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Sunday, 30 September 2007
As for the album, I kept it quite plain and simple on the outside as inside it is pure eye-candy!
Saturday, 29 September 2007
Make something round and only use 3 colours.
My first piece is made from an old CD. I used the October HOTP kit for all of it bar the photo. I used the colours blue, green and yellow. In each kit there are 3 mini themed kits. So for this project I used the Friends part of the kit.
For my second piece I made a round card. I used the Fall and Halloween parts of the kit. Again I used just 3 colours, brown, orange and green.
I'd love to see what you can do with this challenge. Why not enter and send your entries to us by email . You will need to send them in by next Saturday and you will be entered into our monthly competition, where you could win a prize. So that the DT team and others can see your work please leave us a comment to say that you have entered.
Friday, 28 September 2007
and plentiful personal shopper kit for October 2007. First I created this LO of young Shamus (Shaun Jr), road testing his new halloween outfit! These papers are fab - really bright and fun - and they come with the 'dress up' brads - thats the little pumkin head you see there with the yellow brads for eyes. They really add the perfect finishing touch to your projects - I love them! The kit also comes with another pumpkin and a dress up word 'Boo' which is equally as fun and versatile. A really generous helping - Im sure you'll agree!! Everything co-ordinates perfectly too - paper crafting made easy!
Second is this mini index book I made, to store my photos from Autumn this year, and I thought of putting a few of my favourite Autmun poems in there too. I love John Keats' Ode to Autumn - hence the name for the book! I thought that I wouldnt have much left over after my last LO and card I created using the 'fall' collection of papers and embellishments (I was very generous with the embellies and paper) - but going through my pizza box last night - I was amazed at how much I had left over - still plenty to keep creating for a while yet!! I cut out the letters to spell 'fall', and basically just stuck them on to the sides of my book, a page for each letter - creating a little tab for each page. Quite pleased with how it turned out, and it was really quick to make too! All I need to do now is fill it up!
Thats all from me this week folks, be sure to check in tomorrow at 6pm, ready for another challenge!! All entries (up to challenge #10 so far) are entered into our monthly DT challenge competition! Good luck!
Thursday, 27 September 2007
This is a very easy LO to recreate. I printed the picture as large as I could and added *the funky chicken* text in the editing program. Then I trimmed the orange paper to just larger than the photo and the brown to about the same as the photo, and layered them as you can see. I then stuck on the photo, added some arrows cut out of another sheet of fall paper (made by drawing around my DSST roll!). The journalling was done onto the scraps of orange and brown, and layered in the corner and finally the ribbons were stapled into place. et voila!
I hope you like it...its meant to be fun afterall this scrapping malarky, eh? :)
Ooooh and have you entered this week's challenge yet? Or popped over to the shop...there are some superbly yummy things coming in atm!!!
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Where I live the infant and primary schools all take a little food to school on the day of Harvest Festival which is then distributed to old peoples homes in the area. Usually you just grab a box and cover it with brown paper. I thought the leaf print paper in the kit would be perfect for this and obviously looks so much nicer that a bit of brown paper. I covered the outside of the box in the leaf paper and used the ‘harvest’ tag and added some of the ric rac braid. I use the large letter to begin the work festival and layered some of the scraps from the kit to write the other letters onto. I added a piece of the printed twill and added a few of the leaf brads. I used an ink pad to colour the leaf brad at the bottom dark green and added one of the square metal embellishments marked ‘autumn’ to the box. I covered the inside of the box too and inked the edges. It holds quite a bit of fruit but it’s not too big and heavy for little hands to carry.
The second item for my post this week was actually started for Alixs’ challenge but I didn’t finish it in time, sorry Alix! I was inspired by her pop up card so I used the idea in a Halloween layout.
I used the black 12x12 sheet and some of the striped 12 x 12 sheet. I thought I’d never use the black sheet unless it was for matting something but when I had the idea for the layout it was perfect! I printed the picture in black and white and matted it onto some of the orange paper and black card. I had some of the 12x12 sheet decorated with pumpkins left, so I cut them out and used them to embellish the layout . I used the orange brads as the dots of the exclamation marks. I used ric rac braid between the two papers and put two spotted button at the ends.
To make the pop up I folded some black card. I left a small border at the bottom to write on. I attached the metal pumpkin embellishment with the square yellow brads. I held the pop up down with the two turn mounts fixed with brads. I cut the colour photo for the pop up out of its background on the pop up out for a better effect. I added the metal ‘boo’ embellishment onto a scrap of red vellum to mirror the red in the cape. I did the writing in white pen. The only things I added to the October Personal Shopper Kit were four brads and the scrap of red vellum. Thanks for the inspiration Alix my son ‘The Count’ loves this layout!
