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Thursday treasures! Photo prompt

Straight to the quick this week…


When I saw this picture I knew it was a perfect prompt for Thursday Treasures! But how to use it to get me started?

Well after a bit of pondering, I looked through the pile of projects half done, and found a page I had started in early August at Helen’s class which was for a photo of the princess at the beach creating her name out of pebbles…. Perfect!


Loved the way Helen did this layout, but have to admit I struggled with the journalling with the tickets being small. But still a fun and arty page!

Happy crafting!


Thursday treasures! Technique time

This week decided to go for a technique … Or in reality an ingredient!


This page I actually put together in very little time by grabbing some coordinating papers from the stash (no idea where I got them from!) and cardstock and then adding the embellishments later!


I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamps to add the splatters… Perfect for the page as I got them as part of the convention gifts! Also loved adding the little bunting using the Pennant Punch and bakers twine, and then the bow above the photo to finish off!

Happy crafting!


Thursday Treasures! Sketch time

It has been a little while since I played with a sketch…. So it was time to do one for Thursday Treasures


So this is what I did with it…


I used the Flower Pot papers left from the last class Helen held I was able to attend to create this lovely page full of colour and pattern! Plenty of scraps used up to fill the page with fun! Loved adding the doodles too in the white pen.

Happy crafting!


Thursday treasures revisited!

For two of the Thursday treasures challenges I presented unfinished pages. I have now finished them off.

Layout one… This was started back here
But by the time I started putting it together I had changed some of the layout and added some additional bits and pieces. I also trimmed down the background to add a new base card as I felt it needed more blue at the edges. I also made my own stamp to add the little cloud embellishments.


Layout number two … From way back at the beginning of the summer. I didn’t change the layout too much on this, but added some doodles etc. and the positioning of a few elements. I also added the journalling to a separate piece of card which I stamped the Stripes stamp on it.


So pleased to have finally finished these works in progress!

Happy crafting!


Thursday treasures! Photo prompt!

Hi there! Time for another Thursday Treasures challenge!

And this week I am feeling a little fruity … So here is the photo prompt!


Now you could interpret this so many ways!!!

I decided to scrap a picture of the princess blackberry picking which I had already digitally altered with the words. I picked some random papers I had which had a sort of vegetable theme so had a nice topper I could use. I decided to create tags from the patterned papers to make it nice and busy and bright… Just like the fruit!

This was my initial layout when I put it together…


But then when I went to finish the page it completely altered!


Not sure if I actually prefer the end layout or not, but love the texture of using the fringe scissors (first use having had them for several months!) and as it’s all stuck down now I can’t change it! 🙂 maybe a case of letting it rest not working as well and maybe it was more about me finishing the page when my brain was in the wrong place! Ah well… It is done now and I don’t dislike it, just think I preferred the first layout!

Happy crafting!


Thursday treasures! Prompt!

This weeks Thursday Treasures was a hard one for me … Until I realised I had a scrap page pretty much ready and perfect for the challenge!


I am not a big sports fan, or participant! However the princess is turning out to enjoy the active life! So at Helen’s last class one of the pages I started was using pictures from her sports day! Perfect to do this too! This is where I got to in class…


As per usual I didn’t stick things down and then it has been left for a few weeks to get finished. But now it is done!


Lots of corner rounding and outlining/doodling in white pen going on! This seems to be a bit of a theme at the moment for me!

Happy crafting!


Thursday Treasures! colour scheme!

Straight off I know some people will hate this … But others will LOVE it!


Have fun being in the pink!

As for me… Well I actually decided to use a page I started a couple of weeks ago and finish it off for this as it had a base of the required pink! But as the papers are very mixed in colour… You may suggest that I strayed from the remit … But hey it is my challenge and this works as a “pink” layout for me!

Here was the starting point with the sketch from Helen but using slightly different DSP and some added bits and pieces!


I decided on florals rather than spots for mine!


I also added a large doily as a layer underneath the vertical panel. This was it at the point I started it. It then got left until I finished it today. Before I started putting it together I made some decisions …
1. I changed the DSP vertical panel to also be floral so I had all three florals on show … This is so different for me but I like it!
2. I corner rounded everything!
3. I went stash shopping in my existing stash and found stickers and little hessian tags etc. which I added to the layout.
4. I wanted to incorporate some stamping so I added some stamped, water coloured and then glazed flowers which are my new stamps Darcy designed for Paperartsy. Love them! I kept them washed out in style to contrast with the bold DSP.

