Wednesday, 30 June 2010

A day on the lake.....

I love the paper I used on this page, in fact it inspired my whole layout. I'd had it for a while from a papermania goody bag and wanted to use it for a water themed page because the blue swirls made me think of waves, so when I looked at these pictures of James and I on the lake my page started to take shape. The brown of the paper has quite a vintage look to it so I stuck with this theme and used some metal Papermania letters for my title. I added my journalling onto a notelet with blue swirls on it that complimented my theme and printed my pictures with a white background to make them stand out. I really loved scrapping these pictures as we had such a great day, and think the page turned out really well.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Going home

I'm very excited about going home to see my Mum, Dad and the boys later on today. My Mum is very crafty and does lots of different crafts to me, but she has recently ventured into the world of cardmaking, so I'm intrigued to see her projects. I've also got my fathers day present to give to my Dad. I'll keep you updated on the boys and how much they've grown too.

Floral Teacup Card

I made this cute birthday card for a friend who is really crafty so I knew I wanted to make something that would impress. Her style is elegant and simple which I think I've managed to capture. I normal keep florals quite plain, but I decided to try using clashing patterns (which I keep hearing is a big trend at the moment) and think it came out quite well. I used an Anitas glitter decoupage for the flower teacup, I love Anitas decoupage as it's die cut and it's quite easy to use without any fiddely cutting out (which I can be hit or miss with). The background was made using Papermania 12"x12" Paper & Die-cut Pack - Rose Garden, which comes with papers, borders greetings and die-cuts. I used a background paper, a border and a greeting on this card. The pack costs £5.99, which is a real bargain for all you get in it. I also chalked the edges with pink for a vintage look. Overall I'm very pleased with the result, and I hope Sue is too. 

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Spring is here....

I love this page I think the colours I used here really catches the mood of the pictures that spring is finally here. At the minute I'm loving papermania metal letters. I've had them in my stash for a while but haven't used them recently until this page. The chipboard shapes were a free gift from a craft magazine last year which I've never found a use for. I love the backgroound paper because it's quite vintage and unusual.  

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

London Page.

My mum brought me a beautiful scrapbook for my birthday in April, so I've started to fill it with some beautiful pages of what I've been up to over the past couple of months. I really love this page about a trip I took into London with James. I've tried to do something a litttle different with this page by putting together a square of photos and writing my journalling around the outside of that square. I used a beautiful background paper with some of the dots being foiled and added an unusual title.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Teenage Cards

I was reecently asked to make a birthday card for a friends teenage daughter, which made me realise that my stash was sorely missing teenage friendly embellishments. Luckily I found these decoupage sets on QVC which I think are just great for teenage girls.

I think this pink card is quite unusual, parrticularly the greeting, and I loved the foiled effect on the borders. I layered the decoupage used patterned background paper and a greeting.

This blue card was made by layering up the decoupage adding it to swirly card and adding a greeting and some glitter dots. I'm very pleased with the result. I like the foiling on the edges and the girls t shirt and tried to match this by using a background with foiling on.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

My Garden.....

James and I have spent alot of time in the garden over the past month and to be honest it really needed it. We looked at this before shot of the garden and were amazed at just how much we have acheived (although we've not finished yet), I have also successfully grown my own fruit and veg from seed...


I tried out my camera on Macro mode for the pictures of the flower and the bee and was amazed at the results!