Sunday, July 15, 2012

Did you See my LO in this Issue of Scrapbooking Creations

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference Blog Hop

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, and the Design Team, would like to welcome you to our first ever Recipe Layout Blog Hop. We'd like to share this special event with you, and to celebrate, we are offering three kits from Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, for 3 lucky people.

The blog hop begins at the Scrapbook Kits with A Difference (SKWAD) blog. On the SKWAD blog you will find a complete list of all the designers participating in the blog hop, in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play with us, just follow along the blog path. Each SKWAD designer is linking to the next designer, and that designer is linking to the next, and so on. Be prepared to find lots of inspiration along the way. Our 3 lucky winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. Woot! Woot!

The Blog Hop starts today, July 15th and runs through until 22nd July (midnight AUS Eastern Standard Time). The three winners will be announced on the SKWAD blog on Tuesday 24th July. All you need to do, to be in the draw to win one of the fabulous Scrapbook Kits kits, is the following:

1. Become a follower on our SKWAD blog.

2. Like us on our Facebook Page (link can be found on the top right side of the blog).

3. Add our SKWAD blinkie to your blog.

4. Leave a comment on each designer's blog, and on the SKWAD blog too.

5. If you create, and share a layout, using our Blog Hop Recipe, you will receive 5 extra tickets in the draw. Please link your layout to the Recipe Blog Hop post.

Here is the recipe:-

3 photos, 1 cardstock, 2 patterned papers, a wet medium, a mask, raw chipboard, 5 buttons (or brads), 3 rows of text, twine (or string), and 2 butterflies. Flowers, ribbons, and bling are all optional
The blog hop begins here: Scrapbook Kits With A Difference

Your next stop is here: Erin Reed

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. I hope you have been inspired to go have fun and create. Don't forget to drop by on Tuesday 24th to find out who the lucky winners are!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Scrapmatt's and Why we send a Card

Have you ever wondered why we send cards well this is why it is my DT post over at Scrapmatt's where cards are the theme this month, I hope you enjoy the post.

The ancient Chinese were known to give messages for the New Year, the ancient Egyptians exchanged written greetings on papyrus. Wood-block printed cards were used in Germany in the 1400’s, but machine-printed greeting cards were not developed until the 1800’s. Sir Henry Cole (1808-188) is credited with being the first person to use mass-produced greeting cards, in the sense that we know them today.

Sir Henry was a philanthropist and wanted to ensure that his friends, family and business associates had the plight of the poor and needy at the forefront of their minds during the Christmas season. Probably not an easy thing to achieve, especially in Victorian London.

He commissioned John Calcott Horsley, an accomplished artist who studied painting at the Royal Academy, to create this image for a Christmas card which he could use for all his acquaintances. It was to depict the contrast between a comfortable family at Christmas time – the warm, well-fed, contented and merry against the deprived, uncared-for of London. As you can see, it does that quite well. The rosy-cheeked, satiated warmth of the well-to-do family is palpable, contrasted with the colourless, ragged, beggarly resignation of those who had nothing.

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Holiday greeting cards became popular in England, in no small part due to the development of the Penny Post. Many were elaborately shaped, folded, decorated and frequently illustrated by artists such as Kate Greenaway and Walter Crane.

Advances in printing processes in the 1930’s assisted the mass manufacture of greeting cards, making them faster and more cost-effective to produce and more affordable to buy. It wasn’t until the 1970’s other small ‘boutique’ card manufacturers began to emerge.

Today we are blessed to have so much choice in terms of appearance, message and occasion.

Affirmations Publishing House produce many diverse ranges including photographic, mixed media in our Vintage range, hand illustrated, water coloured characters, calligraphic and font driven designs.

Greeting cards are now an art form in every sense of the word.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Show Us Your Stuff July Challenge

This months inspiration at Show Us Your Stuff is awesome its thisa fabulous Typewritter here is my take on it and the image as well I look forward toseeing what you create

Sunday, July 1, 2012

White With A Twist

Scrapping Outbacks White with a Twist This month is to use White and Black  what an inspiring colour combinations here is my DT sample

I have use lots of paint to make my back ground and Scrapmatts title and Hambley overlay from Scrapping Clearly, love this LO.

Scrapping Out Back

Over at Scrapping Outback it was turn to do the monthly sketch and this is my sketch and DT sample LO  The DT would love to see your creations so why not pop over and give this one ago.

How Cool Has the Last 2 Months Been!!!!!!

You will find my creations in the following magazines how exciting and I have another this month coming out in Scrapbook Creations so feeling very happy

Scrapbook Kits With a Difference & Scrap With V

Some more to share with you this afternoon and that is my DT Kit from Scrapbook Kits With A Difference   and my Take on the Scrap with V Sketch

This is My Take on the sketch

This is my DT kit LO's

Crafty Sketches July Sketch

This month see's a few changes  at Crafty Sketches and the DT can now either design or use a sketch from another designer. This month Nicole chose to use a Beggauna sketch.  You should see what the design team have done with all I can say is WOW WOW WOW. Here is my DT sample and the the sketch.

I have used the awesome photo film strip from Scrapmatts for this and an awesome Crafters Workshop template that I got at Scrapping Clearly to make the clouds and glimmermist.


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