Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pay it Forward

I was lucky to have made it into the first three comments on Ros's post and now I get to play along in the pay it forward.

I will make something special for the first three people who comment on this post, and those commenters can do their own "Pay it forward" on their blog.

I will make and send off the goodies sometime in the next 12 months. If you are interested in playing be the first 3 to leave a comment on this post and you can then play "Pay it forward" on your blog. Remember there's upto 12 months to make your goodies and send them off.

Remember there's upto 12 months to make your goodies and send them off.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thinking Inking

If you love watching videos showing new fantastic techniques then you need to go to http://jennifermcguireink.typepad.com/my_weblog/videos/index.html and check out her videos.
Jennifer McGuire is running a 9 week course through 2 peas in a bucket. This wonder artist is posting 3 videos a week for 9 weeks. A huge 27 videos in all! She is incredibly inspiring to listen to and has fantastic ideas.
She is focusing on all Hero Arts and Ranger products, so that includes all the Tim Holtz products. Love the distress inks.
Here are the cards I have made so far with the new techniques I have learnt in the last 10 days.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Firstly...sorry about the photos. For some reason, I cannot take a straight photo of a layout if my life depended on it.

This is our gorgeous turtle Frank, that just needed a layout all to himself.
I used Cosmo Cricket PP.

Next is a long term Challenge that has been happening at Scrap Pile. Scrapbooking Whispers is where one person (eg. Me), does a layout and then writes the instructions down and sends them on to the next person who, without looking at the original layout, replicates the layout using the instructions. To see all the other layouts just visit Scrap Pile and have a look in the Gallery.

Friday, June 12, 2009

New Wiff of Joy Stamp Release

If you like Wiff of Joy Stamps, you need to pop over to the Whiff of Joy stamps site and see the new stamps that will be released in the night from Saturday to Sunday. They are the Wedding and Baby collection designed by Elisabeth Bell. Just beautiful.
I wish they were around when I had my babies.

A layout and a card

Here is a card I made last night for the Penny Black Challenge Blog. Used the beautiful Basic Grey Bittersweet Range. Love it!

Also finished on Thursday a DT layout for Scrap Pile using the Kaiser What a Hoot range. I learn't a new technique on the Hero Arts Blog about stamping paper with background stamps and then using your die cutter machine to cut out images. I have done this with the tree on my layout. The leaves are stamped with Distress Ink and cut out on my Big Shot.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge

Just cant seem to get enough of this beautiful Kaiser paper. Have made another card with it for the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog. This week was a sketch challenge. Love Sketches!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Green, Orange and Yellow

Not quite the colours I would chose to combine together...but while I was unwell this week in bed, I did some Blog hopping and found a challenge on the Rubbernecker Blog using these colours on a card.

I had just received some fantastic stamped images from a stamped image swap through Scrap Pile and was inspired to use these flower images in the above mentioned colours.

I was nicely surprised as to how it turned out.

I coloured the flowers in using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Mist.

The Simon Says Blog also has a challenge using Tim Holtz products, so I am planning on submitting this card for that as well.

Thanks for Looking

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Card Inspiration

After doing my last layout, I was inspired to create a card with the same structure. I used one of the beautiful Sarah Kay stamps. I have also highlighted the kitten with the spotlight technique.
Hope you like it. I do!

Monday, June 1, 2009

May DT Layouts for Scrap Pile

I have got to say...it has not been a very sucessful month. For some reason too many things have gone wrong and not enough has gone right these last 4 weeks.

But... I was able to get my DT layouts done with 1 1/2 hours to spare in the month!

Here they are: