Saturday, 17 June 2017

Paper and Pixels

I know it's been ages since I posted more than my weekly Sketchy Sunday post, sometimes it's just nicer to make stuff.  Anyway, I've actually been doing a little scrapping and in the interest of fairness I've gone for a traditional layout and a Project Life app one too. I still love both and each has it's place for me.

First up is the traditional paper layout. For this page I used papers from the First Edition Sweet Nothings paper pad.  It's a lovely heavy quality set of papers with different textures and some shimmered, some glittered and some canvas effect designs. Although admittedly I received this in a Design Team kit it would definitely make my shopping basket.




I used a few of the Dovecraft mini dies to create the embellishment layers - the jigsaw is a fav. The Making Memories title piece is also from the Sweet Nothings paper pad, there's a sheet of tags and title or quote pieces that make up one of the pages. 

Next up is the Project Life app page. I kept this one really straight forward as I wanted to include so many photos. I used a journaling card from the Capture Life themed card set. 


If you have the app already you'll be interested to know the Celebrate Every Day Photo Overlays card pack is a new freebie, let me know if you spot others. 


Happy Scrapping






Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 160

This week's sketch is based on one of my favourite ways to showcase several photos on one layout - the photostrip. It's a great way to show action shots or tell a time lapse story like those birthday picks of blowing out candles and opening pressies. So, without further ado here we have it, sketch no. 160.


I've been using my Cameo this week to make a few projects. This little barn box, made with First Edition Sweet Nothings papers, is a file I purchased as part of a set from SVGcuts called Santa's Village. Although it's designed as a Christmas themed set, a change of papers is all that's needed to make it an everyday project. Be warned though, a visit to their website is going to make your wishlist that much longer!


I also finished off another card from the Dovecraft Neutral Goody Bag, which I've found really easy to work with. 


And for those of you after a bargain.....The Range have a number of old editions of Creativity magazine on sale for £1 with free gifts of mini die sets normally priced at £2.50, as well as paper packs. I picked up two, the first had a mini banner die set and wood effect paper pad and the second had an Easter set of five mini dies. Well worth a total of £2 and they had others to choose from.

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week.

The Mummy - the Cruiser does Universal horror classic - Pick of the Week
Wonder Woman - entertaining, but far from perfect Superhero adventure
Lion - uplifting true story starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman
Nocturnal Animals - powerful artsy thriller
Jurassic World - Chris Pratt and dinosaurs - nuff said!
Creepshow - a creepy blast from the past














Sunday, 4 June 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 159

Another sketch and I'm amazed that the numbers are really heading up there. This week's offering is a single image sketch based on a layout I'm in the middle of creating. Sometimes the sketch comes before the layout and sometimes after. So, here it is.....Sketch 159.


I have another  project to share this week. This one is a pocket album made using the First Edition Wild Flower paper pad. I added some clear memorabilia pockets made from clear CD envelopes. I picked up a pack of 50 CD envelopes at Wilko's for £2, so these are going to turn up in a few future projects. 


I bound the album using my Bind-it-all and included different size pages along with the clear pockets. 

  


There's plenty of room for tags both large and small. 






Movies watched this week:

The Accountant - action thriller starring Ben Affleck - Pick of the week
A Monster Calls - powerful, emotive fantasy drama
La La Land - modern musical with an emotional punch 

Happy Scrapping



Sunday, 28 May 2017

Sketchy Sunday no.158

It's sketch time again and this week's inspiration is one of the triple image designs I find so useful. So, without further ado here we have it, sketch no. 158.




And for those of you looking for a little Father's Day inspiration check out this card and treat box I made for the Trimcraft DT. 


I used Dovecraft and First Edition dies for this card and papers from the First Edition Storyteller paper pad. 


This quick and easy treat box is made from black cardstock and papers from the First Edition Wild Flower paper pad. 


The stars are cut using the Dovecraft nested stars die set. 


The instructions for both of these projects can be found on The Craft Blog and my gallery here.

Happy Scrapping



Sunday, 21 May 2017

Sketchy Sunday no.157

This week's sketch is one that has already sparked for me. I intend to get to grips with this one as soon as I have some crafty time and I aim to use up those odd embellies I have lurking around in my stash......you know the ones I mean, the odd blooms, charms and gems that have somehow fallen from their packaging and end up in the bottom of whatever tote or box you happen to have close at hand. 

Anyway, I hope it inspires you to scrap your latest pics. I've been catching up with a few DT projects and have put together some simple cards using the new Dovecraft Neutral Goody Bag. Here's a couple of my favs.


I added a little pink cardstock to the Goody Bag contents to complete this one and a piece of glitter paper for the Thank You card. The stamp is a Dovecraft clear stamp and I stamped it with Cocoa Brown ink. 



Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - entertaining children's Fantasy adventure
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -  a magical romp
Alien Covenant - from the world of Alien great Sci-fi sequel to Prometheus. Pick of the week
Blood Father - Mel Gibson delivers in this action flick.





Sunday, 14 May 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 156

It's been a busy weekend of loft clearing and crafting, although really I should be looking at doing a bit of crafty clearing as well.  Project wise I've got another micro mini album on the go and I'm working on a set of cards using a Trimcraft Goody Bag. As with last week's sketch this week's is also based on one of my card designs. Now I'm going to look at my older sketches and see how many I can use for my cards, I can already see a few obvious one and it's something I haven't done before. Anyway, enough of my blathering, here's this week's sketch no. 156.


Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:

Upside Down - quirky Sci-fi love story
Stakeland 2 - low budget vampire horror
Van Helsing - great fun entertaining monster romp. Pick of the Week
The Void - 80's style Lovecraftian horror 




Saturday, 13 May 2017

Mini Makeup Make

I've been catching up with a bit of Trimcraft DT crafting, some cards, minis and the like. This easy, single sheet flap pocket album is proving to be one of my fav projects, along with the Sweet Nothings  one I made recently.


I used Dovecraft Kiss & Makeup Dimensional Stickers to decorate the front, layering them up with foam pads. The stickers are chipboard, sturdy enough for the front cover and able to stand up to handling. 


It's a deceptively roomy album thanks to the 1cm spines which allow plenty of room for pockets and tags. The scalloped semi-circles allow tags to be tucked behind adding extra room for those fun quotes or pics. 



It all folds up into a neat shape making it a lovely gift album and with these papers perfect for a real makeup fan. If you'd like to make your own version here's the cut file diagram, the black sections are 1cm wide spines and you can find full instructions on the project here on my gallery at The Craft Blog.