26 May 2012

Jubilee Street Party with The Making Spot

Today is a very special day as The Making Spot are hosting a Jubilee Street Party, with loads of jubilee craft projects and ideas for you to try out!

If you have come here from The Making Spot 'HI' it's good to see you here and I hope you like my project and my free postcards too!

So I decided to do a Jubilee inspired scrapbook page for this P-A-R-T-Y! It was really fun to go through my stash and find things that were either colour or theme related, this is the pile of goodies I came up with:

If you want to play along, you don't have to have the exact products just similar things you can put on your page! I decided to scrap some photos of my daughters 6th birthday, so not anything related to the jubilee at all, but something I wanted to get done!

Step 1: Use a bright red cardstock as your background, add some white and black music themed paper with a little blue ink around the edges and some pretty white ribbon or organza!
Step 2: Add a union jack, this one is from the Portobello Road collection from Papermania, or you could draw one yourself, or make one from coloured paper or felt.
Step 3: Next I stuck down two 4 x 6 photos close to the right hand side, half a JBS label to the top edge and a luggage label with some alpha stickers on it holding my title. Letter stickers are from Simple Stories summer fresh collection and come on a 12 x 12 sheet with a large alphabet, 3 small ones and word stickers too!
Step 4: I used the pennant shape stamp from the Dear Lizzy set, stamped it onto paper with blue and red ink, cut them out and stuck them onto a piece of white embroidery thread to make some simple bunting and stuck it across the corner. I also added a little union jack cocktail stick.
Step 5: For this final step I added a few word stickers and two large red buttons, and voila! it is done! I haven't written my journalling yet, but i will do over the weekend, so come back and see the finished thing!

I hope you liked this tutorial and if you do use this as inspiration to make something of your own, please do leave me a comment and a link so I can look at it too!

Now if you've managed to get this far, you are in for a treat! I have made this A4 page for you to download and use as postcards or journaling cards or whatever you like really! Again leave me a comment if you use them!

Click on the image and then save to your computer and print!

Finally, in the spirit of all things celebratory if you leave me a comment and tell me how you are celebrating the Jubilee I will put your name into a hat to win a Jubilee themed goodie bag of little crafty bits and bobs!

24 May 2012

Olympic Torch

My parents live on the route that the torch passed by on Tuesday, we I picked the kids up from school, drove straight there before the roads were closed and we enjoyed the atmosphere and excitement waiting for the torchbearer to come past! Here are a few pics:

22 May 2012

WITL progress

I am still working on my pages for WITL and determined to get it finished and printed. Here are two of my pages for Tuesday

Another page for OWOT at TMC


One Word One Technique #20

Sorry for the delay on this one, but here is this weeks 'One Word, One Technique' prompt for May:D

For a reminder of how 'One Word, One Technique' works, click here for Maxine's introduction.

The prompt for week 20 is:

May Technique - Misting
This Week's Word - Fun

I only have a few mists, but I love the effects you can achieve with them. This week I started off with an A5 size piece of cardstock and some packs of letter stickers I had hanging around. I then stuck down three lots of the word 'fun' onto the card and began misting!

I like to vary the size of the mist blobs that come out by changing how far away I spray them. Once you have let the page dry you can peel off the letter stickers to leave a lovely base for your page.

I then had 'fun' choosing random bits and pieces to layer onto my page, including book paper, tissue paper, mosaic tiles, punched butterflies. I just enjoyed the time to play around with various elements and sticking them onto the page.
I did a little search for quotes using the word 'fun' and found this one from Dr. Seuss. I typed it out in word, using the american typewriter font which is a favourite of mine for this kind of journalling. I then printed it out, trimmed into strips, inked the edges and stuck onto the page.
Just a little fun page full of lovely bits!

09 May 2012

WITL progress

I am slowly making progress with my WITL pages. I have gone digital with this one and am using a few kits and bits that I've purchase which I will link to in another post. Here are my almost complete Monday pages:

I'm really enjoying telling the story of our week and putting little details in as I go. Almost finished Tuesday and keen to get on with the rest of it! Did you take part in WITL, how are you getting on? Link me up!

Dolled Up! kit at Truly, Madly, Crafty!

I had a lovely box of goodies to play with for this months kit! It mainly consists of papers and embellishments from My Minds Eye collection called Miss Caroline, along with some Prima flowers and Jenni Bowlin crepe ribbon. I've made four projects with this kit and still have things left to do some more creating!

First up, an altered pencil pot, made from a cut down pringles tube and decorated with Miss Caroline papers, Jenni Bowling Crepe ribbon, a paper flower made from more paper and a button and pin from the same collection.

Next I made some simple circle bunting, which I've seen around but never made any, SO easy!!! Can't wait to make some more. Simply punch or cut some circles, ink the edges if you like and then run each circle through your sewing maching and hang! So sweet.

I used the flower from the prima flower pack and stuck it to some ruffled pink lace, added a pin to the back and voila! a new brooch!

And finally a layout! I used my own background paper from Pink Paislee, a Studio Calico alphabet and and Elles Studio date tag and the ruler strip is from Material Girl, but everything else is from the kit. A page all about my boy growing and this year moving to secondary school!

I hope I've shown how versatile these kits can be and how far they go too! Hop over to the shop and buy one now!

Have fun, Annie x