Susie's Scrapblog

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suescraftstuff:- I try to put all sorts of things into order in a scrapbook. mainly family. I Started scrapbooking in 2009 and now am totally addicted. Just recently I started making a few cards, mainly for friends and family, I really enjoy doing this, but there is such a lot more to learn. currently I am learning to use promarkers, they're fantastic!!... I have a cricut cutting machine, but like to embellish with different mediums rather than just the cricut cutouts. I love lace and flowers, also distressing and embossing. This is just one of my many hobbies I've had over the years, a big part of it was woodcraft and painting.The woodcraft bit I got from my dad, him and my mum are my all time favourite people, my dad was so kind and clever, dad, I miss you, because of him I still dabble in the woodwork a bit too. But I am loving putting all my photo's into a scrapbook, and lately making cards, to keep and remember everone in a much more interesting way than a normal photo album .hopefully it will be passed on in later years.



Monday, 30 April 2012

Male Birthday card

A card I made for my son's birthday, He loves his coffee machine,  we bought him a coffee pod holder as a gift, so I thought I'd try and make a coffee themed card.
I downloaded a burlap background, printed it on white card, over-printed it with coffee slogans, cut out a clip-art image of a coffee cup, used my cuttlebug to cut out the 'happy birthday' tag with the shapeabilities die. inked in the wording and over wrote it with a glitter gel pen.
The embellishment was a strip of 'burlap' pp, with black ribbon and rik-rak.

Monday, 23 April 2012

My attempt at crochet roses

This is my attempt at making crochet roses for my scrapbook projects, I used 4ply yarn for the first one and cotton twill thread for the second.

Here is the pattern I used, with all credit from the blog mentioned below (pompomemporium)

Leaving a 10" length for sewing,            chain 57.

Row 1 (Wrong side): (Dc, ch 2, dc) in sixth ch from hook (5 skipped chs count as first dc plus ch 2),*ch 2, skip next 2 chs, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch; repeat from *   across: 36 sps.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn; 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, (6 dc in next
ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, (9 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2
sp) 5 times, (12 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next sp)  7 times;  finish off leaving a 10" length for sewing.

Thread yarn needle with yarn end from beginning chain. With right side
facing and beginning with first petal made, refer to photo to roll Rose;
sew to secure as you roll.

Then thread needle with ending yarn and sew to secure.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

crochet roses

Love this blog, many thanks to  for the pattern, so easy to understand, and such a pretty outcome, far the easiest pattern to understand , especially for a beginner like me!
I am making these in a variety of yarns, string and threads for my scrapbooking and cards. watch this space! :)

Friday, 20 April 2012

I Miss you Dad

I miss my Dad, I miss the laughter, the stories he told us about his childhood, I miss the sarcasm, the wit and the wicked sense of humour, I miss the fun we had making things in his shed, the smell of the newly sawn wood, the glue pot on the stove, the smell of polish.  I miss the cups of 'splosh' the cockney slang, the music.  I miss you Dad XX

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Vintage 'Me'

I took some old photo's of myself and printed them out, but my printer had almost run out of colour ink, the result was a little soft and a bit faded, this gave me the idea of doing a vintage style page with these pics.  I used all oddments from my stash for this, borders cut with Martha Stewart's edge punches and oddments of 'Papermania' lace.  The flowers were cut from oddments and punched out with Papermania's embossed flower punch. the small white paper flowers are from Thailand.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Eloise at Easter

A Layout done with vintage pp's, hearts cut with my cricut, flowers from a collection from 'papermania' lace cut with Martha Stewar's deep edge punch.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Weekend

As this weekend, true to English weather patterns, we have had cold and rain, So instead of going out and doing the usual weekend/holiday stuff I stayed in, watched a few movies and then, as usual, my craft room beckoned and so after a bit of a clear out and tidy up, I decided to give my storage pots a 'shabby chic' makeover.  
I used some vintage pp and 'laced' the edges with Martha Stewart's doily lace edge punch, added some home-made paper flowers, some lace and ribbon/twine trim. I got this idea from Pinterest ! some fabulous talented people pin the most extraordinary things and I am always inspired by their talents.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012