Saturday, December 28, 2013

Joy on Highway 49 - Show Us Your Stuff

The December challenge over at Show Us Your Stuff is to use the word 'Joy' in a layout.

 Rather than going for a Christmas theme I thought I would use the theme in connection with a photo of my grandson who loves my next door neighbours motorbike.

As the layout was motorbike related I decided to go with a distress, grungy, dirty sort of theme as you will see.


Here as some close up photos:
 I used the metal plate several times across the layout as I love it!
 I rubbed my inky fingers on the layout to add smudges.
 I love using masks
I also used ephemera on the layout

I used the following on the layout:
AC Thickers - Cinnamon - Silver
AC Thickers - Giggles - Blue and White
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Creative Expressions - That Special Touch Mask - Chicken Wire
Bazzill Bling - Orange 12 x 12 cardstock
Visible Image - Metal Plate stamp
Tando Creative - Grab bag - Stars
Paper Artsy - Squiggly Ink - Swirls & Curls 3
Cosmo Cricket - Cogsmo - Black Chipboard
MAMBI - Sheets - Pad 229
White Gesso
Tyre track ribbon
Ephemera
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Generations - Creative Scrappers #257

Generations

This is the latest sketcth from Creative Scrappers and this is what I made of it.  I am normally a 'messy scrapper' and by this I mean I don't go for 'clean and simple' pages as a norm.  I thought I would challenge myself to do a 'clean and simple' page for a change.
I really love my layout as it is a bit different to what I normally put together.

The photo shows 3 generations of my family: myself, my son and my grandson.

I used the following to put this layout together:

Simple Stories Say Cheese - Magic
AC Thickers - Amy Tangerine - Hello - Brown
Tando Grab Bag - Stars
Sassafras Lass scraps
Buttons
Core'dination embossed spots
Tape - Check/Gingham
Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick.

Lynn


Hat Hilarity

I havent done much scrapbooking in the last 6 months or so, but I am back at it now.  As every my grandson is my favourite subject and I have a backlog of photos waiting to be scrapped.

I put this layout together using Sketchabilites sketch #104 below and Clear it Out challenge.


As you can see I rotated the sketch to left and used elements from the sketch such as the banner and creating my own background.

Here is what I made of it.

 I used the following to put the layout together:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Scraps of Sassafras Lass paper
AC Thickers Alphas - Delight Red
AC Thickers Alphas - Niki Riki Yellow glitter
Maya Road Mixed Triangle Banner
Glitz Designs - Purple Camo paper
Imaginisce - Snag 'Em stamp - Seed Packet
Prima - Artists stencils
Modelling Paste
Distress Inks - Worn Lipstick
                       Tea Dye
                       Brushed Corduroy
                       Faded Jeans


I hope you like it.

Lynn x

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Scrap it with a Song - True Blue

Another week for the Pop Gals over at Scrap it with a Song
This weeks song is True Blue by Madonna

Here is what I made of it!
I used a digikit from Daisy Trail called Valentines 2012

The photo was taken at my grandsons 4th birthday recently.
He shows me such affection and I think you can see it in this photograph.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my layout.
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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Photographic Friendship - Scrap it with a Song DT Pop Gals

It's February and they're in the mood for love over at Scrap It With a Song. They've got a whole month of romantic tunes to add to the playlist and spark some creativity in your scrapbook. 

This weeks song is Prince's - Purple Rain

Here is what I a made of it!
I have to admit I struggled with the song this week.  I found it hard to find lyrics that I could use.
I eventually decided to use the word 'Friendship' as used various photos of my gorgeous grandson which have been waiting to be scrapped and called it 'Photographic Friendship'.

I decided to go with a small lettered title as I generally use large alphas for my title

Close Ups


My grandson has had a relationship from the camera from the day he was born, mainly thanks to myself being 'enamoured' with him.  I have a whole host of photographs of him waiting to scrap because I cannot help taking snaps of him.

I also used a colour challenge for Color Stories Inspiration no: #60 - see details below
I used the following:
Evidence: Big Flower, Hearts, Layers, Add Icing (sparkly brad & sparkly houndstooth paper)
Testimony: Add hearts to your journaling spot

Products used:

Echo Park - For the Record 2
Patterned Paper - Lazy Daisy
Patterned Paper - Notions 
Element Stickers - Journaling Spo/Take Lots of Photos/You are Special to Me
Alpha Stickers  - Flower Tag/Orange and White mini alphas

My Minds Eye - Laundry Line - Natural Strength Houndstooth Paper
Imaginisce - Out on a Whim - Steel Magnolias Metal Flower
Dovecraft - Small Heart Punch
Impress - Dye Inkpad - Chocolate
Sugarloaf/Whispers Pen - Brown
Dulux Colour Card 
American Crafts - Chipboard Arrow
Prima Heart Stamp
Making Memories Green Sparkly Brad
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lovely Time - Mulitiple Challenges

This is a layout I created using the following challenges:
 I used: Frames and Distressing as evidence and frame your story as testimony
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Childs Play Challenges - Art Supply Challenge - Doilies
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Clear it Out Tuesday - Use two or more ribbons on your project
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Frosted Designs - Use bold colours and bold patterns on a card, layout or project
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Scrapbook Challenges - Challenge 331
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Additional Photos:

 I painted the tree (but not to carfully) as I knew I was going to heat emboss over the top it.  I used La Blanche & Ranger Dylusions stamps to add texture to the trunk and green part of the tree.
 I used a Glitz transparancy as a frame and had yellow lace ribbon just peeking out of the back it.
Ranger Liquid Pearls was dotted on Maya Road blossoms.
Distressed edges of cardstock then rubbed gold paint dabber on edges, I also dabbed onto red alphas to distress.

