Monday, April 17, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches! April 15 challenge

The mid month challenge has been revealed at Stuck?!Sketches!, and it's a really nice sketch:
So what do you think you could do with this sketch? The possibilities are endless. Why not scrap some photos from Easter? 
I have used a photo of a great niece, I created the background using my new favourite toy, my gelli plate. I love the random, effects you get with them. The colours in the background then allowed me to quite open to my embellishing, and I love the colours that I was able to team up to the photo. 
I added a Charms Creations DIY heavenly heart to my layout, I stamped in it with a couple of different stamps, in co-ordinating colours.
I hope you join us for the challenge. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Scrap our stash April challenge

It is a long time since I have done a Scrap Our Stash challenge, and I love the concept of using what is in your stash, as opposed to buying something new. It is just getting around to the challenges, that is the problem, lol. Anyway, here is the April challenge:
 April Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge
I used the row stitching, flowers and ephemera. The ephemera I used were some clothing tags (diamonds on black), and the cardboard backing from a packet of butterflies. I die cut some doilies from paper that I was not going to use as it was. The flowers were a recent purchase back in March, and were the perfect colour for the layout. This is my daughters diploma of nursing graduation. 
Thanks for looking at my layout and for any comments you may leave.

CSI colour challenge case file 227

As soon as I saw this challenge at CSI colour challenges, I knew I wanted to give it a go. The colours really appealed to me, although I don't use yellow a lot. Here is the challenge:
I think what appealed to me most about this challenge, was to journal about a pet. I could have chosen a number of photos of our new puppy Dusty, but decided to scrap about our old girl Bonnie, who passed over the Rainbow Bridge last year. 
For the evidence I used floral pattern, stripes, something fuzzy (Charms Creations Heavenly Heart), wood, metal, frame and fabric (muslin). I used a layering technique I recently used in a class with Di Garling, which worked well for the layout. 
I am so happy with the way this layout turned out, and is so fitting for our old girl. 
Thanks for looking at my layout and for any comments you may leave. 
It's a dogs life

Kraft + April challenge

Well the April challenge at Kraft + did not fail to inspire me yet again. I have so enjoyed these challenges and done every one of them since the challenges started, thanks Sandra. Here is the challenge:
I actually started with my background, which I created with my new gelli plate, my new favourite toy, lol. I searched for a photo that would work with it, then the visit to the paint shop to get my paint chips - easy!. This layout really just fell together without too much thought. I die cut from my paint chips and also added a whole piece as a mat for the photo. Of course a Charms Creations embellishment had to adorn the page, this time a lollipop. 
Thanks again for the great challenge Kraft + team. 
Thanks for looking at my layout and for any comments you may leave.
Singapore Cactus Garden

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Stuck Sketches April 1 challenge

It's April Fools day. no joke, it is already April!
So it is time for the new challenge at Stuck?!Sketches!
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How lovely is this sketch?
I used a photo of my daughter from her recent nursing graduation. 
I kept this simple, and used a lovely stencil with a ring, in place of the heart. I used a dauber and ink to achieve this. 
I die cut some leaves, used other strips of paper, die cuts and flowers to achieve the embellishing. To finish the layout, I used a doily and a Charms Creations arrow.
I hope to see you join us for this challenge. 
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Show Us Your Stuff April challenge

So it's April already, and that means there is a new challenge at Show Us Your Stuff:
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Now don't let this scare you off, it is quite achievable as long as you don't overthink it, lol. 
I used some old patterned paper from my stash for this challenge, as I thought it suited the cute photo quite well. I applied texture paste to the background through a stencil, then added drips of watered down gelato. I stitched around the border of the page, and stitched the word quotes on. For the tape, I added washi tape. My hand made embellies Charms Creations x and o and Funky Flairs Studio flair.
I hope you feel inspired enough to give this challenge a go.
Eat my Shoe

White With 1 April challenge

So it's time for a new challenge already, time is flying by, and the challenge at White with 1 is just lovely - Helium Blue:
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There is also an optional sketch:
I used the sketch as a guide to my layout, but also created the background to highlight the colour. I used this with the negative image of the stencil with Ken Oliver colour blasts, as I didn't really like the positive of the stencil in this case. 
I added some punchinella, transparency, wood veneer, chipboard and stitching to my layout, lots of different textures. I also added a Charms Creations super star to my layout. 
This colour is so beautiful and so versatile. 
I hope you join us in this challenge.
Lunch Date

Scrap the Girls April challenge - DT share

Slow down 2017, I can't believe it is April!
So that means there is a new challenge to play along with at Scrap the Girls. It is this lovely moodboard:
So for this lovely moodboard, I decided to scrap a photo of my daughter from her diploma of nursing graduation held last year. I took inspiration from the sash she was wearing, which matched the colours in the moodboard perfectly. I also took a bit of inspiration from the windows and the bushes in the image of the house. So I die cut some leaves, and also used some door paper and die cuts from a Kaisercraft collection. I created the background with a stencil and some Colour Blast colour paste. I then applied a wash using Silks, a new product to me.
I added a Charms Creations super star, and some Corbett Creations wood veneer to the page. 
I hope you join in on this challenge.