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Monday, 24 September 2007
Next: Stamps Only! This is a brand new kit & as with all HOTP kits, exclusively available in the UK through us. As well as the 33 stamps & mini project sheet there is a FREE acrylic block available only to subscribers - strictly while stocks last. All the subscribers info is here.
If you'd like to subscribe to any of the HOTP kits, simply e-mail us for a subs form & we'll get one back to you post haste (well, later tonight - I'm back off to the shop now to play with all the yummy new kits! LOL)
Sunday, 23 September 2007
For me, this week has been really hectic, and I hate not having the time to sit down and create, but the October HOTP kit has everything you pretty much need, ready to go and it was excellent being able to just pick up the kit and get a couple of bits done when I had a few spare minutes. These kits are so versatile, and I think all the other DT members will agree with me here, but there is so much in it, I have used loads but I still have over half the kit left, seriously, excellent value for money!
Saturday, 22 September 2007
E-mail us to subscribe or pop over to the webshop if you'd just like a one-off kit. All HOTP kits are exclusively available in the UK through Crop 'Til You Drop, so you won't find them anywhere else.
All three kits (Stamps Only, Personal Shopper Scrapbooking & Cardmakers kits) are in the webshop now - available to pre-order. Stamps Only will be officially launched at Ally Pally next weekend - if you are going, make sure to pop by stand 17 & say Hi. We'll have a few great offers, as well as demonstrations and free make n takes going on over both days.
Don't forget to have a go at this week's challenge - you could win a prize in our monthly competition (unless you're on the DT - they are only allowed to play along for fun!)
Friday, 21 September 2007
Subscribers always get theirs shipped first (& post free) so if you'd like a subscription form, e-mail us & we'll get one e-mailed straight back. Or if you'd just like a one-off kit, pop on over to the webshop in the next couple of days - they'll be added very soon for pre-orders! All HOTP kits are exclusive to us in the UK - so you won't find them elsewhere - & when they've sold out - that's it!
A sneaky peek of the brand new HOTP Stamps Only kit coming in the next day or two!!!
Again, everything you see, apart from ink and adhesive is from the kit. It's such a fun vibrant selection of papers and embellishments, and is perfect for many happy occasions..... or even for a "just because" card!!
So, don't forget, if you like the look of this kit, get yourself to the Crop 'Til You Drop Webshop - there are lots of other fab kits and goodies to tuck into your shopping basket!! Treat yourself to some well earned fun in a box! Go on.... you know you deserve it! Anyway, whatever you've got planned for your weekend, I hope it's a good one, and thanks for looking. x
Thursday, 20 September 2007
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
We have just 3 August kits left & if you'd like to see what our brilliant DT have been doing with a back issue kit - just check out all their posts from this month - fabby or what? We have Personal Shopper kits specifically for cardmakers too!
Keep an eye on the blog for another sneak peek tomorrow! There's lots more to see! LOL.
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
The October HOTP kit never seems to run out! I have made sooo many items with it and I still have left overs to make some ATCs or inchies.Here is a 8x8 Fall layout that I made with the kit. Everything I've used is from the kit. Even the large letters were on the die cut page ready for you to cut out. So easy and simple.
Monday, 17 September 2007
My first LO is a double page entry in a Circle Journal I am taking part in and was made entirely from the October Personal Shopper kit
using the Halloween papers BUT if you like them as much as I do you can also get them separately plus loads more in the Halloween HOTP Finished In a Flash Book
but you’ll have to be quick, most of the Halloween books have been pre-ordered so there’s not many left!
But there are loads of different Finished In A Flash books available!
My second LO was produced from the same kit this time using the “Fall” papers, perfect for this picture of some seriously stunning driftwood. I kept it clean and simple, die-cutting the title several times and layering it up to give it a chipboard effect.
So get yourselves over to the Crop 'Til You Drop Shop but don’t forget to look here as there are now LOADS of new products!!
Sunday, 16 September 2007
Saturday, 15 September 2007
First of all I want to stress that this competition is open to all papercrafters, your entry can be an ATC, a card, a scrapbook layout or even an altered item. Secondly, you need to send your entry before next saturday to us by e-mail and you will be entered into the monthly prize competition. Thirdly, just leave a comment to let us and others know that you've entered so that we can all admire your work!
Here are my examples, all made using the HOTP Personal Shopper Kits and i'll start with the simplest one first!
Finally, i have made a couple of waterfall cards. The first one opens to the left and the second one opens to the right! No reason...just for fun!
So there you have it...my examples and my Challenge...go on give it a go...you might even win!!