A lovely little picture tray

February 28th, 2014

Recently my MIL celebrated her 60th birthday and I wanted to do something special for her. Like most of us these days she didn’t really need or want anything but she adores her grandkids so I created her this 8×8 picture tray of our family. I sponged the frame first with dark brown then cream coloured paint to give it a vintage feel then embellished it, I absolutely love it, was hard to give it away!

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I added these lovely wee diamond headed pins with some vintage glass buttons to give the feel of knitting needles and handcrafts as each winter she lovingly knits jerseys etc. for all the grandkids.

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Lastly the card I made with some glimmer misted flowers to match the beautiful Prima papers.

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A little Valentine’s album

February 21st, 2014

I found these lovely paper a few months back and decided to make a Valentines album for Craig. I know it’s not really something he’d get overly excited about but I loved the papers and thought it would be a little keepsake of us. It was fun to just have a play with texture paste, washi tapes, doilies, veneers and all sorts of bits and bobs and put the album together.

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Sketchabilities #109

February 21st, 2014

Gosh it’s been ages since I blogged, mainly because Christmas happened and all that goes with it! Then  in the new year this thing called “Project Life” came into my creative life and ever since it’s pretty much been about keeping my album up to date! I’m not going to bore you all with my album, it’s my private family story but I promise to share sketches and other creative stuff I get up too.

I’m up to date with my album so thought it was about time to try a sketch, Project Life is fun but not as arty as layouts so I’m going to keep doing them for fun!  I LOVE Sketchabilities sketches, they are such a great inspiration to me with the grungy look so I thought I’d start with theirs.

So here is Sketchabilities sketch #109 and my take on it.

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I started with a white piece of cardstock and added lots of glimmer mist, paint and texture paste to it. I threw on some tulle that I tore up and some veneer butterflies and used my Cameo for the leaves, scallop edge and the title. I love it!

Thanks for having a look and leave a comment if you like, I love hearing what you think! I’ll be back soon with some OTP projects I’ve been working on too.

Creative Scrappers Sketch #254

November 10th, 2013

Sunday morning and time for another scrappy share! All Grace wanted to do this weekend was scrapbook so again she’s at one end of the table and I’m at the other happily creating away together. Grace is loving getting into all the papers and all the pretty scrapbook stuff, blimmin good news as someone will have to inherit my collection one day! hehe Maybe she can help catch up on my photo backlog too!

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Anyhow back to the sketch I worked with! Another cool sketch from Creative Scrappers this month. Again it’s an array of glimmer mist, paint, some more silhouette cuts and washi tape. I love the blue, green and white combo, so fresh with a smidge of black for impact.

Anyhow that’s all from me, off to work on this month’s Cest Magnifique sketch then head out to enjoy some of this beautiful Sunday sun.

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Sketchabilities #102

November 9th, 2013

I had a go at sketch #102 at Sketchabilites, have I mentioned how much I love there sketches! The texture and all the different elements really inspire me to try lot’s of new things. This layout was no exception! I’ve layered paint, mist, texture paste, pen doodling, washi tape, silhouette cuts, stickers and fussy cutting. I had a complete ball doing it! I started the layout the other night when cropping with friends but couldn’t finish it without a title from my silhouette, which I’m still figuring out. Luckily Craig has figured out how it works and can show me what I need, helps to have Mr I.T about! hehe

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Creative Scrappers Sketch #255

November 7th, 2013

It’s always fun when our fab group of ladies catch up to scrap and last night was no exception! Fun, laughter, cake and a little bit of creating is a a great combo!

I’ve been trying to keep up with Creative Scrappers sketches each month and have so far, however this month they teamed up challenge #255 with the White with 1 blog and together came up with quite a challenge, well for me anyhow! You could use the sketch but if you wanted a twist then you could also follow the white with 1 theme which is to only use white with a blueberry colour scheme. I’m not a fan of blues really so had to have a real dig about in really old embellishments etc. The upside was I found several things I’d forgotten I even had!

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I splashed some blue paint about, tried to get some stars with my star mask but they went a bit blurry. Added some texture paste using the brick wall mask.  I even dug out some white brads from many moons ago! In the end I’m pretty happy with it, although I’m still no fan of blueberry! hehe

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Creative Scrappers Sketch #253

October 29th, 2013

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Time for another sketch share, thought I better as I see Creative Scrappers have just released there next sketch!

Anyhow this is the other layout I came up with the other night whilst Francine was over creating. I tried working with this sketch on three different occasions and nothing would work, hate when that happens!Finally the photo and the layout came together and I’m quite happy with it although it’s a crappy photograph of my creation. I’m still trying to get the balance between capturing the elements but not over exposing it.

I used some very old Bobunny papers for this layout, can you guess which ones Megan? hehe

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Sketchabilities Sketch #101

October 24th, 2013

Yup I’ve been creating again! The lovely Francine came to visit last night we created and chatted, it was great to catch up and rather productive. Always nice o have someone to bounce ideas off! I got two layouts done and here’s one.

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Creative Scrappers sketch #252

October 22nd, 2013

Another sketch completed! I was lucky enough to get some time to create over the weekend, I had some company whilst creating too. Grace decided over the recent school holidays that she’d like to do some scrapbooking so she sets herself up at one end of the table and me at the other in my shed and we happily create together. It’s so fun to share and she likes to look through all the bits and bobs I’ve acquired, a great way to use up old stuff! I might have to share a few of her pages as I think she’s doing brilliantly. hehe

Anyway this is what I came up with using this sketch from Creative Scrappers. Some crazy photo’s of my Dad being nutty as always when visiting recently. He is great at getting in and having fun, playing the fool and being an awesome Grandad to our girls.

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Cest Magnifique Sketch – October 2013

October 19th, 2013

 

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Another sketch, this time Cest Magnifique’s October sketch. This one challenged me a bit more, it sat on my desk for ages before it all came together whilst cropping last weekend. The papers are Kaisercraft “Pickled Pear”, not at all a typical choice for me but I was drawn to the green and yellow combo. I used some cool hessian ribbon in green and layered all sorts of other bits and bobs. It’s unfortunately a bad photo but I’ve tried several times but just can’t seem to capture the colours in this layout so it will have to do.

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