Saturday, 29 June 2013

Ruby Wedding


I'm getting ahead with my cards with this one - it's my cousin's ruby wedding anniversary at the beginning of August and it's hard to believe that it's 40 years since I was her chief bridesmaid. I've had a lovely time making this for the happy couple. The papers are mine and I've used two of my own digi stamps, the rose trellis and the music collage that I coloured using ArtRage. The cluster of roses and leaves in the top right hand corner are from Heartfelt digi kit by Angie Hinkman. I created the white embossed paper in Craft Artist.

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I hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Double Celebration!


Today I have a page for a general family album that I'm doing to, I suppose, kind of catalogue some of the earlier family photos. I started this a few years ago after my parents passed away and we were sorting through all the photos. As we were doing it we found some that none of us knew who some of the people were or why the photo was taken and I realised that when we were gone there'd be even more like that. It might seem a bit strange to use gold for a silver wedding party, but I couldn't seem to make silver work with the photo. I might try again at some point in the future - that's the beauty of scrapbooking, we can always revisit a page later on and have another go.
For this page I used two kits; a template by Template Dreams and a kit I just treated myself to this morning from Go Digital Scrapbooking called Chut.....Je Reve. The only thing I added was the frame which is one of my own and the word art and journalling.

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Palm Oasis





I've got two more pages ready of our first holiday together in Gran Canaria. I've used papers and items from quite a few different kits, with a little bit of re-colouring here and there in Craft Artist. It's so lovely re-living the wonderful memories of this holiday as I make each page.

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Thank you for dropping by today and I hope your day is going well.


Thursday, 20 June 2013

Pretty As A Flower


This is the page I started to make yesterday that somehow managed to morph into a Christmas card and as I'd saved it to the point I'd reached, which was a good three quarters finished, I came back to it to finish it off today. Almost everything, including the word art, is from A Whisper of Spring digi kit by Karen Glover - and this is the proper colour. The things that came from other kits are: the ribbons which are from one of my own, the photo mask from Jessica Sprague and the corner embellishment that is from White Christmas by Miriam's Scraps. I did all my tinkering in CAP1 - still waiting to get my hands on CAP2 again - but you can still do a lot in CAP1.

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Thank you for dropping by today x

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Magic Of Christmas


This is my first Christmas card of the year and wasn't even intentional! I really liked the sketch at Digi Sketch Challenge where you can do either the sketch, the theme or both. I set out to just use the sketch originally and started to put my card together using A Whisper of Spring digi kit by Karen from Daisy Trail - I really liked what I was doing but suddenly decided to make it a Christmas card (don't ask me why because I haven't a clue! lol!) the only thing was that the greens in the kit aren't quite right for Christmas so I saved what I'd done to come back to and set about changing the colours in Craft Artist. I'm having to use CAP1 at the moment because my main computer is poorly sick (critical in fact) and I'm using the lappy and it can't cope with CAP2. I'm really missing CAP2 but not having the extras it gives is meaning I'm having to stretch myself a bit so it's all to the good. Anyway, I digress - back to the card, I added some elements from Molemina's White Christmas and that lovely flourish is from Miriam's Scraps.

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Keep your eyes peeled, I'm hoping to be back with the card I originally started in the next day or so. :D

Thursday, 13 June 2013

I'm Waaaaaay To Young For This!


It's number 2 GS's 21st birthday this month so I've been busy with his card. I love this photo of him so I couldn't resist using it, although I'm not sure what he'll have to say about it, lol! I've used items from several kits, and items of my own. The two guitars are my own digi stamps and I couldn't not use them considering that Josh is a bass player, could I? I've included the keyboard and laptop because he's recently got into creating music on the computer too. I thought the post-it note might appeal to his sense of humour. The reason for two pictures is because the one below is just the card front which is totally digital for Digitally Sweet.


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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Butterfly Kisses


I just had a fancy for something a bit different today. Everything on this card except the tropical scene egg, comes from Butterfly Kisses by Karen (available on Daisy Trail). This kit appealed to me as soon as I saw it a couple of months ago, and I'm still slightly surprised by that. Not because the elements and papers aren't lovely - they are - but because I hardly ever use orange for either cards or layouts so for me this one is really bright! The tropical scene egg is one of my own digi stamps and was coloured with a mixture of sponging and pens. All in all, I really enjoyed making this and maybe I can say that I've finally conquered orange! lol!

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Monday, 3 June 2013

Sunshine


Another lovely day here so this page was easy to make. On our Creating Rainbows forum I have just started a new monthly challenge to give us all a bit of a 'kick up the mojo' - in the nicest possible way of course. Our theme for June is "You are my sunshine; my only sunshine......" and it certainly seems to have done the trick for me! This is the third project it has inspired in me. This is a page showing our GD, Sophie back in 2005. I cut her out of the rather 'busy' photo she was in and used a luminosity blend mode to blend her into the bp then made her a bit more transparent to complete the process. The elements and word art come from 3 different kits - Sunshine from Rainbow Scrapbook Designs, Whisper of spring by Karen and Sunny with blue skies by Shalin Studio. The last two available from Daisy Trail. There was also some fiddling in Craft Artist.

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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Meet Matilda


I was inspired to make this page because it was a glorious day here yesterday and Matilda & I tootled off into town and combined a few jobs with making the most of the weather and I realised just what a difference she's made to my life. It's all there in the journalling so I don't need to repeat it here and the pic will enlarge if you click it. Believe it or not, for what is a relatively simple page, I used papers and elements from no less than 7 kits!
I'm entering my page into these challenges:

We are still having some nice weather today although slightly cooler so I'm just off to take advantage of it again.