Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sketchy Sunday no.154

A Bank Holiday weekend can only mean one thing, extra crafty time and if you're searching for a nugget of inspiration here's this week's sketch, no. 154.

This sketch was inspired by a new mini book I put together using the First Edition Sweet Nothings paper pad. It's a single sheet mini and you can find the instructions on my gallery here.

The papers are a really nice heavy quality, some with a subtle sheen like the flowered pattern on the front of the album.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday tomorrow and those extra crafty hours.

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - sweet comedy drama
I am not a Serial Killer - surprising sci-fi horror - Pick of the week
Star Trek (the remake) - (repeat viewing) great sci-fi adventure starring Chris Pine
Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves - (repeat viewing) enjoyable historic romp
Captain America, Civil War - (repeat viewing) superheros square up in entertaining fashion

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 153

Another sketch and this week it's a single image that takes center stage on this simple, story based layout. That's not to say this sketch couldn't be softened by some blooms and a little distressing. The title treatment is inspired by illuminated text, with the first letter given some 'look at me' treatment.

Now, I've been doing a little catching up with my Project Life app layouts and here's the latest creation from my daily commute.

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:
Moana - beautiful and funny Disney feature - Pick of the Week
Pandemic - just about watchable virus outbreak thriller
The Legend of Tarzen - second viewing and still a little disappointing, but entertaining enough
Bridget Jones Baby - funny sequel in the Bridget Jones series

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Boxing Blooms

If you're a regular visitor you'll know I can't resist covering anything that sits still long enough in paper. This blank wooden box was one of my bargains from The Works and obviously as a stationary object was a prime candidate. At £1 it was cheap enough to experiment with and if that experiment proved a success I thought it would make a great gift box for a special pressie, or a photo strip album or mini album.

This box fell prey to my current fixation with the shimmery Dovecraft Painted Blooms paper pad. Admittedly this was in my Trimcraft DT kit, but had it not been it would definitely have fallen into my basket, I don't mean shoplift, I would have paid for it.....honest! Anyway, this legally obtained paper pad is such lovely quality, which makes it perfect for creating those crisp edges. Add to that a scattering of pearls and flowers, one cut on my Cameo and one cut using the new Dovecraft Mini Die Flower set and it was pretty much done. I'm intending to make a little pocket mini book to go inside this one, that's another thing I can't get enough of....but more of that later. 

Now, a quick shout out to Trimcraft for another gorgeous kit....Yes, I know how lucky I am. Here's a look at their latest goodies. 

Those new paper pads are really lovely and the Kiss & Makeup album is great fun too. Check out the new goodie bags for a little bit of everything. 

Have a lovely crafty weekend.

Happy Scrapping

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Time to craft

I'm always on the look out for possible crafty projects and last week I was in The Card Factory shop and they had some clocks on sale for £1. I bought a couple as prime altering projects and for the first one I decided to use the shimmery Painted Blooms harlequin paper with a subtle green and white paper from the same pack for the sides.

When I cover projects like this I always leave a little border around the item and use an emery board to remove the overlap, filing in a downward motion only. This technique gives a really precision finish and a slight bevel to the edge. I added pearls at each quarter point and it was done.

I also managed a quick card using the First Edition Craft a Card die with pink paper from the same paper pad and some brown cardstock, gems and pearls.

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 152

Happy Easter and a glorious chocfest to you all. In keeping with the choccy season I made this quick project using up some mini eggs that I had in the fridge.

It's a really simple one that is suitable for all seasons with just a change of papers and embellishment. For this version I used the new Trimcraft Blooming Lovely papers.

So, on with the main event. Here's this week's sketch no. 152. This is a great one if you have a slightly longer story to tell, with a couple photo mats taking over the center of the page and my go-to stars as embellishments. For a feminine take on this sketch a cascade of flowers instead of stars and a misty softening of the background with some distressed edges would work really well. 

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:-

War of the Worlds - the Cruiser works his magic. Pick of the week. 
Morgan - Sci-fi horror with a familiar feel
The Goonies - 80's classic
Ben Hur - epic and brilliant Easter staple. 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sketchy Sunday no. 151

Spring is in full swing and the flowers are in bloom. So, it's not surprising that's where this week's inspiration for my latest sketch has come from and here we have it, sketch no. 151.

Anyway, I've been doing a little scrapping among other crafty stuff these past few weeks. This layout is based on my sketch no. 147 and uses Trimcraft's Sweet Dreams papers. I kept it simple as I wanted to keep the story as the main focus, much as I try to fancy up my scrapping I tend to veer towards the clean and simple style. 

Project wise I've been using Trimcraft's Simply Creative Kraft Keepsake papers for a file style album.

This year themed album, with symbols to represent the seasons, has plenty of room for tags and ephemera. You can find instructions on how to make your own version here.

And for those foodie photos that we all seem to accumulate, I put together a simple chipboard mini with the First Edition Storyteller papers. 

And if you're wondering what happened to those Haribo? That's right, I ate them... and I'm not even sorry!

So, that's the latest for today, I'm off for a spot of telly. 

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:

Inferno - long winded sequel to Angels and Demons
The 9th Life of Louis Drax - interesting thriller starring Jamie Dornan
Rambo 11 - an eighties classic

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Sketchy Sunday no.150

It's time for this week's sketch and I have to mention that another milestone has been reached here on Scrapthology with the number of sketches available now at a HUGE 150. So, with that being said here we have it Sketch 150.

This sketch lends itself to mixing patterns really easily or try adding those leftover embellies instead of some of the squares to create more interest. 

If you've any requests on the sketch front, please leave a comment with some details and I'll try to come up with something suitable and if you'd like to see a few of the sketches in one spot you can also check out my Sketches board on Pinterest. There's links to my boards on the right. 

Happy Scrapping

Movies watched this week:

War Dogs - true story drama with dark humour. Pick of the week
Life - visceral alien horror
Bleed for This - true story boxing drama
Rogue - surprisingly good croc monster movie