Thursday, 28 April 2011

PaperPlay Challenges Wk17

Sponsorship this week on PaperPlay Challenge Blog is from Waltzingmouse Stamps who are generously giving 1 stamp set of winner's choice.

Your challenge is to use an object not intended for Crafting... Like Coins, Cans/Jars, Onion or Garlic Netted Bags, Shells, Cardboard box bits etc.

I was a little bit naughty on this challenge as my altered item IS something normally associated with crafting (in my eyes anyway) as it's an empty chocolate box and we all know that chocolate and crafting go hand in hand..... don't we?

The empty box was filled with gorgeous milk and plain truffles that my children bought me for Mothers' Day.  Best bit was that no-one else in the house actually liked them!!!!!!!

I have another of these boxes (though slightly smaller) that I altered and made a couple of years back but was in desperate need of another to store my increasing supply of ink pads in.

Creative ingredients:
Box; Chocolates - Paper; to be confirmed) - Alphas; Tim Holtz Grungeboard - Inkpads: Versamagic, Quick Quotes & ColorBox - Glitter; Stickles - Buttons - Twill

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Kirsty Wiseman's Wednesday night online crop

Kirsty hosts an online crop via Ustream a couple of times a week on a Wednesday evening and tonight I had to do a bit of speed scrapping as I had to get my LO done and dusted within the hour so that I could concentrate on watching the final of Masterchef at 9pm.

AND I MADE IT TOO!!!!!! (I'm a bit sad that my fave Tom didn't win, but all credit to Tim on winning the title which was very well deserved).  No doubt the guys and Sara will ALL have very bright futures ahead of them in their careers as talented chefs and maybe there'll be a Michelin star (or two) with Tom's name on in the future!

Anyhoo, I digress.  My post is meant to be about a LO that I produced tonight, so here is that LO - a bit bright, so get your sunnies out and shade your eyes!

I bought the Spacehopper for Will as a Christmas pressie but Freya kind of bagged it as her own and within about 20 minutes of taking it outside it got it's first puncture which Will repaired.  Within about 10 minutes of it's next venture outside it had split completely!  Well that was £15 well spent NOT!!!!!!  I did manage to get a couple of indoor photos posed on it before it blew up though.

The cardstock is a VERY bright orange to match the vivid/lurid colour of the space hopper (oh, who also remembers these from their childhood days? Please say it's not just us two!)

While you're reading; can anyone please identify the BasicGrey patterned paper that I used?  I can't remember which range it was from.

Creative ingredients:
Cardstock - BasicGrey paper - Alphas; Woodware, BasicGrey & Thickers -  Tab; Sizzix die - Bakers Twine; The Twinery - Inkpad; QuickQuotes

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Twisted Sketch 56

My mojo is home and (hopefully) here to stay, so I'm looking for new challenges to take part in and I've therefore created my first card for the Twisted Sketch Blog.

The twist on the sketch?  It's got to have yellow and yellow my card has - lots of it! In fact it's as sunny as the sunniest day of the year so far!

I don't know the paper manufacture unfortunately as it was included in a RAK from the lovely Rebekah.  I'd used the rest of the paper for a project that I'll upload on Thursday for PaperPlay Challenges, who's design team I'm on.  I wrapped my scalloped card with yellow and orange Bakers Twine. The inside of the card is accented using the last of the sheet of patterned paper as well as a little journalling spot for the greeting.

Creative Ingredients:
Paper (To be confirmed) - Baker's Twine; The Twinery - Alphas; BasicGrey - Embossing folder: Cutlebug - Button, Gold card & gems; stash

Monday, 18 April 2011

Punky Scraps Sketch Challenge

This is my first Punky Scraps Sketch Challenge that I've taken part in.  I had 2 photos printed out on my desk waiting to be scrapped and as this called for 2 photos, they were perfect for me to use.

I've used the free papers that came with Scrapbook Magazine this month.  A scalloped paper flower that I made ages ago that was sitting in a box on my desk waiting to be used and some glitz and glamour to go with them. The ribbon is simply hand pleated and stapled to the corner of my page.

Creative Materials:
Papers: Scrapbook Magazine (Fancy Pants) - Alphas; Thickers, Adornit, Making Memories - Chipboard hearts; Maya Road - Glitter glue: Stickles - Rub on; Pink Paislee - Inkpads; QuickQuotes - Ribbon - Tags - Brad - Staples

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Growing up.... too fast!

I came across this picture of my daughter that I took in September last year this evening and decided that it was screaming out to be scrapped, so I converted it into black & white, printed it out and created a layout.

What's so scary is that she was only 9 3/4 when it was taken.. not even 10 years old!  (I know that I'm biased) but she's going to be stunningly beautiful when she grows up.  I really pity any young man that comes 'sniffing' round her in years to come as they've got to get past her dad!

I created the sentiment on the photo by stamping onto Letraset Safmat before applying to the bottom right hand corner of the picture.  The Pink Paislee rub ons are metallic silver and have such a fantastic shine to them that really picks up the light beautifully.  I've accented the flowers across the bottom with silver brads to continue the shine on the page.

Creative Ingredients:
Black Bazzill cardstock - Silver metallic rub ons; Pink Paislee - Alphas; Woodware & Adornit - Punched leaves; Woodware & X-Cut - Flowers; Prima - Ribbon flower handmade - Button - Brads - Stamp; Unity Stamps - Letraset Safmat

PaperPlay Challenges

This week's PaperPlay Challenge is sponsored by

who are offering our winner their choice of 5 images.  We are also offering the Top 3 winners 2 images each.

and we have to follow this photo to gain our inspiration...

I chose to use Kenny's Rock Chick as the image on my card and, using the colours and glitz in the photo, came up with this card.

She has her red hair, matching red guitar and is wearing a very sparkly black outfit.

Creative Ingredients:
White square card - BasicGrey Boxer paper - red iPhoto frame - Stickles glitter glue - Thickers alphas - organza ribbon - Flatback gems - Letraset Promarkers


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