Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Suggestions welcomed





Excuse the duplicate photos from yesterday, a few people commented that I should post larger photos so I have gone from 'small' to 'medium' uploads. Also, can anyone tell me why sometimes blogger lets you click on photos and enlarge them and sometimes it doesn't? Yesterday is a perfect example, I upload two photos at the same time, on the first one it let you click and enlarge and on the second it didn't? I tend to do my posts just through the 'new post' tab on the blog, is there another way to do it? I know some people manage to get all manner of fancy stuff on their posts like scoring through words to make it look like you have typed something and then changed your mind, and Deb over at Paper Turtle gets all kinds of pretty shapes on hers like hearts and things. How do you do that? I can only get bold or italic going on?


Now when it comes to scrapbooking - I'm the kind of gal who loves instructions to follow. That's why I like the subscription kits, lots of pretty papers that someone has co-ordinated and suggestions for layouts.
Where I live we have no shops that sell scrapbook paper. I know - hard to believe, in a town of 38,000 people, I can't be the only person scrapbooking can I? There's a shop about 10 miles away and a stationery store that stocks basic cardstock about 5 miles away but nowhere you can browse through displays of pretty papers. So I have to internet search or rely on kits.
As I mentioned on Sunday, we're off to a Christmas Market this weekend and naturally, many photos will be taken and many will be scrapbooked! So I need some nice paper to use for the pages. Last year we went to Brussels for their Christmas market and I used a selection of Websters papers which I loved but I'm hoping for a different kind of look for this year's pages.
Does anyone out there in blog land have any suggestions for any nice new collections that would suit a Christmas market theme? Any ideas gratefully received!

10 comments:

Liberty :) said...

one of the echo park collection has darker traditional colours that would be nice. lucky you sounds fab!!!!

Sian said...

Well, the scoring through thing is one of the options in the toolbar where you find italics and bold, so I can help you with that. But that's about it!

Sandra has just sent me some of the new Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate range which has a lovely soft green and red but also a folk art type bird pattern which looks very Christmas market-y to me

Cheri said...

I'm no help at all - I rarely buy paper anymore! But I do LOVE me some Fancy Pants!

Deb said...

You are so cute, Deb. Thanks for going to medium sized photos. I think you should just bite the bullet and go large, girl. ;o)

I think it's funny that you are impressed with my little shapes - all taught to me by my smarty-pants daughter who has all kinds of little tricks. The hearts are done with html code that you just type right into your post. To make a heart (and this works on Facebook too) type the following but take out the spaces in between each character...

& h e a r t s ;

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for making them bigger and clickable.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely to see them properly,Deb.

Denise said...

Ooooh-I'm going to practice doing hearts now! Graphic 45 Christmas papers are lovely as are the Fancy Pants ones that Sian mentioned.xx

Rachel B said...

Ooh, I didnt know that about the hearts!

Which version of the 'post writer' do you have Deb? It may automatically change soon if you have the older version. The strikethrough icon will appear with the new one. Have fun playing :)

cate said...

graphic 45 have a nice christmas-vintagey paper, and echo park's merry christmas is another good, traditional range.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Playing catch-up again! I'm glad I checked in as I didn't know how to type a heart in either!!! I blog with Blogger, but use Livewriter to post & find it so much easier & quicker.