Thursday, 28 April 2011

Funky Brights

I'm not forgetting the other digital scrapbooking Creative Team that I am a member of, Roxi Hardegree of Coppercurls Designs has created a really cool kit called 'Funky Brights'.

Here are a couple of layouts I made with this kit:

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Three is a magic number

Or so they sing on the telly!  I made this layout for a challenge on Digital Design Den.  It's a photo shoot challenge and the theme was 'in threes'.  I found these three deep pink tulips as my focus.

I used another of the Floweration Templates from Designs by Mozz, available at the Den and a Kit by Coppercurls Designs called Botanica, which has just the right colour tone.  The only other element is the wicker frame which is from a kit by Goldensun called Enchanted Land.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Designs by Mozz

I'm very excited to announce that I have been accepted onto another digi-scrapping Creative Team.  I'll be scrapping and helping to spread the word about all the lovely products coming from the studio of 'Designs by Mozz'.

First of all I'd like to show you the new digiscrapping kit 'Forever'available at the Digital Design Den

Here is a layout I made with the kit for the challenge theme of 'Flight':

and there's more...
If you buy the Forever bundle you get four quick pages and four cluster frames as well as the kit.

Mozz has also got a stack of really pretty layered templates, ideal when you want some inspiration to make your layout.

The Floweration Template bundle has all four templates or you can buy them individually over at Digital Design Den.

I used template four and the Forever Kit to create this Springtime layout.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my layouts and the kit and templates, why not pay a visit to the Digital Design Den? There are lots of people there who can help you with digital scrapping.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

I dare you...

I was doing this hybrid challenge over at Gingerscraps and I realised that the hybrid flower kit was perfect for the DCM challenge.  This week the Daring Cardmakers challenged the card making world to make a card to celebrate Spring or Easter, here is mine:

The background, including the string, ribbon and text, is created in Photoshop Elements and printed out to fit the card.  The flowers are made from a template and the digital papers are 'clipped' to the template, then they are  printed out onto card, cut out and assembled.

Flower Template - Creations by Julie for Gingerscraps
Papers and Elements - Spring is my Thing by Connie Prince for Gingerscraps
Font - LD Farfetched

Friday, 15 April 2011

Cover Girl!

Woo!  I'm on the cover of Papers and Pixels!  And you can read all about me inside in the Creative Team interview.  Click on the picture above to go to the download page for this free crafting magazine.  
Here is the layout full size:

Credits: Golden Sun, Serenity and Cardanome Baby Folly.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

The Sunday Creative - Glass

Join the Sunday Creative for weekly photo prompts, this week the prompt is GLASS.  Photo is taken looking down in to a bottle of scented oil, hence the bamboo sticks!

Daring Daisy and Mothers Day

The first dare of every month at Daring Card Makers Blog this year is themed around the flowers associated with that month.  For April it is Daisies and Sweet Peas.  I chose to go with Daisies and found this stamped image I received in a swap about four years ago.  The flowers are coloured with Copics, a white gel pen and some Distress ink for the background blue.  The 'daisy' came from 'The Works' when they were closing down, I coloured it with Copics to match the stamped image.  I can't remember where the 'stem' ribbon came from, it's been incredibly useful so I will need to look out for some more!  

The Daisy Card went to my MIL for Mothers Day, but I thought I would also show you the digital image I made to put on the card for my mother.  That is her holding me in the photograph at Butlins, she phoned me yesterday to say how surprised she was to see that photo when she opened the card and how much she liked it.  The kit is from Athena Gray, DSD by Athena, I used to be on her CT but sadly she has stopped designing for the moment.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Royal Scottish Academy: New Contemporaries, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle
My goodness, it seems a long time since we had a day out in Edinburgh.  But today, Mr Serial Crafter and my friend Avril and I took the train to Edinburgh for a birthday treat for Avril and to visit the Royal Scottish Academy: New Contemporaries Exhibition.

We were particularly keen to visit as my son's girlfriend, Hazel Gore, is one of those who were selected to exhibit.  The catalogue states 'the task of the selectors, comprising academicians and art shcool staff, was to idenify quality, talent and excellence' we are very proud of Hazel, but also of our son Andrew who worked with Hazel to co- produce and film the animated film "Poison Ivy".  He also composed and played the music.  You can see some of Hazel's previous work HERE

National Galleries of  Scotland

There were many fabulous works of art, sculpture and architecture and some rather strange things, but hey that's modern art for you.  I took a few photos, but don't feel I can publish them as I would not have permission, but here is a little peep at one of the credit shots for Hazel's animation.

Credits from Poison Ivy, by Hazel Gore
The next part of this post is about the celebratory lunch we had for Avril's birthday and as it is a foodie related post you will have to tranfer to my foodie blog Farmersgirl Kitchen!