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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Catching up

Well I had been caught up scrapping lots of holiday photos and got a bit behind in my Document 2012 album.  This week I have rectified that and have been printing lots of Instagram Photos and catching up to June.

First up was my April 365 LO, I had this paper in my stash for a while and thought it would be a good way to do my monthly word summary.  Loving using's stamps on my LO’s still.


Next up was my May divider page, I use these at the beginning of each month.  I find they are great for using photos from the month that have a story but not that would need a whole LO.  I used a divided photo on this LO, I have seen these in peoples Project Life albums and decided to give them a go.

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This is June’s divider page, which features a lot of journaling.



I decided I needed to do a divider page for my trip to Barcelona in my main album which would then link to the main album which will hold all the LO’s  This divider page sits between April and May as the holiday covered each months.









I am glad I have caught up and am looking at needing another album for this year already.  I will be posting some new LO next week as have been having a creative spurt.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 18 June 2012

Instagram Blog Hop Winner

Hello everyone, did you make it around to all the blogs on the hop?  I made it to all I think, blogger was anti me commenting on a few of them though.

So the winner of my  giveaway is……


Please contact me at nan.sinclair@btinternet.com and I will arrange to send you your package of loveliness.

I hope to take part in another international blog hop soon, it was great fun.

Thanks for stopping by


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Instagram Summer Blog Hop


Its time for another Instagram Blog Hop and this time I am involved!!  I have talked on here before about my love of Instagram and how I have made some great friends from around the world.  Of course alot of these friends are  crafty friend sharing there wonderful creations.

Thought I would share a recent Instagram photo of me getting in to the summer mood with my new  flamingo additions to the caravan.

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I also thought I would share a recently scrapped Instagram photo, these photos are working well with my new scrapping style.

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So thanks for making it along to my blog from Michelle and sharing all the love that Instagrammers seem to have.  Here is my giveaway for the Summer Blog Hop:

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Lots of chipboard embellishment goodies and some stamps as well as some other surprises.  For a chance to win this small stash pile please leave a comment  letting  me know what your current favourite stamp/stamp set is.  I will announce the winner on my blog here on Monday 18th June 2012.

Here is the full list of all the lovely Instagrammers taking part in the blog hop:

Aida Haron | aidaville : www.aidaharon.livejournal.com

Amelia Khalik | ameliakhalik : www.ameliakhalik.blogspot.com

Cindy Lee | cindylee : www.mylilcraftycorner.blogspot.com

Clare Reilly | thelifeofclare : www.thelifeofclaree.blogspot.com

Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf | geekgalz : www.evelynpy.wordpress.com

Gina Lideros | ginalideros: www.canoncreativegirl.blogspot.com

Jaime Warren | jaimewarren : www.jaimewarren.typepad.com

Janna Werner | jannawerner : www.jannawerner.de

Jeana | jeanawithaj : www.felicityjanestudios.com

Jessy Christopher | jcchris : www.teacherjessy.blogspot.com

Joan C | joancce : www.scrapsncards.blogspot.com

Jordan Blaser | missblaser : http://missblaser.com/?page_id=9

Julie Garcia-Matus | callelillycafe : www.callelillycafe.blogspot.com

Kim Watson | kjstarre : www.kj-starre.blogspot.com

Kimberly Neddo | kimberlyneddo : www.kimberlygarofolo.typepad.com

Laura Banasiak | laurabanasiak : www.simply-scraps.net

Liana Suwandi | lianasuwandi : www.maples-lianasuwandi.blogspot.com

Lindsey Hansen | lindzeyhanzen:  www.lindsey-hansen.com

Marie Ramirez | bettiescrapbook : www.absosweetmarie.blogspot.com

Melissa Mann | melissamann1981 : www.iheartpenquins.blogspot.com

Merdrey Chew | medrey : www.dreamieland.wordpress.com

Michelle Kehoe | michellek : www.michellelovesallsorts.blogspot.com

Michelle Lanning | michellelanning : www.michellelanning.com

Nancy S | Kittynance : www.kittyscrapper-nancy.blogspot.com <<< YOU ARE  HERE<<

Natalie Elphinstone | natalieelph  : www.onescrappydoctor.blogspot.com<< NEXT STOP<<

