Wednesday, April 18, 2018

D-lish Scraps DT share - Cherish Family

Hi everyone, I am back with my second share for April. 
This photo was taken on my Mother in laws 89th birthday. It is a lovely photo
of her surrounded by her grandchildren, so I wanted to scrap it for her. 
I chose to pull the purple out of the photo, and I really struggle with purple.
However, it was really the right choice for this layout.

Teaming the purple with silver worked really well. So I did a bit of mixed media
stenciling with some silver texture paste and picked out papers that would compliment this.
I embellished the layout using some punchinella, small bits of it around the page. I have also used 

My title was made using this Memory Maze chipboard mini word.

I am pleased that the simplicity of this layout, really makes the photo centre stage, but the pop of purple really lifts it.
Until next time, have a good day and happy scrapping. Sandra.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

CSI case file # 252 - Wonderful

The new case file is ready at CSI, and this one is a really nice one:

I really loved the colours for this one, and chose this as my inspiration for my layout.
I used this photo of a great nephew - Hendrix, enjoying his first baby cino with his mum.
I also took inspiration for the layout from the image, and used the spots and also the bird. I did a partial frame around the photo and matting on 3 sides, with patterned paper. The background was done with texture paste and Ken Oliver colour bursts. 
I embellished the layout using these die cuts with smilie faces, they seemed fitting. I added some spotty brads, a wood veneer bird, and finished it all of with Charms Creations XO set and smilie face O

Kraft plus April challenge

The April challenge at Kraft Plus is really cool. A recipe challenge, with 4 ingredients:
So we usually associate this quote with weddings, but there is a world of possibilities. I thought this photo of my husband and I would be quite right for this challenge. Here is how I solved it: 
Old: I used old kraft paper and vintage lace.
New:  I used a new stamp set, which I painted and then cut out the images. 
Borrowed: embossing powder.
Blue: paper, watercolours, mini beads, flowers and Charms Creations XO's.
I really enjoyed this challenge, and how this layout came together. 
Love You

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Love - D-lish Scraps DT Inspiration Board share

Hi Everyone, I am back with my first share as DT for D-lish Scraps.
I was on the team 18 months ago, so am looking forward to sharing
again over the next 6 month term. 

For my first share, I have this layout, created to team with the April inspiration board. 

The lovely photo is of my niece and her new baby, and such a pretty photo 
needed a pretty layout to enhance it.

I loved how the background paper went with the background of the photo. In my stash I had the -complimentary peach paper and stickers. I stamped and then die cut some flowers, to add some depth to the layout. To embellish the layout, I used the paper lace doilies and built on these. The gorgeous Magnolia and Cabbage roses were the perfect colours and flowers for the layout. I then added a lace butterflyresin flowers and stranded sequins, which I pulled off the strand. 

I then added the ombre wordfetti Journal It's to add some little word statements. 

The final touch was the peach sequin bow,  a lovely colour. 

I really love this inspiration board, so I hope my creation has been inspiring to you, to have a go. 
Until next time, have a good day and happy scrapping. Sandra

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Show Us Your Stuff April challenge DT layout

New month of April means new challenge at Show Us Your Stuff:
That's right, it's all about "me" or you, lol. How many of us actually scrap about ourselves? For this layout, I chose to scrap about myself relaxing, that is something I don't often do, I am always doing something, right now I am blogging, lol. 
I chose to use a lot of texture on this layout, starting with the texture paste on the background, then adding the handmade paper. Different texture then with the wood veneer, flowers and flair, paper bags. My handmade items are the D-lish Scraps flair, handmade paper, wood veneer from Corbett Creations and Scrapmatts
Just relaxing

