Saturday, 18 November 2017

November Virtual Crop Class 3 with Debs

Good Afternoon All, hope you have had a wonderfully scrappy day so far.  I'm enjoying being warm and cosy indoors with my coffee and craft things to hand.

This last class for the day uses the beautiful 'Hello Again' papers from Carta Bella to create two layouts each with a different feel. One with adds a pretty floral touch to the page and the other with a little more funky graphic design feel to it.



Instructions for this class can be found here.  And while you are visiting the ATDML shop have a little mosey around the new products, after all its the perfect day for a little internet shopping. Be sure to let me know if there s something I should have and might have missed. 

Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous layouts. You can upload photos of your pages to the Created By ATDML Facebook group.

Keep warm and have a happy weekend.

Debs x

November Virtual Crop - Class 2 with Katherine


Hello Virtual Croppers!  I have 3 very Christmas-ish pages for you today.  You can add photos from previous years, or just leave spaces for them.  The pages are all fairly straight forward, there is a bit of tearing and I do use pretty much all of the green dot paper in these pages.  


For my 2nd page we create a torn border, you can change the elements as there are plenty of journal cards left over to choose from, so you can get one to match your photo.


My last page is a star wreath - and I think this is my favourite.  It's a really fun way to create a Christmas page with left over bits of paper - again lots of green, and there is some green on some of the journal cards if you need a bit more.

I hope you enjoy the class and join in and share any pages you make.


November Virtual Crop Class 1 with Karen

Hello, hello. Karen here up first for the November Virtual Crop.

This month I have three pages created with Bo Bunny's Provence range. If you don't have one of the kits you are still very welcome to join in using your own stash and make your own version of the pages.

Page 1 - Charming
I used the trees on this paper to reflect the trees in the background of my photograph - a typical one taken on my phone when I wasn't looking!



Layout 2 - Sleepy Head
The colours of the papers were perfect to scrap this photo of Kiera in the land of dreams.  I still neet to think of what I want to say on the journal card sticking out of the pocket.



Layout 3 - Wish
I loved the colours of this piece of patterned paper and it coordinated beautifully with a photo of Gracia blowing a dandelion clock.





Hope you have a happy scrappy weekend and please share the pages you make on our Facebook page.

Katherine is up at 12 noon, as always I am excited to see what paintiness she has gotten up to. 

Friday, 17 November 2017

November Inspired by Challenge

It's virtual crop day with ATDML tomorrow so time to share another inspired by image.

Use this image to inspire a new layout and then share in our November Inspired by album on Facebook before the end of the month to be in the draw to win a £5 atdml store voucher redeemable against your next purchase.


This image says inks and paints and stamps and colour to me, but how will it inspire you?
See you back here tomorrow at 10am for your first class of the day.
Happy scrapping!

Monday, 13 November 2017

November Virtual Crop Photo Requirements

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 in 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 with Karen

Layout 1 - 6 x 4" portrait
Layout 2 - 5" square
Layout 3 - 6 x 4 landscape

Class 2 with Katherine

Layout 1 - 6 x4 " landscape
Layout 2 - 6 x 4 landscape
Layout 3 - Trimmed 6 by 4" landscape.

These are Christmas pages, so you can add your photos now or later on.  A star punch (about 1") would be good for Layout 3, though you could use other punched shapes like circles or hearts too.

Class 3 with Debbie
Layout 1 - 6 x 4" landscape - black and white
Layout 2 -  6 x 4" landscape - black and white

All the chatter and challenges will start here on Friday night, and all the classes are posted here and will be up on the shop website for you to use too.

Friday, 3 November 2017

November Scraplift Challenge



Hello, hello lovlies.

This month I have scraplifted a page from the October Gallery, by Jane, which can be found on the ATDML shop website on the right under Information.

I was inspired by Jane's beautiful layout '1998'.  I loved the clusters of element and the little pops of colour.


For my layout I used a larger photo and utalised the pattern on the paper at the bottom and right of my photo.  I substituted hearts for the triangles on the banner and made my clusters from stickers which I stuck to card before trimming and mounting on foam pads.
 

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

Happy Scraplifting x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Giving Project Life the Chop


Hello, hello, Karen here with another project life post.

I was perusing Pinterest, as we all do, the other day and came across several project life pages where the designer had made a normal 12 x 12 page and then chopped it up and put it into a project life page protector.  An interesting but scary prospect.

I decided to take the plunge and designed a page, with the intention of chopping it up.  The backfilled hearts were cut on my Silhouette and I also used it for drawing the faux stitching.  Once I had backed them with patterned paper I added them to my page, along with a title and used a piece of white card to decide which pocket I was going to put my photo in.


I then went in for the kill - sliced my page into 7 pieces to fit into the pockets.  I had intended to add embellishments once I had put the pieces in the appropriate pockets but once it was made, I felt the only other thing it needed was a journaling card.


