Monday, 22 May 2017

Mind the Scrap | Chinese Whispers

I recently took part in a Facebook group game of Chinese Whispers where we scraplifted a page from someone in the group and sent it on to the next person. To be honest, I couldn’t really see my original page in theBlossom & Grow ones I got in return, but hey ho, it was fun! You can see lots of the entries here. (It is a closed group so click here to join up.)

This is the page I started off my pass with.

 

 

 

 

 

And these are scraplifted from pages I was sent by my CW teamies

Just walkin in the rain

A Day Together

1-2-3 Fly!

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Sunday, 7 May 2017

FTLoPP Blog Hop | Susan Roberts

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Hello! This post is part of the National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop hosted by the Facebook Group “For The Love Of Pretty Paper”

First of all – the small print: if you are following the hop you should have arrived here from Ruth’s blog. To be in with a chance of winning the blog hop prize you will need to comment on this post (and on all the blogs in the hop) and when you have completed the hop, return to the Blog Hop thread on “For The Love Of Pretty Paper” and leave a comment to let us know you have been all the way around the hop. Visitors who leave the same (or seen to be the same by the organisers) comment on all the blogs will not be eligible for the prize. The closing date for Blog Hop entries is Monday 8th May at 10pm. Only UK addresses are eligible for the prize due to postage costs. Good Luck!
After your visit here please hop on to UK Scrap Addicts and if you lose your way or you want to start at the beginning of the hop you can find the complete list on the Facebook page here or on Fiona’s Blog.


snipThe theme for the Blog Hop is                                    ‘A Favourite Technique’ ...

I have chosen cutting into photographs.

I love to do this with photos that are important as a memory but not particularly interesting as a photo.

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The photo I’ve used here has a central element, the bit with the birds lined up, and the rest is important context but boring … so I’ve cut it to isolate the ‘good’ section and to make the rest more pleasing to the eye.

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I want to cut my photo into a 9-section grid with the focal point, the birds, in the centre. I start by cutting either side of the birds.

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Next I cut each of the 3 strips into 3, making uneven sections.

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At this point it is a good idea to carefully turn over the photo pieces and number them so that piecing them together later isn’t too much of a jigsaw.


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I reassembled the photo onto the matting cardstock with even(ish) spaces between the pieces, allowing the matting to show through.

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Next I trimmed round the photo and stuck the whole piece to the background cardstock, then completed the page as normal

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That’s it from me.

Happy NSD.
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You are hopping off to UK Scrap Addicts now.
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Friday, 5 May 2017

Hello Beautiful | Susan | Sketches

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Good morning and welcome to my post for our topic at UK Scrap Addicts this month, which is using sketches in your scrapbooking. I love a sketch! It …

… to read more please go to the UK Scrap Addicts blog here.

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

UKS Sketch challenge, April wk 1

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Here’s my page for the fifth sketch challenge on UK Scrappers. I drew the sketch from a page in the gallery by Chris55 and then made my page using the sketch.

I can’t believe that Joseph is three already! Where does time go? Like most little boys of his age he loves Thomas the Tank Engine and his mum made him a fabulous cake featuring the train. I’ve made the circle on the sketch into a train track; I drew the circles with a pair of compasses (why is it a pair?) and pricked holes around the circles which I then joined together with a black pen to form faux stitching. I made the cross pieces by colouring silver peel offs with a black Sharpie.

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

It’s a Beautiful Day | Susan | Sewing

Good morning and welcome to my second post for UK Scrap Addicts. I hope you’ve had time to read at least some of our posts – there really is some super stuff so make yourself a cuppa and draw up a comfy chair!


AprilI was delighted to find our theme for April was to be sewing …
… read more at http://ukscrapaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

LGCG April sketch

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Here’s my page and sketch using this month’s Little Green Crop kit. The papers are from the Echo Park Story of our Family collection.

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Castell Caerfilli – Susan – multiple photos

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Stick it Down March challenge

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My page for the single layout sketch challenge at Stick it Down. I loved this sketch!

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Stuck?! Sketches March Challenge

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Here’s my page for the March sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches.

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I was standing at the base of the statue of William of Orange on Brixham Harbour when I noticed the seagull perched on top – bet you can’t get that advert jingle out of your head now! Sorry for the ear worm.

 

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

UK Scrappers Sketch Challenge March 1

There’s a new challenge on UK Scrappers using a sketch made from a super page by ScribbleMonster. Pop over and have a look Smile

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

It’s LAUNCH DAY

 

Today, March 1st 2017, we are launching a  very new and vey exciting UK adventure.mission

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will be working together to encourage, support and inspire UK scrapbookers. Look out for our twice-monthly topics -in the pipeline this month we have multi-photo layouts and adhesives.

The UK Scrap Addicts blog is here - why not come over and leave a comment, ask a question or just pop by to say hello?

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Monday, 6 February 2017

UK Scrappers sketch challenge Feb week 1

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There’s a new sketch challenge on UK Scrappers. I will be publishing a new sketch there twice a month. I’ve taken a page from the UKS gallery and turned it into a sketch … this lovely page was created by CraftPopsy.

Not heard of UK Scrappers? Why not join the forum? You’ll find so much scrapping inspiration, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been before!

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Sketch Challenge February 1st-28th

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Hello and happy new year to you! Welcome to my first new sketch for 2017. My challenge to you is to use the sketch as your starting point and see where your creativity takes you. I don't mind what you change so long as I can see that the sketch is in there. Please link me to your page on a blog post, online gallery or Facebook page and be sure to mention my blog and add a link to this post. I will send a page kit to my favourite linky if you are in the UK (sorry I cant send overseas but I do welcome entries from anywhere in the world.)

FrancesI set my last challenge way back in December; thank you to the peeps who found time for scrapping at a very busy time of year. My favourite of the linked pages was this one by new3this. I have to confess to not being a big fan of digi scrapping but Frances’ page really took my eye – I love the sparkles and the long photo framed like that.

             ** Frances please message me your address and I will send you your kit.**
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