Scrap the Boys April challenge DT layout

So it's April, can we please rewind the last 3 months? Oh well, no holding back of time, so we must look forward to the new things, like the new challenge at Scrap the Boys.
What fun this challenge is, so many geometric shapes to choose from. I chose to use circles. I had this lovely patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio that was my inspiration, the found as many circular elements that I could - cogs (perfect for the bike photo), bike chipboard, other circle wood veneers, die cuts, and stamping. Even the frame has circles on it (well spots actually, but spots are round). To top it off, the lovely O from Charms Creations
New bike

Scrap the Girls April challenge DT layout

What? It's April? How did that happen already? So that means there is a new challenge at Scrap the Girls. Here is the challenge:
So this one is a bit different, but cool too. I don't have tatoos, and I don't smoke. So I decided to use the Domestic Goddess as inspiration for my layout, and used this photo of myself with new cookbooks. A statement posed though, in the title, stating "you want me to cook". I used to love cooking, now it is such a grind of a chore, on a daily basis. So this layout is a bit of tongue in cheek. 
I had the perfect paper and embellishments to use, with the Kaisercraft papers and wood veneer, I must have known something when I bought these. I added some colour blast colour paste, chipboard, prima flowers and finished it off with a Charms Creations arrow.
You want me to cook

Saturday, March 17, 2018

CSI Case file #250

The new challenge is up at CSI, which was quite fun to do. Here is the challenge:
Remember you don't have to use all of the clues to create a layout now for the challenge, you can just be inspired by the scene. I was inspired by the scene for my layout, and used a few of the clues as well. I had a little handmade house, that I thought would work well to replicate the house in the scene. My layout is about my daughters first day at kinder. Using a number of other handmade elements including a Charms Creations arrow and cute clouds, along with a handmade flair. The colours were fun and cheery to work with. 
1st day of kinder

Monday, March 5, 2018

Scrapping Clearly March challenge

I have just spent the weekend at a retreat, and managed to get some scrapping done. Another couple of attendees at the retreat were Kylie Tout and Kim Kendall from Scrapping Clearly. Anyway, they asked me if I was going to have a go at the Scrapping Clearly challenge for March, so I had time on my hands at the retreat and did just that. Here is the challenge:
So I had 2 photos that I could have used for this, when I looked at the quote, lol, I had a photo of me with drink in hand. However, I changed my mind and used the photo on my layout of myself and my daughter. I loved the quote, but I shortened it. I thought that was appropriate for this layout. 
My daughter changed her career a couple of years ago, committing to study, to gain her enrolled nurse diploma. She worked hard at it, and has since been a graduate nurse, and now continues on her journey. She is also planning soon to return to uni to complete her studies to become a registered nurse. 
I flipped the sketch, as it worked better for the photo. I used texture paste and stencil for the background, applied some spray ink. I also fussy cut some floral paper and added flowers and other embellishments that I had on hand at the retreat. 
I really am raising a strong girl, who is becoming as equally a strong woman. 2 nurses in the family makes for some punch, lol. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Kraft plus guest designer - March challenge

Kraft plus has a new challenge for March, that is being sponsored by Charms Creations. Being a creative team member for Charms Creations, I was kind of elected to be the guest designer this months for the challenge. Here is the challenge, a sketch, and to use fussy cutting:
It's a cute sketch, and although fussy cutting is not for everyone, I don't mind it. 
When I thought about fussy cutting, I thought about cutting flowers, and I had a piece of patterned paper in mind, something I would never use unless I cut it up, perfect. So with that in mind I did my cutting. I also die cut kraft paper with a trellis die. This I used to support my flowers, like they were growing on the trellis. I thought this photo of my husbands family would be perfect with the flowers and trellis. I added some die cuts and word stickers, flowers and to finish off I added a Charms Creations heavenly heart
I am quite pleased with the overall effect, I am sure the family will love it too. 
Love is all you need

