Thursday, 27 October 2011

Some LOs, kids makes and a card :)

Hi Peeps, I am Still about and crafting so here is quite a long post today for you all :)

First up is a card I finished today, I don't normally make cards but wanted to have a play with my Cuttlebug Distressed Snow Embossing folder. I had a look for some card Ideas using this folder but didn't find any but think my Card turned out ok.
The stamp is Hamish with a Sleigh from the Sugar Nellie collection, have quite a few Sugar Nellie Stamps and fancied colouring these for a change :)
I used Promarkers as usual: Poppy, Dusky Pink, Blush, Cool Grey 1, Terracotta, Apricot, Sky Blue and Grass to colour the image.
For the background I ran some Blue Cardstock like Bazil Bling through the Cuttlebug Distressed Snowflake Embossing Folder and used a white Ink Pad to go over all the Card after. I then hand sprinkled Heat Up Snowflake Tinsel Embossing Powder to the card and heat embossed to give a bit of sparkle.
I also added some little Circle Holographic stickers to the centre of the Snowflakes to give a bit more needed Sparkle. I then Cut a length of Red Organza Ribbon to add to the White main card and then added the Blue embossed card and with 3D Foam Pads stuck the Image down. I also added some feathery thread to the card too.
The other day my Youngest was trying so hard to kiss me, he loves trying to do this and so I decided to try and capture some photos, They came out well lol.
Rather simple layout for me and the inspiration was from the March 4x6 Photo Love Class over at Two Peas In A Bucket
Struggled a little with the Title and Journalling as I haven't been able to get another Black Glaze Sukura Pen yet. I ended up using a Biro to fill out the date and place Sticker from Bella Blvd's Mr Boy Alpha and Bits on to a chipboard Element from Bella Blvd Mr Boy Chit Chat. And used different Alpha Stickers to do the main Journalling and Title and stuck them on Echo Park's Dots & Stripes Metropolitan Element Stickers but it worked.
Thought this Quote: "Mother's of little boys work from son up to son down." seemed fitting :) it's from Bella Blvd's Mr Boy Alpha + Bits
I wanted a little border down each side of the photos and used Echo Park's Little Boy Borders.

Yesterday despite the rain, Me and my FIL took Eldest two a craft event at our local museum and I thought I'd share their creations. They had such a good time. First up my Eldest wearing his Mask and holding his Spider and Picture and Apple head :)
Todd's Picture was done using printing with halved apples on to chipboard, using different coloured paints.
He made a Black Pom Pom Spider with paper legs and googly eyes (these will look great hanging up)
His apple head on a stick with a dress made of tissue paper and Cloves for it's hair, eyes, nose and ears which will eventually shrink to form grumpy little faces.
And his mask made with a paper plate and stapled/ glued leaves and berries.

Then Oscar with his collection of makes:

Oscar decided to make his Spider red and doesn't he look cool :) Think we shall be making more of these, though they are rather time consuming to form the Pom Pom.
looking forward to the heads shrinking :)
The pictures look stunning and think with a red frame they will both look perfect for hanging.

The people who ran the event are hoping to hold more of these craft days for kids regularly and hoping to get a brochure done so I'm keeping my eyes peeled for these as I think its a great day out for the boys and they love making things.

Last of all for now is a layout I was making to enter in to the Page Maps Studio Purge Sketch Contest Competition It hasn't turned out how I envisioned it but its Ok.
I used mainly Echo Park's Little Boy Collection for this layout
But used a strip of cars from Bella Blvd Mr Boy Traffic Jam Paper and chipboard elements from Bella Blvd Mr Boy Chipboard: Chit Chat and Icons
I used Echo Park's Rock Star (blue side) to back the photos
And I did some machine Stitching round the edge and finished with cut out of the car from Bella Blvd's Mr Boys Cute Cuts as I thought the space looked a bit bare.

Well that's it for the moment. I'm now beginning to work on getting my December Daily Ready so will share my progress of that soon :) till then take care and thanks for dropping in :)

Friday, 14 October 2011

My Take on Sept Stretch Your Sketch

Hi, I completed this layout the other day. I decided to have a look at another Free Class over at Two Peas In a Bucket called Stretch Your Sketch
I find it rather hard these days to come up with my own designs and love using sketches but this class shows how you can use the sketch and make it go that one step further, The original sketch was this:
If you go to the class Jen Gallacher shows a video walk through of how she uses the sketch. Mine has turned out even more different from hers and the sketch above, wasn't intentional it just turned out that way due to the supplies I had around me and how I wanted to end result to look.
The photos are of some Meerkats at Marwell Zoo, I was so lucky with the shot of the main photo as the Meerkats were always on the move and when I caught this shot I was so chuffed and it reminded me of the site lol. So I had to use the phrase "Simples". It just had to be done lol
The Pattern Paper were from my scraps box so not sure on the name of the papers I used. I attempted more sewing to the layout went round the edge of the main Main Card Stock fine but sewing round each of the Circles proved a bit tricky so I resorted to using My Sukura Pen and doing some fake stitching.
I used Stickers to put in the date and year.
I decided to put the three mini photos to the side as they looked best there and then I sewed round another piece of Pattern paper once stuck on the layout and added a title with Alphabet Stickers.
I'm rather annoyed with my Journalling. As you have probably noticed I adore my Black Embossed Sukura Pen for Journalling. But due to little fingers my pen has miraculously gone missing :( My Middle Son wanted to use it for his homework which I rescued it off of him and put it some where safe and now can't find that safe place lol.

So the Journalling is in a glitter blue ink and doesn't look all that great.

Hopefully I will have another Layout to share with you all later today or tomorrow morning as I have another on the go.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

1 Card, Couple Promarker Colourings and Shimelles September 4x6 Photo Love

Hi peeps, A bit of a long post from me today.

First up I went to Stamp N Crafts Stampin' Up Event last Sunday where I had a go with at a Card make and take and this is my Card, It was so simple to make and was a perfect make as it was my MIL's Birthday that weekend so I gave it to her.
The flowers were made using two stamps. The Stems one stamp which I used a green ink and then the leaves were on another stamp and I used a blue Ink. Sorry not sure the names of the stamps and ink colours I'm afraid.

I then used a pricking tool to create some mini holes in each of the corners and a stamp with the saying Happy Birthday.
Done some more Colouring with my Stamps and Promarkers. This Stamp is Sweet Pea's Ching Chou Kuik Stamp - Nocturnal Spirit. I used the Following Colours: Terracotta, Pine, Gold, Grass, Powder Blue, Blush, Dusky Pink and Blender Pen.
And here is Sweet Pea's Ching Chou Kuik Stamp - Red Hearts, Which I coloured using: Buttercup, Gold, Pastel Yellow, Sky Blue, Powder Blue, Leaf Green, Magenta, Yellow and Blender Pen.
Last up is my attempt at Shimelle's September 4x6 Photo Love
For this layout I used Echo Park's Little Boy and the photos were taken on our Visit to Nothe Fort in the Summer Holidays.
I was really brave and tried machine stitching on my Layout and have to say I love it, not sure why it has taken this long for me to have a go and why I was so nervous to have a go lol.
I used letter stickers for the title and date.
I machine stitched the top of the layout and the pocket.
I added a journalling tag in a pocket I made using the the paper behind the title.
Here's the tag
These are the big tags from the main pocket. The Back and front of one tag
And Back and Front of second Tag
That's it for the moment. Thank you for popping by.