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!
The 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!
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!
…I followed the design almost to the letter, with just one or two minor adjustments…
The second class LO
looked like this…
…this time I made a few
more alterations, using
different PP’s & grouping
of embellies etc.…
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…
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…
…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…
…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!
Looking 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!
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…
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!