I used the following products to put my layout together:
Bazzill Bling cardstock - White
Doilies (Lakeland I think)
Maya Road Sheer Collection - Blossoms - Black
Tanda Creative - Mini Birds Grab Bag/Tree
Clear embossing powder
American Crafts - Thickers - Delight - Red
Tsuikineko - Veramark Stamp Pad
Ranger - Liquid Pearls - Daffodil
Ranger - Liquid Pearls - Ruby Red
Adirondack - Acrylic Paint Dabber - Gold
Cosmic Shimmer - Shimmer Mist - Lava Red
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Pink Bubblegum
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Slate
Ranger Dylusions Stamps - Background Love - Swirls
La Blanche - Foam Stamp
Tim Holtz - Grungeboard - Harlequin
Glitz Transparency
2 different types of ribbon
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Head Over Hills - Scrap it with a Song

It's February and they're in the mood for love over at Scrap It With a Song. They've got a whole month of romantic tunes to add to the playlist and spark some creativity in your scrapbook. 
The third offering this month is Head over Heels by Tear for Fears.
  
I used the lyrics 'head over heels' and changed it to 'head over hills' as the photo is of my husband and myself on our first wild-camp on a hill called Yeavering Bell in Northumberland.

See what I created below



Head over Hills
I stamped (Ranger - Dylusions - Background Love - Swirls Stamp) onto bazzill basics cardstock with Versamark ink and used clear embossing powder then inked around the edges.
There are hearts all over this layout.


I also used the following colour challenge from Colors Stories Inspiration #57
  
For Evidence I used:      hearts, flower, birds, solid background, die cuts, fabric brad & border punch.7

For Testimony I used:    Add hearts to your journaling spot, Inspiration words - Soar, Love, Reflect.

For the layout I used the following products:

Martha Stewart - Scroll heart deep edge paper punch
Tim Holtz- Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
Heat it Up Embossing Powder - Clear
Inkssentials - Glossy Accents
Versa Mark - Watermark Stamp Pad
Tonic Studios - Heart Punch
Ranger - Dylusions - Background Love - Swirls Stamp
Cricut Cartridge - George & Basic Shapes - Flowers
Fabric Brad
Bazzill Basics - Peach Cardstock
Hobby House - Heart Pin
Doodlebug Designs - Bouquet Impressions cardstock
Craft Stamper - Free Heart Stamp
X-cut Alphabet Die - Abracadabra
Prima - Bold O'lay - Fly Away Clear Stamps - Spotty Corners/Bird
Hobby House - Elegant Heart Pins
Color Stories Inspiration - Cordinates - #58
Marianne Design Creatables Die - Decorative Hearts
Fancy Pants - Photo Fun Biggest Board Chipboard - Big Heart
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Christmas Cheer - Colour Stories Inspiration #56

This is the second layout I have done for Colour Stories Inspiration #56

When I was selecting photos for the colour challenge I couldnt choose between the two so I scrapped the one of my grandson playing with my camera for the Scrap it with a Song design team challenge. Find it here

The photograph for my second layout I used is of my son and was taken when he was about 4.  I think the black and white photo really stands out against the colourful background.  He looks so sweet (shame they don't stay that way)

A closer view on some of the details:
I used my Cricut to cut these letter tags out.
I made a little envelope out of vellum


Evidence:  Dashed Lines, String, Dangle Something
Testimony: Translucent Story Holder

I used the following products for this layout:

MME - So Sophie - Anything for You - Reliable Red Paper
Windsor & Newton  - Gesso
Quick Quotes - Clips & Tags - Irresistable - Cherish Tag
Range Ink - Jet Black
Tsuikineko - Dew Drop - Brilliance Ink Pad - Pearlescent Sky Blue
Vellum
MME Tag Embellie - You have such a Boyish Charm'
Scrap Cardstock - for letter tags
Bakers Twine
Tag - unknown
Crafters Companion - Spray & Sparkle - Irridescent
Card Candi - Yellow
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Inspiration

It's funny when inspiration strikes you, normally when you arent looking for it. 

I just thought I'd share this with you.

We were watching TV, I am pretty sure it was the alibi channel and the adverts came in followed by programne promos. 

Then this image come up and I got my husband to pause it to take a photo of it.
As soon as I saw it I thought that would be cool to use on a layout.  

So I am going to use this idea soon and I will upload the result....so stay tuned.

