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Two Lines -(Finally… A Scrapbook layout!)

by Lesley Oman on 8 September, 2010

Pregnancy Test Scrapbook Page

A layout today! Hip Hip Hurray!! ♥

I am definitely out of the swing of scrapbooking, but I have to admit that I was so pleased with myself that I was able to craft for longer than a few minutes without morning sickness ruining my fun! I’m glad to see that baby is cooperating a bit better now and hopefully has resigned himself/ herself to the fact that Mummy needs to craft.

And now that I was able to craft, I was so excited to be making my first layout about our big news. Even when I was peeing on these sticks I was wondering if these would be the ones that would be featuring on the inevitable ‘pregnancy test’ layout! Oh I am such a craft-geek through and through! I love it! ♥

I was so excited to get back in the crafty mood that I never really thought much about this layout, I just made it, so Im really happy with the result.

I just love rounding those corners with my corner chomper! Nom Nom Nom!! :0)

I hope you like it too.
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Products used:
Bo bunny papers
heidi swapp acetate butterflies
American Crafts thickers
American Crafts paper
bling / gems
adhesive pearls
Slice Ledger paper pad
spellbinders scallop edge die
Maya Road ticket stamp
Corner chomper
glossy accents
Tonic distresser tool
Tea dye distress ink and applicator tool
Random die cut butterfly shapes from my stash.
Metal butterfly shape – This was actually a candle embellishment but i cut off the spike with my wire cutters then used glue dots to hold securely in place.


‘Life @ 27′ – Scrapbook Layout

by Lesley Oman on 13 August, 2010

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Hey everyone. August seems to be flying by fast, and it will soon be my birthday again! So, I thought I would share with you a layout which i made a couple of months ago but haven’t had a chance to show you yet.

i’ve been cooped up this week, hiding beneath a duvet surrounded by a tissue graveyard. This is the worst cold have had in ages, and thus, i’ve not been in my craft room – so all the more reason to dig out an already made but not yet seen layout to share.

The large flower is actually the head of a bunch of artificial flowers which I believe originally came from the PoundShop. I loved the large size, and the many petals, and wore it in my hair a few times before it found a home on this page. Who says embellishments have to be expensive!? For the main part of the page, I drew around a JBS journaling scrapbook page to get the cute label shape, and I wanted a colourful yet sharp contrasted look, so chose a palate of blacks, pinks and greens.

Glitz designs – papers and rub ons (aren’t those birdies cute?)
Bisous chipboard
Flowers – poundshop, docrafts
brad – trimcraft
chipboard letters – American Crafts & Heidi Swapp
DCWV adhesive cardstock
paper punch
Glossy accents
Scalloped edge border strips

thanks for stopping by and hopefully i’ll be feeling better soon so i can get crafty.

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An Accessory Holder for Sarah

by Lesley Oman on 3 March, 2010

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Just popping in to share another commission project with you. Following the craft fair that I attended before Christmas, someone emailed me and asked me to make a custom designed accessory holder for a friend named Sarah. I wanted to make it fun and funky, with bright colours and with cute sassy style. So I made a little banner (which is very ‘in’ right now), and also used some old fabric to make little pink lollypop flowers. I also used the blue kanzashi flowers that I made for this post.

The colours of the papers remind me of Spring, and of the flowers that are starting to emerge in the garden!! Yeay! I’m glad Winter is behind us and the sun is starting to make appearances again.

Thanks for looking. You can look at the three other Accessory Holders I have made here, here and here and don’t forget to leave me a comment by clicking here.

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December Daily, the final pages: 21st – 31st

December 6, 2009

See larger image I’m back, with the final installment of my December Daily album, pages 21 – 31. Page 21. Another easy peasy one – simply an envelope which i’ve lined with festive scrapbook paper. I love the simplicity and elegance of these pages, and they are great for holding both photos and journaling, or […]

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