Friday, 27 August 2010

Shimelle's Learn Something New every Day ~ 2010

So, it's nearly 1st September which means it will soon be time for this year's LSNED.
An on-line course designed to have us learning at least one thing every day of September.

I took part last year by blogging my learnings and I also started a mini-album. Note the word 'started'? A year later and it's still unfinished!!! This year I'm going to stick to blogging. I may do a DLO afterwards to note all my learnings, but that's another month away.

So, who else is up for a spate of learning with me? Head on over to find out more and hopefully enroll too. The great thing about enrolling, is that you pay the first year and get it free after that. How amazing is Shimelle to do that for us all?

Love, Sarah C xx

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The Studio Challenges Cybercrop ~ Home Sweet Home by Amanda

Amanda's challenge on Saturday for her The Studio Challenges Cybercrop was a vintage framed LO.

I had a 6x6 box frame, so had to leave some of the elements off or it would have been over-loaded. Absolutely loved this class and will definitely be using the book paper flower technique again. Beautiful.

Here's my take on it including a few close-ups. The items I used are listed below it:

So, what did I use? Here's my list:

6x6 box frame ~ Wilkinsons
Music scrapbook paper ~ K&Co
White acrylic paint
Paper doily ~ designed by Silene on UKScrappers and cut on my ROBO
Crochet doily ~ was a present from a work colleague several years ago and is Irish lacework
Metal flower ~ got when I went to Ally Pally
Bird collector's card ~ got the picture from the internet, printed onto white paper and stuck onto cream card
Small paper flower ~ most probably was in a box of stash I was given by a friend
Lace ~ from stash
Home Sweet Home words ~ designed in Word, printed onto white paper and stuck onto cream card
Old book paper ~ got from the internet and printed onto thin white paper
Flower template (to use with the book paper) ~ designed in Inkscape by me
Gem ~ Prima
Pearl pins ~ dressmaker's pins from Woolworth's (before they closed)
Wooden scrabble piece ~ was given a bag of odd ones a few years ago
Chalk inks in jumbo java, hint of pesto and red magic ~ Versacolor
Walnut ink tintz ~ Fiber Scraps
Glue ~ Anita's Tacky Glue
Love, Sarah C xx

Tracey's Mini-Book Giveaway


Tracey of Life & Times of a 12x12 addict, is generously giving away some mini-books. To be in with a chance to win, hope over and find out what you have to do.

Good luck, Sarah C xx