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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Organisation - not something I'm usually good at.

One of my facebook friends posted a photo of her pile of layouts awaiting sorting and then the after pictures in the albums with plain kraft tags hanging from them on the outside - I was impressed!
I had a 15" pile of layouts that needed putting in albums, so inspired, I got all the children's albums out and a lot more that I had collected and started filing them. I haven't finished, I need some more page protectors.

I then set about making some tags, I got plain ones and using the ink distress stains from Tim Holtz, I splotted the inks randomly on my craft mat and then pressed the tags onto them, giving them these lovely mixed colours. I left them to dry. Then using the Memory Box - large classic lower case alphabet, I cut out the letters needed for all the names, I inked them slightly and then glued them to the tags.......I have quite a few more to make though, this is only a small selection of our albums !
But its nice to know that an evening of work has produced some nice little tags, and some space on my desk!

Friday, 15 November 2013

A Cheeky Challenge.

I entered this for the Kaisercraft Saturday Nov #3 Sketch challenge, using stars and flowers for the text boxes. I then discovered that Merly Impressions (Kaisercraft UK distributor) had a Blog challenge for December, using stencils. So I'm being a bit cheeky with this as the companies are sort of related......

Kaisercrafts Sketch Challenge

Merly Impressions; this month you have to use a stencil - that's the only rule. I made this layout using a piece of corrugated cardboard torn around, inked with Tim Holtz distress stains, texture pasted through a couple of stencils, a few splatts and some Kaisercraft In the attic collection paper, and some Prima stamps and some studio calico stars. And a photo of my beautiful DD - hope you like it !

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Scrap365 Blog Hop


   Autumn Blog Hop

American Crafts - Autumn Crisp Collection 

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize is:

1. Follow the blog hop and collect a word from each of our Design Team.Please leave some blog love for our DT, they love to hear from you!

2. Like us on Facebook. Message the team with the secret phrase.

3. Follow our blog.

4. Then, when you have done all that, return to the Scrap365 blog and leave a comment to let us know you're finished.

Just in case you get stuck, here is the blog hop list:

Scrap365: scrap365.blogspot.co.uk
Kristin: rukristin.com/blog  
Emeline: scrapvilla.blogspot.co.uk 
Els: bestamped.wordpress.com 
Morag: scrapbook-junkie.blogspot.co.uk
Natalie: njmacs.blogspot.co.uk 
Lizzy: lizzyhill12.blogspot.co.uk 
Marie-Nicolas: www.lescrapdemarienicolas.com 

These two layouts are the ones that I've just taught at a local weekend crop in Swindon. With the Autumn nights drawing in I thought these would be ideal to do. I didn't have enough papers for a full class, so I decided to use two different kits, in almost exactly the same way. What a difference the colours make, I'm not sure which one I prefer now !

My word is; Year's

The closing date will be 16th November 2013. Any entries after that will not be included in the draw. The winner will be announced on Monday, 18th November 2013.Good luck!

Now hop on over to bestamped.wordpress.com and thanks for visiting !!!