Friday, 28 February 2014

Not quite what I planned in my head ...

... I've been waiting for the March Scrap365 sketch challenge to go live since I saw it in the mag last month. It looked like just my sort of sketch.

But when I started to actually make a page it just didn't come together well. All sorts of paper combinations were discarded, and after pulling apart the page, I finally finished by sticking with papers from the same range (Crate Paper Flea Market, from Nov/Dec Quirky Kits). It ended up better than I thought it would at one point, interesting how the design process works sometimes!

I've shifted the sketch around a bit, but think you can still see the main elements of it.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Spotted ...

... my page has been featured on Stuck? Sketches!

And another new page to share - made for UKS challenge last week, to include red, a circle, a sport/outdoor photo and a cross (have drawn little crosses on the red dots!!)

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Why does a tidy up ...

... invariably mean a new mess is going to be created?

My fabric stash has been creating a bit of a pile in the corner as the boxes they live in have fallen apart. So after a trip to Ikea I set about sorting the material all out into boxes. I now have a good box of scraps that the girls can help themselves too without asking! FQs, dress and furnishing fabrics all have a box each too.

With that sorted I decided I wanted to make a new work dress. I didn't have one particular pattern that I wanted to use, but was sure that I could mash one together from two patterns - and hence the new mess created with bits of tissue paper everywhere. As there's alterations involved I'm going to make up a muslin whilst looking for some fabric - no I don''t have anything 'perfect' in my stash!!

And another page to share - this was a colour challenge for the UKS Monthly challenge which I used a Stuck? sketch for. Made using the Quirky kit that arrived on Friday :)

Right better clear up my scrapping space now!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Three reasons to be cheerful ...

... apart from it being Friday. Three lots of happy post!

First, I've had a pretty 'blah' week, not feeling great, trying to do too much and generally getting cross with myself! So this postcard from a very lovely friend cheered me up no end.

Next, my new Quirky Kits arrived - so beautifully wrapped up, was a shame to open. Haven't used the last one yet, but got stuck straight into this one, will share that another day.

Finally, I subscribed to Birchbox last month and this is my second delivery. More pretty packaging which I just love.

Each month you get 5 beauty/lifestyle samples to try. I wouldn't say I'm hugely into beauty products but I do like to try new things and this looked like fun.

And such cute postcards included - good quotes.

And having made nothing since my last blog post, I scrapped! It was the therapy I needed this week.

It's for the weekly challenge on UKS, to use a sketch, a love theme picture/story and pinks/reds.

So I didn't manage at all well with Xmas crafty - oh well!