Thursday, 29 April 2010

Driving School

Using up some of my ally pally stash, so this is some My Little Shoebox papers and Kaisercraft - I layered up the papers and used some lace and my Martha Stewart double loop punch. Then a lot of cutting with a craft knife to cut out trees and cars - I decopaged a couple of the kaisercraft cars. The alphabet is papermania alpha mania and I edged it with black pen. The cardstock is a pearlescent one - kind of a petroleum blue - though it dosen't come out much in the photo, I got it in a stack from the papermill ages ago but it seemed to fit well with this LO. The picture is from legoland where both my boys enjoyed the driving school, I just love those brick cars they are great!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Family and are we lost?

Two more LOs from the cybercrop, though the family one I did today - I really wanted to do the glimmer mist class, but was away most of the weekend so had a go at it today. I had made up some spritzers with perfect pearls and distress ink diluted and that is what I used in this class....only have 3 colours - blue, red and yellow!!! The papers are a mixture of K and Co and the green stack and this is a family shot we did for my Grandma over Easter. It is a great class done by Beckie Dreyer

so you can see all that spritzing and mess...and the butterflies

Spritzed some prima eline flowers and cuttlebugged some co-ordinations

more flowers spritzed and stickled.

This class was called the Strand by Sarah Youde, I did it late at night after a busy day....and really just wanted some points for my team, so not overly happy with the way it turned out...bit too busy for me, but here are some shots of it too. The story is the best bit about it - we all went out looking for caches (treasure hunts for grown ups), and the boys thought we could pick up 2...however they hadn't looked at the geography of the terraine and one was at the bottom of a ravine. So we speant some time trying to find a way down the hill...until us sensible girls said lets go back up to the top of the hill and then find our path down (bearing in mind we had 4 small and hungry children with us!). I tried to get shots of the guys did make me laugh, but unfortunately didn't manage this, though I am sure I will have some more opportunities :)

Saturday, 24 April 2010


My next class from the Cybercrop, this one I really enjoyed, and am pleased with the finished page. The class was by Angie woolfall. I had to cut my frame out I cut the greeny/blue one out with too large a centre for the photo 1st time around!! :) Some inking and doodling and using some of the papers I picked up at Ally Pally - quite contrary range. This is a shot from half term when we went walking up in the hills above Dunster...and got our kids to pose in the tree...bribed them with sweets and then got a nice photo :)

Who is the Monkey

This is the first of my classes from the ukscrappers cybercrop, not going to get to do all the classes in the weekend, but will probably have a go at the rest of them at home. This was a messy painty one called Bow Street and created by Gertie. Used lots of scraps of paper, some wild saffron k and co, my martha stewart double loop edge punch...ruffled and layered them all up. Then we had to use a mixture of stickers for the title and paint over them, so some of these are colorbok ones, DCWV ones and other bits I found. Added ribbon and lace and some stickers and frames that I had and this is what I got. Peeling of the stickers was a little tricky as some of the more paper ones seemed to get a bit stuck and soggy with the paint, but other than that it worked well and I enjoyed making all the mess. This photo was taken from one of our half term trips to Knebworth in the middle of the maze!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Legoland Helicopters

It's definately bright...but the sun is shining. Been really indecisive this week with my LOs - started a couple got ideas wondering around but not having much joy making them all work in one place :) So this LO is from our trip to Legoland with some friends last year - all our family (and theres too) love Lego. I had made some misters with distress ink, so after I had cut out my frame I sprayed it - mustart seed with some opalescent perfect pearls in it. I decided to have a go at a couple of flower tutorials that I have seen here and they were great fun to make. Papers are DCWV green stack, and the rest of the My Little Shoebox cloud sheet, martha stewart punch for the butterflies which were then stickled. Odds and ends of ribbons,brads and buttons! Here are some close ups of the flowers and ribbons.