Monday, March 20, 2017

CSI colour challenge Charms Creations guest DT share

This month, Charms Creations is sponsoring challenges at CSI colour challenges. I love these challenges and how you are given so many options to use on your layouts. The challenge I have a guest DT share for is case file 226:

So for this challenge, I went a bit girly, scrapping a photo of one of my oldest friends and myself. I used the Teresa Collins Wonderful collection in this layout, it's a great range. So from the evidence, I used polka dots, banner, heart, enamel dots, leaves (plants). The testimony is about when we get together and the happy times they are - we don't get to see each other often, living in different states. I loved the colours in this scheme - very soft.
I added a Charms Creations Heavenly heart and terrific tab.
Happy Times

Friday, March 17, 2017

Stuck?!Sketches! March 15 challenge

The mid month sketch is up and ready for playing with at Stuck?!Sketches! Here is the sketch:
This one had me stumped for a bit, as I wasn't sure what photos I had a series of to use for this one. My daughter took some photos of my son and his puppy, and these were what I used. Once I cut them down a bit, they were perfect. 
I had perfect embellishments from Charms Creations to use on this layout, and they are one of the sponsors of the challenge this month. I used a heavenly heart and an o from the xo shapes - this one includes a doggy button. 
Lol, this layout used up some really old Kaisercraft papers, but they were perfect for it. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Kraft Plus March challenge

Slow down 2017, how can it already be approaching mid March?
With each new month, there are new challenges, and the challenge at Kraft plus is a beauty for March:
I really loved this one. Normally I have so much difficulty in adding fabric to my layouts - I have a massive stash of fabrics, which I should start using. With the denim, I had no issues - I don't get it. Maybe with it being blue, and one colour, it is easier to use. Anyway, I die cut some denim from old clothing, saved for the very purpose of using denim on my layouts - must have known something, lol. I continued the theme by using gelatos on the background and smudged it onto my page. I stitched the die cut denim onto the layout. I used Cocoa Vanilla denim alphas for the title. The final addition of the Charms Creations denim tag and arrow completed my denim revolution layout. 
Great challenge once again.
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave. 
Baby with the blue eyes

Monday, March 6, 2017

CSI challenge case file 225 guest DT layout

Popping in to share my layout that I have created for case file 225 at CSI challengesCharms Creations is sponsoring for some of the challenges this month.
Here is the challenge:
On my layout, the evidence used was stripes, washi tape, triangles. wood veneer. I journalled about an adventure - a helicopter flight in an open door helicopter over a volcano and waterfalls in Hawaii - very much an adventure. The colours were fun to work with too. 
On my layout, I added Charms Creations DIY flag banner and map marker, they were pretty much perfect for the layout, but I did leave them plain, for the white component on the layout. 
Hoping you have a go at this challenge. 
Helicopter flight

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches! March 1 challenge

Oh my gosh, it is March already, and the time is passing by so fast.
So with the start of a new month, comes the roll of new challenges. This one I am sharing is my DT layout for Stuck?!Sketches! March 1 challenge. Here is the sketch:
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I really enjoyed doing this sketch, it was back to basic scrapping, but with enough interest in it to make it a challenge. 
I have chosen photos of my great nephew, practicing his hip hip hooray, not long after he turned 1. 
I have used a selection of bits and pieces that just went with the layout, and finished it off with a Charms Creations pale denim heavenly heart, which I love on this layout. 
I hope we get to see your creations for this challenge.
Hip Hip Hooray

White with 1 March challenge

Oh, it's March already! This year has really now started to fly by.
I am here to share my creative team layout for White With 1. This month the colour is orange, with a moodboard to inspire:
So for my layout, I chose a black and white photo, of my daughter and myself, just prior to our hot air balloon ride, 2 years ago. We had feelings of excitement but also some fear of the unknown.
On my layout, I created a background using texture paste, misting and rub ons. It's amazing how elements like this boost a layout, when you are restricted to one colour.
I then added the patterned papers, and embellishments, finishing with a Charms Creations heavenly heart.
Orange is a great colour to use, it provides so much vibrancy. I hope you join in the challenge.
Adventure awaits

Scrap The Girls March challenge

March already, and time for another challenge at Scrap The Girls, and it is all about selfies:
How fun is this challenge? Everyone takes selfies don't they? I took this photo whilst on holiday in Hawaii last year. 
I love a bit of mixed media, so did that to this background. A bit of texture paste, paint and stamping - my favourite mixed media combination. I raided my stash of flowers to find orange that would work, gee I dug out some old ones, lol. I combined that with some die cut leaves, and some Kaisercraft collectibles. 
I hope you take on the selfie challenge - don't be afraid to snap that pic and scrap yourself.
On Location in Hawaii

Funky Flairs Studio creative team share #1 March

Today I am sharing the first of my layouts for Funky Flairs Studio.
This layout is using a photo from my daughters 21st birthday, which was a Burlesque theme.
Party Girls
The flairs I used on this layout are from the Bohemian Feathers collection, and they were absolutely perfect for this layout, given there were lots of feathers to be seen at the party, lol. Team that with some real feathers that I sprayed and die cut feather, to tie them all in together. Here is the link: