Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Next layout

This is the third layout I made using the Kaisercraft papers from Angel Crafts.

I used the Fiskars threading water punch for the scallops. I LOVE that punch.

Ths chipboard in Lil Davis and there is a tiny bit of Hambly there too. The photo shows the kids eating chocolate con churros in madrid. The chocolate cafe is called Chocolateria San Gines, and if you are ever in madrid you should make a point of checking out the wonderful art deco interior.

Using Kaisercrats papers:

Sunday, March 22, 2009


This is a layout I did for Angel Crafts using Kaiser craft papers.
This range is in lovely muted colours and is perfect for a masculine page, but with a hint of softness. The colours also suit the heathery landscape of Scotland.
The photo was taken on Christmas Day. We always go for a family walk on Christmas day, no matter what the weather. Last Christmas was a beautiful day-cold, but dry and crisp!
This layout uses leftovers from the Autumn layout I posted earlier. I made 3 page layouts from the 4 pieces of paper in the collection- it is amazing how far 4 pieces of paper can go, especially when they are double sided. I'll post the 3rd layout tomorrow.

And a close uo to show the texture and dimension of the embellishments:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Deco Page

I'm in a Deco page swap over at Scrapbook Sisters Forum. If you're looking to join a small friendly forum why not try it? A Deco page is just like a CJ, except you swap pages on an individual basis and don't send complete albums-which is great because you save on postage and have more pennies to spend on stash!!
My page was made for Jeannie, whose theme was birds. This is a simple page using collaged printed paper and music paper, distress inks, stickles, glimmer mist and a vintage paper napkin. The printed paper is a poem I found on the internet about robins, so it suited the page. If you are using inks or glimmer mists make sure you print with a laser printer or else your letters will smudge, smear and bleed. (I found that out on my last LO for The Creative Type!!!!)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The CreaTive Type

The new prompt at The Creative Type is up. This weeks prompt is about using song lyrics for your journalling.
I have used some of the lyrics from 'Thank You For The Days'. It is a song by Ray Davies of The Kinks, who did the original version, but I also love the version by the late, great Kirsty MacColl.
Hear it here.
This is the song I want played at my funeral!
I had a lot of fun doing this layout. I LOVE doing my CT layouts. I try to be a bit experimental and am loving using paint techniques just now.
This is mine:


I hope that you all play along this week- There is a great prize up for grabs from here-I just want everything from that site!

Friday, March 13, 2009

One for Tess

Who wouldn't love to scrap this gorgeous picture?

This LO uses fabulous Kaiser craft papers from Angel Crafts.

I cut out one of the motifs and layered it up on top of another one with foam pads.
And some stickles adds a bit of glitz, as do the rhinestones.

Not sure what happened to the colour in the picture above!

Sunday, March 08, 2009


Here is a layout I did for Scrapbook Sisters, using Sandylion papers.
Another distressed layout. Part of the kit was gold wire so I made this little bird cage with it.
I must confess the cage was NOT my idea. I saw it on a fabulous canvas made by SUE. Sue does gorgeous mixed media art!
This is not the best photo because I actually forgot to photograph it before I sent it off to be displayed in the shop.
There is a better view on Scrapbook Sister's blog, (which is where I got this image from.)


And, in case you're wondering-it's not me in the photo.
It's my sister and the photo was taken 39 years ago!!
How scary is that!

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Layout for Elsa

I used February's Ribbon Kit from Angel Crafts for this layout.
Lots of techniques-stamping, inking, tearing, distressing, napkin technique, and layering.

Hope you like it Elsa
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Tuesday, March 03, 2009


The new prompt is up at THE CREATIVE TYPE-you need to get your needles and threads out-or your sewing machine- for this one. And there is the cutest prize up for grabs too!

Sunday, March 01, 2009


I like to participate in the CROWABOUT group from time to time.
Nancy posts a page of random images, and the idea is to use the images to create a collage, or art journal page. It's kind of like doing a jigsaw-but with all the pieces coming from different puzzles.I love joining in because it gets the old grey cells working..
Anyway, this is my latest effort!

Wht not have a go-you might just unleash something you didn't know you had.
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