Tuesday, December 11, 2012

More Washi Examples

Morning ladies!! I had some fun with some Sawyers Place washi and gesso last night! I simply layered the page up with washi and the popped some gesso over it. I used a scrap piece of corugated card to spread the gesso and it gave it a nice line effect. I've also used washi to cover my wooden Studio Calico hexagon borders - cool huh? And it look slike it took ages, but it really didn't. I simply ripped 1cm long bits of washing and wrapped them around each hexagon side - sounds laborious, but it was really quite quick!! That's one of the great things about washi - it's just so versatile and quite quick to work with!!





Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a pack of 3 gorgeous Sawyers Place washi tapes!!! Head on over to this blog post to enter :D

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Giveaway Time!!

Ok, so i promised a giveaway earlier in the week and here it is!!! Hands up if you like washi tape?!!! I know i do, and recently Sawyers Place sent me 3 rolls to play with for them, but i already had them!! So, i thought i'd give you guys a chance to play!!!

First, i thought i'd share a few pages with some yummy Sawyers Place washi!!

I did this page recently, based on a page by the very talented Mel over at Somewhere To Scrap - I used a craft knife to cut out lots of sections of the spiderweb background and then filled the sections with washi tape and scrap patterned paper. Then i finally mounted it on a piece of red patterned paper. Cool, huh!! Something i love about washi is that you can add small amounts of colour without breaking up a whole piece of patterned paper!!




Here's another layout i've done with some yummy green spotty washi!! See how it just adds a touch of extra colour!! So fun and easy :D



But you don't have to use washi as just a small accent - it can be a major part of your page!! Check out what i've done on this page - i've basically used washi as patterned paper!! Plus, washi makes an incredibly quick and easy banner - you just have to fold a piece over some string and trim it!!!



I've got loads more examples of how to use washi, but i'll stop there :D

Here's the three washi tapes i've got up for grabs:


If you'd like to win this pack of 3 washi tapes, just follow these simple steps:

1. Become a follower of my page
2. Head over to Sawyers Place to check out their awesome range
3. Comment on this post what your favourite Sawyers Place washi tape design is

Couldn't be more simple :D I'll give you until 15th December, so the lucky winner will receive their tape before Christmas!!! Don't forget to share this giveaway on facebook and your blog so your friends have a chance to win too!! Let me know if you do, and i'll put an extra entry in for you ;P

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Challenges

Well December is here!!! Christmas is everywhere we turn and my 3 year old is loving it!!! We've already had 2 Christmas parties and it's only 2nd December!!!

Unless otherwise stated, all challenges are due midnight 31st December - maybe you could have a new years eve scrap-a-thon!!!

Stash Stomper - Not up yet

Stylist Challenge - Create a layout with a shaped photo

Scrapbooking From Scratch Monthly Challenges

Sketch Challenge

 (Prize = store voucher)

Quote Challenge 

"A family is a little world created by love"

**This is also the challenge over at Charm's Creations Blog**

(Prize = store voucher)

Colour Combo

Use primary colours

(Prize = store voucher)

White + Red + Christmas Photo

Heading towards Christmas, I would like to see a layout about what YOU want for Christmas.  Now this doesnt necessarily mean presents, it could mean want you want to experience with your family or where you might like to go etc...

Scrap a Christmas themed photo with non-traditional colours

Scrap The Girls

Scrap the girls is turning 4 this month, and to celebrate, there will be 4 challenges - 1 each week of December, with all 4 being due 31st January!!

The first challenge is to scrap a page using a list

The Scrapbook Store

Not up yet

My Minds Eye Blog 

Not up yet

This month the theme is "It's December"- and don't forget to add your journalling!!

Due 9th December

Enter this challenge by December 16 for a chance to win a gorgeous My Little Shoebox prize pack

 If you have any challenges that you like to participate in please let me know!!! I'm always on the look out for new challenges!!!