Saturday, 16 February 2019

Moving along with the times

Moving along with the times wants shabby chic.
I've used a neutral background featuring black birdcages. I added a strip of bone ribbon plus a scrap of black lace. Two matching enamel dots were added plus my sentiment.
I think it has a shabby chic look.

Time out challenges wants retro.
I've stashed these labels/tags from Graphic 45 for too long. I made a card for a friend who turns 70 in March. This will suit her.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Use your stuff and cute card Thursday

At Use your stuff they want pink or red and hearts.
I've used pink heart paper behind my deer plus red roses trimmed in gold (not black).
It won't be a valentines card but a thanks card. I haven't come up with a sentiment yet but it will be something like "You're a dear".

At Cute Card Thursday they want wings.

I used a paper from my Counterfeit kit and cut the birdcage in the centre. I adhered the bird using magic mount on its perch.
My sentiment is also from the counterfeit kit and the gold border strip gives a nice edge.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Challenge #1 CKC. Lots of embellishments.

I saw this layout on Paper Issues facebook page and thought the idea of using lots of embellishments was good. Interpret this however you like but spread them around the page in this style.

Here's a link to Lisa's page if you want more ideas

For my layout,entitled Hungry bird I used lots of embellishments from my kit.
The bottom left hand corner cluster was there so I just kept adding a variety of bits and pieces (spread out) that went with the theme.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Scraproom Freaky Fast Formula.

Here's this month's Freaky Fast Formula.
I've used 3 of the journal box size cards from Kaisercraft Anthologie range. They measure exactly 3.25 x 4.25.
I started with a non descript brown floral background. The 4.25x6.25 became my photo mat.
My 3x12 strip went across the middle.
I put one card at the top as the title and the other 2 at the bottom of the photo.
The layout was finished off with some enamel dots and 2 matching collectables.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Krafty chicks.

At Krafty chicks they ask for layering.

I made a Christmas card from offcuts.
The Merry and bright and red stripes is one layer,the green houndstooth is two,the 2 pennants are 3 and 4 and the sentiment "Blessings" is 5 layers in all.

Challenge yourself

At Challenge Yourself they want a movie themed layout.

I've chosen the movie named TED
My photo was taken at a Thai restaurant where these 2 big bears were in the foyer. I just had to have my photo taken with them!
I used 2 papers from my Counterfeit kit then added strips from other papers.
I punched 2 holes and threaded twine through. As I matted it on red I also added some red heart brads and finally white vinyl alphas.
It is different but I'm happy.

(I also found myself humming the Elvis song, "I want to be, your teddy bear".)

Library work

This sheet of paper was bought for a purpose. It was to document my reason for a career step sideways. You will notice it has no photo.

When I started library work these were the catalogue drawers we used. I documented how and why I decided to retrain and do my degree in library studies. I've also included a pocket at the bottom of the layout, alluding to library pockets. All the embellishments on here are from the Anthologie collection except for the enamel dots.
This layout goes into my "Book of me".