Friday, 30 November 2012

Scrapbooking: A Dr Who type Birthday

This is where I think I shine, with paper piecing.

The Challenge was to use a Beatles Title, More than 4 lines of journalling, use black & white & finally use circles.

So I took the simple option & used "Birthday" from the 1968 album "The Beatles", the title is black and white, circles used on the Dalek & as you can see, more than 4 lines of journalling
Did I mention the Dalek? only once? I think I should mention him again as he is my pride & joy on this page, my labour of love. He ( I say he, but daleks are actually non-gender specific, they kinda sound a bit masculine though so I shall stick with he) is made from different shades of black paper and card, cut out by hand and layering them on top of each other.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Scrapbooking: Fun filled birthday

Octobers week 1 challenge was based on a sketch, had to be of a baking theme, use washi tape (or similar) and use numbers.
I chose to do Kai's 2nd birthday, which the multiple photos on the sketch was perfect for. I'd also been waiting to use the orange background covered in 2's for ages.

I had some fabric tape that matched the dotty blue paper on the left nicely so used those as my inspiration for the rest of the paper, the sky blue colour went perfectly with the orange paper.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Scrapbooking: Footprints in the snow

October week 2's challenge was to use Folk song lyrics, Use only handmade embellishments, and use 3 photos
To be honest I already had the title in my head, and then googled it to see if it was used in any flk songs thinking that folksongs, just like country songs, are numerous and are about most things so surely there would be one out there somewhere that used "footprints in the snow". Not only was there one, but it actually used those words as its Title as well.

The clouds were cut out by hand & then sewn around the edge. I also used hand punched snowflakes, and a few I sewn on myself. I added glitter onto the letters and as footprints.

I used the same layout for the page opposite this one, photos taken on the same day...

I didnt want to cover either background papers up too much as I thought both of them were beautiful.
I replaced snowflakes, footprints and clouds with baubles, and the pale glitter with red. Due to being written in silver the camera hasnt picked it up but it is under the Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Scrapbooking: 13th Birthday

In the first week after the UKS cyber crop I did very little in the way of crafting, & the items I did make I cant really show you until December, & some not until after Christmas. So for now I'd like to show you some of the other uks challenges I've done....

October week 4's challenge was to use a Birthday theme, use 2 or more photos & use brads / eyelets / buttons.
As you can see, I scrapped Zacks 13th birthday, using 5 photos and star brads to match the stars on the paper.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Scrapbooking: UKS CC - Times Arrow

This challenge was a tad unusual, it was to scrap in reverse, the opposite way to how you normally would. So for me this meant I had to choose the embellishments I wanted to work with..

& then the papers....

Before making the layout & choosing a photo to go on it.
I kept in mind, all the way through, the theme of a baby photo, using the colours yellow & blue.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

The Frosty Festivities

Jennifer organised a fun weekend of frosty inspiration, & challenged us to make something ourselves.
I was most certainly inspired by Jennifers Winter Girl Cabochon necklace to make some earrings the same way.
They squares are 1cm by 1cm so perfect size & weight for christmassy earrings, and so my christmas earring selection was started :)

I had made a layout with last years Christmas card but Jennifers post, Merry & Bright, inspired me to do another page for photos from the photoshoot, along with some journalling, to make it a 2 page layout.

 I did plenty of overlapping on it, with a piece of the ribbon that was also used on their mouths (not the actually piece used on their mouths though), candy cane punched strips of paper, & can you see the background paper, I love it! I dont usually love glitter but this is all over bright red glittery loveliness.

I did have a bit of a problem getting photos of these though, not one, or two, but THREE cats tails to compete with.

Scrapbooking: UKS CC - The Screw Tape Letters

The Challenge was to use Washi tape in an imaginative way
On this layout I used washi tape as both decorative purposes & for adding more journalling .... or at least thats what I planned, it turned out all my journalling fitted onto the journalling card, so I put the date on it instead.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Cardmaking: UKS CC - The Remains of the Day

This challenge was to use leftovers to create a card.
I created this card by cutting circles from a white piece of card and sticking patterned, coloured scraps of paper behind them before mounting them onto a card. Finally I stamped the sentiment on.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Scrapbooking: UKS CC - The Mask

The challenge was to use masks. I actually only own one mask so used this along with using pieces of paper to mask off areas to create rectangles of sprayed colour.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Scrapbooking: UKS CC - 50 Shades of Grey

This challenge was to use multiple shades of the same colour on a scrapbook page.
I made a 2 page layout using instagram photos and different shades of grey paper and card.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Scrapbooking: UKS CC - On the Road

A Class by Yorkshire Lass which you can find HERE

I didnt have a chevron stamp so made my own out of foam. This is the first time I'd used stamped letters to create the journalling on a layout, for small amounts I think it works quite well .... though I need a little practice.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Cardmaking: UKS CC - Bookmark

A simple challenge to make a bookmark.

This idea is not mine, its one I took & worked upon. You can find the original printable cards & owls HERE.
I did however use paper piecing on mine to create the tree and background of the owls, then stamped the leaves.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Scrapbooking: UKS CC - Papillion

A sketch challenge take from March 2010 on Pagemaps

Who knew I could use a chicken & bronze on an almost christmassy layout!
And this layout actually won me this challenge, yay! I got a UKS keyring (with trolley coin), window sticker and badge.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Scrapbooking: UKS CC - Star Reader

A Class by Helsbells which you can find HERE

I tried to bring out the colours of the sash's we wore on to the page & thought the bags went well as we all had bags to carry our craft purchases.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Scrapbooking: UKS CC - Digital Fortress

A challenge by Scrapdolly to use the following sketch....
& my interpretation....
Recognise the tag? I made it for the tag challenge, you can see more HERE

Friday, 16 November 2012

Scrapbooking: UKS CC - Mapping it out

A class by Sutty which can be found HERE
And what I made from it.....
Oooo, look, I used pink without even being told to!!!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Scrapbooking: UKS CC - Our Story

A class by Iruk which can be found HERE
& here is what I made from it
Lots of lovely spraying, inking & distressing of edges.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Scrapbooking: UKS CC - The Patchwork Papers

Its that time of year when I am starting to feel the pressure, I've got just over 2 weeks to get quite a few projects finished, and just incase that wasnt enough I've decided to give myself the challenge to wear a different pair of christmassy earrings every day from the 1st December until boxing day, without buying anymore. I currently have 9 pairs that I've bought over the years, so that's 17 pairs to make.

Theres also the house to get spotless before the evening of November 30th when the decorations go up (after kiddies have gone to bed so they wake up to a christmasssy wonderland .... kind of) & the christmas decorations I want to make.

I will enjoy the making process but will also enjoy when December arrives and I can enjoy the fruits of my labour.

So what happened with the UKS Cyber Crop? Its the first one I joined in and I did find it rather busy, I wanted to do almost everything but with 3 classes & 1 challenge most days I just didnt have the time.

The first one was a class by Suzysnail which you can find HERE
& heres the one I made from it....


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