Sunday, December 14, 2014

D-Lish Scraps Inspiration team and challenge

Hi there, been missing in action again. December is always such a crazy month for us. We've just come back from a week in Queensland and next week my son turns 18!
Anyway I'm delighted to say that Amanda asked me to join the D-Lish Scraps Inspiration team again for the Summer term (I was on the Autumn team earlier this year).
This month we have a very summery inspiration board called Summer Sorbet:

And here is my take on the board:

I've used lots of D-Lish goodies including
Orange felt doily
Chevron bag
Crocheted flowers
Arrow clip
Butterfly flair
Yellow Heirloom flower
Oriental lilies
Wood veneer banner
Journal It journal spots
all of which can be found in store here

Further details about the challenge and more inspiration from our other inspiration team members can be found on the D-Lish Scraps blog

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FWAB November challenge


It was my turn this month to provide a sample for the FWAB challenge set by Tracy Fowler.
The challenge she set was :

Summer Days Challenge… Create a layout that is inspired by summer days, using summery colour combination and has at least 3 pieces of FWAB products.

Here is my sample:

I have used some of FWAB Nicky's Beach Huts and the clouds and sun are from FWAB Up in the Sky, Maddison flowers in red, yellow and baby blue, Elise flowers in yellow and mini Maddison flowers in baby blue and red.

And here are some close ups:

So don't forget all you need to do is:
Create a layout that is inspired by summer days, using summery colour combination and has at least 3 pieces of FWAB products.
Be sure to upload your entries into the FWAB Gallery for your chance to win a glorious FWAB prize pack.

You have until the end of November.
Thanks for looking 
Judith xx

Monday, November 17, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches Nov 1st sketch

Good morning. I hope you all had a good weekend. I managed to get a little scrapping down but mainly for DT work.

One layout I finished last week was for the first November sketch over at Stuck?!Sketches

Here is my interpretation:

This Bo Bunny Zippedee Doodle is another collection I've had for a while but never used. It seemed perfect to go with these photos of my daughters Doodle art on Starbucks coffee cups. Starbucks is her head to place when we go into the city and we often take our cups out and wash them so she has some to decorate.

Here is the sketch which my page is based on:

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Saturday, November 15, 2014

My guy

Kaisercraft have brought out another great boy range - Off the Wall, a great range to scrap my teenage son. 
I created this layout using it and based my layout on The Scrapbook Store November sketch.  I have also entered it in the Kaisercraft Saturday November Challenge no. 2 which was to create a masculine layout using Kaisercraft.
This photo was taken a couple of months ago when we went on a day trip down to Lorne. We all got new sunglasses that day. 

Besides using Off the Wall, I also used some Kaisercraft wood veneer cogs, some background stamps and silver embossed some brackets which were also from Kaisercraft.

Here are some close ups:

And here is the sketch I based my layout on:
November 2014 Sketch Competition

I rotated the sketch.

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Friday, November 14, 2014

I'm back

Wow, I've been a bit slack over the last six weeks. My son has had his final VCE exams and I think I have been doing all his worrying for him and that seems to have affected my creative mojo. Now the exams are finished it seems to have miraculously reappeared and I have actually scrapped 2 pages in 2 days. Anyway I thought today I'd share with you a couple of pages from last month. In fact they were the only 2 pages I did last month.
The first I did for The Scrapbook Store sketch challenge using lots of Flourish with a Bling.

Anyway, onto my layout:
I have layered some FWAB Jack Vines in green with some rhinestone flourishes which form part of FWAB Kate’s Corner Flourish in Silver
In the bottom cluster I have used two new flowers – a FWAB Elise flower in green and a small FWAB Maddison flower in lilac. I also used some more bits of Jack Vine and Kate’s Corner Flourish. They are all seated on a piece of grass out ofFWAB’s Lee’s Tree. You can also see I sprinkled a few purple adhesive pearls and silver rhinestones which also come out of the Kate’s Corner Flourish pack. I also used a rhinestone for the chipboard bunny’s eye!
In the middle cluster I used a FWAB Maddison flower in lilac together with a mix of other small flowers.
In the top cluster I have again used a FWAB Maddison flower in lilac but teamed it up with two FWAB Elise flowers in lilac. Again I added a few flowers from my own collection.
To finish off I added a few pieces of chipboard which I gessoed and coloured with a mix of Faber Castel gelatoes and stencilled some texture paste.

