Monday, May 31, 2010

Last one for the month

This is the only layout I got finished over the weekend. It is for the CC at Wicked Princesses and is for Krissy's sketch challenge. Not only did I manage to scrap this photo of my nieces that has been in my to do pile for a while but I also got to use up some old BG Granola pp. Gotta be good!

Well, it's off to work for the rest of the week so probably won't get anything scrapped until next weekend.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

2 more

I'm amazed I've managed to get 15 layouts done this month and there's still a couple of days left.

First up is a layout I've done for Handmade by Suzanne May sketch challenge. I've decided these Kaisercraft Jungle Bug pp are perfect for the millions of photos I have of our rabbit Midget so I reckon there'll be a few more in the coming weeks.

The second layout is one I had intended submitting for Ems CC challenge over at Scrapbook Savvy. The criteria was white space and a hand cut edge but I liked the design so much without adding anything extra that I decided to leave it as it was. Am so loving Kraft, white bordered photos and white space at the moment. I think this is my 3rd this month.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A couple more layouts

After a busy weekend I managed to get at least one layout done for the CC over at Scrapbook Savvy This one was for Sara's challenge where you had to use at least 3 different pp, at least 1 embellishment had to be cut or created from pp or cardstock and the title had to be handcut from pp or cardstock. I snapped this picture of DD taking photos of her rabbit last weekend and just loved it. I have used Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue pp and made some more paper roses.

This next layout is my first ever entry for the ARTastic challenge blog. We had to take inspiration from a painting called 'The Kangaroo' by Garry Shead and DH Lawrence. Extra points are awarded for including an Australian native animal. I took inspiration from the kangaroo and rustic feel to the painting.

Design Dollies challenge entry

I found the Design Dollies challenge site a couple of weeks ago, you can find it here

I liked the look of the current sketch and decided to create this simple layout based on it with one of the photos I had left on my desk from my Scrap the Girls layout. I also used some doilies I found here at Freshvintage crafts. They are wonderful colours and matched DD's top.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Two more

This first layout is for Colour challenge at Scrap the Girls and also Wicked Princesses. I have used a mixture of WRMK, My Little Shoebox and October Afternoon pp for this one, along with a few other odds and ends.

This layout is for the May challenge at Out of the Hat. I used Kaisercraft Utopia for this one. The criteria was to use triangles, a quote and some sanding.

Monday, May 17, 2010

More CC entries

Yay, I managed to finish all the Top 50 Cybercrop entries by Saturday. Here are the last 2.

For Kathies challenge, we had to take inspiration from the movie poster for Up and include the extra criteria of bright colours, one word title and minimalist/white space page. Here is my take, which I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

For the final challenge Vicki gave us the Twilight movie poster for inspiration with the added criteria of using black, white and one other colour (I used gold), a die cut base and strip journalling. I have wanted to scrap these photos of DD for a while and this colour combo seemed perfect.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action CC at Scrapbooking Top 50

Scrapbooking Top 50 is having its monthly cybercrop based on the movies this month. Details can be found here

As part of my guest design team member this month I got to set a challenge. Mine was based on the movie poster for Avatar. I set the critera of have at least 50% layout blue, a headshot photo and dots.
Here is my sample using Bella Boulevard All Inclusive pp.

I have also completed Sue's challenge which was to take inspiration from the Alice in Wonderland movie poster with the added criteria of include layering, a handmade flower and a butterfly. Here is my take using Bella Sarah Jane pp.

And a close up of my handmade rose.

I have also been busy completing the monthly challenges over at Scrapbooking Top 50.

This layout is for the We Dare You challenge. The criteria was to use only 1 piece of cardstock and no patterned paper, at least 2 diff coloured buttons, doodled or stamped border and an embellishment cluster including a journal spot that wasn't to be made of paper.

My final layout is for Vicki's monthly challenge which was to use some sort of measure, staples and altered masking tape. This is about how quickly DS is growing. He is now 5ft 10 inches and still on just 13.

Friday, May 7, 2010

A few challenges completed

This first layout is for the May sketch challenge at Annas Craft Cupboard. I used Bella Boulevard All Inclusive for this one.

Second layout up is for the May stash stomper at Scrapboutique. Again this is based on a sketch but we also had to use either ribbon and/or decorative edge stickers. I used Jillibean Soup Egg Drop pp for this layout of DD at Easter this year.

The final layout today is for Sue's sketch challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50. Added criteria were to use lace and a playing card. I have used Crate Paper Pink Plum pp and chipboard embellishments (my favourite at the moment) and I also managed to get my hands on a Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly punch finally!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Guest designer at SBTop 50

This month I am the guest designer over at Scrapbooking Top 50 I had to set one of the monthly challenges. The criteria I set was : to include a pennant/banner on your layout, include at least 2 pieces of chipboard and a multi alpha title.
Here is the sample I did using October Afternoon Farm Fresh pp. You can find further details of this and the other May challenges here. Hope you give them a go!