Friday, April 19, 2013

Vintage Photos

Since I started scrapping, I have been lucky to have various family members give me copies of vintage photos.  I love scrapping them, and I was so happy to get Kaisercraft "In The Attic" from Anna's Craft Cupboard last month.

Here are a couple of my layouts:

If  you are looking at this range I would highly recommend the Collectables too, they are gorgeous and work so well with the vintage theme.  Here are some close ups:

Another layout - photo is of Mum as a baby.

Some more close ups:

Find this delectable range here at Anna's Craft Cupboard.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Funky and Fabulous

The Bo Bunny "Surprise" range is choc - a - block full of bright colourful papers and embellishments.
I instantly fell in love when I opened my parcel from Anna's Craft Cupboard last month.

This is what I created with it:

Some close ups are here:

This was of Mr 8's birthday:

More close ups:

You can find this gorgeous range here at Anna's Craft Cupboard.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Frosted Designs Travel Theme Challenge.

It is a Travel themed challenge over at the Frosted Designs challenge blog this week.

I am always blown away by the way each Design Team member interprets the challenge.  The differences in the samples and the creativity behind them is remarkable.

This is what I did:

Here are some close ups:

I just used some favourite Bo Bunny papers and embies, ummmm - "Detour" - I think?

So, if you are looking for some fantastic scrappy inspiration and would love to do a challenge with some fantastic prizes, head over to the Frosted Designs Challenge Blog.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Release Week at WOW!

Hi Everyone!
It is new release week over at WOW.
Go and check out all the gorgeous work over at the WOW blog!

Here is what I created:

I used this new MDF Wall Hanging:

I painted it with a Ranger Dauber in gold and covered it with some Kaisercraft paper from the Attitude range.  Then I just grunged it up with black  ink, sanding and stamping.  Some  mini cogs completed it.
Next I did this layout using this gorgeous Altaword:
That's it for now, don't forget to pop by the WOW blog to check  out the work the other DT girls have done.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Step x Step at Anna's Craft Cupboard

A new step x step is up at Anna's Craft Cupboard Blog this weekend.  It was my turn this week and this is what I created using the new Bo Bunny Surprise range.

Here are some close ups:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

White With 1 Challenge - Use Some WOW!

Hi Folks!

WOW has teamed up with White With 1 this month to bring  us this month's challenge. 

This month at WW1, the challenge is to use this sketch:

PLUS White + YELLOW + some WOW Chipboard.  Enter in the WW1 Callenge AND the WOW Challenge later this month for 2  chances to win!

This is what I did:

I have used WOW Laugh  Love  You  Polaroid  Frames WOW1805  and the 12x12 Altamatz Sunrays ALTA081.

Here are some close ups:

Don't you just adore the  papers and matching accessories?  They are the brand new Fancy Pants range Down By The Shore.  You can find it here at Anna's Craft Cupboard.

Thanks for popping by my blog!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Fabulous Friday at Frosted Designs - Scallops

Hi Everybody,
If you are  looking for a challenge this week pop over to Frosted Designs and check out this week's challenge.
Here's my take:

I created the scallops with an EK Success punch. 
I used the Echo Park "Scoot " Collection Kit found here at Anna's Craft Cupboard.  You can also see some WOW - Words or Whatever 12x12 Arrow Frame with Arrow Set WOW1624.  I just inked  them with a Prima Chalk Ink.

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial at Frosted Designs

It was my turn yesterday to host the Tuesday Tutorial over at Frosted Designs.
I decided to do a tute on the Embossed Resist Technique - a favourite of mine which I have used on a few layouts, but will have to do so again soon!
This time, to keep it simple I did a card using the technique:

