Saturday, 31 March 2012

Spring Blog Hop with It's a Creative World

I am very excited to be part of my first ever blog hop so a big welcome to It's A Creative World's Spring Blog Hop . If you have come mid-way through then click on It's A Creative World and it will take you to the start of the hop and see a wide variety of crafty inspiration (there are prizes on offer on some of the blogs too).

I have a couple of Spring-ish items to show you, the 1st is a page that I made using the lovely October Afternoon Farmhouse collection.  Since we just broke up from school and are embarking on our Easter hols, this page seemed a good place to start.  In the holidays we like to visit different places and on this occasion we had a great visit to Tower Bridge, you get super views across London and learn about how the bridge was built and there were Victorian games and a gallery of images along the bridge too (my eldest and his Dad both won a small prize for fantastic bowling on the bridge too!!  My eldest was suprisingly very good at it).  We stopped for a quick photo half way along.  

How I made my page; I layered up lots of the Farmhouse papers behind the photo and distressed, ruffled and inked the edges.  I used lots of small bits of paper in the layering just filling in gaps around the photos.  I used my EK success abstract flower punch for some border edging and also their circular book page punch too.  I added some checked washi tape and die cut a little doily for the right hand corner with the spellbinders ironworks die (still one of my favourites).  The alphabet is a mix of a K and Co wood chipboard one and also some cosmo cricket mini-type.  I added some flicks of blue and brown glimmer mist, used my date stamp and added the journalling, and a course some stitching :).



The best part of this post is my feature on my GORGEOUS niece (who might read this :)).  My sister asked me to help make an Easter Bonnet with her which I was more than happy to, and having asked my friend Dawn at our craft group she suggested covering the hat part with flowers.  So this bonnet started with me glue gunning lots of foam flowers (from the pound shop) to the bonnet with the help of my niece.  We then added hay around the edge, some roses that were on her Mum's wedding cake, various stickers, some blue rabbits on string that came off a present and some little Easter Nests.  She got to wear this to her Easter Parade at school yesterday and here are some pictures......from a proud Auntie :)



Here are the links to all the blogs in order just in case you need them....

Doda http://www.dodadidit.blogspot.co.uk/
Gabrielle http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.co.uk/
Eleanor http://highlandhousekeeper.blogspot.co.uk/
Erika http://snappycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
Ifa  http://ifazainon.blogspot.co.uk/
>> you are here >> Katherine http://www.fruitofmyscraps.blogspot.co.uk/
Dolly http://dollysdreamings.typepad.com/
Mandy http://6ichthusfish.typepad.com/
Leanne http://craftaholicleanie.blogspot.co.uk/
Kerry http://www.socksandscrapbooks.blogspot.co.uk/
Tracey http://tj-runningwithscissors.blogspot.co.uk/
It's a Creative World http://itsacreativeworld.typepad.com/its_a_creative_world/


If you have got to the end of all this then your next visit is over to Dolly's blog to see her beautiful creations :)

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