Thursday, 25 February 2010


A timely page - I've been meaning to scrap this photo of my Grandma for ages...I've even had it printed and waiting...but only got round to it a couple of weeks ago on the day of Grandma's funeral. After a busy day I had to rush back and set up for Scrap Happy - what better photo to scrap? I'm pleased with the simplicity of this page - I can't imagine her with anything fancy - but it needed lots of blue (Grandma's favourite colour).

Supplies: Paper - Basic Grey, Laura Ashley; Flowers - Creative Memories

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Sketch club

I thought I'd post my most recent 'sketch club' layout... For those of you who don't know Scrap Happy Sketch Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Keene Hall (8pm - 10pm). Each month I send out a layout sketch and then we all use it as a starting point for our own pages - and its great to see all the different interpretations of the same sketch.

Last month I was really pleased with my sketch...and then huffed and puffed all evening as I struggled to make a page with "the stupid sketch!" (got just a little frustrated). Anyway, a week later I started again and I'm really pleased with the way this one turned out.

The next Scrap Happy Sketch Club is on Tuesday 2nd March from 8pm - 10pm. If you'd like to join us at Sketch Club please do drop me an email or have a go at the sketch (see below) at home. Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Wrapping paper...

The other day a friend asked me to make her a couple of cards to give to men. I needed something quick and easy as I didn't have much time and I haven't got any blokey stamps or embellishments lurking in my stash...but I have got wrapping paper! I made these cards using some wrapping paper and just added a stamped greeting raised up with sticky pads.
Quick note though - I felt these cards worked because the wrapping paper was quite thick and had a matt finish - I'm not sure I'd want my cards to scream "cut out wrapping paper" which they may do with the shinier stuff...maybe it's time to do some experimenting...?
Having made a couple of these cards I can now think of a few men who would appreciate this design so I might just go and make some more...