And this one I did for Anna's Craft Cupboard sketch challenge using the Sept cupcake kit from A Piece of Cake Designs

Thanks for looking and I hope to be a bit more regularly this month.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Full reveal of Rainbow Splendour guest designer page


Just realised I haven't shared the full version of the page I created for my guest designer spot at  Rainbow Splendour earlier this month. I'm enjoying scrapping my 17 year old son at the moment. We bought him this suit for his valedictory dinner, which was a couple of nights ago. Hard to believe he will be leaving school next week and his exams will all be over in a month.

For the background I sprayed some Glimmer mist through a Kaisercraft stencil. Then I added the little dots using Viva Decor Ferro and a Crafters Workshop stencil. Then I stamped a few times with Distress ink and my favourite stamp from Scrap FX. Finally I added some raw chipboard chicken wire. I used a mix of Echo Park pp and a mix of embellishments from Rainbow Splendour - the fabric pinwheel, the heart and the felt chevron, Little Yellow Bicycle and Pink Paislee.

Here are a few close ups:

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FWAB sneak peek and Flowers galore

Just popping in to let you know that my latest page for Flourish with a Bling is up on the blog today:

Here is a sneak peek:

I have used lots of the new flowers. They are now available in lots of new colours and there are some new small Maddison flowers. You can find them all here and what's more they are on sale at only $2 a pack for the whole of October.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Rainbow Splendour guest designer pt 2

Just to let you know that my second page as Guest Designer is up on the Rainbow Splendour blog. You can find it here:

Here's a sneak peak:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Scrap the Boys Sept challenge

Yay, I have managed to get Layout No. 14 for the month done! This one is for Scrap the Boys The September challenge is 'Domesticated'. This is a layout of DS. We sent him to Montessori Preschool when he was 3 as he really needed something to stimulate him more than the 2 hours a week 3-yr old kinder. There they believed in the children cutting up their own apples and washing up their plates after eating. I toyed with making this photo black and white as I didn't think I would be able to match it with the purpley top DS is wearing but decided to pick up on the read and turqoise of the washing up and the brown stripe of his sweat shirt. The pp from the Rough and Tumble Carta Bella collection went well with the photo and was another collection I had bought (just the 6x6 pad and stickers) and never used. The die cut background is from Jillibean Soup and I also used a pinwheel from Rainbow Splendour and a flair from D-Lish Scraps.

And here is a couple of close ups.

Thanks for looking
Judith xx

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches 1st Sept sketch

Back with another layout. This is the 13th I've completed this month. Really pleased to get back into the scrapping groove.
Last weekend DD and I went to The Block Glasshouse Open for Inspection. She got her photo taken with some of the contestants and with Kyle and Kara from Fans v Faves, who were her favourite couple last year. Everyone waiting in line was given a pink t-shirt to wear to promote the Breast Cancer Council. It had the logo 'Real men wear pink' on it. I decided to scrap a page about it.
Here is my take on the Stuck?! sketch for 1st September. 

and here is the sketch it was based on.

You never know I might get one or 2 more pages finished this month!

Judith xx

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Sept challenge

Hi, back for a second time today to share my take on the Off the Rails Scrapbooking challenge this month.
As soon as I saw the mood board for this months challenge I knew I had the perfect photo to go with it. Last time we were in the UK, Eleanor tried on this blue and gold mask and I snapped a picture of her doing so. I've been meaning to scrap it for ages and had already got some chipboard to go with it.
Anyway here is my take - used up a bit more of my old Basic Grey stash here.

I covered my chipboard mask with Viva Decor Inka Gold in cobalt blue and then got out the old kindyglitz in gold and outlined the edges and the swirls.

I had some homemade felt flowers that matched perfectly and added a {ScrAp this!} gold doily cut in half.

