Monday, 5 June 2017

Slip Sliding Away | Susan | Moodboard


Well I have to confess I’m not a great one for using moodboards, but wow! How fab is this one?
To see what I did with it please pop over to UK Scrap Addicts

Monday, 22 May 2017

Mind the Scrap | Chinese Whispers

I recently took part in a Facebook group game of Chinese Whispers where we scraplifted a page from someone in the group and sent it on to the next person. To be honest, I couldn’t really see my original page in theBlossom & Grow ones I got in return, but hey ho, it was fun! You can see lots of the entries here. (It is a closed group so click here to join up.)

This is the page I started off my pass with.






And these are scraplifted from pages I was sent by my CW teamies

Just walkin in the rain

A Day Together

1-2-3 Fly!

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Sunday, 7 May 2017

FTLoPP Blog Hop | Susan Roberts


Hello! This post is part of the National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop hosted by the Facebook Group “For The Love Of Pretty Paper”

First of all – the small print: if you are following the hop you should have arrived here from Ruth’s blog. To be in with a chance of winning the blog hop prize you will need to comment on this post (and on all the blogs in the hop) and when you have completed the hop, return to the Blog Hop thread on “For The Love Of Pretty Paper” and leave a comment to let us know you have been all the way around the hop. Visitors who leave the same (or seen to be the same by the organisers) comment on all the blogs will not be eligible for the prize. The closing date for Blog Hop entries is Monday 8th May at 10pm. Only UK addresses are eligible for the prize due to postage costs. Good Luck!
After your visit here please hop on to UK Scrap Addicts and if you lose your way or you want to start at the beginning of the hop you can find the complete list on the Facebook page here or on Fiona’s Blog.

snipThe theme for the Blog Hop is                                    ‘A Favourite Technique’ ...

I have chosen cutting into photographs.

I love to do this with photos that are important as a memory but not particularly interesting as a photo.


The photo I’ve used here has a central element, the bit with the birds lined up, and the rest is important context but boring … so I’ve cut it to isolate the ‘good’ section and to make the rest more pleasing to the eye.


I want to cut my photo into a 9-section grid with the focal point, the birds, in the centre. I start by cutting either side of the birds.


Next I cut each of the 3 strips into 3, making uneven sections.


At this point it is a good idea to carefully turn over the photo pieces and number them so that piecing them together later isn’t too much of a jigsaw.


I reassembled the photo onto the matting cardstock with even(ish) spaces between the pieces, allowing the matting to show through.


Next I trimmed round the photo and stuck the whole piece to the background cardstock, then completed the page as normal

The Line Up

That’s it from me.

Happy NSD.

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Friday, 5 May 2017

Hello Beautiful | Susan | Sketches

three photo closeup

Good morning and welcome to my post for our topic at UK Scrap Addicts this month, which is using sketches in your scrapbooking. I love a sketch! It …

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

UKS Sketch challenge, April wk 1

SketchApr1Birthday Boy

Here’s my page for the fifth sketch challenge on UK Scrappers. I drew the sketch from a page in the gallery by Chris55 and then made my page using the sketch.

I can’t believe that Joseph is three already! Where does time go? Like most little boys of his age he loves Thomas the Tank Engine and his mum made him a fabulous cake featuring the train. I’ve made the circle on the sketch into a train track; I drew the circles with a pair of compasses (why is it a pair?) and pricked holes around the circles which I then joined together with a black pen to form faux stitching. I made the cross pieces by colouring silver peel offs with a black Sharpie.

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

It’s a Beautiful Day | Susan | Sewing

Good morning and welcome to my second post for UK Scrap Addicts. I hope you’ve had time to read at least some of our posts – there really is some super stuff so make yourself a cuppa and draw up a comfy chair!

AprilI was delighted to find our theme for April was to be sewing …
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Sunday, 2 April 2017

LGCG April sketch


Here’s my page and sketch using this month’s Little Green Crop kit. The papers are from the Echo Park Story of our Family collection.

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Castell Caerfilli – Susan – multiple photos

Good morning and welcome to my first post as a proud member of the UK Scrap Addicts design team …
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