Saturday, 23 November 2013

New Challenge!

I am going to try and reinstate the 'In a Word' challenge that I used to run on Daisytrail. I don't know if anyone will be interested in taking part, but I am going to have a go as I think it will be fun! :)

So to start us off, I have chosen this weeks word which is 'FRIENDSHIP' The idea is that you scrap the word in whatever way you like, just go with what the word means to you and using whatever kits and photos you choose.

The challenge will run for 2 weeks - finishing on the 8th December. When the winning page will be posted on my blog. The winner will then choose the word for the next challenge.

This is my take on 'Friendship' credits to: Sahlin studio and Amy Wolff. Image from Canstock.

To take part in the challenge - post a link to your page in the comments section of this post. I can then 'grab' your page and display it here. 

This is our first entry by Jackie (jacloves2craft). With her adorable dogs Max and Milly. She has a Poppy dog! Thank you for taking part Jackie x

This page is from Paul (howard-ph1) I'm loving the meerkats! Thanks for playing along Paul x

This is by Sam (1westie) Love the blending on this. Thank you Sam x

This one is by Rosabelle (rosabelle1944). Sooo sweet!. Thank you x

We have another entry! ... from Helen (hcd) You gotta love those penguins lol x

This is the sweetest image! Page by Rena (RMC) X

Saturday Spotlight Wk 9

Welcome to The Saturday Spotlight!

This weeks gorgeous page is by Helen (hcd). 

I love the cut out and the image is so lovely. I really like the circular framing too.
To view more of Helen's work, pop over to  Daisytrail

"The page was created for a 'Puppy Love' challenge. The extracted image is a friend's granddaughter as she fell in love with some six week old retriever puppies...must admit I did too!
I used Sahlin Studio's kit 'So This is Love' and created the hearts and frames using Craft artist 2 tools and effects.

Originally a traditional scrapper, I began the digital form in 2012 after I discovered craft Artist and the social scrapping site, Daisytrail. I'm loving the flexible and no mess attributes and i'm constantly amazed at what can be achieved.
Entering challenges, seeing many amazing pages and receiving encouraging feedback inspired me to learn more.
Retired from teaching, digital scrapping is the perfect hobby and has connected me to a wonderful world of creativity."

Thank you Helen :)

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


Well it feels odd that I missed this last week - and i've only been desk hopping for a few weeks!
Anyway, back now. Pop over to The Stamping Ground for all the info about WOYWW :)

At the moment I'm working on a real actual glue and paper scrap book page! But still found time to do 2 digital ones. I have also been fortunate to be working on 2 more commissions for Buzzbee Designs. So very busy at the mo.

This first page is of my son trying to get the perfect shot of the storm we had a few weeks ago in the UK. Totally mad isn't he? But he got some awesome photos lol.
Credits: Sahlin Studio and Laurie Ann.

This next page is a little message for my lovely stepdaughter, Hollie.
Credits: Amy Wolff, Valerie Wibbens, one little bird.

A huge heartfelt thank you to everyone that visits and leaves a comment. It means such a lot. Will get round as many desks as I can this evening after work. Happy Hopping! xxx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

The Photographer!

I quite often use my son's (Matt) photos in my work, so this is a picture of my son actually taking the photo! He is taking a photo that I used for my page called Storm Warning.

I created lots of textured layers and used one of Matt's own photos blended into the BG.
I used a 3D effect on the wording to make it look a bit watery. Not sure it worked, but I'm happy with the effect.
I've used kits called 'Sea Breeze' by Laurie Ann and 'Count The Waves' by Sahlin Studio :)