Monday, May 28, 2012

Gotta Shop..

Sandra has so many lovely things in stock at the moment! It's hard to choose, but I do have a few favourites:

The roller stamp everybody is talking about from Dear Lizzy - here and the famous jar stamp here

My new favourite alphabet stickers by Dear Lizzy for American Crafts. Gorgeous colour, really cute font

Also by Dear Lizzy, sold out now sadly; but there are papers and other bits (the buttons!) in stock - aren't the colours beautiful?

Cardboard diecuts from the Crate paper Pretty Party Collection Pack. Look, a cakestand!

What have you seen lately that's caught your eye?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Party On

Everybody loves a party and I'm certainly having fun with Crate Paper's Pretty Party collection. It has a nostalgic feel which has me turning to the photos from my childhood. Here is a page I made about my little brother and sister dressing up after they had seen me getting ready for a Fancy Dress Parade

Mixing up chipboard and stickers for some layering..

..and using my Slice to cut some greenery to echo the tree in the background of the photo. It's a picture from Siver Jubilee year - have you found yourself going back to photos from past celebrations as we get ready to - party?

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I hope you are all enjoying some nice weather wherever you are today, the sun is shining here and it's nice to see it!

I have one more layout to show using the May kit, if you haven't got one already it's now sold out but you can still buy the papers and stickers separately here.

I used some of the square stickers from the sheet inlcluded in the kit combined with some squares of patterned  paper and then made some bunting with the triangular stickers. The flowers were plain white which I coloured with scattered straw Distress Ink.

I also made a birthday card with the kit, I punched the butterflies from some different papers and then layered them up. The stickers behind the butterflies were also from the kit.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pretty Party and a Pinata

Anyone else a big Crate Paper fan? I'd been looking forward to the arrival of the Pretty Party collection. It's pretty perfect! I was going to say that it's just right for this time of year - but while I wait for some Spring weather to appear here, I discovered that it looks good with Easter pictures too.

This is our Easter Pinata. We have discovered that teenagers who aren't so interested in the Easter Bunny do enjoy hitting things with a big stick. So we fill a pinata with mini eggs and chocolate limes and chewy bananas, they bash it open and then we divide up the spoils.

I made a fringed flower to echo the theme and cut some yellow feathers with my Slice. The doily was a gift from a friend.

You can find Pretty Party right here

Monday, May 14, 2012

More from the May Kit...

I'm back with another layout to share from the May kit. This layout features a photo of my Dad and my Uncle enjoying a trip to the beach when they were young boys. I think you can tell from their grins they must have been having a great time digging in the sand!

I only used a little bit of the patterned paper on this layout and added some of the Teresa Collins die-cuts that came in the kit. I coloured some white foam letter stickers with ink to change their colour for my title, a technique I saw in a recent edition of Scrap365.

Lily Bee also has some other lovely new ranges out at the moment which you can check out in the shop.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Kit

It's kit time again (where does the time go?) and this month the kit contains papers from Lily Bee in pretty spring-like colours - blues, yellows and soft greys as well as some coordinating stickers and die-cuts from Teresa Collins. This is my first layout with the kit, the photo is my niece dressed up as an explorer (sadly I can't take credit for the lovely photo it was taken by a talented friend of my sister).

I had fun working out how to construct the folded chevrons/zig-zags for my page, I was pleased at how they turned out and they add dimension without being too bulky. I also used some zig-zags cut from card as a mask before spraying over some glimmer mists.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

May's sneaky peek

Now this is cutting it fine .... but here it is the sneaky peek at May's kit which will be going on sale tomorrow - Thursday 10th - it will be on earlier during the day .. so keep checking.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

It's Just Scraps

It's been a while since I've done a "scraps" for you. But with a kit as lovely as this, how could I resist? I wanted to use up every last little bit and this is what I made:

My inspiration for this page was actually a sheet of  Bazzill patterned paper. It has a line of labels and tickets done the right hand side and I thought it would be an easy trick to try so I used my Slice and a couple of punches to reproduce the effect. The strip on the left hand side is, of course, simply from the bottom of one of the sheets in the kit and the title is cut from the green cardstock in the kit. Give it a try!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

More MME

I'm dreadful!!! I said, I'd share with you more layouts from Leanne & Lorna, and then totally forgot ... so here they are

Both used papers from MME - One the Bright Side.

Here's Lorna's

and Leannes

I'm so lucky to know both these lovely ladies ... and I'm always in awe of them at crops.  Both of them are so productive ... me, I'm always in Starbucks LOL.

Don't forget to stop by their blogs and say hello  ... My Little Blogette & My Little Life of Scrap