Sunday, December 26, 2010

Kraft it Up

I love this challenge blog but haven't got around to completing the challenge lately. Well, I managed it this month and here is my entry for December. The criteria was to use non traditional Xmas colours and knots and of course kraft. I used Crate Paper Snow Day.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bad blogger

Haven't felt in the mood for blogging recently. I have been scrapping away here and there and have a few lo's to share.

The first is for the kit challenge at Scrapbook Savvy. I used the We Savvy kit which had lots of Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 pp in it. As I have quite a few photos from the 1930's I decided to use one of them. The criteria for this challenge was to include a banner, staples, and an outlined title.

Second up is a layout I did for another challenge at Scrapbook Savvy. This time it was to include some purple on a layout. DD had her graduation last week and we took literally hundreds of photos of her all done up in her dress and with her hair done up. I just had to scrap a few of my favourite photos and as she was wearing a purple dress this challenge was perfect. I used some Bo Bunny Winter Joy pp and a large Prima swirl which I'd been keeping for a special occasion.

Finally, I managed to get Vicki's sketch challenge done using some Echo Park Summertime pp.

I have done a few more layouts but haven't got around to photographing them and downloading them onto my computer. Hopefully will get that done tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Only another 2 for November

Well, I only managed a grand total of5 layouts for November. Hopefully, will have plenty more time next month as I finish work on 9th Dec as DS finishes school next week. Looking forward to the holidays.

So here are the other 2 layouts I managed. The first was for the sketch challenge over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. Used up some old Crate Paper - Bliss (which is one of my favourites).
Second up, is a LO for the Royal Cybercrop over at Scrapboutique. I've started scrapping some of the photos of DS when he was a baby/toddler (He will be 14 later this month). I used some more of MME True Blue pp and accessories.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A lonesome 1 layout

Life has just been so busy lately with the usual end of year concerts and things that I haven't had much time to scrap. I finally finished DD's graduation dress. Yay.

I did manage to get this one done for the November Top 50 CC. The criteria for Antheas challenge was to scrap a photo with happy memories. Use a photo that was not 4 x 6 and to use the word Remember or something similar on the layout.

I used MME Fine and Dandy True Blue pp and stickers. I die cut the clouds and stars. Added a ribbon from Chip Chop Shop and flower and ribbon from Purple Pumpkin.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Purple Pumpkin giveaway

Sam from Purple Pumpkin is having a giveaway on her blog
Here are the details
A Cute Little Giveaway!!

Pretty cute, huh? I tried to keep it pretty neutral - not too girly, not too boyish. This is what's in the prize pack...3 dyed vintage doilys, yoyo flower, fabric and chenille flower, 2 spotty denims, 4 spotty buttons, 3 owl buttons, 1 XL panda button, blue and white twine, ribbon.

A winner will be drawn on December 10, so it will arrive just in time for Christmas :)

To find out how to enter go to Sam's blog here

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

First 3 layouts for November

First up is a layout for Scrapbook Savvy's Sar's Random Kit challenge using the He's Savvy kit. The criteria were to use white space, glimmermist (on cogs) and fussy cutting (roads, clouds, plane, border strip). Everything I have used is from the kit except for the buttons.

Second up is Sue's inspiration challenge at Scrapbook Top 50. I used the colours and the stars as inspiration. I have used a mish mash of pps and cut the stars out from corrugated cardboard on my Cuttlebug.

Third layout is for Out of the Hat Challenge. The criteria this month were to use a painted base, corrugated cardboard and twine.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Last one for the month of October

I got this one finished yesterday but because we have had so much rain over the weekend only got it photoed this morning, when the rain cleared. This is for the colour challenge at Scrapbook Savvy. The colours to use were: purple, red, yellow and white. I used a mish mash of papers and embellies. I made the pipecleaner flower and felt embellie and square button myself. The yellow spotty button is from Purple Pumpkin and the yellow doilie from The Chip chop Shop.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lil Red Rocket Birthday Celebration Sketch

I have just discovered Lil Red Rocket and am awaiting my first order. It is their first birthday celebration this month so decided to join in with their birthday sketch. This is my take using My Minds Eye Lil Robot pp and a chippy cog from Dusty Attic.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A couple more layouts

Busy week this week so I don't expect to get any more scrapping done till the weekend, if then. I had high hopes of getting some done this weekend but DH was out on Saturday so I was left battling with DS to get his overdue homework done and then on Sunday DD and I went out for a girls day out in the city to do some retail therapy.

First layout up is for the Kit challenge over at Scrapbook Savvy. For a while now I have been eyeing up their kits and this month I finally took the plunge and bought the We Savvy kit. The challenge was to use any of this months kits to do a layout that included doodling with 2 colours, paper folding and layering.

Second layout is for the sketch comp over at Handmade by Suzanne. I have used Bo Bunny Olivia pp for this one.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Top50 Oct CC challenges

I managed to get all the challenges including the mini challenges done in a week.