Bye for now

Lynn x

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Camera Point Shoot - Scrap it with a Song

It's February and they're in the mood for love over at Scrap It With a Song. They've got a whole month of romantic tunes to add to the playlist and spark some creativity in your scrapbook.  First up we have "As Long As You Love Me" by Justin Bieber 

 

I used the lyrics - Camera Point Shoot for my layout below.

Here is what I created:




I also used a colour challenge #56 from Colour Stories Inspiration
(see below)
I used the following from the evidence & testismony for the challenge:

Evidence: Strings/Dashed Lines/Wet Medium
Testimony: Write your journaling on a tag that has string
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I used the following products for this layout.

MME - Miss Caroline - Dolled Up Patterned Paper
AC Thickers - Giggles - Foam Alphas - White & Blue
Making Memories - Journaling Book Page - Just Chillin Girl
Imaginisce Snag Em Stamp - Camera
Kanban Crafts - Clear Stamps - Cogs
AC Thickers - Delight - Red
Bazzill Basics - Half the Edge - Pheonix
Sharpie Pen - Blue
Bakers Twine - Red/White
Papermania - Chronology - Gears
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Wings


This week I decided to combine 5 challenges to see what fun I could have. 

 Inspiration has come from various sources for this layout - one of which is the sketch below from Creative Scrappers - Sketch #244
  I also used the following challenge blogs and their fun ideas within my layout.


Your challenge is to create about YOU and the things you love about you.
On my tag I have added things that give me wings - Husband, Son, Grandson, Scrapbooking, Photography and generally being creative.

Show us your houndstooth!  Shown behind photo and pleated underneath too.                                 
Clear it Out Challenge Blog - Theme: Circles         Stash: Anything Goes
(using this layout as a submission for their deisgn team)  I have used Core'dinations Core Impressions - Dots.  I also used a Martha Stewart border punch to punch lots of cirle in it.  I added some of the confetti from this to use elsewhere on the page.

The use of chalk or the addition of wings on your entry.  I used Tim Holts grungeboard wings to my back and rubbed some Luster rub on in Amber to it.
 This is the layout I created
And a focus on some of the details
I used some of the confetti left from punching the Core'dinations cardstock elsewhere on the layout
 I used Cosmic Shimmer to mist and colour the leaves and flower.
To alter the American Craft Thickers I used a green Sharpie pen to add dots.

I used the following for this layout:

Papermania Cardstock - Peach
DCWV - The Guilded Orchid (from a stack)
October Afternoon - Hometown - Norm's News
Core Impressions Jenny Bowlin Collection - Red Spots
Stampers Anonymous - Classic#6
Imaginisce - Snag 'em stamp  - Camera
Kars Tiny Wooden Shapes - Floral Fantasy (flower and leaves)
Prima Printable Clear Stamp (on flowers)
PDQ Chip Shapes - Rad - Photo corners
Tim Holtz Grungeboard Elements - Harlequin
Craf - T Products Inc - Luster Rub-0ns - Amber
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Thickers - Giggles - White
Sharpie Pen - Green
Sharpie Pen - Black
MME Ticket - Savvy - Never Enough
Making Memories Tag
Cosmic Shimmer  - Peacock Green
Martha Stewart - Bubbles border punch
Printable Canvas 
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Shake the Excess - Scrap it with a Song

Scrap it with a Song - are already halfway through the first month of 2013, so let's continue our "Year in Review". All this month we're scrapping along to some of our favorite tunes from 2012...

The next song on the Scrap it with a Song 2012 Playlist is "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons

I chose the lyrics "Shake the Excess" for the title of my layout.
I used the following for my layout:

Kanban - The Textile Collection - Tudor - Transparancy 
AC Thickers Niki Riki Yellow Glitter Alphas
Do Craft - Tea Party Bakers Twine - Blue
Sugarloaf Whispers Pen - Dark Brown
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Anna Griffin Designer Die Cuts Sheet- Blue Butterflies
MME - Patterned Paper - Miss Caroline - Dolled Up - Butterflies
MME - Patterned Paper - So Sophie 'Best Thing' Ledger Girl
MME - Patterned Paper - Follow Your Heart 'Be Happy' Your Song 
Sassafras Lass Patterned Paper - Amplify - Enhanced
AC Felt Arrow - Blue
Craftwork Cards - Card Candi - Blue 
MME scraps


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Facinator for Ladies Day - Newcastle Races

Hi there

I thought I would share with you the facinator I made for Ladies Day at Newcastle Races.

I saw an article in Scrap 365 magazine which showed a facinator made with mainly card/paper.
I was inspired to make my own facinator and loved the idea that my facinator would be unique.  I was up for the challenge.

I decided to make a facinator attached to a headband (as I am not that keen on on those comb thingys) plus I basically thought it might be easier.

The photo below is the 1st stage in process
Stage 1
I bought several bits and peices - feather pearls on wire etc and bound them together using ribbon with double sided sticky tape to.

 Now Stage 2
When I had my dress taken up (as I am a mere 5ft) there was spare material over so I decided to cut strips of the material and wrapped these around the hairband.

 This is it finished and below is a picture of my friend and I at Ladies Day.

 

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