Monday, 29 October 2012

Another Rainbow page IIII - Linda

Loving the rainbow theme, I made another page.

The base is Prima - Sparking Spring.
The fruit has been cut using the Cricut Preserves cartridge.

I added some glossy accents as hightlights and also some brown fabric paint to the strawberries for pips.

The grapes were quite fiddly!

The photos here don't really capture the vibrancy of the colours :(

My inspiration came from this photograph I found on Pinterest:

Still time to enter the Scrapology challenge, see details in side bar.


Sunday, 28 October 2012

Prize Giving....

At the Cardinal Colours crop last weekend we were able to present Helen with her prize for winning the Hexagon Layout Challenge.
Here she is with her lovely prize courtesy of Jill.
Well done Helen!
If you have a photo of you with your prize, e-mail it to us to add onto the blog :)

Friday, 26 October 2012

Winner of Unconventional Christmas....

card challenge is......
Clare Lloyd
Well done Clare, please contact us to claim your prize :)

Thursday, 25 October 2012

November Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peek at the DT's pages for November's scraplift challenge

Can you guess what technique we have been using?

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Your Cards for October

Here is the place to view the cards made for the Bingo Challenge.

First Up is: 

Paint, Punch, Stitch

lace, flowers, punch

layers, lace, pearls (and flowers)


Up dated 18.08 03/11/12

Please go back to the challenge details post published on 15/10/12 for more information of this challenge.

Looking forward to seeing what you create.
Challenge closes 15/11/12

Monday, 22 October 2012

How I made my Rainbow page III

This month we are challenging you to make a layout featuring rainbow colours. Here is another 'How I made My Page' post, it features my girls, Emily and Catherine when they were enrolled as Rainbow Guides back in 1998.

A reminder of the original layout we scraplifted by Steph Devlin

and this is our sketch.
I used a selection of seven Basic Grey Papers from several different collections, together with seven different coloured sheets of Bazzill and a sheet each of black and white.

 I gutted the black Bazzill to give me a frame 1" deep (12" x 12")
I used Martha Stewart Round the Page punch sets to add a floral border to the white Bazzill, and stuck this centrally over the black frame.
Using the black Bazzill left over I mounted my photo, cutting a fine border round three sides of the photo and using the border punch (from the round the page set) again to decorate the bottom edge.
Then I embellished with ribbons, buttons, liquid pearls, flat backed pearls, blossoms and embroidery threads. Creating and arranging flowers in the colour sequence of the rainbow.

 I was taught this useful mnemonic as a way to remember the order - Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vein (red, orange yellow green blue indigo and violet).

I used stamps and punches by Stampin' Up and many other punches.
To add the date I used My Little Shoe Box tiny type letter stickers.

I had great fun making this page.
Please pop back to the 'R is for Rainbow' for more information about the challenge and to see what other members of the DT created.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

How I made my rainbow page II - Linda

For October we were delighted that Steph Devlin agreed for us to scraplift her beautiful rainbow layout, this is my version using our monthly kit from Cardinal Colours - contact us for more details.

I edged the white bazzill with a Martha Stewart Around the page punch - pansy - and mounted onto the black which was gutted to 1"
I then punched an edge with the same punch and cut it so it was just wider than my 6x4" photograph.

I have a multitude of flower punches so set to work with the various colours of the rainbow (which learned was Richard OfYork Gave Battle In Vein' as a means of remembering the colours and their order for a rainbow. (red, orange yellow green blue indigo and violet), not singing red and yellow and pink and green etc! - how silly did I feel??)
Anyhow, the Violet appealed the most so took prominence in the centre.

Once I was happy with the placement, they were stuck down together with various pieces of ribbon and punched leaves and fronds. I added buttons and pearls to the centres.

My title is letters from My Little Shoebox and Quickutz Ginger alphabet.
All are outlined with a black micron pen.

A reminder of Steph's original page and our sketch.

Still time to enter - see the details in the sidebar...

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Your Layouts for October

First in this month is this colourful layout created by





Who will be next?

Please see post of 1st October 'R is for Rainbow' for details of this months challenge and the prize.

Thanks x

Last Updated 16.33 - 28th October

October Card Challenge - Mei Flowers Bingo!

This month our sponsor is the lovely Shabana from Mei Flowers, please see here for her website which is choc-full of delights.

The challenge is to create a card using the grid below, any 3 items in a line either across, down or diagonally. Of course you can add other elements too.

Thanks to Chrissy at Merly Impressions for the use of the bingo grid.

Here are our fabulous DT's cards:
layers, lace, pearls

Lace, Flowers, Die cuts

 Lace, layers, pearls

Layers, buttons, stitching

Stitching, punches, paint

layers, paint, flowers

 Stitching, layers, buttons

Lace, flowers, diecuts/punches

buttons, flowers, doodling

The prize is a £10 voucher to spend at Mei Flower's website.
Please add a link to Scrapology on your blog or e-mail a photograph to use (contact in side-bar).
The challenge will run until the 15th November.

No back-linking please.
Prize only available to UK residents but please feel free to take part and show us your lovely creations.

We look forward to hearing from you - Good Luck!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

September Scraplift Challenge Winner

The lovely Katherine said -
 Thank you - it was a great honour to have you pick one of my pages and the creations are all hard to choose just one. So after much deliberation...Helen, I love the colours and the masking and painting and the photo is gorgeous - but all of them are fantastic :)
Well done to you, please contact us to claim  your prize!
Thanks to all for taking part.

Friday, 5 October 2012

How I made my Rainbow Layout I

My layout for this month's Challenge uses the technique of Rainbow Colours. I chose to make mine into balloons as the theme brought to mind the film 'UP'. The photo is Andrew in his beaver uniform - my own little Russell!

This is the original layout we are scraplifiting by Steph Devlin.

and this is the sketch

I used a sheet of My Mind's Eye paper from Good Day Sunshine Collection called 'Head in the Clouds'.
Then I gathered together enough scrap patterned papers from a box under my desk, in each colour of the rainbow to make my balloons. These were mostly Basic Grey Lime Ricky & Lauderdale and Sizzix papers. The shapes were all cut on the Cricut using the Create a Critter Cartridge.
Select the snake,with shift, real dial and layer 1. Cut these in various sizes from 1.5" to 3.5".

The balloons were all inked with appropriate coloured chalk inks and added to the page, some raised on 3D foam pads, others stuck down to the page.

Then I added Baker's Twine in corresponding colours - I tied this to the balloon and stuck down to the page under where the photo would go later.

The photo was mounted onto black Bazzill and the bottom trimmed with a Martha Stewart border punch.

The title was created with two alphabets. The 'UP' is American Crafts - Remarks Letter Sticker - Runway in white. The tiny letters for 'growing' and the date are Doodlebug Designs inc. Simply Sweet Lily White rub-ons.

Hop on over to the 'R is for Rainbow' post if you want to learn more about the challenge and take part.
Challenge runs until 5th November.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x