Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Cards, Crops & A Challenge!

It’s October 2nd! How did that happen?!! This year seems to be just flying by! I can’t believe it’s just twelve weeks till Christmas & I’m already planning scrappy projects for 2013!!

So here’s a quick round up of my creative output during September…it’s a whole month since I shared anything scrappy!!

Firstly, some cards….I don’t make many, as you know!

3 Ro's card 2012The first was for my sisters birthday. She’s a serious cat-lover, so I was pleased to find these cat silhouettes for my Cameo. I’ve been experimenting with concertina folds & was pleased how this card turned out, having an interesting view whichever way you looked at it!

4 Kyles Birthday Card 2012



   Still continuing with the folding
   technique, I put together the
   second card for my friends son
   who was turning sixteen & has
   just passed the exam needed
   to qualify as a snowboarding
   instructor! I think he may be
   the youngest on record!
   Quite an achievement!


I’ve managed to attend two crops in September, firstly the ‘Merly Impressions’ crop. I don’t always take the class kit at this crop, but this time I loved the two pages designed by Chrissy & felt they suited some photo’s I had to scrap!

5 Merly LO #1Chrissy’s first example LO looked like this…


…I  followed the design almost to the letter, with just one or two minor adjustments…

6 Merly #1 Sept 2012

                                                 7 Merly LO #2   

   The second class LO
   looked like this…

   …this time I made a few
   more alterations, using
   different PP’s & grouping
   of embellies etc.…

8 Memory 
Then, this very weekend, I was at the ‘Cambridge Croppers’ crop with the lovely Ifa Zianon! Ifa had put together two LO’s for us using masking techniques & we got to play with Distress Stains!  Ifa lets us have just a  couple of sneak peeks prior to the crop, & these were they…

11 Ifa's photo soc sneak9 Ifa's 6th form sneak 




Isn’t Ifa’s style so neat?! It’s simplicity appeals to me! I enjoy the techniques she incorporates for us & the products she sources for us to create with!  I managed to complete both of the class LO’s & my first one looked like this…

10 Fabulous Tuesday

…I did alter the colour scheme slightly to fit with the Olympic themed photo. I tried to keep it as ‘Red, White & Blue’ as I could with the Amy Tangerine embellies, resorting to a bit of ‘felt tip assistance’ where needed!

The second LO turned out  like this…

12 Lunch Date

…again a few minor alterations, but the style is all Ifa!!!

Thanks to both Chrissy & Ifa for two wonderfully productive & enjoyable days with like-minded fellow scrappers!

13 Project Life 2013Looking forward….my Project Life core kit arrived last week & I’ve already set up my album with the title & journaling cards! I’m planning to start on January 1st 2013 & share my weekly entries right here!

Karen & Hilary very kindly brought along their albums for 2011 & 2012 to date, for me to peruse on Saturday, & inspired by their additional methods of memory keeping, it seems that one album is definitely not enough for a whole years entries!! Looks like I need to keep an eye out for another to match/compliment the one I have!

1 A Tree Grows...Finally, it’s Challenge time over at ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’ & this time the movie poster for inspiration is ‘A tree grows in Brooklyn’…I love old B&W movies & this one is a classic!

The added criteria is…

1. Use leaves
2. Use a tree or trees
3. Use a B&W photo

Here is my example LO…

2 Waiting For Dad

Why not play along with us this month…you have until October 31st to link your entry over at ‘From Screen To Scrap’…there are some great scrappy prizes up for grabs & we’d love to see you there!

So that’s me for today…thanks for stopping by & do come back soon! Open-mouthed smile


Sian said...

Oh, wow, those leaves are just gorgeous!

i love Ifa's style too and would just love to have been sitting there putting these beautiful pages together with you

scrappyjacky said...

Some gorgeous pages,Sandi....particularly love both those you made at the Merly Impressions crop.

humel said...

Fabulous layouts, and stunning cards! Love the concertina fold :)

Also, so excited to see that you plan to come visit us on our weekend away in March!! Can't wait to meet you!