Saturday, 26 July 2014

Beat the Christmas Rush July 25th

Christmas Card Tally 36
7 July
Better late than never! So sorry if you came looking yesterday other stuff just got in the waySad smile Anyway, here are my cards for July – I have seen this done for anniversaries and birthdays so I thought the idea would make a great Christmas card. Next time I’ll make the card a smaller size – it took forever to stick on all the numbers! I'm not sure if you can see that the 25s are layered and Stickled?

So what’s BtCR all about? I have been making 5 a month since January and will have at least 50 Christmas cards all ready for the festive season. Ha! I'm planning to Beat the Christmas Rush. Why not join in our monthly linky? You’ll be glad you did! I’ll publish a new linky each month on the 25th usually! and feature my favourite card from the previous month’s entries …

7 July Karen… talking of which, how fab is this card from Karen? I'm really into pop up boxes at the moment thanks to a super tutorial by Susibee at our retreat earlier this year.

The small print … please only link new cards. Up to 5 links allowed per person per month. Mention my blog in your post(s).  It’s not necessary, but I’ll be thrilled if you join my blog as a follower. If you miss a month it doesn’t matter, come back next month … or the month after.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Photography Scavenger Hunt

I've been having great fun with Rinda’s Summertime photography Scavenger Hunt which you can join in with here. And the June linky is here.

My photos so far …
   2 garden gnome
   4 group of tourists
   5 rack of postcards
   7 rural landscape
   9 bakery
 10 photobomb
 11 horn
 17 lamp post
 18 waterfall
 19 public garden
 20 bus with picture on side
 21 me with something representing summer
 alt a hot air balloon

I’ve decided to do some pocket scrapping with them and made 4x6 cards – if anyone would like a set just email me sue at suehr dot fsnet dot co dot uk and I’ll send them over.
1 scanned (600 x 410)2 scanned

Monday, 7 July 2014

UKS House Challenge

I was asked to draw a sketch for this month’s house challenge on UK Scrappers and here it is …

july house challenge

You don’t have to be in a UKS team to have a go at the challenges but if you are it’s 30 bonus points if you upload to the gallery before 31st July. Smilesignature

Thursday, 3 July 2014

UKS Challenge June wk5

This week’s challenge was a very interesting one by the lovely Jen of Wear Crafts who gave us a formula to work with. Jen said …

“One of my new croppers was struggling with starting points for her layouts and then looking for ways to improve her work... which made me think hard about my scrapping process... so I realised, I adopt a kind of 'Good, Better, Best' approach.
I start off with 'Good' - basic shapes from paper arranged in a pleasing manner with co-ordinating colours, photo placed and title/journaling located.
Then, I do 'Better' - take quick photo of placement and remove all the bits to ink edges, add glitter, embossing or whatever to the basic shapes, refer to the photo and glue everything down.
Finally, I do 'Best' - add all the extra embellishments... clips, buttons, ribbons, icons, ink squirts ... whatever I want to add.”

So here are my efforts …

a good

I started with my photo and the fabulous Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine which, coincidentally I bought from Wear Crafts.





a better


I decided I didn’t like the blue background and that the big title was overwhelming the page. I added a few embellishments from the kit and matted the photo to give it some definition on the page.


a best



And my final page with more embellishments, embroidered circles to reflect the blue hoops in the photo and some journalling.


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

July sketch challenge

clip_image005   you sprinkle fun

Here we go with my challenge for July. Just use the sketch as the starting point for your scrapbook page then link me up to your blog or gallery via the linky thingy below. Please be sure to mention my challenge in your blog post or gallery text box and be nice and only enter new projects. I’ll choose my favourite and send the winner one of my crop kits you can see them on the page tab at the top of my blog.Jemma My layout is made using kit 20.

Of last month’s super links I absolutely love this one by Jemma

Jemma – please have a look at the kits on the page tab above and choose one from kits 4-16 for your prize then email your address to

ETA If you are linking from your gallery on UKS, please copy and paste the URL address at the top of the page which starts ...