Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Come on over and grab yourself a bargain to start your new year off in creative style!
Parcels are being posted everyday that the post office is open over the festive season.
We would like to wish all our customers and blog readers a very happy and healthy 2011!
Monday, 27 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
That got us thinking about how fun it would be to look back at 2010 in review by looking at some of the layouts our customers and blog readers had done in the year gone by.
If you would like to share your work from the year gone by then drop me an email - Mel@atripdownmemorylane.co.uk With Blog Feature in the subject line. For each person featured we will need between 3 and 6 layouts or projects which you have worked on in 2010 along with a bit of info about you and why you chose those projects to send in. The written info could be just a sentence or if you feel inspired to tell us a little more about the story behind the projects, the techniques used or anything else then that is fine too.
We will do a draw at the end of January of all the readers showcased and send a box of goodies to one lucky winner! If there are enough people wanting to take part we can continue into February and do another draw at the end of February.
I hope we can get as many people as possible sharing their work so we can celebrate all the creative achievements of 2010 and look forward to a year of fun and crafting in 2011.
Sunday, 19 December 2010
I was really happy with my windows for the 9th and 10th, the dress made out of layers of cut blossums for my 9-ladies dancing and a grungeboard "leaping" reindeer was my loosely interpreted lords-a-leaping window.
My 11 pipers pipers piping window featured music note stamped clear-embossed background with a chipboard scroll adored with several musical elements, including a prima music pebble and my 12 drummers drumming window contains more grungeboard which I inked and stickled and addes to a music note stamped background.
So my printers tray is now completed and is located on the wall in the hallway of our home for the rest of the month and until 12th night. Then I will remove each page (which I only adhered lightly) and store them ready for next year - then I can decorate my tray windows all over again, maybe with family photos so it can be featured in my home all year round!
The printers trays can be found here in the shop and would make a great new-years project!
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Monday, 13 December 2010
Sunday, 12 December 2010
The 12 Days of Christmas feature has offered up a wide variety of projects, inspirational recipes and general all round Christmassyness to get you crafting for Christmas!
The three recipes I worked on were "Trees" "Decorations" and "Father Christmas" which are shown below. I also have some projects, old and new, which would relate to some of the other recipes. Check back tomorrow to see my take on "Winter Weather" and "Christmas Food" and then on Tuesday for a couple more!
Saturday, 11 December 2010
If you are looking for something to look forward to in the new year why not join us for a weekend of scrapping and fun (oh and maybe a little bit of shopping!)
Details of the retreat can be found HERE on our website and bookings can be made by emailing Mel@atripdownmemorylane.co.uk
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
As ever the instructions are available to download as a PDF for free. Just click HERE to download them to work on at your leisure.
Monday, 6 December 2010
A partridge in a pear tree - this being the first "window" in my 7Gypsies printers tray that I purchased whilst at the retreat in November. I have been longing to get one of these trays for sometime, but knew if I purchased it before I had an idea what I might do with it, then it would sit unattended in my craft room gathering dust. Rest assured after some contemplating I settled on the idea of making a 12 days of Christmas display for our home. I spent an hour or so on the internet doing image searches for each of the days to get some inspiration which I then sketched down roughly, gathered some supplies and started to create. Because the tray comes with 12 equal sized windows I first made a template to make sure I knew what each card needed to measure. These I searched through my stamp collection to see what I already had that could be used to interpret each day. The little partridge on my tree here for day one is part of a PaperArtsy Stamp from a few seasons ago, stamped, cut out and raised on a foam pad. The background is a card cut from the card sheet of patterned paper from Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate collection to which I added Frayed Burlap distress stickles to the trunk. My favourite element is the pears which are clear chandelier drops with dark brown alcohol ink dropped on, which I then adhered with a clear drying wet adhesive. I added a small Crushed Olive distress stickles stems to complete them before inking the edge of the entire card in charcoal ink to blend it into the wooden printers tray frame.
Final card being shared for today is for the 5th day of Christmas - my five gold rings card which also featured on the ChickenSoup blog last weekend as part of their 12 days of Christmas inspiration. The rings are small washers which I added alcohol ink to and then stickles over the top with Tarnished Brass. The background paper is again Graphic 45 but I picked out the berries and added tiny dots of stickles to those, stamped a wreath and added a couple of punched out holly leaves (also distress stickled) and some red gem berries.here.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
The deadline is January 5th ( a little extra time allowed as i guess many of you will be a little busy this month!
The winner will be announced on January 7th and will receive a £25 ATDML shopping voucher.
Friday, 3 December 2010
If you feel drawn to this and want to treat yourself to an early Christmas present you can see all our Tim Holtz products HERE and the Ranger products HERE.
Despite the awful weather we are still processing and posting orders and will continue to do so as long as the Post Office is open so why not cheer up the cold snowy days with a parcel of goodies :)