Sunday, 27 September 2015

Sketchy Sunday no. 79

It's time for another sketch and so here we are with sketch no. 79. This one is great for those stories which follow an action sequence and has plenty of room for the journaling too. 


Last weeks sketch inspired me to create this layout using supplies from my new Docrafts Project Design Team kit...thanks Docrafts!

I used the Wellington Christmas 12 x 12 paper pack, Wellington Christmas Ultimate pack and Capsule Collection cardstock. The tree embellishment on the journaling and the gold garlands are cut using the new Shadow Box Christmas Fireplace die. I love using the shadow box dies, I find them surprisingly versatile. 


I hope this week's sketch inspires you to create and as always thanks for stopping by. Obviously if you do make a layout using any of the sketches on the site please leave a comment and a link to your image, I'd love to see it. 

Happy Scrapping. 



Sunday, 20 September 2015

Sketchy Sunday no. 78

It's Sunday and that means a new sketch. This weeks is a fairly simple single photo version. I have a Christmas picture in mind for this one hence the festive embellishments.

So here we have it sketch no. 78.


Now for a recent 365 Project photo, my homemade planner. I picked up a cheap small binder and added a Poundland diary and a few pockets and dividers. This shows one of the pockets that I filled with tags and tapes to use in my planner. It cost me £5 to put this binder together and it's proved very handy as I designed it for the way I wanted to use it and it looks pretty too.


Have a happy scrappy day. 



Saturday, 19 September 2015

Matchbox Madness continues......

Those of you who have visited before (big thank you) will know I’ve had a recent obsession with matchboxes. So when I received my new Docrafts kit I couldn’t resist putting together a festive little number using the new Pocket Full of Posies range.

The charm pack is what swung it, with all those pretty frames, gems, buttons and charms they were perfect for my heavily embellished mini box art. I added a few Jingle Bells from the Papermania Create Christmas range to fill in the gaps and bring a festive note when you pick up the box.





I covered the matchbox drawer and case in patterned paper. Added my embellishments using Anita’s 3d gloss finish, this stuff is great for the heavier elements and left to dry. The plaque is a little piece of blue mountboard which coated in blue glitter glue sparkles beautifully. A white glitter paper die-cut snowflake overlaps the edge. I filed off the rest of the snowflake with an emery board in a downward motion, to give a really smooth neat edge. The mountboard edge I coloured with a blue permanent marker. After adding my printed text pieces I coated the front with 3d gloss finish and left to dry overnight, don’t be tempted to prod it earlier. Once dry I covered the back in co-ordinating patterned paper and slipped it into the box along with a small easel cut from plastic packaging. Lastly I glued a crystal bead on each corner of the bottom of the box as feet and there you have it, as pretty from the back as it is from the front.





Happy Scrapping


Sunday, 13 September 2015

Sketchy Sunday no.77

Those weeks roll around quickly and I think they must be speeding up as my latest team kit is a Christmas one...eek!
So I'm working on a little festive make at the moment which I'll post soon, but in the meantime here's the latest Sketchy Sunday no.77 which I based on a layout I made a little while back.


And here's the original layout.....I was on a bit of a distressing kick at the time.



It's a great one for scraps, with a misted background and inked edge to tie it all together.

Now, if you're after a bargain this week then take yourself down to Hobbycraft. I popped in yesterday and picked up some Artiste Pigment Ink Pads for £1 each, half price. They had loads of colours and I'm sorely tempted to pick up some more as I only picked up the ones I use the most, black, white and brown. 

Happy Scrapping. 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

The Lost Projects.....episode 1

Once upon a time in a craft room not far from here, there was a half finished mini book. Yes, we all have them, those projects that we start in a fit of inspiration,.....and that's as far as it gets. Now I've decided I've had enough of these sorry specimens, languishing in drawers and stuffed behind new product packages. So, I've set myself a mission to finish them off or at least get them to the point where they're ready to add photos and journaling to. 

This little Family mini album has been lurking around for a fair while...okay, forever.....and I've now finished it ready to add pics. I feel somewhat euphoric!



I just needed to decorate the front and add my tags to finish this album...so why didn't I? I think it was one of those test projects where I was checking if a page worked, or it may have been a very early Bind-it-all effort. Anyway, as it was such an old project it seemed appropriate to use old product to finish it off.

The frame and Family chipboard are from a kit that I got one Christmas. I know it was from Costco and an absolute bargain as I went and bought another. I created a word cloud for the frame using my iPad app Wordpack and added one of my recent bargain flourishes chopped around a little for a bit of bling. The old ribbon stock came in for a bit of a bash too, with lots of pieces added to the binding. 

Now I challenge you to dig up those unfinished projects and complete at least one. Post a comment admitting to your oldest unfinished project.....just to make me feel better......and a link to the newly completed would be great too. 

Happy Scrapping. 




Sunday, 6 September 2015

Sketchy Sunday no. 76

A week passed and so we're ready for another dose of sketchy inspiration and here it is sketch no. 76.


This sketch is a great fit for those fun days out or family gatherings, as we all know there's always more than one photo we love on those occasions. On this design I really like those little folded back corners with embellishments tucked in, it just adds that extra interest point on a layout. 

Hope this one fits the bill for your latest creation.

Now for a quick peak into my 365 Project for last week. I was lucky enough to be invited to high tea ....I know very posh .....at The Covent Garden Hotel by some friends visiting from the U.S. Of course we snapped a quick pic before diving into our beautifully presented Gentleman's Teas...don't worry I did check it was ok for ladies too....and it was delicious. I highly recommend a visit if you're in London for a special occasion, but you may have to empty the piggy bank first!



Happy Scrapping.