Saturday 1 August 2015

Moving on

Morning! We have really enjoyed hosting this blog but have made the decision to move to our Facebook group in the hope that we can have more chat and participation. We hope you have enjoyed reading and will join us here for continued inspiration. If you feel that you would prefer to stick with the blog format please do let us know in the commentsxxx

Friday 31 July 2015

Super sixty

 I took a white card and decided to use it as a top fold then I layered two shades of green & embossed a piece of white card on the top half only, placing a plain piece at the bottom. I then took several paper flowers and stacked them on top, tucking a piece of cream vinyl ribbon underneath them. I added adhesive pearls to the centres of the small flowers and a small Whimsies flower to the centre of the large flower. As the card is for my sisters 60th birthday, I then added the number 60 on it too.

Thursday 30 July 2015

Cabin fever

The colour palette this week of the pale greens and yellows really resonated with a recent photo taken on a school trip. We were staying in lovely wooden cabins by a beautiful creek and when we arrived the sun was shining (sadly it didn't stay that way for the whole trip) and the spring leaves and the new grass were the most gorgeous colour. This page is a tribute tot he fact not everything has to be new and on trend ... old stash works too. The background cardstock is actually a mottled greeny-beige and is from a pack I bought when I first started scrapping in 2003.. I added two clusters of embellishments, keeping the tones matching those of the photos. I dredged out some very very old Prima leaves and an even older journaling block sticker that I think dates back about 10 years. The corner decorations are from my favourite stamp set that I use on so many of my layouts and cards and I have no idea who made it or where it was from - it's another that dates back years. The two strips of patterned papers are off cuts from free papers from a Scrapbook magazine from about 2007 and the butterflies were from a freebie pack of stickers I won in a competition and as I haven't entered a competition in years and year it makes them old too. As you can see, I believe in making my stash work - no matter how old it might be.

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Simple thoughts

 I spend ages making cards sometimes but there are occasions when you need something quick and so simple but effective is the order of the day. This was a five minute card made to say thank you to a friend who did something thoughtful. I used a pale lemon/cream card, die cut two swirls, two flowers and a butterfly and added them straight on to the card. I added a simple stamped sentiment, mounted to match and finished the flowers and butterflies with a few seed beads. It really was very quick but a nice personal way to say thank you. Sometimes I feel we over-think things and try and make them more complicated than necessary. Sometimes simple works well.
Karen x

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Monday 27 July 2015

Sew clever

When I saw this colour scheme it put me in mind of some fabric remnants I had found in the bargain bin of my local fabric shop. Combined with the cream twill and mink outer, it made the perfect contrast fabric for this little gadget bag, which I now use for all of my basic sewing supplies. I definitely think I'll be making a few more of these!

Sunday 26 July 2015

A beautiful page

When I saw the colour scheme for this it had a sort of ethereal quality and I knew just what I wanted to create. The photo is of a friend's daughter and the digital papers and embellishments were all created by Fanette Designs at Pickleberrypop. I used the same photo twice but the larger picture is blended in with the background. I also used brushes to blend the images and enable the picture at the front to pop out.
Karen x