Sunday, 27 September 2009

Another double scrapbook page

And more Basic Grey (I'm becoming obsessed)! This time it is the 'Cupcake' papers I have used...Catching up on recording moments with old photos, and I've used the originals here which I don't usually do. The pages fit together beautifully but were easier to photograph singly.Butterfly cut with the Cuttlebug, big tag cut by hand, ribbons and buttons from stash, primas coloured with ColorBox chalk ink and everything else (I think) from Basic Grey 'Cupcake'.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Scrapbook Page with stamped background

I created this page last night at the association in Tourc'h with a photo taken Wednesday: We are having glorious weather at the moment! The background started as an almost plain pale blue sheet from Basic Grey 'Periphery' and I stamped it and coloured it, then added layers including a white sheet typed on the computer coloured with distress inks, and a printed label.Used: Basic Grey 'Periphery' papers and alphabet; U-mount Create-a-scene 'Coast'; Distress Inks - Faded Jeans and Burlap; VersaMagic - Agean Sea; Glossy 3D; EK Success 'dotted wave' border punch; PaperMania ribbon; digital label from ScrapGirls.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Step card - Carte d'escalier

Still preparing examples for a workshop next month: Here's another step card:
Un autre exemple d'une carte d'escalier en préparation d'un atelier en octobre:
Used: Dovecraft square card blank with extra folds; My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow papers and decoupage pack with ColorBox chalk inks, leaves cut on the cuttlebug, Fiskars border punch, prima flowers, gems, pearls and 3D pearl paint.
Utilisé: Une carte carré de Dovecraft; Papiers et kit découpage de My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow, encres craies de ColorBox, feuilles découpé avec la Cuttlebug 'Leaves', perforatrice bordure de Fiskars, fleurs de Prima, pierres et peinture 3D.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Sketch Saturday #69

I've a bag of decoupage that I've made up but never mounted so here's one used for "Sketch Saturday" challenge #69. The paper is from DCWV 'All Dressed Up' and the pirate is from Jolly Nation mounted on a oval cut with Nestabilities and the Cuttlebug. I stamped the background and used WHSmith rub-ons for the text.J'ai un sac de découpage j'ai fait mais non-montrée. Alors, j'ai mis une pour ma carte selon le sketch chez "Sketch Saturday". J'ai utilisé une feuille de DCWV 'All Dressed Up' avec un découpage de Jolly Nation et un ovale découpé avec les Nestabilities et la Cuttlebug; j'ai tamponnée le fond avec l'encre noire; alphabet rub-on de WHSmith.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Sketch and Stamp #11

Discovered a new (to me) challenge blog 'Sunday Sketch & Stamp' so here's my entry for this fortnight with Arianne's sketch: Next sketch on 27th :)
PaperMania papers & vellum; Whiff of Joy Charlotte angel stamped with Versafine, coloured with watercolour pencils & DecoArt glamour dust; Compagnie des elfes sentiment stamped with ColorBox queue "Pumpkin Patch".
Une carte pour le challenge chez 'Sunday Stamp & Sketch' qui demande on suive le sketch et utilise le(s) tampon(s).

Friday, 18 September 2009

Just Christmas ... Card

A quick card for the sketch over on 'Just Christmas and Birthday cards'. Love these Dovecraft vintage images for quick toppers! Also used PaperMania papers, Dovecraft stamp, offcut of paper for my little handmade poinsettias; ColorBox queue "Pumpkin Patch" & "Rose Petals" chalk inks.Voici ma carte selon le sketch chez "Just Christmas and Birthday Cards". J'ai utilisé: Des papiers de PaperMania, tampon et image de Dovecraft, des chutes de papier pour mes poinsettias faites à la main; encres craie de ColorBox queue "Pumpkin Patch" et "Rose Petals".