So I finished with this…

I decided on the green strips of journalling with the white pen, and some blue and white squiggly line doodles for outlines.

This is a madly busy page, and quite in contrast from my usual style but the paper spoke to me with these pictures of the princess having fun on the hay bales at the farm and so I just went with the flow!

Happy crafting!


Thursday Treasures! prompt time!

Today I have not managed any scrapping despite my intentions to fit some time in finishing off projects, so this week I actually have a few layouts to share all of which are works in progress!

So this weeks prompt is…


In some ways it gives me a chance to explain what I do when scrapping. All of these layouts are using the papers and bits and pieces Helen provided at the last class. I am following her sketches to one degree or another, but at various stages on each of them.


These papers are lovely and remind me of folk art. There are plenty of arrow embellishments to add around the pages, and some fun little speech bubbles.

Now back to my process. Although I like to get pages finished, sometimes I like to just rest the pages and come back to them to see if I am happy with the layout and design. This way I haven’t stuck anything down and it can be moved if I decide I don’t like something. Of course there is a danger that they never get finished this way … But usually I manage to get them finished in a reasonably quick time when I manage to sit down and do it. Just a shame today wasn’t the day! So this weeks Thursday Treasures has to be to get on with these works in progress before next week.

Happy crafting!


Thursday Treasures! Prompt time!

As I am awake (god knows why as I feel shattered) I thought I would post this early! And so without further ado… this week just one word to prompt you …


I wonder how you will interpret this to do some scrapping?

I decided to hunt through the Disneyland pictures and decided on the one with the chairs for the mad hatters tea party… No more dreamlike than a bit of Alice!


I also thought that the Walt Disney quote which was on one of the Simple stories papers worked with this layout too!

I kept the base fairly plain and subtle with the Soft Sky cardstock, added some strips of Lost Lagoon to break it up a bit, and a nice bright Hello honey mount for the photo. This photo was one photo but I decided to split it to work a bit better with the layout idea I had. I wanted to use one of the project life type pieces of DSP from the Simple Stories kit as the main feature of the page so this went to the left of the photo and the quote I fussy cut out went to the right. I also threw a polka dot doily in too to break it up a little.

Then I took another one of the project life pieces and fussy cut out the pennant which I stuck at the top right and an arrow from a piece I knew I wouldn’t use to go bottom left hand side.

Love how this came together simply, and didn’t need a title because I could use the project life piece as the title! I have never really fancied project life as I view it as a commitment I would never keep too but some of the supplies are so yummy so maybe I will be tempted to join my friends class even if it is only to use the supplies for slightly more traditional scrapping. I have done divided pages before now too which are not exactly project life, but do allow for more photos to be included on a page … So never say never!

Last night I was at Helen’s scrap booking class and so have some new yummy papers to play with. Didn’t manage to finish a page whilst there but have three pretty much ready to assemble so hopefully this weekend I will manage to fit some scrapping in!

Happy crafting!


Thursday Treasures! Colour scheme! Moments & Memories August!

Observant peeps may notice a lack of Thursday Treasures last week… I had a bad day and so no scrapping unfortunately. But I am back at it again! Whoop!

This time the colour scheme is a combo colour scheme! Thought that would mix it up a bit!


Quite a dramatic combo too!

I decided on some pics of the princess at the nail salon and to use Blackberry Bliss as the purple, with Modern medley as the DSP with plenty of funky patterns.

I wasn’t sure where to go with the layout so started with the Moments & Memories one as my reference just to make life easier… Plus I hadn’t done one for this month so thought I could combine the two challenges!


Of course I soon started changing the sketch around a bit, but I think it is still visible!


My main addition is the bottom layer (there was a slight error I had needed to chop off the original so a new base was required!) and also the texture paste which I scraped through a mask (SU circles and stripes) to create the circles. I love the look of this as the purple still comes through and they are obviously all a bit different!

So I hope it was worth the wait!

Happy crafting!