Natt Smith | tinynatt : www.tinynatt.blogspot.com

Nina Burgess | ladybugnina : www.adventuresinbugland.blogspot.com

Sharmandeswari Nidyanandan | shamu_rueben : www.craftyliciousme.blogspot.com

Susan K. Weckesser | susankweckesser : www.mysweetearth.blogspot.com

Suryanti Halim | isur : www.suryanti-halim.blogspot.com

Talia Carbis | taliacarbis : www.number-19.com

Wati Basri | watibasri : www.scrapcreation.blogspot.com

I am very happy to be involved in this blog hop, and although the weather has not been very summery here in the UK its nice seeing the sun out there in some parts of the world.

Thanks so much for stopping by on the Hop and  looking around.


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Bramford Challenge- The Frame

Well these past 2 months have gone really quickly and I have not got around to posting the last two challenge pieces I did with the Bramford Girls.  May’s was an altered letter, I have misplaced the photos of that at the moment so will have to post that later.

June’s challenge was chosen by me, I picked some frames up from Michaels in California whilst there in January, of course these had nothing to do with our over weight case!  I must admit I found this hard as I kept looking at it and was not sure if to paint it or what and then if to leave it for a photo to be put in or to decorate the middle.

Here is what I came up with in the end.

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I made some swirl flowers fro some double sided patterned paper, these are my favourite way of making 3D flowers.  The stamps all come from the Creative Expressions Vintage Sewing stamp set, it is my go to set for altered project as I love every single stamp.

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Here are a couple of photos of me in the process of making the background.  I used a hexagon stamp which I stamped on to a pile of scraps all in the same tone and cut out by hand.  This was labour intensive, but I love the finial results.

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I am really happy how it turned out and enjoyed altering  it with ink sprays.  Next months challenge is a Domino from Carol, and a challenge it will be!!

Thanks for Looking


Monday, 4 June 2012

Recent LO’s

Well although I have not blogged in a while, I have been busy scrapping and now have 3 albums on the go.

  • Document 2012
  • California 2012
  • Barcelona 2012

I have had a huge clear out of my stash and have donated most of it to a mate and  sold a few bits on ebay and at the local crop.  I have also ordered myself a Silhouette CAMEO, which should arrive in a few days, very excited about that. 

Since subscribing to Studio Calico and taking a couple of classes at twopeasinabucket (I won SassyScrapping Class on a blog hop) I have changed my style a bit.  It is still graphical, but I am using more layers and dimension and also being much more economical with my paper stash, especially the SC kits.My newer style is also meaning I am scrapping quicker, I am less worried about planning it all first, I stick bits down and layer over them.  I even was quicker at the crop this weekend and completed 3 LO apart from journaling.  I have a growing pile of LO’s for me to journal on and put away in there new albums.

Here are a few of my more recent LO’s, I am having a bit of a love affair with all the is aqua/turquoise at the moment and it shows!

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This LO uses an old Rub-on that I found in my stash, the  effect against the Kraft cardstock is lovely.  I am now hunting through all my stash for more to play with.

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As you can see I have had a bit of a run on scrapping square Instagram photos lately, I definately need to get some more printed at a smaller size, these are 5” x 5”.

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Again I have used Rub-ons  in the background here to create a layer.  I also have not done a feature title on this LO, using the stamped words instead. 

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On this LO I have used my Cricut to cut some shapes and a saying out, using the saying as a title.  I thought I should use it a bit before I decide if to sell it or not with the CAMEO on its way.

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This LO was created using the latest SC kit.  I pulled apart the Heidi Swapp Memory File to use as the background piece, and I am glad I did as I now have so much more to play with.  The tile letter were HS colour magic ones, I coloured these with a mixture of Broken Chine DI and mists.

So as you can see I have been busy and started to make an indent on the large pile of photos, I am also using my stash more effectively and focusing more on the journaling.

I am looing forward to the arrival of my next SC kit as I order an add on kit this time, so must use the last one up before it arrives.  I will try and post more often so it is not so photo heavy next time.

Thanks for Looking.