Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This photo was taken at Corpach which is were the Caledonian Canal starts.
Behind Paul is 'Meall an t-Suidhe' with 'Ben Nevis' disappearing into the clouds behind it.
Paul is actually standing on a bridge which is on top of the loch gates.
Paul and I have been here a few times on our own as well as with his parents. You always seem to get a nice view.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I love how bright and colourful this layout turned out and I hope others like it too! Thanks for looking!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This is the sketch from Scrapbook Challenges - #217 and below is my take on it.
For this layout I used:
Cream 12 x 12 base cardstock
Four different sheets of cardstock from MME - Laundry Line range
Journalling sheet - unknown
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Brushed Corduroy & Faded Denim
KI Memories lace cardstock
The title is actually an ATC I got as a swap and I have used it with permission from Purple Hat over at the Trimcraft website. Thanks Purple Hat.
I also used two clear stamps, but I cannot remember the make.
I really enjoyed taking part in this challenge and the sketch was ideal for this photograph of my husband.
Would love your feedback. Thanks
This is the card I have made for my brothers birthday. I love this stamp it is so cute. The stamp is by docrafts Papermania - it is part of the Nostalgia range by John Byars and there is about 5 or 6 in the range.
I stamped the image using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Brushed Corduroy and used a little water and a brush to bring in some of the colour from the edges.
The base card is a A5 white card which came in a pack of 10 by Anitas. The patterned paper is by My Minds Eye and is part of the Laundry Line range.
I title and strips were stamped with an Anita's stamp that has 'happy birthday' all over it. For the darker happy birthday sentiment I used a free clear stamp that came with one of the craft mags I get.
Anyway, I hope you like it, I would love some feedback so please leave some comments.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
To see other pictures I have taken for my project you can either check my earlier post or follow this link here.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
This is the 1st birthday card I have made for my grandson.
Although I have set up this blog for my scrapbooking efforts there will be from time cards I have made for close family friends.
I occasionally make mini books, so they will make an appearnce from time to time as well.Anyway to put this together using a piece of 12x12 bazzill dotted swiss cardstock, elements from a Hot of the Press birthday kit and glitter Thickers. A simple card but nice and colourful and effective I think.
Todays photo was taken a Big Waters Nature Reserve - OS Grid ref: NZ227734
Big Waters is one of the largest subsidence ponds in South East Northumberland. Surrounded by fen and carr the land around the lake is generally flat, rising to the Northeast. Big Waters covers an area of almost 50 hectares, which includes the lake, stream, ponds, marshland, grassland and woodland. There are facilities for walking, picnicking, fishing, bird watching and nature studies.
We took my grandson there in the childcarrier for a bit of fresh air and to feed the ducks and swans. We tooks soom sandwiches and crisps,etc for a bit of a feed ourselves then had a bit of a walk. I have never been to this reserve before but I am glad I did as I enjoyed it.
Look out for my older photos for Project 365 here!
Bye for now and happy snapping
Saturday, September 11, 2010
This is day one in my Project 365: Blue Nose Friends.
These cute little fellas sit on top of my PC at home and cheer me up. I have put some more on my Christmas list as stocking fillers.
You can check out others project 365 photos @ Project 365
What is the 365 Project?The 365 project aims to collect photos documenting 1 year of your life. We want to build a picture of the little day to day things that make your life so special and unique. Everyone can take part and join in! All you need is a camera.
So I am starting today with my 3 furry friends!
Friday, September 10, 2010
This layout is of my son aged 8 in his Newcastle United goalie strip.
For this layout I was trying to use items I wouldn't normally use on a scrapbook page, such as stripy electricians tape a sticking plaster, stamps and bits off trophies.
I put the layout together using Sketch 120 (shown below) over at Creative Scrappers:
I also used Glimmer Mist - Slate
Green Base paper - Papermania
Patterned paper - Sassafras Lass - Amplify Ziggy
Large Alphas - American Crafts - Flirty BL
Small Alphas - don't know brand, from a friend
Dictionary page - free with ATCs sent by Anji Clements (alteredscraps) over at Swapbot.com
Star Chipboard negative, from a pack - I sanded away the orginal colour and sprayed it with the Slate Glimmer Mist.
Hope you like it.
Friday, September 3, 2010
This for me usually means seeing my gorgeous grandson on a Friday night when he sleeps over and some quality scrappy/crafting time and some houswork. Usually in that order.
I will hopefully be updating my blog so come back and check out what makes I have uploaded.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
This is a layout I put together using sketch 215 from Scrapbook Challenges. See below.
I used bits and pieces from various kits that I got from Gauche Alchemy.
I was trying for an eclectic messy sort of look with this one as I normally put together more ordered layouts.
I also used a prompt from the 'Scrap it with a Song' site. The prompt this week was using the lyrics from song 'Isn't she Lovely by Stevie Wonder.'
Would love to know what you think.
A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!
Take a look at what they are doing over at Scrap Tiffany. Making 'Plastic Paper' from old carrier bags.
Way cool. Follow the link: Plastic Paper
I am really loving this and cannot wait to try it myself!!
A day without scrapping is like day without sunshine!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I have never put together a video before so this is my first attempt, which you will probably be able to tell.
Try not to laugh to much. I would love some pointers for future videos from those of you who have done a few yourselves.
Anyway there you go.