Monday, March 18, 2013

(Lawn Fawn) Easter Cards...

I looove making Easter cards! Not that I make that many, but I just love the excuse to play with cute Easter eggs, bunny stamps etc. Lawn Fawn has a really nice little Easter stamp set out now which I couldn't resist (of course!)  and which I used for this set of cards.

I also used the Polaroid frame from one of their other stamp set and an alphabet stamp set too. I managed to "fake" a circle with a Memento black marker (matching the Memento black ink I stamped the greeting in) to create the Swedish letter "å" too. Yay! And for those who have not guessed already "Glad Påsk" means "Happy Easter". :)

The background is made using some blue shades of Tim Holtz Distress ink pads and the images are (of course!) coloured using Copics (see image for shades used).

Off out to get these in the post now :)

Friday, March 08, 2013

My Christmas Album...

I realised that I have totally forgotten to put my finished Christmas Album on here!! I always finish my Christmas album after December. Usually I scrap about half way and then, due to often not having access to my supplies, and I leave the rest until the next year. My album this year was finished very early in February. I normally finish late February some time.

I made my album from scratch and my covers from scratch. I can't remember the exact size of the covers right now but I made it so the pages inside will hold 2 landscape 15x10 cm (6x4 inches) photos above each other.

The covers are made by chipboard and covered in Echo Park papers both inside and out. Then I added some Distress Stickles to some of the pattern in the paper.

My album is bound with the largest O-Wire and the Bind-It-All machine. Red wire. I kept my pages as non-bulky as I could and bound it as all the pages were finished.

The reason that I didn't bind it when I made the covers is that I was unsure how many pages I wanted for each day (depending on how many photos I wanted to feature) and what order I wanted my pages in (I have lots of varied sizes of pages).

I ended up using one page for most days but I also have days that have 5-7 (!) pages. I love, love, love working with the format of different sized pages and have done so for several of my Christmas albums in the past too. I know this won't be the last time either :)

Just like it's super nice to have finished the album from last Christmas, it's super exciting to get to start the album for *next* Christmas. Come December, I'll be so ready again and I already have plans for an album that I might use... :)))

Friday, March 01, 2013

Copic Bargain...

I'm a happy girl! Got myself a mad Copic bargain earlier in the week which arrived late on Wednesday evening. I swatched them on my chart yesterday and hoping to get some colouring time in later today perhaps...

And why do I call it a bargain...? Copics are not really exactly cheap? Because I got them at HALF price. AND it was a good price to start with ---> £4.80 making them £2.40 each :))) Unfortunately they only had so many colours so I grabbed the ones that I didn't have and was very grateful to be able to add a few more colours to my collection :)

I've made some more cards but I haven't had the time to take photos of them yet, so that is something to come... But that will have to be done another day as I'm starving! Better go and make some lunch!

Have a great weekend :)