Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Beccy's Place August Challenge - Scrapbook page

Just a quick post so I can enter Beccy's Place August Challenge.  I used Beccy's image Petit Paris for my background image and use CraftArtist to create the road and the digi kits Beach for the sky and Vintage Vehicle for the car and vans.  If you look closely I have put tiny pictures of my OH and kids as the drivers.  The sentiment is an anonymous quote on the Just a car guys blog.  (Hope it's OK to use this apologies if it isn't please let me know and I will remove the reference).  I totally agree with this sentiment there's too many nuts behind  the steering wheel of too many cars these days.  A little patience goes a long way and makes everyone feel better.  (Little rant over).

Only a few days left but there's still time to join in.  

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Crafting When We Can Challenges #51- 007 (Spy)

Our wonderful sponsor for challenge 51 is
This one was a tricky one but with this great image I only had one choice, my card had to have a James Bond theme.  I went for a "Skyfall" theme.  Unfortunately I didn't realise that "Skyfall" should have all been in quotes, but never mind the thought was there.  My fab image is Agent Eclair Dropping.  I printed out a picture of a camera aperture (like to background to Daniel Craig on the DVD cover of Skyfall).  Added the sentiment in CraftArtist then cut the centre of the aperture out and put some gold card behind it (I may change this for some silver glitter paper not happy with the gold now) and coloured my image using Copics and Promarkers and fussy cut around her and used Pinflair glue gel to stick her on the aperture layer.  If you look carefully you can see the shadow but the dimension is lost in the photo.  To finish of the harness I put a couple of gems.

Hop over to the Crafting When We Can Challenges and leave us your interpretation of the 007 theme.


My Time To Craft #231 - Use an aperture
Challenges 4 ~Everbody - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge #54 - For the Boys
Our Creative Corner - Words, Words, Words
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Crafting When We Can Challenges #50 - Colour Combo - Lemon and Lime + DT call

I can't believe how quickly time is flying.  We've been in our temporary offices at work for 2 weeks while our office is having a complete refit.  It should be a lot more comfortable to work in when it's finished.  Hopefully we'll have air conditioning and a radiator or 2 instead of a window that only opens 6" and a coat and gloves.  Then we just have to merge 2 departments into 1 as well as learning a new system.  The following few months should be fun!!  

To add to this my printer still isn't completely well and my laptop keys seem to be sticking (this could be all the crumbs in the keyboard, OH is going to have a look at this for me in the next few days).  These problems are making doing any digital crafting quite difficult so as soon as I managed to get a print of my image I used some of the numerous pages of card I have in my stash.

We are having a DT call over at the CWWCC blog so hop over and leave a comment with a link to one of your projects so we can hop over and have a look.

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The image I was generously given to use is #555 - Paige.  I used some card I bought from Lidl.  There are 25 different colours at 270gsm and they cost about £1.99 so I bought 5 pads. It's really nice card and makes great card bases and punches like a dream with the punches I have.  My card is larger than I normally make it, it's 8" x 8".  I had to make it this size as I wanted to use my new punches that cut a 6" x 6" mat.  It is a Lucky 8 punches by We Are Memory Keepers.  The small pearls are from Home Bargains and the image was coloured with Copic Markers.  The little tag is from HOTP and says when life give you lemons make (don't know why they didn't finish the phrase but I assume they knew you would finish it in your head).  The colours are a lot more vibrant in real life than they are on this photo.  

Hop over to the Challenge blog and join in our wonderful Challenge or if you want to be considered for the DT leave us a comment so we can visit and see your work.

Papertake Weekly # 81 - Sketch #61
Cute Card Thursday 280 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Punches and/or Die Cuts
Ruby's Rainbow - Layer It Up