Monday, 25 September 2017

Seaside pictures with BoBunny

For todays post I was influenced by a page by Marilyn Rivera - it is beautiful and uses Prima papers - take a look here, she also does a great video tutorial.  I really liked the way she had used wave like strips of paper, so I cut the Paradise BoBunny paper following the wave lines, then distressed the edges and mounted them on cardstock.  I then added a little bit of stencilling.  I embellished my photo with a wood veneer heart that I made into a shaker with some acetate, and also a Fab Scraps chipboard piece - I embossed it roughly with silver embossing powder, then inked over the top with a teal coloured ink to give a two tone effect.

I added some chipboard shells from the BoBunny range around my shaker, and also a little bit of gauze dyed with blue paint.

I used a mix of seaside wood veneers and also some BoBunny confetti paste in silver to add a bit of sparkle to my gauze fishing net.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Getting On Top of Project Life

Hello, hello Karen here with this month's project life inspired page.

Now, it may come as a surprise but I do like my layouts to be lumpy and bumpy and in this respect I find project life a little restrictive.

I decided that for this page I would use vellum and utalise some of the empty portions of the project life page protector and then to finish my page by adding stickers and die cuts (die cuts from my own stash) to the outside of the pockets, thus giving me the opportunity to get some depth to my page.

I will have to take care not to damage the embellishments when they are in my scrapbook but I really like this solution.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

September Virtual Crop Class 3 with Debs

Afternoon All

Hope you have enjoyed the scrapping inspiration so far and are scrapping up a storm in the comfort of your homes.  This class uses  patterned papers from the very pretty Kaisercraft 'Cottage Rose' collection to  create a gently coordinated layout.

Instructions can be found on the A Trip Down Memory lane website HERE and while you are there why not pop into the shop for a little Saturday afternoon retail therapy!

Don't forget the September Inspired By challenge posted by Ann which can be found here.

Looking forward to catching up with you on the ATDML FB page where you can share your layouts and join in with the Virtual Crop Chat.

Have a wonder-full weekend lovely people.

September Virtual Crop Class 2 with Tricia Edie

Vintage dreams 

By Tricia Edie 

This summer I was lucky enough to travel to San Francisco - a bucket list location for me but I was also able to check a few other items off the list including a ride in a hot air balloon.  A dream destination for me since I was young - even the simple prospects of riding the cable cars and dropping pennies down by Pier 39. 

As there is a lot of vintage character to the city this kit was perfect for San Francisco and all it offered.  The pattern and feel of these paper make me want to just scrunch and rough them up even more.  Both Layouts feature distressed layouts including the scrummy vintage roses that are super easy to make.

Click Here for Instructions

Come back and join Debbie at 2pm where she will be sharing the last class of the day with you. 

September Virtual Crop Class 1 with Mel

Welcome to todays first class featuring the Make A Wish collection from Webster's Pages. They have become planner specialists and stopped releasing new scrapbooking ranges and we really miss their gorgeous collections.

I have made three layouts, click here to download free instructions.

Don't forget to head over the ATDML # Create Facebook Page to share your layouts and join in with the Virtual Crop Chat.

Tricia will be here at 12 with your next class,

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, 15 September 2017

September Inspired by Challenge

Virtual crop weekend is upon us once more which means it is time for an inspired by challenge.  An autumnal image to inspire you this month with leaves and gorgeous colours.

Dig our those leaf stamps, or use the placement of 12 blocks to inspire, or the colours even.
Please share your images in our September Inspired by gallery on Facebook by the end of the month to be in with a chance of winning a £5 atdml voucher.

There are a few winners to announce also for previous Inspired by challenges and congratulations go to Helen Howden and Antonia Sturt-Hammond for their winning layouts.
Please email for your vouchers.

Photo Requirements for September's Virtual Crop

Hi, Here are the photo requirements for this months Virtual Crop.  Remember that it all starts on Friday night, here, with the challenge and then the classes start at 10am on Saturday.  Come and join the chatter in our Facebook group ATDML #Create and share your pages.  If you didn't manage to get the kits then play along with your own papers.

