Friday, 25 February 2011

Blast Off Layout!

This is my first layout with the new Blast Off line, done for the Sew Dang Cute post on the Bo Bunny Blog which is one of my favourite posts every month because I love stitching on a layout, I think it just always gives it that something extra :)

Using the Blast off line was so much fun and what is so nice is that the papers are actually quite versatile, it may look at first glance like a range for younger children but the more subtle patterns on the backs of the papers are perfect for older kids and teens too! :)

Supplies used:
Blast off! Orbit; Blast off!; Blast Off! Galaxy; Blast Off! Stripe.
Blast Off! 6x6 paper pad
Blast Off! 12x12 Chipboard
Blast Off! Wrap
Blast Off! Monkeyin Around CS Stickers
Chipboard Alphabet (sorry can't remember who's)
Making Memories Simply stated Expressions Rub ons
EKSuccess Bubbles Edger punch
Embroidery floss

Sorry for the bad pic again I am so over this dreary weather, bring on Summer (all 3 weeks of it ;) ).   Does anyone have any tips for taking clearer photos on dark and dull days, remembering I don't have an SLR (well my camera does have a setting where you can change everything but I don't know how to use it! lol).  I was thinking of buying a daylight lamp, do any of you know if they would help?  Of course I could just move somewhere sunnier or maybe just take a course and learn how to use my camera, might be cheaper ;)

I normally love school holidays but the kids have been driving me a bit crazy this time so I am actually completely worn out and glad it is Friday and that they are coming to an end!  Of course I will change my mind again on Monday and wish it was holidays again! ;)  Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! :)

Friday, 18 February 2011

Sketch Layout!

I am a bit slow with uploading this one!  I did the sketch this month for Bo Bunny's monthly sketch challenge and this is what I came up with...

This is the layout I came up with for the sketch.

 Supplies used:
Crush, Crush Romeo, Crush Sugar, Crush Smooch, Crush Cut Outs
Crush Noteworthy
Crush 12x12 Chipboard
Crush Stamp
Chunky Chips Alpha Liquorice
American Crafts Alphabet
white cardstock

If you would like to take part in the sketch challenge for the chance to win some yummy Bo Bunny goodies just use the sketch for a layout and post it on this post by the 23 February.  Simples! :)

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!  I know I will as I plan on playing with all the amazing new Bo Bunny lines, I tell you I am in seventh heaven as they are even more gorgeous in real life! :) :) :)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Publications, altered frame and retreat layout!

I have a few things to share today!  First up I have a couple of publications starting with the UK's own wonderful Scrapbook Magazine..


I did the budget challenge for issue 52 so I had to do 3 layouts for under £10 which was actually lots of fun because it encourages you to think differently.  I am just showing the page spread for now and will show close ups of the layouts in a few weeks.

Then I also had a layout in Esprit Scrapbooking which is a gorgeous French magazine!

I am only allowed to show you a sneak of this one...But I used a beautiful photo of my mother when she was young which Bo Bunny Olivia just suited perfectly!

I finally managed to add a title and photograph my one and only layout from our Twilight Addicts weekend!

 I was trying to use up some older papers and do some older photos over the weekend although with only one layout I didn't get very far in that respect!  Will have to keep working on that ;)

Lastly today I have a altered frame that I made using Bo Bunny Crush

Supplies used:
Crush Love; Crush Sugar
Glitter Crush Layered Chipboard
Chunky Chips Chipboard Alpha Licorice
Bo Bunny flowers

I hope everyone has a fantastic valentines day tomorrow, and sending out lots of love to all my friends! :) :)

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Scrappy Weekend!

Oooops been a bit missing in action!  The good part of the MIA was that I had a wonderful scrappy week-end away with my fellow Twilight Addicts! :)  We had an awsome time, those girls are just sooo much fun and they had me laughing so much I was almost crying, we had plenty of interesting conversations and ate loads of really yummy cakes baked by Karen, including the best coffee walnut cake I have ever had!

This was the group photo
Heather (Heatherblossom), Karen (Badgerleader), Gemma, Jess, Lisa (seated), Dee (seated), Carin (2Angels), Alison (Alibri) (seated), and Jill (Wineshiraz) standing.

Ok and then around the scrapping table starting at my right was the lovely Heather
 Then we had Fiddle de Dee and Alison and her bump
Then Karen, the coffee and walnut cake queen 
Then Jess
Then Lisa who organised everything and is our TA glue!
(and also encourages my latest punch obsession (that's my excuse and I am sticking to it ;) )
Then Gemma

Then lastly on my left was Jill

I also have to include a photo of the gorgeous Twilight cupcakes made by Karen especially for our Twilight Addicts weekend!  With a secret vampire surprise inside!

I discovered that I am not very good at scrapping when there are lots of people around!  I don't know if it was that I was too distracted by the talking or what but I only did one layout the whole weekend!  I haven't photographed that yet but in the meantime I have a card to share.

We were challenged to make a card including some valentines candy, I used the packaging from a box of Bo Bunny Brads to put some chocolate hearts in, so this is what Paul will be getting this year!

 I also had some fun using the stamps and some shrink plastic, I haven't done that in ages!
Supplies used:
Crush Cutie Pie
6x6 Crush Paper Pad
Coordinating Double Dot - Licorice Dot
Glitter Crush Layered Chipboard
Crush Stamps
Crush Rub-ons
Double Dot Ribbon
Packaging from Bo Bunny Brads
Shrink Plastic, ribbon, liquid pearls, Alphabet stickers

Ok I really will be back in a couple of days this time, with some more items, I promise...... ;) (even though blogger is trying to make me old tonight and doing strange layout things!)