Saturday, 29 October 2011

Scrapfest continued

By the time you read this, I will be in Cheshunt at the Go-Go getaway. I'm looking forward to a weekend of scrapping and I may have to squeeze in some study this weekend too. I suppose I have to have something to keep me grounded while I'm having fun.

I'll share it in the near future. However, rewinding to the weekend; I joined in with the Jennie Bowlin online crop. It wasn't the only thing I did, but since all challenges have deadlines, I didn't want you to miss out!

This particular challenge was the second from this crop. I know, I know, journalling! However,, I have a few more photos from this day and I'm putting a photo page protector on the next page along with some journalling blocks. Or at least that's the plan. When I get around to organising my albums!

The grid was made by using scraps of papers and a temporary adhesive stuck to the cardstock. I then sprayed my mist. Once it was dry I removed the paper squares and stitched the grid.

Note: when using your sewing machine, check you're using the stitch you want. I still had mine on zig-zag from a previous project... oops!

And those things in the corners are magnets, to try and keep the paper flat after the misting.

Don't forget: there are prizes up for grabs with these and the deadline is 30th Oct 2011 @ 3pm CST. Which I *believe* is 9pm GMT. Have a look ----> HERE if you fancy a go or just some inspiration.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Scapfest - with Jennie Bowlin

So, I was on about my little weekend scrapfest. I have another LO to show you and a challenge to share - not my challenge I must add, although I might set one... one day. Jennie Bowlin had an online crop this weekend and there were several challenges included.

As you might now, I tend to avoid journalling. It's something I'm trying to remedy, so I went for the journalling challenge - journal on at least 1/3 of your page

I truly love this page. I've used both the paper and photo on a LO which I dismantled because I didn't like it at all. The paper was in my 'use it or loose it' pile so I decided to give it one last try. I'm so thrilled with the results.

 Funny story - when making your title, write it out first, it would have saved me spelling and sticking down 'squaddie' as 'squddie' and prevented some careful peeling too!

Just a quick note on challenges:
I found the secret to online crops & challenges is to CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE and don't try to do them all. Every time I go for them all, I hate the pages, ALL of them. So I urge you to choose something that is a challenge (that said, if you can rattle out a page an hour, by all means go for them all!) and to create a LO you are happy with rather than 10 you don't like.

There are prizes up for grabs with this and the deadline is 30th Oct 2011 @ 3pm CST. Which I *believe* is 9pm GMT... Please don't shoot me if I'm wrong!

So, I hope you take a look and get some inspiration. Or failing that, get a chuckle from my journalling!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

My Pretty Purple Shoes

Wow, October is flying by! 

I've been wanting to join in with Julie's purple phase over at Notes on Paper, but I don't own any purple paper would you believe, in over 300 sheets of paper not one in purple!

However, I do own a pair of purple shoes and some purple paint. And I had fortuitously ordered some of the KI Memories calender papers which included a purple one! So this weekend, I've had my own little scrapfest which included creating this.

The tag was made with distress inks and water and the paper is Crate Paper from the portrait collection. The purple letter stickers are by Jillibean Soup and a lick of purple paint followed by a coat of Glossy Accents and the other alphas are AC thickers.

I have blogged these shoes as a LO before, in July 2010 -----> HERE for said LO. I've never been all that keen on it if I'm honest, great experiment, not so great LO. So, I guess this is the remake!

I'll be back later in the week with more details of my Scrapfest!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

When life gets busy

Or, when it decides to rain, it pours!

Everything is silly busy here at the moment, lots going on and not enough time! I'm sure I'm not the only one in this predicament. I was hoping to follow up my last post with one about sketches, but, thus far, it hasn't transpired. So, with time at a premium, I wanted to show you one of Shimelle's Starting Point challenges.

Sadly, I forgot to photograph my starting point, but I'm sure you'll all cope :) And funnily, it's useful to use up a few scraps too!

Hope everyones had a great weekend and how do you use up your scraps? I'd love to hear from you.