Here is my take of the mini challenge. We had to produce a card/LO smaller than 12x12 which included the word 'home' or 'made'. I decided to do a popup card using mostly Echo Park 'Life is Good' range of pp.

For challenge 1 we had to do a layout about a kids creation and include eyelets or paperclips, twine, buttons and foam tape. I finally got to use my Sassafras Lass Nerdy Bird pp. I bought it when it first came out and haven't been game to use it but pleased with how this turned out. I have also used an apple button from Purple Pumpkin and a birdie from Chip Chop Shop.

For challenge 2 we had to produce a hand drawn sketch and do a layout based on it. We also had to use ribbon and at least 3 pp.

Here is my sketch:

And here is my layout. I used a lot of ribbons from Oct Craft Queen ribbon club.

Challenge 3 was to do a layout on any theme, include 3 handmade elements (could be bought), gingham or checks and machine/hand stitching.

This is DD in her Grade 6 production performing I do like to be beside the seaside. My handmade elements were the banner (made from ribbon and paper string), the pinwheel and a cute boat with sails from the Chip Chop Shop. I also used some cute ribbon from Craft Queen.

For the final challenge we had to do a LO about something we had made ourselves instead of buying it. Extra criteria included hidden journalling, PP background, mixed alpha title and at least 5 brads.

My layout is about a signature bunny I made for DD for when she graduates from primary school in December. I used Kaisercraft Konstruct PP for this and a cute bunny fabric button from Purple Pumpkin.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

One I forgot from last month

I forgot to post this layout last month. Another pregnancy one and another one using Sassafras Lass Indie Girl. I also used some Hambley Print rubons which I've had for ages. This layout was done for the sketch comp over at Scrapbook Savvy.

I have some more layouts to share but they are on my new laptop which I'm not using full time at the moment as I can't print photos on the printer or use the scanner.

Some October challenge entries

After giving the challengesover at Top50 Scrapbooking a miss over the last few months due to lack of time, I've managed to get all 3 done this month in the first week!
First up was Vicki's sketch challenge. I decided to go vintage and use some of my stash of Websters Pages pp. The photo is of my Grannie and her sister and father.
Anthea's challenge was to use punches, lace and staples. I used my Basic Grey Green at Heart card kit I won from Handmade by Suzanne and various punches.

For Sue's challenge we had to scrap an important female in our lives (DD), use pink ribbon, polka dots and a handmade button.
I used Sassafras Lass Count me in pp which was perfect for the photos I'd taken of DD at the Royal Melbourne Show. I think orange, yellow and pink is my new favourite colour combo.
Finally, some more Count me In and show photos, this time for the sketch comp over at Anna's Craft Cupboard.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A few layouts to share

Worked 3 of the last 4 working days as DH is on holiday but managed to scrap inbetween times.

I loved the Harmony range from My Little Shoebox when I saw it in the CHA previews and promptly bought some when it became available in Australia. Here are a couple of similar layouts using it.

The first was for the sketch comp over at Handmade by Suzanne.

I liked the colours and the banner so much that I did a very similar one for a CC challenge at The Scrapbook Establishment.

Then on the weekend I managed to do all the challenges at the Scrapbooking Stock CC. I even managed 3 layouts in one day.

This was the first challenge. To use teal, black and white or a sketch that was provided or both. I did both.

Another challenge was to include doodling on your layout. I decided to go the whole hog and doodle over the whole page.

Another challenge was to do a travel layout using 4 photos. This one is using Basic Grey Wander and some more photos from our 2008 UK trip. I like this one the best.

Finally, we had to do a layout with either lots of flowers, trees or branches. I chose trees. Another UK layout and it gave me the opportunity to use this sweet Bella Boulevard pp that I had been keeping and never got around to using.
Tomorrow is DH's last day of his holidays. We have to go to Ballarat to the orthodontist for DD and then might go to Sovereign Hill for the day.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Some cybercrop pieces

A relatively new shop Red Earth Scrapping are having their first ever cybercrop at the moment with a spring theme. Entries due by midnight today. I decided to play along and got all 3 challenges done.

The first challenge was to produce 2 cards, at least one based on a sketch provided and include spring colours and some sort of new life - flowers, baby animals or butterflies etc. Here are my 2 efforts. I used some MME pp that I got free with a card making magazine.

The second challenge was to produce a layout with a spring theme and include 3 types of flowers (made from different materials). I had printed flowers, rub on flowers, paper flowers and a couple of old Prima silk flowers.

The third challenge was to use as many dotty things as you could. I used some pp from MME Bloom and Grow range along with dotty alphas, dotty ribbon and some dotty embellishments.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Another double

I couple of weeks ago I found a great blog Scrapbooking Ali with some great double sketches and variations on how to use them. This layout is based on this months sketch. (The double I did in a previous post is based on last months sketch). I have used a mixture of Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg and Crate Paper pps. This is my 3rd and 4th layout for Bootcamp.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Some more layouts

Well, my layouts for Bootcamp aren't coming along. I think I'm overfaced with too many photos.
Anyway did manage to get another layout out the Kaiser Shaken not Stirred pp I had and still have some left. This one is for the Stash Stomper over at Scrapboutique. This is based on a sketch and the other criteria was to use scraps from our desk.

