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Saturday, 25 June 2011

My Favourite Colours

Whilst trying to decide on what I would do for my first full day event, I started off with this colour combination of old olive and tempting turquoise- a completely different colour scheme to the one I ended up using! To be honest, these colours are much more within my comfort zone, but as I was going to create a scrapbook page as well I couldn't make everything the same colour!!

I'm going to be doing a mini event which is being hosted by a very dear friend on the evening of Friday 29th July, so if you live in the Farnborough area and might like to attend please contact me. More details to follow soon!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Card Swaps

As a demonstrator I get to attend training events, which are a great source of inspiration. Although there is no pressure to do so, we are encouraged to participate in ‘swaps’. I find this element of the events very inspiring and useful, and as everyone has their own unique style I love that when you receive a swap you are more often than not provided with something you hadn’t thought of before.…  or see a different way to use something.
These are a couple of the cards I’ve created and given as swaps at training events. The first, which I also used for a ‘make and take’ is using the stamp set Pocket Silhouettes. The second is using one of my favourite sets Vintage Vogue, plus some of the Stampin’ Up! punches.
I hope you like them!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Circle Circus

Well....after finally being encouraged by my very talented friend Debby to create this blog, I had hoped to be able to post a bit more often than once a week, but work and life rush by so fast I'm even having issues managing that! I keep being told it's an age thing.... don't you just love it when people tell you that! LOL
I had a lovely day at Mj's crop at Thatcham yesterday. I had previously been asked by Mj if I would be happy to do a class, which in all honesty was a bit nerve wracking, as all the ladies who attend this crop have been crafting for quite some time and produce some beautiful work. I love to walk round and gain inspiration there - there's always something new to see and be inspired by.

This is the layout the ladies followed. Originally I created this page after teaching another group of ladies how to make the tagbook at the bottom of the page, and wanting to show how minibooks can be incorporated onto a page, as well as being a standalone project. I've used the DSP Love Letters papers and the stamp set Circle Circus as well as a bit of bling, which unfortunately you can't see too well - but I'm sure you get the general idea.

Thank you to all for the lovely comments left for previous posts, they're very much appreciated.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Elegant Soiree DSP

Just a quick post today, as I'm way behind on my washing and tidying up after a lovely day out with friends yesterday. Why is it weekends always seem to be over almost before they actually start... or is it just me ;-)
For this very simple page I've used the Elegant Soiree DSP cut into 1.5" squares and made into a patchwork effect background, on top of which I've matted and layered a 7" x 5" photo, finishing the page off with a flower and some stitching.