Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Studio Challenges

I haven't done a challenge here for ages...don't know why!!  I loved this sketch...and did keep to it!!!!!!!!!! I always seem to have lots of photos to scrap so a multi photo layout is super!!

This is the sketch...

The challenge ends on 2nd February...so be quick to have a go!!!

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Scrap Our Stash - 11

Another sketch at Scrap Our Stash and you had to use pre-made numbers.

Here is my layout....

The numbers are the date bottom right!  I am improving on keeping to the sketch!! LOL

Here is the sketch....


The challenge ends on the 29th January...so hurry to enter!!

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Scrapping4Fun - Challenge 9

I have been blog hopping and found another challenge!!!
This one was definitely different in that you used the initial of your name and then chose a colour beginning with that letter!!!!!!! Colours beginning with 'J' are thin on the ground....so I settled for Jade as that was the only one I could come up with!! LOL The other colour I picked was white!

The challenge ends on the 6th February....so plenty of time to enter!!!

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Tando Creative

I have just found this challenge...I use Tando chipboard and love it....but didn't know they did challenges!!!!!!!

This is my layout for the 'BOLD AND BRIGHT' challenge!! I love their arrows....so different!!

The challenge ends on the 31st January...so still time to enter!!

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Me and Mine Challenge

I have just found this blog and there was a fun sketch challenge...I do love a sketch!!!

This is my layout.....

I had lots of odd white alphas with no vowels so used them over a sheet of white cardstock....and then inked them a bit!!  At least I have used them.....cleared a bit of space and not wasted them!! The arrow is going round '5th' because that is the year that Alex is in!!

Here is the sketch....and I didn't do too badly with it!!  LOL


The challenge ends on the 31st January so still time to enter!!

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The new die cut challenge is something to wear!
Here is my card...

I don't think this is suitable for everyone...and certainly not me!!!! LOL

The challenge ends on 5th February...so plenty of time to enter!!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Scrap 365

This is my layout for the Scrap365 challenge....

...and this is the sketch....

I am not very good with 'white' space....so have to fill it up!!  I have kept the shape....just made it bigger!!  LOL  These photos were from this Christmas Eve!!!!

The challenge ends on 14th February...so lots of time to enter!!

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My Creative Sketches

Super sketch for January.....I do love a sketch!!! Obviously I made a few additions!!!

These photos were taken on our caravan holiday last year.  The children love Partyring biscuits and while Sharon popped out to get more milk for breakfast they started their breakfast with these biscuits!!!  Well they thought it hilarious to use them to peep through....only Nicholas and Cassie couldn't quite do it like Alex!!! 

Here is the sketch...


The challenge runs until 14th February....so loads of time to enter!!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Core'dinations have a sketch card challenge...love Core'dinations.....this is my card!

This is the sketch....

core sept sketch-001
Challenge ends on the 25th January...so be quick to enter!!

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This is the second sketch of the month and I thought it would be suitable for photos from Krakow. The sketch was two photos but I printed two on each 6x4 which wasn't a problem as I was going to put them together to look like the sketch!!  This is where it went wrong!!  I  printed them  'landscape' instead of 'portrait'!!  It wasn't until I had triple mounted them that I realised that I didn't have enough room for the extra papers etc......I did cut lots of different bracket shapes but in the end I gave in and finished the layout as you see!!!!!!!

I am pleased with the end result.  My first layout of our trip to Krakow and some of the nice bits......we had a super time but obviously some of the time it was very sad!!

This is the sketch....

Still time to enter as the challenge closes at the end of the month!!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Page Maps

Love Page Maps......in fact Sharon bought me the book for one of my Christmas presents!!!

Here is the sketch for the current sketch challenge...


Here is my layout.....and I did keep to the sketch....mostly!!!

Texture paste, masking and misting on this one!!!!!!!!!!

The challenge runs until 26th January....so still time to enter!!

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Scrappy Friends

I do like the challenges at the Scrappy Friends.....although this month I forgot Kelly's color challenge....sorry Kelly!!!!!!

I scrapped some photos from our trip to Colchester Zoo....and managed to fit in the other 3 friends!!

This is the sketch from Brenda. I did turn it!!!


Rochelle did TicTacToe and I chose the bottom line Mist, 3 photos and Buttons.
I masked and used textured paste on the right hand side and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist.

Kristi's was to use a word from the 'Wordle' block.....I chose HAPPY!!

Sorry Kelly that I missed your color combo....I will try harder next month!!!

The challenges run until the end of the month...so still time to enter!!

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Scrap Our Stash

This is definitely what I have to do....Scrap My Stash!!!

