Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Winner of the April Scraplift Challenge

We apologise for the delay in announcing the winner of the April 'L is for Lace' challenge.

The winner is:

**** DEBBY ****

with this pretty lacy layout.

Congratulations Debby!

Please email us with your address to claim your prize kindly provided by Cardinal Colours.


Sunday, 27 May 2012

How I Made My May Layout III

My children dressed for Victorian Day at Primary School back in 1999

This is my second page for the Scrapology May 'C is for Charms' challenge.

This is the pretty layout we are scraplifting by Karola Witczak

 Here is our sketch 

I used papers from Kaiser Craft's Sweet Nothings collection.
The stripe paper is called 'All Yours', and the beige patterned paper is called 'Devoted'
The music print is called 'Sincerely'
Green print is 'Love Letters'.

Use a sheet of cardstock as a base, this will be completely covered, so don't worry about the colour.

Cut 2 strips 12" x 2.5" from the striped paper, ink the edges and stick to top and bottom of base card.

I cut the Devoted paper to 9.5" x 12" and trimmed the 12" sides with a Martha Stewart border punch. Ink the edges and stick centrally to base.

Cut the photo mat from music paper the same size as photo. Distress both photo and mat, ink the edges and mount off set onto layout, don't stick right down as other bits need to be tucked underneath later.

Use the Big Shot and cut the clock face from cinnamon Bazzill cardstock and add to page.

Cut title from pink side of 'Love Letters' paper and shadow from Suguaro cardstock - I used the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge.

Cut leaves from Storybook Cartridge and green side of 'Love Letters' paper and add to layout with some pre-made roses. The butterflies were cut from the 'Love Letters' paper and glittered with Stickles. I added metal photo corners, and some charms.

I added a buckle charm to a length of brown gross grain ribbon and attached over the bottom of the photo.

The book plate was made using the Fabulous Find cartridge and I added some flat backed pearls.

Thanks for looking, and please take a look on the 'C is for Charms' post of 1st May see what the rest of the DT came up with and the details of the challenge and prize.

Friday, 25 May 2012

June Sneak Peek

It will soon be time to release our next challenge, lots of lovely sneaks below, any ideas what we will be doing in June??

Join us on the 1st June when all will be revealed!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Your Mythical Creature cards - May card challenge

Here are your entries for May's card can see the details here.

First up














Closes 15th June 2012

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Winner of April card challenge...

The winner of our April card challenge, sponsored by the lovely Elaine from Quixotic Paperie, is..............................


With this lovely April Showers card.

Well Done Hayley, please contact us to claim your prize!

A big Thank-You to all that entered and to the lovely Elaine for providing a fab prize!

Friday, 18 May 2012

How I made my May page - Charms II

I have used Basic Grey Kissing Booth papers - Kiss, Butterfly Kisses & Liplock.
A sheet of natural bazzill card was used as a base to which I added two strips of Liplock @ 3.5" top and bottom. Butterfly kisses was cut to @ 9" and punched top and bottom with a Martha Stewart deep edge punch, then added to the centre.
My photograph is 6x4". I distressed the edges and mounted at angles onto pieces of Liplock and some old music score that Lynn gave me.
Several dies were used to cut accents, the Memory Box Madeira corner, Tim Holtz clock face and a Marianne butterfly.
Tattered florals was used with more music score to create flowers which I tinted with cats eyes chalk.
A variety of blossoms were added and some pearl beads which were stitched into place.
Charms were also added, some hanging and some stitched.
The clock face below is from a Stampin' Up set, the second layer added with 3d foam and coated with glossy accents.
I borrowed Lynn's journalling block to add detail and dotted liquid pearls around the edge plus some
Still plenty of time to enter, click on the challenge in the side bar for more details.


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

May Prize

Here is an update with the super prize from Jill at Cardinal Colours for the May 'C is for Charms' challenge.

This super selection of ribbons and charms.

Thanks Jill x

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

May Card Challenge - Mythical Creatures

This months challenge has been set by our lovely DT member Sue who also runs the
Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge blog.
Our theme is to create a card featuring Mythical Creatures and here are the DT cards.





The prize will be a couple of lovely Sweet Pea Stamps.
Why not click on the link above and see the Sweet Pea challenge too?
The challenge will run until the 15th June and we look forward to seeing your entries.

NB Unfortunately the prize is available to UK residents only but please feel free to take part anyway, it's always lovely to see your cards.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Your 'Charm'ing Scraplifts for May!

Here we are with your layouts for he month of May using inspiration from Karola, our sketch and a charm or two.

Our first entry is this beautiful layout from:

Closely followed by a pretty pink layout from







Looking forward to seeing what everyone else does too.

To see more details please go back to the 'C is for Charms' post, of 1st May.

As usual, either comment on the blog with a link to you blog post or email us an image of your layout. The address can be found in the sidebar.

Many thanks and good luck.

but please continue to send in pages inspired by this challenge