Saturday, 25 April 2009

This Week's ISMAKI Challenge

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Wow it's been ages since I've made a card, but with a special birthday around the corner I just had to make one. I also have some nice new Penny Black Hedgehog stamps to use. So I headed on over to ISMAKI and was pleased to see it was my friend Isa who did the sketch for this week. I first coloured one of my new Cuttlebug Embossing border folders with Nick Bantock ink using a brayer. Then embossed onto my card. I've used my new Promarker to colour in the stamps and built it up with 3D foam. The papers are some left over pieces of My Minds Eye and Sasserfrass papers. I finished off the card by stamping the sentiment using Studio G alpha stamps.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Scrap Like You Mean It Week 17

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It's been awhile since I've done any scrapbooking and I've missed about 2 or 3 weeks of the Scrap Like You Mean it challenge. So this morning on my day off I took the plunge. this is my LO for this weeks challenge to use layers and lace. I also did it this morning, so it also works for last week challenge which I didn't get done in time to scrap in the morning. The LO is based on PageMaps Apr sketch and was done using My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus Grandpa Plaid and Grandpa Floral papers. Also used MME paper establishments. To give the LO depth and layers, I first started by using Tim Holtz new masks on the background paper and inking with Ranger Antique Linen. I also added layers by using 3d foam to raise bits of the patterned paper that I cut and layered in the corner of the LO. More layers of two buttons on top of each other were also added. I added grunge board elements painted with Ranger dabbers to add texture. I used a piece of lace at the top also inked with Ranger distress ink Antique Linen. Other embellishments used were staples, brads and shimmer dots.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Another Year, Another Ally Pally!

Yes, it's that time of year again. The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show was on at Alexander Palace which ment more stash shopping. Although I didn't really need much, there is always lots of things there to tempt you. I was very good this year, and mostly stick to items on my list and manage to walk away without spending all the money I had budgeted for the event. I even managed to pick up a few bargains. Like 3 new Penny Black hedgehog stamps all from their bargain bin for just under £15. I also got a new Chatter Box album which I thought I was getting a good deal on, but then found out another supplier was sell it for £5 cheaper. Oh well, I still got a deal on it and also got some extra page protectors to go with it. I also picked up a few multipacks of much needed Bazzill card stock. I also got a few sheets of the new Polka Dot Embossed Bazzill card stock. What good is card stock though, if you don't have some beautiful papers to use with it, so I picked up a few sheet of Cosmo Cricket from the Girl Friday and Lil man ranges as well as some My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow kit, Penny Lane shaped card stock, Bella Bella and a few old Wild Asparagus pack with paper, die cuts and alphas. I also found some cute Sassafras paper with hedgehogs on it, can't wait to use them for a layout about my pet hedgehog "Tiggy" who I use to have. Of course I wouldn't be me if I didn't get some Basic Grey. I bought a wonderful Wisteria collection pack along with some matching glazed brads. Some of the other things I got was, a couple of Nick Bantock inks, Tim Holtz timeworks mask, Tim Holtz Grundgeboard dots elements shapes, Cuttlebug Just My Type embossing border folders, Fancy Pants rub-ons, new acrylic blocks (because I still can't find where mine when to), a set of Promarkers plus a blender pen, two small Studio G alphabet stamp sets, thin ultra adhesive tape, self adhesive shimmer dots, felt & button embellishment pack, crochet flowers, Prima artful collage flowers (because I'm a Prima Diva), card envelops (of which I was right out of) and Hero Arts Arigato Sparkle Clear stamp set.

It was a great day, and I was happy to share it with my hubby aka my scrapbook roadie! I hope that all this new stash will help me get some inspiration back and do some more crafting. Watch this space!