Thursday, 30 April 2009

another challenge

This is a LO I did for a new challenge blog I spotted the other day The challenge was to create a page without using PP which to me was the best kind of challenge as I rarely use patterned papers anyway, I still find it hard to pick that perfect paper to go with the photo but one day I'll get there.
I used a blue and a pinky purple inkpad to dab on ink with cotton wool to create a mottled effect, it looks nice but doesn't really show up that well in the photo. The LO is based on a pagemaps sketch - Feb 08 Roundmap, I adapted it to go on a 12x12 square LO rather than the original round page. the photos are of Robyn as baby sucking away on her thumb (something she still does nearly 7 years on). The tag has the Thumbsuckers poem on

Oh the thumb-suckers thumb
May look wrinkled and wet
And withered and white as the snow
But the taste of the thumb
Is the sweetest taste yet
(As only we thumb-suckers know)

Monday, 27 April 2009

Delivery Stories

I wanted to add my babies delivery stories to their First Year scrapbooks but as I managed to write 2 fairly long tales I was faced with 2 problems - how to fit it on a layout and how to hide it for anyone who may be squeamish or simply not want to read a grisly no holds barred account of giving birth (twice).

I came up with a really cute folded envelope so the long tale would be neatly tucked away in some gorgeous double sided paper that I found in Papercrafts. I originally stuck them down on some baby themed paper but after about five minutes I decided I hated it so had to carefully unstick them both. After a days thinking I went for plain white cardstock with plain yellow 12x12 paper that I trimmed down then sewed a heart border up one side using Papermania borders sewing templates. On the other side I stuck on 3 baby themed tags and below the envelope I stuck on a little notice to say whose delivery tale it was and 3 pink flowers under that. I made both layouts the same and I'm much happier with these results

Robyn's Delivery

Daisy's Delivery


Week 17 -Layers and lace
not hugely layered but enough

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

sketch LO and SLYMI week 16

I found another lovely site with great sketches here and this is my attempt at sketch number 53. I have so many pages that I'm impatient to get done right now. Using a sketch is a wonderful idea as it takes the time needed to decide where everything is going to go away so you can just get on with it. I've also rediscovered sewing on layouts which is great fun and definitely needed on the ribbon as it was a pain to stick the folds down.

SLYMI Week 16 - scrap in the morning

pain in the bum for me as I'm an evening scrapper. it's the only time I get peace and quiet to do anything so this ended up taking about 5 mornings whereas normally I'd have finished it in an evening

Friday, 17 April 2009

a little sketch challenge

There's a fab little sketch challenge here which I decided to have a go at. The sketch is lovely and simple with clean lines which is the style I love. Here's what I came up with

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

SLYMI week 15

week 15 - scrap on the edge

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

SLYMI - weeks 13 and 14

Week 14 - Scrap something hidden

Baby bump picture (hidden baby) and journalling hidden uder a flap on the middle photo

Week 13 - scrap with stamps