Saturday, 5 December 2009

well it's been a while but things have been pretty hectic here with one thing and another!!

Firstly our Christmas workshop went really well - the classes that Cleo Jarvis did for us were amazing - for anyone not familiar with her work you can check her out here it's well worth a visit!!

Only three weeks to Christmas and as usual I have barely scratched the suface of everything I need to do - so hopefully I can get that out of the way in the next week (or two!!)

Will be uploading some recent LOs soon so watch this space!!

Doods x

Monday, 16 November 2009

Cyber crop

this weekend I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to design a class for UKScrappers Cyber crop weekend! The theme was The Wizard of Oz!

I have been overwhelmed at the lovely comments I have received and so chuffed that so many people took the time to do my class!

I would like to say 'Thank you' to everyone for all their support!!

all the papers I used for the layout are available from Indigo Mills
Doods x

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

I just adore these scrummy papers from prima that are in stock now at Indigo Mills
I thought they'd be perfect for this wedding photo of Sian and Paul - although typically Mr Doodle asked me why I'd use a photo of the from behind! Probably only another scrapper would see it as them 'walking away to their future together' and it would probably take a woman to appreciate that it's important to get the details of that stunning dress in from all angles!!

Monday, 2 November 2009

I did this book using the gorgeous kaiserkraft papers from Indigo Mills, inspiration came from the film of the same title, and the theme is 'things to do before I kick the bucket!' morbid, me? Not at all lol
Doods x

Sunday, 4 October 2009

bad blogger

I have been a really bad blogger recently, I fully intend to rectify that this week though. I have been busy, busy, busy working on some projects for INDIGO MILLS and will be posting them really soon.

The stash I've had to play with has been scrummy and I have really enjoyed myself....if you haven't seen the October kits yet then get yourself over to the SHOP and have a look!

Hope you're all having a good weekend,
Doodles x

Thursday, 24 September 2009

September crop

well this month has flown by, I can't believe it'll be the crop this Sunday!

This month we have the hugely talented Sarah Palmer (Gertie from UKS) doing the class for us and I have to say it's a stunner!

I'm also really excited that INDIGO MILLS will be bringing along their fabulous shop again!

I'll leave you with some sneak peeks!

Monday, 21 September 2009

sketch challenge

This is the sketch challenge LO I did for INDIGO MILLS

Why not give it a go yourself? You have until October 5th to submit your entry and be in with a chance of winning a fab prize!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

this is my latest LO - we came across this photo while rooting through old things in the loft and I scrapped it quickly before Doc could bin it!!

Monday, 7 September 2009

'Tis done

Finally finished redecorating so I thought I'd share some photos before the scrappy stuff comes out and it once again looks like a bombsite!!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Finished a small wedding album for Rob and Steph, we're dropping it off to them tomorrow morning.
Mr Doodles is up and leaving me for a week tomorrow as he's working away so hopefully that will leave me with plenty of scrapping time, and the 'proper' wedding photos should be here midweek so there will be plenty for me to scrap!
Doodles x

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

here's my latest LO using the lovely Crate paper Lilian collection , you get so much in this pack - the only thing I added to the LO that wasn't already supplied was a single black gem!! Now that's what I call value for money!!

Monday, 31 August 2009

The wedding went without a hitch and I managed to get some photos, despite the windy weather - at least it stayed dry for the happy couple though!!

I had a lovely surprise in the evening when they gave the speeches and called me up to present me with this gorgeous bouquet!!

I am now looking forward to having some wedding photos to scrap!
Hope everyone has had a good bank holiday monday!
Doodles x

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Here, finally, are the class LOs from Sunday's Exhall crop. There were some gorgeous interpretations of the LOs and everyone seemed to have a good time! I know I did!! It was lovely to catch up with Steph and Nat, as well as welcome some new faces!

Steph brought along her stunning INDIGO MILLS shop to tempt everyone and I have a much lighter purse than I went with - and managed to buy more stash than I could shake a stick at! I have plenty to keep me inspired for a long time!!

Work on the scraproom is coming along nicely so will soon be in a position to post some piccies!

Friday, 21 August 2009

a couple of LOs some reat photos of Doc that he had done for his website so I've managed to convince him to let me have some for scrapping!!
Really looking forward to the weekend - especially as INDIGO MILLS will be joining us on Sunday with the shop! Might just have to take a few pennies along with me just in case!!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

here are the sneak peeks for this month's crop, I'm really looking forward to it! The kit is from Sarah's Cards and is absolutely stunning and I have had great fun playing!!

Well I have been really busy redecorating my scraproom ....still a way to go but at least it's getting there - I decorated some little crates to go with my new look - love these colours at the moment so hoping they will inspire me to create!!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

After biting my nails down to stubs I can finally let out the breath I didn't know I'd been holding!! I am thrilled and honoured to have been chosen to be on the Indigo Mills design team!!

Saturday, 8 August 2009

I've had a busy weekend so far, I am totally revamping my scraproom!
On Monday my wonderful son-in-law, Paul, is coming 'round to replaster the walls for me
and then it will be all systems go!
It does mean I will be scrapping on the dining room table for a while though, but, as I have just received this month's wonderful kit for our crop on 23rd, I can't wait to sit and have a play, regardless of where I have to do it!
This afternoon though I am off to the dressmakers with Steph for the final fitting of the wedding dress! I am so excited to see it and of course my camera will be with me, fully charged and raring to go!!
Have a good weekend!
Tracie x

Thursday, 6 August 2009

a couple more before I go to work....gorgeous sunny day here, I'd almost given up on summer!!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

still emptying my UKS gallery!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

a couple more while I'm here!
here's another one

and some more

Monday, 3 August 2009

Well I have just had a cull of my UKS gallery so thought I'd pop a couple on here, even though they are old LOs

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Better late than never - here are the sneak peeks for the July class for the Exhall Crop

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Here are the finished centrepieces for Rob and Steph's wedding,
each one has lights but I only lit up one for the purpose of the photo.
Even though I have enjoyed doing them I must say I was more than happy when I realised I'd finished them all!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

and this was for the same project!

