Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Beat the Christmas Rush February 25th

Christmas Card Tally 10
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Here we go with February’s BtCR sorry it’s a bit late today. My February cards  for the children are a first attempt at using Dream Weaver paste and a template this one is by Tando.  Thank you to my dear friend Christine who gave me some pointers as to what exactly to do with the paste. It’s very satisfying to work with and I love the results. I picked up the Santas for pennies at The Works. They originally had a twirled pipe cleaner for the body which I wasn’t keen on so I pulled them apart and rebuilt with buttons for tummies.

So BtCR? What it’s all about? Our aim is to make up to five Christmas cards per month so that we have all our hand made cards done and dusted come November if you link up 5 cards each month you’ll have at least 50 stashed away! So why not join in our monthly linky? You’ll be glad you did! I’ll publish a new link up each month on the 25th and feature my favourite card from the previous month’s entries.
2 feb Sarah
Thank you to the lovely peeps who joined me in January with some fab cards. It was a tough choice but my favourite was this stylish monochrome card by Scraps of Sarah

The small print … please only link up new cards. Up to 5 links allowed per person per month. Mention my blog in your post(s).  It’s not necessary, but I’ll be thrilled if you join my blog as a follower. If you miss a month it doesn’t matter. Have fun.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

UKS challenge Feb wk3

This week on UK Scrappers RosieMac’s challenge was to

  • use red check – it is more dark red than the picture looks
  • include crosses and circles or spirals check
  • scrap an outdoors photo check

Here’s my page with photos of Sophia bouncing on a trampoline (or jumpoline as Eloise calls it). I had some old chipboard letters and shapes hanging around that I coloured with fired brick Distress Ink and the papers are old Bella Road, Summer Days. Good to use up a bit of ancient stash!boing2


Sunday, 16 February 2014

UKS challenge Feb wk2

Here is my page for the challenge set this week on UK Scrappers by The Scrap Apples. They asked us to use
  • the sketch check
  • red and pink check
  • a photo to celebrate love/friendship check
I’ve scrapped a photo of my dear friends, the Bijoux Belles, on our team retreat last year at Olney. We’re going again in a few weeks … exciting!
signaturesketch feb
bff girls

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The Scrapology Challenge - B is for badge

The January scraplift challenge at Scrapology was to use the sketch and include a badge/button. After dipping my toes into the realms of spray mist and neutral colours, I’ve, with some relief, returned to my signature bright bold colours for this page. This super photo of Leo trying his hand at ukelele playing just needed a fun page to showcase it.


Thank you, Scrapology, for the sketch and for the nudge to dig out some badges.


you make my heart sing2

Sunday, 2 February 2014

UKS weekly challenge January week 4

This week on UK Scrappers the challenge was set by crafty72. We were asked to use

- a black &white photo
- two flowers
- ink
- a frame round the photo
- bling

Here’s my page …

too cute for words

… this is one of my favourite photos of Sophia and Leo.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Sketch Challenge February 1st - 28th

Ooh I was so pleased to have 13 fab entries for last month’s challenge. Thanks so much. It wasn’t easy to pick one to be my winner, but I have chosen this super page by Karen. I just love Karen’s bold colours.

Karen – please have a look at the kits on the page tab above and choose one from kits 4-13 for our prize then email me your address to sue@suehr.fsnet.co.uk
Slip Sliding Away sketch 

On to the February challenge - just use my sketch as the starting point for a scrapbook page. Please link me up to your blog or gallery via the linky thingy below and be sure to mention my challenge in your blog post or gallery text box be nice and only enter new projects. I’ll choose my favourite and send the winner one of my crop kits you can see them at the page tab at the top of my blog.
Slip Sliding Away

My page is made using Littlegreen Kit 15 available here.