Thursday, 29 April 2010

National Scrapbooking Day


Just thought that I would remind you all that on Saturday it is national scrapbooking day.
That's right it is the first saturday in may every year, so if you have not done your scrapbook or if you have not finished your page, why not make a start this weekend... The only problem is I bet you get hooked like me

Kelly xxx

Scrapbook Pages

These are four pages from the scrapbook I made for Alan. I must admit that I do like these for specially. This is my first scrapbook that I have done and must admit that I now want to do another one.

Boozy Badger

Using Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit collection, I have took an image from her "Boring Badger" collection, and printed it several times, I have then decoupaged up the image. For the bear head I have used the Paint "Fluffy Stuff" heated it up to create a textured feeling to the card. The pint of lemonade has got clear sakura pen on the bubbles, for the badgers eyes I have put on two little moving eyes. The backing paper is also printed from the CD and cut using a cutter with a jaggered edge cut. This was then layered onto a dark blue base card. For the sentiment I have used a free sentiment square that I got when I first started crafting (think it come with a magazine) and stuck this on a nestability cut image, with pin flair glue gel.

Popcorn Bear, Birthday

Here is a birthday card for Alans Aunt, this is a crafters companion popcorn bear brithday stamp, along with co-ordinating papers from there CD roms. The images have been coloured in using a combination of pro markers, cosmic shimmers and lyra aquacolours, and the greetings are sprayed with cosmic shimmer mists.

Hoot of a Time

This is the birthday card I have decided to do for my Grandads birthday. Taken form the original Jayne Netley Meyhew collection, is this beautiful owl. I have printed the owl on to smooth card, matted and layered him onto brown and cream card. Both of the backing papers, have been printed from the same CD, the first is off the owl repeated, and second is a further from the owl repeated. All the matting and layering has been finished with gold peel offs, and in insert has been created using the same owl image, with a verse from my birthday collection. For the greeting at the bottom, I have used a linked Happy Birthday Peel off and placed onto cream card, that has had Tim Holtz distress ink rubbed along the edges, (quiet hard to see on the pic)... Hope you like and you get inspiration from the card.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Quick Up Date

Sorry I have not been on for a while...

Whilst I have been away, I have got myself a set of Nestabilites, and must admit that I do love them, but would be hard pressed to buy any more, purely because the set I bought meets my needs for the time been..... Maybe I should re-view this in a years time and see how many sets I have then----

As well as this I have been doing a lot of research into the Cricut Create machine, all thanks to my mum, I have had my eye on one for a while, but after the incident with the Craft Robo, I was really put off, any way my dear mum, ordered one from the famouse online craft channel, and I was so lucky to be at her house when it turned up, and I think I can safely say that we both fell in love with it straight away... I have now decided to have a clear out and treat myself out of my birthday money... So the search began.. Must say that there are some bargains out there to be had, but you have to be careful off what you look at as some people describe things wrong and are in fact selling the older machine.
As well as this, the same very day the machine turned up at my mums, I broke my foot that night.... 4 weeks with a very nice pink pot on... Role on the 19th May when it finally comes off.

Off out on Friday night with the family for a meal, as it is my birthday and can not wait.

Sorry I have not done a lot of crafting lately, I will try and get some posts up off the cards I have done soon.

Take care keep safe
Kelly xxxx