Friday, 31 October 2014

Tomorrows Scrapbook Class

I know it’s far to late to let you know photos sizes now but time has just run away with me today.

For Saturdays class I have used the following:

Layout one: a photo of me with a horse taken last autumn. Size 5” x 7” portrait

Layout two: a photo of me and hubby taken in Venice. Size 5” x 7” portrait. This layout is suitable for any photo indoors or out and it doesn’t have to be a holiday photo.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Class starts at 10am xx

Thursday, 30 October 2014

A lovely class

with everything that is going at the moment it is nice to escape to a class of lovely ladies who make me smile and keep my spirits up.

Tuesdays class was a great evening and everyone made two layouts ( or chatted to friends and cut out everything to make the layouts------you know who you are lol)

The first was made using Halloween papers however I appreciate that not everyone likes Halloween so I turned this into an October layout.

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I liked this idea so much that I will now do a monthly page for the next 11 months as a sort of photo diary so watch out for November coming soon.

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The leaves are an embossed punch, distressed and shaped.

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and the spiders web covered a skull on the page quite nicely.

Layout two

And I thought I ought to make a more summery layout for everyone who refuses to admit winter is just round the corner.

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Yes I know it looks easy but the paper piecing took quite a while.

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The detail was again made using paper punches.

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and the little glasses charm just finished it off nicely.

Hope everyone has a great day today. Make sure you keep your family close and tell them you love them. It’s so important. Hugs xxx

Monday, 27 October 2014

Christmas Cards

Every year I make one Christmas card that i fall in love with. It’s normally simple and easily duplicated and this time it involves a stencil and a few pearls.

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The photo really doesn't do it justice but I will definitely be making loads more to send out to friends and family.

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I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Tim Holtz word dies turned out. They cut beautifully especially in silver card and look beautiful.

Hope you like it. xx

Friday, 24 October 2014

Photography

is one of my favourite pastimes and when things get too much you can normally find me snapping a way with my beloved camera.

Life at the minute is a bit stressful but today I have a whole day to myself for the first time in three weeks so this morning out came the camera and I ventured into the garden in my pj’s and started snapping.

Here are the results. I hope you like them.

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Basil is a great subject and the only cat I know who likes to bathe in the bird bath lol.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

What a picture

Thought it was about time I posted some of the Scrapbook layouts from class. It’s quite surprising how much preparation it takes to make all of the elements that go to make just one layout.

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Those flowers took ages

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But I think it was the most popular of the two.

The second of the layouts was designed around a really old photo of me, my sister and my cousin. For some reason I could only find it in black and white although I remember the original being in colour.

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The trees were from a free set of stamps on a Creative Stamping magazine.

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We decided in class that they could also be used as snowman bodies. Might give that a go later.

Hope your days are full of health and fun xxx