Thursday, 22 March 2012

Scrap 365 - March sketch challenge

Been working on DT Stuff so nothing to share for a week or so but I did create this layout a few days ago and forgot to post here

I couldn't wait to use my new EP This N That Charming, don't you just love the colours??
Followed the sketch over at Scrap 365
Also used my new reverse chicken wire mask which I love!
                                             Toodle Pip X

Sunday, 11 March 2012

A little publication toot!

 The Scrapbook Magazine - Issue 62

I was asked to create a sketch and create 2 layouts using it
Here they are

Used the Bo Bunny papers that I was sent to use (I didn't notice til it was pointed out to me and after  I had submitted my work that this was 88 not 98! LOL)
Used Fancy Pants My Family
Toodle tooty Pip x

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Case file 9 - solved

Evidence used - Text paper,Hot air Balloon accent,something you can see the background through
Testimony - 6 word memoir
My youngest and her friend got the chance to pose for a photographer who wanted some practice, they got a ton of shots and I love to see the fun ones as well as the "more professional" type of picture, what I like most about these is the genuine laughter and fun they were having.
and some close ups
I used the 6 word memoir

I covered a Scrapware chipboard hot air balloon painted it white then covered it with paper and cut out 2 sections in the pink popped up, I layered the title over the top and tied some twine around the basket a little glitter for a sparkly touch

I used a Hambly overlay piece behind on of the pics and mixed up a brad from MME the title strip is from Authentique
Hope you like it
Toodle pip xxx

Oops forgot to post this

This was the last project I did with the March add on kit from Scrappy Chics, it's an altered clipboard (A5 size)
My little grandaughter Star looking as if butter wouldn't melt. . . . .
Toodle Pip xxx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

AAM March Challenge

 This was the challenge:

{AAM March Challenge} Our Heritage

Hi everyone!

Welcome to our March challenge.

When I was thinking about challenges for this site, I knew that I wanted to provide enough variety that each of us could draw from. So this month we are going to open up our ancestry files. Where is your family from? Do you have any special traditions? New? Old? Are you the family historian? What surprising details have come up? What about food? Language? Holidays? Religion? The "mother-land"?

Our heritage can definitely be a very broad spectrum when trying to pull something specific to scrap about. The Creative Team did an amazing job showcasing the different aspects of heritage we can begin to document. Maybe this month's challenge will spur you on to create something about a piece of your heritage you would never have thought to record or maybe it will become the first page of many for your "Family History" book.

Whatever happens, we're here cheering you on!

Wow this was a hard task for me, I procrastinated for ages but every time I tried to put something on paper it just wasn't working for me, at one point I just about gave up! Heritage is "not my thing" & unfortunately it isn't a subject that really interests me at all. So I stepped back and looked at the challenge again and suddenly a lighbulb went off lol
Here in my hometown of Bristol (UK) we have a strange dialect & accent that is referred to as "Brizzle or Bristle" so I have created my layout based on that, as I wanted to keep the journaling the main focus I have kept the page very simple with just a few embellishments and a tiny photo. The journaling reads:

You can normally tell us Bristolians apart from others by our dialect and accent. To people outside Bristol, the Bristolian accent can seem very peculiar and is often ridiculed, Often being compared to the accent you might expect a pirate or a farmer to have.
We over Pronounce our 'Rs' and 'Ls'. We stick 'Ls' on the end of most words that end in a vowel (e.g. idea becomes ideal). We don't pronounce 'hs' on front of words and we leave out syllables (e.g. remote control becomes mote control)
All in all it's a completely fickle dialect but "I loves it" and am proud to be Bristolian
 There is then a list of Bristol Dialect followed by the standard English version

Please go take a look at what the other ladies did Here
All in all I am very pleased with how this turned out in the end, so if Heritage is not quite your thing either, take a step back and look at the challenge again you never know what you might come up with!
 Toodle Pip X

Monday, 5 March 2012

More March Scrappy Chics

Here are some cards I created with the March add on kit

Hope you like them
Toodle Pip X

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Scrappy Chics March add on Kit

This new add on kit is just full of the gorgeous new Authentique line - Genuine. Being a paper collection everything co-ordinates and with the word sticker sheet and the die-cut sheet you have everything you need to just go ahead and create
First up a couple of layouts
I love to use white cardstock for my background(not in the kit) I layered everything up and added the banners with the words on for some journaling. The die cut sticker was perfect for the title and this is my best friend who does indeed know all there is to know about me lol. I added the owl stamp (from stamping up) and a little twine

For this one I used the "true" sheet as a background  once again layered everything up, I added some fussy cut floral pieces from the Glitz design pp that was in the January kit. I made a little denim jeans pocket which I stitched around to give more dimension and topped it with a large flower that I made from the "friendship" pp. The great thing about this line is that you have both the die cut alphas and the tiny alpha stickers that make journaling or titles easy to create.
A couple of close ups

I will be back later with more of the projects that I made with this great kit
Toodle pip xxx