Friday, 24 April 2015
Monday, 20 January 2014
It’s a very long time since I posted here but a quiet weekend gave me the opportunity to do some crafting. After finishing some layouts from my recent scrapbook class I was determined to use up the rest of the kit so I have made a couple of layouts foe the current Creative Scrappers challenges.
Here is the original sketch;
And the original sketch
Hopefully it won’t be too long before I'm back again.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Over recent months my crafting has taken a change of direction. I am still paper crafting but sewing and knitting has been my main focus recently.
This is my most recent project the Mathilde Blouse made from a pattern from Tilly and the Buttons – you may have seen her on The Great British Sewing Bee.
I am very happy with this top and the fabric was a bargain at £2 per metre from my fabric shopping expedition in Walthamstow with Holly.
I have also recently made this dress again with fabric from Walthamstow but this time only £1 per metre. Because it was such a bargain I bought 5 metres and I’m now wondering what to do with the remaining 2.5 m. Sorry for the rubbish photos – hubby and my smart phone are not a good combination!
My knitting projects have included;
yoga socks for my sister-in-law
And a short bolero cardigan for Holly to wear to a wedding with her vintage 1950’s prom dress
I have a few other items still on the needles so there may be more photos soon.
Friday, 22 March 2013
Here is the colour palette for challenge #34
And here is my layout for the challenge;
I have used photographs of myself which is quite unusual for me – especially as they are pre weight loss – although I don’t seem to have many recent photos of me but in these photos I am in St Ives in Cornwall which is of course my favourite place. I’m looking forward to spending some more time there this year just hoping for some warmer weather – it can’t carry on like this surely?
I’m looking forward to the next Colour Me Scrappy Challenge – it’s definitely good for inspiration
Friday, 15 March 2013
I’m catching up today with a couple of layouts for Creative Scrappers that I had finished earlier this week when I had a snow day but not shown here.
I loved these photos that my daughter took of her boyfriend with her reflection showing in his sunglasses and the papers were so suited to him as he is a musician.
I carried on using the We R Memory Keepers papers for this second layout of my daughter at her 18th Birthday Party in a stunning dress that she made herself. There are just a few of this collection of papers left to use up on my next layout.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
I’ve found a new challenge blog called Colour Me Scrappy which has challenges based on colour pallets.
I have completed 3 layouts based on their current challenges.
With the added challenge of lots of layers.
I hope I have enough layers.
With this Sketch
I’ve really enjoyed the freedom these challenges give me with just the colours as a starting point but it is enough to give me the kick-start to get scrapping!
Monday, 28 January 2013
This weeks sketch at Creative Scrappers was quite a tricky one I thought. I had to make a template to make the sunburst effect but it turned out quite well.
Here is the sketch;
I am continued with my resolution to use my paper stash and I have used the We R Memory Keepers White Out Collection that i started to use for last weeks Creative Scrappers sketch.