22 October 2010

One amazing cat ...

As you might guess from the title, this is Scampy, our lovely tabby cat. She is around 21 years old which ain't bad for a cat! I 'acquired' her many years ago as a rescue moggy and as you can imagine, she has become very much a part of my life (along with the rest of our menagerie).

I have used the excellent creations from Honey Scraps and Cilena Curtis from Digital Designer Shop to create the page - lots of fab grungy frames, and calendar embellishments and papers and allsorts. Please go and see for yourself if you're into digi scrapping, you won't be disappointed.

12 October 2010

Oh look, it's me again!

Hope the shock of me blogging twice in as many days isn't going to be too much for you! Especially with four pictures to share, too.
The first two show a layout I made at a PaperArts workshop, led by the talented Sandie Vincent. One of my favourite moments of the day was learning how to make 3D flowers (rather like the Prima ones) using a six-petal flower punch. We used, I think, a big blue Woodware beastie, kindly loaned to us by Sandie.
The second pair of photos show my 'test' flower which I made at the workshop (the smaller, blue one) before I decided that for my LO, I wanted a more subtle effect to go with my meerkats. The larger orange flower is my first creation using the Tim Holz Sizzix Tattered Floral die.
I used some scrap orange card for the petals, inked the edges with an orange Brilliance Ink pad, and then for the final touch, once assembled, dotted gorgeous orange Stickles glue on the petal edges. You can't see it in my photo, but I also dotted some of the Stickles in the flower centre, too. I really liked the result and am looking forward to playing with this versatile die some more.

11 October 2010

I made this ....

After another of my prolonged absences, I have finally got round to not only blogging, but actually creating a digi LO to share with you at the same time.

The page features a friend of mine at his wedding some time ago, and I've used a kit by Lesley at Lilly St Studio (available at http://digitaldesignershop.com).

I'm dead chuffed as the clever creative types at Digital Designer Shop has invited me to join their CT .... this page is the first of what I hope will be many contributions based on the kits etc available at this site.

Do go and visit them - they're a lovely bunch!