Friday, 10 February 2017

Love is in the air..

I don't make many cards, but now and again I get inspired to try my hand. Trimcraft recently published a Valentine card article and I submitted this little number.....Tom and Renee would approve.

Checkout the whole article here.

Feeling the romance I also decorated this jar and filled it with jelly lips for a Valentine jar full of kisses.

Both of these projects were made with papers from the First Edition Black Out paper pad. It has some beautifully textured designs, the crackle is my favourite.

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 145

Another Sunday dose of inspiration and today's sketch is a simple one, but sometimes that's the best way. Use some busy patterns to create interest and add your journaling on different style tags to complete the page, but hey that's just my take on it.

So, here we have it, sketch number 145.

Happy Scrapping

Movies watch this week:-

Battleship -  fun alien invasion effects movie...Pick of the week.
Split - psychological thriller with a Sci-fi twist
Cell - very disappointing Stephen King adaptation
A Million Ways to Die in the West - hysterical juvenile comedy western 

Friday, 3 February 2017

Parties and Projects

I've been catching up with some Project Life app layouts this week. The first documents our lovely friend Cabhan's ninth birthday. I say friend because he made a point of telling his school mate he couldn't talk because his grown up friends had come round to see him......I think it's lovely that he thinks of us that way.

The second layout shows the projects so far from my new Trimcraft Design Team kit. I'm loving being on the team and I would encourage everyone in need of a creativity and stash boost to try out for one, it's challenging, but such good fun. 

Happy Scrapping

Monday, 30 January 2017

Come fly with me...

I picked up some blank coasters, £1 for a pack of ten, on a trip to The Range and in one of my mini book moments I decided they would make great covers for a pocket album and I was right. 

This little travel themed mini was quick and easy to make, you can see instructions on my gallery here, if you'd like to make your own version. 

I used papers from the Simply Creative Around the World paper pack in 6 x 6" and 12 x 12".

With tags for the pockets it's a cute travel album perfect for those wallet sizes pics. 

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 144

I'm in the mood for layers this week, I think it's all the patterned paper I'm playing with. The paper pads make it so easy for me to mix those patterns on one design, so a multi-layered sketch was the way to go and here it is.....Sketch no. 144.

I also have to share my new gadget, the Apple Lightening to SD Card Camera Reader. As my laptop has seen better days and my iPad mini screen is so far and away better, this has been a great discovery for me. It's literally plug in and away you go. 

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:-

Anthropoid - War time true story - pick of the week
Terminator Salvation - Sci-Fi action sequel
X-Men First Class - Entertaining superhero action.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Story Time

No, it's no good looking for Tom Hardy, it's not that kind of story time.
I recently received some paper pads from Trimcraft as part of my current stint on the Design Team and I have to admit the Storyteller ones are my favourites. My bling fixation has been sated with this collection, which has glittered, glossed and generally gorgeous designs….I know I’m on the team, but even if I wasn’t this would definitely still be on my shopping list. Check out the paper pads here, they’re available in 6 x 6”, 8 x 8” and 12 x 12”.

The paper is heavyweight and I used it on its own to make the pocket pages for this twinkly mini album. For the book covers I covered mount board (stop by your local framers and see if they’ll part with their scraps) with the pink and gold paper, probably my favourite from the pad. All the embellishments on this project are also Trimcraft products. The paper flowers and metal watch brad clustered around the glittered frame were from The Works priced at £1 a pack. The frame and some of the pearls were from Poundland….Guess the price! I covered the frame in gold glitter before adding my printed ‘Story’ and teamed with the watch die cut to complete my ‘Story Time’ title.

The pages are really simple to make, but great for holding large tags and this design is easy to resize to suit different image sizes. To make your own version you can see my full instructions on my Trimcraft gallery.

I bound my book with my trusty Bind-It-All, but book rings would work just as well if you don’t have a binding tool. I found packs of five 1” book rings in The Range, so it’s a great bargain option.
Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Sketchy Sunday no.143

I've only had a few crafty hours this week, but surprisingly I've managed to finish off three....yes, three!....projects. They totaled two mini books and a die storage idea I wanted to try, which has worked out great, but more of that later. In the meantime here's the weekly dose of inspiration, sketch no. 143.

As always do let me know if you've been inspired to create by any of my sketches. It's always fun to see someone else's take on them.

Happy Scrapping