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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Pockets with Prima Pizzazz

Along with other members of the Scrap365 design team, for this month, we have been very privileged to have been able to use the new PRIMA ranges just released.
I chose the Insta-Scraps by Leeza Gibbons (of course!)....a whole mix of wonderful colours that suit Spring & Summer best (IMHO). Its a little bit girly but that's not a bad thing, the beauty with Pocket Pages I think, is that because all the pockets are separate you can really mix up the colours and at the end of the day, I don't think the boys really mind having a bit of pink in there!
I didn't have any 6x4" cards, but found that within all the cards I have already acquired, from many different companies, there were lots of complimentary colours that I was able to use!
I had some bare wood PRIMA ATC cards too. I used my Ranger Tim Holtz distress inks to colour the wood to match the colours in the cards, I added a sticker and a Prima crochet icon, a few stamps, and it was finished. I like that fact you don't have to spend a huge amount of time on the Pocket Pages individually, unless of course you want to!

Week 15

Mostly cards & generous amounts of stickers on these pages

Week 16

More cards, stickers & some overlays on this week. I often add a 3x4" card to a 6x4" card to spice it up a little !

The products I had use of are here:

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Scrap Around the World - Guest Team

 This is no ordinary month at Scrap Around the World.  9 out of 10 of the prizes awarded will be going to past Winners, Features or Finalists (those featured on their legendary Wall of Fame in the past year) & one prize will be awarded to a totally NEW winner {someone who has never featured on their Wall of Fame before}.  This is so that TEN EPIC WINNERS can be selected as the TOP TEN PLAYERS of 2013/14 at Scrap Around The World! 

This will be a yearly competition held at this fantastic challenge blog &I am honoured to be a part of this inaugural event.  Please support Helen & her team at SATW by playing along this month.  There are 10 prizes, each valued at approximately $100 up for grabs, including free postage as usual, so it is so worth it, plus the inspiration is amazing!”

Here was my entry for the Scrap365 Guest Design team, a very rare photo of my family taken many years ago !

http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.co.uk/ is where you'll find all the info and loads of inspiration....its going to be big, so get working on your projects now !!!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Pocket with Pizzazz

Well what can I say? What a fantastic response to last weeks Pockets with Pizzazz, the post nearly went Viral!  I think there must now be a national shortage of Hama beads and some very upset children. Obviously making your own embellishments is something you are all very interested in. I'm working on a few new & revitalized methods at the moment, so hopefully I will have something to show you all in the very near future!
I must confess to a disaster with the hama beads, I purchased some own brand from Hobby Craft and using the prescribed method attempted to melt them - all I got were doughnuts, every time on different temperatures.....so I went back and got the Hama beads and placed them and some of HC own brand in a tray and the result was this:

I think you can tell which is which, perhaps some of you have had success and can let us know your secret !

Week 13

Lots of yellow this week with it being Mothers day and spring...A lovely card from my daughter to add too ! (She's got a very good sense of humour!) Its quite photo heavy this week but I found some new Page Protectors from Becky Higgins that use five 6x4" slots, this one portrait, but they do landscape too, so I sadly was pretty excited about that!

Week 14

I spotted on a FB group in Australia some pictures of the new Bo Bunny Modern Miss line....I fell in love instantly and managed to source it in the UK, so this weeks post is using mostly Modern Miss. I loved the distressed faded style and big water colour type cards, its not everybodies cup of tea, but it certainly is mine. I don't know about you, but I love including my children that are no longer living at home in my Pocket Pages, FB has become a brilliant source for getting photos of them and when I include them it feels like they're still here, even though they could be thousands of miles away. Do you include your 'left home' children still, it would be nice to hear from you all.

I hadn't realized it was Wednesday quite so soon again after the previous post, I've been too busy doing my Pocket Pages. Perhaps I could persuade the editor to run a little competition, with a little prize....I'll work on it for next time.

Elaine x