Saturday, October 22, 2011

Long time no blog!

Well, due to dear daughter's tummy bug and being off school for most of the week I am so behind with my Shimelle class that I have decided to have a break and do some next week with my girls. I think it's the sort of scrapping they'd like and hopefully we can have some fun together. It's not my usual style so we'll all be learning something new!

So instead I did a Halloween mini book for the October week 3 challenge over on The challenge was to use Halloween colours, an unused stamp and one photo of a non standard size. A mini book with one photo was a challenge so I filled the pages with a poem and a load of Jolees stickers. I used WRMK papers, some metal charms, American Crafts ribbons and the base was a Clearscraps acrylic house album. Now, I was going to leave part of this clear but after an unfortunate incident involving some alcohol inks I was left with a sickly brown acrylic shape (and table and fingernails) so I ended up covering it all up with paper, but I think it looks okay.

Here is the rest of the album.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Happy scrapping to you all.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shimelle class - first layout

Well I did it - I finally made a layout from the Pretty Paper Party class by Shimelle. The idea was to use those little scraps of paper to make something new.

First, here is a piccie of some of the papers I chose.

Hopefully you can see the bits and pieces that had already been cut out of them by my dear daughter (and used to decorate her dolls' house!). Well, I chopped what was left into strips and just went for laying the strips out to echo the grass skirt my other dear daughter (and her horse) is wearing in the photo. The picture is terrible quality - couldn't find my good photo paper at first, and now it's run out of ink so I can't reprint. It's of a competition at my daughter's old riding school where you had to dress up your pony. She and her pony wore matching grass skirts and leis and she won first prize, even beating the pony painted to look like a zebra which I thought was pretty neat. Oh, and if you ever need a grass skirt to fit a pony, believe it or not I have one!

Off to go and drool over the next prompt.

Happy scrapping everyone.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pretty Paper Party - the first challenge

Oh no, I feel like I'm falling at the first hurdle! The icebreaker is to take a picture of your paper and, I'll be honest, there's just too much of it that I'm scared to. Stacks and stacks of unused (though not unloved!) paper everywhere. I have a big drawer unit and cupboard full of paper but even so there is a huge pile of boxes of the stuff in the corner of my hall. If anyone has ever read the Dirk Gently books by Douglas Adams (brilliant by the way) then that pile of paper is just like Dirk's fridge. I am now hoping that I can get back on track with the next prompt, providing that it's to actually do something with the paper rather than just looking at it!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pretty Paper Party

Well, I've decided to start the pretty paper party over at Wish me luck - it's the first time I've done anything like this but I have a lot of photos, a lot of paper and a lot of time so I'm hoping this will kickstart me into action. Class starts tomorrow so let's see how we go!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

They're just coming thick and fast now!

And hot on the heels of the first post we have this - my entry for the UKscrappers October house challenge which can be seen HERE.

So here's my entry - the journalling is pants as I'm not sure when or where the photos were taken (must ask the inlaws). The wonderful ferris wheel came from Monica's Creative Room - she has some wonderful cut files and is a very talented lady - much more than I am!

First post!

Well, I think I'm about ready to come out the scraproom and into the big wide world of blogland.  Not really sure why I want to do this, I just know I do so here we go... The first thing I'm putting up is a page I did for the August house challenge on UKscrappers.  It didn't win but I like it and one of my daughters ended up snaffling it for her room! The monkey, tree and girl in a jeep all came from, the other die cuts for the signpost were from the basic shapes on SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot). The paper is a mix of old Anna Griffin stuff and Bazzil.