Class 1 - Mel

Layout 1 - 4 1/2" square could be adapted to 5 by4"

Layout 2 - 6 by4" landscape

Layout 3 - 6 by 4" landscape

Both of Mel's 6 by 4's are black and white.

Class 2 - Tricia

Layout 1- 6 by 4" Portrait

Layout 2 - 6 by 4" Landscape

Class 3 - Debbie

Layout 1- 6 by 4" Portrait

Layout 2 - 6 by 4" Landscape

Friday, 8 September 2017

Cyber Crop Overall Prize

Every challenge entry and class which you shared over the course of the cyber crop earned an entry into the final draw which was a general participation prize and the winner was drawn at random...

The prize was won by Jackie Pocock.

Jackie and all our other prize winners will receive a £10 gift voucher to spend in the ATDML store on products of their choosing.

Thanks again for joining in with the cyber crop!

Mel & Jill

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Final challenge winner from the cybercrop

Last challenge winner post from us today but watch out for a special winner tomorrow picked from everyone who played along and shared their layouts over on Facebook.

Challenge 6 was Twins where we asked you to create a page featuring two photos which, like twins, didn't have to be identical!

All entries for this challenge were entered onto the wheel which chose Sheryl Dachs as our winner. Congrats Sheryl. Please email for your prize and I'm impressed you entered all 6 of our challenges over the weekend too!!

Sheryl's page can be seen below.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Cybercrop Challenge 5 winner - Star Wars

Loved the entries in the 5th challenge gallery for our recent cybercrop which was STAR WARS and the pages inspired by this challenge can all be seen by following this LINK. The winning entry was picked at random from those who entered and Karen Leahy's layout Little Red Trolley was the winner.

Congrats Karen - please email for your prize.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Cybercrop Challenge 4 winner - Pretty in Pink

Winner time again - this time for our Pretty in pink challenge #4 of the recent cybercrop. I absolutely loved the gallery for this challenge - such a diverse use of pink and different shades for subtle to BAM! Here are a few in thee gallery (see more HERE)

All names of entries were added to the wheel of fortune and a winner selected at random.

Congrats to Helen Howden on winning this challenge. Helen please email for your prize.

Helen's Pretty in Pink layout which shares the film title too, is below.

We will post another winner tomorrow :)

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Cybercrop winners for Challenges 2 & 3

More winners to announce for the recent cybercrop challenges
Challenge 2 was BIG where we asked you to scrap an oversized photo and our wheel of fortune randomly selected Michelle Tuddenham as our winner.

Michelle's layout for this challenge is here and squeezes in lots and lots of mini photos too!

Challenge 3 was Beauty and the Beast and to create a page with contrasting colours and on this occasion the wheel once spun selected Valerie Daubney as our winner.

Her contrasting colours layout is here.

Congrats ladies. Please email for your prize.
More challenge winners coming tomorrow :)

Friday, 1 September 2017

September's Scraplift Challenge -

Hello, hello lovlies.

This month I have scraplifted one of the class layouts from the recent Cybercrop.  The classes are still available here .

So for September's scraplift challenge I have chosen this layout by Ann to scraplift.

I was inspired by the grid pattern, 4in square photo (one of my favourite sizes) and the doodling.

I liked this layout so much that I decided to make it into a double one by creating a companion page.

As always, I am really excited to see what you come up with this month.

Happy Scraplifting x

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Cybercrop Bingo Challenge Winner

Next up in our challenge winners from our recent cybercrop is the winner of the bingo challenge.

Scrapbookers were asked to pick a line from the film themed grid about and to include those elements on their page.

Lots of entries into this challenge but the wheel of fortune only landed on the one name - congratulations Karen Parkhurst who made this gorgeous page which was very popular with fellow scrappers.

