Friday, 23 August 2019

Friday Focus

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page that uses the sketch and moodboard from Let's Get Sketchy.


Here's my page:

The moodboard influenced my choice of photograph and the summery sunshiny feel and colours of my layout. I only wanted to use one large photo, it is a favourite from this trip to see my middle son on the Isle of Man, so I added a jumbo word in place of the second photo.

The background paper is actually the B side of a baby boy pack from Photoplay and I chose it for the wonderful colours. I often use the B side of a paper as  I find they have less invasive and in your face patterns.

As this was a special photo and layout I added in a bit of my rapidly diminishing and therefore precious Hambly cameras transparency sheet. And because it really is nearly all gone I chopped the middle bit out that would have been behind the other papers and saved it for another day.

Papers: Photoplay, Hello Baby; Hambly, cameras; scraps from my stash
Words: Shimelle, Box of Crayons; Cocoa Vanilla, Boys Rule
Stickers: Simple Stories Bliss; Shimelle Box of Carayons; SU, ancient sheet from my stash
Embellishments: Washi,: Carpe Diem; MME, wooden shapes; Echo Park A Perfect Winter enamel dots

I'm so delighted to have had your company for a while today, thanks so much for visiting my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 22 August 2019

White With 1 Guest Designer

I'm super excited to be here today Guest Designing with White With 1. It's always a pleasure to be asked to Guest with a challenge, but is even more special for me when it's a scrapbooking challenge!

As the name suggests the challenge is all about using mainly white with one given colour. Well for August it was either deep purple, pastel purple or a combo of both. A colour choice from heaven for me then!

And there is also a sketch to follow.

Well a recent trip down to Portsmouth for a college reunion had me discovering a whole new concept in cocktails - yes you've guessed a purple one! So it had to photographed and it had to be scrapped!

So here I am looking rather smug with my parma violet gin and prosecco cocktail down by the harbour in Old Portsmouth with the famous Spinnaker in the background.

I used a white pen for my journalling on the deep purple strip of card stock which I edged in white with a border punch. The flower embellishments are a Uniko stamp and matching die and I also added some hearts and sticker words too.

The hello is a Lawn Fawn die and the puffy today sticker is from a MAMBI planner sheet.
the speech bubbles and circles are die cuts and I inked around their edges with a little distress ink.

Papers: scraps from my stash
Dies: Laewn Fawn, Hello; MFT Die-namics, double stitched circles; Clearly Besotted, speech bubbles
Punch: ek scalloped border
Stamps: Uniko, Beautiful Blooms 1 + matching die
Ink: Memento, grape jelly
Pen: Sakura gelly roll, white
Stickers: MAMBI, Elle's Studio, Paperchase, Tim Holtz Idea-ology

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, I love it when you can find the time to look.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

STAMPlorations Digi Inspiration

I'm so pleased you've dropped by today as I'm showcasing some beautiful digi stamps from STAMPlorations

STAMPlorations Digital Store

Today I'm using the Springtime Blooms and Coffee stamps. This is a set of 3 top view spring blooms coffee cups, 3 floral curly frames and a bonus sheet of printable tags.

I'm starting with four of the printable tags which I have made into a little booklet to store memory photos.

Once I had printed them I coloured them using a soft palette of purples and yellows. I matted them onto black and purple card stock, punched a hole and tied them together with some ribbons.

The photos were adhered onto the back of each tag and I cut one extra purple tag using one of the others as a template and to add some journalling about them.

I used a couple of STAMPlorations sets to add sentiment to the tags - Fond Expressions 2 & Noteworthy

Well I couldn't resist using one more photo of my beautiful granddaughter for this showcase and created a scrapbook page with one of the top view Springtime Blooms & Coffee digis.

I printed out an extra copy of this digi and used one of the flowers to cover the coffee cup handle to convert it into a circular photo frame.

The title is a STAMPloration stamp - Say It Big Amazing. The page was completed with some enamel shapes and journalling.

Stamps: STAMPlorations Digi, Springtime Blooms & Coffee Bonus Tags, Fond Expressions 2, Noteworthy, Springtime Blooms & Coffee 1, Say It Big Amazing
Inks: Versafine Calir, nocturne; 
Pens: Copic, BV000, BV01,BV04, C0, C1, C3, G24, G40, G94, YG63, Y13, Y18, Y35, RV55, RV63, R81, B21, B23, B24
Papers: Vicki boutin Mixed Media
Stickers: Elle's Studio puffy hearts; Paperchase puffy hearts; Freckled Fawn puffy cameras; Tim Holtx Idea-ology Quotations
Embellishments: ribbons & fibres from my stash; Enamel dots from Echo Park & Carta Bella

Shery has very generously included a chance to win a prize with the introductions to her new range of digital stamps - all you have to do is leave comments round the blogs of the new Digi DT and it could be you who wins a $15 gift code to be spent at either the main or digital store.  Find all the details and the mini hop participants on the STAMPlorations blog HERE.

