Tuesday, July 30, 2013

White with 1 July challenge

I've managed to get another layout done before the end of the month. Would still like to get another couple done but I think I'm fighting off the flu. DH had it all last week and I haven't been feeling 100% for a few days.
Anyway, this is for White with 1. The challenge this month was to use white with navy and arrows.
The photo is of my DD ready for her first day at school with her big brother.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Scrap the Girls July challenge

The challenge over at Scrap the Girls this month is to scrap a page using the quote "How sweet it is to be loved by you".
I ended up scrapping another photo from Mother's Day this year as I ended up with so many nice ones of me and the kids. For this one I have used Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day collection. I added a homemade felt flower and some cork clouds from The Trinket Track.

And here's a close up of my subtitle and embellishments.

Off to try and get some more challenges done before the end of the month.

Flourish with a Bling sneak peak

I have a new post up on the Flourish with a Bling blog. Here is a sneak peak. You can find the full details here

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Show us your stuff July challenge

This months challenge at Show Us Your Stuff was to scrap a wintery page and of course add something homemade.

This is my take on the challenge. I have used a photo of the kids visiting Mount Cook taken on our NZ holiday back in 2006.
My handmade items are the bottletop embellishments which I created myself along with the snowflake embellishment.

For my background I used a Studio Calico template and some texture paste and when dry added kinderglitz.

 The two colours of the FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish – White and the FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish – Baby Blue  went so well together to create a wintery feel to the page.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Scrap the Boys July Challenge

The challenge at Scrap the Boys this month is to scrap a black and white head shot of your boy.
This isn't too flattering a shot but shows his teeth when he first got braces - 2 and a half years ago, He still has them but is close to getting them off.

I created a background with three stencils and black, silver and blue ink. I added some blotches of glimmermist. Then I layered some metallic patterned papers, some silver metallic die cuts form LYB and some metal fly screen and some washi tape and silver embossed WOW chipboard.
Finished off with some stickers from LYB, metal washers, Prima black rhinestone chevrons and stamped a couple of arrows.

And here are some close ups

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Shabby sunflowers and cork from The Trinket Track

Just sharing  a layout and I card I recently made using the wonderful shabby sunflowers and cork frames available at The Trinket Track now.

For my first project I used the sketch over at Annas Craft Cupboard as my basis. This is one of the first photos shoots I had done of my DS, when he was about 18 months. I've been on the look out for some sunflowers to coordinate with the sunflowers in the photo for ages so was delighted when Monica got some into the shop.
I have tried to create a visual triangle by creating 3 similar clusters of embellishments.

Here you can see the shabby sunflower and a different coconut button.

Here's another close up of the sunflower, along with a coconut button, cork frame and filegree windmill petal which I have tucked in behind the sunflower.

My second project was a card using similar embellishments. I again used the shabby sunflower and placed it between two cork frames.

Monica also sent me some flower pins so I decided to make my own tricket pin by added an acrylic heart, some metal beads and a glass pearl. 

I tucked the pin into the shabby sunflower and added a few beaded white sprays. 

I  added a few more trinkets including a coconut button, a resin curly rose and some metal filegree pieces. 

See you next time


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Flourish with a Bling sneak peek

I have a wintery page up on the Flourish with a Bling blog today. Head on over there to have a look at the full layout.

D-lish Scraps 4th Birthday inspiration challenge

It's D-lish scraps 4th birthday and they have an inspiration challenge running at the moment. Here is my interpretation :

 With a couple of close ups

And here is the inspiration board it is based on:

I was inspired by the colours of the wool, the triangles on the cloth, the chevrons on the party cups and the circles in the gumball machine.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Trinket Track Giveaway

  • Time for a giveaway!

     How would you like to win a goodie bag full of Trinket Track mixed media metals?? Included in the goodie bag will be a little bit of every mixed media metal in the store!!what are you waiting for??
    Head on over to the Trinket Track Facebook page and  Share, share, share! This is running for the weekend! Let's see how many shares we can get!

CSI and Purple Pumpkin

Good morning again. Here's a layout I recently did for CSI challenge #76 and used lots of Purple Pumpkin goodies on it too.

These are some previously unscrapped photos of my now 14 year old DD on her second birthday clutching her Bear in the Big Blue House bear that she got for her birthday.

And now for some close ups. Here is a spotty button top and some red striped washi tape, some ribbon, ric rac and a punched corrugated star.

Another spotty button top. I just love these. Also a Studio Calico wood veneer number 2 and another corrugated star.

And here is the case file which this layout is based on.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Scrap Your Story Challange 19 Childhood

Good morning. I'm sitting here at home recovering from an operation on Monday and have my laptop sitting on my lap and am endeavouring to use it without my mouse so please excuse if there are any errors in this.

It's been a while since I joined in with the challenges at Scrap Your Story  but couldn't resist joining in this week with the childhood theme. I decided to scrap this photo of my son feeding himself. 
My inspiration for this layout came form the bib my 4 month old son is wearing. I decided to emulate the colours and the balloons.

And now for some close ups. I love the bright wooden doilies at The Trinket Track and used one as the base for my sentiment.

Here's a look at the cork clouds, sequins and resin dotty buttons I used.

And just look at the great texture on the sculpey star. I have added glitter puffy number stickers to the sculpey shapes.

 Until next time.


Trinket Track Supply List

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July challenge at Flourish with a Bling

Barb has set a picture inspiration challenge this month over at Flourish with a Bling.

All you have to do is use this photo for inspiration and include some FWAB on your item. Layouts, cards and OTPs welcome. Upload to the FWAB gallery and you could be in the running for some fabulous FWAB goodies.

Head on over to the FWAB blog for some inspiration from the DT.

Monday, July 1, 2013

New Purple Pumpkin sketch challenge up

July is here and we have a new sketch by Debbie Burns  to inspire you!!!

Here is my interpretation of the sketch. I kept it fairly simple as the photo was quite busy.

I used: cupcake flair button, spotty button top which I altered (I changed the pink button to a purple button to match the cupcake icing), a spotty fabric button and some twine.

You have until the end of the month to complete this Sketch Challenge and link it up in our sidebar by midnight 31st of July 2013. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prizes!
$25 & 15$ to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw. Winner gets to Guest Design in a future month - once they have received their Purple Pumpkin product of course!

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* No digital projects are accepted.

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