Tuesday, 1 February 2011

P is for Punching your 'art out!

This month we are scraplifting the work of the talented Laura Buckingham. (See her blog - Lazy Dynamics.) Laura was taught this layout at The Cardinal Colours Retreat last September, it was great fun to create, so we decided to share her ideas here. Lots of different border punches were used on these layouts.

About Laura: "Hai, I'm Laura. I am 28 and just recently got married *yay* I live with my husband in London and generally spend my time wishing I had more time to be a crafty, scrappy type. I like donkeys, cheese, llamas, lolcats, mushrooms and scrapbooking.
I wish I had a pony, but I don't. I wish I liked tea or coffee, but I don't."

From Laura's blog entry about the retreat where she says: "The second layout I taught was all about being BOLD and ways to use a sharpie pen in your scrapbooking. Every class member was given a permanent sharpie pen as part of the class kit and we journalled on our photos, outlined our thickers and used the pen to add details across the page. This page used the very bold but ultimately gorgeous vibrant colours of the Cosmo 'delovely' range... plus a couple of Jennie Bowlin butterflies thrown in for good measure!"

This is the sketch we have made from Laura's layout.







The next two layouts were made at the Cardinal Colours retreat during Laura's class.


Please join in the fun and create a layout using these pages for inspiration. We hope you will let us share your finished layout on this blog.

Please make a comment below.

We would also ask you to become a follower of this blog to be considered for the prize. You have until midnight on 5th March to enter the competition.

If you create a page after that date, please still share it with us.

Please can bloggers leave a comment with a link to the relevant post on their blog. If you don't have a blog - no problem! - Simply drop us an image attached to an email. (If you don't have Outlook, copy and paste the email address into your normal web based email system.)
Please note the email address has been updated.

The prize winner for the best layout will be announced on 7th March. Please check for a new post on this blog in a few days for details of the fab prize Jill has offered for this month's scraplift.

Thanks to Laura and Jill. x


  1. This looks like a fun layout to do- must give it some thought!

  2. Great LOs everyone. Loved the title "In the summertime..." those were words from the "Pushbike song" and straight away the tune was running around my head.

    Toni :o)

  3. I'd like to invite you to add your banner to our Digital Scrapbooking Topsite. It's free to sign up. Hope to see you there

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  4. Loved the challenge

    This is mine

  5. I really like the look of this sketch and the lovely examples. Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. Here is mine :)

  7. Here is mine: Hope you like it. x

  8. Found your wonderful blog through UKS and couldn't resist having a go at this. Love all the layouts that have been done.

    Here is mine:

  9. I had great fun with this challenge here is mine.

  10. Love all the design team examples. I will email my link to you as for some reason I can never cut and paste a link to here - very strange.

    Karen xx

  11. Here's mine!

    I love all the entries and examples so far! Good luck everyone! :)

  12. I've just managed to get this one done! Loved the challenge.

  13. Have really enjoyed doing this challenge - hope to catch up with the January one this weekend too. I assure you it is straight! TFL

  14. As usual with me, I left it til the last minute but loved the challenge and love my LO - thanks!
    Mine is here on my blog...

  15. Not sure if I am in time but here is mine anyway :)


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