Friday, 20 November 2015

~ Stick It Down Blog Hop ~

Welcome to Stick It Down's November blog hop! Several of our design team members have created projects to share with you using any of our past SID sketches. If you've never participated in a blog hop before, you'll "hop" from blog to blog to visit each designer's page and project. You'll leave a comment at each stop along the hop. The hop will end right back here where you started, where you can comment to let us know you've completed the hop and you're entered to win the grand prize. You have until Monday November 23 at 11:59pm to complete the hop. The winner will be announced on or before November 25.

We have several prize packages and one grand prize lined up! Paper Wings Productions is generously sponsoring our blog hop and is offering a $25 gift certificate to the online store!
Paper Wings Productions is owned by Carrie Edelmann Avery. All of the PWP stamps are produced in the USA and are made using the highest quality of materials. You can check out the PWP online store to see the red rubber cling stamps and the clear photopolymer stamps!
Are you ready to get started? Here is the order of the hop, in case you get lost:

Hi there! Terri-Ann here.

I looked back at previous sketches and picked one which I hadn't used before. Much of my scrapping is around my travels and this layout is from our trip to Tunisia.

I love how this sketch has 4 main square elements offset to the bottom left corner of the layout.

This actually turned out to be quite a simple layout once finished and I managed to use up quite a few different bits from my stash!

(Apologies for the poor photo quality, the weather here in the UK is currently bleak and dull!)

I used a flare badge from Hey Little Magpie and a few 'Hello World' collection die cuts.

I picked up these cute Studio Calico wood veneer aeroplanes from TK Maxx. I rarely drop lucky and find the crafting bargains that can be found in store.

So now why not hop on over to Alison  to see what she has created...

Happy crafting!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

~ Stick It Down - November Sketch ~

Wow, don't the month's just keep coming round so quickly! It's that time of the month where I reveal my Stick It Down Design Team entry for their monthly single page sketch.

So here goes!

I impressed myself this month by using some patterned paper that has been sitting in my craft room for longer than I care to admit. I love patterned paper but sometimes I just can't decide what to combine it with.

P.S I've no idea why this photo is blurred as the original is in focus.

So this layout documents our trip to London for my partner's birthday. He tried Dim Sum for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it (I think!). I love asian food as I find it much lighter on the stomach than British/French/American styles.

I hope to see your creation over at Stick It Down.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

~ Hello, I love you ~

Good morning, I'm looking forward to a few days off once I finish nights at the end of this week.
I'm not usually a fan of the rotary word/date kind of stamps as I often find them difficult to use but I'm loving the Maggie Holmes 'Shine' one which came in this months Like For Ever kit. The sentiments are perfect for lots of different layouts.
I absolutely love this photo of me and my fella on the beach at Southport Air Show in September. The weather was lovely and we enjoyed sitting around watching the planes go by.
I'm back to my old ways with my layers and I love it. In the kit we got some Amy Tangerine vellum pockets. I slipped the 'hello' card in to the pocket which has grey strips and a plain heart in the centre.
Happy crafting!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

~ Not a favourite ~

So I've been in two minds as to whether or not I should blog this layout as I'm really not sure about it. It was my original attempt at the Like For Ever Scrappy Sunday Challenge 'To go as big as possible with your title'.
I knew what I wanted to do in my head but it didn't really come out on paper how I had imagined. But I thought, what the heck here it is. The only bit I really like is the little cluster of embellishments in the top right corner.
This beautiful tree was in the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden in Grasmere, Lake District.
Happy Crafting!