Friday, 12 May 2017

I even broke out the paints!

I am not a mixed media person. To be honest I have no idea what I am doing with mists and sprays and paints.

I have been criticised in the past for not using mixed media on my pages.....so I decided to take the plunge.

So I basically sat there and watched the queen of mists and sprays Missy Whidden. I have watched every video she has ever created....and Then I panicked ha!

I don't have mists and sprays but I do have oil pastels and paint...so I broke those out and had a try.




I don't have any mists and I really wasn't ready to add water colour on the background using the packaging technique just yet.
I did some strips of paint and added some white gesso over the top to calm the colours down. I then also added some washi tape over the top as well.


I am happy with my first try...



Well its a start and I will see where it leads me!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

All pretty in pink...

I have tried to make this page so many times recently. It has looked very different to this a few times. But then I made this and decided that I finally like it.

I only used the 6 by 6 paper pad from pebbles , the tealighful  for this one. I usually only buy this size and then only buy a few of the 12 by 12 papers. I tend to only use small bits of the paper so buying it in this size makes more sense as I get all the papers.

I cut out the letters on my cameo and backed them with the pattern paper.

It is very pretty in pink....

Here are some of the details on the page...



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Monday, 24 April 2017

Quirks and weirdness...

Having a 13 year old son means he doesn't really like his face on my scrapbooking pages. So....I am starting my own 'all about me' scrapbook.

And the first lot of pages that I want to make are quirks and weirdness that is me!

Here is the first page that I have made for my new book.


I do have a real problem with my socks. No matter what size I buy, no matter the price ( believe me I have tired expensive socks as well. They always twist round!




So for now I will continue to be the crazy sock lady and have annoying socks all day every day!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Cameo in the house!

SO....I sold my cameo about a year ago. At that point I really didn't intend to ever get back into scrapbooking again...EVER!

I didn't miss scrapbooking, didn't look at the new products coming out, didn't look at any scrapbooking websites. I still took photos thank goodness, just not as many.

Since getting back into scrapbooking again, this is the one thing that I missed using. Love it before and missed it.

So...after lots of thinking about what sort of machine to buy I decided to jump back into the world of cutting machines.

This turned up a few days ago!


I thought a lot about which one to buy...I had the full size cameo last time. But to be honest I can't see me ever using or creating something that would need the mat to be that big ( you wait, famous last words huh)

As the portrait one is half the price of the bigger one I went with the portrait.

I downloaded all my old files...I had nearly 3000!!!!!!

Made these the other day..now just to make a page with them huh!



Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Learning to love myself and not give up.


So while I have not been at work this week I have made another page. I have been pinning lots and lots of sketches to use. I have been finding my pages all moving in the same direction of late and I see sketches as a way to make me not do that and think differently. I chose this one!


I loved the hexagons....but as I don't have an Cameo ( which I am hoping will change in the next few weeks) I had to cut out the shapes and the outlines myself.

Here is what I came up with...

I have a few 12 by 12 frames in my room and I am putting this one on the wall permanently to remind myself to breathe and just to learnt to love myself everyday...no matter how hard the day maybe.

Here are some of the close ups....

These little hexagons were made by myself. I used some children watercolour crayons from work onto the hexagons and then stamped a flower image on. I added some highlights with other colours and a white pen.





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Friday, 24 March 2017

The one with all the hearts and no Cameo....

One of the only things that I regret selling is my Cameo. I sold everything else and was happy to see it all go...but now I am regretting letting this one item go.

I have spent a lot of time looking through galleries over the last few weeks and I have seen an increased presence of pages that have been made using the cameo.

Lots of lovely ideas to use or put away for a rainy day. Just not useable because the cameo has been used for most of the layout.

But one that I kept seeing pop up over and over again was the cameo shape with all the outlined hearts connected together. LOVE THIS!

Knew I wanted to have a go at recreating this. But knew I wouldn't ever be able to get it to be the same. So I opted for just using the hearts as a starting point.

Here is what I came up with....a page about my love for dogs!

Now this was a page that took me an entire day to make and you can guess which part took me all that time huh.


I don't work as many hours now so I have lots of days off to fill up and hey....you can't do housework all the time huh.


I cut out lots and lots of these different shaped hearts, and then cut out the centre of them.And just when I thought I wouldn't need anymore...BANG I needed more!



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Monday, 20 March 2017

We love you...


Having a teenager now means that the times that I manage to get a photo is getting rarer and rarer. But if I ask him nicely he will every once in a while let me take a nice photo.

Here is my current favourite photo. And after photographing it I suddenly realised that I didn't add any journaling! I will have to add that after.

Anway...here is the page that I made... and again The photo is fuzzy...I really need to get a proper camera!!!!!

Here are some of the details...