I also got a lot of new papers arrive last week so wanted to get into them and managed to do this one of DD and her braces for the sketch challenge over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. This is using the new Jillibean Monster Stew pp.

Had planned to do some scrapping today but only got as far as tidying my desk up a bit. Did get DD's signature rabbit finished though so now it's onto the graduation dress!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I've made a start

Well, August came and went with me only completing 1 layout :(
This month things are easing off a bit. I am only working a max of 3 days per week until the end of October and there is 2 weeks school holidays coming up, though DH is having a week off and I am working 3 days.

Things are going to be a bit quiet round here this week as DD left for a week in Canberra on Grade 6 camp. She gets back Friday afternoon and then DS goes on a scout camp that evening until Sunday!

Anyway this weekend I actually sat down and did some scrapping. Here is my first layout for the Bootcamp over at Blue Bazaar. Actually it counts as No. 1 and 2 as it's a double. These pages are going to concentrate more on the photos than fancy scrapbooking. Between us we took over 5000 photos on our trip so I have no shortage. I've done a few for previous bootcamps but am still on the first few days of our trip in London.
For this layout I used Kaisercraft Shaken not Stirred.

Last weekend (Aug 29th) I went to Paperific at the Melbourne Showgrounds. I booked in to do a class with Scrapware, the chipboard company. I love their stuff. Anyway this is how my layout turned out. It uses some new designs of chipboard and Basic Grey Olivia pps.

As I had the Kaisercraft pps out I decided I might as well try to use them all up. This layout is for Out of the Hat. The criteria were to use a border strip, at least 6 buttons and incorporate the title in the journalling.

Well, I still have some scraps left so might get another layout out of it and possibly a card.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm back!

I've had to put scrapbooking on the back burner at the moment as I have so much going on. I'm working extra hours and doing some work from home. This is DD's last year at primary school and I have promised to make her a signature rabbit and a graduation dress so really want to get those out of the way before December looms. I just about finished the rabbit yesterday. Only have to design a hat for it and do the nose and it's finished.
So after packing my sewing machine up I allowed myself the luxury of scrapping a page. I bought a kit of Sassafras Indie Girl from Scrapbooking by Scratch with a voucher I won earlier in the year and it had been sitting on my desk. I really wanted to use it. Luckily, it matched this photo of myself when 8 months pregnant with DD which I had printed off earlier this month for the Screen 2 Scrap challenge. The criteria for this challenge were to use a pregnancy or baby photo, stripes and a handcut title.

Not sure I'll get any more scrapping done this month. I had hoped to join in the Bootcamp going on at Blue Bazaar in the next 2 months. Scrap 50 photos and use 50 pieces of pp. I really want to get some pages done of our trip to the UK in 2008. Will have to see how I go.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scrapbook Savvy Winter CC

Here are a couple of layouts I did for last weekend's CC at Scrapbook Savvy.
The first one is for Anthea's challenge. The criteria were to use curled edges, paint or glimmer mist, a winter type photo and no cardstock unless for matting the photo or journalling. I used some Christmas MME pp from last year.

This second layout is for Kerryn's Puzzle challenge which was to include clouds, sun, raindrops, umbrella and puddles on your layout.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Yes, it's our 17th Wedding anniversary today and 24 years to the day that we met in New Zealand. Here is the only photo I could find on of the day on my computer. How time flies.

In the middle of an incredibly busy week. DD had her Grade 6 production last night, which went very well. She enjoyed herself immensely and I'm sure it's going to be a struggle to get her out of bed in about half an hour. She has to perform it for the school today and then tonight she is part of the supporting cast for the other half of Grade 6.

Here's a layout I forgot to upload the other day. I'm not normally one to do classes but I really wanted to try doing some pipe cleaner flowers and knew exactly what photo and pp I was going to use. So this was Amanda's class over at Scrapboutique.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Last of my July scrapping

I joined in with the 3rd birthday cybercrop over at Scrapboutique last week. Here are the 2 challenges I managed to get done.
The first is for Em's sketch challenge. Extra criteria were to use a 3 word title, 3 photos or a photo cut into thirds, and 3 strips of journalling.

Sharon's colour challenge was to use purple, white and aqua/teal. I couldn't resist using the Bo Bunny Peacock Lane that was sitting on my desk.

This is for the monthly challenge at Scrapboutique - to scrap a birthday and include a cake.

This month at Scrapbook Savvy there is a new ABC challenge. This month the challenge was to create a layout with a title beginning with A and include arrows and acrylic paint. I have been wanting to scrap these photos of DD for a while now but the red background was putting me off. I decided on some Jillibean pp and alphas for this.

Finally, a quick card I made for the card sketch challenge at Handmade by Suzanne. I used Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue for this one.