Wednesday 12 September 2012

Papercraft Patchwork!

Just want to show you the results of an amazing swap I organised between a group of friends on an online forum- the photo isn't high quality, but isn't it lush?!

Everyone made sets of themed pieces, all I've done is arrange them, black the edges with paint to hide gaps, and adhered it to black 12x12 backing. There was a gap left for people to personalise their patchwork, if they were making one, and after much deliberation I filled mine with a mosaic mirror, not the clock mechanism I'd thought I would.

I'm also doing a customer one for my SU blog, but for now I'm just going to love this one :D I feel so honoured and blessed to be part of such a creative community, and to have their work in my home to inspire me- Thank you all so, so much.

I'll be back with close ups and the names of the amazing artists who took part- until then, sit back and enjoy their talents!
Thanks for looking, Leanne xxx

Tuesday 4 September 2012

Blog Candy...!

Just found this to enter, wish me luck, and why not try yourselves?

Good luck to us all :D
L x

Monday 4 June 2012

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Sunday 6 May 2012

ATC Primer...!

Just a quick pic of my contribution to the Secret Swappers ATC book, being compiled by the lovely Bex - the theme is Alice, we all took a character each and I've based mine on the White Queen. I made the bg paper by by typing out the 6 impossible things she tries to teach Alice.
Thanks for looking!
Leanne x

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Anything goes...

So, for the April Anything Goes Tag Swap on UKScrappers, I received three lovely pieces back today! Thank you Rosie for hosting, and Frances, Suzie and Jill x

I'm also attaching a pic of the tag I sent in, I hope the recipients like them :)

Thanks for looking!
Leanne x

Monday 23 April 2012

Challenge Time!

I held my Sunday crop yesterday and... Finished a layout! (don't faint)

Thanks to a sketch from Jules, I am entering it for the Sarah's Cards April challenge- fingers crossed!

Thanks for looking, L x

Monday 9 April 2012


Bear with... bear with...
Here are the results of the March Trendy Tags Swap I hosted on UKS; aren't they gorgeous?

Before I start, Blogger keeps messing the order up, but here's how it looks at the moment...

Second photo, all the tags- From left to right, top to bottom:
MaggieB, gemmasteele, baa-me-chick
scrappy-yo, ShirleyJune, hollybank
Scrap3d, RosieMac, me
Thank you all so much for taking part!

The third photo is a close up on my submission, and more details on how I made my chevrons is to follow on my SU blog,

The first is of the lovely tags I received in the random allocation, from ShirleyJune (my partner in corrugated card), MaggieB (love the colours and bird!), and scrappy-yo (reminding me why I write, and envious of the chevron stamp).

Finally, the person drawn out of the hat for their use of stamping is... To be revealed when they get their surprise :D
Thanks for looking and reading!
L x

Saturday 31 March 2012

Blog Hop & Giveaways!

Hi everyone - I don't know if I already mentioned, but I'm on the DT for the lovely team at It's A Creative World... and this weekend we're having a blog hop!

If you are already following along, you'll have come here from Mandy's blog - Welcome, Hoppers!

 For my part I'd like to invite you all to try your hand at a very popular mixed media project - shrine making. Shrines are places to give thanks, seek answers, and venerate treasures things - they can be religious, spiritual, or neither, so anyone can join in.  Mine was created for someone in particular, who I was partnered with in a swap, and who wanted the theme 'Things with Wings':

It's one of the simplest forms of shrine - a matchbox drawer stood on its end, with a piece of card or chipboard cut into a frame.  I chose a house shape, but you could chose a circle, star, tree, you name it - totally up to you.
Then you just decorate and fill with whatever you love :)

So, the giveaway part... Leave a comment on my blog during this blog hop, and I'll enter you into a draw to win your very own, custom-made shrine, and some lovely altering goodies for you to try your own out too!
For another chance, make sure you become a follower of my blog, and for even more chances, follow the blog hop around and comment as you go.  Even if you don't win, you'll feel like a winner when you see all the lovely projects everyone has to inspire you with, and there are a few more giveaways to be found too!

You may (or may not!) also know I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator too - so to celebrate the blog hop I'm also having a special deal on at Beautiful Impressions - click to find out what, and how you can benefit!

Thanks for looking - and you're now off on your next part of the hop, to the lovely Kerry.

Celebrate Spring!
Leanne x 


PS. Here's a comprehensive blog list, incase you get lost!

Start at:
1 - Laura -
2 - Doda -
3 - Gabrielle -
4 - Eleanor-
5 - Erika -
6 - Ifa -
7 - Katherine -
8 - Dolly -
9 - Mandy -
10 - Leanne -
11 - Kerry -
12 - Tracey -

Friday 30 March 2012

Artistic License...

Wow. I was thrilled to receive my CJ back today, from the swap on UK Scrappers.  And simply overwhelmed when I saw the work people had done. Truly awesome, and not in a skater-boy way.  Check it out, in the order the CJ went round: Frances, Sarah, Irene, Helen, Shirley, Lou, and Netty:

Thank you ladies for such gorgeous work, - I now have to pick one they didn't and finish my own, then these are destined for a wall hanging.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you're all very jealous, mwhahaha!
Leanne x

Thursday 29 March 2012

Screens and Shrines...

So over on the UKScrappers swaps forum, I was partnered with Rebecca, to create a matchbox shrine on the theme Things With Wings.  This went through my head as 'things that fly' - and I chose birds, butterflies, and time.  I tried my best to make this personal to Rebecca, and  I hope she likes it:

Also, I got drawn into chat in the Screen Swap running alongside it, and - before I knew it - I was in on that one too!  Again, with Rebecca, again on that theme... ,This time I used lyrics from one of my favourite songs.  So, again, I hope that she likes this my efforts:

Here are some close-ups of my 'mechanical' winged wonders:

Both of these items went through several incarnations - the first shrine and screen were Stampotique bats that didn't work... The second shrine had all sorts of things going on, until I realised that nobody made the other item I wanted... The second screen had mesh panels in the centre but kept collapsing...
But I'm still proud of how these final versions turned out - even if it was hte most severe case of leaky elbow I've ever had...!
Thanks for looking,
Leanne x

Wednesday 15 February 2012

All loved up...

Just had to post sickeningly sweet photos of my cards from Rob- yes, plural, he didn't get make one last year so he thought he'd do a double!

Also, a rather lovely surprise of a dozen long-stemmed roses- surprising because he's not really a flowers man, and very much appreciated.

Thank you Bert xxx

Friday 3 February 2012


I've always found great meaning in the lyrics to "Photograph", by Nickelback; however, looking back over my own photographs from the past, I realised that I've never really contemplated scrapping them. This surprised me, with it being what my scrapbooking is about, not to mention the amazing emotional content!
So here's my first attempt, albeit poorly lit, which also qualifies for the UKS Weekly Challenge:

One down, many memories remembered, and plenty more photographs to go...!
Leanne x

Tuesday 31 January 2012

Ssh... It's a secret!

I just wanted to blog my latest UKS swap entry - a book with secret compartments.  I'm really happy with it, almost didn't want to send it off!  So I hope that my swappee, Frances, likes it.  Her theme was Carnavale:

The backgrounds were created with my Stampin' Up! Watercolour Crayons,
visit my SU blog to order yours!
Leanne x