Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Document 2010 update

This is was a Scrapaholix kit I got in a bundle at the Make It Show in Farnborough. I'm not sure what month it was, but I loved the papers.

This was July's Scrapaholix kit. The theme was paper flowers. I just used ink pads to add a bit of colour to mine and used gems for the centres.

This was the Scrapaholix May kit. The theme was Chipboard letters. I used stickles to decorate some and just ink pads for others.

This was made prior to I started the scrapaholix club. I went for a pink and black theme. I used Black Magic Co'ordinations paper and embossed and sanded to bring through the pink underside.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

BY2010 - March Blog Hop

I've had a terrible month of scrapping. I've hardly done any because I've had no inspiration at all. I haven't finished this page, but I think this is the final version (except I'm yet to do the journalling). Not much is stuck down.

My idea for myself was to use stitching and so I stitched without really knowing where I was going with it - so everything else is an after thought. For the hidden journalling I want to list everybody in the photo so I can remember in years to come. I still need to ask my mum who some of the people are - hence why I've not printed it out yet. Then I want to put some hand written text in the white space at the bottom, but not sure what to say yet.

Next in line: Liberty Cottage

And the full list:
Sam's Card Making Blog
Liberty Cottage
K's Crafty Corner
Chatty Crafty Arty Pig
Clearing the Brambles
Dogs Socks and Scrapbooks

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

BY2010 March Blog Hop tomorrow!

I have no idea what I'm doing...but in case any of you do read this...

Here is the list of participants this month:

Sam's Card Making Blog
Liberty Cottage
K's Crafty Corner
Chatty Crafty Arty Pig
Clearing the Brambles
Dogs Socks and Scrapbooks

Hopefully see all your pages tomorrow :)

Document 2010 - February Main Page

This is the Main Page for Document 2010: February. I used Black Magic Co'ordinations. I've embossed the swirls and sanded them over to reveal the pink underside.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Document:2010 January

These are my scrapbook pages for the Document:2010 project for January. The idea is to have 1 main page, 2 divider pages and the final page should be an envelope page holding all your stubs etc that you collected throughout the month. I didn't have enough bits, so I wrote some journalling instead.

Monday, 1 March 2010

BY2010 - March

Hi everyone! It's my turn to provide a sketch :s Kate at Liberty Cottage has encouraged me to come up with my own - so you can blame her for this! I've decided to have the sketch for a single large photo (but I guess you could do smaller ones together). Being that I'm doing my wedding album there are a few pages where I want to use single photos so it will be inspirational to see your interpretations.

Apologies for the sketch, my Gimp (or photoshop) skills are virtually non-existent as I'm a programmer and usually get the designers to do this sort of stuff :)

I'd like to encourage some journalling, so you've got 2 options. You can either add some hidden journalling behind the photo in a pocket with a pull tab or similar (that's what the box with an arrow is!), or you can add some small journalling at the bottom. Or both. Or none if you really hate journalling.

Is that all I need to do in this post? Message me if I'm missing anything!

Blog Hop added:

MckLinky Blog Hop

Sunday, 28 February 2010

BY2010 - February

February's Sketch was provided by Ks Crafty Corner:

Ks Crafty Corner

I made a double layout and turned one page on it's side:

The first page is a photo of our first dance (It seems to be the only photo we have of our first dance, hence why it's not the best). I've printed out the lyrics of our first dance song (If you're not the one).

The second page is photos from the last song of the night. My dad jumped in to dance with me half way through and we had a very emotional chat.

Next in the list is Liberty Cottage:


Monday, 8 February 2010

12 x 12 Storage solutions

I was looking for a way to store my 12x12 papers as cheaply as possible. After drooling over the £50 - £500 units I came across, I found an image on a thread of someone using cubes! I have loads of these cos we used to use them for the rabbits. My hubby washed them up for me and built this using cable ties :) I may spray it at some point (red probably to match the rest of the room), but I was itching to get my new papers in it. It fits perfectly on top of my ikea bookshelf too.

And this was just a quick test using some 'very' fine sand paper I got today from Wilkinsons. I think it's come up brilliant. It's Core'dinations paper with an embossed image which I've then sanded over to bring the under side colour through.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

52 in 10 Prompts 4 and 5

Prompt 4

Finally here's my page for prompt 4 which was based on 'music'. See Dolly's page for more details.

I used a Pencillines sketch for this.

Prompt 5

This one was based on family. I chose to scrapbook about my hubby and rabbits. See here for Dolly's prompt 5.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

BY2010 - Blog Candy!

I'm a member of Liberty Cottage's BY2010 project. This month it is K's turn to provide a sketch and she is also giving away Blog Candy :D

Details here: Ks Crafty Corner - February Sketch

Sunday, 31 January 2010

BY2010 - January

It worked :) I scheduled this page yesterday to go live at 1 minute past midnight and it seems to have worked. Sadly I couldn't get my images to fit the page, so instead I made my template wider! You'd never know I program websites for a living :s My argument is I am a programmer not a designer. Even so I'm sure I could come up with something cooler for my blog design...

So these are my entries so far for BY2010 - apologies for not following the spec at all, but it's great to have some motivation by joining a group and to get inspiration too.


I decided upon a new scrapbook album, this one is from K&Co.

