Saturday, 14 April 2012

crop day!

Morning... yes it is only 7:15 am, but I have been up for an hour already, couldn't sleep cause this stupid cough is driving me insane... and I had some stuff to do last minute for todays crop and class that I'm teaching. nothing like a bit of last minute pressure to wake you up and get you moving!!

last night I joined in more of shimelles online crop and made another page, I'm a bit behind now tho as I woke up to another challenge which had been added last night :o

heres the page I came up with:

I used Shimelle's example page as a staring point and scrap lifted my way to this, thanks Shimelle x

The photo is of my gorgeous hubby (don't told him I said that, he'll only get a big head!
when we went for a family walk along portishead, the same day from the elsie buggy blues page from yesterday:)
Shimelles challenge was to use 3 or more papers from different manufacturers, but as I always do this anyway it wasn't much of a challenge to me. i don't scrap in kits or brands, occasionally if i just open a new pack then yes, but I tend to buy sheets singly so it hardly works out that way.

heres the list of papers I used:

the base paper is by Lilybee design - Memorandum range called 9 to 5.
the black chevron is by crate paper - random collection - victorian
the small red block is by echo park - seasons greetings range - small poinsettia
and the red strip is an ancient scrap that I found in my scrap bag, so old I don't remember who its by or anything.
the journal card is by MME - miss caroline - fiddlesticks
(which I will be stocking in my shop from next week!!! - so excited!)
and the paper from which I made the black heart and frame is by crafts house - aniseed, which again is another really old one. 

I have found something out about my style of scrapping whilst doing this challenge.
I tend to use the B sides of papers rather than the A sides.... I guess i prefer the smaller more subtle patterns.
Im not afraid of colour, or patterns but there is a time and a place :)

my next page is what I will be teaching at my crop this morning. The emphasis of the class is technique on making a see though patch in a 12x12 page to fill with confetti, rather than making a stunning, embellishment filled page. see what you think:

I got the idea from a pin on pinterest, a lady filled a whole sunburst paper with alternately confettied pieces, it looked amazing but was far too much work for a morning class. 
So i tamed it down into something achievable, but I believe once you show a person how, they can go on and experiment and take things further, the first step and getting the ideas are always the hardest. 

I have spent this morning, typing up instructions for those people that want kits but can't attend today, and printing those and my newsletters, I'm knackered now and its only half past 7.... with a long hard day at crop and a girly night out tonight, I shall be shattered tomorrow, but watch that stop me scrap?!?!?! I think not!!!!

I am taking my iPad to crop so I can still join in on all things Shimelle, can't wait to see what else she comes up with, will be fun.

see you soon xxxxxx


  1. Love both of these pages--that confetti heart is really gorgeous!

  2. Hi Emma, stunning layouts! Loved scrapping with you the other week, and great to see you on the Smash book group too! Suzie xxx :)

  3. Both these pages are gorgeous, love them both :) The confetti window is stunning and the soppy page is lovely!!!

    Carole xxx