Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some Layouts & a Card Swap

Hello every one SmileyCentral.com
How are you all going? I have been busy lately with a creative burst (no complaints here I can tell you!). I have completed a few scrapbooking LO's with a little help from both the 'net & some mags' that I borrowed from the library. Also I have re-used some LO's that I have done before from classes or kits, but as usual I have put my own spin on them.

This first LO I have done before but with the Basic Grey Lemonade papers in a kit I got from a LSS. I used the last LO as a template for this one & honestly I have changed it by turning the template on it's side & of course used completely different papers & embelishments. I am not sure if you have seen this LO before so appologise if I have posted about already.

This next LO I have done I used a template from a Papercraft Planet group Scrappy Sunday. I did have great intentions of doing at least three of the four sketches & entering the challenge. Unfortunately time is against me & I need to be more organised with the sizes of my photos.

I did however manage to do two more pages which I hope to share later in the week with you all.

These next five cards are my contribution to a card swap I am involved in. My dear lovely friend Helen, her sister Elisabeth & Belinda (Elisabeth's friend) have been swapping cards for a few months now. The rules are very simple you make five cards for each person in the group (plus a set for yourself if you want). The five cards are the same for each member of the group. I have been meaning to share some of my cards that I had made for the group swap but unfortunately I keep forgeting to take pictures SmileyCentral.com

These first two cards where made from the same papers (that I just "had" to buy). I really thought this sweet girl looked right at home on these papers. I got her as a freebie from the Tiddly Inks Digitals group over on the Papercraft Planet site.

This cute whale also came from the Tiddly Inks group. I have been hoping to play along with their challenges as well, but as usual time seems to get the better of me. The card is based on a sketch that was part of this Caardvark challenge a little while ago as well. I don't know why but when I saw the sketch I imediately thought of this cute whale. Looking at the card now I think if I was to do it again I'd swap the red circle for blue & make the fish red. Not that it really matters I guess.
This Owl card I made because Helen gave me some chipboard moons. I was orginally going to have the owl sitting on his branch off to one side but thought that he looked more interesting on the moon. Then I added the cat since the ribbon looks sort of like a fence to me (it's the same ribbon I used on Linda's cards here scroll down to see the pictures).
This last card is one of my favourites & really is a fluke! I used versamark ink & one of my Hero Arts BG cling stamps Antique Brocade, then stamped over it with Versafine Black Onyx & a Darkroom Door deer image & saying. Because I did this on Bazzil the deer was a bit blotchy so I went over him with my black Copic marker. Unfortunately you can't see it here but the brocade stamp shows through the deer & looks really pretty.
Well I guess I have bored you all enough for one post. Thanks for stopping by & have a great week.


Dawn said...

Fabulous Layouts Paula. Love the Froggy one - such a cute one. Your cards look awesome too... Love the owl on the moon with the cat on his fence.. all of them are just wonderful and how lovely to do a card swap.

Alice Wertz said...

look at those adorable and precious photos!! LOVE your sweet layouts, Paula! and wow! you have been working hard, girl! beautiful cards! beautifully colored and the designs are fabulous! LOVE all your work and so happy that you found time for them! =) looking forward to see more!

Carrie O said...

Wow you have been creative. Photos are so adorable,love the papers in your layouts and love the cards too. The moon and cat one it is too precious. Until next time Happy Crafting!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous layouts and fab cards Paula - you have been super busy! Jo x

Tracey said...

WOW Paula!!! You have been one busy creative lady!You are so motivating me to get going and do a LO...thanks for the amazing inspiration!

Diana said...

Oh my gosh, beautiful baby. Thanks for sharing. New holiday cards on my blog! www.thestudio56.blogspot.com