Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I used the heart embellishment and a few flowers to make this simple valentine’s card. Metal packs quite a punch so I kept the focus on that.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Hey everyone...Nicole here, my turn today!!
(As you read this I am somewhere up the coast of Queensland on a cruise ship enjoying myself)
Do you ever look at something and wonder if you could use it on a layout and then thought nah? Well my question is to you is why not use it? I am famous amongst my scrappy friends for adding anything and everything to my pages. It's not unusual to see my rifling through a second hand store for anything or looking at something that someone was going to throw out and snapping it up for myself.
Hubby was throwing out his old belt the other day and I stopped him before it got to the bin...I checked out the buckle and took it off to keep...then I looked at the belt and thought to myself...ahh why not, so I kept that too. I will use it somewhere one day.
I have been known to pull apart hair clips, earrings and necklaces to use. I even bought hideous old (and new) brooches that were on throw out tables in shops and they have looked amazing on a page in the right setting.
And if acidity levels is a worry for you, just make sure anything you use that is out of the ordinary doesn't come in direct contact with your photos.
Here is a little sample of some of the things I have waiting to be used. There's an old doily, an old bandage, some old clock parts, the belt buckle that I talked about earlier, some clothing tags, a phone dangle, a keyring and some earrings. Not all this will be used on pages, I do lots of OTP and canvases as well and will use different things then.
Hermit Crabs: I used hessian across the bottom, the blue and red thing with the yellow button I found on a throwout table (it's meant for a kid's coat) and the red strips in the corner is actually electrical tape (it was just the right colour)
Woody's Stand In: the tag behind the photo is from a new shirt, I just inked it up and then cut it in half, and the strip across the bottom is some of the bandage that I mentioned earlier. Oh and the background is actually the top of a pizza box (nothing is safe in my house!!)
Christmas Joy: The bow I pulled of a box of chocolates, The leaves are from some fake flowers I bought a long time ago and the red holly balls I bought in a little bundle from a haberdashery store. There is a brooch sticking out from under the bottom of the bow. I found that at a second hand shop. It has a stone missing so I just tucked that part of it under the tail of the bow!!
This is a canvas that I did a little while ago. I used lots of lace on this (and someone thought of using lace once upon a time) and there are 2 brooches on this - one at the top, left corner on the cog and the bottom left corner near the dark red frame.
So see, you can use anything on a page. The only problem I usually come across is how do I attach things to my work!!!!
My apologies for the delay in announcing a winner for the December Sketches.
It was a very hard decision as the entries were all so amazing!! Thank you all for participating and sharing your creations with us.
The winner for the December Sketches is.....
Please email me with your postal details so I can send off your fabulous prize pack!!
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing more awesome entries for the January sketches.
Fantastic prize pack to be won!!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I have a quick and simple project to share with you today that can be used for a variety of purposes...a page pocket.
Every now and then my son would come home from Pre-school last year with a little drawing in his bag from his best friend...or I should say his future wife...hehehe. I knew that they wouldn't be going to the same school this year and that their friendship would become a thing of the past and so I kept all the little drawings that she did for him in a safe place knowing that one day I would create this page.
Here are a few quick and easy steps to create a pocket on your page... (please excuse the bad photos and the messy desk...I scrap at night with the kiddies are in bed :)
1. Cut a piece of patterned paper in half.
I punched along part of the edge to add to the feel of the page...
2. Run double sided tape along the bottom and side edges of your cardstock.
3. Adhere patterned paper.
4. Add photo(s), title and embellishments.
5. Place items in the pocket...see what I mean, TOO EASY!!.
This is also a great way to store birthday cards, certificates and memorabilia from school, love notes ;), etc.
If this idea inspires you we would love to see your take on it...so link us up.
Thanks for stopping by,
Sunday, January 16, 2011
.Thanks for stopping by,we love visitors and please,if you create a layout using this technique we'd all love to see it ,so could you pop the link to it in the comments section.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Hope I have inspire to use this range of papers! See you guys ard!
From Kim - Di Maddock
Thanks so much for joining in on the fun!
This time I'm using a Sketch made by Moma
Hope you like it !!
This is my take on the sketch
Natalie Hearn - A secret Past
Nicole Knopke -He unlocked my heart
Lisa Kamphuis - 45 Years
Karolina Wycislik-Maly Tutok
Jodi Dolbel- Splash
Eve Sheppard - Biker Boyz
Entries close midnight 31st January 2011.
Link your take on the sketch to Mr Linky below to be eligible to win!!
If you have any problems linking please email me at
Enjoy!! look forward to seeing your take on the sketch.
Ps. Mr Linky has now been added below!!
Happy Scrapping !!!
Friday, January 14, 2011
All you need is standard paper punches,a popsicle stick,some inks, paper of course,a small mister with water or ink in it and some fast drying paper glue.
its really easy, you just punch out you shapes, spritz then with a little water(or ink) rub your popsicles stick along the petals to shape them and give your blooms dimension.(I place mine on an old upside down mouse pad, but you could also use a floded towel) let them dry then stack them glueing along the way.. easy squeezy! you can alos slap a little paint or ink on the edges of the petals, use a marker to give details.Another hint is that you need to look at you punches a little differently, for instance, a snowflake can make a very nice stamen when all scrunched up, also a simple heart can be the perfect petals for a rose, I also used my scissors to give the flowers character, by cutting the petals of a standard daisy punch.You could place a brad or gem in the center, or even a button would look cool.Also a big glob of stickles, looks good, but be sure to allow lots of time for drying!
Remember, they dont have to be perfect, as a matter of fact, sometimes to les perfect they are, the better they look, just experiment and have fun!
here are a few photos to show you some of the flowers I made, and a few layouts containing those flowers too.. Let me know what you think.......
Monday, January 10, 2011
What I Like.
The colour range is truly amazing and the colours are very soft and subtle the fact that you get 6 flowers made from 3 different types of fabric is very pleasing and the packaging is also able to be used in your layout. I think Prima has made a terrific concept with reusable packing
What I didn’t like.
The glue dots with most prima products seem to come of the flower and stick to the packaging and I don’t like this about the product.
What I made.
You can see from the below LO how simple the packaging working its the lace doily