I stamped and embossed a feather as a background to each cluster before adding real feathers.

Thanks for looking.

Judith xx

Final The Scrap Suite cybercrop challenge

This is the last page I created for the cybercrop over at The Scrap Suite. The challenge was to created a project/layout upcycling something. I had several starts at this before coming up with this take:

I upcycled the background of some alphas, some tin foil from a patty tin which I die cut and embossed and a couple of clothes tags. I love how it turned out. I used some pp and embellishments from the Kaisercraft Attitude range, some black wire, some  metal washers. I also stamped and embossed some circles.
Here are some close ups:

Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Anna's Craft Cupboard September Sketch challenge

Back to share with you my take on the sketch challenge over at Anna's Craft Cupboard this month.
Here is my take:

The photo is of my DD in one of the laneways which is famous for its graffiti in Melbourne.
I used a lot of Viva Decor Ferro on this one. I used gold for the stencilled brick work and on the chipboard arrow and iron on the cogs (which I then rubbed with a bit of gold buff).
And here are a few close ups.

I painted the chipboard title with Shimmerz paint and inked with gold.

Here is the original sketch that my page is based on:
September 2014 Sketch Challenge

Thanks for looking.
Judith xx

Friday, September 19, 2014

Challenge Yourself #10 Fall favourites

I decided to join in again this month with Challenge Yourself The challenge this time is tell them what you like about Autumn and of course include a photo of yourself. Autumn is my favourite season so this was easy. I love the changing colours, the crunchy leaves, the cooler weather and capturing it all in photos. We have an annual family photo taken in Autumn.
Here is my take:
 I used some old Basic Grey Green at Heart patterned paper and stickers and created a bit of a background with some texture paste, paint and a stencil.
Here are a few close ups:
I have used some left over pieces of FWAB Jack Vine in Green
And then layered some FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish in Olive Green over the top.
For my tree I used a FWAB Lee’s Tree and die cut some leaves out of patterned paper and arranged them around the tree.
Thanks for looking
Judith xx

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Scrap Suite (aka D-lish Scraps) cybercrop


It's been ages since I participated in a cybercrop. D-lish Scraps ran one for it's birthday earlier this year and due to the huge response has started having monthly crops. I managed to find the time and enthusiasm to take part this month. So far I have done 4 of the challenges. Just one more to go.
Anyway here are the pages I have created so far:

For Wendy's challenge 2 to use blue, orange and green

I am loving creating busy layouts at the moment with lots of embellishments and textures.

Finally, got around to using these felt numbers from {ScrAp This!}

I used a Dyan Reaveley stencil and some ink. The cute scissors are from Studio Calico.

Leanne's Challenge 3 was to create a project using numbers and at least 3 shapes.
Here is my take:

I used some number pp and my shapes were hearts, circles and arrows. I used some pp from Jillibean Soup and some of the embellishments and title are also from JS.

I used a Charms Creations Heavenly Heart.

A {ScrAp This!} arrow

Some wood veneer and epoxy chevrons from D-Lish Scraps.

Agnus's Challenge 4 was to incorporate tags into your project
Here is my take:

I had one tag (the top right hand one) which was from Pink Paislee Portfolio collection. I made the others to match using some Echo Park and Fancy Pants pp. I also actually used a tag from the suit which is the subject of the page.

I embossed some brackets. The cogs and flair are from D-Lish Scraps. I also used my favourite Scrap FX stamp again!

Finally, I did the Queen of the Crop challenge, which was to scrap about some photo related and include a photo embellishment.
This is a photo of DH on Christmas Day during our Family photo shoot.

I had fun glittering the wood veneer. So much so that when DH got home from work he noticed I had bits scattered over my face!! I also had a bit of disaster as I dropped a green ink pad ink side down onto the white cardstock in the top right hand corner, so I had to amend my design to cover it.

The cute Santa and tree stickers are from Doodlebug. The wood veneer stars are from D-Lish Scraps and the HOHOHO and 25th are from Kaisercraft.

Well, if you've got to the end of this post well done!!

Judith xx