Thursday, 13 July 2017

Some recent scrapping

When we were away in Cornwall a couple of weeks ago I did a lot of scrapping – it amazed me just how much I could get done with so little equipment! LOL

Anyway here’s a few of them …

cowes weekfinders keepersA hole in oneToo Kool for Skoolg'day joeyhe's my brotherbirds of a featherlove you2we are family3a few of my favourite thingsjust hangingBaby love

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UKS Sketch Challenges

I thought I’d share a few more of the sketches I do for UK Scrappers. There’s a new challenge on the website twice a month. I’m happy for anyone to use my sketches for other purposes, including challenges, but please make sure to mention Me&Mine and link back to my blog. Thank you. These are some older ones …

Feb sketchFeb2 sketchSketchMar1SketchMar2 SketchApr1SketchApr2

And these are the current challenges on UK Scrappers


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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Ha-ha | UK Scrap Addicts | large photos

This month on UK Scrap Addicts we are all about scrapping with large photos. There’s a new post on the blog most days with lots of inspiration for you together with a challenge … to use large photos.

1My monthly post is here. Do pop over and have a read and it’d be great if you entered the challenge while you are there. Sponsor Bramble Fox is offering a prize to one lucky entrant and there’s a discount code for all UKSA readers!




Monday, 3 July 2017

UK Scrappers Photo Challenge

Yay! It’s back!

headingThe challenge is here – hope you’ll join in, too.

Do keep popping back to see how I’m doing finding these …

1 a dome, above Uppark House

2 a hanging basket, on the pub in Selbourne

hanging basket
3 something sticky
4 something smaller than your thumb
5 a set of three, finials on the summer house at Uppark

set of 3
6 anything noisy
7 on a bench, Michael at Uppark, looking out over the beautiful South Downs

8 an apple, waiting to be scrumped from next door’s tree

9 an object you would never part with, my beloved mini, Gertie

not parteed
10 a street sign beginning with the letter S, by the car park at Gilbert White’s house, Selbourne

street sign S
11 a reflection other than in a mirror, a stained glass window reflected in floor tiles at Uppark House

12 stitches
13 something tall, a huge urn at Gilbert White’s house

tall urn
14 anything containing the letter Z, a road sign warning of Z bends on the way to Compton

15 feathers
16 peace and quiet. the lovely gardens at Uppark House

peace and quiet
17 something with a tail, a tine swallow for sale in NT shops

18 a wall, at Uppark House, a flint wall typical of the area where we live

19 two wheels
20 something surprising! a succulent growing in our garden which has flowered for the first time ever

Substitutes list
A a new frock
B a summer celebration
C the colour yellow
D a menu in the café at Uppark House


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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.

You are hopping off to UK Scrap Addicts now.
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