Thanks so much for joining me today, it's been fun to have your company for a while.

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Tuesday Talk

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page I  created for August's Challenge at Ella Bonella facebook group.

So dots, spots and circle images required:

Got a few of them then - and not just on the papers and embellishments! A page to look back on and remember.

And he did embrace this itchy and contagious illness without making any fuss whatsoever. But then we did indulge him with loads of extra i pad time.

Papers:Echo Park, Magical Adventure; Simple Stories, Heart & Say cheese II; scraps from my stash
Alphas: Dear Lizzy, Woodland thickers
Stickers: MAMBI pocket pages; Cosmo Cricket, tiny text; Washi from my stash
Die : Xcut Spiro circles
Enamel dots: Carta Bella, Summer Splash

Thanks so much for your time today, it's been fabulous to have you visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 19 August 2019

Monday Moments

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page I created using the challenge theme from Kraft Plus.

August's theme is Nursery Rhymes and I immediately thought of this photo when I saw their graphic:

Obvious to me, but probably not to the everyone else. Here's the rest of the page which explains it all:

Such an extremely cute age when absolutely nothing that goes on around him is missed and every opportunity to copy is grabbed! Turn your back for a second and he's there!

Some of the word stickers I used were on a white background which looked too stark with all the browns so I coloured over with a Copic pen to blend them in a bit more.

Papers: AC kraft card stock; Coredinations; Prima Marketing; simple Stories; scraps from my stash
Alphas: October Afternoon, Mini Market; AC thickers Memo & Patchwork; Simple Stories, Legacy
Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Tiny Text; Simple Stories,Legacy
Embellishmsnts: MME, wood shapes; Echo Park Have Faith enamel dots
Pen: Copic, E51

Thanks so much for dropping by today, it's been so much fun to have yu visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 18 August 2019

AAA Cards #147 Along the Edge + optional twist Inspired by a Song

A new challenge has started today at AAA Cards. The theme for the next two weeks is to create a CAS card with everything along the edge. And there's also the added fun optional twist of being inspired by a song if you'd like to add to the challenge.

The sponsor for this challenge is CASual Fridays and I've used their stamps for my card and managed to get the optional twist included too!

And now I expect you've got this Christmas carol spinning round your head just like me - fa la la la la, la la la la la la!

Stamps: CASual Fridays, Mistletoe & Holly
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne
Colours: Arteza brush pens, green tea, crocodile green, red, wine red
Other: Glossy Accents

Once you've forgiven me for driving you crazy with this tune perhaps you'd like to go visit the AAA Cards challenge blog to see what irritating songs the rest of the DT have been inspired by. Find them all and our Guest Designer Angie Cimbalo's card HERE.

Thanks for dropping by today, it's been so much fun having you visit me here on my blog.

And keep crafting - and singing!

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Saturday, 17 August 2019

Uniko Revisit Blog Hop

I'm delighted to be here today to take part in the Uniko Revisit Blog Hop. This month we are taking another look at the Big & Bold Wish stamp set and its matching dies.

BIG&BOLDWishPP      BBWishDDies

I've made a couple of bright fun cards to showcase the versatility of these sets:

I've been trying to think outside of the box and used the candle stamp and flame in a bit of a quirky way. I chose two colours of ink and stamped them in a fairly random way. I then stamped and die cut the wish sentiment, stamped the BIG! and matted the whole thing onto matching yellow and red card stock.

And that led me on to thinking about creating a whole frame using the candle stamps. I used a piece of squared grid paper to help me line up the position and depth of each stamping. I kept with the same colours of inks, but this time just stamped the whole greeting into the middle of the card.

I matted this second card in the same way as the first.

Stamps: Uniko, BIG & BOLD Wish
Inks: SU, real red, daffodil delight; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Die: Uniko, BIG & BOLD Wish

OK, so how would you like to win these goodies? Simply leave me a comment and hop round the blogs and leave comments on the rest of the DT who are taking part and it could be you!

Jane - that's me

Thanks so much for looking today, I really appreciate you taking the time. 

Good luck and keep crafting!

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