I did this Lo for our display board for the Exhall crop -loads of our lovely ladies contributed artwork and it looks great -so a huge 'thank you' to everyone who helped and watch this space - I'll take a photo of the finished board at this month's crop on the 26th!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

this is the mess my scrappy space is in at the moment - still busy with wedding stuff - need to get it all finished as soon as possible, so that I can get back to scrapping!
But the good news camera is fully recovered!!

Friday, 10 July 2009

Been very neglectful of my blog recently - I've been set the task of making 90 wedding favours and 17 floral centrepieces for my step-son and his lovely girlfriend's wedding in August. I've never attempted floral arrangements before so it's been quite a challenge, but one that I am really enjoying (ask me again after a week of cutting and the answer may be different though!)
I've done 7 so far, so only ten to go - but having only managed 25 favour boxes I may be absent for some time!!

Monday, 29 June 2009

well the workshop went better than we could have hoped! Tracie Hudson's classes were awesome as always!
Everyone was really complimentary about the food - which was a relief - me and Claire were like deers in headlights at lunchtime - worried, not only that it would be edible, but that there would be enough - it was a first attempt at mass catering for both of us!
All the ladies who came along to join us were lovely! I hope we'll be meeting up again with them all soon!
Despite the sore feet and aching joints today I would definitely do it all again! Just not until I have recovered though!

Camera is still poorly but has been diagnosed and the prognosis is good - so watch this space!!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

well I have layouts finished that I was going to post but my poor baby (aka my camera) is poorly at the moment - hoping it's nothing serious - the last repair cost £80 .......Russ is on the case and has taken it to see the camera doctor today - I'd hate to be without it at the weekend - talking of which, I can't believe that it's nearly here, our first workshop! I'm a bit nervous but really looking forward to it!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

I've been playing with some photos - I have way too much time on my hands lol! I do love messing around with images though to see what can be done - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't (I'll leave it up to you to decide which this is!!)

Been a busy weekend here - so much still to do before the summer workshop, but things are moving along nicely so I haven't reached 'panic mode' yet!

Managed another LO last night, this one is using old K&co embossed papers that I have had in for ages, glad I finally got around to using them and am fairly pleased with this one.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Been playing again today...the photo doesn't show the colours very well though.

Spent a thoroughly enjoyable two hours with 3 of the grandkids tonight - took some cute photos so got some more scrapping planned!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

For a long time I have been a great admirer of the work of Carrin Sofies Verden (apologies if I have the name wrong!!) I scraplifted this masking technique from one of her fabulous layouts - I am so in awe of her work and recommend you pay a visit to her blog!! here:

I don't have glimmer mists so I made my own version of them using pearlex powders, gum arabic and water. I will definitely be playing some more with various masking techniques, it's so much fun!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

I'm on a mission! I really must use up some of my old stash - I've decided that even difficult to use papers can work if I use just small parts of them (like this basic grey one-gorgeous paper but as I don't have any surfers to scrap it's sat in my studio unloved and unused until now!) .......don't know how long it will be before I cave in and buy some new stash but until then I shall attack my old stash with gusto!!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Here, especially for my lovely mate Sharon (and anyone else who may be interested) are the instructions for the 'Butter wouldn't melt' LO

Crafty Stash May kit
Ribbler or embossing folder
White doodling pen
White acrylic paint
Craft knife, metal ruler and cutting mat

1. Dry brush white paint around edges of pp (Rebel tracks reverse) set aside
2. Dry brush white acrylic paint to frame, chipboard piece and two of the medium sized stars. Set aside
3. Rip a strip from along the bottom of the rebel grunge pp, distress (I screwed it up and sanded it)
4. Rip strips evenly along top edge, making some longer than others, then roll the strips back
5. Attach strip to LH edge of main paper
6. In bottom RH corner cut a slit just under an inch from the edge 5” horizontally and 5” vertically
7. Distress edges and hold back (attach corner to main page)
8. Cut two corners from remainder of rebel grunge pp, one 5”x5” and one 4.5”x4.5”
9. Distress edges and attach to back of fold (largest first) roll back and attach as before
10. Use remainder of paper to fill in the hole
11. Doodle around the edges
12. When frame is dry run through the ribbler or embossing folder, distress with ink if desired
13. Add screw-top brads to frame and attach photo
14. From the chipboard piece stamp your title, cut into squares and doodle around the edges Attach to LO
15. Use remaining chipboard to make two brackets add brads and attach to LO inside the square
16. Use two star rub-ons on the painted stars and attach below photo using foam pads.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

This week my team on UKS are hosting the weekly challenge - this is my effort
loved these photos of my son and his girlfriend at the waxworks in Blackpool - not that I condone dinosaurs eating my loved ones but if it's in the interest of scrapping then I'll make allowances!

Thursday, 4 June 2009

I've finally started to scrap the slides that Hilary converted for me! Loved these new My mind's eye papers and thought they worked really well with the colours in the photo and how perfect are the ticket stubs for the theme?!!