Wednesday, 6 October 2010

For the Love of Paper!

Been a bit of a naughty scrapbooker lately and, er, not really been scrapping! I'm afraid all things woolly/wooly (seriously, I have an English degree and still don't know how to spell it!) have taken over a bit, especially since I discovered the crochet, and my patterened papers have laid untouched for a few weeks. Plus, coming up to the colder weather, it's so much nicer sat with something warm and woolly/wooly on your knee infront of the telly than sitting in a cold dark conservatory with paper.

However, this last weekend, my house over at UKS, The Green Buttons, threw a little mini cyber crop to try and get everyone's scrapping mojo going again. I've always enjoyed the cyber crops before so, I got the conservatory heater fired up, stuck on some lights and dragged my bum in there. I'm so glad I did as there have been some lovely classes and I'm liking the results!

First up a pre-crop challenge to blow off the scrapping cobwebs. This was to scrap the end of summer. I just had to pick this song title, that always creeps into my head around September:

Another pre crop challenge was a sketch so I scrapped Em and Jet:

First class of the weekend involved some stitching. Usually I would pop over to my mum's and borrow the sewing machine but seeing as she was on a cruise ship at the time, I had to make do with punching holes and hand sewing. It took forever but I'm pleased with it, and I got to scrap one of my favourite recent pics:

Next was a great challenge to use up some of those scrap bits of paper we scrappers accumalate. Here's a pic of our very own PM in the making, Councillor Gillard:

Said Ms Gillard even had a go at this one herself:

About time for a boy layout me thinks. This challenge was to make a border out of a paper punch. This heart punch I used for my cousin's wedding invites last year and I like that it's a bit unconventional using hearts on a boy's page. It's also a classic pic that was just crying out to be scrapped:

A bit of a head scratcher next. A challenge to produce a LO incorporating string, a clock and the number 8 or 10 (there were logical reasons behind all these, wish have vacated my head now!). Took me a while to think about this but eventually did a page for the kids' birthday book:

And finally, a new one for me but I absolutely love it. It was to produce a mini canvas based around a birthday. I decided to do 2, one for each child. I think what I loved even more was, as it was a small canvas, I got to use up even more scraps and so only actually paid out for the basic canvasses, everything else was out of old kits:

I can see canvas projects being added to my 'things to craft' list!
There's a few more classes on there I'm going to save for future, but for now I'm happy that I've made my paper stash feel a little bit loved again so it doesn't start glaring at the box of wool across the craftroom floor!


Uma said...

all beautiful LOs, I love the heart frame, I need to get my butt in gear and do some scrapbooking too!

Marie said...

Blimey! You've been a busy little scrapping bee :) Loving all the LOs hun but I particularly love the one of Xander with the hearts and the canvasses. Gorgeous!

I feel suitably shamed by my lack of anything remotely crafty lately ;P