Friday, 23 March 2012

With a little help from my friends.........

Have you ever had an image of a layout in your head that just won't go away? 
 Well I knew that I had seen a layout somewhere which was made from 1 colour card and loads of border punches....I just didn't know where!
 I did see this card on pinterest, which uses the same technique here and was determined to give it a go. 
One slight problem...I only have 2 border punches.....

Undeterred, I went to my local crop run by Papermaze in Otley and asked round the very busy room if anyone had any punches I could borrow...I was overwhelmed with the response!
So, with 20 punches and some Kraft cardstock I ended up with this.......

I have to thank Vanessa, Lesley, Lynn, Karen, Janina, Diane, Anna, 
Sadie and Tim for lending me their punches.

Oh, I eventually found the original layout in Issue 52 of the Scrapbook magazine!!  
It was a 12" x 12" page by Jackie Payne, who was a runner up in the Scrapbooker of the year 2010 competition. 
It's a good job I don't throw my old magazines away...!?!

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Saturday, 10 March 2012

" Country Cousins" ....

I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of supplies from The Scrapbook Magazine, to take part in the Four Ways Challenge. ( 4 scrapbookers and the same supplies)
 It was great to see all 4 layouts in the current issue no.62 to see how different they all are.
We all used " Madame Boutique" by Kaisercraft.
Here's mine....

I loved the way the Tab shaped stickers made a lovely border when left flat and lined up. I used the flat alpha stickers supplied, for my title, but inked the edges and alternated them with foam pads to give a 3D effect.

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x