Saturday, 30 October 2010

Lots to Do - Halloween

This is my entry for this weeks challenge at lots to do which is Halloween.

At first I was a bit stuck for what to do as I used Halloween for my easel card last week. Then I remembered I had the template for a little bird house which has adapted quite nicely as a Halloween house.

The circle inside is designed to hold a battery operated tea light so that it glows.

It took some doing , and ive used magnets to keep one side of the roof down as this is where you need to get in and out to turn on your tealight.

My daughter has claimed this already .

Hope you all have a spooktacular weekend , and thanks for stopping by my blog

Friday, 22 October 2010

Lots to Do - Easel Card

This is my entry for this weeks challenge over at Lots to Do which is shaped or Easel cards. Never having made one before I chose an easel card.

I decided to make Halloween cards for my grandchildren Joe and Emily, to go with their goodie bags.

I love the colours orange , black and purple together. Usually Im over in Disney for halloween and ive got lots of halloween themed pictures to scrap when i get back and these colours are what i use.
My trusty dies for my pumpkins and ghosts came out , I adore the little bats and teeny tiny ghosts they are so cute.

Ive added the kids names to the cards so theres no fighting although they are the same. Ive also added a ghost on the inside where i will write my spooky message .

I enjoyed making the cards and no doubt will make them again.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Lots to Do - Plain and Simple

This is my entry for this weeks Lots to Do challenge which is Plain and Simple.

I have included 2 layouts, this wasnt as easy as I thought it would be.

My first one is my Mam when she was younger with her two dogs Roy and Lassie.
I used black and cream papers a very simple layout. I love black and cream together i think it always looks classy.

My second layout is black and ivory , its of my Aunt Amalia Augusta Kell ( nee Douglas) this is the same lady who featured in my red and gold layout a couple of weeks ago with her Father. She used to be on the stage and this photo is one of her in a very elegant dress.
I added a grungeboard flourish which i coloured with a black ranger dabber which gave it a matt finish, and an 'A' with a couple of diamantes just to add a little bling .

The quote on this page was done in gold embossing powder again giving it a little bit of class.
Im pleased with both pages and like them equally for different reasons.

Once again thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Lots to Do - Oriental

This is my entry for this weeks Lots to Do which is Oriental , sadly I have no family photos that fit this theme so ive made a few little atcs instead .

Thank alot for stopping by my blog , and I hope you all have a nice weekend.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Blog Candy Giveaway at Staceys

Dont miss out on the fab blog candy giveaway at Scrap with Stacey pop over there quick and check it out to be in with a chance to win this great collection of goodies.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Lots to do - Vintage

This is my entry for the challenge this week at Lots to Do

I have had this particlar photo on my table for a couple of weeks.
When I saw this fabulous red and gold paper I knew it would be perfect for this picture. I also had an idea of where I wanted to go with this but the finer details were a little vague.

The two red circles were cut ages ago and placed on the layout with the picture but that was as far as I had got. I decided as the theme this week was Vintage it would be a good idea to finish off this layout.

Ive added some stamped harlequin images , the ink was Royal Satin Kaleidacolour , a rainbow ink pad of delicious rich colours. Ive used it often and love the colours in it.
Also I added some lace and some hardware from Ranger and some memory tape.
I used my dads old typewriter to put the text on a journaling paper to keep that old feel.
The photo is of my Mams cousin Amalia Augusta Douglas and her Father George Douglas in costume when they were on the stage.
It has a slight Gypsy feel to it , although I have no idea what the play was or indeed what the year was.

Im pleased with my page , so I hope you like it too.

Many thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

This is brilliant , i love it !