Friday 14 January 2011

A Few Things to Show You !!!

Last Saturday was Bromsgrove Crop and I was really looking forward to getting some LO's done as the month before I was making Christmas cards. It was great to see everyone and catch up,there was lots of talking,laughing and a bit of scrapbooking thrown in.I finished two pages both using sketches.
The first LO I got finished was using a My Mind's Eye Sketch.

 As well as the sketch the theme was Winter (what winter mean's to you).I used a photo of my niece at Christmas wearing her Christmas pudding babygrow and hat. She doesn't look very impressed but she looked so darn cute !!!

 I got to use my December kit Times Square Twenty 11 from Pixie Dust Paperie,the papers and buttons are Lost & Found,I misted the DP with the Tattered Angels which was also in the kit. I made a flower shape with some brown tulle as an embellishment. I love this kit !!!
Libby,Jackie and I all took the new Page Maps 2 book to the crop so we chose one sketch and all did a LO using that sketch.

I used Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934,the frame is from Tattered Angels inked with TH Distress Ink and the alphabet is My Minds Eye Lush. This photo of me makes me laugh,my Gran and Godmother took me to London for the day,my clothes give away I was bought up in the 70's.
Lastly I just wanted to show you these sewing jars I made for Libby and Rach as part of their Christmas present. I saw them in Sew Sunny Homestyle book by Tone Finnanger and thought they would look really pretty in their craft rooms.

They are very easy to make all you need is a Kilner preserving jar where the lid has a removable centre,cut a piece of card the same size as the lid.Cut a larger circle of fabric and sew a row of running stitch close to the edge,lay the fabric over the card and add a layer of cotton wool in between then pull the thread to gather the fabric.Push the fabric covered card under the lid rim. I then glued a piece of coloured card to hide the gathered fabric card. I then made a button & pin tag and attached it with string to the jar.

You still have plenty time to enter this month's challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous,all you need to do is use at least 17 buttons on a card or layout,so get those button tins out and give it a go!!!

Have a good weekend


Unknown said...

I love my button jar and it is special because it was handmade thank you again

Stella said...

Your niece is such a cutie.... and I love how that LO turned out. Beautiful colors and I love that rosette made of tulle.
That LO with your picture looks gorgeous too. It's always lovely to look at old pictures of someone's childhood; having these pictures and preserve them in such a gorgeous way like you did is priceless.
I love that sewing jar!

Ros said...

You sound like you had fun ... your LO are both brilliant ... what a sweet pudding outfit! and hey I was first married in the 70's (LOL) ... fabulous jar too ... great idea ...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful layout pages Deb, good to see your beautiful creation with Pixie December kit, I was so reluctant to cut that diecut paper, you did a fabulous job, it turn out great! : )

Juls said...

so so many gorgeous things!!!!!!! I adore your first page, the layout is fabulous and I love the paint splat effect in the the patchwork feel of the snd layout the stitching is fabulous and the little detail in the bottom corner of the page is fabulous!!!! and your button jar....well I am just utterly in love with that creation!!! Thank you for sharing it all with us! Hugs Juls

Lea said...

That picture of your neice is so dang cute!!! What a face. It is also a fantastic layout:) So love the layout of little you! Great sketch and love the paper, the stiching and the embellishment cluster! Oh and those button jars are a great idea!

Lisa said...

I adore the layout with your niece - talk about scrumptious and the layout itself is of course, delightful. I like that sketch you used from Page Maps - I saw the same design on Liberty's blog and admired it - I have the book and will have to have a better look through it. I miss being able to come to the crops ;-(

Anonymous said...

gorgoues LOs and yes my button jar does look seriously pretty in my craft room :)

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