Will you be brave enough to chop up a layout to put into a project life page protector? If so please show it to us on the ATDML facebook page.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

October Virtual Crop 2017 - Class 3 with Mel

Welcome to the last class of today's virtual crop. Thank you for your patience with the amended timings.


 Both layouts use the lovely Pink Paislee Memorandum.


Click HERE to download full instructions.


October 2017 VC Class 2 with Ann Freeman

Welcome to my midday class for this month which features papers from one of my favourite autumn collections - Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice.

Layout 1 is a quick one to pull together with a 4"x6" photo and a cluster of embellishments - nice and easy to scraplift using your own papers if you didn't manage to get a kit.



Layout 2 features a concertina fold mini-book to accommodate 8-10 photos plus autumnal quotes and elements which can either be on the page (as illustrated) or made separately and thereby keeping the layout nice and simple, maybe replacing the book with another photo?

Instructions for these can be downloaded HERE



I look forward to seeing your pages inspired by this class be they using the kit or your own papers, virtual copies or inspired by pages. Do share!

Next class is up at 2pm with our Mel x

October Virtual Crop Class 1 with Karen Using Kaisercraft's Mademoiselle

Hello, hello. Karen here up first for the October Virtual Crop.

This month I have three pages created with Kaisercraft's Mademoiselle  range. Although this is a feminine based range  I have also made a male page with it.  If you don't have one of the kits you are still very welcome to join in using your own stash and make your own version of the pages.

Page 1 -Friendship


Lots of girly pink and butterflies on this one.

Layout 2 - Don't Wait For The Perfect Moment ...


Using the 'B' side of some of the papers to make a masculine layout.

Layout 3 - Friends Are Special Treasures ...


Another feminine layout but could be made more masculine by omitting the butterflies.


Hope you have a happy scrappy weekend and please share the pages you make on our Facebook page.

Friday, 20 October 2017

October Inspired by challenge

Virtual crop day tomorrow so here is your inspired by challenge to warm your scrapping up ready for three classes tomorrow with your ATDML design team


I love the colour mix on this poster advertising Oktoberfast in 2013 as well as the font and information being based around the wheel.  How will you use this to inspire your layout and enter into our October Inspired by challenge to win a £5 atdml voucher?

Share your projects in the October Inspired by gallery before the end of the month to have your layout entered into the draw! Those of you coming to the retreat later this month we will have the image there as well so lots of you can enter!!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Gallery Highlights with BoBunny






Here are some highlights from September's gallery, first up is a beautiful page by Ann using the Serendipity  collection for BoBunny - I love the way that she has used the watercolour paper, and then added loads of journalling and photos in a flip book underneath the main photo.



Such a great idea when you have lots of photos or information to record.


I love the title that Karen uses for her page...I also love the amazing cream tea photo too!  She has fussy cuts lots of the beautiful little aprons in this collection, and I really like the diamond shape she has used in the middle of the page, plus that title is perfect!


Some more Kiss the Cook papers from me, I love the reds and greens in this collection and they have lots of vintage cards of different fruits and vegetables, so I cut these out for the background.  I attached some border punched lace - just pleated the paper around a circle, then also used one of the foiled vellums in this collection for the the title.

The gallery is packed with more inspiration, so do check it out...and maybe have a go at a scrap lift.




























Saturday, 14 October 2017

October Virtual Crop Photo Requirements

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 in 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 with Karen

Layout 1 - 4 1/2" square photo
Layout 2 - 5" tall by 3 3/4" wide
Layout 3 - 5" square photo

Class 2 with Ann

Layout 1 - 4 by 6" portrait
Layout 2 - 3 1/2 by 5" (cut down from a 6 by 4"), if you make the interactive book then 8-10 photos no bigger than 4 by 5"

Class 3 with Mel
Layout 1 - 4 by 6" portrait
Layout 2 - 4" square

All the chatter and challenges will start here on Friday night, and all the classes are posted here and will be up on the shop website for you to use too.


Friday, 6 October 2017

Two for the Price of One - October Scraplift Challenge


Hello, hello lovlies.

This month I have scraplifted not one but two layouts from the September Gallery which can be found on the ATDML shop website on the right under Information.

So first of all I was inspired by Katherine's splendid layout 'Bucket Of Memeries'



I loved the clusters and that she made the wooden shape into a shaker. I didn't have any seed beads to make a shaker so filled my wooden shape with gems.


Thinking that I had got my Scraplift Challenge done nice and early I then saw that Ann had posted this lovely layout and knew that a second one was in the making!


For my one I also used Kraft as my background and used my Silhouette to cut out the heart, doodle the heart and around the edges.  I also added little splashes of embellishments like Ann.  But because it's me and I like a bit of layering added an embellishment cluster to the right of the photo. 


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

Happy Scraplifting x

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.
Debsx

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 mel@atripdownmemorylane.co.uk 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
x

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 jill@atripdownmemorylane.co.uk 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 jill@atripdownmemorylane.co.uk 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 jill@atripdownmemorylane.co.uk for your prize.


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


We will post another winner tomorrow :)