Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's been a funny week

DD went off to camp in the Grampians on Tuesday and DS has gone off to Maryborough until Sunday, this morning. He had his photo on the front page of the local newspaper in an article about his schools entry to the RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge, which is where he is at the moment. DD gets back from camp tomorrow afternoon, so DH and I have our first night alone together since DS was born (nearly 13 years ago!). I also got some really good news this afternoon, that DS has been accepted at the local Grammar School for next year.
Well, onto some scrapping. I managed to finish the rest of the Cybercrop challenges over at Scrapbooking Top 50. Here they are:

Challenge 5 was to create a layout using a whimsical style. Criteria was to include swirls or flourishes, a rubon, flowers and doodling. For a bonus you had to have a silhouetted photo. I have long wanted to do a layout like this with DD and her long hair.

Challenge 6 was to create a card using the criteria from one of the previous challenges. I went with the shabby chic style.

Finally, challenge 7 was based on criteria based on pictures we had selected earlier. My criteria were - to use a paper punch or mask, 2 brands of pp, use ivory or cream, used mixed alpha title and use ribbon. The bonus was to use style in the title. This is a photo of DD not looking too happy, dressed up for a Victorian school day.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Yay, I scrapped

Over at Scrapbooking Top50 they are having a What's Ur Style? cybercrop. Opening night there were 2 quick challenges. The first was to make a giftcard holder. Here is mine, ready for Christmas. I have used MME Colorful Christmas again/

And here is the inside:

The second quick challenge was to make a bag following instructions and then create a tag from the left over pp.

This weekend, I've managed to get 3 of the 4 challenges set so far (There are 7 in total).
The first is based on Urban grunge. Our criteria was to use cardboard, distressing, a black and white altered photo and at least 1 non-scrapping item. Bonus point was awarded for using eyelets. I had great fun doing this and had a go at using my Tim Holtz masks which have been sitting unused for over a year.

Challenge 2 is based on the shabby chic technique. The criteria was to use pale colours, distressing, fabric or lace, stitching and bonus point for using buttons. I created this layout of my Great Aunt Mabel, when she was 21. Used MME Bella Bella pp.

Challenge 3 is based on the minimalist style. Criteria was to use patterned paper for background (no cardstock), a 1 word title, strip journalling and an embellishment cluster with a bonus point for using ribbon. I used my avatar photo of Eleanor on our recent holiday.

Not sure I'll get any more challenges done for a week. Off to Paperific next Saturday, which should be fun.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Lots of card

Still haven't scrapped anymore pages but have managed to create quite a few cards.

The first is for The Scrapbook Establishment November sketch card challenge based on a sketch by Tanya. I just managed to get hold of the new Kaiser 6 x 6 pads and had a friends birthday coming up so decided to get straight to it using Lilac Avenue.

I have also joined in the 12 cards to Christmas challenge at TSE. There are 2 challenges per week.
The first one was to create a scene on a Christmas card. I have had some MME Colorful Christmas in my stash for a month or so and haven't got around to using it. So used it to create this colourful card!

The second challenge this week was to create a card using a photo of some chocolate dipped cherries as inspiration. I used some of the colours and the food theme for my card.

Finally, the November card challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique was to create an easel card. Here is my take using Kaiser K-Bots.