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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Catching up

This is actually a project I made last August and then just never got round to posting it. I made it for a friends baby who was having her 1st Birthday and I wanted to give her something for when she's older because at 1 year old you don't really understand what's going on. I made this sort of scrapbook using some chipboard and book rings, the papers are an Echo Park download Springtime. I did some research on important things that happened in the year she was born and here is what I ended up with -
I'm really pleased with the way it turned out - hope you like :-)

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

My best ever creation..............

I cannot believe it's been 10 months since I last posted, I have been making things during those 10 months but my camera broke so until I got a new one there was no photos to post and I didn't think a description of what I had made would be very exciting haha!!! Most importantly one thing I did make in the 10 months away was my beautiful daughter Eloise, and even though I am a little biased I happen to think she is the most wonderful thing I have ever created.
She is 9 weeks old now and even though I had to give up my beloved craft room to make room for her I couldn't be happier. So I have been desperate to find the time to make something and when my Mam came and took Eloise yesterday for a few hours my first port of call was my "craft cupboard" and this is what I made -
Frame - Ikea
Paper - Pink Petticoat in Blossom with Polka dots in bubblegum
Flowers and leaves - Die cut from Silhouette
Picture - From internet
Hope you like it I am really pleased with it and hopefully it's the start of many creations :-)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Retro challenge

Here is another entry to last weekends Scrapbook Challenge extravaganza on Shimelles blog, this challenge was to Go Retro and you can find all the details here. The basic requirement was to scrap a photo which was taken before 2011. I have had this photo knocking about for a while and it's one of those photo's that really makes me smile. It's not the fact that my dog Lucky loved being hoovered that makes me smile, it's all of the little details in the background that reminds me of my childhood, I can almost feel everything in that room and I can't actually think of another photo that makes me feel that way. So here it is my entry to Go Retro -

The patterned papers are from a pattern book by Djerba Goldfinger from Reprodepot and it has the most amazing retro prints in it all ready for you to print off yourself, I love it! I got inspiration for the layout from Scrapbook Trends.

Just to add as well this was my first ever attempt at sewing onto paper hence why it is so wonky lol!

Thanks for looking

Wendy :-)

Monday, 15 August 2011

From The Heart Challenge

Well I haven't blogged in ages, partly because I've been working a lot more than usual and mainly because I've been so busy taking part in Shimelle's Explore class that I haven't really had time to do much else. I really enjoyed the course but I still haven't finished the last week so I'm going to leave it until next week.

Anyway, last weekend Shimelle started a free scrapbook challenge that has a whole load of challenges to complete before 21st August. You can find all of the challenges here and there's some great prizes so it's definately worth checking it out.

This is my entry to the "From The Heart Challenge", basically you had to scrap about something you love, I love coffee more than anything (expect my Husband....obviously ;-) ) so here it is in my favourite cup with an extra special swirl of squirty cream on.

I am still very much a novice at Scrapbooking but I am thoroughly enjoying it so whilst my layout may not be as good as some of the more experienced ones I learned on the Explore class not everything has to be perfect and I love it the way it is.

Thanks for looking



Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Explore Week 2

Last week on Explore was all about Observation, it also led me to the path of Ali Edwards Week in the Life Of project. I spent the whole of last week writing everything down and photographing everything I saw, my camera went through about 3 sets of batteries haha!! I really enjoyed having to look at everyday things that I never notice. When deciding on my layout I wanted to focus on the things that I observe with - my eyes so I made the layout showing the different objects I look through (glasses and contacts) and then describe the things I observed last week that I really loved.

Thanks for looking



Monday, 25 July 2011

Explore Day 5

This is my first ever real 12X12 scrapbook page, I have done them digitally but the size of a 12x12 has always been very intimidating to me but I took the plunge and here it is.

It's part of my Explore class and the task was to use one of the suggested layouts by Shimelle and to use 9 circular embellishments, the theme was to be based around subjects we had covered during the week like our greatest adventures and things not being perfect.

My layout represents my weight loss journey starting with a photo of my that I hated (I don't hate it now, because it's me and I don't hate looking at myself anymore). The second photo is a self portrait we had to do and is actually the first photo of myself that I love looking at, that's a bit of a revelation for me as I have hated looking at myself for so long. That is why I called the page Contrast because the contrast between myself in the 2 photo's may not be blindingly obvious to anyone one else but to me it unbelievable.

Thanks for looking



Friday, 22 July 2011

Explore class Days 2-4

Well I am sitting here patiently waiting for the last prompt of the week on the Explore class that I am doing so I thought I'd share my journey so far, I look at everyone elses projects and they look so much better than mine but I really am learning to love what I've done without comparing it to others work! I particularly loved Prompt 4 which was about "Perfection" I think I am continually disappointed in myself because I could always have done something better, but being the best isn't important, enjoying the journey to the end result is what I believe is most important and that is what I am going to do from now on:-)

Prompt 2 was about Postcards, so I made my own, It's not the greatest postcard in the world but It represents the things I love and if Wendy land existed this is what it would look like - Cooking, Growing and Making.

On the back you had to write about your greatest adventure, I've done many daring things in my life, Bungee jumping etc... but believe it or not a little camping trip had the most impact on my life so that's what I wrote about and then posted it to myself. My Husband can't stop laughing at the thought of all of the workers at the sorting office passing it round having a good laugh lol!!!

So Prompt 3 was about trying something new and trying it with maps. I took some old holiday maps and covered some chipboard letters with them, this was a new technique for me and I really like them, I also had to make things out of circles of maps so I made some flowers in different ways.

And the last Prompt was No 4 which was about what is perfect in your life at the moment, I like this list it's a very positive list for me and I know it is going to grow so I've left plenty of space. The picture is of a chocolate cake I made a few weeks ago and I am so proud of it :-)

Thanks for looking

Wendy :-)