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.