Well, quite a lot of progress has been made this last week, mainly background “stuff” but I now have a net book fully set up with all of my scrapping software (amongst other things). I’ve also recently joined a scrapping challenge site called stucksketches which has a fortnightly challenge layout. These are great as they force you to explore different layouts that you may not normally try. I’ve been doing them for a while at Annas Craft Cupboard and this year (as part of my scrap resolutions which I’ll list later), I thought I’d spread my wings a little and try a couple more. Below is my latest work, a take on the current challenge at stucksketches.
I blame my scrap addiction on my MOTHER who introduced me to the craft at an exhibition around 4 years ago. Little did she know how big an impact her innocent comments like, “You’d be great at THAT love” and “Just think of all the lovely albums you could make”…would be. It’s little wonder I stopped buying shoes with the “left over” shopping money and now invest in all sorts of ribbon, flowers and buttons, especially buttons!!
I know it’s cliché but my inspiration truly comes from my life and family. Isn’t that what scrapping is really about??? I also love drawing on everyday things such as designs on my daughter’s clothes, patterned papers and anything out of my sewing kit. I LOVE buttons and ribbon, sewing and fabric. It’s also amazing the layout ideas you can borrow from your “junk mail” and women’s magazines.
I would describe my style as girly, fun and bright. Just because it’s girly doesn’t mean it has to be pale pink and white – although there is nothing wrong with that sometimes!! I love flowers, fabric, bling, ribbons and anything feminine. I love distressing chipboard and layering anything.
I’m really quite addicted to this craft and don’t really need too big an excuse to sit up until midnight in my craft space..
…..ohh the possibilities!!!