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Scrapbooking – without supplies!

Of course, having scrapbooked for years I have mountains of paper, brads, ribbon, eyelets, stickers, stamps, sparkly bits, buttons and studs.

But I decided to set myself a challenge – could I scrapbook without using loads of stuff?

I took one 30cm square of card, some tape and some sticky pads. Then I added three photographs and a load of leaflets and tickets from a recent trip to Dublin.

Dublin 2015

Okay, I sneaked a few eyelets in there, but nothing else… The backing paper is cut from the tourist map.

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I made the backing paper into a pocket to store some more leaflets and memorabilia. And that’s it. You don’t need lots of expensive scrapbooking supplies to scrapbook successfully.

…But I think I’ll keep hold of all my stash anyway!

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Relax… it’s mother’s day! (soon!)

mumbathEvery mum knows that the key to happiness is an undisturbed dip in the bath – glass of wine in hand makes it even better!

This is the card I have sent to my own mum, I know she was so happy when we finally got a lock on the bathroom door!

The image is from jellypark and I have coloured it with promarkers. I think the papers are from Dovecraft, and the ribbons are from my ribbon drawer!

Linking up with the jellypark challenge blog for this month’s challenge.

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Sentiment is key – Jellypark blog challenge

Because I just discovered Jellypark digi images and I love them I decided to join in with their challenge this month, which is all about the sentiment. Their challenge blog is here.

And here is my effort…

DSCF0865It’s a different colourway than usual because I chose the backing papers first. I wasn’t sure about the beigey-pink sort of colours but I think it works quite well. Because this challenge was about making the sentiment centre stage I decided just to layer it up with some scalloped circles cut on the bigshot. I like the finished effect and will probably make some more! (Will add it to the to do list…)

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For a Grandad

I’ve made this card with a lovely freebie digi stamp from Birdie Brown – and I’d like to enter it into her November challenge.

I coloured the image with promarkers, and the background paper is from Dovecraft. The words are hand written.

I think it makes a really sweet Grandfather card – if your grandfather is a sweet, little, old man!

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Complicated cards

Call me boring but I like making nice, square cards.

So when my mother-in-law gave me a packet of shutter card blanks from here, I have to admit not knowing where to start!

Anyway, I decided to go Christmassy and made this…

The penguins are a digi stamp image from DigiStamp Boutique, which I have coloured with promarkers and mounted onto silver card. The papers are from Dovecraft’s 2012 collection.

Anyway, encouraged by the success of the complicated Christmas card I decided to try using another blank for a commissioned baptism card…

The words are printed on the computer, then I embellished the card with shiny gems and ribbons. This card took me ages and I had to abandon it halfway through as I hit a brick wall of inspiration! I’m glad I persevered though as I do like the finished article.

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