Saturday, August 24, 2013

Scrap the boys - AUGUST challenge

Hi all,

Honestly.... I rarely do this SCRAP THE BOYS challenge blog, for the simple reason that I have 3 girls and its not often I have a photo with JUST boys!

I was determined to give it a go this month though... And ended up doing TWO pages!

August Challenge:
Monochromatic layout (one colour), twine and chipboard

Here was my first layout:
RED + twine + chipboard title.
Papers: Prima, Cosmo Cricket, Crate and other scraps from my "reds" bag
Letters: Old Buzz&Bloom chipboard, October afternoon, Bo bunny
staples (black ones I found at Typo), twine, buttons, brads, washi etc, etc.

Then I wondered whether "JIM" was technically a "BOY" or not and maybe it wouldn't qualify...

Then, I found this cool photo of my good friend Kath's boys and decided I had to scrap it. Here it is:

BLUES + Twine (knotted, and I created the circle of twine too) + Chipboard (word, circles, speech bubble)
Papers: Carolee creations, Teresa Collins
Fancy pants letter stickers, Teresa Collins diecuts & stickers, vellum envelope and bow from D'Lish scraps, buttons, sequins, Lilybee sticker word, paper rose.

So I did it!
Thanks for looking,


Scrap Friends AUGUST Sketch challenge

Another share,

This time I played along with the SCRAP FRIENDS Sketch challenge.... I might just do their colour challenge this month too as the colours are just FAB!
Anyway, here's my page:

Papers: Fancy Pants, Echo Park - and raided my scraps - so I can't remember all of them!
Embellishments: 2Crafty chipboard word, Ellie Studio circle tag, Lilybee designs word sticker, MME word sticker, fancy pants paper doilie, Studio Calico diecuts, MME enamel dots, Washi tape, Fancy Pants chipboard, Typo white tag, Mister Huey mist splatters, machine stitching.

This was the sketch:
 LOVE their sketches... I must join in more often!

Thanks for looking!

White with 1 AUGUST Challenge

Hello again.

Now sharing with page for the August challenge at White with 1.

This months challenge:
Here is by page:
Papers: White cardstock, Carta Bella
Letters: Simple Stories, Thickers
Embellishments: Studio Calico wood chip arrow, Freckled Fawn enamel dots, Green tara roses, Fancy Pants buttons and chipboard tag word, Studio Calico stickers
Masking: Faint circle created with OLD Heidi swap circle mask and Mister Huey Mist.
And butterflies created with NEW Heidi swap butterfly mask and Gesso and mist.
I like this soft pastel colour! Thanks for looking!

Kraft It Up! August Challenge

The challenge is easy at KIU this month... Last month you had to work OUTSIDE your usual style (I did it and actually won of the prizes- Yay me!)...

So this month:

This month  they want to see "YOUR STYLE" 
The creation must be on Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper

Here is my page:
Paper: Kraft background, Echo Park, Crate, MME
Some new felt stuff from Rainbow Splendour, and my usual mix of embellishments..
including new 2Crafty chipboard word.
My style:
Layers of Patterned Papers.
Clusters of Embellishments - I love word stickers, fancy brads, buttons and paper roses.
Thanks for looking.

123 challenge for AUGUST!

Got busy last weekend doing some August challenges... including this one:

123 Challenge

Another of my favourite challenge blogs... thanks to CHARMS CREATIONS for the extra push to get it done this month!

* Colour = Cream * Our Word = Old * Our Technique = Vintage

And here is my layout with an old photo of my grandad....

Papers: Prima, MME and Echo Park, plus old book paper
Embellishments: Charms Creation Lollipop, Lil Rocket flag, Lil Something Calico, charms, buttons, brads, twine/string, washi, Theresa Collins word stickers, Basic Grey Letters.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Scrap the Girls August challenge... come join us.....

So so so excited to share this page tonight.....

Because it is my sample inspiration for you all, because I am now on the Design Team at Scrap the Girls! I have always loved this blog challenge and its really lovely to be a part of the team.... AND I'd love all my scrap buddies to come and join us this month and have a go at our AUGUST recipe challenge... Scrap the Girls is all about scrapping the girls in your life, so pull out those photos and have a go - no boys allowed though!

The Recipe challenge: You must create a project using:
  • flowers
  • masking
  • doodling and
  • chipboard or wood veneers

  • So here is my layout:

    I used some OLD Heidi Swapp circle masks (for the big circle and spots), as well as my Mr Huey Chevron mask. I also created the "LOVE" word (as a part of the title) using a Crafters Workshop Mask and black ink. I doodled around the circles, which was kinda fun!

    Papers: Crate, Echo Park, MME, Studio Calico (lots of scraps!)
    Letters: Wood chip (from my APOCD kit), October Afternoon and Sassafras
    Embellishments: Flowers, sequins, seed beads, Freckled Fawn heart wood chips and enamel dots, American crafts glazed button, Greatest View flair, Typo black staples, 2crafty chipboard, Jenny bowlin sticker, some glitter tape.

    Most importantly, this layout has a cool photo of my BFF, Kylie. As the layout suggests, I love this girl! Totally!

    Thanks for looking and let me know when you get your challenge done, I'd love to see it! PLUS... you are in the running for some FAB prizes!!!!


    "Hello cake" - Layout for Show Us Your Stuff challenge - AUGUST 2013

    Hi everyone,

    Just sharing this layout for the August challenge at SUYS.

    This was a sketch challenge.... and of course to use something handmade.
    I have a APOCD flair button in there,....
    But also is a hessian/muslin twisted flower, made by me! Yay!

    Papers and embellishments from the lastest APOCD kit.
    There's a studio calico bow in there, some fancy pants stickers, wooden bits, and even a really really old diecut flower from Sassafras....

    Loved the sketch and loved the colours of this layout I created!

    Thanks for looking,