Monday, 16 April 2012

Strong boy

This is the third and final LO I made on Saturday using My Minds Eye paper's, stickers, twine and hessian (or burlap) for their April Challenge which was to use Hexagons ;

I added a few Purple Pumpkin buttons from the Scooby Doo kit to go with Dylan's outfit;

Before sticking anything down I added some Gesso through a sequin waste mask from texture and then added some mist through a hexagon mist;

I added faux stitching but just drawing two doodled lines all the way around the LO close up you can see it is drawn but at just a little distance it does look like stitching which is great all the effect without having to drag my sewing machine out lol;

Thanks for looking x

Joel vs Food

As you may have guessed my kids like to watch Man vs Food I think the portion sizes just fascinate and amaze them lol as there is nothing like that in the UK as far as I am aware. This is the second of my LO's from the weekend with a pic of my eldest boy Joel on Kari's 3rd birthday in 2007 with his first ever adult sized desert!;

I followed the criteria for The STudio Challenge Blog's 1st April challenge. Instead of a sketch this month they wanted us to use at least 3 items from a selection of 6;

Washi tape
Die cuts
A Star

I used all 6 although there was some doubling (and tripling) up. I used some diecut Kraft chippies which I inked and painted one of which was a star. I used Ink to stamp some banners onto which I wrote my title. I made a banner using baker's twine and I got my first ever washi tape which I am now in love with! When I bought it I thought it was black with white spots as that is how it looks on the roll but the spots are actually clear so colours show through which I love.
Here are some close up's of the different elements;

Thanks for popping by and for continuing to comment on my creations it means a great deal to me xxx

Patchwork fun :)

I have had such a lovely scrapping weekend on Saturday I had my monthly crop which was fab and I got 3 layouts done. Yesterday I went with my Mum and Aunt to the scrapping and stamping show at Alexander Palace and got some new stash :)

This is the first of the three layouts I did over the weekend;

I used the current LilyBee sketch for their April challenge;
and I followed the requirements for the SJ Papercrafts challenge which was 1,2,3 with the extra to use 3 of something by doing a LO of my second boy's 1st Birthday and using 3 photo's of the present unwrapping session. Here are a couple of close ups of the different sections;

I used LilyBee Double Dutch 6x6 papers, stickers, and an index card to make the LO with Kraft card and a bit of doodling to make the "stitching". I was also very happy to see that I was one of the top 3 for last months SJ Papercrafts challenge and am very grateful to them for choosing me and very proud to have my top 3 badge to display on my blog :)

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

House challenge on UKScrappers

You may recall I completed an AJ page about my crafting goals for the year and one of them was to do the House challenge on UKS each month. I have done it so far and this is Aprils;

We were given a sketch to follow;

I chose this polaroid taken of my Gramps shortly before we lost him last summer and used the photo of the flowers my brother and I got for his funeral as the title. I found it difficult to do in a way it still seems so unreal that this huge part of my life is over now both my Nan and Gramps have died and I shed a few tears making this layout but am pleased with it.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Ditzy Craftymess Challenge

So for my second round of DT work this week I again used Sue's sketch from the CCW scrap map. The Ditzy-Craftymess challenge is "Anything but a card" well as I am not to fond of making cards thia was a dream challenge :) Here is what I did with a second go at the sketch;

I used MME Kraft Funday papers and embellishments and added some banners to the sketch. I also followed the requirements for Sue's weekly challenge on UKS which was to use the sketch, include buttons and scrap something that made you smile or was funny. I challenge anyone to not smile at my youngest getting into a mess with this ginormous chocolate icecream :)

April ScrapMap at Creative Craft World

Once again our lovely Sue has found a fabulous sketch for our monthly Scrap Map challenge at Creative Craft World;So here is my page using the ScrapMap;

I used a mixture of Crate paper journalling cards and some scraps to make a grid with the two photo's of my little girl jumping on the trampoline.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Storytelling Sunday

Spider the Hawk Huntress

This is Spider;

Spider is a rescue cat we have no idea where her unusual name came from, she is a normal cat, fairly lazy and as you can see likes to pinch the dog's bed! Even though she has never swiped at the Molly the dog, Molly is an uber-wimp and will not push Spider out of her bed.
Like most cats now and then Spider makes half hearted attempts at chasing birds, she is too lazy and tubby to catch them but it doesn't stop her acting like the big huntress :)

This is a Red Kite;

Gorgeous aren't they? We have a few around here they have a wingspan of around 5 feet and are fairly large birds.

A couple of days ago I was sat on my sofa by the open patio doors reading whilst the cats were outside sunning themselves when all of a sudden a pair of these glorious birds came into view circling each other touching talon and wings in what appeared to be some type of mating ritual. They landed in my garden no more than 15 feet from me and right next to the trampoline which Spider was napping underneath.
My initial reaction was to grab the camera until I noticed my little cat had decided she didn't care that both of these birds were far far bigger than her or that they had sharp talons and beaks they were birds she was a cat and they had foolishly touched down close enough that she actually had a chance to catch one of them! Camera forgotten I ran out calling Spider to keep her away from her "prey" that would have hospitalised if not killed her and was thankful that my shouting was enough to make her pause and the birds fly.
It would have been wonderful to get some photo's so close of these beautiful birds but it is much more so to have my lovely cat un-harmed even if she is now swaggering around and acting like even more of a queen :)

This is my tale for Storytelling Sunday pop along to Sian's blog and have a look at the others and join in the fun :)