The challenge this month is 5-4-3-2-1.....another challenge that was quite hard and I had to think about!!

I scrapped photos of a crabbing day down at the beach.....the children love it!!  Catch the crabs....count them....put them back!!!  I do wonder if the crabs get fed up being caught and put back!!! LOL  As both the boys got 'pinched' I guess they do!!! Hence the title 'Crabs Pinch'!!!!!!!!!!

5 = Photos
4 = Patterned Papers
3 = 3x3 shells
2 = 2 Word Title (or could have 2 cardstock!)
1 = Rubon ( the word 'summer' in the bottom cluster) 
The papers I used were Kaisercraft Rock Pool Collection which I have had for ages so about time I used them!!! LOL

The challenge runs until the end on the month so lots of time to enter!!

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Paper Secrets

The challenge at Paper Secrets was to use a sketch and things that began with the letters W I N T E R....this was harder than it looked!!!

For my layout I used photos of Alex at his class assembly last year.

This is the sketch....

W = White cardstock
I   = Ink...I used Sticky Fingers Autumn Gold Ink on the background. Also inked the edges of some of the papers.
N = Number 4.  Number 9 is highlighted as this was his age.
T = Template...I used an alphabet template for the background and the Autumn Gold Ink.  I used a Tape roller to stick it all down...but you can't see that!! LOL
E = Eyelets....these don't see the light of day much so it was a chance to use some!! Also used some school Embellishments.
R = RicRac  
I think I covered it all!!!!!!!!!!!
I was pleased with the end result....and it made me think!!!  LOL

The challenge ends on 31st January....so lots of time to enter!!

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Frosted Designs

The challenge at Frosted Designs is 'Polka Dots'!!!  OOhh...I do love a dot!!!  Most of my layouts seem to have some sort of dot....so this challenge was right up my street!!!

This layout has three different polka dots!!!

The challenge runs until 31st January....so plenty of time to enter!!!

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Colorful Creations

Colorful Creations have a new home and the first challenge is a sketch!!


I have scrapped photos from our caravan holiday last year....still trying to catch up!!!

I kept to the sketch...mostly...just tweaked it a bit....I am not good with 'white' space so filled it up a bit more!!! LOL

The challenge ends on the 30th January....so plenty of time to enter!!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sarah's Cards

The sketch challenge at Sarah's cards uses more than one photo....which is good for me as I always have too many photos!!!!
The photos are from Cassie's 4th birthday....I got her some girly lego so she had her own and didn't have to ask the boys for theirs!!!

Here is the sketch....followed it quite well...I am getting better!!!!

The challenge closes on the 31st January so plenty of time to enter!!!

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Loved this sketch...was just right for a layout of a photo from Lapland!!  It looks wonky...but it isn't really!!

This is the sketch......

I kept to it quite well....even to the snowflakes!!!

The challenge ends on 16th January...so I have just made it!

There is also a Die Cut challenge - Snowman which ends on the 23rd January so still time to enter!!!

Here is my card with a die cut snowman!!!


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pixels and Paper

The challenge here is an inspirational picture.....


This is my layout......

Challenge closes on the 31st January...so lots of time to enter!!

Scrapping Everyday Miracles

The January challenge is 'Friends Forever'.

I have done a mixed media wall hanging for Jean.

I used an MDF board that I bought at Ally Pally (about time I used it!!) and used paper, music sheet, paste, masks, paint, sprays and lots of bits for texture. Fun to do but very messy!!!

They also have a sketch card challenge.

This is the sketch....

The challenges ends on the 21st January so still time to enter!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 First Challenge!!

My mojo went walkabout for a little while...but now the New Year is here.....and this is my first challenge!

I used a photo of Lee wearing Cassie's shower cap because it was so funny!!  Lee shaves his head and I got the shower cap for Cassie to save her hair getting wet when she showers/baths...and when Lee put it on she said..." You have no hair Daddy...you only have a head"!!!!  So true...but so funny from a 4year old!!!!!!  So it had to be scrapped!!!

I used the sketch + buttons from Scrapology......

The challenge ends on 5th February so lots of time to enter!!

I also found a new blog....Punky Scraps.. 
......and their challenge ends on the 20th January...so be quick to enter!!!

The criteria was to include sparkles, mix of alphas, two staples and a fun photo...and to take inspiration from the image!!

I sprinkled sequins over because they were on the hat, used three different alphas, the bottom strips which refer to Cassie's comment are stapled on...and I definitely think it is a fun photo!!!  The inspiration was Christmas and I used a tree and the papers were Ruby Rock-It 'Joyeux Noel' collection.

Thanks for visiting and a happy New Year!!!