Monday, 28 March 2011

Graphic 45.

I've joined the Graphic 45 web page and am enjoying looking at the inspiring layouts.
I've managed to use their pages on a few layouts and cards but hope to do more soon.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Inspired blueprints heritage layout.

I found these 2 pictures of my grandfather captured by a street photographer at Central station in the 1930s.Papers are Kaisercraft duchess,I folded the origami shirt and added a tie.The pidgeons are from scrapmatts.I inked them grey/brown.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Kraft it up with Graphic 45

Here's a layout using Graphic45 papers called "on the boardwalk" and featuring the quote "There is no greater gift than today".

The photo is of my mother and 2 friends hiding behind a beach towel which mUm says was quite risque for the times.They had their costumes on ,mind you!

I gathered some scrap lace fabric using my sewing machine then placed both hand made and bought flowers.I love how this turned out.It is for Kraft it up.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Two posts in one day

The lollipop ladies blog has asked for candy necklace colours this fortnight so here's my take on it.The gorgeous flowers are from scrapbook'n'craft and are $6 for a packet of about 8. I love them!
This garden seat was a display at Floriade.It looks so inviting.

Several of the sites that I regularly visit have been blocked by blogger for some unknown reason to me. I've run my Norton anti virus software. Anyway I made this layout for scrap the poetry,which I can't get into.The theme was to have birds or flowers looking like they're marching. When at floriade I thought these tulips looked straight and tall like soldiers marching so I've scrapped them for this challenge.I hand cut the swirls around the photo.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Orchid canvas at Our Vintage affair

I used scrapmatts Swirly branch and butterflies on this canvas.They were inked gold then I sewed white & pearl beads around the swirls before adding flowers.There are 3 butterflies on the canvas as well.
My father grew orchids so they remind me of him.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Art deco inspired layout

I drew this art deco inspired layout using coloured pencils.I was inspired by an Agatha Christie DVD I own where the train and buildings appear very briefly.It reminded me I had this photo of me in front of the Eurostar plus the tickets from our European trip.I placed them under the sketch.The diagonal lines work,I think.

White with one entry

Here's my entry for White with one this month.The colour was bright pink. I chose a basic grey paper plus a tag and corners from My little shoebox. The chipboard is from scrapmatts and I added ribbon,buttons and flowers.

Erica was about 3 years and 11 months and we were on holiday in Tuncurry.She loved the sunsuit she is wearing in these photos.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Blog hopping!

Welcome here from Sharmaine's blog.She is one talented lady.

Here's a new Easter card production from me using scrapmatts chipboard shapes. I love those topiary trees and the swirly words produced by Andrew.

Leave a comment here to be in the running for some great prizes then go to Kerry's blog using this link to join up. You'll love it there.There's lots of inspiration!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Scrapmatts blog hop with prizes!!!

Our blog hop starts on the 9th March. To join in you need to be a scrapmatts member. You can get there by clicking on the link on the left hand side of my blog page or go to . There are lots of great prizes and we'd love you to join in.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Let's get shabby in Denim and lace

The photo was taken at the Colluseum in Rome outside the gate through which the people would come to fight the galdiators or lions etc. I told Erica to look serious.She loves wearing denim so this is a typical example of that.

I made a flower from an offcut of stretch denim and cotton lace then sewed it to a kaisercraft Doilie.The other laces forming the borders were sewn on using my sewing machine.I had fun with the layering on this...both paper and fabric.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Crafty sketches for march

I'm still having trouble logging into crafty sketches.However here is my March entry for the sketch.Again I have used the kaisercraft Duchess papers plus an embroidered doiley and some London rub-ons.These were 2 photos taken in London from the hop-on hop off bus so we couldn't get into the photo.The pub was there in Charles Dicken's time and is one of the settings in "pickwick papers".

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Our vintage affair sketch challenge

Here's a vintage style card I made for "our vintage affair" website using the kaisercraft Duchess range plus scrapmatts heart sprays and 2 brown brads.I inked around the edge of the white cardstock to age it more.
There is space in the circle for a personal message.