23 Sep 2012

Another weekly challenge

I do try to do the weekly challenges on UKS both to get points for my team and it gets me scrapping different things.

This weeks was set by the Bijoux Belles and was to use a sketch, shades of pink, scraps of paper, bling paints, inks or misting

My LO is of three of my scrapping buddies who I go to Lochhouse in Scotland with (shame that Donna is missing from the photo). Anyway Dee, Heather and Suzy really are special friends who share the same hobby and always make me smile and laugh. Roll on next month when we all meet up again

16 Sep 2012

UKS weekly challenge

This weeks challenge was set by the EK crop run by my friend Suzy.  For a while I've been unhappy with my LO's - nothing seemed to work properly - but then I suppose we all go through that.

The challenge was to use the sketch, chipboard, ribbon or washi tape and stitching

The sketch was challenging but just what I needed. Papers are mainly from fancy pants.  I used distress ink to colour the chipboard title and to do the ink splattering.

Photo is of my youngest son in 1987 when he was about 20months old. Even so small he had excellent hand eye/ball coordination. He looked at this photograph and said he had a better tennis swing then than he has now

This is the sketch used

Thanks again for a great challenge

5 Sep 2012

My Creative Scrapbook Blog Hop

My Creative Scrapbook are holding a blog hop until Friday - pop over and have a go

There are four kits each month - my favourite this month is the Limited Edition - just my style

1 Sep 2012

Scrap a Sketch - Smile

Its seem to have been so long since I posted or even completed a LO. August has been such a busy month. We have been away for quite a bit of the month - in Scotland and the Lake District.

This months sketch was set by Barbara

I knew I wanted to use hessian or burlap as the Americans say but the butterfly shape did not work so I changed it to a heart.

I machine stitched the edge of the heart before carefully fraying the edges. The smaller hearts were made by mounting the hessian onto card before fraying the edges. Most of the elements are matted onto black cardstock for definition.

The photo is of Abby who wouldn't smile showing her teeth until Uncle Andrew came along and made her smile naturally