Friday, 30 January 2009

Mojoholder Challenge #96

For my Design Team piece this week, I used more old stuff up. Pop over to the mojoholder blog to see the sketch & my fellow DT team member's versions of this wonderful page by Sharon Laakkonen. Sharon can be found over on the Prima blog.

Materials list; Paper, Crate Avenue Collection :- Glam, Trendy, Style.
Daisy D's cream script. Paper edged with a Multi shaper allDeco punch, Honour.
Blossoms, from an old selection I bought from Rebecca's scrapbooking shop. Brads, Papermania.
Lace & Ric Rac, market stall. Title, Heidi Swapp Runway clear extras.
Photos are of my sister Tracy & hubby Martin on their wedding day,October 2006, Gazebo in the grounds of Langley Castle, Hecham, their gorgeous wedding venue.
I had great fun with this page. Been a rough week and Im far too tired to do anything except feed myself & sleep. Due to the roadworks I've been getting home far too late at night to really bother with my computer or crafts. Reading is all I find time for & preferably in bed with a mug of Ovaltine.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Mojoholder Challenge 95

This week myself & the other DT girls over at Mojoholder blog lifted a beautiful design by Jasmine Brahim.

I selected a photo of the gifts I wrapped for my friends & family and did a Christmas layout. I got bought some fab stamps by my friend from Tesco & I chose to heat emboss them gold for some opulence & place them down the side like patterned paper. I also heat embossed a stamp by Studio Calico to act like a gold lace border.

Materials list;

All items from SC December kit "Centre Stage" & add on "A Christmas Carol" except dymo label words, gold embossing powder, the square stamps & the glitter tree which was taken from a gift I was given (spot of tag recycling) 4 snowflake brads & ribbon scraps - from own stash.

All other materials;

Black Bazzill Cardstock, Paper, Snowflake-Making Memories, Gingerbread- October Afternoon. Journal Label, unknown as it was a gift. Hambly rub on ticket. Music Note Poinsettis flowers- Making Memories. Red felt brad- Rouge brad combo set-MM. Newsprint Glossy Black Alpha-HS. Silver mini shimmer alphas- MM. Black tiny alphas-MM. Green apple pixie stix glitter-Pink Paislee. Lace border stamp- Studio Calico exclusive stamp.

Time Minibook - Part 2

Here are the other 4 pages I got made the other week. we were 8 behind but are now currently up to date. Had real fun playing with different backgrounds & fonts for my word pages. The TODAY is a HS stamp.
WK43 Today
WK44 Share
WK45 New

WK46 Be

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Time Minibook Pages

I got these pages completed some time ago but it took forever for me to take the photos. There are another 4 pages to share. We are up to date with the book now after a short break & the 52 weeks are coming to a close. It is a mighty thick book & one I really enjoy looking through.
WK 39 Thanks
WK40 Joy
WK41 Comfort
WK42 Hugs
Very down in the dumps right now. The working week is fraught with computer issues, making the job hard going & several miles of roadworks both ends of the day don't add well to the mix! I was exhausted & slept most of my weekend & plan to do pretty much the same this weekend too. I've had to go by train to work some days & that makes the day very long. I do precious little in the evening, but the lights night will be here soon!!

Friday, 16 January 2009

Mojoholder Week #94

We are back again this week over on mojoholder blog with the fresh clean lines of this Sarah Klemish page. I like how simple the design looked & how easy it could be dressed up if the need required.

I am on a mission this year to get a lot of my old stuff used up because everytime I buy something new or receive my kit, the old get pushed further to the bottom of the paper storage boxes. I have brand new kits untouched so thought that each time that I do use some old stuff, I can then use new.

Santa brought me some very nice pretties, but I stuck to my guns for this layout below.

Supply list; Paper, Yesteryear's, Homemade by Stampit Australia & Ephemera Backgrounds by Paper Pizazz. 2 pewter photo turns & brads, Papermania. Maya Road chipboard border, fence. BG Mod Rub ons. Hambly cardstock journalling sticker. American Crafts, Cream Soda Thickers. Rebecca Sower Typewriter Alphas. Slick Writer for journalling.

The chicken photo was taken at my sister's at Christmas. Her free range eggs are so yummy that I thought this baking paper was ideal for the picture. The ephemera background paper looks a lot like a shed or barn wall.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Desk Calendar

I made this to sit on my desk at the office. I had wanted to create 7 more pages to match the one I made in August for my new job, but mojo was low & time short. I plan to create a page a month to add to it & then next year I will have a full calendar & can add 2010 dates to it. I created a simple folded structure by cuting card 5ins high by 12ins long. I scored at the centre & then outwards from the centre along the long side at 5ins & 1in both sides. I added some extra card to act as a strengthening piece once glued together. The pages are from an old book. I sponged on distress inks & then lightly brushed over two thin coats of gesso. Once dried I inked my designs using Chalk inks, Malted Mauve, Pink Petunia, Perfect Plumeria & added a blue & a brown from some colourbox queues. Stamps are Gel-a-Tins Big Wild Things. The Calendar dates pad I picked up in a stationery shop for about 20p.
I'm quite pleased with the effect. The cardstock is Bazzill in brown & raspberry (not sure of the correct names had them in my stash a long time).

Friday, 9 January 2009

Welcome Back Mojoholder

This week's see's the return of Mojoholder after our Christmas break. I have missed creating my weekly DT pages. This is challenge #93. See the sketch & the rest of the design team's versions on mojoholders blog We selected a piece by Becky Novacek. Now you will probably think my design looks nothing like the original but that is all part of ScrapLifting. Taking an idea & working your own magic with your supplies. I was so inspired by the shapes & colours so I wanted a pretty girlie page. The problem with this decision was I had no pretty girlies to scrap... enter teamie Pauline with two adorably gorgeous daughters, Hayley & Iona. I added soft focus to the photo so it drew the eye directly to there smiling faces.
Once the page was together in rough I attached it to the front of a 25cm square deep canvas because I thought it would make Pauline & her family a nice gift. Materials list is below.

Bazzill Basics card, Mauve Ice cut into a semi circle. Paper & heart is Pink Paislee, Office Lingo, Lunch Hour & die cut. Embellishments; K&Co Amy Butler Ephemera, Fabric brad & floral butterfly. Melissa Frances Lace. Basic Grey, Sultry Chipboard swirl. American Crafts, Flair Friends adhesive badge, Cute. Blossoms mix from Prima & Dunhelm. Versamagic Chalk ink Pink Petunia. Papermania flat back pearls. Silver photo corner, unknown supplier. I am quite pleased with this piece & it was hard to part with.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

On the run up to Christmas

I was very busy at work & so made very few things. I did get some much needed birthday cards done & did start a Christmas 2008 minibook. But, everyone at work is ill with one bug or another & it has been a battle trying to avoid them all. So I took a much needed break from my computer & the outside world. It was actually lovely to be cut off from everything for a few days & just enjoy the festive period of watching telly & not bothering to get dressed! I then went to Newcastle to spend a few days with my sister & brother -in-law & it was back home & straight back to work for a day. Had two days off & then back to work again on 2nd January. I feel well rested & ready to start creating again for the DT on mojoholder as we will go live again on Friday :0)
Deb's Birthday card for 18th December '08.
Martin's birthday card (BIL) for 1st January 2009
I will be back Friday. Just got to get through this week as we have huge changes at work & its stressful!!!