Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Virtual crop

A week ago had its birthday virtual crop and I managed to get some of the challenges done.
First up is a layout I did based on Kerryn's online class. I used Jillibean Soup Owl Soup pp.
My second layout was based on the sketch challenge. Used some Basic Grey Lime Rickey and Lily Bee Hello Sunshiine for this. Also a Purple Pumpkin felt flower and a Little Red Rocket bottletop.
Finally, I made a couple of birthday cards for the card challenge which was to use chipboard and a pleated border.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Scrapbooking Top 50 CC

Proper beginning of the school holidays today. Not the start we wanted. We had to take our dwarf rabbit to the vet this morning as he hasn't been eating properly. Turns out he has an absess so he's been admitted and we are to pick him up this afternoon. I think it's going to be a long day.

Anyway, back to the scrapping. My first layout was for Bel's challenge which was to use white space, flowers, bling and ribbon. I used a photo from our 2008 trip to the UK and some Basic Grey pp and Jillibean alphas.

Second one up is for Sue's challenge which was to use an outdoors photo and the quote 'Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is'. For this I used some more photos from out trip to the UK in 2008 and some Crate Paper pp, AC floral ribbon and Jillibean alphas.

The 3rd layout I completed was for Ant's challenge. This is what I was actually doing in the previous 3 layouts on my blog but I always ended up using for the other challenges. This is another UK photo. The criteria was to use white c/s as a base, use twine and use at least 3 of the colours provided. I chose pink, yellow and blue. I used some Echo Park pp and Bella Boulevard pp. Also used another of Billie's buttons.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Show Us Your Stuff Sept Challenge 2

The second SUYS challenge this month was to do a multi-photo layout, use striped paper and of course some handmade embellishments. I also had a go at the try this technique which was the felt flower in the bottom left hand corner. My other handmade embellishments include a PP spotted button, an Eye Candy rabbit button and a My Little Whimsy ladybird.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Scrap the Girls Sept Challenge

I had so much fun doing my last layout that I decided to do another one in a similar vein. This was for Scrap the Girls Sept challenge which had the criteria to use CLIPS - I used a yellow bulldog clip on the side of my photo.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Purple Pumpkin Sept Challenge

The challenge this month was to include 1 lollipop/flower, 2 doilies and 3 buttons. Here is my take: I used a green bird, pink owl and green spotty button, a pink and green doily and a blue lollipop flower. Pattern paper used was a mixture of American Craft and Bella Boulevard.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A few more layouts

Can't believe how many layouts I've done so far this month. Here are another 4.

This was for the sketch challenge over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. I used some photos from DD's footy day at school last year.

Second up is a layout done for the August kit challenge over at Scrapbook Savvy using the We Savvy Kit. I'm loving the new MME Lost and Found 2. The criteria for this challenge was to use a curved title, fussy cutting and paint.

Another layout for a Scrapbook Savvy comp. This is for Septembers Wordy challenge to use the word BIG. Found this chipboard title in my stash so thought I'd use it. Have used Crate Paper Toybox pp and accesories.

Finally, this is for another challenge at Challenge Heaven. This is for the ebony or ivory challenge which was to use black or white with orange and green and have 3 circles. I have used a couple of Billies Buttons that I bought at the Scrapbooking Top50 Crafters Market earlier this month. Also used a Limetree Creations doily.

That's it for now. Have a few more layouts to share another time.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scrapbooking Top 50 Sept challenges

I've managed to get 2 of the challenges over at Scrapbooking Top50 done already this month.

The first is for Sue's challenge which was to scrap about an important adult male in your life and the added criteria was to include at least one button and something that was non scrappy. I scrapped about DH and his love for photography. My non scrappy items were a clothes tag and a wooden frame which was a waste part of a wooden model kit DD was constructing.

My second layout is for Anthea's challenge which was to use blue and red as dominant colours on your layout. Lots of Purple Pumpkin and Chip Chop Shop goodies on this layout.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A couple of layouts

for challenges over at Challenge Heaven
This first one is for the Title challenge. You had to include the word dad or father in the title and include the extra criteria of 2 types of alpha.

The second layout is for the Theme challenge #1 which was to scrap about a ride and include the extra criteria of buttons. This is DS's first ride on a roller coaster on our first holiday with him to the UK. He looked very apprehensive. He was only 15months old. Ten years later he went on the Pepsi Max roller coaster at Blackpool which was certainly a lot faster and had a massive drop on it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Once upon a...Sketch Sept 1 sketch

Decided to have a go at the Sept 1st sketch over at Once upon a... sketch. The added criteria was to use a year as the title.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take. This is my first attempt at scrapbooking any of my wedding photos. I've used a mish mash of pp from Websters, Pink Paislee and Echo Park and also included some gates and flourishes from Kaisercraft and some bloomer ribbon from American Craft.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Last lot of layouts from last month

I think these are the last of the layouts I did last month!
First one up was for Out of the Hat challenge. Criteria was to include paint, a square photo and strip journalling. Used some old photos of DD on our last trip to the UK. Used MME pp and made my own lollipop flowers.

The next 3 were all for Scrapbooking Top 50. The first 2 were for CC entries.

This was Marelize's sketch challenge which also had to incude the word Play in the title.

This was for Ant's monthly challenge. Criteria was to include spots, a pin and stitching.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Scrapbook Savvy entries

Here are some layouts I did for the challenges and CC over at Scrapbook Savvy last month.

The first is the only CC challenge I managed to get done. Kerryn's puzzle challenge was to include the following pieces on a layout: splats, clouds, stars, bird and a bow. I used some Echo Park Little Boy with some old Imaginance pp. The photos were taken at the Avalon Air Show in March.

This layout was for Kerryn's Manufacturer Monthly challenge which was to use Fancy Pants and a cluster. This is a rare photo of DH and I, taken by DD on a train trip earlier this year. I used Fancy Pants Lover Birds pp.

This layout was for Anthea's sketch challenge. Again used some old Imaginance pp and some Purple Pumpkin lollipops, and ribbon and one of my own Krafty Koncoctions racing car bottle tops. The layout is about the RACV Energy Breakthrough competition in 2009 that DS was involved in.

Finally, this layout was for Sara's wordy challenge - to use the word SWEET. Another lot of old SEI pp for this one. Also used a Lime Tree Creations doily and another KK bottletop.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A couple of sketch entries

From last month.

The first was for the sketch comp at Handmade by Suzanne. Used some photos from our recent visit to The Block. Used Echo Park For the Record pp.

The second layout was for the sketch comp over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. Used some Basic Grey Oliver pp for this one.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Challenge Heaven layouts

Despite the lack of layouts on my blog I have been busy scrapping, just not had time to upload them. I only managed a measily 2 in the first half of the month but ended up doing 12 in the second half.

Here's 2 I did for Challenge Heaven.

The first was for their recent 'animal' cybercrop. I have so many animal photos it's not funny so it was good to scrap this one, I took at Melbourne Zoo last year.

This layout was for Becci's number challenge in which we had to include 1 photo, 2 animal embellishment, 3 pieces of trim and 4 patterned papers. I used some Basic Grey Max and Whiskers.

The second layout was for the Ebony and Ivory monthly challenge. For this you had to use either black or white AND pink and red and include something glossy. My big red alphas were glossy and I also included glossy buttons.