Sunday, 30 October 2011

Pagemaps sketch and UKS Oct Wk 2 challenge

UKS Challenge week 3 and Pagemaps sketch
The challenge is to use a different size photo (other than 6 x 4), halloween colours and an unused stamp
 I have used papers from MME Halloween stack, stamps are new Stampin Up stamps that arrived last week - this is the first chance I have had to ink them up!

 Photos are of Sam at the Pumpkin Farm last weekend - choosing his pumpkin.
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah x x

Wedding Pages - using MCS kits

Hello!  Are you ready for a photo heavy post - I have done lots with My Creative Scrapbook kits - would you believe I am still using my September kits and I have just dipped in to my October kits and soon my November kits will arrive - I cannot believe how much stash you get in these kits - they are fantastic!!
This September kit has been fab for the wedding photos that I have been desperate to scrap - I have been waiting for a few of the professional photos to arrive - this one below of my gorgeous Sam proudly showing off his Uno cards to the photographer - I just love this photo - it is so Sam!!  I have also followed the UKS week 4 challenge - use a printed item, a freebie and 10 embellishments.  My freebie was a journalling card from Little Musings
I have used the MCS September main kit.
I use the alpha in the kit which was plain chipboard and inked in blue to co-ordinate with the papers and embellishments.  I added a mini Cosmo cricket alphabet.
This LO isn't a from a MCS but it was a UKS challenge - October wk 1 - blue, no pink!! 3 embellishments and an everyday item.

I used MME papers - they are just gorgeous and a MM glitter alphabet - lots of blue!! 3 Prima flowers which I inked the edges and the everyday object on the LO is confetti.  I thought Sam was throwing confetti at Jenna and Andrew, Jenna tells me he was getting it out of her dress and veil - bless him!!

Another MCS kit LO - Sept limited edition Kit and I used the stencil that came with the kit as an embellishment, made it pretty with the adhesive pearls that came in the kit.

He is so gorgeous - but I can say that as he is mine!!  This is using the MCS September main kit.

all I added was a little TH metal flower embellishment.
Like I said I finally broke into my October kit - mainly as I was waiting for some photos to arrive - I saw the colours of this kit and I knew it was worth saving!  I have followed some inspiration of one of the DT members of MCS, Delaina.  I loved what she did with this particular piece of PP and decided to give it a go - this LO also completes a UKS October wk 2 challenge - A photo of a Mum (me!), 3 different shapes (lots of shapes including a circle, square and rectangle), bling and journalling (hidden behind photo).  This is another photo take by the photographer at Jenna and Andrew's wedding, its of me and my gorgeous Jack - I love this photo and it so deserved a special LO.
 Everything is from the MCS limited edition October kit - including the little cherub peeping out of one of the flowers.

 I have used some red Glimmer mist on the back ground of the LO.
and none of my LO's are complete without some Prima bling!!

Thanks for sticking with me during this post!!
Come back soon
Love and Hugs Sarah x x x

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Some cards

Sorry I have been a bad blogger - but life just gets in the way sometime - I have been so busy with work and the boys - crafting has been reduced! By the time I get to the end of the day I am too tired to sit in front of the PC and blog!

A few cards for you to see (two of them are easel cards!) - first one is a wedding card I made for my cousin.  I have used my fav Magnolia wedding stamp

flowers from my stash that my fabby sister gave me!

This one was commissioned - a work collegue wanted a special card made for the arrival her first grandson.
I have used a digi image from Sugar Nellie and DCWV Nanna's nursery papers - outside the card and inside - sorry from my scrapbox so no idea where they came from!

Prima flower and some pearly bling!
A first birthday card - using a cute dragon with cupcake - but not sure where he came from.
The papers are Basic Grey and the '1' is an American craft thicker

Sentiment from Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sarah xxxx
come back soon for some more posts - I have lots to show you!!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

CCW - Scrapmap and kit - October 2011

This months sketch provided by Sue for CCW. Halloween and pumpkins are one of my most favourite times of the year so I just had to scrap some of my photos of my boys from 2007.
I have used the lovely CCW October kit, featuring The Girls Paperie Toil and Trouble collection. I was lucky to get this kit a month early, to have a play and here are my LO's. My first LO is following the above sketch.
A gorgeous photo of Jack with a rather big pumpkin (bless him he was only 9!). I have also used my new Stampin Up Bunting Punch - Love it!!!
The one thing I love about this lovely kit from CCW is the lots of alphabets!! I used the black alpha and outlined it with a white ink essentials pen.
The use of yet another alphabet from the kit and the journalling boxes are fab. I have also used the black ric rac on this page.
A grid LO - so I could use my kit to its maximum, I love all the embellishments that co-ordinate with the papers - the crate paper flowers and glitter charms are perfect on a LO with small photos that would normally get lost on a 12 x 12 page.
I have used 3D foam pads to give some dimension to the stickers and the charm I have used a wet glue as it is quiet heavy.
This LO below is a great way to use lots of PP's - especially if you love the papers and you don't have much left!
I have punched out a selection of different sized circles out of PP, and then I have used my pokey tool to mark out some different size circles and then sewn a running stitch using embroidery thread. I have finished off the LO with a round photo of my Sam (only 6 yrs old!) and some embellishments, word confetti and another alphabet included in the kit!
Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing what you do with this months kit.

Hugs Sarah x x x