Sunday, 29 May 2011

Nanum from Designs by Mozz

Maree at Designs by Mozz has created a new kit called Nanum.  You can buy the kits separately or get the whole bundle at the Digital Design Den HERE.
There is also a freebie quick page at Digi-Eye Scraps blog

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

And there is another freebie over at the Designs by Mozz blog page.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

One year on...

Digital Kit- Maelia Designs, Mon Petit Jardin
Last weekend it was a year since my son got married.  I decided to make a bit of a hybrid wedding anniversary card for them.  I had made the digital layouts not long after the wedding and thought they would be ideal to downsize into a card and add a few 'real' flowers to give a bit of 3D texture.

Digital Kit - MLE Card, Tealicious.

On the inside left I added this Wedding Cake Recipe layout with some buttons, the text reads:
Wedding Cake Recipe:
1/2 lb good looks
1lb sweet temper
1lb butter of youth
1lb blindness of faults
1lb of wit
1lb good humour
2lb of sweet argument
1 pint of rippling laughter
1 wine glass of common sense
a dash of modesty

Put the love good looks and a sweet temper into a well furnished house.
Beat the butter of youth into a cream,
and mix well together with the blindness of faults.
Stir the wit and good humour into the sweet argument
then add the rippling laughter and common sense.
Work the whole thing together until everything is well mixed,
and bake gently forever.

and finally on the back of the card  I made this layout showing them as the family they have become.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Non-Retreaters Cyber Crop

Last weekend, on the Bubblyfunk Forum, there was a bit of a mass exodus as some of the members went off for a crop retreat weekend.  Those of use who weren't going organised a bit of a party back home.  We posted ideas and links to different craft projects and each took part as much as we could.

I made this card as part of a prompt to make 'Something Old, Something New' and also used a technique for Distressed Acrylic using a cuttlebug folder.  
The flower stamp is one from Craft Stamper and the Butterfly stamp is from Crafty Individuals.  There is a fair old bit of Distress Ink in there and the paper is from Crate Papers.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Papers and Pixels - Free Craft Magazine, May Edition

It's time for the latest edition of Papers and Pixels, the free digital craft magazine.  Click on the image to go to the download page.  There are lots of great freebies in this edition including a digital scrapbooking kit from Kim Broedelet at Scrap Matters.

And here is the layout I entered for the May Challenge which was the following recipe:
2 or more photos where one is blended in the background or becomes the whole background
2 frames
some grunge
some stitching

Lovely Poppies collab at Digital Crea
1. Caricature blended with paper
2. Small square pink frame
3. Stitches

Celebrate collab at Digital Crea
1. Paper
2. Party Popper

Large Frame - Sugarplum Paperie, Love Actually
Lace - Going out with a Bang from Maya de Groot
Cherry Blossoms - T Hernandez

Athena Gray - Pure Elegance
1. Fireworks
2. ribbon
3. key

Athena Gray - Mauvelicious
1. Tag
2. Ticket

For my 21st Birthday, I flew to California on Freddie Laker Airlines, one of the first low cost airlines inthe UK.  Friends  took me to
Baker Street where I had my caricature drawn and the waiters sang Happy Birthday to me.  This sort of thing just didn't happen at home so it was a very special

The dress in the inset photo was the one I was wearing when the caricature was drawn.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Digital Output

So it was InSD (International Scrapbook Day) but it lasted all weekend lol!  Lots of lovely sales in the digital world, so I snagged a few  new kits and also some wishes granted and other prizes for participation.  So here are a few layouts I made at the weekend.

Connie Prince - My Wish for you at Gingerscraps

Tulips - Connie Prince, My wish for you at Gingerscraps

Uh oh, it's those swallows again ;) This time for the Digital Design Den
My entry for the Den Virtual Photo Shoot May 2011 - Pair

Kits - Snickerdoodle Designs - Outside my Window;
Snickerdoodle Designs - The Artist in Me;
Golden Sun Enchanted Land; Maya de Groot - Hoity Toity; Noshay - Lavender.

Font - Papyrus

Photograph of Mr Serial Crafter against the window, converted to black and white.
Kits - DSD by Athena- Elegance & Basics
Frame - Designs by Mozz - converted to b&w

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Double Dare

Stamp: Daniel Torrance for Stampotique, paper border: Crate Paper Restoration Collection.

Last week, the Daring Card Makers were in full on Royal Wedding mode. I made my card during the week, but just didn't get around to blogging and linking it, so I am posting it now with my card for the current dare.  I thought this young lady looked like she could have been a very patriotic guest or one of those many people who filled the Mall in her red, white and blue.

Scan of original vintage Christmas Card, papers Websters Papers. Lace,  ribbon, buttons & brad from stash.
This week the Dare, being the first in May, is flower related and the two flowers on offer were Hawthorn and Lily of the Valley.  I love Hawthorn flowers, but I knew I had this image which I scanned from a Christmas card belonging to Mr Serial Crafter's grandmother.  I have always thought it was a strange flower to have on a card at Christmas but there you go.  The verse reads as follows:

All Happiness be thine this Christmas
Year after year I pray your life
May ever grow more bright and fair,
May you earth's sweetest crown wear,
And all your days with joy be rife.

Copyright H M Burnside 
That's a bit odd too lol!  The triangular shape of the card lent itself well to an easel card.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Happy International Scrapbooking Day

Blue & red paper, green flourish - Coppercurls Designs,Denim Days
Yellow paper - MDG, Snap
Stitches - Soval Eros collab from Digital Crea
Frame & Journalling spot - Sugarplum Paperie
Bow - Amanda Kay
Font - Vivaldi
Journalling reads: 
Colours like a child's paint box
Scarlet red with sooty black stamens,
and blowsy, burst, butter yellow,
that's what I saw when
I looked down.

May Virtual Photo Shoot theme: Movement or Action
Kit - Funky Brights by Coppercurls Designs
Coppercurls Designs - Photo Masks Set 1
Font: LD Chaplin

 I thought I'd share a couple of digital layouts to celebrate International Scrapbooking Day.   There are lots of events and sales going on in the digital scrapbooking stores.
 It's Roxi's Birthday and she is having a 50% sale at the Digital Design Den,  click on the image to go to her store.

Sunday, 1 May 2011


I am rather pleased with this digital scrapbook page.  It was completed as part of a photoshoot challenge at Digital Design Den, the theme was 'Fragile'.  These little wild flowers are not really that fragile, they wouldn't survive in the fields if they were, but they do look very fragile and pretty.  

Kit:  Lovely Poppies Collab from Digital Crea