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Basic Grey challenge - Scrapbook page

The latest Basic Grey challenge uses a photo as inspiration so I've picked out the colour scheme of green and white with warmer tones, scallops on the bedspread with overhanging flowers: All papers are from BG 'Sugared' kit as well as the letters, accents and borders and I added the matching rub-ons plus Prima flowers, 3D glossy, PM gems, Inkadinkado stamps and chalk inks from ColorBox queue 'Pumpkin Patch'. DT member Jo also has yet-to-be-released BG candy!Une page pour le Basic Grey challenge selon une photo pour inspiration: Des couleurs de vert, blanc, tons plus chaud, couverture festonnée, fleurs... J'ai utilisé des papiers, alpha, fleurs et arabesque de le kit 'Sugared' de Basic Grey et j'ai ajouté des rub-ons de BG, fleurs de Prima, 3D glossy, PM gems, tampons de Inkadinkado et encres craie de ColorBox queue 'Pumpkin Patch'.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Caardvarks - Sketch 1

This card follows sketch 1 of the latest Caardvarks challenge. I'm just not sure why the text has disappeared on the photo: It is fine in real life! Honest!
Used: Offcuts and recycled bits of card and paper, handcut poinsettia with a string of seed beads, CdE stamp with gold Brilliance.Voici ma carte selon le sketch 1 pour le challenge chez "Caardvarks". Je ne sais pas pourquoi ma texte a disparu sur la photo: Il bien existe sur la vraie carte! J'ai utilisé: Des chutes et recyclage de carton et papiers, poinsettia découpé à la main, petit perles sur un fil, tampon de Compagnie des Elfes avec encre Brilliance en d'or.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Double page scrapbook layout

My son's Christening: Started this before the summer and finally got round to finishing it, I think?! All papers, apart from the title, started as white and were coloured by stamping and sponging with Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Tattered Rose and Shabby Shutters.Main band of paper was embossed by hand-drawing the pattern with a Zig embossing pen and embossing with clear powder and then rubbing the Distress Ink over with a make-up sponge.Une double-page du baptême de notre fils en 2001. J'ai fait toute le coloration des papiers avec encres 'Distress' et aussi j'ai l'embossage à la main avec un stylo embossage transparente et poudre transparente donc il résiste l'encre.

Title font cut with 'Fancy Pants' Cuttlebug alphabet; rub-ons by WH Smith (UK newsagents!); flowers and spacers from Tina (thank you again, I love them), ribbons from local market.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Daring Cardmakers: Sunflower step card

I've lots to show but I'll stagger things over the next few days otherwise it will be all and nothing again :) First up: I've been playing with step cards and made this one with the Daring Cardmakers challenge, Sunflowers, in mind. I was also aiming for a quick step card that can be reproduced in a workshop and this fitted the bill !Voici ma carte pour le challenge "Daring Cardmakers" de cette semaine. Le thème est "des tournesols". C'est aussi un exemple j'ai préparé pour un atelier le mois prochaine: Une carte avec la possibilité pour faire rapidement et sans matériaux spécialisées.
Used/ J’ai utilisé: PaperMania Secret Garden papers; handmade tree from scraps of Bazzill; SeeDs 'Sunflower' set and CdE sentiment on scraps of yellow card; ColorBox Queue 'Pumpkin Patch' chalk inks and Sakura Stardust pens for highlights

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Another scrapbook page

This page is my 'homework' for the Tourc'h Scrapbooking Association I am part of: We all had to hand in a photo of ourselves and these were put in envelopes, mixed and handed out randomly to scrap over the summer: My poor unfortunate is Chantal and we have to hand over our pages tomorrow night. The pressure! What if she doesn't like it? ETA: Big sigh of relief - Chantal loved her page ! And it got other admiring comments too. Thanks for your comments :)I copied, reprinted and cut out the photo. Took the idea of the ties from the lacing on Chantal's top...
Mon devoir l'été de Tourch'2'Scrap association: Nous avons donné une photo de nous-mêmes et reçu une au hasard: J'ai fait cette page pour Chantal :)
Used: Bazzill 'Palo Verdi' and 'Parakeet' embossed leaves (I drew and cut all the shapes by hand); PaperMania 'Olivine'; MME 'Bloom & Grow' ribbon; ColorBox queue 'Pumpkin Patch'; PM foam alphaminis; Dovecraft 'Wild Blossom' chipboard shapes.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Scrapbook page - Thomas the Tank day out

Came across a load of old photos yesterday so I've started scrapping some of them:
Deliberately wanted to keep this one simple, more in the 'European' style which is quite flat without lots of embellishments but uses shapes which reflect the photos. This made it more of a challenge for me but I had the idea of reflecting the train engine on the page... J’ai fait une page plus en le style Européen : Moins embellissement et plus avec des formes.