Well done Karen, please email for your prize.
Keep posted for your next challenge winner!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Cybercrop Challenge winners

Hello lovely crafters and a big thank you to all of you who joined in our August film themed cybercrop. As you will know we had a splattering of challenges in amongst the classes and one pre-crop challenge.   Over the next few days week we will be sharing the winners who were all drawn at random from those who entered the challenge and shared their layouts in our Facebook galleries.

So without further ado lets see who our first winner is.  The pre-crop challenge was posted the night before the fun started along with our film trailer and our winner picked at random was Kathryn Booth.

Here is her lovely layout "The Claw is my Master".

Well done Kathryn. Please email for your prize!
Tomorrow we will share the winner of the bingo challenge.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

"Small Things Become Great When Done With Love" - August Project Life

Hello, hello lovelies - how can it be August already?

For this months project life page I wanted to show you how I used the same paper range as I used for last month's going big page for a going small page.

Apologies for the rubbish photo - it's always tricky to photograph project life pages when they are in their page protectors!

I love that the patterns on 6 x 6 paper pads are perfect for the small size of project life pockets.  All you need to do is add some ephemera and stickers from the same range and you have a stylish and simple page.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Challenge 6 - Twins (1988)

Your last challenge of the weekend based on the 1988 film Twins. For this challenge we want to see two photographs on your page, no more, no less.

Karen has illustrated for us below.

And here is another example from me.

Again the challenge remains open until midnight on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August to give you plenty of time to join in.  As always save your entries into the Challenge 6 gallery on Facebook to be in with a chance of winning a random prize from ATDML.

Class 18 with Ann - Up (2009)

How can you not love this film? Just brilliant from Disney Pixar and inspired my class layouts using the lovely Maggie Holmes Bloom papers.

My layouts feature photos and elements predominantly "UP" at top of the page and have interactive elements which lift "UP" hence my choice of film title for this class.

Download the class instructions here and I promise you this class is easy to create with your own papers if you didn't manage to score yourself a class kit,

This is sadly your last class of the weekend but hopefully we have given you plenty to inspire some scrapbooking and get those memories into albums. Please do share you class layouts in the Facebook gallery - it is always one of my favourite parts of the weekend looking back and seeing what people have been inspired to make.

One more challenge to come not quite the end. See you at 5pm!

Class 17 - The Great Outdoors with Katherine

We are nearly there...and this class is using the BRAND NEW Cabin Fever papers from Simple Stories.  Even though they having camping in mind, they are beautiful for any outdoors shots, I love the Starry night and woodgrain papers in this kit.

I was inspired by the circle design on one of the papers for this page.

Here is a bonus layout - it is bonus because you may have to switch the papers around depending on how you've cut etc. the papers from earlier on - I do use most of the Starry Night paper, but you will definitely have enough paper to make it.

Only one more class left, remember to share all your creations with us - either link to you blog or pop them in our Facebook Album.

Challenge 5 - Star Wars (1977)

Well I thought I was young when the Pretty in Pink film came out, this one was release even earlier in 1977.

Challenge time again, and as you would expect from this film title we want to see your layouts feature stars. I have illustrated this below with a page I did for the gallery this time last year.

Another star inspired page from me to get you thinking - this one using strips of washi tape and paper to form a star shape as the feature of the page.

Again we ask you to save your completed layout in the challenge 5 gallery on Facebook once you have completed it and we could be selecting an entry at random to win a prize from Atdml. 

Challenges will remain open until midnight on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August to give you plenty of time to join in. 

Class 16 with Karen - The Notebook

I loved the name of this range of papers - Romance Novel Chapter 2 and what romantic film features a book - The Notebook of course.  This prompted my decision to make a mini album from this kit.

I have to say these papers rank highly in my Top Ten Ranges and I have used them before but absolutely adore the colours an patterns.  I saw the original of my mini album here and rather than reinvent the wheel, used this as the basis for my notebook.

Instructions for this class can be downloaded here.

There is another challenge at 2pm so check back in to see what Ann has in store for us.