Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Kit and crop.....

I made it to the Papermaze crop  on  Saturday, armed with nothing more than the September Kit - (now sold out but shown here.) Since I got up late and hadn't got anything organised :)

So, after a good deal of chatting ,eating cake and nosing at what everyone else was doing I completed this layout....using Websters Pages and Papers,wooden ticket and flowers by Prima, Tando chipboard butterfly, Kaiserkraft cream pearl swirl, My Little Shoebox white alphabet stickers- coloured with chalk ink.

I even started a second layout...but that will have to wait till next time :)

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Saturday, 13 October 2012

A little bit of Prima....

Sometime ago my sister asked me to make some Vintage inspired "hang tags" ( she does live in America!)  which would serve as business cards, attached to her gift wrapping for the up and coming Blythe Doll convention in Dallas, where she was planning to have a stall.

Well, after some research on Pinterest and the like, I soon realised that Prima was the way to go .

Off to Papermaze  I went with my list... Nature Garden- patterned papers, Essential petals and Flutter bits - all ready coordinated for my projects.

I made 100 tags in total and all different! and thoroughly enjoyed myself :)
I added some paper doilies, lace and ribbon trim, buttons, copper glimermist ,punched hearts,leaves and flowers and brown chalk ink to finish off.  I left Abi to add the ribbon !

Here is a small selection....

Prima papers are not generally the style I choose for my Scrapbooking, but it was lovely to make something different...

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Thursday, 4 October 2012

October already.....

Not sure what happened to September...... :)

Anyway, now that issue 67 of the Scrapbook Magazine has hit the shops I can share the layouts I created for it.

The sketch challenge is always a favourite of mine...to produce 2 different layouts from the same sketch. 

I always love the process of finding patterned papers to coordinate with my photos, I have to get a good match and can't cope with "random".
 I was lucky ( or unlucky - depending on how you look at it..) with both these layouts as I didn't have to buy a single new thing, everything was already in my stash... just waiting for the "right " photo.

So, having just said that, my 2nd commission was to take part in the 4 ways challenge.  I was sent the kit to use along with 3 other designers, to show how we all come up with something different, using the same supplies.....
An easy way out would have been to use a black and white photo, but I took the plunge and went with a close up of  my dog Bazzil .   Not exactly the right colours - but near enough!

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x