Saturday, 16 August 2008

SSC - Maria's class

Maria set a class based on the most amazing layout this morning - and whilst my take is no where near as gorgeous as the original - I am soooo pleased with it!

I've used Sassafras papers - yes AGAIN? I hear you groan!! Just wait until I get my hands on the new collections - I want them ALL!

Maria had used a grass stamp, which I didn't have and I didn't fancy drawing my own! So I cut this out on my cricut using Plantin school book cartridge. Alpha stickers are Doodlebug and the flowers are a mixture of an Autumn leaves stamp and Sassafras stickers.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Tilda & Co #31

This week's challenge was to make a Christmas card - quite appropriate considering how freezing cold it is at the moment - feels more like December than August!!

Here's my card, using Fancy Pants Holly Jolly papers.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Scrummy Stash Cafe - Bling!

This week's SSC challenge is to use bling - and I just had to use this pic of my little man taken this morning.

Now, today is Todd's birthday, so we took him down the prom for a nice long wander round, a nice cold drink by the lake, and a little photo shoot!

This is my favourite pic of the day, and as I've said in the journalling - can you believe this dog is 12 years old?!

I've used Fancy Pants True papers, K&Co Wild saffron rub-ons, chipboard buttons and felt flowers - with some lovely bling on them! As well as some glittered brads and some other random flower stickers covered in glitter and bling - and of course the obligatory Thickers for the title!!

Karen's 3D challenge

This is it - my last entry for the SSC cyber crop!

Karen's challenge was to make something 3D, so I've whipped up this little gift bag.

The papers are We R Memory Keepers Vintage Brass, along with a Basic Grey chipboard tag and some gold organza ribbon.

Vanessa's class - UTEE

My penultimate SSC cyber crop project!

Vanessa's class includedusing UTEE and this is something I've never tried, in fact I don't even have any UTEE so had to use regular clear embossing powder.

So I pulled my heat gun out of hibernation, and had a go on this chipboard flower, that I've used as a centre for a fabric bloom. I stamped into it with a Paper Artsy swirl stamp. (It is actually pink, but has come out a funny colour in the photo)

Thanks for the great instructions Vanessa - really enjoyed learning how to do this - even if I did get in a real mess! LOL

Right, now to finish Karen's 3D challenge - then I'm all done!

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Theresa's class

Here's my entry for Theresa's "folding" challenge - and yep, sorry, another pic of me as a little 'un! LOL

This picture is very special to me - I am such a Daddy's girl - and of all the photos of me and my Dad taken over the last 27 1/2 years this is my favourite!

As it was taken on the beach I decided to combine it with Theresa's challenge and make some windmills (or pinwheels if you're American!). You can just see the windmill in the corner of the pic - always had to be bought one when we went to the beach!

I've used Making Memories Noteworthy 2 papers and scalloped velvet ribbon, Rusty Pickle trims, HOTP Great big brads and rub ons. The title is a My Minds Eye Transfer title - no thickers for once! LOL

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Angie's challenge - eyelets

Angie's challenge was to use eyelets, something I don't do too often I must admit! However it was perfect for this photo of me in my leotard and ballet shoes aged 5 - I put the eyelets through the bottom of the scalloped heart, then threaded the ribbon through to look like the ribbons on my ballet shoes!

I've used 3 sheets of Bazzill (plain black, scalloped white and scalloped heart) and the patterned papers are HOTP Bohemian sarapapers. The swirl stamps are also HOTP, journalling stamp is Stamps Away, trims are Rusty Pickle, K&CO Wild saffron brads and surprise, surprise - thickers for the title! LOL

Rachael's challenge - adding dimension

Another Scrummy Stash Cafe cyber crop layout!

Rachael's challenge was to add some dimension to your layout. Now this is someting I *love* doing! Most of my pages have lots of layered papers etc. but I think I've outdone myself with this one - a total of 10 layers!

