Friday, May 29, 2009

Two more layouts

Can anyone help me with my photography? When ever I take double pages layouts and sometimes single page ones, it doesn't matter how carefully I line them up, when I process the photo they always come out a bit banana shaped, looking like the layout isn't straight. Any ideas where I am going wrong?

Layout 1 - Australia day at Rosebud, Vic

Paper: Stampin Up DSP Rainbow Sherbet (now retired I think)
Letters: Orange Stickers - Basic Grey
Embellishments: Circles - I think they are Sweetwater, others from $2 shop. Thongs/flipflops - Jesse James Buttons

Layout 2 - Oldest daughter when just a year old in my Mum's garden in England.

Paper and stickers: Stampin Up Simply Scrappin kit - Petal party
Grass: Sizzix border die
Stamp set: Stampin Up - Enjoy Every Moment, others Creative Cafe

One for the boys

This is a layout of my DH Kevin, when he owned a motor bike and used to do track days. He absolutely loved it, I hated it, worrying he would have an accident. I used to take the mickey out of him with the bike which he didn't get until middle age. They had a name (in England) for men who started or returned to biking at that time in their life and it was called "the sad old gits syndrome". He has now returned to the previous passion he had when in his teens - cycling. He races every Saturday with the Eastern Veterans club and also during the week in the summer. I still worry about him though, some drivers are so reckless when they overtake cyclists.

Paper: Stampin Up Sweet Slumber Speciality
Chipboard: Title and Arrow - Scrap FX. Flames -
Rub on letters: Doodlebug Designs

Oh baby, baby BOY

Here as promised the Boy version. I have used Stampin Up Good Morning Sunshine DSP which is such a favourite of my friend Claire. I ran out when it came to the tag and have improvised using older DSP (polka dots) and some plain paper I have stamped with a Hero Arts border stamp. The Forever Friends bear stamp was sent to me by my friend Jackie in England and comes from a company called DO Crafts.


Stamps: Wendy Irving impressions
Die Cuts: Circles - Nestabilities, Scallop Circle - S.U. Punch

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Oh baby baby!!

This is a card and tag I have made in anticipation of my neighbour's impending delivery. I am hedging my bets and making a set in both sexes just so that I am ready. I will put up the boy's version when it is done.


Paper: Stampin Up Sweet Nothings
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss
Stamps: Wendy Irving Expressions, background Hero Arts
Die Cuts: Leaf - Sizzix, Scallop Circle Stampin Up Punch
Ribbon: From my stash


This card was inspired by Judy May ( see Just Judy Design blog link) who created a very similar card which I loved. I have added a couple of buds and stamped the main rose several times and decopaged it to add dimension.

Paper: Bella Rose DSP
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red
Stamps: A Rose is a rose set and En Francais background
Punch: Eyelet Border


This is a layout I did using the Raspberry Tart DSP. It features my oldest daughter when she was a teenager and grumpy with it!!

layout ingredients:

Cardstock: Stampin Up, Kiwi Kiss and Pink Piroutte

Stamps: Stampin Up Embrace life

Templates: large -Crafters Workshop, small Nestabilities

Diecuts; Leaves and Letters (Twang) - Sizzix

Guest Spot

This is the card Claire featured on the guest spot on her blog - Art with Heart(see blog links). It features the Raspberry Tart DSP and the Embrace Life stamp set. I have already had some lovely comments on the blog about it. Thanks girls it is great to know that others appreciate your efforts.

Friday night frolics

We had one of our crafting nights around Claire's (Art with Heart blog link ) on Friday, and these are the cards I made. Most of it is my own work but I must credit Christine ( see Happy heart cards in the blog links) with the tree card, for suggesting stamping the trees in different colours. We had a "pass the parcel" during the evening, with Claire's sons singing the music, we each unwrapped our parcel only to find a personalised pressie filled with ribbons and flowers etc in our fav colours. Thanks Claire!!

As you would expect, there was plenty of Chat and Chocolate, plus cake slices made by Claire's son. A great evening for all concerned - Claire, Christine, Judy, Leanne and myself.