Thursday, 11 April 2013

Why I love words, another layout and

Well I have been inspired this week to do a layout about why I love words. I write the odd poem and read loads and loads. I am dyslexic and was unfortunate to change areas at a key stage in a childs reading ability. I could read fairly well early, however I went from one area to another and they used phonics and made me start again. I didn;t really manage to read fluently again till I was 11 . I went to secondry school and we did the 1st world war in history and I read some of the war poets poems and that was it . I was moved and inspired by the sheer depth of feeling they could inspire with so few words. If you haven't come across their poetry you should take a look. Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen both died in the war and I have represented this by changing the center of their poppys to the watch face to represent their running out of time.

So here is my layout

I also fell in love with Vanessa Fentons Two new kits Moody Blues stunning arty papers Ill be using all of them they are moody and magnificent  and Haven a fantastic gothic alpha. They are so up my street. So here is my layout featuring them. It also feature one of Vanessa;s fantastic floral brushes.

Anyway I have also been doing a little designing and put together the two papers below

If you like them you can download my freebee papers here

Well thats it for me today. Have a great day!

TTFN Rattytatty

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Hi all well the weather here in the UK is GREY and more GREY, but fortunately for us crafters we can put colour back into our day by playing with paper whether that is paper or digital papers. So here are a couple of projects that I have played with over the last few days.

1st is a slider card that I have made for a tutorial on the Design House Digital Blog I hope you like it

Hybrid Slider card tutorial

I love these sliders they are great for cards and also a great way to hide journalling. If you would like to learn how to make this card, or how to make your own sliders or want to find out about the lovely digital papers I have used you can go to the Design House Digital Hybrid Tutorial.

At the weekend My husband daughter and grandson Oh and me too went to Catalyst Science Museum in Widnes. We had a lovely time. Whilst there my grandson had a lolly and I just had to do a layout as soon as I came home.

I used 4 kits from Design House digital they are Noted doodle stamps I love these stamps they are so useful and great for all sorts of layouts.  I used Vanity Fair Grunge squares  on either side of the layout, these are so adaptable. The papers used were from  Baby Boy Papers and finally I just had to use the  Sweet Shoppe Embellishment kit it was perfect for this layout.

So that's it for today hope you have a fantastic day.