Well Friday night was the begining of Rebekah's Birthday Blog Hop and although I was only able to spend a little amount of time crafting I have been trying to follow it throughout the weekend.
My first attempt was at Lis's Chipboard Heart embellishment.
I actually made quite a few of these as I was really pleased with the way they turned out. The metal additions were actually a magpie steal from an old accessorize bag I had, really glad I saved them now.
I decided to try and make a star shaped one as I thought this may be useful for a male layout or card.
I love this technique as its a great way of using some of the left over scraps of patterned paper.
Next I decided to have a go at Amarylis's Rose tutorial. I have admired these roses on many peoples layouts including the christmas tags by Tim Holtz, however I have never got round to trying to make them.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I can't wait to try it with grunge paper and distress inks. So watch this space...
Finally, I had enough time left to have a go at making Ifa's gorgeous mini book. I had to change the dimensions as I didn't have any 12x12 acetate so just made an A5 book using an A4 sheet of acetate.
I used my Cleo crafts monthly kit which this month included lots of lovely Prima 'Flights of Fancy' Papers and embellishments.
Not sure what I'm going to put in it get, maybe need a trip to the local Butterfly house once I am out of hospital next week.
Thanks for looking at my attempts, I can't wait to get back home to start having a go at some of the other tutorials and challenges. I must say a huge thanks to Rebekah for organising such a wonderful event!