Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Crochet Triangle Cowl

I thought I'd pop in on this cold and blustery Wednesday morning, to show you how I'm keeping warm these days! If you've been following this blog for a while, you'll know that I've picked up a crochet hook in the past, and made the odd little thing here and there. About six months ago I started on a blanket, which is still only half done, making me realise that maybe I'm not a blanket crocheter! I prefer smaller, quicker projects - one of the reasons that I like scrapbooking so much (apart from the creative outlet) is the sense of satisfaction and pride in a completed page. So, with that in mind I put the blanket down, and picked up some lovely, squishy Rowan wool to make myself a cowl to keep warm :)
I found the pattern for this Triangle Cowl on Ravelry. I left the tassels off my version, and I love it! It's so soft and comfy to wear, and very warm. 
I will finish my blanket eventually, but I do think I need little patterns like this every now and then, just to keep me going!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Special Girl

So, here is my third and final layout using the February club kit from The Scrapbook Garden. I used a homemade template to dab some of the distress ink through, which is definitely my favourite of the three techniques that I've used. 
As soon as I saw the 'Labeled' paper I knew that I wanted to use the 'Special' label as part of a title on a layout of Mojo, so all I added were the Thickers for the rest.
If you follow Ann's blog you'll know that this really is my final layout for The Scrapbook Garden, as this is the last kit that I'll be designing with. I'd just like to say a big thank you to Ann, I've loved working with all the shop products, and then kits that she's sent over the past 2 years (and no, I couldn't believe it's been that long, I had to check my emails to make sure!).
All the best Ann, and thanks for everything :) 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Let it Snow

This is layout number two with the February kit from The Scrapbook Garden. The colours in the kit couldn't have been more perfect for all the snow we've had recently, so I picked two of my favourite photos for this page.
I'm in love with the sheet of tape stickers that came as an add on to the kit - they could have  been designed with me in mind! They come in 12" lengths, so I trimmed two of them down for the bottom of this page.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with my third, and final, layout from this kit, and then I'm planning a crochet share over the weekend :D

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Fun on the Ice

I really enjoyed playing with the Fancy Pants goodies in the February club kit from Ann at The Scrapbook Garden, and the added challenge of thinking of different ways to use distress ink on my layouts was the icing on the cake! For this first layout I used the distress ink to colour two wood veneer arrows. 
I always try not to add too much from my stash to these layouts, as the less I add the easier it will be for the ladies at Ann's kit club to recreate them. 
As always I have three layouts to share using the kit, so I'll be back with the other two!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

J & J

Gosh, it's been rather a long time since I've been here! Life has been very busy over the past month or so, and with the increased activity my desire to play with paper and glue diminished somewhat, and I've been doing a lot more crafting with yarn instead, as I find it easier to pick up for a few minutes and then put down again. Having said that, I sat at my desk this weekend and completed four pages, so it looks like that creative spark may have been reignited! The first page I did was for today's challenge at The Studio - to create a layout about love, with 5 hearts somewhere on the page. 
I'm determined to use up my ever growing stash, so reached into it and pulled out these MME papers from last year to scrap this photo of my husband and I at our wedding. 
I scattered five Studio Calico wood veneer hearts around the page, and finished it with some stamping and buttons (from the same MME range as the paper).
I'll be back to share the other three layouts soon, and if you lovely readers are interested, I'd also like to start sharing some of my crochet projects - what do you think? 
I'm also really enjoying Project Life - I've completed weeks 1-3, and only have little finishing touches to put to weeks 4 and 5. I'm keeping it really simple with lots of photos, which has helped to make the process quite quick. I'm not sure whether I'll be sharing PL here or not, it's still under consideration, but I'd be interested to hear what people think. Do you do PL, and if so, do you share your pages?