Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Pocketful of Memories

Since becoming part of the Sarah Hurley team, I have found myself creating more scrap layouts, which is brilliant as I rarely made time for scrapbooking previously.  Today's layout is a collection of photos and memorabilia from my bairns' dance show earlier this month. 

After seeing Louise's green retro tap outfit, I decided that the green 12" square card, from one of Sarah's A Few of My Favourite Things kits, would be a great base.  (It also co-ordinates wonderfully with my last layout!).  I thought that the star card would be a great addition for my "little stars" and I loved the little journal cards and camera, also from A Few of My Favourite Things kits.  

I roughly laid the cards in position and decided that a bling studded banner would be great as the title.  ("Born  2 Dance" was the name of the show, by the way.) I sketched the rounded "rope" for the banner and placed the banner stamps to get the rough spacing.  

I then stamped the banners (from Garden Fairy, by Clare Brown) using Sahara Sand ink.  After letting it dry, I rubbed out my pencil line and stamped the letters, before drawing the "rope" back with pen and gluing the gems in place.  

 Louise felt great in this green shift dress and her wig, so the sentiment of "looking good feeling wonderful" was perfect.  The "Be Amazing" sentiment is from the Be Amazing Girl Stamp set and "Shine" is from Sid the Robot, by Clare Brown.

I ended up having more photos printed and wanted to keep other items like the tickets and running order, so I decided I would make a little pocket.  I had an orange C6 envelope, but it was a little too large for my layout, so I cut the edges to fit.  I then decided that the star card would look better than the full bright orange of the envelope, so added that to the front of the envelope and used the envelope shape to cut the top of the panel.  The panel was stuck to the envelope back - narrower  double sided tape would have been batter than this 10mm one.  A tiny bit of velcro and some decorative button and gems completed the pocket, so that none of my bits get lost, but they can easily be removed to look at.  

Sarah Hurley Items Used:
A Few of My Favourite Things kits - card, journalling cards, camera picture, This week circle, button
Garden Fairy, by Clare Brown) - to create the banner
Be Amazing Girl - sentiment
Silver Stickles - on the title and sentiments

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Using Up Some Scraps

Good morning, folks, it's Susie here today. I love to use up my scraps in new projects, which is just as well given the amount I have!

So, for today's card, I started with these scraps from various different A Few of My Favourite Things kits:

I cut the striped paper into a square and matted it onto the navy card.

The teal card was cut into a smaller square and also matted onto the navy card.

The turquoise house was cut out and windows from the cream house were glued into place.

The grey card was cut to fit across the card and small scraps of navy added to either end of the grey. (There was no navy piece long enough to match the grey, but the squares we're going to be placed on top so that wasn't a problem.).

Some small flowers were punched from the teal card and my favourite gems were stuck to their centres.

I added some Platinum Stickles to the grey and navy strip and to the house roof and left it all to dry:

Once the Stickles had dried, I stuck it all together, with foam pads behind the house to add interest. The greeting is a rub on that I have had for years and was pleasantly surprised that it still worked!!

So, from some scraps of paper and card I now have a cool New Home card, suitable for male/female/couple. What scrappy projects can you come up with?

Susie x