I have created this blog as a record of all the scrapbook layouts, cards, etc., that I make.

If you happen to visit my blog, thank you for visiting and any comments you leave are very much appreciated. Thank you.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 32

I started off making a card and ended up with a door hanger for my youngest daughter's room.  As I said in a previous post, I never end up with what I have in mind at the beginning.
Anyway, I stamped my image, which is called Skipping Milly from Pink Gem Designs.  I then used my Big Scalloped Circles Nestabilities. However, I had in mind to use my fiskars cutter and templates to cut the other circles, but the largest was the same size as the nestability.  So I started to raid my cupboards for plates, bowls, glasses etc., until I got the sizes that I needed.  My card was to be blue and green, but after a few attempts at cutting, I didn't have enough left, so changed my colours to a darker blue and dark pink.  This was really nice as well, but when I had it all set up ready for glueing, I realised I wouldn't have a card big enough to attach it to.  Time to start again.  I then came up with idea of the door plaque.  Then had to change my colours as my youngest daughter's room is pink and yellow for Little Miss Sunshine.  So I recut all my circles again and then coloured my image.  Next was to mount all of this onto some chipboard, but you guessed right, didn't have any pieces that were big enough.  Then I remembered I had some mountboard that was given to me a couple of years ago, but I never used it.  So glad I kept it.  I cut this to size and covered  it with cardstock.  Yellow cardstock is Bazzill and Pink cardstock is Die Cuts with a View.  Then I punched holes with my crop-a-dile and attached dovecraft ribbon which I purchased at The Paper Mill Shop.  Flowers are punched with a woodware punch and brads are doodlebug. Stickers for Hollie's room are also Doodlebug.  My printer has ran out of ink, so had to handwrite the Do Not Disturb, my writing was not very good, so my oldest daughter tried it. Will probably change this when my printer is re-inked again.  I had thought of writing Girls Only or Please Knock, but it was my youngest daughter suggested do not disturb when she saw what I was making, when she came home from school. She was really pleased with the plaque.  I also thought afterwards how appropriate the image was, as my youngest daughter loves to skip all the time.  I followed the sketch, but don't know if making something else other than a card is ok.  Anyway, thanks for looking and have a nice day.  Hope the sun is still shining where you are.  Happy crafting.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 35 - Marlene's Sketch

This is a card I made this morning for the Sugar Bowl Challenge 35  using a sketch by Marlene. 
I wasn't sure if I would be able to get a card made in time, as I have been enjoying my other hobby last week, which was watching motorbike racing.  It was our local North West 200 road races.  There are practices on Tuesday and Thursday, with races on Saturday. There are also stunt shows, vintage cars, vintage bikes and customs bikes as well.  This year we also had the Continental Market. A fun-filled week was had and now its back to the usual routines, etc.Anyway onto my card.
Papers are Die Cuts with a View - Jewel Cardstock
Brads are Doodlebug
Shopping Sticker is from a Scrapbook Kit from K & Co called Sparkly Sweet
Time Brad was one that I have had for a long time in my stash and never knew what to do with it.  So Shopping Time seemed appropriate for this card.
Image is Sugar Nellie - Shopaholic
Coloured with Distress Inks 
I cut the circles out with my Fiskars circle cutter, which I think I have only used once or twice.
Punched flowers are with Woodware punches using scraps left over from the circles.
Cut around my image with scissors and a craft knife.  First time I have actually tried this, not sure if I will try it again.  Would probably need better scissors and a sharper blade for my craft knife.  Didn't cut all the handles on the bags as it was a bit fiddly and was scared that they would tear.
Theme for the challenge was recycling.  Flowers are from leftover pieces of card, shopping sticker was left over from scrapbook kit that was finished and ribbon is taken from a piece of clothing.  Not sure if this applies but will enter card anyway as it follows the sketch.
Thanks for looking and have a nice day.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 31 - Hidden Message

This is a card that I made for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge 31.  The theme was to have a hidden message that pulls out on a tag.

Cardstock is Bazzill
Papers, embellishments and mini clipboard are Rob and Bob Studio
Green Ribbon from the Birthday Girl range from Doodlebug
Pink Ribbon from Dovecraft
Spellbinders - Large Classic Scalloped Rectangles
Image - Pink Gem Designs - Chloe with Flowers
Coloured with Distress Inks

The little mini clipboard was covered with paper and a Happy Birthday ribbon attached around it and the rest of it was left blank for the recipients name and age , i.e. Hollie 9 Today.

Still haven't mastered the link to the actual post yet, but hope to do so soon.
Thanks for visiting and have a nice weekend.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 34 - Tiet's Sketch

I thought I wasn't going to get a chance to make a card following this sketch as I have just been so busy. 
Daughters back at school today after bank holiday and teacher training day, although my youngest is off again tomorrow due to the elections.  So rather than housework, thought I would spend the morning and see if I could get a card made. Why is it when you have an idea in your head, once you start the card, it always ends up totally different and you forget what you were going to do in the first place. Anyway here is a quick list of my supplies as I must go and do the school run.

Sugar Nellie Stamp called Daisy
Papers and large flower in the left hand corner are from the Addison range by K & Co
Cardstock from The Paper Mill Shop
Coloured with Distress Inks by Ranger
Flowers, leaves and circle are punched with Woodware Punches
Sentiment stamp from Pink Gem Designs
Pearls are my daughters, used in the flowers and flowers in Daisy's hair

I also rotated the sketch and made my card A5 size. Theme was to use punches.
Many thanks for visiting and have a nice day.

Sweet and Sassy Birthday Card

Sorry for not entering new posts lately, but it has just been a very busy week or so and no crafting of any kind has been done.
Anyway, my eldest daughter asked me before she went to bed on Monday night, could she get a card made for a friend at school for the next day.  I had no ideas for a card as it was late and wanted to go to bed myself as I was late the night before. My eldest daughter had entered a radio competition to win tickets for Westlife the week before and she won two and took me to the concert  instead of a friend as I wasn't getting this year. What a brilliant night.  Their concerts  just get better and better. Thank you Shannon.

 Anyway, I had a little look through my stash and came across a packet of cards that came with a kit from Die Cuts With a View and they were already glittered and had a scalloped edge. Add a few doodlebug flowers, some more of my youngest daughters pearls, (will really need to buy her some more as I have them nearly all used and I don't think she knows yet), a sentiment from Pink Gem Designs, some stickles and a Sugar Nellie stamp called Sweet and Sassy.  Quick card was made and liked my my daughter and her friend.