Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Sketchy Thursdays GDT ~ Girly Girl.

I felt a little out of sorts today after being cooped up indoors through the sun abandoning us! To try & cheer up my day I decided a layout was in order & I felt like trying something new. Above is the sketch I used for inspiration. It is the guest design team sketch from Sketchy Thursdays. So I decided to try out masking. Mists are the latest addition to my stash & I really love the effect they have. I don't own any masks so I improvised. I used these die cut letters from Basic Grey's Oh Baby Girl collection. I must admit I have seen masking & misting in the past & felt a little overwhelmed, but my layout turned out just great. It is completely different to what I normally create & this great title was achieved in three simple steps.
Step 1 ~ Title Placement

I held my letters in place with some small pieces of tack.

Step 2 ~ Simply Apply Mist

Step 3 ~ Leave to dry & remove.

And here is my finished page!

I had to scrap this photo, my hair never looks this good! I am about 25 percent girly so this page is totally out or the norm for me. Don't get me wrong I'm not a tom boy but I am just not a girly girl either. So when I went out for my friend's birthday at the weekend & my hair was all done I decided to take a quick snap shot to remind me how I should look. I say should because I am just not willing to become a slave to my hair straighteners for an hour a day. Especially when I could be scrapping instead!

Supply List: Cardstock ~ American Crafts, Alphas ~ Thickers, Bling ~ ZVA, Patterned Paper ~ Basic Grey, Quote ~ Rub-on - Daisy Bucket, Mist ~ Maya Mist - Pink Lemonade, Pearls, Lace, Cameo & Ribbon random bits from my stash.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Birthday Card & Mini Layouts.

It hasn't been a very productive week in my scraproom as far as layouts or cards are concerned. I have been working hard on the flower swap I am participating in this month.

It is my friends birthday on Saturday so I did make a little time to put together a card for her & two mini layouts that measure 6x6 & can be framed.

I especially love how the card turned out. I enjoy making my own cards but I tend to make more layouts. I used a pagemaps sketch for inspiration.

For the card I used patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Happy Together range, ticket from Pink Paislee, Flowers from Prima, White Doily Transparency from Maya Road & Trim from Webster's. For the mini layouts I used American Crafts white cardstock, Maya Mists in Blue Hydrangea & Pink Lemonade also some adhesive pearls & patterned papers from the new My Mind's Eye Lush 2 range.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Blog Giveaway Sponsored By 3tailscrafts.

We all love a chance to win some scrapping goodies, so I just had to share this fabulous giveaway with you guys.

I have recently found just how much I love chipboard & here is a fantastic opportunity for you to get your hands on some.

All you have to do is hop on over to

blog to enter.

To get your name in the hat for a chance to win this great prize supplied by 3tailscrafts, all you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment on Melody's blog post.

2. Post about the giveaway on your own blog & link back to Melody's blog.


3. Refer your friends to Melody's blog.

So that is 3 chances to get your name into the draw. How easy is that!!!

A winner will be drawn on the 9th of April, so let's get all our chipboard loving friends over there.

Here are a couple of my own projects using chipboard from 3tailscrafts. The are so versatile & can be used in many different ways. They are adding new products to the range all the time. So if you love chipboard why not stop on by & pay them a visit too.