lørdag 25. oktober 2014

3*3 Flower cards galore

I use lots of 3*3 cards - they are so handy for writing short greetings or messages - and a neat way to use up scraps and one of a kind embellies.

I was completely out of cards, and decided to use flowers on my next batch - very much inspired by the Floral Card challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap.

Here they are, all of them:

A closer look at each card

Flower made of sequins and pearls. Stickers I finally got to use, a piece of trim and a butterfly

A dark red flower just to add som color
Theme: hearts. The background is an overlay.  

The same overlay background. Left over stickers.

This owl got hereslf a bow :-)
I feels great to use left overs!

Bows add so much structure.

All you need to make a cars is a piece of scrap paper, a doilie, one flower and a few chipboards

Thank you for stopping by - you know it makes a lot to me?

Do you make small sized cards, too?

mandag 20. oktober 2014

Life is great (@Jameson)

We have travelled a lot this year, so many of my layouts these days are about places we have visited.
I still collect tickets, maps and other ephermas from our trips, and I include a few of them in some of my layouts - very "old school" scrapping, but it reminds me of why I scrap: to preserve the memories (Side note: I admit I love buying new scrap stuff, too).

In the layout below, the bottom "patterned paper" is a certificate from the Jameson Destillery in Dublin, Irland, a certificate which proves I'm a "Qualified Whiskey Taster". Like I need a certificate to prove it *lol*

Top paper & journaling page: unknown. Epoxy stickers, cork stickers, vellum stickers, washi & brads: Freckled Fawn.
 Bling: Prima

The design comes from this fun sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap ("Inspired by" Sketch #10)


Do you include non-scrappy items in your layouts, or have you ever done it?

torsdag 16. oktober 2014

The restoration project

A month ago huby finally found his dream boat: a classic  - a 13 foot Selco Select - 1970 model.
The body is in quite good shape, but the seats: oh boy!

I know where to find my hubby this winter: in the garage (no room for his car for a while), making this baby pretty before the summer season.

Background paper & buttons: unknown. Journaling cards: Becky Higgins PL. Stickers & alpha: Authentic. Anchor & wheel dies: LaLaLand

I found the design in Sketch-N-Scrap's Sketch #66:

Some close up photos:

Do you - our your better half - have any restoration projects going on?

søndag 12. oktober 2014

Smile and say cheese - large photo challenge at The Studio Challenges

Today, at The Studio Challenges, we want you to create a layout that focuses on the photo: 

Please use a photo that is bigger than standard 4" x 6" size on your layout. How big can you go?!

Thes guys below are my two sons during a session with two professional photographers at a cruise earlier this fall. When I picked this photo as one of my favs, the photographers though I was crazy - was this something to keep? I knew it would be perfect for telling the story about the session and I love how this layout came out.

Papers: Echo Park (with cameras), October Afternoon (with caption). Vellum: Studio Calico. Brads: MME (Black), Eyeletoutlet (camera). Washi unknown. Hemp: my grocery store


I do apologize for the slighty angled image - I need to practise on taking good shots of my layouts :-)

Do you want to play with us?

torsdag 9. oktober 2014

Just a masculine card

With two boys and one man in the house, I'm always in need of masculine cards - you know, for friends' birthdays etc. The kids are older now, so tractor and soccer cards are not what they need anymore - they prefer cards for teenagers. Themes for teenagers are very easy to find - NOT - but bikes seem to go for all ages:

This card is simply made of a folded black cardstock, an overlay, a bike metal clip and some wood stars. Believe me; It's harder to get a decent photo of a card with shiny overlay than making the actual card :-)

The stars and metal clip add depth to the card, but it's still not bulky:

This card is my entry for the first October Card challenge at Sketch-And-Scrap: Make a masculine card.

Please tell me, do you struggle about themes for masculine cards, too, or is it just me?

Happy birthday card

The next card is a spin off of the first one, using metal clips on a card:

Cardstock, one piece of patterned paper, vellum, paper clips and chipboard is all I used for this card

A view from this angel shows how much depth metal clips and chipboard add to a card!

The design for this card is taken from this sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap (sketch #35):

I do like the falling dude made from paper clips on my card above - I might steel the idea for a layout I have in mind about my husband falling in a water slide *lol*

Thank you for stopping by!

mandag 6. oktober 2014

Friends: Cliff, Guiness & I

Guess where we are, the hubby & I ?

Petterned papers: Basic Grey, Crate paper, unknown (green). Die Cuts: Glitz Designs, MME, AC, Ampersand & paper clip: Freckled Fawn. Alphas: Jilliebean Soup, Echo Park & Basic Grey. Beer stickers: Paper House. Camera brad: Eyelet outlet. Overlay &button: unknown

Yepp, that's correct: Dublin, Ireland. June 2014. You can't go to Dublin for the first time without visiting Guinness, the famous brewery!

I got the idea for this layout when I saw the October Challenge from Scrapfriends, three scrappers who cooperate about challenges - you can pick either one of them or combine two or three. I did all three.

Let's start with the sketch from Brenda:

I followed the sketch pretty close with just a few adjustments to make it my own.

Then Rochelle has a Tic-Tac-Toe board to inpire you:

I chose the horizontal line on top - here is some details to prove it :-)

Die cut & camera:

More die cuts & paper clip:

There are die cuts scttered all over this layout.

Finally, Kelly is throwing a word challenge

I picket the word Friends and used it as the title on my layout.

OK, Guinnes is a tourist trap, I knew it before we went there, but it was still interesting to see the beer making process! Do you visit tourist traps, too?