Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Quick Makes for some Lovely Ladies!

Today I wanted to share some friendship cards with you... I had a few letters to post back to good ol' Blighty and needed a few little cards made fairly quickly...
So I decided to see if I could just use some pretty papers and minimum stamping... Heres what I came up with... 
And this is just a variation on the theme...
I was inspired by these cute papers I earned for FREE thru Stampin' Up!,...( I think it was for ordering over $50 or something silly...)  Arent they cute... Its a 6X6" pack of papers which I just trimmed down and layered together to make a simple card....  The finished articles are 4X4"... The stamp is fromt he Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Set.. 

C xx

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Anyone up for a Challenge?

I seriously lost my mojo the last couple of weeks but managed to get it back by doing not just one challenge but 2 challenges in one card!  PHEW!  It was a struggle, the layout took 3 tries but Im (almost) happy with the end result... 
First here are the challenges...

These are both oldies but I visit these (and a few others) regularly for inspiration and some of the completed cards are awesome.... take a look if you ever get stuck...

Heres my card...

And a close up on the detail for you...
Do you see how I stamped and cut out her dress from Designer Paper?  Pwetty!

Stamp: "Little Miss Attitude" by Suzanne Woolcott
Ink:  Black Stazon and SU Markers
Cardstock: All SU! Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie
Papers:  SU! Bashful Blue DSP
Scallop and plain ovals from Nestabilities, ribbon from stash.  American Crafts white gel pen. 

Seriously reminds me of my daughter I can tell you!  Ive been asked by a few people when I was going to update the ol'bloggage... Its nice to know you are all still looking...  As always, COMMENTS are gratefully recieved... YOU tell ME what YOU want to see!


C xx

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Scrapping pages...

I wanted to share with you how much Im in love with digital scrapping....  I am a classic pro-crastinator... I have boxes and boxes of photos from teenage years till now, Im not even sure what is in them! Now these boxes have moved with me from house to house, country to country and have never been looked in.  Nowadays though I have a yummy digital camera and even though printing actual hold-in-your-hand photos is still a nightmare digi scrapping is easy peasy...

The point of scrapbooking (in my opinion) is to get your photos out of those mystery boxes, into something safe thats going to preserve them and your memories for generations to come...  Digi is doing it for me!  I can sit at my trusty laptop with my photos stored on it and get dozens of pages done in one go.  No longer do I find myself thinking "I wish that photo was bigger" or "I want to crop that one" or "I'll never find paper to match these colours"... Zip Zap Zop... Im done in a flash!  I think the fact that I can crop and resize photos on the go and colour match papers to the actual photo is what won me over.  No more taking photos to the craft shop and holding them in front of papers to match up (only to get them home and discover in real light they are nowhere close!)...  No more planning a page then having to wait for a week while an enlargement is being printed...  
GET IT PRINTED!  You can add embellishments and hand-write journalling afterwards...
thats what I do & Im a happy bunny!! 
My tip at the moment is to use 8x8" pages in your digi scrapping then you can print at home and maybe, just maybe get an album finished!  NOWAY!!! 

Its nothing fancy... There are some gaps for me & the kids to journal and Ive missed Poppys name from the last one as I have some glittered chipboard letter to use... But you know what... Ive done an album..  It took me about an hour from start to finish... Pretty good huh?

Enjoy, and give it a go!

C xx

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bad blogger, BAD I SAY!

Ok, so Im officially a bad blogger!  I totally forgot to prepare some more posts to pop up automatically for you.  Im off to the craft cubby in the morning for a good sort out... who knows what creativity shall appear!

I apologise... we have been super~busy, unpacking, organising, cleaning 2 houses & having a social life!  Things are back to normal now so, I should be able to get the creative hat out of the cupboard and plonked squarely on my noggin! 

If you are interested I do have some Digital scrapping pages I could share...??


C xx