I used a background stamp from Hero Arts, and some Studio Calico Mist in Hot Dog, and some Ranger Dylusion Mist in Fresh Lime and London Blue.
I have also used the bright and funky Bo Bunny Surprise! range, found here at Anna's Craft Cupboard.
If you want to see the full tutorial and give this technique a try yourself, visit the Frosted Designs Challenge Blog - here - for more information.
Thanks for popping by my blog, I hope you find some time to give this technique a go - it is so much fun to play around with!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Well Colour Me Happy!!!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!
This month Anna sent me the gorgeous Glitz Designs "Colour Me Happy" to play with.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this range!!  The bright colours instantly bring a smile to my face, and the Black accents and Wood tones just blend so well and make it perfect for boy layouts!!
Here is one of my layouts:

I also used a Studio Calico Huey's Mask - 2 Step Stencil and sprayed the background with white mist.  I used a black and whit photo and highlighted it with the bright colours of the Glitz Designs Colour Me Happy Accessories.   I also added some star sequins and some fun and funky elements to enhance the fun theme of the layout.

Here are some close - ups:

Here is another layout, this time using the Wood tones from the range.
Once again, I used some colour embellishments to lift the layout and give it a fun tone.
Some chicken wire and paint grunged it up a bit, and I also added some chipboard from the WOW  Words or Whatever Corner Arrow Pack and covered it in Denim to add some extra texture.  My title is made from WOW/ACC Exclusive Miniture Words "Amazing" and "Boy"

Here is a close up:

Signing of for now - hope you all have a lovely day!!

It's Challenge Time!!

Hi everyone!!
It's challenge week over at the WOW - Words or Whatever blog this week. 
This month it is a PUZZLE CHALLENGE - the puzzle being set by yours truely.  If you don't like it, complain to me!

Here is the puzzle - you need to use ALL of the elements of the Puzzle, PLUS a piece of WOW - Words or Whatever Chipboard.

So you have to include Hexagons, Splats, Arrows and Chevrons.  What do you think?  Willing to give it a go?
This is what I came up with, I decided these pieces were perfect for a boy layout so I did a nice grungy layout about my son, with one of my favourite photos.
Yes, he really is a ratbag - just so cheeky and full of fun.  The older he gets the worse he I love him and wouldn't have it any other way!
I've used the Kaisercraft "Attitude!" collection - an oldie but a goodie - just love this range for creating grungy boy pages.
So my puzzle elements are:
  • Splats using the 6x6 Crafter's Workshop Template "Splats" and some Picket Fence Distress Stain. 
  • Arrows are diecuts from the Kaisercraft "Attitude!" Collectables Pack.
  • For Hexagons, I used the WOW - Words or Whatever Chicken Wire PieceWOW1636
  • For the Chevrons I used the WOW - Words or Whatever Corner Arrow Pack WOW1626  both pieces were altered using Distress Stain in Brushed Pewter, then I added some black ink to give a hint of depth.
Here are some close - ups:


So there's the challenge folks - nice and easy if you ask me, so get creating and participate!
For more ideas and inspiration, don't forget to visit the WOW - Words or Whatever Blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with!!
That's it from me, hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Is Your Mojo Missing?

Why not try a step x step at Anna's Craft Cupboard Blog?  Personally, I love stepxsteps.  If I honestly can't be bothered thinking but ust want to create, a step by step takes all the pressure off.  Also, I get so many good ideas from stepxsteps.  Often I look at a layout and think "How on Earth did she do that?"  A step by step can help you find new techniques to add to your scrapping repertoire.
Anna has a new StepxStep posted on the blog each week.  Last week, it was my turn.  This is the layout I did.

I had so much fun with this one - used masking, gesso and inking to blend the elements together with colour.  See the flowers and the Doily?  I actually used a Tim Holtz Distress Marker to colour them.  If you want to know how, you'll just have to stop by Anna's Blog :)
I used the gorgeous Kaisercraft Suga-Pop collection, which can be found here at Anna's Craft Cupboard.  I also used a WOW - Words or Whatever Chipboard Birds With Flourish WOW1484 which I just painted with an Adironack Dabber in Lettuce.
Here are some close - ups.

That's it from me for the time being, I am still busily trying to catch up on blog posts, so I will be back.
Thanks for popping by!!