Tuesday, 30 October 2012


This is My LO for the Pagerize challenge at Scrap OUr Stash- the idea is you use the Pagerize LO as inspiration for your LO- I chose to use the three square phots in a strip from Wendy's LO- I'm loving scrapping with my Instagrams at the moment so this was a perfect way to get some on a LO

its a LO about one of our favourite places to eat- Wagamama - Nancy always has the cod cubes

Saturday, 27 October 2012

More Stamp art work

so here is my latest attempt to make a piece of home decor with stamps

This time I've used stamps of the world inspired by my love of Postcrossing. I photocopied and enlarged a map of the world. Cut out the continents and then glued on stamps in the appropriate areas. this was harder than it sounds. I had to cut down the number of stamps I wanted to use for Europe as the stamps were much bigger than the size of the countries ( in fact I might make another with just Europe) and Russia is far too big- that took a whole load of stamps. It turns out I don't have a stamp from Iceland (or Madagascar) so don't get all picky on me that they are not there ( or wrong) and I had to buy some stamps on Ebay for Greenland but altogether I think it looks OK

Thursday, 25 October 2012

hot chocolate

Well this is my Design Team Lo for Scrap OUr Stash. The theme this month is hot chocolate so I went with a range of hot chocolate tones for my Lo about our October holiday last year.

I'm a bit miffed this year as My children's school holiday and my school holiday from work are different  weeks so no Cornwall holiday this year :(

Friday, 19 October 2012

colour challenge

here are two LOs I made using the  Crate Paper colour combination for this month. the colours are officially- Peacock Blue, Gingerbread and dove grey

I started by making the  Wonderful View LO about one of our many turns on the LOndon Eye 

but then I looked down at myself and realised I was wearing the exact colours of the challenge even down to dove grey socks ( you can see them through the straps on my boots)- so a couple of instagram pictures later I made this LO about my outfit

There is a mix of lots of different lines in both of these- I have some brand new On Trend as well as some much older bits

Thursday, 18 October 2012

I put a spell on you- because you're mine

its October, its Halloween month and the song over at Scrap it With a Song is " I put a spell on You".
So what did I do- make a pretty pretty Lo with not a witch in sight.

I decided to use the next line " because you're mine" and used a picture of me and Nancy eating ice cream on holiday this summer

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Googly Eyes

the challenge over at Child's Play this week is an art and craft item- Googly Eyes

I did think about using some actual kids googly eyes on my LO but then I decided to make some embellishments that looked a bit like some instead.

I used googly eyes in the title and a picture of Nancy playing with her food- a Quaver

Saturday, 13 October 2012


this Lo is for the challenge at White with one- this month the challenge is white with yellow and stars
i used a photo from Instagram again-  Nancy and me taken by Nancy when she was messing with my phone
I used both the negative and the positive of the punched stars at the top of the LO and at the bottom afew old stamps in just about the right colours that were laying on my desk.

I have a plan for a bundle of world stamps that I have - watch this space

waiting for the flame

this LO is made using the sketch from Stuck Sketches
I'm loving my Instagram pictures at the moment and this is one of them. A photo of Arthur while he was waiting in the crowd for the Olympic flame to pass by. He's holding his "I saw the flame" flag
the LO is called- waiting for the for the flame
here is the sketch

flowers in her hair

here's my take on the latest challenge at Sarah's cards. its from the sketch below. its a picture of Nancy at the park in the summer- she has her own sense of style for good or bad and I often have to coax her out of outfits that are impractical for the occasion or the weather- shorts and a vest in winter?

Friday, 12 October 2012

using scrap stealing ideas~2

This LO is based on a LO I saw on the Crate Paper blog this week- the LO on the blog used washi tape stickers to create a pattern. I used lots of small strips of patterned paper at the bottom of the page
the LO has a photo of my children running about in the multi storey car park- we were the only people parked on level

Thursday, 11 October 2012

using scraps- stealing ideas

I love pootling about the internet finding inspiration- unfortunately with the laptop out of action I've been doing it less and less- sitting on a hard chair in the playroom doesn't have the same appeal
but I had a little wander last week and found loads of ideas using scraps of paper
I made these three LOs and  not one whole piece of patterned paper was harmed in the process

I apologise for not sharing ho I stole the ideas from- I always forget to record that important bit of info :(

this one uses half circles in a graduated colour effect

these two uses two inch squares cut in half diagonally in a patchwork effect
both exactly the same design just with different colours
this one the wild flower meadows at the Olympic Park in London
 this one a series of Instagrams from our trip to Belgium this summer
( I am pickleboys on Instagram if you want to take a look)

Friday, 5 October 2012


I made this for the challenge at Dutch Dares- I know I'm not living  there anymore but I still have tonnes of photos  from out time in Holland that I need to scrap so at least if I play along I may get some done.

the challenge is to use Patterned paper only- no card- i've got 8 on here
the photo is of Stanley eating a tompouce cream cake

Thursday, 4 October 2012

not picture perfect

the latest challenge at Scrap it with a Song has an October Halloween theme to it- the song is Kelly Clarkson- Dark Side but as you can see from my LO I haven't gone for a dark halloween theme- there is a line in the song that says "nobody's picture perfect" so I used that as my title.
The photo of Nancy that I used makes her look like some strange cabbage patch kid with blotchy skin- slightly odd but quite cute

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

While I sit and watch

This LO is for the October challenge at FRom Scree To Scrap- the  inspiration comes from "a tree Grows in Brooklyn" you can see the poster below.

the challenge involved also using
a black and white photo
a tree

I used the a leaf punch to create a border and some old AC paper with trees on but I inked up the white trees so it fitted a bit better with the other colours

the photo is of my son playing on the huge earthwork mounds at Kenilworth Castle- its called "while I sit and Watch" because that'a exactly what I was doing

Monday, 1 October 2012

twister inspiration

The challenge recently at Child's Play was Twister as inspiration

I made the top LO based on the image of the board (see below) but used some subdued colours. While I was making it I was left with the offcuts of the shapes so I used those on a second LO about our holiday last October