Saturday, 28 November 2009

New Christmas cards

This is the card for my parents. It's got a problem in that it weighs more on one side! Oops. I borrowed the robin idea from Helen @ But I made my own from some brown pearl card I found.

This one is for my in-laws, but I stuck as to what to put on the 'slope'. I copied the idea from here: but I don't have a suitable image. My stamps I have are rather small. I do have a robin stamp but it just didn't look right. Any ideas?

Another card inspired by Helen: Once I made the 'tree' I really struggled with how to present it on the card. The problem being that the tree is only about 2 inches tall if that.

Yet another card inspired by Helen: I know it's nothing like Helens, but I had this tree peel off and liked her idea of sticking gems on it and 'snow' at the bottom.

And finally for Woopidoo - my craft desk is a bit emptier today as I moved to the dining table today so I could watch telly. But here is my mess after just a couple of hours. :)

Saturday, 21 November 2009

My first scrapbook

After more than 3 years of being married I am finally getting round to creating my wedding album.

This is the album I plan on using. It's a normal wedding album and I'm still not 100% sure it's suitable. It's about 11 inches square, so I won't be able to use the scrapbook papers I have whole. Although I only have 2 that shouldn't be trimmed.

This album has about 48 pages which also scares me. I'm tempted to just put my photos in this one and do a separate scrapbook.

Here's to give you idea of the size of my photos...

...not much room left for scrapbooking with 2 on the page. I have got some 6 x 4 inch photos on order as well.

Here are the vellums and backing papers I got. The 2 on the left are Dragonfly designs and I had them from a Goody bag. The blue one doesn't fit too well with the lilac colour scheme, but I thought it looked very wedding-y :)

After a lot of thought I've decided to do my text using SeeDs alphabet stamps that I already have and other text on the computer and print it out. The pink and purple inks look really nice on pearlescent paper when embossed.

This is the the bunch of stickers, sticky ribbon and bows I found that I already had. I may or may not use them. I'd like my scrapbook to be elegant and not sure if some of these sticker designs are a bit cartoony.

Today I bought some ribbon. Organza style and normal silky ribbon and I found a white one with LOVE written in purple that I thought might work. I also got some lilac and purple eyelets, I have an eyelet setter, but never used it. I love the way they look, so hope to incorporate that into a couple of pages.

These stickers are pearlescent/glittery and have the matching stamp. These were also in a Goody bag I got ages ago and I think they will be perfect. I had roses at my wedding so the colours and theme fits in nicely. I think they are a bit more elegant so can see these working.

I've got some paper flowers in purples on order. I used flowers when I made my table plan, so again these will bring back memories for me.

If anyone has any comments, or ideas I'd love to hear them. Especially with regards the album I have...I'm afraid of making a big mistake.