Friday 30 April 2010

I promise...

... I'll have a scrapbook page done soon.
I am not sure why, but I got stuck into doing other things and I have been playing with my scrapbook supplies for a while. But tomorrow is NSC - National Scrapbooking Day - so I HAVE to do something. Maybe I'll do one of the pages I have been thinking of, maybe I'll get to complete one of the Studio Calico challenges, but I'll get something done this weekend. Promise.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with this week's PaperPlay Challenge.

Image from Cardmad Fairy who is sponsoring this week's challenge, together with the talented Kate, CS forum friend and former PaperPlayer.

* Digital Image: by Cardmad Fairy
* Digital Paper: Springtime Basics kit by Shimelle Laine @
* Word Art: by Paislee Press @

Thursday 22 April 2010

Busy Day

Today is of course, PaperPlay day and Evonne set the challenge:

"I'd like you to create a project without using any patterned paper.
Cardstock only can be used"

My first thought was to give my stamps an airing, maybe even one of my own digi images, and finish it with a ribbon. But then I decided to take the challenge literally and went instead for my punches. 

The butterfly is a MS punch, given by my CS 2008 Secret Santa - Jeanjeny, and the border punch is a new acquisition - the design is so fine I was afraid it was going to jam on me, but so far it is working beautifully, it punches through cardstock without a hitch.

The sponsor this week is Whiff of Joy.

Do check the blog and participate on the challenge, as the prize is beautiful. In fact, I suspect a number of the DT members considered resigning so that they could stand a chance of winning the prize. Hehehe.

Also, I have  some new digi stamps on Mami Doodles, please take a look and let me know what you think!

Monday 19 April 2010

One for the crop...

I've got this one done for Shimelle's online crop, using her free sketch...

*Sketch: online crop freebie by Shimelle Laine
*Patterned Paper: Springtime Basics by Shimelle Laine @ Two Peas in  a Bucket (ledger and polka dots), Full Circle by Danielle Young (kraft)
*Alpha: Yuletide Felt Alpha by Pattie Knox
*Postage stamp:  Mailing Label Frames No. 4 by Paislee Press @ Oscraps
*Font: Georgia

Saturday 17 April 2010

Online crop, a layout and a project

Online crop this weekend at There are great challenges and prize - I'm on a busy weekend but I'll try to burn the midnight oil and get something done.

This layout was for PaperPlay Challenges, Deirdre wants us to use stickers. I didn't think I had any besides letter stickers. Turns out I have a few I had completely forgotten about. I got them in Eason's, cute animal stickers. When I took them out, I realised they were transparent and would disappear against the pink paper, so I covered a bit with white gesso. Then I looked to white so I recovered the surface with masking tape.

I used a sketch by Paloma for Scrapidées, I loved the unusual, top-heavy schemme!

* Paper: Chatterbox
* Stickers: American Crafts (letters), withit (animals & word)
*  Other: jute, gesso, masking tape

And my little project to commemorate the first MamiDoodles DT entries:

A great way to use paper scraps! Check the MamiDoodles DT fabulous projects here.


Friday 16 April 2010

MamiDoodles DT & challenge

I am delighted to announce that MamiDoodles has a Design Team, and their absolutely fabulous projects are live today. I'd love if you check it here and leave a message. And there is enough inspiration for the challenge which one of the team members set up.