Well, I've been playing with digital templates again and I found some gorgeous box templates at The Digichick.  This is one I got my hands on the other day:

It is sooo easy to use and I combined it with some rose flowers that I have used before:

Neat, eh?

I used papers and journal tags from this digital kit:

And this is what I ended up with:

The larger flowers were made with the rose in bloom template whereas the smaller ones were from punched shapes using one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack from Stampin' Up!

The large flower on the box was made using the Blossom Punch from Stampin' Up.  Full details of how I made these will be posted on the Hybrid Chick blog shortly so why not go take a look and let me know what you think?

Happy Scrapping!

It really was too nice to be working a week or so ago!  I just think we get so few really lovely days here in the UK, we need to make the most of them and sitting here doing a cash flow forecast is really not in my top ten list of favourite things to do on a sunny day!

I'd spent the morning at a client's premises taking photographs as he'd asked me to take some photos of his new camping and caravanning site so he can put them on his website.  This probably counts as my first real photographic assignment (and I got paid too!!!!)!  I take photos for pleasure, and occasionally manage to come out with a couple of good pictures, and having seen one I took of the bridge at Ironbridge, my client seemed to think I knew what I was doing.....do you think it would be wrong of me to have kept quiet about the fact that I don't know how to work all the buttons on my camera yet?

Here's the caravan and camping site - looks so peaceful, doesn't it?  All you can hear are the birds singing and ok, yes, the traffic from the nearby main road, but the peace and the views more than make up for the noise of the traffic.

A short walk away, this is what you can find:

And there are these tucked away in a hedge:

Just pour me a Pimm's and leave me here:

Anyhow, it was really lovely that morning, being out in the sunshine and listening to the birds sing. Shame I had to come back indoors to do my real job, eh?

But, despite all the work, I have had chance to get crafty, and was able to get my hands on this new release from Girl Boy Girl Designs:

I used papers from the Summer Sherbet (papers to print):

And made a second box using papers and embellishments from the Wish flowers Kit by Wishing Well Creations and Dawn by Design:

This is how they turned out:

I was really pleased with them, especially as they were so easy to make.  Why not have a go yourself and then let me know how you got on?  I'd love to see your take on these!!!

Happy Scrapping!

You may or may not be aware that in my spare time (what little I have ;) !), I am a Stampin' Up! independent demonstrator.  I have a separate Stampin' Up! blog for all m y Stampin' Up! creations, information and so on, and I thought I would just take this opportunity to let you know that the 2013-14 Annual Catalogue was released today:

My wish list is an arm and a leg long!!!  There are some gorgeous "must-have's" in the catalogue and I dread to think just how much it will cost to get everything I want need!!!  There have been several changes to the colours and there is a new 2013-15 InColor Collection.  I'm currently waiting for my order of new goodies to arrive, as well as my supply of catalogues as I haven't even got one of the new ones myself yet.  I'm planning on spending some time going through the catalogue in detail as it is just not the same having a copy on screen!  I'll be back as soon as my goodies arrive with some examples of what can be made ;).
To download the pdf of the catalogue to your computer, just click on the link in the right hand sidebar.  Alternatively (or as well!), you can also purchase it from me for £5.00 which includes postage (UK only) - just click on the 'Buy Now' in the right hand sidebar. I've finally found out how to add the paypal button to my blog so there'll be no stopping me now ;)!