Monday, 19 April 2010


I've been wanting to scrap this photo for a while, and it has been rumbling around in my head for a while. The motivation was that DH wanted the dining table (my scrap area) a little here is my LO. I made it using the basic grey wisteria papers mostly, the flowers are from the torn flower tutorial, and the little purple ones were a technique my friend showed me at my local group - if you want I could do a tutorial for those, let me know. I think they work better in papers that are the same colour both sides....but I couldn't match the purple so went for the colour over the two sided ness of it. I used some prima crystals and a little tim holtz tag (I am enjoying using them). I used the double loop martha stewart punch for the loopey bit and the alphabet is another firm favourite - cuttlebug fancy pants. This is a photo of my DH at my brothers wedding, all dressed up and ready to do his ushering duties. It was a great day!

Close up of the torn flowers and my other squishy ones. I cut the leaves out and inked them and then did a folded crease thing to try and get them to look like they had veins.

Just love those prima swirls.

Just to show some of the ruffling and the tim holtz tag :)

Friday, 16 April 2010

Creative Blogger

Winnie has passed the kreative blogger onto meSo I now have to list 7 creative things that I have done and then pass it on....

1. I love scrapbooking and have been doing it for the last 4 years.
2. My eldest came home from school with a junk model dragon that he and several friends had made on the basis that his mum was 'good at fixing things' and its head had become detached!
3. I dabble in knitting and a bit of sewing.
4. I have done a couple of mini book classes at my local craft group.
5. I enjoy making cakes and having the challenge of creating them to order for my kids birthdays...made penguins,darleks, Mr Men....
6. I like growing my own veg and that creative? I enjoying seeing them all grow and then eating them of course :)
7. Oh and I have been using the computer creatively to make this blog!!!

I would like to pass this onto Jackie and Eiry

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Sk8r boy

This is quite an old picture of my son, but when I picked these My Little Shoebox papers up at Ally Pally I thought they went well with the picture. Lots of doodling on this one...inspired by the paper. I made the white frame using a technique I have read about drawing around a heart on mycreative scrapbook, I then edged it with black felt pen to get rid of the white core, and doodled like the clouds. I edged all the bits save the clouds with the black felt tip and drew some balloons and birds. I also drew the lettering and doodled it. So lots of doodling, here are some close ups.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Happy Campers

I played around a bit with this LO, I had seen a nice technique on ukscrappers for using stickers as masks and then glimmer misting it got me around to thinking about paint. I cut out the letters in the title in masking tape on my bug...was a bit fiddly as the letters are quite thin. Then stuck them on and dabbed paint over them, and that is what you get - think the technique needs a little more refining though :) I used a mixture of DCWV papers from their summer collection as there is one that mentions camping! I cut out the tents and trees, swiss dot embossed some co-ordinations chocolate box and sanded it, damped and crumpled some paper behing, then added ribbon and a leaf. I made the flower using the tutorial I just posted. I did crackle paint the tent and then ink over it with distress inks but that dosen't show too much, the giggle tag is a tim holtz one. But here is a shot of my DS with the famil we usually camp with each summer, he is sat with his friend in my moon chair which is big enough for 2 of them, and extrememly comfortable hence why you have to be quick to get in it :)

String Flower tutorial

Not posted in a while, been out and about over Easter and taking photos to scrap...rather than scrapping! However I did get the chance to go to Ally Pally with my MIL and here is a demo we saw on the Meiflowers stand, don't have the name of the lady that did it but we got the paper string and lurex from there To begin you need tape, scissors, paper string (though other threads should work fine too - like embroidery thread), a button or centre piece and another colour thread or some lurex for some sparkle.
Stick a small square of sticky tape on the button

Make a loop with the string and bring it back to the centre - these can be as big or small as you want - mine are quite small, probably only an inch in length.

You start building the loops up and you need to put a new layer of tape for each loop to make sure it is all secure

Once you have done the 1st layer completely then work with the same process for the second layer of thread, again sticking small square of tape between each layer.

That's the tape layer ready for the next petal

And once done this is what you get...

Hope you enjoy that!


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