Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A bit of papercrafting

I have managed to do some papercrafting this week.....I say 'paper' because I have done a few mini stitching projects in the last few weeks.  I prefer to stitch in front of the telly rather than cut and paste but finally, I have a few days off to play :-)

This is a card I made for my Aunt using mainly Graphic 45 papers and a few interesting bits from Julie Kirks kits. I used a sketch for this from Creativity magazine, July 2012. The sketch was by Jo Austin in the challenge bit if I remember rightly.  I have made a few cards for birthdays this month but this was the only one I remembered to photograph!! I have managed to make 4 cards for the 52 card challenge ...will post them when I have completed this weeks card.

I have to say thanks to Shimelle for giving me my scrapping mojo back.  Her sketches have really helped and below is one of my attempts at the two 4x6 sketch.  Above is influenced by it but not really using it.  
Both LOs were using the October Studio Calico kit and one of the Add Ons....I can't remember which and I am sadly no longer subscribing after I had no end of trouble with the customs guys with the last 3 :-( . Needless to say, I am better off saving up and making a large order from the shop every so often.

The paper used above is from Rusty Pickle called Take That.  I thought it suited the subject as it is a short narrative about the boss spending half his life on the PS3!!

On a side note, I have recently purchased a diary to write all my crafting notes in...I draw all the sketches on the date they come out with notes beside it and ideas for blogs etc.  So far, in just a month, it has been invaluable so I want to say thanks to Jennifer who blogged about it during her Organisational weekend in July last year. I can't find the post to link to though :-( ...sorry about that.


  1. You've got my sympathy - I just got a card through my door this very minute. £18 to pay!!

    That's a fabulous collection of pages

  2. You HAVE been busy...lovely pages!
    Alison xx

  3. Your paper projects look fabulous, I love the big 'pow' on the last one!

    And I'm glad my organisational post inspired you, here's the link in case you ever need it again: My diary keeping of challenges etc fell aside a little at the end of last year, but I have started it again! x