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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Summer Starfruit

Yellow is probably the last colour I'll go to when making anything....but I do need to get over that and start using it more, especially with Spring just around the corner!

Summer Starfruit, one of the 2012-2014 In Colours, is what I call a 'muddy' yellow, and although I'm not completely sold on i, I do think it works really well with most of the 2011-2013 In Colours.

In my cards I've combined it with Calypso Coral and Indigo Island and I think it works a treat. As I love scrapbooking I try and take elements I've used on pages and replicate them on my cards. Can you spot where the first card idea came from? It's almost a complete copy of the element I used in my page of the wedding in Cyprus. I've just added a sentiment from the SAB Blooming Marvelous set and it's done.

I hope you like them.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

PS. Have just notice that my previous scrapbook page watermark says 'Created by Debby4000' :-) Debby is kind enough to upload some stuff for me and neither she nor I noticed this one slip by with the wrong detail on it.....though I'd be extremely happy to have my name on any of Debby's pages I'm not quite so sure it works the other way round ;-)

Monday, 25 February 2013


This picture of my friend's grandson really makes me smile. When he's happy to have his photo taken he's a natural.
This is another layout using the versatile SAB Sycamore Street DSP and it's bright fresh look makes me think of sunshine and warmer's wishing.

Off to the garage with my ailing car now - the potholes in my local road are a nightmare and I think I've managed to go down one too many of them. Fingers crossed it's not too bad!!

Thanks for popping by.
Hope you have a great day.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Mini book here are a few pages of the little mini book which I demo'd at quarterly training recently. The original idea isn't brain doesn't do engineering! ;-) Unfortunately I can't give credit where it's most definitely due as I don't know who the original idea came from, as it was a friend who showed me how to assemble it back in 2009. The basic idea is a piano hinge spine, which you can see on the last picture.

The finished book measures 6" x 6" and is about and inch in depth, depending on how many embellishments are added. Mine isn't quite finished, so I'll be adding a few more bits and pieces to it. You can't see on these pictures, but there are slots in the top of the book and these also hold additional photos and journalling.

The one I demo'd I made a closure by adding some ribbon between the front 2 pages and the back 2 pages. As I gave these away to the other ladies who did inspiration stations that day I don't have a sample to show, but I'm sure you can imagine a bow tied to the side to hold the book closed - just an alternative to making a little box for it to go in :-)

Right, I'm off to turn my heating is getting cold again! Roll on Spring....

Will be back soon with some more samples.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Sycamore Street DSP V2

Continuing on with the Sycamore Street DSP theme, this is a 12 x 12 scrapbook page of a lovely friend's son, who married his beautiful bride in sunny Cyprus. I've used more of their wedding photo's in this previous post where I used the Twitterpated DSP. It's interesting to see just how well they work with two completely different colour combinations.

The flowers have been made with the Blossom Originals die and I've also used the Delicate Doilies die for some added focal points to draw your eye around the page.

If you're new to scrapbooking the most useful thing I can say is that it's the pictures that are most important - everything else should just showcase them. When you look at a page the photos should be the first thing that draws your eye...then the decoration, whatever it may be.

I hope this inspires you to think about starting your own scrapbook.

Thanks for taking time to visit.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sycamore Street DSP

I attended the Inspiring Inkin' quarterly team training at the beginning of the month and this time I was doing an Inspiration Station, which had to be based on Sale-a-bration.

Being a scrapbooker I choose the Sycamore Street DSP to showcase...this was decided way before Christmas and before I'd actually seen the papers. I had a mini panic when I did see the papers, as I thought I was going to struggle using them, being a neutrals/subtles kinda girl. These are most definitely not in either of those categories!

I needn't have worried though, as once I started using them I really had no problem creating several scrapbook pages - the papers are fantastic for summer/beach photos as they are so vibrant and fresh.

This is one of my display samples, a simple box with a belly band holding it neatly closed. Inside the box is a mini album which I demo'd.

Well it's now 5.30pm and it's still light....dare we hope that spring is just around the corner?!

Thanks for stopping by.