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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Craft Room: Use Your Scraps

Christmas Tags

Well my Christmas tags for the new Craft Room Challenge of Use your scraps is perfect for today, cause it's snowing down to 500 metres here in Wellington, New Zealand. 
I love the prettiness of snow, and it is one of the few things I miss about England- snow falling and the pretty snow covered trees.
We had snow down to sea level in 2011, I'm ever hopeful it will happen again this year ;)

Now onto our new Challenge:
Esther has chosen the fab theme of use your scraps, I have a lovely box filled with things I think I'll use one day ;-) as I'm sure alot of you do too.
So I went rumudging  and came up with a heap of Christmassy scraps, and so here are the tags.

Our Sponsor is Stamp Addicts, who have some cool stuff so make sure you check them and the DT creations out.




Thursday, May 23, 2013

Carnival Lovers

I've made this for hubby- it's our anniversary next month. What could be more perfect than the lovers from Rogue Redhead Designs Carnival Dreams,  it's romantic and quirky. I think this might be another of my All time fav stamps lol.





I've stamped the background using Behind the Scene stamps: script and the music notes.
I have stamped directly onto the Kraft cardstock and inked with Walnut ink, to get an aged look. The sentiment is from the Snow Hugs set.

Enjoy the rest of your week.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Notecard Misses



Here are 4 notecards I've made up using scraps of pretty patterned paper and the ladies from Rogue Redhead Designs:- Milliner Misses and Midge from This N That.



Midge is probably my fav, she's a bit bigger than the other Misses, and I like that, I think she looks fab dressed in green.



And finally this pretty gal, she's got a bit more sparkle than the others ;-) which is hard to see in the photos, I used glitter gel pens to give her a bit more definition.



Enjoy your week.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jakey Layout

12 x 12 Layout

We've got a fab theme at Craft Room Challenge for this next fortnight- Stamp your own background, our former teamie Nikki chose the theme, and even though she's not creating with us any more we still miss her- so we decided to play her theme anyway :-)

I've created a 12 x 12 layout starting with a plain piece of Gray cardstock and then adding a little bit of text paper and then some stamping, a pretty minimal page for me, but I love how it's turned out.


We have another great sponsor with us this fortnight The Stamp Man who will give the lucky winner of the random draw £10 to spend at their online shop. 

The Stamp Man


As always can't wait to see what you guys create.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

National Scrapbook Month post 2

My Gecko Galz posts got mixed round the wrong way, this was the page featured yesterday, and the one I blogged yesterday is featured today ;)

Wings Over Wairarapa

This is another hybrid page, here's the digital part, this 8 x 8 layout is made with all Gecko Galz papers and stamps.

Digital Wings LO

I then printed and added this Layout to a 12 x 12 page adding embellishments, tissue tape etc.

here's a close up:

close up

My embellishing continues to be inspired and influenced by Finnabair :-)

I'm entering this over at Simons says stamp and Show, where they want us to be Inspired By.....







Monday, May 6, 2013

Scrapbooking Month at Gecko Galz


During the month of May, Leanne at Gecko Galz is showcasing our scrapbooking projects using Gecko Galz products. This is to celebrate May being National (USA) Scrapbook month. Make sure you check out the site each day for another gorgeous creation inspiration and also special offers and prizes to be won :-)

Here's my page, it's a 12 x 12 layout, check out the Gecko Galz site for all the info on how to create your own page like mine.


12 x 12 French Country Layout

Close ups:

Close Up

Close Up 2

I really wanted to create a French Country look, with the papers and the embellishments, I'm really happy with how this page turned out.



I'm entering this layout over at Unruly Paper Arts where the readers Quest 1, is more than 5 flowers ;-)