Monday, 29 August 2011

Weekly Sketch #4

Welcome to our 4th weekly sketch. This week the sketch and examples have been designed by Maxine.

Sketch #4

Layout Example 1

Words for this layout were taken from the Winnie the Pooh song 'Forever and Ever'.

Layout Example 2

Words for this layout were taken from Black Eyed Peas 'I Gotta Feeling'.

Card Example

This card uses MME Stella & Rose and Hero Arts Stamps.

In both my layout examples I have merged the journaling and title together but you could have a seperate journaling and title block like the sketch shows.

I really hope that you are enjoying our weekly sketches, please feel free to comment below or on our facebook page if you create any projects using our sketches.

Happy Crafting,


Monday, 22 August 2011

Weekly Sketch #3

Welcome to our 3rd weekly sketch, I really hope that you have checked out the previous 2 weeks and that they have given you some inspiration.

This week the sketch has been taken from Pagemaps and the examples created by Maxine.

Sketch #3

Layout example

Card Example
Hope you have enjoyed this weeks sketch, if you create any projects using the sketch for inspiration then we would love to see, feel free to leave a link or upload to our facebook page.

Hugs & Periwinkles,

Monday, 15 August 2011

Weekly Sketch #2

Welcome to our 2nd weekly sketch. I hope you liked last weeks sketch and would love to see any projects you create from any of our sketches. Feel free to leave links to your blog in the comments or come on over to our Facebook page and share on the wall.

Our week 2 sketch and examples have been designed by Maxine.

This is not a new sketch I have designed but is my favourite sketch, all the examples to follow have been created from this sketch over the past year or so.

Sketch #2

Layout Example 1

Layout Example 2
Layout Example 3

Card Example 1

Card Example 2

I love the versatility of this sketch, you can fit up to 9 photos on it should you wish (as in layout example 2) or include 6 photos and use the bottom (or top) section for your title and journaling (as in examples 1 and 3). In my layout examples my coloured squares measure 3" and my photos approx 2", but you could make each square a 3" photo if you do not wish to include a photo mat. You could also use some of the squares for journaling instead of photos. I love to embellish my layouts quite a lot but you could also make a much simplier and clean looking layout by using minimal embellishments. The list of options with this sketch is almost endless!

I hope you have enjoyed our second weekly sketch and watch out for another next week!

Hugs and Periwinkles,
Maxine x

Monday, 8 August 2011

Weekly Sketch #1

Welcome to our new Weekly Sketch on the Truly Madly Crafty Blog. Each week we will bring you a new sketch and some example layouts and cards.

This week the sketch and all examples have been designed by Maxine.

Sketch #1

This is our simple sketch for our first week. The photo area can be 1 6x4 photo or several smaller ones. The block on the left hand side can be made up of a strip of patterned paper, several strips of co-ordinating papers or ribbons. Underneath the title there is space for journaling should you wish to include some. And the circle on the corner of the photo is a cluster or embellishments/flowers/buttons etc.

Layout example 1

Layout example 2

Card example
We really hope that you find inspiration from this sketch and the examples. Should you create any layouts or cards using the sketch we would love to see, please leave us a link in the comments so we can go and check it out!

Watch out for the next sketch next Monday!

Hugs & Periwinkles,
Maxine x

Monday, 1 August 2011

Challenge Blog is Live!

Our new Challenge blog is now live with our first challenge :o)

Stop by, check it out and why not join in? The winner will receive a £5 gift voucher to spend on anything in the shop!

I have also updated the Summer section in the shop so if you are looking for some brightly coloured supplies to use for the challenge then stop by and check out all our summer themed goodies here!

Hope to see you over on the Challenge blog,
Hugs & periwinkles,
Maxine x