Scrap the Boys March challenge

Hi I am back with another challenge for Scrap the Boys, with this awesome sketch.
I don't usually like a big themed piece on my layouts, but this time the star worked and was perfect for my layout. 
I had so much fun creating this layout of Hendrix, on his first birthday, really the photo helped me out with this layout. 
I added some ink to the background, and then cut out the star from this awesome paper that suited the photo so well. I added some die cuts, and stars and arrows as embellishments, and finished it off with a Charms Creations super star
Have fun with this sketch is all I can say. 
Ooh, what's this

Show Us Your Stuff March Challenge

Another month, another challenge. This time at Show Us Your Stuff, we have this moodboard to inspire:
How yummy are those cakes? I actually found this a challenge, as I wasn't sure if I should scrap about a cake, or a birthday, in the end I chose a birthday, so this is about Kieran's 21st. 
So I created a mixed media background, but because the photo was so busy, I didn't want to overwhelm it all. Keeping to the primary colours and black helped with this. I had a decoration from his party still in my stash so used that as my title. I added some washi tape, and die cuts. My handmade embellishments include foam arrow, emoji button and spotted fabric button from Burdy's embellies, who is sponsoring this months challenge. I have also included an arrow from Charms Creations.

Scrap the Girls March challenge

Well look at that, it's March - slow down 2018.
We are back at Scrap the Girls with an awesome moodboard for March:
Now don't let the feisty face put you off, remember there are other things to be inspired by. 
I didn't have an appropriate feisty female photo to use, so took a different take to this challenge. I used this photo of Addison driving her toy car, with that look of get out of my way on it. I loved the primary colours, and that's how I attacked this layout. 
So a bit of texture paste and Ken Oliver colour bursts to the background, then the cute papers and die cuts. I also finished the layout off with some wood veneers and a Charms Creations arrow
Just have fun with your layout, that's what I did. 
Look out here I come

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Scrap the Boys and Stick it Down collaborative challenge February

The design team at Scrap the Boys have been invited this month to collaborate for a challenge at Stick it Down, with this sketch:
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There is a cut file available for this challenge, but I don't have a silhouette, so had to go my own way with the challenge. I really struggled with it, I don't know why, but perhaps I was trying to keep to the sketch too much, and not do my own interpretation of it. So once I switched my thinking, it started to fall into place. 
I used this photo of my niece and her little family, I really liked it to represent love. 
I created the background with lots of spraying in different blues and browns, and added some stamping. Setting the heart off to the side was the best thing I did, and then adding my small cluster to the left hand side of the layout helped to tie it in to the sketch. Some die cut leaves in my clusters seemed right, as well as the Charms Creations heavenly heart
In the end, I grew to love this layout, despite the troubles I had at the start. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Show Us Your Stuff February 2018 challenge

Our new challenge at Show Us Your Stuff for February, is this awesome sketch:
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I loved this sketch, and it was the cluster in the graphic with the leaves and flamingo, that helped me to choose a photo for this challenge. I created the background with texture paste, and lots of different colour mediums, including Ken Oliver colour bursts, and inks and other sprays. It got quite wet, lot. I also did a bit of stamping over that. 
I used Scrap FX chipboard circle with palm tree, perfect addition to go with the sunset photo, taken in Hawaii on our holiday in 2016. 
The handmade items include lots of bits and pieces from Rainbow Splendour, who is the sponsor this month. I have also added some paper and printed phrase from Kit the Habit
I am very pleased with the way this one turned out. 

Scrap the Girls February 2018 challenge

The February challenge at Scrap the Girls for February is this sketch:
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It's a nice sketch, and it was a bit of fun to create with, I even used my most despised colour on my layout, purple, lol. The photo I used dictated my choice of colours. I don't have a lot of purple items in my stash, so I had to get creative. I found some acetate, and one of my new favourite products, alcohol inks, which I used to colour the acetate. I then die cut some alphas from the acetate. I also used a piece to mat behind my photo. 
I used some ink sprays to colour the background paper, and added other die cuts, and acetate embellishments. I also included a Charms Creations heavenly heart, in the perfect blue for my layout.