Thursday, 15 March 2012

Dust if you Must.

(click for a clearer view)

This is my favourite ever saying and I thought I would share it with you all today as I have been playing on the computer trying to get it to look nice to print it out and frame it.
You will need to click on the image as I can't understand why it's not clear (it probably needs somebody who knows what they're doing)!
Hope you like.

A Couple of Cards.

I have quite a few birthdays in March and didn't have enough cards in my 'here's one I made earlier' box, so I am showing you what I have made in the last week.
I usually make two of the same design when making cards and put one in my box for later use and this card was no exception. I am slowly trying to use up my scraps and the embellishments I have had for a while.
So this card is made from scraps of some really old Kay and Company papers and some peel-offs that I've had since year dot.

This card was also duplicated although the numbers on the front were different and not a scrap of patterned paper in site, just some pieces of leftover card stock and some stamping.
Busy weekend ahead but I will be back soon with the Bradfield Craft Club projects to show you. Hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Double Challenge.

The challenge I set the ladies of Bradfield Craft Club a couple of weeks ago was to use a sketch and/or a colour combination.

Here is the sketch I designed to be used for our cards and scrapbook pages.

These were the colours we could use.

Here is my double page, I used the colours and the sketch.

Joan's page.

Helen's page using only the sketch.

and Helen used the sketch and the colours for her other page.

Pam's page.

Joan's card.

Chrissie's card.

This and the next FIVE! cards all belong to Jackie.

Back in a couple of days with some cards to show you.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Cupcakes and Crafting.

I spent another wonderful few hours at my friend Helen's home today and as usual we chatted, crafted and ate cake!! Not one cake but four different types (banana and chocolate muffins, banana and walnut loaf, plum loaf and strawberry loaf) I think we can safely say we had our fair share of home baked goodness.
Anyway our usual challenge to each other this time around was to scrap photo/'s of ourselves from our childhood which is something I haven't done more than a couple of times in all the years I have been scrapbooking!

Here is my page of little ole me when I was about two, in a London park with two of my aunts. To give it an older and girly feel I have used some gorgeous Fancy Pants papers, cutting the flower images from one of the sheets.

Here is a close up of the butterflies, I used some Stickles glue to add a bit of sparkle.

Helen's page has even more paper cutting than mine, the background was cut out using her Cricut but the flowers were all hand cut from a piece of patterned paper (that's dedication for you!).

And a close up of all that hard work and patience.

For our next challenge we have decided to use the colours orange and blue, not a combination that immediately springs to mind but we were looking at a page from an old copy of Creating Keepsakes mag and they showcased some embelishments that used these colours and they looked realy nice. We decided it was ideal challenge material and saved us having to try to come up with something else (we needed all the time we had for eating cake) so I will post the results of the challenge when Helen and I next meet up.