Thursday 18 January 2018

Silhouette UK blog post

I am back on the Silhouette UK blog today sharing a post on thank you cards...

 go over and check it out xxx

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Great News!

Hiya Blog buddies

Long time no see...I am going to be popping in more during 2018 honest!

So the great and rather amazing news is that I have just joined the Silhouette UK design team!!

I love my silhouette cameo and I am totally addicted to buying cutfiles so I am going to have a blast!

My first post is scheduled for tomorrow so pop on over to the blog here in the morning to see my latest dodgy selfie and more importantly my plans for my DT role with Silhouette UK

Sunday 14 May 2017

UK Scrap Addicts scraplift challenge

I have had a blast this week creating pages for lots of UK NSD challenges.

It has been great to see so much inspiration from this side of the pond and as a result I didn't have time to join in any USA challenges this year.

UK Scrap Addicts is the new kid on the scrapbooking block and came up trumps for the scrapbooking event of the year hosting several challenges...several co-hosted by for the love of pretty paper Facebook group....all of which I loved and completed.

My final page for the NSD challenges was to scraplift a page from the scrap version of Chinese whispers.

I was inspired by Niki's page but my layout has taken on a life of it's own!!Thanks for a great is my page...

Sunday 7 May 2017

NSD FTLOPP blog hop

This post is part of the National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop hosted by
 the Facebook Group For The Love Of Pretty Paper” 

 If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from Niki
To be in with a chance of winning the Blog Hop prize you will need to comment on this post (and on all the blogs in the hop) and when you have completed the hop, return to the Blog Hop thread on For The Love Of Pretty Paper and leave a comment to let us know you have been all the way around the hop. Visitors who leave the same (or seen to be the same by the Organisers) comment on all the blogs will not be eligible for the prize. The Closing date for Blog Hop entries is Monday 8th May at 10 pm. Only UK addresses are eligible for the prize due to postage costs. Good Luck!

After your visit here please hop on to Sue and if you lose your way or you want to start at the beginning of the hop you can find the complete list on the Facebook page here or on Fiona’s Blog. 

The theme for the Blog Hop is “Favourite Technique” which is a great starting point for creating a scrapbook page.  I am not sure how to pick one, so have gone for my fave go to techniques when I need something to kickstart the creative mojo.

I love to join in with challenges or sketches and will often use my silhouette cameo. I recently completed this page for an online challenge, (main technique backing a cut file)...

and the cutfile left me with a pile of heart shapes, so I decided to use these negative shapes for a page. Firstly I went to another fave technique to create the background...

I painted the background with watercolours, used embossing paste with a stencil and added micro beads for extra texture (seen above) and some mica powder for extra sparkle (seen below)

The paper pieces are popped up on foam pads and positioned to reform the original heart shape. 
I went fairly monotone with this page and after mounting the 2 photographs on vellum and striped patterned paper, I pulled out colour co-ordinated embellishments.
I have just started to store all my embellishments in colours so it made it easy to find little bits and pieces to work with the page. Some are handmade, some are from cut apart sheets, chipboard, paperclips, material and vellum all add to the textured effect of this page, another favourite technique.

Thanks for stopping off to visit my blog, remember to leave a comment and continue to enjoy the blog hop xxx

Tuesday 28 February 2017

UKS Winter Snap challenge

UKS came up with a winter challenge similar to the summer one...I do love a photo challenge

Here it is...

1. a clock at 12

New Year Celebrations

2. green or red or gold

what was left of our poinsettia...we can never keep them alive! 

3. a shop window

Foyles at Waterloo Station

4. winter trees

trees at Angelsey Abbey

5. baking...see Substitution

6. shadows, reflections or a silhouette

hanging wooden sculpture at Anglesey Abbey

7. lights

the bar at Malmaison Manchester

8. chocolate to eat or drink

a treat of choccie, a cuppa and a chick flick at the hotel

9. a bridge

the view of Waterloo Bridge

10. a cone... see substitution

11. the holly and the ivy (one or both)

both together!

12. anything frozen, icy, glistening

glistening grass!

13. lambs, snowdrops or any sign of spring

snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey

14. foot prints, crunching 

my footprints in the snow

15. bedtime

so excited by my huge comfy bed all to myself at the Malmaison!

16. cosy socks or mittens or hats or scarves

trying to stay warm on a snow day!

17. a hand-addressed letter

belated Christmas card from a patient

18. a house number the same as your birthday

number 3!

19. a cobweb...see substitution

20. a street busker, playing

busker at Waterloo station

A a favourite from Christmas

Lindt Chocolate...yummy

B film or book

family film night complete with ice cream!

D hands

the helping hands of the bigs with the littles!

Such great fun to join in with this challenge and I even managed to make one layout...

Using five photos from this challenge plus one extra and taking inspiration from a scraplift at Spiegelmom's Scraps and Accent Scrapbooking's blog hop over at Facebook...

Monday 29 August 2016

UKS summer SNAP challenge

UK Scrappers have been running a fun photo hunt throughout the summer and I have finally got most of the pictures... sorry font size is playing up!

1 clouds
seen from the plane on the way to our holiday

2 a horse drawn vehicle 
trotting along on the road next to us

3 flowers 
bright blooms at the villa, with a sea view

4 a summer job in the garden
BBQ for 12!

5 something typifying your holiday destination
fun at the beach

6 hats
I didn't manage this one so using substitute D

7 ice cream
great 'ice cream factory' that also did crepes

8 kites or balloons
happy 21st!

9 bubbles
21st birthday breakfast with fizz

10 ducks, swans or seabirds
on the cliff top

11 summer sunset
just as we arrived in Portugal

12 eating al fresco
outside in the courtyard
celebrating the 21st

13 somewhere you would only visit when the sun shines
an outdoor pool

14 flags or bunting
Lagos street at night

15 summer shoes
a pile belonging to 12 people!

16 fruit growing, in the garden, on a tree
no idea what these are ?olives?

17 water
taken from in the Atlantic ocean 

18 umbrellas
gorgeous beach view

19 glasses
cheers to the birthday girl

20 festival
non holiday pic of Reading Festival

A play
kids in the pool

B favourite colour
cocktail time!

C something that made me smile
my son balanced on top of inflatables
balanced on top of his dad on his inflatable
it then collapsed!

D friends
self timer pic of the holiday group

E just the girls
3 mums in the pool

Thanks UKS for a great challenge, just need to finish off the layouts now!