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Thursday, 29 September 2011

I'm the replacement teacher !!!

I've been called into Paperarts as the replacement teacher this weekend as Sandie has a trapped nerve in her shoulder - hope it gets better, by next weekend Sandie !!! So this is the page I've come up with at short notice....its not girly colours, more masculine and features shoes.....So come along and join us at Paperarts...

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Scrapbook Magazine Art Deco Article

These are the 2 Lo's I did for an article in Scrapbook magazine....I found them very challenging, I don't do straight or symmetrical pages, so It was soooo hard....I do like them, they just don't look like I did them...but I suppose its good to be challenged occasionally, it just confirms I like the distressed, shabby look better !!!
I was really fortunate that Dusty Attics design team had just released some LO's using the new chippies, I spotted the 'Art Deco' frame, and wrote to Jen@dustyattic in Australia asking if anybody in the UK had them, she replied and said she'd sent me some straight away - what service !!! They really made the page......

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Authentique Sept Sketch Challenge

I thought I'd enter the Authentique sketch challenge, this make of papers has only just come to my attention, but I already love them....they are a thick paper, so ideal for distressing, they soak up the distress inks beautifully, and the colours & design are just gorgeous....I'm looking forward to using the 'Glowing' collection with DS5 and his shining orange hair !!!

This Lo was made with the 'Blissful' collection, which went perfectly with DD3 and some yellow Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' in our garden. It was a blustery day, so she was having trouble keeping her hair out of her face...

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Latest PaperArts class

This was the class I taught at PaperArts this weekend. There was quite a bit of cutting out to do, but I really liked this page, the Authentique papers were lovely to work with and absorbed the distressing inks beautifully. The american crafts rose ribbon added the finishing touch... I hope everybody enjoyed the class and the lovely cake..

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A Country Girl

I loved this lost and found range from PaperArts and had some ideal photos to use with it. We often go for walks in the evening when its still light, so its ususally a good time to take my camera. The flowers are some Petaloo and Prima basics, I used a sizzix die for the leaves, and a new bird stamp that I got from PaperArts, and a Tim Holtz flock of birds stamp. I also made the little triangle banners. Of course I inked everything first !!!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

More Sneak Peeks for Swindon

Another Sneak Peek for Swindon, this is going to be on the Sunday morning I believe...This will be a little bit easier and less intricate cutting out, as I'm sure lots of you will be feeling tender then.....I have more boys than girls, but seem to do more feminine LO's than the masculine ones, so I thought I'd best do one of each this weekend - keep it even.....this is my DH the morning after his 50th Party....not one of his best looks (& I don't think he was too happy I was taking photos)....Colour scheme is bright but fun from Basic Grey and Crate paper...

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