Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Amy Tangerine 'Plus One' layouts inspired by Paige Evans

Dear Bloggers,

I went onto the Amy Tangerine Blog and fell in love with  Paige Evan's LOs that she created using geometric shapes and the 'Plus One Collection'.

Here is Paige's amazing work

and below is my scraplift.

Paige created this fabulous LO with hexagons

and below are 2 of my LOs using the hexagons.

The last LO did not really come together as I hoped but I really liked the sentiment.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

More Scrapbook Layouts using Amy Tangerine 'Plus One' Collection

Dear Bloggers,
Here are some more Layouts that I have created using the fabulous Amy Tangerine 'Plus One Collection.'

How exciting my daughter Amy and her partner have just purchased their first home. I created a 'triple LO' for this as I wanted to include the advertising brochure and bidding card from the auction.  Not quite sure how it will fold and fit in the album but they liked it and that is what really matters to me.:)

My youngest daughter and I went out shopping to buy her  a birthday present.  When she tried this on she this coat on she looked fabulous and I loved it as it looked like someone had very skilfully doodled all over it.  I jokingly now call it her 'Doodle Coat'.  I tried to do a doodly style LO to capture it.  This is way out of my comfort zone but I doodled away all the same.

This is the page before I doodled.

and here it is after...

We recently had to put our beautiful old dog down as she was quite unwell.  I have been missing her dreadfully and feeling here is some 'scrap therapy'.  These photos are a couple of years old showing my gorgeous (albeit naughty) Pippa sleeping  in the clean washing!!!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Amy Tangerine Plus One Double Scrapbook Layout...Moving Out of Home

Dear Bloggers,
A few years ago my eldest daughter moved out of home and I told the story with a Project-like-esque LO.

Thanks for calling by.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pontura Cards with punched flowers

Dear Bloggers,
I discovered the most amazing cards called Pontura by Nellies Craft  You purchase the white card with the embossed cut out and mesh insert and then you decorate.  Here is what I did.

  As you can see I really enjoyed creating these.  Thanks for calling by.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Graphics 45 French Country

Dear Bloggers,
I love Graphics 45 and I adore the French Country range with its rustic colours, sunflowers and rooster.  I bought the papers long before I knew that I would actually go to Provence.  Just after I returned from Europe I had a scrapping day with my friends.  I was jet lagged and feeling very disorganised so rather than planning my own work I grabbed one of Jane Tregenza Patch work Pieces kits that I had purchased from her store Seriously Scrapbooking.  Jane is extremely talented so I was very excited to have the opportunity to use her kit and you guessed it.  I opened the kit to find it full of the French Country Collection...  Here is how the kit looked when I made it up.

I had to make her gorgeous patchwork rectangle into a double scrapbook page, so I rummaged through my stash and found my favourite old Graphics 45 papers and this is the finished product.


Heidi Swapps 'Mixed Company' Memory Files

Dear Bloggers,
I have a lovely group of close friends who I scrapbook with once a month.  I dedicate my Heidi Swapp Memory file to them.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Scrapbooking with my Brother Scan N Cut.

Dear Bloggers,

At the beginning of the year Scrapbooking Creations and Brother asked me to trial the Brother Scan and Cut CM550 electronic cutter.  I was thrilled to use this amazing machine as it opened up so many possibilities with my paper crafting and was easy to use. I use the scan function all the time and as the machine is not tethered to a computer it sits on my desk available for use with just a touch of the switch.

Here are some scrapbook LOs  I created using the Brother ScanNCut and what I did with the cutter.

I cut out the titles and used the negative space.  I then tested the machine with other materials such as the cork chevrons and it worked well.

My daughter started studying Paramedics last year and on the day that she first tried on her 'Paramedic uniform' she sent her dad a text with this photo.  The smile said it all.
In this LO I hand drew the ambulances and medical embellishments and scanned them into the cutter and it did a fabulous job of cutting them out....look how well it handled the stethoscope.  I put a pen into the holder and wrote the title using the ScanNCut.

I really wanted to test the cutter so I scanned the map showing where my daughter went on a cruise.  I then cut this out of paper and made it a feature of the LO.  The cutter passed with flying colours.

 Here are some links to videos I made about using the ScanNCut.  Have a look as they show how to use the cutter to cut out stamped images, scan the background paper for precise placement of paper and more.  ENJOY!!


Thanks for calling by.