25 September 2009

A new challenge

The latest challenge on the A True Friend blog is this:

The theme for this challenge is movement, or lack of! Whether you have a big and bouncy dog that likes to charge about, a kitty cat that prowls around or maybe a lizard that just likes to lounge about in the sun,we want to see your pets in action! Running, swimming, shaking, rolling or just lazing- show us your pages of your pets on the move.
And the photo you can see shows you my own response. Thanks to Shabby Princess and her lovely Harvest kit, and Chistina Renee for the other lush stash!

22 September 2009

A rather different take

This just shows how one kit can be used in a very different way. It's still the lovely Oscar kit, made by Scrappin' Page Designs and available from www.scrapitsassy.com but as you can see, it's a completely different kettle of fish (or should that be duck!) from my post from last week.

The duck is courtesy of the excellent Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Gloucestershire. Go there if you have the chance, and make sure you take your camera.

18 September 2009

Playing with paintbrushes

Aha! today I appear to have discovered another way of playing with the paintbrush setting in my ancient copy of Adobe Photoshop. I'm seriously considering buying myself Elements 7 (think that's the latest version) to play with at home, but for now, I'm still learning how to use this version. The more I discover, the more I find there is to discover, if you so what I mean!

Anyway, I digress. Today's page is one I'm quite pleased with. It features our lovely cat, Willow, again, for which I make no apology. The kit is called Oscar (I had to have this kit as it's got the same name as one of our other cats LOL) and is by a very talented lady called Scrappin' Page Designs. Sorry, but I don't know her 'real' name.

You can get the kit from www.scrapitsassy.com complete with papers, elements and a fab alpha.

I really enjoyed playing with this one and am looking forward to trying to come up with something completely different with the same kit. The thinking cap is already on ....

17 September 2009

It's tree time!

No, not a typo (it isn't even lunchtime yet as I type!). It is tree time, or silver birch time to be precise. I love these elegant trees in my mum's front garden. She's going to miss them when she moves!

The layout is made using digital supplies from Scrap it Sassy - the kit in question is Colour Fun, created by the clever Little Miss Foxy.

I've treated myself to some closing-down-sale goodies from http://www.christinareneedesigns.com/shoppe/index.php?main_page=index so stand by for some pages using her lovely stuff.

14 September 2009

Another one from Scrap it Sassy

I don't know how well you can see this, but here's my latest offering created as part of my CT work for Scrap it Sassy. The kit is fab and is by Miss Foxy's Designs and is called Colour Fun. And so it is - fun, that is! The papers are vibrant and striking but surprisingly versatile, and I'm looking forward to creating the next page from the kit (we are asked to produce two pages per kit).

As usual, one of our dogs is playing a starring role on the page (step forward, Kalika). Have you noticed that my pictures of her almost always show her with her tongue hanging out!

8 September 2009

Going round in circles

This is a LO I made for Scrap it Sassy, using Scrappy Redhead's Vintage Dreams kit. You can see that it's quite different to the one I made a few days ago using the same kit. It shows how versatile these collections can be. As they say, the only limit is your imagination!

The flower photo was taken on a visit to my mum a few weeks back. She wanted some photos of the garden as she's hoping to move soon, and wanted some pictures to remind her of what she used to have!

3 September 2009

Can cats frown?

I think Willow can. At least, she seems to whenever I catch her in what I think is a photogenic pose, and I start pointing my camera at her. She just looks so cross! I used some nice MM rub-ons and Basic Grey alphas to help me create this page, which is one of the several I made at a recent 12 hour crop at Paper Arts. The flower was from The Range. I can't recall the maker of the paper, but it's a scrummy piece of card stock for sure!

2 September 2009

This and that ....

Bit of a Mole's Mix, this post. Something and nothing, really! Here's the something .... a lovely opportunity to win some blog candy from http://squigglestamps.blogspot.com/ Be sure to pay the blog a visit and bookmark it for future reference.

The LO is the first ever created by my for Scrap it Sassy, using Scrappy Redhead's Vintage Dreams kit. I have another one in the sausage machine using the same kit, but quite, quite different. I'm using some of the techniques I learned from Jessica Sprague's free course to put it together.
I've got some other LOs to post up, too ('real' ones, not digi) but I think I might save those for another day.
Hope you're having a good week. Thanks for stopping by!