Friday, May 29, 2009

A few more layouts

These are some more entries for the 30 weeks to xmas challenges at Scrapbooking Top50

This is my challenge 2 entry, where we had to use some aluminium foil.

For Challenge 3 we had to do a list on the layout about something that was happening in our lifes right now. I based mine on things I was waiting for in the post.

Challenge 4 was to use a black and white photo, have the photo as the main focus and use some swirly stamps.

And finally, here is my entry for the May 123 Challenge where we had to use a long title, journal spots and use 3 different ribbons in unusual ways (ie not just straight)

A while since I've updated

I haven't been well again and seem to have lost some enthusiasm. DS has been having problems at school again and I can't help but worry about him. There is talk of moving him to a new class.

Anyway I have managed to get some scrapping done. Over at Blue Bazaar they have been having a bootcamp. The aim was to try and get 25 layouts done in a month, or at least 10. I managed 10! Here they are - a mixture of pages for my England album (I have now got Day 1 finished!), some photos that i had printed and needed scrapping. Didn't really use up much of my stash, which was the aim.

Bootcamp 1 The kids feeding squirrels in Hyde Park, London using Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven.

Bootcamp 2 A recent photo of Eleanor at Daylesford using up some Prima flowers and different chipboard

Bootcamp 3 - Robert having fun at Chessington World of Adventure, UK using stickers from Scenic Route Garden Grove

Bootcamp 4 - Eleanor's first day at school using Scenic Route Appleton pp.

Bootcamp 5 - My Great grandparents and my Grannie and her sister - using MME 29th Street Market pp

Bootcamp 6 - A summary of some of the things at Chessington World of Adventure, UK

Bootcamp 7 - Robert at Dreamword using Basic Grey Offbeat

Bootcamp 8 - Eleanor and her best friends using Bo Bunny Alissa (again!)

Bootcamp 9 - Eleanors first day in Grade 5 using BG Granola

Bootcamp 10 - Eleanor doing lots of creature activities at Chessington World of Adventure using Sassafras lass Lollipop Sunshine

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

October Afternoon Card

Here's a little card I made using the sketch challenge over on the October Afternoon blog. I have used Detours Picnic Basket (both sides) and Garden Path.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Scrapbooking Top 50 entries

Here are some layouts and I card I have done recently for Scrapbooking Top 50. The first is an entry for their 30 weeks till Christmas contest. Challenge 1 is to produce a layout or card with dots, spots and doodling. I have used some Sassafras Lass sunshine lollipops pp.

This layout is for the April sketch challenge.I have used MME Bloom and Grow pp.

This is for the April layout challenge to produce a layout about what Easter means to you. I have used some Creative Imaginations Samantha Walker pp. Into multi photo layouts at the moment.

Finally, a card for the stamping challenge. An Easter card. Love this bunny stamp from Hero Arts.

Scrapbooking Top 50 are having a week long cybercrop starting Wednesday 6th May. Here is the link to it:

Friday, May 1, 2009

TSE April Cybercrop

This months cybercrop was around the theme 'Celebration'. I managed to do all 4 challenges.
The first challenge was set by Tanya. For this we had to create a layout about a significant female in our lives, use pink and some journalling. I created a layout about my daughter - the only significant female in my life! I again used Bo Bunny Alissa pp. I'm really pleased how this turned out.

Jaimee set the 2nd challenge, which was a card using a Becky Fleck stekch. You also had to use something transparent and buttons. I used Alison Ellis What Birthday? patterned paper for this. My transparent butterflies were from Heidi Swapp.
Third challenge was Beths. For this we had to create a layout with a number as a design feature, use paper rolling and a stamp. Again I used Alison Ellis What birthday? pp.

The final challenge was set by Ngaire and was again a layout. We had to include a photo of something rather than someone, brads and a handmade journalling spot. This is about my son's love of mudcake for his birthday. I used Scenic Route Surprise and Appleton pp, an Alison Ellis chipboard cupcake, Buzz & Bloom alphas covered in Doodlebug glitter and Lime Rickey brads.

7 Deadly sins

7 Deadly Sins started over at Wicked Princesses last week. The first challenge was Pride. You had to create a layout with the title 'It's all about me' and use only purple and use bling. Here is my effort. Wasn't hard finding purple in my stash as it is my daughter's favourite colour so I keep a stock of it.

For an extra challenge you could create a card again using purple and bling but this time with the sentiment 'Celebrate You'. Here is my card. I painted some green Prima leaves with Twinkling H2O's and glittered a chipboard swirl.

This weeks challenge is to use green and black and to do a layout about envy or your green eyed monsters. Unfortunately, I haven't been feeling too well this week with sinus trouble and I just can't get motivated to do this so have decided to drop out.