Sunday, 30 January 2011

February scrapbook class and border workshop

February workshop and class

Saturday 5th February 2011

North Tuddenham Village Hall

Star Border Class:

10am to 12:30

Come and make 'star' borders and embellishments. All materials (except adhesive) are provided for you to make about 10 items (a selection is shown above), using a variety of patterned paper, card-stock, epoxy stickers and embossed and foiled die-cuts and paper ribbon. These versatile borders can be used on celebration, New Years Eve, party and boy pages - to name but a few!
Cost £8 for class or £14 if staying to scrapbook in the afternoon.


10am to 12:30, 1pm to 5pm or all day!

Come and join our friendly group and work on your scrapbook album. Make use of the wide variety of tools available. Other crafters also welcome.
Cost morning £4.50, afternoon £7 or all day £10

Please contact me as soon as possible to book a place for the class and/or workshop. The class will also be available one evening - date and time to be confirmed.

March workshop will be Saturday 12th March.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Progressive scrap final

Here's my final page for the progressive scrap complete with photo and journalling. It's been great taking part and has encouraged me to do something creative everyday. I can't wait for the one next month.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The Studio Progressive Scrap

Have also decided to take part in another challenge on the Digital Scrapbooking Studio site called a Progressive Scrap. Basically, on day one you can download three digital papers and there are instructions how to use them, e.g. you must use each one once and one must be in a shape other than a rectangle. You can recolour the papers if you want and change the opacity. You then upload your layout to the challenge gallery. If you do this you get the link to the next days elements. Each day there are rules as to how many you must use of each. Also you cannot change any part you did previously. Below you can see my layouts from day 1 to day 5. There are two more days to go and I cannot imagine where I am going to put any more items! It has been great fun as you never know what you are going to get. It's also interesting to see everyone else's layout as they are all so different even though we have the same items and rules.

Journal Your Christmas Album

Here are some pages that I have done for my 'Journal Your Christmas' album:

First Digital Scrapbook Page

I have admired digital scrapbook pages for a while but never dabbled myself. I love using Photoshop to 'play' with my photos but hadn't got as far as making a page. I would like to do a digital wedding album so thought I ought to try some other pages first. The Digital Scrapbook Studio has some great digital supplies and I found a challenge on their site. Each month they have a featured designer and give away some of their products to make a layout with. This month is Nibbles Scribbles and you can download the freebies here. This is the page I created for the challenge:

Sunday, 9 January 2011

The Pink Stamper Design Team results

Unfortunately I didn't get to be on the Pink Stamper Design team - nearly 400 people applied! However I did get an honourable mention (see blog post - I'm Vicki no.78). This was very exciting as there were only 8 honourable mentions and I have been able to choose one of the stamp sets she has designed!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

The Pink Stamper Design Team 2011

The Pink Stamper has openings for 2 people on her 2011 design team. I love her blog and Youtube videos, subscribing to both, so decided to have a go at the challenge to be on the team. The challenge is to make a card, scrapbook page or other project using my favourite Cricut cartridge and the colours pink, green and brown.

I decided to make a birthday card (you can never have too many of these!) using one of my favourite cartridges - Once Upon A Princess. This cartridge is so versatile and doesn't have to just be 'princessy'. My scraps box provided most of the paper.


  • Tall white card
  • Making Memories vinyl sticker pink dot paper - cut slightly smaller than the card
  • White card rectangle punched around the edge with Stampin' Up Scallop punch and inked with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Then embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder
  • Bull rushes and grass (Everyday Paper Doll cartridge) cut at 7" length from green cardstock then beige cardstock
  • Butterfly (Once Upon a Princess cartridge) cut at 2 1/2" from various pink paper and cardstock scraps. Parts coloured with Sakura glitter gel pens and antennae made from a piece of copper wire folded in half with brown beads on each end. Butterfly body attached to the card using foam pads
  • Brown ribbon wrapped around the card and tied in a knot
  • Stampin' Up happy birthday stamped using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and small flower stamped with pink pen. Punched out using Stampin' Up window punch and edged with a pink pen. Attached to the card using foam pads