Sunday, 21 May 2017

Sketchy Sunday no.157

This week's sketch is one that has already sparked for me. I intend to get to grips with this one as soon as I have some crafty time and I aim to use up those odd embellies I have lurking around in my stash......you know the ones I mean, the odd blooms, charms and gems that have somehow fallen from their packaging and end up in the bottom of whatever tote or box you happen to have close at hand. 

Anyway, I hope it inspires you to scrap your latest pics. I've been catching up with a few DT projects and have put together some simple cards using the new Dovecraft Neutral Goody Bag. Here's a couple of my favs.


I added a little pink cardstock to the Goody Bag contents to complete this one and a piece of glitter paper for the Thank You card. The stamp is a Dovecraft clear stamp and I stamped it with Cocoa Brown ink. 



Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - entertaining children's Fantasy adventure
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -  a magical romp
Alien Covenant - from the world of Alien great Sci-fi sequel to Prometheus. Pick of the week
Blood Father - Mel Gibson delivers in this action flick.





Sunday, 14 May 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 156

It's been a busy weekend of loft clearing and crafting, although really I should be looking at doing a bit of crafty clearing as well.  Project wise I've got another micro mini album on the go and I'm working on a set of cards using a Trimcraft Goody Bag. As with last week's sketch this week's is also based on one of my card designs. Now I'm going to look at my older sketches and see how many I can use for my cards, I can already see a few obvious one and it's something I haven't done before. Anyway, enough of my blathering, here's this week's sketch no. 156.


Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:

Upside Down - quirky Sci-fi love story
Stakeland 2 - low budget vampire horror
Van Helsing - great fun entertaining monster romp. Pick of the Week
The Void - 80's style Lovecraftian horror 




Saturday, 13 May 2017

Mini Makeup Make

I've been catching up with a bit of Trimcraft DT crafting, some cards, minis and the like. This easy, single sheet flap pocket album is proving to be one of my fav projects, along with the Sweet Nothings  one I made recently.


I used Dovecraft Kiss & Makeup Dimensional Stickers to decorate the front, layering them up with foam pads. The stickers are chipboard, sturdy enough for the front cover and able to stand up to handling. 


It's a deceptively roomy album thanks to the 1cm spines which allow plenty of room for pockets and tags. The scalloped semi-circles allow tags to be tucked behind adding extra room for those fun quotes or pics. 



It all folds up into a neat shape making it a lovely gift album and with these papers perfect for a real makeup fan. If you'd like to make your own version here's the cut file diagram, the black sections are 1cm wide spines and you can find full instructions on the project here on my gallery at The Craft Blog. 







Sunday, 7 May 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 155

A little later than normal, but today I've been making a few cards with a new goodie bag from Trimcraft. Inspired by one of those cards I've gone with a central photo sketch with a cluster of embellishments in one corner. This design is one of those fail safe ones for me, great for cards or classic layouts with either a clean and simple version or mixed media.

So, here we have it sketch no. 155.


Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 - so much fun and my pick of the week
The Light Between the Oceans - emotional drama
Don't Blink - interesting low budget sci-fi



Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sketchy Sunday no.154

A Bank Holiday weekend can only mean one thing, extra crafty time and if you're searching for a nugget of inspiration here's this week's sketch, no. 154.


This sketch was inspired by a new mini book I put together using the First Edition Sweet Nothings paper pad. It's a single sheet mini and you can find the instructions on my gallery here.


The papers are a really nice heavy quality, some with a subtle sheen like the flowered pattern on the front of the album.


Enjoy the Bank Holiday tomorrow and those extra crafty hours.

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - sweet comedy drama
I am not a Serial Killer - surprising sci-fi horror - Pick of the week
Star Trek (the remake) - (repeat viewing) great sci-fi adventure starring Chris Pine
Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves - (repeat viewing) enjoyable historic romp
Captain America, Civil War - (repeat viewing) superheros square up in entertaining fashion




Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 153

Another sketch and this week it's a single image that takes center stage on this simple, story based layout. That's not to say this sketch couldn't be softened by some blooms and a little distressing. The title treatment is inspired by illuminated text, with the first letter given some 'look at me' treatment.


Now, I've been doing a little catching up with my Project Life app layouts and here's the latest creation from my daily commute.


Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:
Moana - beautiful and funny Disney feature - Pick of the Week
Pandemic - just about watchable virus outbreak thriller
The Legend of Tarzen - second viewing and still a little disappointing, but entertaining enough
Bridget Jones Baby - funny sequel in the Bridget Jones series

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Boxing Blooms

If you're a regular visitor you'll know I can't resist covering anything that sits still long enough in paper. This blank wooden box was one of my bargains from The Works and obviously as a stationary object was a prime candidate. At £1 it was cheap enough to experiment with and if that experiment proved a success I thought it would make a great gift box for a special pressie, or a photo strip album or mini album.



This box fell prey to my current fixation with the shimmery Dovecraft Painted Blooms paper pad. Admittedly this was in my Trimcraft DT kit, but had it not been it would definitely have fallen into my basket, I don't mean shoplift, I would have paid for it.....honest! Anyway, this legally obtained paper pad is such lovely quality, which makes it perfect for creating those crisp edges. Add to that a scattering of pearls and flowers, one cut on my Cameo and one cut using the new Dovecraft Mini Die Flower set and it was pretty much done. I'm intending to make a little pocket mini book to go inside this one, that's another thing I can't get enough of....but more of that later. 



Now, a quick shout out to Trimcraft for another gorgeous kit....Yes, I know how lucky I am. Here's a look at their latest goodies. 


Those new paper pads are really lovely and the Kiss & Makeup album is great fun too. Check out the new goodie bags for a little bit of everything. 


Have a lovely crafty weekend.

Happy Scrapping