Monday, February 27, 2012

Bella Boulevard weekly challenges

I had aimed to get all 5 challenges done but so far I've only managed this one, which was for Challenge 1 to used Cute cuts on a layout or card. I have used the Too Cute to Spook range.

Scrap the Boys Feb challenge

Here is my entry for the Feb Scrap the Boys challenge. This month was a sketch challenge. I have used Echo Park A boy's life pp and embellishments. I purchased the digital version of the embellishments so I was able to change the colours and means I can use them as often as I want. First time I've done this.

Friday, February 24, 2012

What a strange week! and Stuck Feb 15th challenge

Well yesterday didn't quite pan out how I had planned. I set off for work and on the train started getting discomfort under my ribs. By the time I was off the train and walking to work I had a really bad pain in my chest and shortness of breath and was beginning to feel light headed. I got to work and went to see my boss. She decided to call an ambulance. Of course when it arrived the pain had started to subside. However, because I had had chest pains they had to take me to emergency to make sure I hadn't had a heart attack. I ended up spending all day there as they had to do a couple of blood tests 6 hours apart and a chest xray. Thankfully everything came back normal and I caught the train home. I must say that despite all you hear in the press about the state of the health and ambulance service I received excellent service. The ambulance arrived within 5 minutes and  I was seen at the hospital within 5 minutes.
Anyway on a happier note I have had 2 layouts accepted this week from Scrapbooking Memories and been offered a guest designer position.

Onto some scrapping. I decided to have a go at the Feb 15th Stuck sketch as seen below.

And here is my take. Again I have used some old Kaisercraft. In fact I think this is my all time favourite Kaisercraft range Shaken not Stirred. It is great for boy/mechanical themed layouts. I also used my new Crafters Workshop Cogs mask.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Anna's Craft Cupboard Feb Sketch

Whilst this layout maynot look particularly inspiring it ticks a number of boxes for me. I have masses of Basic Grey pp which I rarely use these days. I bought heaps of the old stuff back when I first started scrapbooking and then went through a phase of buying whole collections. I am determined to use up more of my stash so have set myself a target of doing at least 1 layout a month using Basic Grey. So here is this months. It uses some Marjolaine and a piece of Pyrus pp.
I also have heaps of photos from our holidays that are of places we have visited and don't necessarily contain people in the photos. So I have used some of those.
I have also used some chipboard (of which I have a shoebox full) and a paper flower (again I have several jars of these but rarely use them nowadays).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lily Bee Feb Sketch challenge

I decided to have a go at the Lily Bee Feb Sketch challenge over on their blog. Here is the sketch:

And here is my take. I have used Lily Bee Memorandum pp and journalling cards and some banner stickers from the Domestic Bliss range.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Weekly Challenges

I thought it's about time I updated my blog as it has been more than a week. I have been playing along with the weekly challenges over at The last 2 weeks have been technique based. Two weeks ago it was mist. My first layout was for the Fetch a Sketch challenge which included using a mask. I made my own using chipboard and some Tim Holtz masks.

Second  up was for Chloe's Scrap it Blind which again involved using a mask. Gave me a chance to play with a new Crafters Workshop mask I had bought.

Last week was all about using twine. My first layout is for the Scrap it Blind challenge. I had had this photo printed for years and tried to scrap it a few times so I was pleased to finally get it done. I have used some My Minds Eye pp and included some twirly twine.

This last layout was for Aga's Fetch a Sketch which had the added criteria of creating a banner and using twine. This used a mix of Echo Park and Imaginance pps.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Purple pumpkin Feb challenge

Here is my entry for Feb's Purple Pumpkin sketch challenge. I used Echo Park Little Boy and lots of PP goodies such as the vinyl cogs, vinyl star lollipop and of course some buttons.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Show us your stuff Feb sketch challenge

Here is my entry for the Feb sketch challenge over at Show Us Your Stuff
I decided to do a nice bright layout using WRMK Fun Fetti. I added som homemade lollipop star creations made from felt.