Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Getting Ready For The Show

Today's card is for round #12 of the Progressive Challenge on CDAC. I won't get more than one done for this round so after much indecision I finally decided to use this lovely image by A Day For Daisies. I've coloured the image digitally using my pen and tablet and photoshop. I love having so many colours at my disposal. I created the mat the ladies are sitting on by digitally paper piecing a piece of bp from the Traditional Christmas scrapbooking kit into one of the journalling tags and overlaid my coloured image on top. The flowers are from the Cream Dream SB kit. The other two bps are from my stash and date back at least 5 years so it's about time I did something about using them. A few gitterations peel offs add to the sparkle and provide the finishing touch. It isn't often I use yellow prominently on a card and I don't know if I've ever done a yellow monochromatic one, but I don't know why because I really like the femininity of this one.
I'm also entering my card into these challenges:

Thank you for dropping by today, hope to see you again soon :o)

Friday, 17 February 2012

Bright & Bold

I can't believe that another fortnight has whizzed by but it has! It's time for challenge #59 at CACB and this time our theme is bright and bold. I don't often use colours this bright, but I must say that I enjoyed it. I digitally paper pieced the image of the rose trellis into one of the unlined journalling tags. The red and blue bps are from the polished stone brights collection and the pieces of gold paper (including the paper pieced butterflies) are from the 8x8 Gold collection. All except the ribbon are from Crafty Ann's. The rest of the DT have come up with some crackers as usual and are well worth a look.
I'm also entering my card into these challenges:

I hope you'll be able to play along with us again this fortnight and thank you for dropping by today.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Another Diamond.....

At least it would have been. It's our Queen's Diamond Jubilee this year and if my parents were still with us, they'd be celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary today so I'm thought I'd share two layouts with you. I first started scrapping back on 2003 in order to preserve and document family photos so that future generations would know who was who etc. I got some done and then had to put the album to one side for various reasons and have only just been able to get my hands on it again recently. I will say at this point that my early efforts are mostly somewhat cringe worthy now and I would do things very differently! However the very first page I ever scrapped isn't actually too bad so I'm going to show you that and how I've also re-done the page for a digital album I'm creating.
This first page is a photo of my parents on their wedding day - all the photos are sepia and my mother chose her favourite to have hand tinted. This photo was in a frame in the living room all their married life. Sadly, their wedding day was also the day of the funeral of the late King and I can remember Mam telling me how difficult it was for them to get flowers so her bouquet was a little sparse. I do think the florist did a good job with what little she had to work with though - red carnations and green feathery ferny stuff (not good on plants, sorry!)

As you can see, the page is very simple - all I did was mat and layer and add some rub on roses either side. Fast forward to 2012 and you can see the difference the best part of a decade!

I've created this one using the Cream Dream Scrapbooking Kit for most of it. Although this is a digital scrapbook at the moment, I may well print it off to have as a physical one too. It's been lovely to create this page though and I do wish they were here for me to have been able to do a full scrapbook of their wedding for them as a present but I'm sure that where ever they are they'll be celebrating!
I'm entering this page into these challenges:
Happy Anniversary Mam & Dad!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

COC The New WOW??

This card is for Progressive Challenge 11 at CDAC and when I saw this lovely image by Happi Scrappin' Doodles my immediate thought was to do a white on white card with the only colour being on the image topper. I usually like to have strong colours on the image for this type of card though and I'd just received the new limited edition pack of promarkers and couldn't wait to use them. The only trouble was, the pastels didn't look quite right against the white - so I decided to go with cream instead. I used some stardream card that must have been sitting unused in my stash for about a year but I decided that it was time to stop stroking and start using! It's actually more creamy than the photo shows and the effect is lovely. I've used some scraps of textured  gold card for the mat, flowers, flourishes and home made brads and some platinum stickles in the centre of the flowers. I'm also entering my card into these challenges:

Friday, 3 February 2012


It's time for the new challenge at CACB and I almost forgot to post my card! Our theme for this one is "Love is in the air". It doesn't have to be valentines so I have gone for anniversary. It's our anniversary later this month and this is my card for hubby. I've used the Cream Dream Scrapbook Kit from Crafty Ann's for pretty much everything. Even the locket is part of the kit - I made the photo sepia toned and split it to put us in each half of the locket. I want to make a sepia scrapbook of our wedding photos and could see this card becoming a page with very little alteration.
I'm also entering my card into these challenges:
I hope you'll get the chance to play along with us this fortnight and do check out the rest of the DT - as usual, they've created some wonderful inspiration.