Friday, 30 September 2011

JFF - Anything but a card

This is my entry for this weeks Just For Fun
which is anything but a card.

I have chosen one of the recent pages from the wedding album i am busy
putting together.

Although the page is mainly showing the bridesmaids as the happy couple
passed by while confetti was being thrown, there are 2 small heart
shapes on the left of the page.

One shows my grandson Joe gathering up all of the confetti and the other
a formation of planes flying passed as they left the church.

It was the same day as the Sunderland International Air Show
and we had joked earlier in the day wondering if we would get a fly past as both of my sons used to be in the air cadets.
We giggled when we did actually got just that , as we were having photos taken later outside the
Beamish Country Park Hotel before the reception we had another one .

Thanks for stopping by my blog its much appriciated, leave me a comment so that I know you have passed by, have a lovely weekend.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Scrapbook Garden Cards

This is my last post for this months kit from
I have made a set of cards with the bits and bobs left over from the beautiful
Prima Printery Collection  and Two Scoops Papers along with
some Dovecraft cardstock that i used for the previous 3 layouts.

I decided to make a border down the edge of this card using the
its a fab little stamp which gives a good clear image and its a
bargain at only £1.99 a must buy item if ever I saw one.

I masked off a section with ordinary masking tape
and then stamped my image down between the 2 rows of tape

Next I added some strips of Two Scoops and Dovecarft cardstock in wicker
and a monogram from the Prima Printery Monogram paper,
a sentiment and small left over piece this time the reverse side of
Emperor across the corner.

This one i cut some die cut flowers and added a flower from
Similar idea here, the Two Scoops comes in amazing rich colours
and it sands beautifully revealing the additional colour beneath.
This one is a more delicate shade , I used the reverse side of the
Monogram 12 x 12 which is a gorgeous shade of duck egg blue and cream, again
I added one of the flowers from the botanical collection.

Im pleased with the set of cards I have made.
There was no waste from any of these papers
I was able to use even the teeniest of scraps . They are delicious papers
and would say they are a must for any kit.
If you havent seen the range at the Scrapbook Garden
why not pop over now and take a peek, you wont be dissapointed
theres some beautiful papers there and at fantastic prices too.

Also dont forget to visit their blog to be in with a chance of
winning this months super blog candy. Its so easy to be included in the draw
and well worth it.

Hope you all had a lovely weeked and Im looking forward to getting some crafting done this week when I hope to get some more of my Sons wedding album done .

Thanks for stopping by my blog , leave me a comment so I know you have passed by
Thank you and Happy Crafting .

Saturday, 24 September 2011

JFF - A shape with more than 4 sides

This is my entry for this weeks Just for Fun
which is a shape with more than 4 sides.

Its my second attempt , I dont know what I was thinking yesterday
I used those sugary papers and before i knew where i was
I had added a little mouse and ended up with a cutie card ( which isnt allowed)
So I set too last might and made another on the same principle
but this time made it with darker papers and an image stamped with distress inks.

Its made a very grungy looking card which i love , a completely different
feel to yesterdays even though its exactly the same

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment its much appriciated .
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Cutie Card

I started by making my little cupcakes
Folded my card and added some coloured paper

Then my large label
stamped the smaller one with this cute little mouse
and added my cakes and a bow

Next added a strip of cupcake ribbon and some craftworks candi pieces
to hold the shape

Its made a sweet little card , very sugary colours but perfect for a child.

Thanks for stopping by my blog , your comments are much appriciated.

I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing .

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Happy Birthday to Joan Jarrett

Happy Birthday today to Joan Jarrett.
Joan is a fan of Coronation Street so her Granddaughter Natalie asked
me to make this card for her.
I had fun putting it together and used some of my own photos of the Street
when we were there a few years ago and did the tour.

Natalie gave me a picture of Joan which I cut around the table and Joan herself
so that I could place it in front of the bar at the Rovers to make it look as though Joan
was sat right there, enjoying a birthday drink.

Hope Joan likes her card , and hope she has a fab 65th Birthday

Thanks for stopping by my blog as always its much appriciated

Monday, 19 September 2011

The Scrapbook Garden - Grandas Ledger

This is my 3rd layout this month using my design kit for
This has to be my favourite layout this month but I imagine thats because it features my Dad .
Its coming up to the 7th anniversary of his death and i still miss him very much.
Ive created many pages featuring my Dad and to be honest love them all .
This one features 2 of my favourite photos of my Dad with my children.
He adored his grandchildren , as they did him and hes a huge miss in all of our lives.
When I saw this paper I knew straight away what my title would be before id even picked the photos to use.
'Theres no charge for love in Grandas Ledger'
My Dad did alot of book keeping due to his job so this was perfect.
This time finding a sketch to use wasnt so easy, so i decided to create my own
as the ideas flowed to easily.
The 12 x 12 I used was from the
its the most beautiful colour of a delicate duck egg blue and it has tones of cream
and brown, its absolutely gorgeous.
It has the most perfect quote in the top corner
which was an inspiration in itself.
I challenge anyone to read this quote and not instantly know
who to scrapbook about on this paper, its fab.

I added my subtitle using Dovecraft 12 x 12 in Wicker
which matched perfectly .
It seemed to blend in rather than stand out which was the look I was going for
as I wanted the main title to stand out , but all the same wanted this part to be there in the readers mind. I feel Ive achieved that .
I added a strip across the bottom of the page which was the reverse side
another gorgeous paper .
I always find it hard to know which side to use as they are all so lovely.
Guess the answer is to buy a few sheets , then thats the problem sorted.
I matted my photos on Bazzills French Vanilla
which i use alot as it goes with everything its a beautiful cream.
The photo of my Dad with the boys was taken when my boys were just young
before my daughter was born, I love this photo and you can tell by the look on all of their faces
how close they were.
The next picture is years later , my daughter with my Dad
dropping the crumbs from a near empty cornflakes packet into the canarys cage.
My daughter gets her love of animals from my Dad as he had experience with horses , dogs
and birds. He also had alot of patience, and never more so than with the children.
I cut my journalling tags from the bazzill french vanilla
and then stamped them with the
i love rubber stamps and these ones give a great clean image first time.
I cut tags also and stamped them in the same way.

After laying everything out I added the main title

And thats my layout all done.
To be honest this one may end up in a box frame as I dont really want it hidden away in an album as I love it so much Id like to be able to see it all of the time.

To me this is what scrapbooking is all about, creating something which keeps those priceless memories alive i wish i had twice as many hours in everyday and yet id still
want more. I cant imagine life without scrapbooking its the most amazing therepy there is.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, as always its much appriciated .
Have a lovely week , whatever you may be doing.

This is brilliant , i love it !