Friday, August 26, 2011

Back To School with the Totally Papercrafts and Stamp Something Challenges ,,,,

Hi all :-) My family have all gone home now and the house is very quiet without them. Amy is preparing to leave to go to live in Malta and start her course at University and there will be just me and Ray rattling around the house ,,, along with a lovely Jessie dog and 7 cats. !! :-/ ,,,,,,

Anyway ,,,I will be popping around to see you all more often now I have some time on my hands :-)

We have some sad news this week, unfortunately Carol has stepped down from the TPC to move on to pastures new ,,we all wish you the very best of luck Carol and we will continue to stalk your blog xx :-)

This week I have combined challenges as the Stamp Something and Totally Papercrafts Challenges have the same theme ,,,


Both Challenges are being sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $20 voucher on the Stamp Something Challenge and a lovely parcel of goodies on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)

The TPC are also sponsored by Squigglefly so some fabulous digi images on offer there too :-)

I made a notebook this week, it was supposed to be for Amy but my Mum likes it so I gave it to her and will make Amy another one ,,didn’t want a fight on my hands lol :-)

I trimmed some mountboard ( free from a frame shop) to 5X7 inches and covered it with Basic Grey Kraft paper. I followed the fab sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge and used some BG Manila paper for the layers, I stamped one piece with a Hero Arts Friend Definition stamp.

I used my new House Mouse Class Clown stamp, this is stamp of the month for August ,, cute eh ! :-) Coloured with Copics and I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. I also added some glaze o the paperclip and ‘metal’ bit of the pencil. I used a little Tim Holtz Ruler ribbon and added some American tag twine and a Basic Grey button. I used my Bind-It All to put it all together and added some ribbon and more twine to finish. For the inside I used the papers from a shop bought notebook.

Thanks for looking , the DT’s have made some fabulous creations for your inspiration so please hop on over to both challenges to see them Smile

Challenges :

Sketch Saturday ,,,,, Sketch

Basic Grey ,,,, Anything Goes

Colour Create ,,, Red/White/Cream/Kraft

Dutch Dare ,,,, Anything But a Card

Paper Play ,,,,, Back to School

Stamp Insanity Back to School

Creative Craft ,,,,, Anything But a Card

Partytime Tuesdays ,,, Back to School

Crazy Challenge ,,,, Back to School

Creative Stamp Friends ,, School

Incy Wincy ,,,, Anything But a Card

Stamps R Us ,, Anything Goes

Creative Inspirations ,,, Back to School


Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful note pad there house is quiet too at the moment Bex is away - so not know what I will do when she goes to Uni next yr - cry for eva I think
Have a great weekend
Sarah x

Joey said...

Aww Lols, bet they miss you just as much as your gonna miss them!!! this is gorgeous! Joey x

heidy said...

Beautiful notepad Lorraine!
Hugs heidy

Cathy said...

Fab notebook hun, and I did smile at your Mum 'pinching' it LOL!! Is it too quiet now the family have gone?
Cathy xx

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Lols, struggling for commenting time so sorry not been for a while, but you just know that these little critters pull me in, he is fabulous and love how you have used him on this wonderful notebook
hugs Kate xx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Oh my, I thought I had a lot of pets. Lol
Love this notebook!!! Such a fun image and beautiful distressing. ~jeni :)

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww bet you had a fab time with them all, fabulous note book, can see why ya mum wanted it, lol, have lovely weekend hun, sue,x

sandra's crafty corner said...

great notebook,thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges for our anything but a card challenge, good luck,
hugs sandra DT

Nikki said...

Sweet Notebook love those house mouse images :)
Thanks for Joining us at Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki & the rest of the DT

Craftyanny said...

Time to catch your breath now Lols eh!
Fabulous book, love the ribbon and the image is cute as a button. Aren't all HM though?
Have a great weekend
Anne x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous Lols, no wonder there was a near fight on your hands !

Thanks for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week !

Good luck to Amy and wish her a happy Birthday from me !


Jo xx

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Lols
You;re so clever

mandi xx

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

hey hun!
Wow! look at this! it's beautiful!! you've totally rocked this stamp! hugs carlyann xxx

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is such a great notebook, I can see why your mom would love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R us.

Маги said...

Such a cute card!Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week and good luck.

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one brilliant note book just love this to bits,super detail bless you for playing at creative craft challenge and creative inspirations this week hugs cherylxxx

Riet said...

So gorgeous Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lionelsa said...

It's so cute.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh what a gorgeous notebook, you always have the most perfect stamps! Best of luck to your DD as she starts a new exciting chapter in her life, and big hugs to you, the house will feel strange for a while.

Danie May said...

This is so cute, I love House Mouse and all your fabulous combinations of elements you have used to cover this notebook. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week for our Back to School Challenge.

Danie - PTT Design Team

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Love this adorable mouse and such a great notebook.
I am so tempted by a 'bind it all', but just know I would be knee deep in notebooks before I knew it!
Caroline xxx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! x

Monika Reeck said...

stunning and love what you have made with the position of the images...adorable really love this...

I am joining Colour Create Challenge also, my card is number 20...would you mind to see my blog...and many thanks before...hugs, Monika

Pattie G said...

WOW, what a great creation! I love the image and how you used our theme at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Pattie ♥

PokSa said...

Such a beautiful work. I love your image ... i love your work.
Thanks for joining us at the Creative Stamp Friends.
xx Sandra

Nina said...

A really beautiful notebook! Wonderful motiv and I love the use of black.

Thanks for joining our "School" challenge at Kreative Stempelfreunde/Creative Stamp friends :)
Hugs, Nina.

Julie said...

Hi Lorraine - oh this is gorgeous!! Love the layout and your colouring is fab!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time around, Juliexx