Tuesday, 30 March 2010

prompt 6

Never thought I would clash red on pink but I do like these cards. The heart paper is scenic route loveland and the other paper is my minds eye bloom & grow, single sheets that I got in a kit ages ago.

prompt 5

I am so pleased to have re-discovered this bundle of stash (inque boutique cabana) ... its been useful for just about every challenge and prompt. I have made two cards with the quotation in a pocket made from a spare page protector. I even got to use up more of my HUGE stash of brads.

Monday, 29 March 2010

prompt 7

This is for the CJ Places of interest. i tried to mix and match the oddments of blossoms that I have, but then found a whole pack of these pea green ones that match perfectly the inque boutique cabana. I also got to use up 10 brads (only 4 of this type left to use). All edges have been inked with brushed corduroy distress ink.

Prompt 8

I am completely out of order now, not that it matters. Shimelle's prompts are proving to be very useful for the three circle journals I am taking part in. Here is the double page spread that i have done on the theme of Myth. The illustrations are out of a book I picked up at Redcar car boot for 20p and the paper is inque boutique cabana. As usual I have inked all edges with brushed corduroy distress ink.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

sunday's challenge

Today's challenge is to create a layout with 10 of something, so I have used 10 patterned papers. The papers are from a HOTP heritage pack that I have had for a long time, the ribbon is from a chocolate box and the alphabets were in a kit, no idea what brand. My mum is 18 in the photo, so it was 1947, but the alphabets had no numbers!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

prompt 4

I've never followed a page map before, so that's exactly what I did for this prompt. I know I'm supposed to include a photo and journalling, but it was difficult enough finding scraps of card that went together!

prompt 3

No surprise that pleated ribbon is so expensive ... its darn difficult to do. I had three attempts at machine pleating before I got anything worth scrapping. I found it easiest to staple then adhere to the page with double sided tape.

saturday's challenge

This paper is inque boutique cabana and I bought a whole pack! I prefer double sided paper, its much sturdier and makes colour matching so much easier. The colours are much brighter than I usually choose but I thought they would be good for summer holiday layouts or mini books, especially since there are two sheets of everything, including quotes and journalling blocks. I have chosen the "other project" of Shimelles challenge, since in looking thru all the pizza boxes of kits, I have accumulated a pile of alphabets and chipboard and blooms but had no where to put them. Now they are on my bookcase, within easy reach.

I've still got plenty of paper left!

friday's challenge

I've had these papers for years ... finally scrapped my mum and dad on their wedding day. I used metal, cardstock (to mount the photo), patterned paper and lots of ribbon.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Prompt 1 and prompt 2

Its good fun hunting thru boxes of old stuff to follow the prompts. I have had the bottle caps for ages, and all the papers were from a very old kit.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Something from almost nothing

My first blog ... my first online class