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