Sunday, 15 February 2009

Scrap Like You Mean It Week 7

Scrap Like You Mean It Week 7, originally uploaded by Bio-hazar.

This weeks SLYMI challenge on UKS was to use an old photograph. This is a photo of me when I was very little, in the early 1970's. My parents don't have an exact date, so not 100% sure how old I was. I do however know where it was taken. It was taken at my Dad's Chiropractic office while I was posing on one of his treatment machines. The LO is based on a PageMaps sketch and was done using a Plaid Summer Sophisticates kit as it was the only thing I had to match the bright colours of my early 70s outfit. The bracket was cut with a CraftRobo, as was the title using the" Missed Your Exit" font. The journaling was printed from my computer also using the "Missed Your Exit" font. Other embishments used were colour stapes, Ranger Faded Jeans ink and a brad.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Thank You Shimelle!

Oh what a lovely surprise came in the post today. As you have seen on my blog I've been doing scrapbooking layouts for the "Scrap Like You Mean It" challenges over on UKScrapbooking by Shimelle. On last weeks challenge I won a prize for showing off the "Scrap Like You Mean It" logo in my signature and it arrived today! So I just wanted to show you the lovely goodies that I won. I was sent two sets of Banana Frog stamps designed by Shimelle. I'm really happy because I already have her Greenwich Park set and now I can add the "That Takes The Cake" and "Backgrounds" set to my Tim Holtz stamp binder. She also included a set of Jenni Bowlin Journaling Cards. She must know how much I struggle with journaling and thought they would come in handy. I'm just finishing off the journaling now in the latest "Scrap Like You Mean it challenge" to use a old photo. So keep an eye out for my next entry.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

SLYMI Week 6

This week Shimelle's Scrap Like You Mean It challenge on UKS for week 6 is to use ribbons. I think I've covered the requirement well and have used ribbon not only on the LO but also to make a sun/flower type emblishment done with a paper tag, ribbons and staples. The photos in this layout was of a day out in Westminster with my nieces. The layout is based on a PageMaps sketch. I've used Bazzill cardstock, Create Samantha collection of papers, Prima flowers, Making Memories crochet flower, Basic Grey ribbons and Paperminia brads. I also managed to do some hand journaling on this lay out which I really am not very good at doing.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Scrap Like You Mean It

Over on UKScrapbooking, Shimelle is posting a weekly challenge. I've not done everyone but here are a couple that I've done in the last few days.

Week 4 - Use her sketch

I wanted to scrap some photos I took from Neal's Yard last year. I took the photos for a photo competition with the theme "Colour". They didn't win the competition, but I love them anyways. I wanted the vibrant colours of the photos to be the main focus of the layout to give the feel of what it's like to live in such a colourful city. So I did a very basic LO just using Bazzill and DCWV card stock. The title and circles were all cut using my Craft Robo and the fonts used were Lucida Handwriting and Pooh.

Week 5 - Use Black & White either photo or papers.

This weeks UKS team challenge was also to use B&W so I decided to incorporate the two. The team challenge was to use black and white, follow a Becky Flech circle Page Map, use a stamp repetitively and use flowers. As my LO was using an old car photo of my dh I decided to leave off the flower bit. I stamped a piece of white card stock with a Tim Holtz stamp to make a background. I used My Minds Eye 29th Market papers for the circle sketch. The title, journal tag and paper chain was cut using a Craft Robo. Fonts used were Candice and Missed Your Exit.

Monday, 2 February 2009

In The Deep Mid Winter

Yesterday we had a few snow flurries in the air and we thought that we might get a little bit of snow, but nothing that would stay. Then when we went to bed there was a few inches on the ground. I kept thinking, it won't stay, it never does. What a surprise it was to wake up in the morning and have about 4 inches of snow and that it was still coming down. We also heard that all the London buses were canceled and most trains in the South East as well. Which meant that there was no way for me to get to work and I officially had a "Snow Day". I've not had one since I was in High School. We had fun in the morning taking photos and then Peter cleaned off the car and headed for work. He was the only one who managed to make it in, but he got a few things done and then headed back home earlier. It's still lightly snowing, so will have to wait and see what tomorrow holds. In the mean time we will continue to sit inside, wrapped up warm by the fire and enjoy watching the snow fall down. I hope that you are all safe and warm as well.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Just Beginning

This is the final layout for my BIL's wedding album. I wanted it not to seem like the end of the wedding but the beginning of their new life together so I entitled it "Just Beginning". It was done using the new Create Mia paper collection, Bazzill card stock, Mia paper cut outs, Mai Alphabet stickers, Prima Mackenzie Daisey's and heart buttons. The chipboard hearts were cut with the Cuttlebug and painted with Ranger paint dabbers and sprayed with Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist. The large heart is Bazzill card stock cut on the Craft Robo. The layout was finished off by applying Ranger's Diamond Stickles over the title letters.