Thursday, August 30, 2012

Digital Creations - My First Attempts

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I have never been interesting in digi-scrapbooking much as I normally prefer to play with 'bits of paper', but my mother has really gotten into it... and never stops showing me all the different things you can do so I have been giving it a bit of bash.

Below are my first several attempts at digi-scrapping - I have shown them in the order that I created them.  I hope I am showing some development.

Strolling Along.....
Layout about my father and my grandson as they walk along hand in hand - so relaxed - Photos taken at Druridge Bay Country Park

Summer fun...with grandma

 My Little Sweetie/Specs Appeal
Photo taken at my home after my grandson had pinched my glasses off me

Walking Up Binsey
Photo of my husband and myself walking up Binsey Fell (a Wainwright) in the Lake District.

Let's Drink to Magic Mike
Photo taken at Pizza Hut to celebrate my friend Charlotte's 19th Birthday before we went to drool over Channing Tatum in the film 'Magic Mike'

Nana
Simple layout about my Nana - photo was taken in Shefield

Cute & Contemplative
Photo of my grandson taken at Hadrian Road Metro Station in Wallsend while we were waiting for a metro train.

Best Boy in the World
Photo taken at my home and used a free filter over the top - Yes he is normally this smiley

and finally....

Ladies Day @ Newcastle Racecourse
Photo of my friend Julie and myself at Newcastle Racecourse for Ladies - enjoying a wee drinkie and few wagers.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Wedding Card

This a wedding card I made on behalf of a friend.  I used a fold-out card base from Papercuts Whitley Bay which is my local craft shop and who I am on the design team for.

I used paper from the MME range called -  Quite Contrary - Happy birthday for the background then found an image on Graphics Fairy which is the heart frame and printed the wedding specifics in the middle of this.  I then added keys from Hobby House to the bottom of this and under this I used a Tea Party paper doiley from Papermania.
I attached 'Love' riboon on both sides of the card to unify them and used another image from Graphics Fairy for the happy couple.  To cover the bare ends of the card I used heart transparancy and a felt and fabric flower.
I decorated the outside of the card using Hobby House hearts and swirls bling and MME banner alphas.
I also decorated a plan white bag from Papermania by simply stamping on it and tying on pieces of ribbon.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

When I Wake Up - Scrap it with Song

This month's theme over at Scrap it with a Song is Road Trips

~This weeks song is '500 Miles by The Proclaimers'~

I chose to use the lyrics 'When I Wake Up' from the song for my title

When I saw the lyrics to the song and saw 'When I Wake Up' I immediately thought of this photograph.  I had recently bought the MME patterned paper with the train on (and my grandson 'loves' trains) so I had to use it!

I used 5 tags to list 5 things different things will want to do 'when he wakes up'.  I wrote them from his viewpoint.

1. Play with my trains (especially James, Percy, Thomas, Toby & Diesel)
2. Drive my buses up grandads arm, on the chairs and on the floor
3. Stop walking or go really slow so my nana will say 'One, two, three, Go! to get me   
    to run - this is fun!
4. Play out in the garden and do weeding for Grandad - I am such a big help.
5. Put my arms around my nana's neck, rock her side to side and say 'ahhh nana'

I have the list of 'ingredients' I used for the layout but I have misplaced it - I will add this A.S.A.P.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Go Your Own Way - Scrap it with a Song

It's another week for the Pop Gals over at Scrap it with a Song
This weeks inspiration is Fleetwood Macs - Go Your Own Way

I decided to use the title of the song as my layout title as I felt they connected more with the photo of layout than any of the others.  This is the layout I produced.

The photos are of my grandson playing with his bubble gun at Stewart Park in Middlesborough, UK.  He was doing his own thing and going his own way (as usual) and having a real good time.

None of the individual photos were particularly fantastic on their own but as a collage I think they really tell a fun story.  I used the free software from Picassa to put the collage together.

I wanted to use anything circular to tie in with the bubble theme of the photo and used punches, card candy and wooden die cuts.

This is what I used to put the layout together:

American Crafts - Thickers - Giggles - Foam Alphas - Brown
American Crafts - Thickers - Cream Soda - Green
Bella Blvd Paper - All Inclusive
Sassafras Lass - Bungle Jungle
Wooden die cut circles
Buttons - Hand and Wooden Heart
Core'dinations pre embossed cardstock
Card Candi - Safari - Giraffe
Card Candi - Dark Brown
Ranger Dylusion stamps - Background Love - Swirls
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy

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