Sunday, October 30, 2011

Catch Up.

Can you believe that it is the last day of October tomorrow, nearly Christmas!! lol I don't have any scrapping I can share with your just yet although I have been a very busy little scrapper. In a few days time I will be able to show you some of what I have been up to and give you a sneak of the Main and Limited Edition kits from My Creative Scrapbook. Pam has put together some absolutely stunning kits,I have had such fun creating with them, I can't wait to show you.
In the meantime I thought I would share a few photos that I took of the girls on Friday, we all went out for a walk which was lovely. It was great to spend some time altogether as a family, something we don't do often enough. I took loads of photos but a lot of them are blurry as I was trying to snap and walk at the same time, won't be doing that again lol. I did manage to get a few that I was pleased with and will hopefully be able to use.

It was a beautiful day and out of the wind it was actually really warm. The next two photos were taken in the ruins of the old monastery at Church Ope cove, it is one of my favourite places on the Island, so peaceful and such stunning views, just beautiful. I really want to take the girls there for a proper photo session one day, I know this sounds really sad but the old brickwork is beautiful and would make the perfect backdrop. I just need to convince the girls!

I think this is probably my favourite one of the day as it just sums them up totally!

Thanks for popping by and I will be back with some scrapping in a few days time.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Competition winner!

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of the competition that I posted a few weeks ago but I can now announce that the winner is..........

More lovliness Rachael! That page of Emily and her friend is my favourite :) I think there about 135 but then I got distracted so could be wrong!!

Everyone came up with different answers and even the DT couldn't quite agree on how many creations were in the gallery so my winner was chosen at random.

Julia if you send me your full name and address I will organise getting your prize sent.

Thank you for taking part.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Big Sketch Contest - sketch 2

The Big Sketch Contest over on My Creative Sketches is in full swing now, the first winner was announced yesterday and today the new sketch has gone live. For those of you who haven't seen this challenge before it is definitely worth entering, there will be three winners and three amazing prizes each month, plus at the end of the contest there will be a grand prize of a three month subscription to the Limited Edition!!  For all the details check out My Creative Sketches blog.
This is October's sketch, you have got until November 20th to get your entries in and be in with the chance of winning a prize.

This is this months prize for the winner as voted for by the design team, such an amazing prize I wish I could enter!!

This is my interpretation of the sketch, I have used more Websters Western Romance papers (loving these papers!!)


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Only 4 days left!

Only 4 days to go before the end of the current sketch challenge over on My Creative Sketches, if you haven't been over and had a look it is well worth it, the prizes are amazing! The next challenge will go live the very next day on the 18th October and the prizes are equally awesome, definitely well worth playing along believe me!!
The sketch challenge competition is going to run for a total of three months and if you play along with all three challenges you will be placed into a grand draw with a jar dropping prize of a 4 month subscription to the Limited Edition amazing is that!!!
This is a photo of this months limited edition kit.....

Apologies for the delay in posting the winner of the little competition that I posted the other day, it will be announced soon I promise lol.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Western Romance

Out of all the Websters new releases my favourite has got to be Western Romance, I love the colours and the images are adorable. As usual I created the page with lots of hand cutting and layering, I really love the texture that the burlap adds.

Thanks for popping by.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Final Installment

As promised here is my final installment of the pages I created using this months absolutely stunning Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The kit is full of gorgeous Websters All About Me papers and embellishments along with so many lovely embellishments including lots from Websters but also some gorgeous resin shutters and antique mirrors.
I did so much hand cutting with this kit I have been left with a permanent indentation in my hand from the scissors!! lol
I placed the top of the shutters onto the patterned paper and drew around the inside of the windows and then cut them out. Then I stuck them onto the patterned paper allowing the white cardstock to show through.

There are so many gorgeous flowers to cut out of the patterned paper and layer I could have gone on and on!

I am really enjoying using more paint and ink on my pages, it definitely adds an extra dimension to a project and is so easy to do.