I've used the following papers:
SEI Winnie's walls
SEI Doodley-doo boy
Sassafras My Dearest
Sassafras Pocketful of rosies
Creative Imaginations scalloped ledger
Thickers for the title (as always!) as well as some MM tiny ledger alphas (totally addicted to these too at the moment!).

The chipboard swirl was painted with expresso paint dabber, sponged with white chalk ink, then covered with diamond glaze for yet more dimension!

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Maria's Class

My god - I don't think I've ever spent so long on a layout! LOL, but I must say I just love the finished result - thanks hun!

The first part of the class was to print your own overlay, and this was fun! I knew the picture I wanted to use, so created this overlay in Word (very simply!) using autoshapes - to look like bubbles!

The papers I've used are Basic Grey Euphoria, along with Doodlebug alpha stickers and buttons, Rusty Pickle chipboard, Autumn Leaves journalling and swirl stamp, and a HOTP swirl stamp.

So that's 5 layouts done so far this weekend - on to the next one! You'll be so sick of seeing pics of me as a kid before long! LOL

Vanessa's sketch challenge

Here's my take on the fabby sketch provided by Vanessa, using a fab pic of me at just 2 and a half - where has the time gone?!

I've used Sassafras Sunshine Lollipops papers and cardstock stickers, some felt fusion, Rusty Pickle chipboard, MM tiny alpha stickers and foam letters from the poundshop!

Samm's distressed flowers class

Samm gave a great tutorial on how to make this cute little distressed flowers, so I whipped up this thank you card with mine!

Papers and ribbon from a HOTP Personal Shopper kit and a Pebbles inc. rub on.

Maria's challenge - who are you?

Maria's challenge was to scrap a pic of yourself, along with 5 words that describe you. So here I am!

I've used Love Elsie Claire papers and ribbons. The chipboard frame is by Fancy Pants and I painted it with a citrus paint dabber, then added a coat of pink Blonde Moments acrylic lustre over the top. I've used jewelry box thickers for the title (my fave!!) and added some felt fusion, Creative Imaginations chipboard flowers and MM Noteworthy glitter clear die cuts.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Angie's Class

First up on the SSC Cyber crop schedule today was a fab paper piercing class from Angie.

Now paper piercing is not something I've tried before, and I love trying something new (and I like this as it's quick! LOL).

TOP TIP TIME: Just thought I'd share this - if you don't have a piercing mat, Angie suggested an old mousemat, well I didn't have one of those either - so I used an old pizza box - worked perfectly!!

Anyway, for this LO I've used Fancy Pants Botanical papers, die cuts, ribbons and rub ons, Making Memories velvet alpha stickers and teal tiny ledger stickers and some bazzill bling blossoms.

Off now to start work on Maria's challenge!

Rachael's Friday class

As promised last night, here's my take on Rachael's fabby class last night - all about adding depth and dimension.

I didn't have any sequin waste so had planned to use paint and bubble wrap instead, then I didn't have the right colour paint, and being the impatient person I am, I just replaced the paint effect with a contrasting paper with a distressed edge.

For the bottom of the LO, instead of handcutting some flowers, I used the cardstock stickers, raising some of foam pads for added depth.

Thanks for a fab class Rachael - really enjoyed it and love the final result!!


Papers & Cardstock stickers: Sassafras ~ Ribbon & tiny alphas: Making memories ~ Alpha stickers: Doodlebug

Friday, 1 August 2008

Samm's card sketch challenge

Starting tonight until Sunday night, the girls over on the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog are running a cyber crop - and I'm determined to fit in as many classes and challenges as I can!

It kicked off at 6pm with a class from Rachel, but I'll have to blog that in the morning as it's too dark to get a decent pic now!

Next up was Samm's fabby card sketch challenge, and here's my take on it. I've used Scrapworks Seasons of joy papers, K&Co Peppermint twist chipboard stickers and a Bo Bunny rub on. The frame was cut on my cricut using the Accent Essentials cartridge.