Friday, 16 September 2016

Kate Who?


Challenge #3
over on the
today 
is to be
Kate Spade Inspired

Well I didn't know whether to run and hide 
as I’d never heard of
Kate Spade!
Oh don’t you just love Google!
Here’s what I found
She's a New Yorker and designs
handbags, women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories 
amongst other things for the home.

I decided to look at the "home' section first but, 
apart from the diaries,
I couldn't find anything to suit
 so off I went in search of something else
on Pinterest where all the pictures are in one place!

Well, I didn’t realise that a lot of the scrapbook card quotes are actually Kate Spade and then I was torn between choosing a quote or one of her divine watches to be inspired by oh, choices, choices!
Eventually I decided on this gorgeous iPhone cover
and got to work on my layout.

Firstly, I created that Kate Spade background by cutting my papers at the correct angles as I had done with one of my forgeries earlier this month (spooky!)




I used most of my Forgeries on the Fourth
(although my letters bled slightly!)
to create my layout which highlights 
how excited she was when her 
Full Driving Licence arrived in the post!





What Kate Spade item will inspire you to create your layout?
Link Up so we can all see J





Sunday, 4 September 2016

A Few Forgeries...

...to share today for Forgeries on the Fourth
over at the Counterfeit Kit Blog.

The first item I wanted to forge was this paper as it was the easiest!
 I took 3 papers, cut them at the correct angles and stuck down - simples!
I then decided to use my vellum and some dies to create my forgery of...
I love forging as you can make these things to suit your layouts ...

Next was two different options for the alphas and first was starting from scratch 
by cutting alphas from two different papers, cutting one in half and sticking on top.
I'm not keen on the outcome of this one but I'm sure it could be perfected
Then, with the use of painter's tape and a promarker
I got to work and decided this way was best...
What do you think? Which piece of your kit, if any, will you forge?
Go on, have a go...

Thursday, 1 September 2016

September Reveal

Yay, you made it!!! I'm last on the Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop 
list this month and following on from Julene

Nicole is our Guest Designer this month.

Master Forger Margie has chosen the "Maggie" kit from Felicity Jane
which reminds me of summery days and ice cream!

Although I love the kit, it is rather large so I have numbered the items I will be counterfeiting
to create my kit...


Here are my choices for 1-12
(It was quite difficult to capture the colours in my photographs
 so I'm hoping my full kit photo below will help you see them in a better light)

And then I found this beauty (well there's 4 in total) in the charity shop 

and thought they could possibly replace the doilies in the kit!

So here's my September kit, Summer dreams



Will you counterfeit ALL the chosen kit, more or less?

Link up so we can all see and I'll be back on the fourth with some forgeries.


Saturday, 27 August 2016

Hard To Scrap

Have you ever looked at a photograph of such a happy moment that isn't so happy anymore
and wondered whether you should scrap it or not?
Well here is your answer.
I captured this moment perfectly of her
as she read an email and got the news she had been waiting for.
We were sitting on La Rambla in Barcelona at the time and she managed to log into some free wifi
to check her emails - and there it was - she was through to the last round
to join an apprenticeship scheme with the Fire Service.
That smiled beamed all day!
So why wouldn't I want to scrap it?
Well two weeks later, she got the news that she hadn't made the very final 12
and she was devastated - we all were 
which made scrapping this picture all the more difficult
BUT
we have to scrap the good AND the bad
to tell our story, don't we?



This layout was created using my August Counterfeit Kit.

I would love to know what has been the hardest photograph that you have scrapped
let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Perdido en Barcelona?



CHALLENGE THREE
is up over at the Counterfeit Kit Blog.

The challenge - Sounds Foreign to Me! - in honour of our German inspiration kit, 
is to be inspired by foreign words on your project.

Do you remember those Spanish words I cut using my machine?
Here's a reminder...
Well here they are on my layout...
...which tells the story (and answers my title question) of how well she guided us 
through the street of Barcelona.
Why not join in with our 3rd and final challenge for the month of August
and make sure you
so we can pop over and leave some love.

I may just have one more layout to show you this month.
I'm on a roll!!!!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

What Happens When the Computer Is Broken....

...you SCRAP!!!!

Yep, that's what happened!
I haven't scrapped at home for a fair few months but while the computer was restoring
(after installing an update that interfered with my Cameo software!!!)
- and after clearing out the fridge and doing the hoovering -
what else could a girl do?

This month I was determined to use up my Counterfeit Kit
(yes, it was small but it's a start!)

I wanted to get back into joining in with Sue's Sketch Challenge 
- hope over and take a look and going in -
and although it's a very loose fit I can see
the similarities :) 


I turned the sketch 90 degrees clockwise.
 Can you see those loose similarities?


A very simple layout using my forged background paper.
I think I may need to make more of that!!!





Monday, 8 August 2016

Summer Snap!


Don't you just love a treasure hunt - scrapbookers call photos "treasure" right?

UKScrappers are holding a Summer Snap! Challenge
and during our little break in Barcelona
I took up the challenge.
Here is what I found...

1 vapour trails or clouds
We're on our way to Barcelona
2 a horse drawn vehicle
Nearly missed this one - luckily my girl had read my list and shouted at me to snap the moment!

3 flowers in bloom
There were too many photos in my album of beautiful flowers but I think this one has to be my favourite

4 a summer job in the garden
This guy was so busy digging the garden as we strolled through Parc Guell

5 something typifying your holiday destination, 
or your home town if you are planning a stay cation
Well you're not going to get Boris Barcelona Bikes anywhere else!

6 hats
were everywhere!

7 ice cream
Mmmmmm

8 kites or balloons

9 bubbles
I have never seen such big bubbles!

10 ducks, swans or seabirds

11 summer sunrise or sunset
My phone camera kept on steaming up in the heat but managed to capture a slight sunset 
whilst waiting for the fountains to start

12 eating al fresco
That was a very messy nectarine

13 somewhere you would only visit when the sun shines
Beautiful beach which I probably would also visit if the sun wasn't shining but not in these clothes!

14 flags or bunting

15 summer shoes
Sock and sandals girlfriend!

16 fruit growing, in the garden, on a tree, or in the hedgerow
Olives (yuk!)
17 water
Stunning water show at Font Màgica de Montjuïc

18 umbrellas
I love how they displayed their earrings on these brollies

19 glasses

20 fete, fair or festival
Such a great afternoon at Barcelona Pride

and ME!
Well a bit of me!

So there we have it, all 20 photos on the list taken over a 5 day period.

Thank you Alison and Sue for taking the time to keep us busy over the Summer.