Wednesday, 28 August 2013

I Love This Place

I made this layout last Sunday, just before I fell ill.
I have looked at it for a week & have decided not to add anything else to it.
Materials Used;
Pale Blue Bazzill Cardstock
Royal & Langnickel Rub on Film Strip
Strip of paper - ColourConspiracy - Texturise {1}
Mini arrows - reverse of Texturise {1}
Two slivers of both sides top & bottom
Main title computer generated direct onto card
I Love This Place - Computer generated & cut out.
Date Tag - Papermania X-Cut Ticket Die
Photo - St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitely Bay, Northumberland
Taken July 2012 when I went up to plan our France holiday.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Things don't go to plan!!

You know how it is (if you are in full time employment like me)
& you are also an avid crafter, there are days when you long to be at home.
The mojo is jumping and more ideas are in your head than hours in a day.
Well, I have been home, since Tuesday but not quite how I wished!
I started off with a viral cold & by Wednesday had Gastroenteritis!
I have decided I hate my bathroom, having spent such a vast
amount of time in it. lol
Of course I am highly contagious so despite it being Bank Holiday Weekend
here in United Kingdom, I am not allowed out.
How I have longed to be at my desk this week!!!!!
I had finished the layout (in the post below) and begun another plus a mini book of my week
away in Northumberland. They are still sat on the craft table untouched. But, I
hope to be able to do something other than stare at the computer by tomorrow.
As you will see from the post below I made a CD card for my sister Tracy, so that I could post
all the photos I had taken during my week.
I also made this card below for Dad. I could not blog it until I knew he
had received it & then by that time I was really ill.
It is a very simple card which I think might translate well
into part of a scrap layout.

Materials Used;
Papermania Urban Stamp - All Aboard - Map
Papermania All Aboard Craft Tape
Photo - taken by myself & cut into circle
I stuck the craft tape on paper & ran through computer to add text.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Page 10 & A Card

Here is the 10th layout of the 2nd 8x8 album.
I am pleased how this one came out although it is not how it started off!
I have kept several of the elements but ditched two as they did not work.
Most of the elements you see are die cut from vellum as I love the transparency of it.
Materials list;
Photo - My hand beaded bird cage ornament
Background - Dream Street Papers - Rue - Affection
Other paper - BG dot from Basics White
         Chevron - Papermania Happy days
Dies: TH Bird Cage & Bird
X-Cut - Mini Star
Other Items:
Big Shot
Glassine Envelope
Silver Sequins
Waste Stars from die cut piece
(coloured with Scattered Straw Distress ink
so they can be seen in envelope)
Floral Washi Tape - free gift
Tulle - Ribbon Girl
Dovecraft Tea Party Mini Paper Doily
Stamp - French Writing - Hero Arts
I used this on white card for the title
I computer generate the words on paper
stuck a scrap of canvas to it & re printed.
I do love to see stitching on layouts and I really find it therapeutic to sit
& hand stitch on my own when time is available.
I went to town here & stitched 3 pieces!!!
This next item is a card made to send a photo CD to my sister, Tracy.
It again incorporates Vellum.
I made this with a free embossing folder & a free stamp!!

Peacock Embossing Folder - Magazine Gift
Elizabeth Bennett - Cover Stamp Craft Stamper
Paper - Lucy Cromwell Design Stax
The peacock folder was chosen as the photos on the CD include a pic of a white peacock
from our recent visit to Kirkley Hall.
Elizabeth Bennett arrived at the perfect time,
as my sister is a huge fan
of costume drama, in particular the classics.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Page 9 - Album 2 - Dad

I just couldn't resist scrapping this photo I took of Dad when we went up to visit Tracy.
I went with him and after he left on the Monday afternoon, I stayed on for a week.
He had just put up some shelves in her bathroom & was having a quiet cuppa in the garden.
As he is featured doing his "planning" in the garden I chose to use
this gorgeous range of Lucy Cromwell paper Home to Nest.
Dad loves his garden and also our feathered friends so it was perfect.
The colours are so muted and the images not too tacky.
The background is Papermania Happy Days
Papers & journal card all Home to Nest
Alphas - AC Rockabye - leaf
Vellum word - Chatterbox
The photo was given a Museum Mount frame in Picasa.
I am busy creating two mini books. One is of my Teddy, Spencer in France!
The other is of my recent trip to stay with my sister.
I also have two cards almost ready to share!!
Crikey haven't I been busy (for a change)

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Page 8 of Album 2, 70's Princess!

This has come out a tad brighter than planned but I am busy playing around with my new camera.
This page was quite quick to make as I knew the exact photo I wanted to use.
It is of me taken some time early 1970's and my Aunt Cherry, mum's sister
 had come round to put my hair in a bun.
Must have been going to a party or something, but I still remember the day
because I felt so pretty.
Materials Used:
Scenic Route Paper- Brook-hurst Street, Garden Grove & Joy Street
(scraps left from SC Jul 2009 Documentary Kit)
TH Tag & Bookplate Die - Tag inked & then embossed Papermania Clocks.
Distress Inks; Squeezed Lemonade/ Festive Berries/Ripe Persimmon/ Spiced Marmalade.
Tickets Die - Papermania
Alpha dies - TH Chipblock
Flowers, buttons & brad - from my stash
I spent 10 days in Newcastle upon Tyne with my sister, been back home a week.
Washing machine blew up days before I went new one coming soon.
Camera been playing up a while so got a new one while up there.
Visited Holy Island & could not have my camera die!!!
I shall keep the old one for around the home but my new one
will take its place for photos once settings mastered!
Photo is quite poor as it was taken at least 41/42 years ago.
Thought how that can be I don't know with me just 21 ;0)
I took a photo of it as scans usually come out too dark.