Wednesday, 30 September 2015

London Pocket Page Album cont'd...

Very gradually I'm getting this album done, and I wanted to share with you the pages that I just completed starring the ever handsome Queen's Guards and the Changing of :D  I know it's so cliche' to do this in London, but you have to do it once in your lifetime am I right?!!

This first page is extendable & I love that I can fit lots of photos in just a few pages using these.

This is the other side (the one that folds in).

Thanks for dropping by once again and sharing my travel memories xx

Friday, 25 September 2015

September Pocket Letters....

Hello all! I hope this week has been kind to you all. I'm sharing with you today this month's Pocket Letter that I sent off to my September Pocket Letter buddy recently. I'm participating in this exchange through Scrapping Clearly. I little bit of fun and something different plus I get the enjoyment out of sending something hand-made to someone who I know will appreciate it. Plus there is nothing like a bit of happy mail from time to time :)

The theme this month is Things with Wings:

This is not a colour challenge (phew!) so here is what I came up with:

A bit of fussy cutting & 3D foam:

I really enjoyed coming up with all the little embellies and words for this pocket letter. My little hand-written letter is behind the top middle pocket with string attached.

I'm very excited about next month's them & I can't wait to get it done so stay tuned. If you wish to participate in this swap, just call into the Scrapping Clearly FB page & leave Rikki a message. You will be given a different Pocket Letter Pal each month & you will recieve a Pocket Letter from a different Pal each month as well. Thanks for calling in & have a fantastic weekend :)

Friday, 18 September 2015

Scrap Africa Challenge #59...

Well hello again and welcome back. Today I want to share with you the lovely Mood Board for you try your hand at over at SCRAP AFRICA.  Now I don't usually work with these colours very well, but this mood board is so soft and feminine I new exactly what I wanted to do with it when I saw it.

I decided to make a card using the Bokeh technique taught to me by the lovely Lizzy Hill. I was lucky enough to finally meet Lizzy in real life recently and spent a few days in a scrapping frenzy with her. Since then, I've been wanting to have another go at this technique using a different colour theme. Here is my inspo for this Challenge:

These colours lend themselves so well for Bokeh. I then added some die cut leaves and sentiment and a few flowers and silver ribbon. Don't forget you can take your inspiration from anything on this Mood Board, not just the colours if you don't want. Easy Peasy! :D

Go check out the Design Team's creations and we have some great Guest Designers as well. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations and thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 10 September 2015

ARTastic September Challenge...

I'm a little behind in my blog posts at the moment so here is the new challenge for ARTastic. Jane has come up with another beautiful piece of art work by William Knox called "Arabian Scene". This is a free scrap but you must tell us how this painting inspired you.

Here is my design which was inspired by the colours, the ocean and boats. This is a photo of DH and I on our first cruise. I've used the beautiful Graphic 45 papers By The Sea:

A fair bit of fussy cutting on this layout but that's what G45 is all about :)

If you think that I look a bit "below par" in this photo, you'd be right! Ocean cruising is not my friend I have discovered - give me a river anyday. At least hubbie enjoyed himself.

I do hope you can play along with this challenge. Remember it is a "free scrap", so let yourself go wild! Thanks for dropping by xx

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Kraft Plus September Challenge...

So I'm taking part in the new Challenge over at KRAFT PLUS. I really love this sketch and when I saw all the amazing inspiration from the Design Team I just had to play along.

And here is my take. A few photos of my time at Camp Mojo with MaryLizzy and Leanne.


I used bright colours to reflect the fun time we had together. I'm really excited to get together with them again in the not too distant future. Thanks for looking and it would be great if you could pop on over to the Kraft Plus blog and check it out :)

Friday, 4 September 2015

Travel Pocket Page update...

Hello fellow Project Lifers & Travel Buffs! I was able to do a few more pages for my travel album while I was at Camp Mojo recently and wanted to share them with you here if you haven't already seen them on FB.

I have an obsession for the latest craze of using Gold in my projects, which turned out to be perfect for these pics.

It has only taken me almost 2 years to get around to creating this album. I'm actually surprised at how fresh some of the memories still are :)  Thanks for looking. Until next time...

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Scrap Africa #58

Hello fellow crafters and welcome back to my humble blog. Here is another great sketch challenge for  SCRAP AFRICA. Denise continually comes up with the loveliest sketches and mood boards that are so inspiring. You just have to have a play with them!

I knew what I wanted to do with this one as soon as I saw it. I flipped it so that the pattern was vertical.
My inspo for this challenge started as a tag, however it somehow became bigger than "Ben Hur" and I transformed it into a card front, thanks to my tendency to get carried away. I made this at a recent Scrapbooking Retreat and I was so busy talking and sharing ideas that I didn't realise until it was too late that I'd gone a tad overboard for this to be just a small tag. A fellow crafter at the Retreat offered to buy this from me when she saw it sitting on my desk, so I decided maybe I hadn't gone too far after all :D

I've used my favourite Graphic 45 Botanical Tea collection along with a few odds and ends from Stampin' Up! and Scrapmatts. I also used my water colour paints to paint the chipboard pieces. All I need to do now is pop it onto a card ready for a special person to receive.

I hope you find something that will inspire you to have a go at the challenge and please call into the Scrap Africa Blog and leave some blog love in the comments section. TFL xx