Monday, 23 January 2012

Quick Birthday Cards

Last week I suddenly realised two of my design team co-members on Scrapology were celebrating birthdays, so I quickly made a couple of very simple cards using some Craftwork Cards supplies that I had had for quite some time and not used..

I think the papers were from the Yummy Scrummy Range and I added some Card Candi and a sentiment also from Craftwork Cards.

Very quick and simple cards and not an original idea but I hope the girls liked them.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Scrapology - January Card Challenge

This month on Scrapology, Ali from Craft Ribbons has sponsored our monthly card challenge. The team (and readers joining in with the challenge) are challenged to "Say it with Ribbons" by creating a 'Love' themed card incorporating ribbons - very apt with Valentine's Day just a month away.

I created a cute little square card with a 'Me to You' image.

To create the ribbon heart in the centre of the card I fixed pieces of ribbon to a piece of cardstock which I had cut roughly to the size of the finished heart. The size of the heart was the same as a White heart shaped paper doilie from The Hobby House which I trimmed to create a frame for my ribbon heart. The doilie edged heart was mounted on a square piece of red and white spotty paper which I edged with white lace. I finished the card by embelishing it with red Card Candi from Craftwork Cards, a ribbon bow and a pre-made 'Me to You' topper and tag from DoCrafts.

The prize for the winner of this month's challenge is a set of 16 'Valentine' ribbons so pop over to Scrapology and have a go.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Puppy update

A friend asked me how Millie our Labrador puppy was doing so I thought I would post a few photos here.

The first couple of photos are of Lara with Millie and were taken a few days after Millie came to live with us. Lara absolutely loves Millie and to see them running and playing together in the garden is so sweet.

Christopher took the next few photos. Back in the summer my brother passed onto me a camera which he no longer used. It's an SLR and whilst I, much to Christopher's disgust, have only been using it on auto, he has been playing around with apertures and shutter speeds, etc. I must agree the photos are lovely and I really should be brave and take the camera off auto but that's so scary!

These last few photos were taken just last week in the back garden. Millie has learned that if she finds something tasty in the garden (ie, a leaf or twig) and takes it under the trampoline to munch on it is very difficult for us to get to her to take the tasty morsel off her. These photos were taken in that spot.

Tomorrow she is due to have her final injections and next week we are off to a puppy party! Oh happy days.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Scrapology January Layout Challenge - T is for Texture

Over on Scrapology we have started the New Year with a challenge to use 'Texture' on your layout and also a double page sketch based on a layout by Stacey Hansen

I decided to use papers from the 'Year-o-graphy' line from Simple Stories to create a year in review layout. I am loving the collections from Simple Stories and they are fast becoming another of my favourite manufacturers.

I used 8 photos on my double page layout taken during the year on various occasions. Usually I find it difficult to use photos from different events on one layout because often the colours clash, etc but on this occasion because of the muted background I think the layout worked.

To add texture I embelished the page with buttons, machine stitching, stickers and created bunting along the top of the page with punched circles and scalloped circles which I stapled onto some bakers twine.

Looking at the layout I realise what an eventful year 2011 was for my family.

Here is the original layout by Stacey Hansen.....

........ and here is the sketch with Lynn created.

Pop along to Scrapology to see all the teams layouts and to find how you can win an amazing prize of one of each sheet of Bazzill Two Scoops - extra special, 12x12 premium cardstock!

Sunday, 1 January 2012