Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scrapbooking Top 50 layouts

Yay, I got an acceptance from Scrapbooking Memories yesterday. In looking for the layout on my blog to take down I realised I hadn't put any of the layouts I did for challenges and the CC over at Scrapbooking Top50 last month.

This was my entry for Vicki's challenge (which I won). The criteria was to include a single photo, a tree and the word "together".

This was one of my entries for the Sweet Treats CC last month. The other entry was the one picked up by SM.
For this one we had to include the quote which is included on the page, buttons and an insect.

These next 2 layouts were for this month's Fairy Tales CC. The first was for Sue's Frog Prince challenge which was to include green, a crown embellishment and a royal title in the title eg prince, king, queen, princess.

Ant's challenge was to have the title of a fairy tale as the title or one that was adapted from a fairy tale, bling and photos which weren't the usual rectangle shape.
This layout includes photos of DD a week apart looking very different!

Finally, this was my layout for Ant's monthly challenge which was to include stitching on the layout, bling and some quilt like paper piecing.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Design Dollies Trifacta Challenge

It's been a while since I had a go at one of the Design Dollies challenge but this one caught my eye. The three criteria were: to use the sketch provided, to use 3 of the four colours (chocolate, mid pink, white and dark blue) and to use creative folding. I opted to use chocolate, pink and white and created some pleated flowers for my folding. DD has wanted to go to 'Build a Bear' for a while and her chance came when one of her best friends invited her there for her birthday. Of course DD made a bunny, which she named Chocolate. On my layout I have also used: a pink doily from Lime Tree Creations, buttons from Lil Red Rocket and Purple Pumpkin, some old rub ons, pp from Crate Paper and Bo Bunny.

This is also for the May Girls challenge over at Lime Tree Creations

Scrap the Boys May challenge

Well I had plenty of time to scrap this weekend and managed to get this one done for the Scrap the Boys May challenge which was to scrap about a collection that your son/husband has. DS has built up quite a collection of Rubik's cubes- all of which he can solve. I used American Crafts Junior pp for this one.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Scrapbook Savvy challenges

I've managed to get 4 of the 5 challenges done this month at Scrapbook Savvy.

First up is the Sara's new Wordy challenge. The challenge this month was to use either the word BOY or GIRL. I chose to use the word Boy and did this layout of DS in his scout uniform. He only joined last year but is loving it.

This layout is for Anthea's sketch challenge. I used Echo Park Summertime and also a button from My little bit of Whimsy and a button from Purple Pumpkin.

This layout was for Kerryn's new Manufacturer challenge. This months criteria was to use My Mind's Eye product and use paint or ink for a background technique. I used some watered down paint splatters. The pp is MME Stella and Rose.

Finally, this is my entry for Sar's Random Kit challenge. The criteria were to use tape included in the kit, stitched on button, 3 or more photos and journalling that wasn't on a journal spot. I used this month's He's Savvy kit which featured MME Lime Twist.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Kraft it Up May challenge

This month's challenge at Kraft it Up was to use no patterned paper and of course a kraft background. I had so many ideas for this but decided to go with a simple layout. I used cardstock for the gears and printed my journalling out on kraft cardstock. I used the photos to fill the space.

Stuck! sketches May 15th sketch

I really loved the first sketch of the month over at Stuck! but surprisingly found myself doing the May 15th sketch.
Here is the sketch:

And here is my take using Fancy Pants Beach Babe pp and mixed embellies.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Scrapbook Boutique May Challenge

It's a while since I made any cards. This one was for the May challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique here. The criteria was to use stitching. I used some Basic Grey Green at Heart pp and Green Tara ribbon and hand stitched around my sentiment tag.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Purple Pumpkin May Challenge

I decided to have a go at the May challenge over at Purple Pumpkin. Well, I certainly have enough buttons to choose from.
This is the sketch we had to use.

And here is my take. I used the firemen buttons with a red spotty button as well.

Show Us Your Stuff May Challenge No. 1

Finally managed to get some photos taken in sunlight. Here is my take on the first challenge over at Show Us Your Stuff this month. The criteria was to use ribbon, lace or trim.

I have used some truck ribbon and also some homemade goodies - the bottle top with a truck on, the felt star embellishment and the corrugated cogs and stars are homemade. Some of these featured in my truck embellishment kit I was selling over at Scrapbooking Top 50.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Crafters Market

- IS NOW ON here There are lots of handmade goodies to be purchased.

Monday, May 9, 2011

May 123 challenge

The criteria for this months 123 challenge were: Use the word 'FUN', have a stitched title and use the colour fire-engine red. Here is my take. I have used lots of red including some giant red ric rac I found in my stash. I hand stitched the word fun, which is part of the title. I also used some felt embellishments that I am selling at the Crafters Market in the forum at Scrapbooking Top50 on Friday.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Scrapbooking Top50 Crafters Market

It's on again next Friday 13th. Last time was my first time selling stuff and I was pleasantly surprised how much sold. I will be selling again with some new stuff - corrugated card shapes. I also have some new felt and fabric embellishments. Haven't got any sneak peeks yet.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Once upon a sketch May 1st challenge

First up this month I decided to have a go at the Once upon a Sketch 1st May challenge. This is the sketch I used and the added criteria was to journal on a journalling spot.

And here is my take:

Another Easter page using up some more scraps of Making Memories Garden Party. Also a doily, lollipop flower and button from Purple Pumpkin.