Thursday, 2 February 2012

Bring in the New Crop (warning...lots of pictures!).

I spent last weekend happily mojo has returned (after a kickstart from the WeScrap January challenges) and the crop not only let me indulge myself it also pushed me to use stash that I never thought I would. Most of the challenges were on the theme old/new...either documenting s'thing new in your life or using old/new stash.

On FB I'm a sucker for "Big Box"/"Santa's Stocking" sales. Great value but sometimes papers etc. that I'm not sure of or wary of using. The stash ban I'm on (someone totalled up just how much I'd spent on crafting last year.....eek!!) means that I'm having to use old stuff.....happily I had just the right papers for 8 of the challenges.....could have done more but ran out of suitable photos.

So without further ado....

Two LOs about our win in the Pub quiz last week (one for me, one for Audrey).
First one uses Sassafrass Lass papers and the second a Basic Grey "Out of Print" page kit.

Next is a LO about Penny's ATC Challenge using Girl's Paperie products from the WeScrap April 2011 "Whimsy" kit.

Next up is Nathan, the fifth member of the Quiz team. This was a colour challenge (kraft/teal/mustard) and I used Sassafrass Lass papers again.

These two (for two separate but similar challenges) had me turning my craft area upside down..I knew I had some docrafts "Oriental" papers, but where were they? I finally found them at the bottom of one of my paper units. The co-ordinating brads and eyelets were much easier to find! I also used my new TH "Butterflight" die. The images are from the Samurai exhibition we visited in Aylesbury.
And here's where DH helped....I knew there was a font called "Samurai" but didn't have it on my laptop. I managed to find and download it but could I get it into Word to use it for my title? No. DH kindly downloaded it to his PC and printed it for me. It's printed on Washi paper that has been in my stash for years.
This was for a scraplift challenge and I used Club Scrap "Scholarship" papers and Pink Paislee "Old School" embellishments.

And finally..a before and after challenge using BG "Out of Print" papers, chipboard,glazed brads and layered stickers.

If you've reached here....well done....and you deserve a coffee!!


Gina said...

Haha...just grabbing a cup of tea lol. Glad you are enjoying your crafting again. I too am resolute in using up stash before I buy has stopped hurting now lol(little treats are so enjoyable now though) :D XXX

craftattack said...

So glad you are back in the swing of things again - keep it up! Lovely work! Hugs, Valerie

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice layouts tfs!!!

Carole said...

Gosh, your mojo really is back big time Sue! So glad to see you crafting again :)

All are lovely layouts, particularly like the blue Quiz Night one and the Basic Grey Sassy one (of course, being a fellow BG fan!)

Looking forward to seeing what you create next!

Hugs, Carole xxx

Joanna said...

WOW, did you stop to eat or sleep inbetween LO's?!

You've been a busy busy girl and it's so lovely to see you having such fun crafting. Happy memories, I love love love Sassy the best!


Daniella said...

WOW!!! You did awesome work!! And to be using your stash is the best part! I have paper that is literally 5 years old and I just won't part with it.
I'm glad your mojo is back!

Jackie said...

What awesome layouts!!! I too have been going through my old paper and using it up, stuff I had put away to give to the grandkids to play with LOL

Nice to see your work again. :)