Monday, October 29, 2007

I've been tagged :)

By the lovely Andrea!
1. If you could have £100 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
Blossoms, ribbon, ‘anything’ MM metal , scenic route papers :)
2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose?
Definatly stamps!
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?
Has to be layouts!! I have too many photos that need scrapping to spend a year doing cards only!
4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home...(can't have both he he he)
My own scrapping room. BUT it must be big enough to have 3 walls of IKEA shelving. A big desk so I can leave my sewing machines, cricut and photo printer permanently set up. A space for my laptop and printer (A3!!) And a large raised centre table so I can scrap standing up.
5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style.
I like to think it’s a bit shabby and eclectic. I am learning to mix paper lines, mix brown and black ink on a page :o And I’m brave enough to go to the extremes, either loads of white space, or a very full page :)
I'm tagging in return
Don't forget to visit It's a Creative World to be in line to win a prize!!
haPPy creATing!!
PS, I think I still have another tag in my drafts, from Sue. Sorry hun, I did have all intentions of posting it ages ago, but forgot about it!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

This is going to be BIG!!

It's a Creative World News
The final list of prizes for Breast Cancer Awareness month has been drawn up the lovely Maria and boy do we have some lovely stuff up for grabs!
If you've not done your boobie layout yet, there is still time to get them to us by the 31st October!!
All donations received by the 31st will also be entered into lucky dip prize draws! But don't forget that we will leave our just Giving page up till the end of December, and I think Maria has stashed a prize or two away for people who donate in November and December. BUT don't tell her i've told you cause it's supposed to be a secret!!
Be sure to visit It's a Creative World to see if you're a winner!!
haPpy creATing

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Finding the balance

Boy it's been a long time since I blogged!! Yet again I am finding the balance between home life, crafting, work and blogging a bit tough to get right.
But i'm working on it and hopefully things will get into a routine soon enough.
Work is great and I am loving being back in a challenging roll again.
Home life is always good! We have been busy preparing the garden for winter, clearing the beds and planting bulbs. We are also doing some garden renovations which is very hard work, but the improvement will be so worth the effort.
My crafting life is a busy one! IACW has kept me busy this month, with loads of LO classes and of course the Scrap Your Boobies challenge. I am so overwhelmed at the response we have received, and so proud of the scrapping community that have got behind us and taken up the challenge.
As of this morning we have reached our fundraising target and hope to double it by the end of December.
The LOs we have received so far are all so beautiful.
So alas my blogging life has taken a back seat and this is why I have not updated for so long. I will be working on how to get a better balance to my life but if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them!!
So today over at IACW we have a LO class......scrapping from a sketch.
We feature Pencil Lines and the loves Anna, who had the idea for the inspirational sketch blog.
We were even given an exclusive Creative World sketch!!
Here is a LO I created with it, pop over the blog to see the other LOs.

Here's to better blogging days and laods more yummy stuff to come!
haPPy creATing!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Bunting for Christmas

Yesterdays IACW Christmas inspiration is a themed bunting!!

I had great fun making this and can't wait to have all my decorations for Christmas up!!

haPPy sunDAy and haPPy creATing

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Todays post over at IACW is all about 6x12 layouts :) and I am hooked on scrapping this size!
It is so quick and easy and a great way of getting those not so great, in need of major cropping photos scrapped. The LOs below prove that point.
Firstly I have a photo of my sister that was taken years ago, before i scrapped and took a keen interest in photography. She is a tiny little figure in this sea of nothingness. BUT it's a cool photo and I smile every time I look at it. So that tells me it's gotta be scrapped!!
I cropped the top and bottom nothingness off leaving an elongated photo, that was a little too small for 12x12 or 8.5x11 but too big for a 6x6. ROLL ON 6x12, lol, just the right size and shape for this type of photo.

The following two LOs show how this size is good if you have small photos but still want space for full size embellishments.

Go on give 6x12 a try, if you've not done it yet, you'll be surprised by how much fun it is :)
haPPy creATing
Boobie update!!
Firstly thanks so much for all the support you are giving us over at IACW, for your donations and taking the plunge (ahem) and getting your boobies out for a great cause.
The LOs are all so beautiful!
Every penny we give for research is important, and no matter how small the donation, it all makes a difference.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Today over at It's a Creative World, we are still in the Christmas mood, and we're looking at Christmas cards :)
Now I don't really consider myself a card maker, but since the launch of IACW and seeing the beautiful creations from the DT and of course our guest designer Claire, I have become a little braver and a bit more creative with my cards.
Here are two cards I made using freebie magazine papers!! What a great way to use these up ;)

And a little detail, the snowflakes are done using my EK success punch, lightly inked and stuck on with foam pads to give some dimension.

The Christmas trees were stamped with StazOn, jet black and coloured with water colour pencils.

I hope your weekend has been full of
haPPy creATing

PS. Chris is making some lovely pink digi papers this month in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness so pop on over for some freebies :)

Saturday, October 06, 2007

How organised is your Christmas??

Christmas has come early to It's a Creative World!!
Okay so talking about Christmas in October is shocking.....BUT if you want to get organised this year you really start with a CHRISTMAS PLANNER :)
I was totally inspired by the links Trish has posted on IACW today, in particular AuntNi's beautiful planner on 2peas. I was tempted to do the same size but chickened out as I wouldn't be able to fit the file into my bag and keep it handy ;)
So onto my planner, the size I went for is 8.5x5.5 for the inside pages, and 6x9 for the cover, which is just mount board covered in YUMMY Chatterbox Gingerbread House papers. I have been saving these for some time so i'm glad they are finally used up.
I painted a BG naked chipboard label holder red, tied some ribbons on the edges and then stuck it to a piece of white cardstock and then onto the front of the book. I hand write 'christmas planner'
I decided to keep each divider page the same to give it a bit of consistancy.

Each section has a handcut label holder with the section title hand written.

I have had drawn all the pages cause of the odd size, but the ones linked in Trish's post are awesome!! And of course so easy to just print off ;)



After finishing all the pages I made 2 holes using my cropodile for bookrings and have hung some christmas charms off the top one. I would like to add pages next year so it's also a book I can use as reference each year, so i'm not sure I want to bind it until it's full (but of course i'm still thinking about that ;) )
Have fun creating your CHRISTMAS PLANNERS and don't forget to leave a link in the comments on IACW with your creations
haPPy creATing
We are so proud and honoured that so many scrappers are taking up the challenge to
Breast Cancer Awareness should always be a focus in your daily routine, it's quick and easy to check yourself and if caught early, it is treatable.
Even if you hate your BOOBIES you would never like to face the possibility of loosing one.
Go on SCRAP YOUR BOOBIES this month, email us the image and you could be in line to win a fabulous prize!
There are also lucky dipper prizes for people who donate on our JUST GIVING page :)