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

Scrapbookit September Challenge

I have been on quite a scrapping roll this week so decided to give the Scrapbookit September challenge a go.
It included quite a lot of criteria :
Create a project/layout that includes the following:
*Masculine theme
*the words "My Hero" in the title
*4 patterned papers
*Washi tape
*At least 1 handmade embellishment

I managed to fulfil all the criteria quite easily.
Here is my take:

I scrapped about my husband (male theme), I have "My Hero" in the title, my 4 patterned papers are the background paper, the grey, the navy and the striped paper. I matted my photo with some grey cardstock. I used some grey triangle washi tape. I used grey twine in my tag and around the flair button. I also used some grey ribbon. My handmade items are the tag, which I stamped a sentiment on and embelllished, and the heart from Charms Creations.

Here are some close ups:

My hand made tag, with a Charms Creations Heavenly Heart and a steampunk charm.

An October Afternoon Flair button, one of the arrows I created by stamping onto patterned paper and cutting out, my favourite Scrap FZ stamp, and some stencil work using a Crafters Workshop stencil and some Viva Decor Graphite Ferro.

I stamped and embossed the silver circles and a few washers for effect.

Thanks for looking.

Judith xx

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Scrapbook Store Sept sketch

One of my aims this month (apart from doing more scrapping than last month) is to use some of those paper collections that I have bought and never got around to using for one reason or another. I bought this collection from Carte Bella for the sole purpose of scrapping my son and his participation in a chess tournament last year but never got any photos. He was selected to be captain this year but unfortunately I didn't get any photos again so managed to set up a chess board and get him to sit next to it when he got home from school, so I could at least get a chess themed photo!
Anyway, here is my layout. I decided to keep it fairly simple.

And a couple of close ups:

And here is the sketch from The Scrapbook Store that I based my layout on.

September 2014 Sketch Competition

Thanks for looking.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Challenge Yourself

Just managed to scrape this in by the skin of my teeth. The challenge was to scrap your age. This year was a big one for me - turning 50 but there is a lot to enjoy about being that age. Here is my take anyway.

And a few close ups. I made some matching felt flowers.
 Loving this Scrap FX chippy corner.

Using my new Scrap FX stamp bought at Paperific last weekend.

Judith xx

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Guest designer at Rainbow Splendour

Back near the beginning of the year Chloe asked me if I'd like to be a guest designer for Rainbow Splendour. That time has now come. I'm guest designer for September and October and my first page has just gone live at the Rainbow Splendour blog. I would love you to check it out and leave a comment.
In the mean time here's a sneak peak


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

FWAB / Rainbow Splendour Product Swap

Last week over on the FWAB blog we had a week of projects using Flourish with a Bling and Rainbow Splendour products. Chloe who is on the Design Team at FWAB is the owner of Rainbow Splendour and she supplied us with some of her cute felt and die cut products to use. Be sure to go to her blog and check her work out.
Here is what I created:

Rainbow Splendour products used were a black glitter foam poloroid frame and a couple of white glitter foam feathers.

 I also created a card

For this I used the the remaing flourishes and the frame from FWAB Bella Rhinestone flourishes and I matched this with Rainbow Splendour feathers in white, black and spotty vellum and a grey felt bow. Here are a couple of close ups.

Hope to be back tomorrow to share something special.