Monday, 30 April 2007

George - Life's a Tea Party!

Well I promised I was going to introduce you to George and the UK Scrappers Cybercrop provided the perfect inspiration.
This was a digi layout using a template from the class - getting ready for a tea party. The template was designed by Katie. It was fantastic to use and she even provided full instructions. So for someone new to digi - she made it non-scary and actually really good fun.
I pinched the paper and embellishments from the freebie kit from Scrap Girls and quite pleased with the result.
Still a lot to learn though!

Watch out for more George stories coming soon!!!

Jayne xx

Sunday, 29 April 2007

Tasty Template

Well I survived the Cybercrop, but really struggled to keep up and managed 120 points, well it was my first proper cybercrop - I tried! My team the Spades seem to have done well and look like coming (I will call it close) second to the Clubs, so well done fellow Spades (and sorry I didn't do more), but I really had good fun, (even though there were a few moments of stress and shouting at the computer!!)
I will post more of my class/challenge attempts over the next couple of days.

Anyway had a chance to complete this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge. This weeks challenge was to follow a template - and well here is mine!
I had a bit of a greeny turquoise phase today! The card was covered in green paper and then I tore a co-ordinating patterened paper and placed on the bottom section.
The orange is fake ribbon, it's actually paper made to look like grosgrain - well thought I would give it a go.
The butterfly is cut from some scraps of Crafty Bitz scrapbooking paper and the frame is a slide mount covered with the patterned paper, the blue ribbon behind is real!
The message is a stamp on some covered cardstock.

TFL and thank you for the template.
Jayne xx

Saturday, 28 April 2007

Busy. busy, busy! and now a Cybercrop!

Well just when you thought life couldn't get any busier - they start the cybercrop on UKScrappers! This year is Alice in Wonderland themed - I will post my tea party recipe cards tomorrow - but today ....
I made this!
This was for class 7 by Maria.
We had to use scraps. I used three co-ordinating scraps of Crafty Bitz 12" x 12" paper. I didn't want to waste the flowers so cut them to frame the photo.
The George lettering was cut using the Craft Robo and mounted onto scrap squares put on card.
A little paw charm finishes off the page!
So back to the Cybercrop - speak to you tomorrow - need to do the Daring Cardmakers challenge to!!!!!

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

I Am Still Around

Just busy at the moment uploading lots of new stock for the shop!!! Lots of papers from Daisy D's, We R Memory Keepers and the stunning Urban Lily - with a few die-cuts, chipboard and ribbons thrown in!
I forgot to show you my little decoupage ATC - it's an Easter Bonnet made for the pre-cybercrop challenge on UK Scrappers!
Sent off my recipe cards today too for the Spades Teaparty Titbit recipe card swap - so I am earger to see what comes back and I hope they like mine - I will post the pictures when the swaps are over.
Will be back soon - need more hours in the day!
Jayne xx

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Portugal Calling!

My challenge for yesterday was to make a card for my mum to give to her portuguese next door neighbour for her 80th birthday. Well I was a little bit stuck for a portuguese theme (with only a suggestion of a Cockrell!) and so posted a message on UK Scrappers for advice! I had already decided there was going to be a flower and so one idea was to make a pot in Portuguese flag colours and another was to say Happy Birthday in Portuguese - so guess what - I did both and here it is!TTFN
Jayne xx

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Water Lily and Thank You Jo!

Well I know I say it every week but this was sooo hard! This weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge was to create a card inspired by a work of art!! i just wasn't sure what to do. I used the links on the Daring Cardmakers website for inspiration and went down the impressionism route and Monet's Water Lily collection stood out, mainly because I had some beautiful lilies in my pond last summer and this is a photo of one of them.
I thought I would be brave and try something different and so using the photo I sketched my own lily, I coloured it in using a combination of paints and chalks with an added teeny weeny bit of gold glitter pen in the centre.

The lily "painting" was on hammered card which I then mounted onto some torn green paper. The card was finished with a band of sheer ribbon.

I am really not sure about the result - but it's something different! But I am definitely no Monet!!!

Sticking with Daring Cardmakers - last weeks challenge was to create a card using only one colour and below was Jo's - she didn't seem to be entirely happy with it, even though it looked absolutely gorgeous - so I made a comment on her blog saying "You can send it to me if you don't want it - he he!!!!"

Well look what arrived in the post yesterday morning!!!!

I liked it on the computer screen but in reality it is even more beautiful, Jo your attention to detail is amazing, you cannot see all the layering in the picture or feel the different textures of the paper, flowers, ribbon, brads, and button and my favourite touch has got to be the cheeky smiling faces on the butterflies! Thank you Jo you really made my day - it is a fabulous card and I am really chuffed that you sent it to me.

Anyway I am off now to recover from a day in the garden and to possibly eat some chocolate! What a glorious day though I hope it's like it again tomorrow.

All the best.
Jayne xx

Sunday, 1 April 2007

I've Got the Blues!!

I've got the blues!! - well no I haven't, how could I with the gorgeous sunny day we have had today - the blues refers to my card for this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge. The idea was to make a card, any card BUT we were only allowed to use one colour!!!
Gosh, yet again this was hard!!!!
My theme (eventually) was blue, mainly because I had some blue AMM rick rack I wanted to use.
The card is a small Kanban blue pearlescent card, I put a dark blue mat on top and then using, yes my Robi I cut out my pretend "Prima" flowers - I will put the GSD file on the website here. The file is to print on 13cm x 9cm paper, because that is the size of the metallic blue paper I had - its from a pack of scraps I picked up from Hobbycraft a couple of years ago.
The sentiment "A message for you" is a See D stamp from my limited personal rubber stamp range - and yes, it was stamped with blue ink!
So I think that's it - thanks for looking once again.
Jayne xx