Wednesday, 30 November 2011

21st Birthday Card

Its Cara's 21st Birthday on Friday (my youngest daughter's girlfriend) and a surprise party has been arranged, I have been helping my daughter with a card for her and also doing some photo boards and very nearly forgot to do her a card myself. 
Anyway just managed to finish one which I've based on this weeks sketch from Promarker Challenge Blog


The papers are from My Minds Eye Lime Twist collection.

I really love the bright colours of this collection

Molly Bloom stamp coloured and  highlighted in areas with glossy accents

Gems from my stash  (I just need to add a 21)

Daughters Birthday

Its my eldest Daughters birthday next week and as she is away at University we have arranged to meet half way this Sunday and have a day together, we are going to visit Trentham Gardens in Stoke on Trent and no doubt she will be treated to a birthday meal as well, as the day is looming I thought I had better get on and do her birthday card
I've based it on this weeks sketch from Paper Take Weekly

The papers are from Basic Greys Porcelain collection with bazzill cardstock embossed using an embossing folder on the big shot.

Molly Blooms stamp coloured with Copics and parts highlighted with glossy accents , ribbon and card candy from my stash.

I'm also going to post this on

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Merly Crop

Phew what a busy last few weeks, what with working extra hours and getting ready for my craft fayre at Countesthorpe College on 12/11/11 which went very well, I dont seem to have had time to do any paper crafting.

Anyway last saturday was the bi monthly crop run by Merly Impressions  held near Bedford.  What a lovely day, the kit was made up of the new Kaisercraft Collection called Madame Boutique beautiful vintage papers of brown turquoise and green.  The kit also included the new Kaisercraft Botanicals Stamp and some bakers twine and there were lots of lovely goodies on sale.

Chrissy had kindly done us some instructions for a couple of layouts and here are my attempts :-

The first one is titled "Me" which was great as its very rare that I scrap any pictures of me on my own.

The second one is titled Daughters and the photo is of my three rebels taken a couple of christmas' ago.

I printed both my photos in sepia as I thought they went better with the papers.

The challenge given to us before the crop was to make a name badge as it is a new crop and Chrissy thought it would be a good way for us to get to know one another.  There was a good selection of badges and I was so pleased to have been voted the winner and was awarded with a lovely Kaisercraft 25 drawer chest to make up.

Here is my badge, I used a die cut shape and covered with patterned paper, a smaller shape covered with a matching patterned paper, Molly Blooms stamp coloured with copics and highlighted with Glossy Accents.  Finished off with punched flowers with a gem in the centre and then glossy accents applied.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Scrapaholix Crop

This weekend was the monthly Scrapaholix crop at Birstall, the kit this time was made up of papers from the "Simple Stories Generation Collection" and consisted of
1 x Always & Forever
1 x Home Sweet Home
4 x cordinating plain cardstock (2 x lemon, 1 x dark brown & 1 x burgandy)
a doily cut on a die cutting machine and a chalk inkpad

I made two layouts from the kit, the 1st one using a sketch from one of Novembers Page Maps

 this was actually a 8.5 x 11 size but I altered it to a 12x12

My 2nd layout is based on this weeks sketch over at Sketchabilities

Hope you like them, I look forward to reading your comments