Saturday, 25 March 2017

Dare to Dream.....small

I've been a terror for hoarding my projects and judging by my diminished desk space it was time to tackle something smaller. I love little box projects, so an altered matchbox fitted the bill.

I say matchbox, but this was actually a wedding favour box. Using this originally kraft coloured box meant I could skip inking the cover edges, always a little messy for me.

The balloon papers from the Simply Creative Around the World paper pad inspired me to go for a floating diorama. This was so easy to do, but really effective. I'd previously made a dinosaur diorama with StickerKitten's Birthday Dinos papers and that one was a real matchbox.

So, here it is the finished piece, standing on red pearl feet and, thankfully, not taking up loads of room... as I obviously have to keep it!

If you're better at parting with your makes and you don't fancy making another card, why not make a mini personal diorama, but be warned they're addictive.

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 149

It's time for another sketch in the Sketchy Sunday series and as I've been playing with some new Craft a Card dies I took inspiration from one of those to create this week's inspiration. So, without further ado here we have it Sketch no. 149.

This would be a great way to use up odd 6"x 6" papers that maybe wouldn't normally make it onto your layouts, I'd love to see what you come up with, so please post a link in your comment if you're inspired to create. 

I've been crafting a few gifts lately, with a teabag envelope and coaster set made using the First Edition Black Out paper pad. You can find instructions for this project on my Trimcraft gallery here.

I also altered one of my fav domino boxes using the Dovecraft Painted Blooms paper pad with the idea of a Mother's Day gift of a basic nail care kit. These boxes are perfect for a few emery boards, orange sticks, clippers, nail art gems and glue or other manicure essentials. 

My local The Works has stocked up on these and the Pick-up-sticks boxes which are another fav. At 59p each they're just a great way to experiment to see if altering is for you. 

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:

Kong, Skull Island - disappointing adventure movie
Deepwater Horizon - Tense true story of an oil rig disaster
The Magnificent Seven - Enjoyable remake of the classic western
Mechanic Resurrection - watchable action thriller starring the Stath
Robots - animated android adventure

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 148

Just time for a quick post today and as it's Sunday, of course that means it's sketch day and here we have it........Sketch no. 148

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:-

Deepwater Horizon - Oil rig disaster true story
Logan - Wolverine sequel - Pick of the week
The Girl on a Train - thriller based on the best selling book
Dr Strange - superhero sci-fi

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 147

It's inspiration time again, another sketchy Sunday. I've picked a multi-photo layout this time around and I'm already using this one, so I hope you find it inspirational too.

I've also put together a quick Project Life app layout showcasing some of my latest Trimcraft projects, I love the idea of a photo book for these project pages, but it's going to take me some time to make enough to fill a book. 
If you'd like to see these projects in more detail or view the instructions to make your own versions, you can find them at Trimcraft.

Movies watched this week:

The Secret Life of Pets - fun cartoon - pick of the week.
Lights Out - cool horror film.
Purge: Election Year - horror action thriller sequel.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Big 50

A quick post today to share a Project Life app layout to document Ray's birthday. These layouts are so easy to put together and I still often create traditional layouts with some of the same images, but this way I never have to rush to feel 'caught up'.

I used cards from the Ready Steady Go digital kit and a font that comes with the app.

Now, an image to make you drool.....Trimcraft sent me this lovely tote full of goodies to celebrate the launch of their new website, The Craft Blog.

It's packed with loads of goodies. I love those mini dies, bottom left and the Wild at Heart paper pad was on my wish list. Thanks Trimcraft. 

Happy Scrapping

Monday, 27 February 2017


Trimcraft are really spoiling the team with another fantastic kit just arrived. I've already succumbed to the gorgeous Craft a Card die and the Painted Blooms paper pads are stunning.

Here's a glimpse at the new products available

And this is the card I made using the die and the gorgeous twinkly Storyteller paper pad from my last kit.

I think I'll be using this die loads as I love how this card turned out. 

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 146

Yes, I'm back from a little break from blogland, so of course it's time for a Sketchy Sunday post. I love a multi-photo post and photo strips are one of my fav ways to include a series of pics.

I've stuck to a simple strip for this sketch and added a few layers to bring in those extra patterns and textures.

Now for a quick project catch-up. I altered this cheapie moneybox with the new Jour du Couture paper pack and some Dovecraft embellies. 

These little Valentine boxes were made using the Kraft Keepsake paper pad. 

So, I'm back in the crafty saddle and I do hope you'll pop by to see what I've been up to later in the week. 

Happy Scrapping

Movies I've watch over the past couple of weeks:-

Hacksaw Ridge - true story war drama - Pick of the week.
Lights Out - ghost/horror story
Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot - true story war drama starring Tina Fey
Event Horizon - Sci-fi horror