Page 1 - The Venue

This was my first ever scrapbook page :) I'm thinking now, even after a month of scrapbooking that maybe I tried to get too much on this page. Perhaps I should have done a double spread and thought of something else for the first page.

Page 2/3 - Bride getting ready

I had so many photos I wanted to use on this page that I did loads of mini ones with Snapfish's collage feature. I think this is my favourite scrapbook page I've done yet, I'm really happy with it. The note was left for me in my hotel room by my hubby (to be) and I kept it :) I knew it would come in use someday!

And here is the next blog in the list for the BY2010 challenge:

Full list of BY2010 members:
Liberty Cottage
Ks Crafty Corner
Cards By Jones
Chatty Crafty Arty Pig
Clearing the Brambles
Dogs Socks and Scrapbooks

And this is the February sketch from Ks Crafty Corner

Sunday, 17 January 2010

52 in 10 Prompt 2

Dollys Dreamings 52 in 10 Prompt 3

Here is my effort for prompt 2 "Goals and Aims".

Sunday, 10 January 2010

52 in 10 Prompt 1, Wedding Album and snowman

52 in 10

52 in 10 prompt 1

I'm participating in the 52 in 10 project (See link above). This is my first page and second ever scrapbook page. It's not 100% finished because I need a crop a dile (yes NEED a crop a dile). But when I get one I will attach the vellum on with eyelets.

Being Your... my wedding album

My album arrived, it's from K and Co and I'm very happy with it. It's very weddingy, now I have to choose a picture to go on the front. (the one that's there isn't mine!)


I've been wanting to make a snowman, but every opportunity I've had until today the snow hadn't been right (I'm told the temperature was too low). So here is my quick attempt, and there's Gizmo admiring it!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

First Scrapbook page finished and Snow pics

Firstly, this is my first ever scrapbook page :) I'm sure I will look back on it in years and think it's rubbish, but right now I'm very happy with it.

I'm a true scrapbooker! I've been carrying my camera with me and I took the next 2 photos at work today in the business park I work at. The sky was beautifully blue - just a shame some people had walked in the snow! lol

This is the structure of an old Airship hangar:

This is my front garden. I love the snow. But I hated it tonight while I spent an hour shovelling snow to try and get my car parked up somewhere sensible as I couldn't get it back on the driveway!

Yesterday I worked from home and so I made the most of it and let the rabbits out. Gizmo wasn't impressed and stayed in his hutch. But Twiggy (below) made it her mission to flatten all the snow in the back garden! Well at least she had fun!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


I'm very excited. I've not seen flakes this big! They are huge. In 2 hours we must have 2 - 3 inches of snow :)

It also seems to have brought the foxes out. I turned the back light on and watched one climb over our fence, but thankfully it didn't seem interested in the rabbits tonight. And I've also just watched a fox for about 5 minutes out the front, it spent the whole time wondering about the middle of the road, almost prancing. They are lovely animals, but I don't want them near my rabbits.

Here's a photo I just took. I hope to get some good ones in the morning to use in my scrapbooks.

Monday, 4 January 2010

I think I'm hooked

...on scrapbooking. Sorry friends and relatives, but no more cards for you :(

After seeing on Liberty's blog a link to: Dolly Dreamings 52 in 10 prompt I've decided to do it. I generally lack imagination, so I think the prompt idea will help me massively.

I've also dug out my box of old photos - you know the kind you had to take to the shop and wait a week before you got to see them! I'm itching to get scrapbooking the lot!

One step at a time though. I want to do the 52 in 10, my wedding scrapbook plus a monthly diary style scrapbook. Given I work full time, learning to play guitar, trying to read the Twilight books and that I spend far too much time on MSE and reading crafting blogs I think 3 scrapbooks over the year is quite ambitious.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year! First Scrapbook layout - help needed!

Well, I've made a good start on the scrapbook "Being your..." challenge.

I've made some decisions:

  • I've ordered a 'proper' scrapbook and it's 12x12. I plan on doing 20 pages, 2 single layouts front and back and the rest double layouts.
  • The pages as follows:
  1. Venue/Invites (single)
  2. Bride getting ready (double)
  3. Groom getting ready (double)
  4. Ceremony (double)
  5. Family Photos (double)
  6. Wedding Breakfast (double)
  7. Speeches/Cake (double)
  8. First Dance/Evening photos (double)
  9. Honeymoon (3 pages)
  • The best thing I decided about using a 'proper' scrapbook is I can change the pages around and also if I hate a page I can redo it. And I can even add extra pages later if I want to expand on it.
  • I've ordered 100 6x4 photos, some I hope to crop so they are smaller.
  • I've decided not to get a cuttlebug. So I have bought 4 round punches from 2 inch to 3.5 inch, so these may come in use later.

First Page - Venue/Invites

I've been having a nightmare on deciding what to do! If every page is this hard I'm never going to complete a page!

I played around for hours and these were the 4 layouts that looked the best with what I have. The top left uses everything I wanted on the page, but I didn't know if it was a bit much. The last 2 layouts give me an option to add some journalling. But I'm not a writer, and I wouldn't know what to write about for this page, so this is one layout I'd be happy to have no journalling for.

I also want to say that these are just layout ideas, I will be mat and layering and adding embellishments.

Appreciate comments and opinions...