Monday, 30 June 2014
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Friday, 27 June 2014
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Hip hip hip hooray!
Morning all! If you are in the UK I hope you are enjoying all this hot weather we have been having. I am, as the kids and I have been outside playing and tending to our vegetable plants…but it sure has put a stop to any crafting.
Talking of the Sunshine our theme for this months challenge is Summer Brights. I thought I would show that you don’t need to cut into a precious 12x12 page to make a card this one uses a couple of journaling cards to make the background:
Here’s what I used:
- A Few of My Favourite Things Kit (patterned papers, heart embellishment and stamps)
- Sentiments Stamps
- Scrap of lace
- Rosebud and Danube Blue Memento Inkpads
- Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen
- Black Fine line Pen.
If you fancy joining in with our challenge you have until Saturday 28th to join in.
Thanks for stopping by
Monday, 23 June 2014
Saturday, 21 June 2014
Friday, 20 June 2014
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Nicole here today to share a card I made using some fun products. I made a retro computer themed card and used the really cool circuit board paper from the Sarah Hurley A Few Of My Favourite Things paper collection (Vol 1). I also used some black, grey and white card and a old floppy disk and some buttons off an old keyboard.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
As soon as I received my kit package for April I knew instantly I'd use it for a Project Life layout. I kept everything together in the plastic bag until I had my photo's ready and thought I'd share with you the process as I created my weekly spread.
This is the kit and boy was it a bumper kit this time. As well as the full sized papers and journaling cards there was a sticky backed cork sheet, photo corners and a clock face.
There were two 4 x 6 cards so I cut another two from one of the 12 x 12 sheets and a few other 4 x 3 cards from another sheet. I rounded all my corners as I prefer that look, then arranged them how I wanted them in the layout.
I cut out the embellishments from the Snip and Stick sheet, well die cut them actually, and cut the letters and some other embellishments from the cork sheet. The dies I used for the speech bubble and lady were wafer thin but still cut through the cork sheet without a problem
This is how my title card ended up. With the banner, the die cut letters and some stars and the 'this week' taken from a previous kit. I always add the date on the title card too simply with an office date stamp.
On this card the cloud theme fitted perfectly with what I wanted to document which was the unusual sky and rainbow during the evening. I layered my card and embellishments from the Snip and Stick sheet on top of one another using foam pads and the clock with some glossy accents to hold it in place slipped in perfectly. I usually type my journaling on an old typewriter as I hate handwriting anything.
So here is the finished layout.
I hope you enjoyed my process and thank you for taking the time to look. Sarah's monthly kits are perfect for PL and if you're not yet signed up to get them then you should be.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Sunday, 15 June 2014
Friday, 13 June 2014
It's Lisa here and I have a confession! I made a Father's Day card for my Dad, another for my Father in Law but I completely forgot to make one for the children to give Hubby. As you read this we are away visiting friends and will be for the rest of the weekend so I needed to make a card quickly.
In a hurry I turned to Sarah's fabulous papers from the A Few of My Favourite Things kit. The papers are so gorgeous you really don't need a lot else to make a great card.
Here's what I used:
- 'Stream' Adirondack Inkpad
- 6" Square White Card Blank
- Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen
- Viva Decor Pearl Pen Black
- Alphabet and Star Dies
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Don't forget we still have our BLOG HOP running where we are introducing you to Sarah's new products launch in her 'World of Imagination'
I wanted to pick up from a previous post, where I altered the way I store the 'AFOMFT' kits Sarah sends out monthly. The next thing I wanted to tackle, and share with you, was storage of the little exclusive one off stamps Sarah includes with the kits. You may recall that I have previously shared with you how I have begun storing my clear stamps. So what I have done here is to take all the individual stamps, stamped them for reference on a piece of card (labelled the month they were issued, can't help a wee bit of organisation!) and then placed them on the plastic page of my stamp binder. I now have an easy visual prompt card, to sit along side the page in the binder, and ready to choose to use for the next project.
What I have taken to doing, as soon as a new set of Sarah's stamps are delivered, I stamp them directly onto the backing card that is part of the packaging. It recycles and makes use of the gorgeous duck egg compliment sheet that will remind you of all Sarah's details.
One neat tip is that I don't even remove them from the backing plastic, this way i know that they will fit exactly onto the card. Just ink, pick up the whole sheet and place gently on the card, use you r largest acrylic block to ensure a good impression, then gently remove the whole sheet.