Sunday, 15 January 2017

Sketchy Sunday no.142

It's been a manic week and my intention of posting a couple of extra posts fell by the wayside, but at least I didn't miss Sketchy Sunday. So, here we have it, sketch no. 142.


 And on a completely different subject, if you're on the lookout for some organising jars - let's face it who isn't!- for your embellies and you tend to buy a few spices, check-out Sainsbury's new spice jars.  


They're £1 each and once empty, the label on the lid, which is a silver metal and the one on jar peal off cleanly. I've already got myself quite a few empties, we use a lot of Basil. They're perfect for my sequins and small embellies and you can label either the top to keep them in a drawer or the glass jar itself. 


Happy Scrapping

Movies I've watched this week:-

Independence Day Resurgence - Sci-Fi action sequel
Hell or High Water - modern western (pick of the week)
Bad Moms - adult comedy



Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sketchy Sunday no.141


The festive deccies have all been cleared away and a fresh New Year has begun. After a short break with the sketches (sorry if you came looking) I'm back into my sketch routine.

Now, with one eye on the coming weeks I thought I'd get ahead of the game with a love themed sketch. If you're not ready for the Valentine layouts yet, just change those hearts to your 'go to' shape - flowers, cogs or butterflies are always an easy fit. 

So, here we have it sketch no. 141.


Here's wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year.


Movies watched this week:
Conjuring 2 - ghostly goings on
Central Intelligence - comedy starring Dwayne Johnson
Ghostbusters - fun remake
Warcraft - fantasy adventure (pick of the week)
Jason Bourne - super spy action thriller












Saturday, 31 December 2016

I shop Couture!

I've recently been lucky enough to receive a selection of products from the new Couture-du-jour collection from Trimcraft. So, in a fit of girly inspiration I set about creating this quick mini.....it had to be quick as there was too much Christmas celebrating to be done and I was already hampered by getting the dreaded lurgy.



It started life as a 7"x 5" card blank, but as I'm not a prolific card-maker I decided a mini was the way to go. I added some gorgeous tags popped out of the decoupage pad from the same design line - they're lovely and sparkly. I used my bargain A Beautiful Life brads from £land as a closure and more decoupage elements to decorate the front. It's a sweet gift album, perfect for documenting a special visit.

If you'd like to make your own version you can find detailed instructions on my Trimcraft gallery

I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the build up to an amazing 2017.

Happy Scrapping. 

Thursday, 15 December 2016

A Mosaic of Makes.

I've finished another Project Life app layout showcasing my Trimcraft DT kit creations. Of course, it was completed on my morning commute......OK, I admit there may have been a little tweaking at lunchtime, but it was mainly done on the bus.



You can see instructions for these projects on my Trimcraft gallery along with some more images. 

My latest and possibly last creations from this kit were a tag and matching ATC. I used the Deck the Halls 6" x 6" paper pad, some gold glitter cardstock and the Christmas Foliage die set. 




I didn't have much left from this little paper pad, but I made the most of the scraps I had with a paper patchwork. To finish them off I just added a thin glitter border...after all, it's Christmas!

Happy Scrapping







Sunday, 11 December 2016

Sketchy Sunday no.140

Can you believe it's only two weeks 'til Christmas? Luckily I have it mostly....OK, fairly under control. The presents are just waiting to be wrapped with only a few left to pick up and the cupboards are stocked with mini stollen (thank you Lidl), as well as lots of other sweet treats not normally allowed across the threshold...Mmmmm Fluff, Pringles and dip, my personal weaknesses.

Enough about my festive nibbles here's what you've probably stopped by for... Sketch no. 140.


This sketch is designed for 3" x 3" images on 3.5" mats, great for festive memories, when there's always loads of photo opportunities.

Talking sketches, I used last week's as the inspiration for this 8" x 8" layout using the Jingle Bells paper pack from Trimcraft. The little tree die is also from Trimcraft, one of the new line of mini dies - they're dangerously collectible...I should know! Mercifully they're only £2.50 each. 




Now, if you're putting together a pressie for a crafty friend here's a fab bargain I picked up in Poundland earlier this week. They also had the Life is Beautiful paper packs, frames and resin flowers, all Trimcraft products. 



Happy Scrapping


Movies watched this week:-

The Boss - Melissa McCarthy comedy.
Columbo:Murder Under Glass - Peter Falk, genius.
Columber:The Bye-Bye Sky-High IQ Murder Case - Peter Falk, more genius.


Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sketchy Sunday no. 139

After much pampering, a certain amount of deleting and my muttering threats of crushing, my laptop is feeling much better, for how long who knows...he's knocking on and it may just be fear keeping him going.

Now I'm back on the tech road we can resume business as usual, so here we have it, sketch no. 139.


I've used this sketch for a 8"x 8" scrapbook page using my Trimcraft Jingle Bells papers, I'll be posting that later in the week. 

In the meantime, I hope you're Christmas preparations are going to plan.

Happy Scrapping


Movies watched this week:

Now You See Me 2 - fun, magical thriller
Money Monster - Clooney, say no more.
The Night Before - comedy Christmas bromance
Gods of Egypt - watchable nonsense with Gerard Butler







Friday, 2 December 2016

All Kitted Out!

As part of Trimcrafts Design Team I am lucky enough to receive kits filled to the brim with crafting goodies. I received my first parcel a little while ago and you'll have seen a couple of pics of that and some of my projects made from the kit, on previous posts. There are more on my Trimcraft gallery.

To document just how inspired I was by those lovely goodies I thought I'd knock up one of my Project Life app pages.....so, here it is.


I really like the idea of creating a page showing the projects from each kit, so I may well continue to do this for my term on the team. 

It seems I've created a craft spiral, crafts from crafts!

Happy Scrapping