Saturday, June 25, 2011

They say things come in threes

On Thursday night it was 3 good things. I got home from work to find an email from SM accepting one of my submissions. Second I got a phone call informing me of a pay rise for next financial year and thirdly I found out I had got the guest designer spot for next month so will be setting 4 challenges for them and Heike is sending me out some yummy pp.

Meanwhile here are some layouts I've done for various challenges this month.
First up is one for Scrapbooking Top50. This was Sue's challenge to use the words You Are and include printed journalling and a frame. This lo is about how DS is now so much taller than me and he is only 14! In fact he is now the tallest in the family at just over 6 foot 1.

Second up is a layout for the sketch challenge over at Handmade by Suzanne.

Finally, another layout using Echo Park Summer Days this time for Out of the Hat. The criteria was to use bright colours, 6 buttons and a kraft base.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Scrapzbiz CC

It is Scrapzbiz's 1st ever Cybercrop "Life is a Quilt" on at the moment and I've been scrapping my socks off and managed to get all 6 challenges done in 3 days. Having no work at the moment means I've got some spare time to scrap!

First up was Sheree's challenge which was to include fabric, stitching and at least 3 buttons. Here is my take. I used some October Afternoon Campfire pps, one of which I stitched around. Added to these were some hessian, ribbon, Jillibean corrugated shapes, home made bottle top, home made lollipop flower made from hessian and felt, chipboard tree with buttons added, twine and OA Campfire stickers.

Challenge 2 was to make a card inspired by a quilt pattern. I went with a windmill pattern, similar to a scrapbook page I did for Scrapbooking Top 50 last month. I have used Basic Grey Green at Heart.

Kerryn had a colour challenge for Challenge 3. The colours were: blue, red, yellow and green. Here is my take using some Crate Paper pp and chipboard stickers, Jillibean Soup Sprout and homemade corrugated clouds.

Challenge 4 was a sketch challenge and for extra criteria we had to use photos that weren't particularly good on their own but would convey a moment or story when put together. I used some Echo Park Summer Days pp and My Little Shoe Box pp, a cupcake cut from some Kaisercraft pp, a very old Making Memories Journal page, some doilies, Lily Bee stickers, Scrapware chipboard (that I'd been keeping for this theme) and a My Little Bit of Whimsy cupcake on a pin.

Challenge 5 was a Scrap it Blind challenge with guest DT Fiona providing the instructions. Here is my take using MME Lime Twist.

Lastly, Sheree held an online class last night. I started doing some of the instructions last night but finished it off this morning. Here is my take using Echo Park Summer Days.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kraft it Up June Challenge

This month's challenge at Kraft it Up was to use Kraft and to include at least 3 photos showing a timeline and to journal about what the timeline was. I have scrapped about DD's ever growing hair. It is now just past her bottom and she has no intention of cutting it short. She does get it trimmed under protest every now and then. I have used some Jillibean Soup pp, alphas and kraft corrugated trees.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Scrap the Boys June challenge

This month's Scrap the Boys challenge was another colour challenge. This time red, aqua, yellow and white. The majority of this layout used Bo Bunny Ad lib but there is abit of Crate Paper Toy Box in there too.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Scrap the GIrls June Challenge

It's a while since I've had a go at Scrap the Girls but I liked the colours of this challenge so had a go. This is my take. I like colour challenges as you get to use bits and bobs from lots of different manufacturers. In this one I have used Echo Park, Bella Boulevard, American Crafts, Prima, Heidi Swapp and Pink Paislee along with a Purple Pumpkin doilie and a home made Fimo panda!