Monday, October 28, 2013

How About a Tea Party?

Have you seen the Tea Party collection from Kaisercrafts? Merly Impressions stocks the full range, and it is so, so pretty! If you have a party coming up this collection  could make doing your invitations and table decorations s breeze!

Here are some ideas:

Check out the Merly Impressions blog for a tutorial on how to make the treat box.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Want to win some Scrap goodies?

There's a £25 voucher up for grabs at Merly Impressions. All you have to do is join in with the October challenge for a chance to win. The challenge is to make a layout on the theme of HOME. For my layout I decided to do a layout about the cottage we stay in every Easter on the Isle of Skye. It's a rental cottage, not ours sadly! But every time we stay there I really wish it was our home. It's a very modest house, with a spectacular view.
I used the Tea Party collection by Kaisercrafts for my layout:

Don't you love the little wooden teapot and cup embellishments?
Why not join in with the October challenge-you could buy this collection for yourself if you win!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

CSI layout

This month I'm guest designer over at CSI.
 I started my stint with this challenge:

And this is my layout:
 
 
 The inspiration picture had a lovely whimsical feel which I wanted to capture in this layout.
I made a little book for the journaling, and the photo is the front cover of the book. I sanded and painted around the photo of Emily to give the photo a slightly unreal, illustrative quality. (At least that's what I was trying to achieve!)
 
As you can see, here's the wee book:
 
 
 I used ephemera related to reading and books-the eye charts, book fair flyer:
 
and pictures and text from an old children's book:
This was such a fun layout to make.


Tuesday, October 08, 2013

CSI 91 Scrapbook Page

Here's my layout for CSI 91:
 
And here's the inspiration:
I've used birds, wet medium (acrylic paint and mists), stripes and tearing. The journaling inspiration came from Dream Dictionary.  I went to Dream Dictionary and found 'Steps'.
....you need to take a chance and take that first step toward your goals or dreams...To dream that you are sitting on the steps suggests that you need to pause from life's demands and reevaluate your decisions, challenges, goals, and path before continuing on.
I thought this was appropriate for my daughter who is entering her final year at Uni, and CV building, trying to determine what her next steps will be as she embarks on a career.
The journaling is on the tag.
 
Some close ups: