Pagemaps sketch.

Please do go and visit Scrapology and see the rest of the teams layouts and  perhaps join in the challenge. Just use the sketch to create a layout with some white space.