Sunday, 29 December 2013

Focus on fringe cont ....

Well here is the layout today, I have just about completed it, and also made another layout with the gorgeous Season of Style papers, now just to add some photo's and journaling :)

The second photo is a little dull but you get the idea. I used one of the Tag a Bag chevron decorated gift bags as a pocket on this layout and made a large tag to fit inside it, you can put additional photo's on the tag or hidden journaling :) Here's a little sneak peak too, on both layouts I have used an up and coming sale-a-bration item, see if you can spot it :)

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Configuration Boxes ....

Hello, I just wanted to do a quick blog post before Christmas, today has been a pretty calm day for me compared to the last few months !!! I have had builders here every day, and it has been nice (since they finished work on Friday) to have the house to myself. Peace at last, which has been lovely these last few days on the run up to Christmas. Of course the house still looks like a building site, but at least there are no builders here, except for Craig who is now waving his paint brush around !!! So over the weekend I had a couple of exceptionally nice days, Saturday with ladies Christmas lunch and Sunday with some crafting pals. I invited a few friends round and said that I would provide these wooden houses which were left over from one of the retreat classes. Everyone brought loads of bits and pieces with them, and we all went to town in making our own unique projects. I haven't quite finished mine yet, but here it is so far ..... just out of interest if you google configuration boxes, you can see some amazing ideas :) enjoy.... not sure about all of the elements yet i.e. Santa :)

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Focus on Fringe ....

Or Tassle, depending on what you call it. I was thinking about my Season of Style page the other day, and wanted to make one of these flowers. I like to make them out of felt, but have made them from paper before as well, so I started with a 2" strip of card, folded it in half down the length and then snipped along the closed edge to make the "fringe". Of course this can be used for quite a few applications, and I have tried to use it a few times on my page to demonstrate this ... flower, Christmas tree, fringe over photo mat and of course it makes great grass.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Convention Swaps ....

Just wanted to add my last post about convention as I haven't shared any cards!!! Here is a photo of the swap I made and also a photo with some of my favourite swaps on it.
Beautifully Baroque.
I hope the photo's not too small for you to enjoy :)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Season Of Style ....

I just didn't want anyone to miss out on these gorgeous papers from Stampin Up! If you happen to have missed them they are in the seasonal catalogue and I just can't get enough of them. Robyn and I have been covering the SU Kraft Gift Boxes with the papers as she always makes her own Christmas gifts and the boxes are the perfect size for so many things. I am going to try to scrapbook with them tomorrow just so that you can see them used for another application, but I have seem them put to all sorts of uses :) here's a layout I have started :) I have updated the photo to one of Robyn's gift boxes as she has given them out now :)