I have had a great few days down in Plymouth with my lovely friend Jill, I travelled down early Friday morning and we spent the rest of the day chatting and giggling! Yesterday Jill had arranged a crop at Just Tracy's shop with some lovely scrapping friends who I first met in February it was great to see them all again and we all had a great day chatting, scrapping and eating. I travelled really light and literally just took some Western Romance papers and my tools but I did mange to create a page which I will share later in the week when I have managed to get a photograph.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

2nd Installment!

As promised here are the last pages that I created using the Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook....

The burlap made a great matt for my photo especially once I had frayed all the edges, I used the strands of burlap that I pulled our along the bottom to create my little washing line.

The second kit I worked with this month was the Limited Edition kit, it is full of papers from one of my favourite manufacturers......Websters. The embellishments are amazing in this kit including some of the new Prima resin shutters!

Don't forget the competition that I posted yesterday, all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a lovely prize is correctly guess the number of design team creations in the gallery over at My Creative Scrapbook, just pop your guess in the comments box from yesterdays post and the winner will be announced next Wednesday evening.

I have to share this with you, it isn't scrapping related but it is pretty cool. Emily and her friends went to see Ed Sheeran on Tuesday night in Bournemouth, she has loved him and his music for a long time and had been looking forward to the concert sooooo much!
Justin dropped them near the venue and as they were walking past a tattoo shop Emily noticed Ed sat in the window having one of his tatoos touched up. She knocked on the window to say hi and he said he would come out! She had gone armed with her camera and his body guard took this great photo of the two of them. She text me straight afterwards she was so happy lol.

Think this will have to be scrapped!

I am off tomorrow to go down to Plymouth to see my lovely friend Jill, I haven't seen her since February so it will be great to catch up. We are going to Just Tracy's on Saturday for a crop which I am really looking forward to. Hope you all have a great weekend, I will be back on Sunday with the final pages that I created using the Limited Edition kit.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My Creative Scrapbook October Kit Reveal + little competition!

Reveal day! Today it was reveal day over on My Creative Scrapbook, the kits are always absolutely amazing but this months were even more amazing than usual. Pam sent me the main kit and the limited edition kit to play with, I feel so lucky sometimes!!! The main kit is full of gorgeous Crate Farmhouse papers and some fab embellishments including some burlap and Dusty Attic chipboard, what more could a girl ask for lol.

I made five layouts using the kit and I could have made a few more I just ran out of time, there is so much in this kit, the photo doesn't show it but there is two of each of the patterned papers!
Here are some of the pages that I created, I will share a few more with you tomorrow.

This page came together really quickly which for me is quite amazing! I loved the fact that there were so many elements in the patterned paper that could be cut and used to add depth to the page.

I have to thank Emily's friend Katie for this page, she took this photo of Emily and their friend Jackie in the spring as part of her GCSE photography course work. She took some great shots and edited them really well, Jackie was really chuffed to be featured on one of my pages bless her.

I absolutely loved the burlap, it adds such great texture to the page and you can do so much with it! The Dusty Attic chipboard was gorgeous in this kit (and a little sneak bit of info....there will be Dusty Attic in next months main and limited edition kit too!) I used it as it was on this page but if you pop over to the gallery at My Creative Scrapbook you will see how the other girls embellished the chipboard.

Talking of the gallery, Pam has set a little competition for each of the DT to set our blog readers, it is very simple all you have to do is guess the number of DT creations that are featured in this months gallery. Just leave your guess (or pop over to the gallery and count them all lol) in the comments box and I will randomly pick a winner next Wednesday night from all the correct answers. The winner will be sent a lovely prize from Pam! Check out the design team gallery here
Thanks for popping by and I will be back tomorrow with some more pages that I have created.
Take care

Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Creative Scrapbook Sneaks

I cannot believe that we are in October already, September went by so quickly! The big reveal for Octobers kits is next week so I thought I would share some little sneaks of the two gorgeous kits that I was sent to play with - the main kit and the limited edition kit. I think these kits have been my favourite so far, both are jam packed with so many gorgeous goodies, I can't wait to share the full kits and layouts with you!
Main Kit

Limited Edition Kit