25 August 2009

Yikes! What have I done?!!!!

I can't make my blinkin' blinkie blink ..... but scarily, I have been lucky enough to be 'allowed' to join the creative team for Scrap it Sassy (http://www.scrapitsassy.com/). I'm terrified and delighted in equal measures. However, the chance to play with some lovely digi stash was too much to resist, so I shall do my best to come up with the goods!

Please come and visit me to check up on my progress, and nag me if I'm lagging behind in my design team duties. I've already downloaded my first kit so shall be getting to work on that as quickly as I can (before Deborah at SIS changes her mind LOL).

My photo, just in case you're wondering, features a curious swan I encountered in Malmesbury at the weekend, having a good peck at its reflection in the car's bodywork. He (or maybe she!) spent ages beating its beak against the panelling. Hope there wasn't too much damage!

21 August 2009

Time for another?

For some reason, I was particularly pleased with this layout, which was another product of my 12-hour crop. I liked the way the papers drew on the blue glazed flower pot, and also reflected the browns and golds in Tok's coat.

And it proves boy dogs can have flowers, too LOL! These were cut out of some papers I had with me, and have jewels as centrepieces (although you can't see them on this photo).

The lettering comes from a variety of odd alpha bits and pieces. I'm always trying to use them up and begrudge wasting a single letter!

The paper edging, by the way, was hand cut. I made myself a cardboard template from a scrap and it seemed to work pretty well.

The 'on the case' title is chosen because Mr Mole is fond of using it when talking about Tok ... "It's ok,"he says. "He's on the case!" The case in point usually refers to a one or biscuit or some other tasty tidbit. The dogs in our house get fed a better diet than we do, I sometimes think!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend full of craftiness!

17 August 2009

More from my 12 hour crop

I thought you might like to see a little more evidence of my creativity from the recent 12 hour crop I attended. This time, the focus is on Kalika, our collie lab cross. The photo I've used was taken not that long after we got her (she seems soooo small in the pic .....)

The LO has more of a 3-D feel in real life - the photo seems to have flattened it. All the circles are mounted on 3d sticky fixers. And the title is made using alpha rub ons by, I think, Memory Makers.

14 August 2009

A True Friend Challenge

The challenge on this site this time round was all to do with pets and movies! Here's my take, using lovely stash from Amy Teet, House of 3, Katie Hadfield, Java Joe and Summer Driggs.

Hope you enjoy it .....
Meanwhile, I have discovered a new blog, and if you like Basic Grey, then you need to pay the site a visit!

13 August 2009

I warned you!!!!

Did you listen? No, clearly not, or you wouldn't be reading this. So now you will have to put up with another layout I completed .... at the 12-hour crop at PaperArts last weekend.
Another cat's the star of this one, our lovely ginger boy, Neilsen. Or squealy nealy as we fondly refer to him. (He does make a bit of a racket.)
Papers are Blonde Moments (from a Crafty Pastimes sale a while back!) and some others which I have forgotten the name of (may be Scenic Route???). The orange flower came from The Range. Gems are the sticky-back ones. Lettering is Basic Grey and another odds-and-sods leftover from my alpha stash. I made the bracket myself. Journaling is my own handwriting (I've rubbed out the pencil guidelines I drew to make sure I kept myself in a straight line!)

11 August 2009

Here I am again

Here is my offering for today - a page I made before going on a stay-cation .... otherwise known as a few days not at work, spent at home!
The star of the show is lovely Oscar, and he's residing here on DCWV All Dressed Up glitter papers which I love.
The tags are cut with a punch and letters - thanks to Basic Grey stickers. The flower was somewhere in my stash, and the butterfly is a hologram-style peel-off stuck on vellum and cut out.
The Fiskars threading water punch came out again as you can see .....
The 'cat' part of the title was printed on acetate and after a disaster with non-show glue failing to live up to expectations, it was restuck on more DCWV paper, Stickles added , and then stuck on.
The photo makes the page look quite flat but there's more texture and 3D-ness to be seen when you view the real life page.
I went to a 12 hour crop at the weekend so have lots more to show you in the coming days. You have been warned .....